How Can a Realtor Help Me When I’m Facing Foreclosure?

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IL – While most people think of realtors as a person you turn to only when you’re buying or selling a home; many don’t realize that a realtor’s expertise in the housing industry can help you in other ways also. If you are facing possible foreclosure, turning to a realtor for help may be one of the smartest options to choose. While realtors can’t give legal advice about handling foreclosures, they can show you many options that are available to you as both a home owner facing possible foreclosure and as a possible home buyer if you should have to release your home to the lender. Click here to discover how other sellers successfully did a short sale and avoided foreclosure. 1.) The right realtor will know the area well and be able to guide you as to how others in your situation in the same area have handled similar circumstances. 2.) A realtor can explain “Short Sales” to you; which could be an option for you depending upon your situation. 3.) Your realtor should be able to explain possible options for re-financing, doing a “short sale”, seeing if a loan modification is an option or perhaps even a mortgage forbearance. There may be other possible options available in your area; including any governmental or non-profit organizations that may be able to help. 4.) Working with one realtor you can trust will not only establish a friend with useful information, but they will be there after the foreclosure when you’re going to need to know where to turn. They will have options available for you from rental units to get you through this tough spot, to possibly even purchasing a new home. You may be surprised at the options available. Having someone experienced in the business will be a plus no matter which direction you go once you finish the foreclosure process. 5.) Find a realtor in the area that truly cares. Yes, we are realtors to make money; it is our job. But we are also human beings and should remember to work with you while making you feel as good as possible with the options you may have. Perhaps this is a dark moment for you and your family but the truth is, if you have a good realtor you should have a good chance at finding a decent home, either as a rental or other possible ways of purchasing it. That’s where an experienced realtor comes in… we know the “other possible ways” out there. Thinking about a short sale? I can help you short sale your property and get back on your feet. Send me an e-mail at I will contact you for a free consultation. When we talk, I will explain how the process works in detail and answer any questions you may have. Or, if you prefer, you can call me at (847) 338-0180 Discover how other sellers successfully completed a short sale and request a free consultation by clicking here. Thinking about a loan modification? Our loan modification kit has the instructions you will need to get a loan modification approved with your bank. Click here to request a copy. Thanks for reading this, Dennis Toomey. Dennis is a Real Estate Broker at RE/MAX Action. Short Sales Realtor: Phone: (847) 338-0180. For Real Estate that's hassle free, just pick up the phone and leave it TOoMEy! View My homes for sale at Dennis Toomey specializes in loan modification assistance and short sales in Elgin Illinois. Elgin Loan Modification Help, Elgin Short Sales. Elgin Short Sale Realtor IL Short Sales. Realtor. Copyright 2011 SFI Marketing Institute, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Important Notice Dennis Toomey, RE/MAX Action, and the Stop Foreclosure Institute are not affiliated in any way, shape, or form with the government. Our services have not been reviewed or endorse by the government or your lender. Most lenders willingly work with agents on short sales. Why? Because most short sales are beneficial to a lender. If you accept our offer to help you on a short sale, your lender may not agree to a short sale or to modify your loan. We do offer a loan modification kit. However, the likelihood of negotiating a modification is like everything else in life. It takes work and persistence to convince your lender to modify your loan. No matter what you or we do, your lender may not approve a loan modification. We do not recommend that you stop paying your mortgage, because this will cause damage to your credit and could cause you to lose your home. Because we know avoiding foreclosure is so important to any homeowner, we recommend that you speak with the appropriate legal or tax advisor before making any decision. This is not intended as legal, technical, or tax advice. Please speak with a licensed professional before making any decision. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed as of the date of writing. You have the option to reject a short sale or loan modification from your lender if it does not meet your approval. If you decide not to go thru with the short sale, then you do not have to pay us our fee. We normally make a real estate sales commission for helping you on a short sale. The views expressed here are Dennis's personal views and do not reflect the views of RE/MAX Action. This information on How Can a Realtor Help Me When I’m Facing Foreclosure? is provided as a courtesy to our viewers to help them make informed decisions.

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Alan Kirkpatrick
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Good post and great information. Hope you have a super weekend. 

Dec 11, 2011 11:51 AM #1
Bill Reddington
Re/max By The Sea - Destin, FL
Destin Florida Real Estate

The hard part is getting people to talk to you. You just have to put your best foot forward and in most instances listen to what the property owner has to say. Take it from there.

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