The Emotional Rollercoaster of a Carmichael Short Sale

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Gold DRE #00697006

carmichael short saleI'm such a sucker for a short sale happy ending. It's what makes doing my job worthwhile. I love calling my sellers toward the end of the day to tell them their short sale has closed.

I get notices in the morning from title to let me know, for example, that a loan has funded. Once a loan has funded, barring unforeseen circumstances, that short sale is going to close escrow. We just closed a Carmichael short sale that had been a long emotional road for sellers. They struggled for months about whether to sell as a short sale, and foreclosure was coming up in a month or so.

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Elizabeth Weintraub is co-partner of Weintraub & Wallace Team of Top Producing Realtors, an author, home buying expert at The Balance, a Land Park resident, and a veteran real estate agent who specializes in older, classic homes in Land Park, Curtis Park, Midtown, Carmichael and East Sacramento, as well as tract homes in Elk Grove, Natomas, Roseville and Lincoln. Call Elizabeth Weintraub at 916.233.6759. Put our combined 80 years of real estate experience to work for you. Broker-Associate at RE/MAX Gold. DRE License # 00697006.

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Suzanne McLaughlin
Sabinske & Associates, Inc. (Albertville, St. Michael) - Saint Michael, MN
Sabinske & Associates, Realtor

Congratulations on another successful short sale, Elizabeth.  They are never easy, but they are very satisfying.

Aug 24, 2012 12:11 PM #1
Melissa Zavala
Broadpoint Properties - Escondido, CA
Broker, Escondido Real Estate, San Diego County
This might be the first time during my entire life on AR that your blog has appeared in the evening (at least that I have noticed). I'm glad to hear about your short sale closing!
Aug 24, 2012 12:13 PM #2
DeeDee Riley
Lyon Real Estate - El Dorado Hills CA - El Dorado Hills, CA
Realtor - El Dorado Hills & the Surrounding Areas

Congratulations Elizabeth!  I was hoping to close one today as well.  Just last week the buyer's lender informed us they would need to add the wife to the contract so she would be on the loan requiring a new approval from the short sale lender.  And now they are wanting signatures on everything even though we addressed it in an addendum delaying it even further to where it will need an extension now as well.  I tell you, it has been emotionally draining on me as well, I can't even imagine how the sellers feel!

Have a great weekend!

Aug 24, 2012 12:46 PM #3
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Rogers, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Elizabeth another success I see congrats

Aug 24, 2012 10:32 PM #4
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%
RE/MAX Gold - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

Hi Suzanne: I find that short sales in general are more satisfying after closing primarily because clients are so relieved, but I'm in escrow now with a seller who is 82, and it's not a short sale, and I feel like I am providing an extremely valuable service for her.

Hi Melissa: What a good eye for observation! Yes, this is the first time I've done that but only because I left my blog in draft mode by mistake and only noticed it last night.

Hi DeeDee: Oy, I feel your pain, as I've had lenders come with these last minute "solutions" as well in a short sale. Makes you want to pound them on the head and scream: What the hell is wrong with you? But being a polite professional, I cover the phone before screaming.

They don't realize that we then need a whole new approval letter and that could start the entire process over. The problem is they often don't think at all because that kind of problem should have been resolved before the offer was ever written.

Hi James: I've had a handful of closings over the past few days so August has been a really good month for me. A lot of lockboxes to pick up.

Aug 25, 2012 12:40 AM #5
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