Foreclosure Help - Making a Difference

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Empire Realty

I am diligently working pre-foreclosures, I am trying to provide consumers with holistic help, walking them through the process, contacting their banks and doing whatever can be done to help them navigate these hard times.

I have a Client that is in poor shape, lost job, loans reset, cars repossessed and the home is getting ready to go. The odds of a short sale are remote as in her area it is ground zero for foreclosures and nothing is moving.

When she first contacted me she had already talked with a credit counselor, mortgage broker, Attorney and other Realtors.  She said that once everyone found out that they could not sell her on their product, credit repair, new loan, bankruptcy or a listing, that they all vaporized.

I am going with her to meet with a bankruptcy attorney next week as a tool to help slow the process. Their only goal, in this stage, is to finish the school year in her home so that her kids are not disrupted.  I already prefaced that I may not be successful in making the short sale but I am going to stick with this family.

I am going to help them navigate these hard times where help appears to be fleeing and make sure that when this is done they will know not everyone helps only when there are immediate returns.  I know I will get my return on investment as this is a young family and once the dust settles their next purchase will be mine.

Take care!


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Comments (4)

Dave Jones
Dave Jones Realty, llc. - Prospect, CT
Broker/Owner - e-PRO Dave Jones Realty llc Prospec
Good luck, and way to stick in there.  Sounds like you are making "Clients for Life".
Jan 17, 2008 11:28 PM
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Keller Williams Realty - Ann Arbor, MI
Ann Arbor Area Real Estate
Wow such an important message to all of us.  It takes many to build a village and we must be willing to help each other.  I just thought of a call I need to make today!  Similiar client...thanks for the reminder.
Jan 17, 2008 11:36 PM
Mirela Monte
Buyers' Choice Realty - North Myrtle Beach, SC
Myrtle Beach Real Estate
Robert, you might want to also consider contacting one of the shortsale facilitator services.  I'll give your number to the one I'm working with.  The counselor actually went through a foreclosure herself many moons ago, so she has been sensitized to your clients' plight.  She's been very successful getting these things approved.  I'm glad you are helping these people.  You are the "Realtor with a Heart!"  May God bless you!
Jan 18, 2008 01:00 AM
Robert Huntsinger
Empire Realty - Upland, CA
Empire Realty Upland, CA - Full Service at a Discount

Dave - That's right, I am in this for the long haul.

Karen - Make that call

Mirela - I have a friend that is using someone out here but I am always up to talking with your person, as the volume increases I can't do everything.  That is everything and have enough time for sleep, oh is it really 4:30am.

Take care!


Jan 18, 2008 10:28 PM

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