A few weeks ago I wrote a blog about an imminent foreclosure for one of my sellers in Mary Esther FL - "The 11th Hour". We had little time and a foreclosure sale date set at the Okaloosa County courthouse steps for 11:00 a.m. the next business day, when I finally got an offer on the property. I wrote how I frantically and repeatedly tried to call and fax Litton Loan Services to stop the sale and consider the short sale offer. How no one would call me back or let me know if the sale had been stopped. I eventually heard back from the bank the next day. They postponed the sale to look at the offer. The short sale was approved two weeks later.
The seller had lost two-thirds of his income, his wife had had a liver transplant, and the home I was selling had been destroyed and then rebuilt by my seller after Hurricane Ivan ruined much of the Emerald Coast. He had bought the home two months before the hurricane hit. The cost to rebuild had added an extra $200,000 to his mortgage. He could no longer make payments, and all his hope in the world and himself were lost. He was seriously depressed and told me "I am not the man I was".
I cannot begin to tell you the relief in my seller's voice and the gratitude in his heart when I told him the short sale was approved, that he would not have a foreclosure. He said he would repay me in any way he could. I told him that I was repaid enough in that it was the most fulfilling sale I ever had.
Wendy Rulnick, Broker, CRP, CRS, GRI, ABR Rulnick Realty, Inc.
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Wendy Rulnick, Realtor and Broker/Owner, has been selling real estate for almost 20 years. She has won numerous awards, including the coveted ADDY for advertising design. An expert marketer of real estate listings, she negotiates successfully to her dients' advantage. She is supported by a team of top buyer specialists. Wendy specializes in real estate sales, short sales, traditional sales on Emerald Coast of Florida: Destin Florida real estate, Santa Rosa Beach, Fort Walton Beach, MaryEsther,Niceville, Bluewater Bay, Navarre, Seagrove Beach, Watercolor, Sandestin, Seaside, Dune Allen, Blue Mountain Beach, Freeport, Rosemary Beach, Mary Esther, Shalimar, Eglin AFB, Hurlburt Field.
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