I've got several short sale listings right now and I'm pumped up!! I feel like I am really helping people stay in control of their choices in this market, and I'm also selling some GREAT deals!
One thing I've decided is that I am getting the work out package together with or without an offer. If the banks ask where the offer is, I'll tell them its coming!! Heck yeah! Why not? I've got some GREAT homes listed that surely will garner some interest, definite hardships on the part of the sellers, and I'm ready to rock and roll.
I understand that short sales are a special kind of beast. Just because you are talking to Mr. Joe Countrywide today on the phone doesn't mean that he gives a diddly if this deal goes through for the bank or not. He is still getting his $12.50/hour regardless. And you as the agent are working night and day and you actually care about your CLIENT! In case people didn't realize, real estate agents work on commission and don't recieve an hourly pay!! Its our job to get these deals done!
Lots of buyers and buyers agents shy away from the shorts sales, but I am finding more and more of us brave agents who are willing to go the extra mile to get these deals through. Agents, you need to remember this too! If you expect other agents to show your short sale listings, you need to let your buyers see the short sale listings that pop up too!! We all need to work together! And I really believe it can be done.
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