Not Every Nationstar Short Involves an Auction

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The biggest problem with Nationstar short sales is they don't seem to want to participate in the HAFA short sale program, and probably the reason they don't do it is because they can make a lot more money by doing the auction scenario. I mean, they have to make money from the auction. They own the auction company, and they charge an additional 5% to the buyer, providing the buyer is not the original buyer presently in contract.

I can honestly say I have never really completed a Nationstar short sale auction because nobody outside of the transaction has ever submitted a bid that was accepted during the auction process, and the one time a bid won the auction, it was our original buyer who had submitted the winning bid, and then he canceled anyway so we had to start over.

However, not every Nationstar short sale is allowed to go to the auction process. You can read more about how this works in my personal blog today at this link: How a Nationstar Short Sale With Freddie Mac Closed After 6 Months.

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Mike Rock
Complete Design - Granite Bay, CA
Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less

i am sorry, i dislike auctions. i dont like having them held, i dont like attending, and i dont like anything about the process. i know it can work. it also works to stand at the corner of watt and fair oaks and hold a sign saying realtor will work for food...but i wouldnt do that either... (it wud say i work for oreos)

Oct 28, 2015 03:55 AM #1
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

I've got two Short Sales with NationStar right now. One is all about the auction.  The other is easy, peasy and under review.

Oct 28, 2015 07:33 AM #2
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Rogers, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Good morning Elizabeth.  There is no link to your post today so I could not read it.  Only been involved in one auction.  I was there just to make sure all the paperwork was filled out correctly.

Oct 28, 2015 08:15 PM #3
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
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Good morning Elizabeth. I have purchased a number of properties at auction, but also as short sales. For me, it doesn't matter, as long as I get the property that I want, but many of my clients have been on the short end of a short sale.

Oct 28, 2015 09:01 PM #4
Conrad Allen
Re/Max Professional Associates - Webster, MA
Webster, Ma, Realtor

Hi Elizabeth.  I like to purchase homes at auctions.  There was no link today.

Oct 28, 2015 09:16 PM #5
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Elizabeth, having no experience with short sales, this is foreign territory for me.   We do not see many auctions here.

Oct 28, 2015 10:37 PM #6
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