Short Sales Leave Long Lasting Memories

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams 414-525-0563 57026-90 Broker

   When we saw the real estate market taking a tumble in other parts of the country....we knew it would at some time, make an unwelcome viChicken Littlesit to southeastern Wisconsin.  Agents were leaving the business and if Chicken Little could be might have head the sky  was home prices took a severe dive.  As  Real Estate wanted to put your finger in the wanted it to stop...and for what seemed  like forever, it would not. 

    We went to classes in three states and worked with an attorney in Wisconsin developing our own methods of working our way to successfully closing the dozens of short sales that streamed into our practice. 

     There were many sad stories....and we are thrilled that years later, we have been able to help these same, once underwater Sellers become Big Doghomeowners once again ....getting back to living the American Dream and a fresh start.       In one case, a newly single Mom of three girls had become a widow. The girls had a dog that had been their comfort during this difficult time...he was HUGE...bigger than they were then....and he slept with them, cuddled and comforted them.  He was their security blanket.

      Their Mom knew that finding a place to rent with a dog that size would be very difficult....and so it becoame a daily ritual..."Sally, I know you can fiind a way for me to buy a house." If EVER I wanted a miracle...this was the time. The government would not allow any govenment backed mortgage for years...not iminute after closing on a short sale.   The daily calls and pleading continued....and the sleepless nights ensued...I am sure at their house as well as ours.

     Finally I spoke with the head of mortgage lending at a local credit union...and tugged at her heart strings and urged her to talk to this really Upside down housevery credt worthy Mom who just needed a smaller house....and immediately after closing on a short sale of a much larger one. Becoming a widow very unexpectedly had made it unaffordable.  After what seemed like forever....a preapproval was issued....we went house shopping and found just the right house at the right  price with a big back yard that the both the kids and the dog were going to love. 

     We closed on the short sale in the morning and the new house in the afternoHappily ever afteron....not even I believed it was happening....tears all around...and the happily ever after that this family deserved was finally reality,

     This is a post honoring Short Sale Sellers who not only survived their tragedy but found the strength to once again thrive and grab that great second chance  they so richly deserve. With respect, Sally K. & David L. Hanson, Broker Associates with Keller Williams honored to serve southeastern Wisconsin for all things real estate.

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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker

Good morning Sally. No matter what you do, emotions get involved in some transactions.! A great success story. Enjoy your day!





Feb 05, 2018 04:57 AM #1
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
"Franklin MA Homes"

Good morning, Sally K. & David L. Hanson (Sally).... what a nice story....and this post is a testament to your professionalism and your sincere desire to help others who deserve a second chance....

Feb 05, 2018 05:08 AM #2
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Sally and David. You are incredible and this story has made my day. You went really above and beyond and I cried as I read it.

Feb 05, 2018 05:31 AM #3
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Great job Sally.  Not many agents could have done what is really an impossible task for most.

Feb 05, 2018 05:37 AM #4
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo & Home Sale Specialists

Such a terrific story Sally. You two are the best part of Wisconsin Real Estate!

Feb 05, 2018 05:44 AM #5
Dorie Dillard
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Sally K. & David L. Hanson ,

What a hear warning story. You are right if you're only interested in real estate for the money are missing the best part!

Feb 05, 2018 05:57 AM #6
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

I sold dozens of short sales as well, and staye din touch with many clients who re-established credit and have been buying new homes as of late. It is nice to see happy endings Sally K. & David L. Hanson 

Feb 05, 2018 06:00 AM #7
Nina Hollander
RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

This is truly a lovely story, Sally and David. I remember showing short-sale homes when there were so many of them... and it always tugged at my heart-strings when I was in a beautifully cared for home which was clearly loved by its owners who could no longer stay in it.

Feb 05, 2018 06:04 AM #8
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Thank you very much for sharing your experience and this success story.

Feb 05, 2018 06:09 AM #9
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Love it when I hear these wonderful examples of excellence. You two lead with the heart, and obviously purchasing a short sale was her answer to affordable housing. Great story - and the addition of the dog makes it that much sweeter. 

Feb 05, 2018 07:19 AM #10
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Sally and David - it certainly is heartwarming and emotional and none of you will ever forget. 

Feb 05, 2018 07:53 AM #11
Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia

Another good story!  As to short sales, some of my longest lasting memories weren't in the good category!  Disasters!

Feb 05, 2018 08:39 AM #12
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Sally and David there is nothing short about short sales, and not everyone can pull them off.

Feb 05, 2018 04:25 PM #13
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I remember the days of being able to talk with the lender and underwriter and personalize the buyer. Now it is so mechanical and unrelenting. Nice story, Sally and David.

Feb 05, 2018 10:15 PM #14
James Dray
Fathom Realty AR LLC - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Sally.

I have dealt with several of these in my short time in this business.  One cannot allow themselves to get emotionally involved, but it happens.  Good for you and David.  I'm sure she'll be singing your praises for a long time

Feb 06, 2018 12:44 AM #15
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Helping people, especially the ones that are a tough situation that needs housing the most with kids. Lead the charge like Sally K. & David L. Hanson do. You are a great example of how you adjusting your "sales" when real estate winds change direction. You weather the storm and help your short sales make the long leap to the dry land of real estate closings one after another in your market place. Shore sales should be called long sales.

Feb 06, 2018 03:27 AM #16
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Thank you for sharing the story. Your clients are lucky to be working with you.

Feb 06, 2018 05:19 AM #17
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,

I do short sales now - and they are rewarding in many instances - I have people cry to be done with that misery! 

Feb 06, 2018 07:22 AM #18
Gloria Todor
Century 21 Absolute Realty - Media, PA
& Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA

Sally and David, Many local banks and credit unions really did come through during the rough years as your story pointed out.  Such a wonderful ending to a very hard situation!  Great work!

Feb 07, 2018 09:33 AM #19
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

What a lovely story Sally K. & David L. Hanson and one that makes us all love what we do when we can help someone like this during such dark times.

Feb 12, 2018 07:42 PM #20
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