As promised in an early post I am letting you know the outcome of my attempts to stop a sheriff's sale with only a day left.
It was not pretty, but with the lender doing everything possible to prevent me from submitting the offer that I had received I was able to coach the homeowner to escalate our request when all our other calls fell on deaf ears. From the foreclosing attorney to the various customer service and loss mitigation agents that refused to take responsibility and instead told us it was impossible to do we were finally able to reach a supervisor that had some common sense and allowed us to submit the paperwork that I had at 6:15 p.m. without homeowner's signatures (husband had left for work - 2nd shift - wife didn't know how to retrieve from computer) and the paperwork that I had at my office. No promises were made since by that time the foreclosure attorney's office had closed but with urgent calls left on voice mails and strong emails sent by the lender apparently the attorney was able to pull the home from the 9:00 a.m. docket at the county courthouse.
Needless to say the homeowner is thrilled that I was able to do this but in reality without his help WE could not have done it.
Now the real business starts. Negotiating the offer, making sure all the paperwork is in order and we can close on this within 30 days.
Stay tuned for further updates as they occur. But remember, nothing is impossible unless you tell yourself it is. Become a solutions and problem solver instead of a sales person. Solve problems, look at the opportunity and you will come out ahead.
I lowered the price on another of my short sale listings and already have another showing tomorrow and so the saga continues.
Embrace the change and keep on smiling!