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Strategies to Market your Gainesville Short Sale

Strategies to Market your Gainesville Short Sale – Anson Properties has expert Gainesville Short Sale Realtors who have successfully handled short sale listings, require listing periods of no less than 1 year on the Gainesville Short Sale Homes. During the listing period, short sale lenders are observing the status of the property. If it takes a period of time for the listing to be approved, the lenders may request an extension of the short sale to be listed. It is necessary to make sure to get duration of one year for the listings to avoid trouble. If it is near on the time-frame given, that’s the instant wherein we obtain another extension for the listing.

Aside from having 12 month listing period for the short sale, there are several points to take note while the listing duration is on-going. Here they are:

• Have a Marketing List of all the online and offline postings you have done. Track the post that you are listing on and the date of posting. Take notes of all the internet sites where you are posting on, like your blog, Trulia, Postlets, Realbird, Craigslist, Activerain, and others.

Provide an efficient showing schedule. MLS can provide a schedule system for showings where it produces a response form through email that can be printed along with other showings that the system has generated.

The showing sheet involves the name of agent, their phone number, brokerage name, time, and date. In the lower portion, you can also add a comment area for prospect buyers to fill in.

Store your Listing Files in an organize manner. There are several digital platforms like Dropbox and Google Documents wherein you can keep a soft copy of all your listing files. Aside from keeping digital files, it is best if you have a folder of the files in your very own office. The digital files are just a back-up for online transactions and other matters.

• For every short sale listing, keep a pricing history. In MLS, a pricing history is kept but it is important to have a paper file on-hand for emergency needs. You can keep them on the listing files as well.

If it is necessary, a seller will sign into a contract that Anson Properties are authorize to reduce the price of their home if it is needed in order to sell the property.

Other Articles to Read:

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3 mistakes to avoid when short selling your Gainesville home

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Military homeowners to get short sale assistance

Call Stephanie Anson today at 352-260-0153 for a confidential phone interview regarding your options.

Please seek legal advice. This information is for informational purposes only.


Contact Stephanie Anson, CLHMS, CDPE, SFR, Realtor®, Anson Properties LLC. Licensed Realtors® in Florida at 352-260-0153 to list your property for sale or to purchase a property in Gainesville, Archer, Alachua, High Springs, Waldo, Keystone Heights, Hawthorne, Melrose, Cross Creek, LaCrosse, Williston, Earlton, Ocala, Micanopy, Newberry, Kanapaha, Haile Plantation, Duck Pond and the rest of Alachua County Florida, Orange County Florida and Seminole County Florida. We are accepting referrals. Gainesville Short Sale Agents

  

Gainesville Short Sale Agent and Attorney Communication

Gainesville Short Sale Agent and Attorney Communication
Short Sales sometimes carry a bad stigma when it comes to the amount of time it takes to work through the short sale process. Though short sale lenders are improving their process timelines there is still much to be said about taking 4 – 6 months to work a file and keep both the buyer and seller on pins and needles.

It is important to have an attorney as part of your short sale to assist in answering any legal questions that may arise. If legal counsel is sought I would recommend doing so in the very beginning. You will also want to ensure the attorney you speak with not only handles (processes) short sales but also has plenty of experience. There are many attorneys out there that are great and those that have not navigated short sales, do not understand how to work with the banks and look out for their bottom line. Please make sure to do your homework on the attorney you hire and find out how experienced they are.

If and when you decide to bring an attorney on board it is imperative that you communicate with your short sale agent. Lack of communication and not having both your attorney and short sale agent on the same page can be detrimental to your short sale. You very well may experience delays, file holds, and refusal from the bank to work with your short sale agent.

Even if you provided your Gainesville Real Estate Agent authorization to work with the lender, bringing an attorney in after the file is established can prevent your agent from moving the file forward. The attorney must provide authorization as well for the short sale bank to continue to communicate with your agent.

I had a client who took advice from a friend and hired an attorney midstream of the short sale. I was not informed up front prior to the attorney contacting the lender and the file went on hold. The attorney was hired for short sale approval letter advice only but it prohibited me from having any communication with the negotiator until I was able to get a written and signed letter on letterhead from the attorney stating I was authorized on the account. Unfortunately, the attorney right after being hired was to be out for 4 weeks on medical leave and the file was unable to move forward.

The negotiator needed information from a representative of the file and I was unable to help since I needed the attorney authorization and the he was no where to be found. Since he was his sole office, no partners, I was unable to have another attorney provide it on his behalf. I had the seller contact the lender directly and write a letter stating they no longer were working with the attorney and wanted to file to continue. The negotiator demanded a letter from the attorney stating so. The seller finally retained another attorney to write the letter and provide the representation in order to prevent the file from being closed and from losing the buyer.

We had a successful closing but not without some unneeded delays and additional work on behalf of many parties involved.

Other Articles to Read:

Why Don’t I Just Let the Bank Foreclose?

3 mistakes to avoid when short selling your Gainesville home

Gainesville Short Sale Cost

My Gainesville Home Need Repairs, Can I still Short Sale?

Call Stephanie Anson today at 352-260-0153 for a confidential phone interview regarding your options.

Please seek legal advice. This information is for informational purposes only.


Contact Stephanie Anson, CLHMS, CDPE, SFR, Realtor®, Anson Properties LLC. Licensed Realtors® in Florida at 352-260-0153 to list your property for sale or to purchase a property in Gainesville, Archer, Alachua, High Springs, Waldo, Keystone Heights, Hawthorne, Melrose, Cross Creek, LaCrosse, Williston, Earlton, Ocala, Micanopy, Newberry, Kanapaha, Haile Plantation, Duck Pond and the rest of Alachua County Florida, Orange County Florida and Seminole County Florida. We are accepting referrals. Gainesville Short Sale Agents

  

Gainesville Short Sales – Know Your Options

Gainesville Short Sales – Know Your Options To save your home from being foreclosed, Short Sale Agents in Gainesville provide you with options. Review these options to know if they apply to your situation.

1. You may apply for the federal HARP program to know if you are eligible and to your lender’s preferred loan modification program. To know if there are any state programs available to you, go to this federal site. Also, you may apply to the Home Save program under the NACA.

2. You may try getting a second job. This will help greatly in saving your home although it is not often practiced since most people can’t even find a first job in this market. But for some who can, you should grab the opportunity.

3. You should cancel/pay off your credit card debt. Your credit card debt could be a big factor why you couldn’t afford your home. It’s time for you to consider getting heads on with your credit card debt. You may contact your creditors to make a settlement on your debt. You may also offer a lump sum payment, perhaps 50% lower than your balance. Although this will have tax and credit history consequences but it could be one of your best options in saving your home from being foreclosed.

4. You may start a small home business.

5. You may consider renting a room. Try advertising in Craigslist or Trulia for long term rental periods. Check on higher rental rates you can get by renting out your room to individuals who only need short term leases. This is a good option to raise funds quickly.

6. You may short-sell your home. On an average in Gainesville Florida, it takes 684 days for banks to foreclose on and repossess a home. You may have a chance to wait for a loan modification and do a short sale and be eligible for the Mortgage Debt Relief Act that is an income tax exemption which will expire on Dec. 31, 2012. In order to short sale you will first need to list your home for sale with an expert Short Sale Agent in Gainesville.

7. You should work with professionals such as expert real estate agents in Gainesville, Real Estate attorneys, CPA firms or expert certified public accountants if you are trying to apply for a short sale or loan modification. These professionals will provide options available to you.

The downturn in the housing market is now being perceived as the norm and many homeowners are getting pessimistic about their mortgages. Short Sale Agents in Gainesville encourage you not to give up. Your options in avoiding foreclosure are not limited.

Other Articles to Read:

What is a Short Sale?

Short Selling and Renting from the New Owner

Gainesville – Short Sale Banks are Offering Incentives

Are Gainesville Homes for Sale More Affordable?

Call Stephanie Anson today at 352-260-0153 for a confidential phone interview regarding your options.

Please seek legal advice. This information is for informational purposes only.


Contact Stephanie Anson, CLHMS, CDPE, SFR, Realtor®, Anson Properties LLC. Licensed Realtors® in Florida at 352-260-0153 to list your property for sale or to purchase a property in Gainesville, Archer, Alachua, High Springs, Waldo, Keystone Heights, Hawthorne, Melrose, Cross Creek, LaCrosse, Williston, Earlton, Ocala, Micanopy, Newberry, Kanapaha, Haile Plantation, Duck Pond and the rest of Alachua County Florida, Orange County Florida and Seminole County Florida. We are accepting referrals.