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South Beach Miami Condo Short Sale- 727 14th Place- Park Vintage Condo SOLD and CLOSED.
Original Asking Price $169,777 in September 2010
Lowered price in increments until we got to $149,000 before we got an offer.
Buyer offered $124,500 in March 2011.
Buyer seeking financing, FHA loan from Wells Fargo.
During our short sale evaluation with the seller – we recommended the HAFA program because he met the requirements for HAFA short sale.
Chase serviced the loan. Chase is very slow on HAFA deals in South Florida.
Chase countered buyer’s offer at $144,000.
Buyer accepted the counter.
Then Wells Fargo ( the lender for the new buyer) did their appraisal.
Appraisal comes back at $117,000.
We go back to Chase with new appraisal. Chase will get less than this as an REO.
Chase lowers the price to $117,000.
There were issues with FHA and the Condo Association’s Hazard Insurance policies.
We had to go back to Chase for extensions to the closing. Issues are resolved.
Seller was approved for HAFA so he got $3000 and no deficiency. He was SO happy that he was getting the $3000 because he really did not believe that was going to happen after all the lies that were told to him by Chase during his loan modification process in 2010.
But the night before closing- the closer from Chase called us to tell us that they had $20,000 more than what they needed to net so we could give that $20,000 to our seller at closing!!!!
So our seller received $23,000! You should have heard him on the phone as we told him this awesome news!
How do you choose a Wellington Short Sale agent? If you found this post on the internet you also have found other websites about short sales on page one on your Google or Yahoo or Bing Search.
Just because an agent is on page one on Google does not make him or her a short sale specialist or expert. You may land on a blog or website of someone who has a few articles about Wellington Short sales. But again, look closely at who is writing those articles.
Is this person just having other agents they know from different parts of the country adding articles about short sales? This may be a signal to you that the author of the website does not know how to do short sales for sellers in the Wellington short sale market or the Palm Beach county short sale market.
If you read carefully the articles on these sites that you may find on page one of google for Wellington Short Sale agents, you will find out how much they really know about actually negotiating a successful short sale in the state of Florida. You may read posts and articles from agents who do work with buyers on Wellington short sales but that does not mean by any stretch that this same person has any experience working with sellers on short selling their homes in the state of Florida.
Be careful about messages to call an agent or a company that does not have testimonials from completed and successfully closed short sale listings- where they have represented the seller in the short sale transaction. Always ask for testimonials, always ask for references. Don’t take a person’s word for it that they know how to represent you in your Wellington short sale listing.
Click on our “Testimonials ” tab right here on this Wellington Florida Short Sale website. You will be able to read many references and happy clients who we saved from foreclosure. This is what we do every day. We have helped many, many, many homeowners negotiate a short sale instead of losing their homes to foreclosure.
Don’t take our word for it, listen and read what our Wellington short sale sellers have to say and then call us at 561-753-0135 at International Properties and Investments Inc, a Licensed Florida Real Estate Brokerage.
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Similarly, experience, dedication and absolute dedication in short sales is what makes us the only Wellington FL choice for your short sale. If you want a crack team that has won time and again, we’re here to get to the finish line for you first! We know the lenders and the market like no one else.
When you’re ready to evaluate a short sale in Florida, give us a call. We’re ready to make sure you end up on the winning side.
Forewarning, this is a true story. It illustrates why you should not list your Wellington short sale with agents who are NOT experienced in closing short sales and much less, don’t even know what a short sale is all about.
We got a call from a distraught seller who lives in another state and owns an investment property that he needs to short sale here in Florida.
Here’s the story of the listing agent (not a professional Wellington Short Sale Agent) The agent who listed the property knows that the property has a tenant in it and that tenant needs 24 hours notice for showings. This agent knew this information prior to signing the listing agreement. This agent refuses to set up the showings for the owner because the agent says that is just too many phone calls to make. So the owner sets up the showings with the tenant.
My first question here is why don’t you have a showing desk to set up the showings, a virtual assistant or a receptionist to make these calls for the showings if this is too much work for this agent?
Next, the agent is NOT doing the short sale, this agent only listed the property and does not know anything about short sales nor did this agent do any preparatory work with the seller in getting him on the same page for doing a short sale. This agent did not interview the seller. This is beyond sad.
Instead this agent has some SHORT SALE company doing the short sale. But this short sale company is NOT a FLORIDA short sale company. This short sale company has only spoken to this seller once. The seller is in lis pendens. The short sale company told the seller that his lender canceled the foreclosure because he is doing a short sale! What a load of crap!
We are going to post on what attorneys say about agents who take short sale listings and know nothing about short sales next week.
So here is a seller who is in foreclosure and this short sale company nor the agent ever advised him to go seek the advice of a foreclosure defense attorney to defend him in this foreclosure suit. OH MY! MY BLOOD IS BOILING!!!!
So the agent puts this property that is in foreclosure temporarily off the market because this agent does not want to deal with the tenant and refuses to cancel the listing yet is not doing fulfilling the agents part in this entire fiasco. Does this agent not know that time is of the essence here????
Next, we checked out this SHORT SALE Company! They are not listed as a corporation in Florida. They do not have a business license here. And to top it all off-
Florida law says that you can NOT handle short sales in Florida unless you are a licensed real estate agent, a licensed loan originator or an attorney!!!! So this SHORT SALE company is illegally handling this seller’s short sale who did not know any of this.
So we have an agent who does not have a clue nor does this agent even seem to care that this man is going to lose his home to a foreclosure and a short sale company who is illegally handling or should I say NOT handling his short sale and giving him incorrect information about his foreclosure status.
How do they sleep at night?????????????
Takeaway: Use a fully qualified Wellington short sale agent when engaging in a Wellington short sale for your home. agents who are NOT experienced in closing short sales and much less, don’t even know what a short sale is all about.
In Wellington, Florida, short sales comprise just over 19% of the real estate market for Wellington listings. Time and again, we have successfully closed short sales throughout the state of Florida. As short sale agents, we service all of South Palm Beach County, Wellington, FL homes for sale, West Palm Beach FL real estate, Royal Palm Beach and all surrounding areas. Whether you are in a distressed property in Ft. Lauderdale, Miami Beach, Downtown West Palm Beach or anywhere in south Florida real estate markets, we can help.
If you’re thinking about a short sale and wonder if a short sale is right for you, why not start out by getting in touch with the agents with the best, long standing track record as Wellington Short Sale Agents and Florida short sales?
Nestor Gasset and Katerina Gasset, top performing Wellington short sale agents, are always ready to help you in your short sale decision and if a short sale is right for you, you can be sure that they are intimately familiar with what it takes to succeed in negotiating this challenging process to a successful conclusion by orchestrating and negotiating with potential buyers, lenders and banks to everyone’s best outcome.