We are experienced Florida Short Sale Agents – but don’t take our word for it- see and read what some of our clients have to say about us getting their short sales approved. Not all of our sellers can give us testimonials because they are in businesses where they could lose their job or security clearances and other confidential matters whereby it is not a good idea for them to say they did a short sale. But many of our sellers do give us written testimonials.
When you are looking for a short sale agent don’t depend on designations, depend on results. Don’t ask how is the agent’s closing ratio because if the agent has closed one short sale for a seller but only has that one listing they are truthful when they say they have a 100% success rate.
But when they have an office with 1000 short sale files but only close 10% of them, well, that is not what we consider successful. Also, if you have a buyers agent who works with buyers who are buying short sales, that is not the same as a sellers’ agent who negotiates with the lenders to get a satisfied end result to the short sale. Don’t take our word for it, read what our sellers say:
Dear Nestor & Katerina,
Debbie and I would like to thank you for all your hard work involving the sale of our home. Your knowledge is second to none, and you compliment each other to make a winning team. Hope to work with you in the future.
Words cannot express the gratitude our family has for the service you provided in helping us find our dream home. As you know over the past 2.5 years we have tried several times to purchase a home. During this time and in every instance you went way above and beyond in helping us. If we were you we probably would have given up or walked away from us. But you never abandoned us and we always received exceptional service. You made us feel like we were your only client and the personal attention was unparalleled. You even tended to our youngest child when he fell and busted his lip while looking at houses. Never forget that day!
You knowledge of the Wellington market is unprecedented. Every time we looked at a property you were quick to give us the pros and cons of the location, even if it was not what we wanted to hear. When we finally signed our contract you made the process seamless and it was the smoothest real estate transaction we have ever been involved with. Not only did you make a client for life we are glad to call you our friend. We know without a doubt God sent you to help us find our dream home and if someone was to ask us to recommend a Realtor, hands down we would recommend you ten times over. Thank you for all your help and God Bless!
I am writing this letter as a testimony to the wonderful experience my family had with Nestor Gasset and the services he provided to me and my family during the whole process of buying and selling our home. He not only provided the obvious services needed, but went far and above his duties to counsel and guide us through the entire process, especially when times got tough.
As a family we had long desired to move into the Wellington area. My wife grew up in Delray Beach, but as a couple we had lived in Delray Beach since 2004. Our son was born in 2005 and we were blessed with a daughter in 2009. With my working in Wellington and my wife nearby, in addition to the far superior school district and overall positive family neighborhood structure, we have wanted to make the move to Wellington for quite some time. I had come to befriend Nestor through recreation baseball four years ago and he knew about our situation. We finally got around to summoning up the courage to start the process last August (2013).
So … with Nestor’s help, we began looking. Any purchase of a new home for us was going to be contingent on us selling our residence at the time, a 2/2 villa in Delray Beach. Nestor knew the challenges that lay ahead in selling our place because it was situated in a unique area without many comparisons and there had been some foreclosures, making the final asking price a challenge to obtain. But with a direct marketing approach and word of mouth, we had multiple showings every week for months. After some bumps in the road with multiple potential buyers and some stressful months, Nestor was able to get two cash buyers competing to buy our place and was able secure a deal.
On the flipside, the home we were contracted to purchase in Wellington was not a walk in the park either. The previous owners agreed to have us under contract contingent on us selling our place. They waited for us to do so for a long time (we were under contract from September to January). Nestor’s hard work and due diligence kept these people from deciding not to void the contract.
Even when there were bumps in the road with some buyers falling through the cracks, Nestor was there to encourage us and lift our heads up, and for that we will be forever grateful.
Even in the short time we have lived here in Wellington (two months), it has turned out to be everything we had dreamed it would be; great schools, great families, great recreation and activities, great location close to work, great house and everything else we thought it would be.
And, to be honest, we owe that all to Nestor. I can’t imagine anyone working harder than he did for us and now my family will be the beneficiaries of that hard work, persistence and dedication.
Our experience with International Properties and Investments, Inc was superb! Katerina, Nestor, and Milet are very professional, knowledgeable and helpful, and having them represent our property was a pleasant undertaking during a stressful time...
They helped us through the entire process. They found the buyer and dealt with the bank in a timely matter.
We would highly recommend them.
Hello and many thanks to Nestor, Katerina, and Team at International properties. Thanks for the professional service you gave me in selling my home in this difficult time (just a few months).
The calendar you set up for me to watch the showings and feedback were very helpful in keeping me informed via my computer, and there were a LOT of showings.
Thanks for helping me come up with a realistic listing price. I believe the right price and your advertising brought in many lookers. Thanks again.
Nestor was an absolute pleasure to work with. He and his wife Katerina made the process of selling our home painless! They were patient and hard-working at all times. I am a stay-at-home mom and they were understanding about my schedule and worked around our school times. It was nice to relax and know that I had such great Realtors who were working so hard on our behalf. Thank you Nestor, Katerina, and the great Gasset team!
Dear Katerina and Nestor,
My husband and I want to express our deepest gratitude in bringing the sale of our condo to a close.... Even though your commission was small, you treated the listing the same as one of your million dollar listings and put as much effort into selling the property. I would highly recommend your services to anyone trying to sell a property in this very difficult market. You both are also pleasant to talk to and have returned phone calls and answered all of our questions promptly. You truly are professionals to the highest degree. We will both be sleeping better at night now... Thank you again.
Dear Nestor and Katerina,
I wanted to take a few minutes to write this short note and express my deepest thanks and gratitude for helping us with the sale of my home recently in Wellington, FL. I was not entirely sure of how my situation with a home that was totally “upside down” was going to unfold, and I had no experience with the short sale process. There was very little information available on this subject on the internet, and the Realtors I spoke with prior to engaging you seemed to know even less than I did.
You were clearly very knowledgeable about the process, and were able to describe the general flow of how things would work, and answered all my questions. You were able to put my mind at ease about the entire process, and made me feel confident that we could complete the short sale transaction.
I am especially grateful for your prompt responses, and you were very easy to get in touch with whenever we needed to. I wanted to thank you for dealing with the PMI company when they nearly derailed the whole deal. You were able to expertly guide the process past this snag and get them to accept the offer.
And need I mention the last minute near disaster with the buyers on the night before closing? Yet again you intervened quickly and made sure that this transaction was completed and went through closing the next day. I would not hesitate to recommend your services to anyone, as you carried yourself professionally at all times. You helped my family through a rough spot in our lives and helped us move on to a new and brighter future. I would be glad to speak to anyone in the future if they ever would like a reference.
Hello everybody! We wanted to take a few minutes to say goodbye! We sold our home today to a very excited first-time homeowner. The reason we want to say farewell is because we tried to be involved with this community and got to know many of you as homeowners and friends. We bought at the peak and saw the prices drop almost 50%, it was a bad investment for us, just bad timing.
We truly wanted to make of Carriage Pointe our home for many years to come… however we had no idea what we were getting into (first time home owners) and although this homes are great and we enjoyed enormously our house we did not expect to have such high rates of tenants, then the maintenance and investment in the community were compromised due to today’s economy and just did not add-up for us, so we have found a buyer for our home, of course we were “under-water”, fortunately the bank forgave us for the difference and we are free.
If any of you need advice, I recommend to do research and then some more research, because every single situation is different and particular.
I truly wish all of you the best. For some the best is to find some kind of arrangement with their banks, for some will be walking-out, short selling or in some cases even foreclosing.
The market will pick-up, eventually, lucky those who have the time, money and patience to wait. To Jim, mil gracias. To all who have the best interest in CP, thank you. CP is in good hands. It was nice to meet you all, the nice and the ugly and even to the ugly I wish good luck…
I also wanted to recommend my realtor, she specializes in short sales, is very professional and knows her business. She understands the process, the way different banks work with short sales, showcased my home very well, negotiated with my bank for them to forgive us for the difference and I understand will be doing some seminars on short sales soon. Please know that I am not recommending a short sale for your property and some loans don’t qualify for this type of sale anyway.
You can visit them at: http://www.wellington-luxury-homes.com. In their website you will find their contact information as well as some articles about short sales. If any of you ever need to contact me or Richard, please feel free to e-mail or call @ (561) 503-0492. God bless you all!
Nestor and Katerina, Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! On behalf of myself my wife Christy, and her parents Robert & Natalie Tutunjian, we cannot thank you enough for all of your hard work and tireless efforts in selling our 2 condo’s in St. Andrews at The Polo Club.
Your Knowledge, Skill, Marketing Efforts, Professionalism, and most importantly your pit bull like tenacity I believe are the reasons for your success with selling these properties. In a profession where many are only looking for the easy sale and the Big Commission check, you both proved that you are not just in it for the money but that you truly care about your customers, and are not afraid of bard work to get a property sold. You both are a credit to your profession and I am sure you will continue to enjoy much success. YOU DESERVE IT!!
You have rescued us from a very bad position in what may be the worst real estate market since the Great Depression and we will forever be grateful.
I promise, if I ever hear of somebody in the market to buy or sell property in south Florida they will be getting your twine and number. Keep up the Great Work!
Nestor and Katerina,
I just wanted to thank you again for all your effort and hard work. I can truly say that I have never had a real estate agent work as diligently and persistently as you both did selling this condo.
I really thought it would be impossible to sell the condo in this brutal market, but you somehow came up with multiple buyers and put a deal together. I will highly recommend you to anyone I know who is in the market to buy or sell property in the Palm Beach area.
You guys are the BEST!!! Thanks Again!!
Nestor and Julie,
Your assistance and guidance during this complex short sale has EXCEEDED EVERY EXPECTATION. The strategy, efforts you have put into this have been incredible. Your efforts put forth are what I expect family to do for one another. The professionalism both of you demonstrated when dealing with complexities and some drama was pinnacle. During a recent conversation with a Bank Representative she stated "YOU HAVE THE MOST AMAZING REALTOR." I can only agree 100%.
THANK YOU for closing this difficult and dark chapter of my life. Because of you Julie, and Nestor I can move forward now. Rest assured I will recommend you to anybody with raving support.
I cannot believe that we have finally closed, it's still sinking in. Thank you so much for your hard work and perseverance in getting this short sale approved!
I thought that my situation was fairly straight forward (no liens, no second mortgage, current on mortgage). But I suppose there is no such thing as a straight forward short sale since it still took over 6 months. I especially appreciate your work with your contacts within the upper management of Bank of America and getting them involved when it looked like negotiations were stalling. Again, I thank you and I very much appreciate everything that you have done!
Nestor, I'd be more than happy to write you a little testimonial. This event would have never happened without the persistence, dedication and commitment of you, Giedra and your team.
It's been more than 18 months since we first started this process and I would have given up without you guys driving this thing from start to finish. What amazed me is that you guys accepted this listing knowing the total commission would be a pittance compared to the time and effort that you and Giedra would need to put in. Multiple different buyers and contracts and the bureaucracy and general incompetence of my bank made it a nightmare but you guys made it happen by calling in favors from your contacts in the industry and working the issues diligently. Living in Texas and deploying several times overseas during the process made it even more of a challenge for you.
I always felt I really had someone in my corner throughout the entire process and it gave me piece of mind when I was overseas knowing that you guys were doing all you could to help me. I can't thank you enough.
If I ever get back to Florida I will make a special effort to come find you guys and take you to lunch. I owe you both much more than you realize. I could go on and on... I'd be happy to take a call from anyone that wants a glowing recommendation anytime. You guys have thanked me for my service before and I want you to know that you guys have truly given me something that I will always appreciate. Thank you for your commitment to me.
It gives me great pleasure to introduce Nestor and Coach Katerina.
I owned a condominium in West Palm Beach, and like so many people I fell behind in payments, and the bank started foreclosure proceedings. I live in N.J. and I did not know where to turn for help. I started to surf the internet and was lucky enough to find Nestor and Katerina Gasset's Real Estate Team. I did not know them at all. My goal was to avoid foreclosure and try best to do Short Sale.
From the very beginning Nestor and Coach Katerina made me feel very comfortable and helped to start the short sale process. There are several people in this Real Estate Company that handle different aspects of the Short Sale process, and try help you, right from the start, from listing your apartment for sale, to filing several documents and working closely with the bank.
This company works as a well coordinated team and they are on top of everything . The correspondence with Bank is handled on the same day promptly. Most of the communication is done by EMAILS and they have advanced forms of communication to make the process paperless.
Another individual who is extremely, valuable in this company, is Tina O'dell of the Infiniti Title Company who finally pushes the application for a smooth Closing.
FINALLY I HAVE TO SAY THAT THIS A HIGHLY KNOWLEDGE ABLE, COMPETENT, COMPASSIONATE, HONEST, AND VERY PROFESSIONAL REAL ESTATE TEAM WHO GOT THE JOB DONE, AND DO THE SHORT SALE FOR ME IN TIMELY FASHION. I can be reached on my Cell# 973-280 3242 if some one would like to talk with me.
Good Morning Nestor,
Sandhya and I would like to one more time thank you and express our gratitude for all your help and support during the past few months. Selling a house, even in the best of times and circumstances, is filled with anxiety. In today's market, it is even more so. We are very thankful to you for calmly guiding us through what could have been a very turbulent and uncertain period.
During the entire process, you were positive and supportive. Your perseverance, doggedness and professionalism made the whole process look relatively easy. You kept in constant communication with us as well as with the buyers and kept us all informed.
While some realtors say they provide good service and “really work for you”, no one could work harder for their clients than you have, and make us feel that we were the only ones that mattered. We are glad that you were in our corner! Thanks Nestor!
Nestor, I wanted to thank you for all of your help and patience taking care of the short sale of my home. I would certainly recommend you to anyone! To me this transaction seemed like a challenge since the bank kept requesting the same information over and over, and I was a nutcase. 🙂 But you just plowed through it and were always there to say, just stay calm lets give them what they want, we will get it done.
And that you did, not only did you navigate through banks red tape, you actually escalated the situation to upper management at the bank so we could just get it closed and done with. The bank also waived any right to a deficiency judgment. Certainly, I was not the easiest client to deal with, as this was a stressful time, but you were outstanding; picking up documents on multiple occasions, consistently providing updates as to the status of where we were. I can just imagine how quickly and effectively an normal transaction be closed. In any event I would certainly recommend your services to anyone looking to purchase or sell a home. You were particularly excellent and knowledgeable navigating the frustrating short sale process!
Nestor and Katerina, I am writing you today to thank you for coming through on your promise to sell our home quickly.
We received your brochure on your company when the sale of our house fell through. You promised us a short sale when our renters left and within months we had a buyer and a backup buyer, as well. In six months we closed.
We are so happy and so relieved that it is over. In this economy, in these strange times it has been a difficult struggle but you handled all the issues with the bank and the buyers made a very stressful time much easier. You are professionals and really know what you are doing. When you say you are experts in short sales, we have to agree that you really are! Thank you so much.
I am very grateful for your diligence, creativity and perseverance in completing my real estate transaction.
You have waited a long time to get paid. If you calculate what you made divided by the hours, I'm not sure if you made minimum wage.
Please feel free to use me as a reference any time. You are truly a short sale specialist. Thank you very much.
Dear Nestor, Katerina and Milet,
My wife and I were truly concerned about our investment property value and how much money we owed the bank. After reading through your volumes of succinct internet information on short sales, we called you. You spent over 1 hour on the telephone explaining, asking and discussing our options and would not take any compensation for your time.
We subsequently started sending you our financial information so you could give us an honest evaluation of how the bank would view our circumstances and help us decide if a short sale was appropriate for us or not.
After many other telephone conversations with Nestor and Katerina, we decided to list the house with your company as a short sale.
Every step of the way you were all so helpful, gave willing/frequently of your time and did not ask for any compensation, except to list the property with you.
You always explained things so we could understand it and hand held us through the paperwork maze with suggestions on how to present the package to the lender to solidify a positive outcome.
We found our own attorney who knew of your great work and received a discount for her closing services because your group was doing the negotiations. In our particular case, you were able to get us out of the entire loan amount owed after the sales price and had all liens and debts removed both now and into our future. From the day we listed the property to the Final Approval letter was exactly 101 days. We closed on the property 12 days later and are now free from that nightmare.
This was all accomplished because of you and your staff's efficient, professional, kind and generous expertise. My wife and I want all those people in this dire circumstance to know that they could not be in better hands with you and your staff.
Dear Nestor and Katerina,
I am writing this letter to express my complete satisfaction and gratitude for helping me short sale my property. I cannot thank you enough for helping me through my short sale process.
You guys have gone above and beyond what I had expected and have made me feel as if I was a dear friend and not another client. I am especially pleased with the professional service you and your staff provided me, it has been first class.
Your knowledge and timeliness has saved me time and money. I could not believe how quickly you worked to get my property sold. I am happy to recommend International Properties and Investments to any that ask, confident that they will experience the same satisfaction in service that I have.
I can't thank you, Nestor, Katerina and Cheska enough for all the excellent work you did for me on this seemingly never ending adventure called my Short Sale! From the first time I talked to Katerina at Vanice Zimmer advice,(Thank you Vanice), I felt comfortable and confident to trust your Real Estate team with my future. Cheska has always been gracious and flexible with showing the apartment and you and Nestor have been miracle workers with the banks.
I am so grateful to all of you and would recommend you highly!
With a full heart, thank you.
Nestor and Katerina's Real Estate Team,
Thank you again for all your help and answering my numerous questions. Kristin and I are grateful for the chance to start over, and appreciate all the effort on your part. Please extend our appreciation to Katerina and Nestor as well.
To say that Nestor Gasset and International Properties went beyond his commitment to help us sell our home is an understatement. If not for your great amount of patients and hard work, this would have never happened. It took almost 5 years and numerous contracts on a hopeless situation for our family, after we had to move to another city because of my job situation but they got done and we were finally able to find a buyer and close on our home. International Properties never gave up. There experience and wealth of knowledge has equipped them to take on any situation and find success not matter how long it takes. My family is truly grateful for Nestor and his organization. This is truly one of the most credible real estate organization that I have ever been associated with.
It has been such a wonderful, professional experience working with you and your tenant. I was amazed at how quickly you were able to have this Short Sale approved. You were able to have this done within the time requirements of the contract and I have never seen that happen on a Short Sale before. My past experiences with Short Sales bad been dire and when I wrote this contract I worried that it would be a long acceptance time and another unhappy outcome. How fortunate for me that you are a team of professionals.
The acceptance and turn around time that you were able to achieve from Lender amazed me. My bat is off to you for successtbily navigating and negotiating this Short Sale. I will feel most fortunate if I have more opportunities to bring buyers to your Short Sale Listings. I will be able to say to my buyers with confidence that I know about your experience and attention to detail to make a Short Sale happen.
Additionally, I want to mention that I enjoyed working with your assistant Marey Hoeppner. She and I had many phone calls and she also was so instrumental in making sure this very pleasant Short Sale happened. Again thank you!
Nestor, I want to thank you in behalf of myself and my family. We are blessed to have you come into our lives and help us the way you did. I have to be honest, I never in a million years, thought you would get this done but you did. We appreciate the hardwork and prayers that this all came together. The kids not understanding everything that went behind the scene (they really don't need to know the full details) are still very excited that we will be staying in our home. I hope I can someday return the favor. Thanks.
First of all THANK YOU!!!
You all are unbelievable. I have never been in a situation like this where my wife and I were in over our heads and people just helped like you all! It seemed like we could litereally just sit back and things got done. Yes there was a little work on our end but not much, and any work that you needed was clearly given to us! This wasa stressful time and rebuilding will be a bit stressful as well, but without your help it would have been a million times worse!!! I mean that 100%,,You all saved us from a whole lot of stress that would have been for a long time too! I will recommend you to ANYONE going through this, although I wouldn't wish it on anyone... Anyways THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!!!! God is good and He used you all to help us out in this phase of our lives!
Dear Katerina, Millet, and Nestor,
Finally, we are DONE with this short sale! Thank God! I want to thank all of you for making this happen after 10 long months, 2 buyers and countless emails!! Yet, anybody else will simply be referred. I've learned I don't have the stamina you guys have for short sales. :)
FLORIDA SHORT SALE SUCCESS REQUIRE LISTING AGENTS WITH EXPERIENCE AND DEDICATION.
A TESTIMONIAL FOR KATERINA and NESTOR GASSET of International Properties and Investments, LLC in Wellington, Florida.
The first time I read in one of Katerina’s posts wherein she stated that she and Nestor have a 100% successful track record closing their short sale listings, all I could say was WOW! To say that I was impressed would be an understatement. I know how difficult short sales can be for sellers, buyers, listing agents and buyers agents. I also know that, when compared with the complexity and degree of difficulty involved in listing short sales, a Buyers Broker’s job is far easier.
Our job, as a Buyers Broker, may be complicated with new and different procedures for each listing, each approving lender(s), each property, etc. However, it’s a piece of cake when compared with the complexity of the listing side of short sale transactions.
GO WITH EXPERIENCE! I am a firm believer in the value of experience, particularly for financial advice, products or services.
If a home buyer is in need of short sale real estate brokerage services, they should be seeking the services of a broker with successful short sale experience.
If a real estate agent or broker is in need of referring a home owner/seller in need of short sale services, it makes sense to make the referral to an experienced broker with successful short sale experience.
I received a request for information about short sales. However, the property happened to be in Florida. So, I did what I always do when in need of help with any real estate matter in Florida, I contacted Bryant Tutas of Tutas Towne Realty, Inc. I refer all matters involving Florida real estate to Bryant Tutas. If it’s a buyer, Bryant will either help the buyer himself or, if the buyer is not in his area or for some reason he can’t help the buyer himself, Bryant will contact an agent who can.
When I contacted Bryant about the short sale prospect, he immediately contacted Katerina Gasset who is in the geographical area of the property. Katerina took over, listed the property, worked through a myriad of problems and finally, last week closed the sale.
I LOVE FEEDBACK. I got better and more frequent feedback from Bryant and Katerina about a referral about 1000 miles away than I often get from agents 10 miles away. I love feedback. Bryant kept me posted and Katerina would call when things looked like they might not work out.
THERE WERE A FEW PROBLEMS:
Ball 1. The property was listed for about $270,000. No problem getting a contract with the seller. The bank turned it down.
Ball 2. Cash buyer made offer of $235,000. Bank countered to $260,000. Buyer walked.
OVER THE MONTHS, THINGS BECAME A TAD TEDIOUS.
Strike 1. Tenant refused lockbox, access and made it generally difficult to show.
Strike 2. Owner tried to cancel listing and wouldn’t communicate with broker.
NOT OUT YET!
The property went under contract in July and the tenant moved out in August. It appeared from the feedback that Katerina got tough with the owner who got tough with the tenant.
Over the period of the past 11 months, when the property would go under contract, Katerina or Bryant would call me with an update. Of course, they also called when a contract would fall apart.
The property finally closed for $235,000, the same price the bank rejected months ago.
I WROTE THIS RE REFERRAL OFF ABOUT 5 MONTHS AGO. I underestimated the tenacity of Katerina and Nestor. They are a powerful, experienced, hard working team who know short sale processes as well as anyone in their market. Of course Bryant Tutas is in the same league which is why this referral had a successful outcome.
LAST WEEK, I got e-mail from Bryant that the property closed and the check was on the way.
THE MESSAGE IS, when making buyer or seller referrals, go with experience and folks who will keep you in the loop. You just might be getting a referral check in the mail.
THIS ONE IS LIKE FOUND MONEY.
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