Chicago Short Sales: Some of the Stupid Things Banks Do On Short Sales

Chicago Short Sales: Some of the Stupid Things Banks Do On Short Sales

Posted on February 15th, 2012 in All Articles.

Chicago IL – I have something shocking to tell you. Bankers are not as smart as you or I think they are. You know the “perfect banker” that we meet in public.

The person has never missed a payment, never been late, and has always had a bunch of savings in the bank. They sneeringly look down on normal Americans that haven’t saved their money like Scrooge Chuck.

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Here is the sad truth. Although they think that they are so smart with money, they actually are not. And today I’ll show you one example why.

Let’s look at how 90% of the banks handle the short sale process. When an offer comes in on a short sale, it takes 30-60 days for a person at the bank to look at the offer.

Then, that person orders an appraisal on the property. After that appraisal comes back, the bank employee reviews the property value and the home seller’s personal financial situation.

Based on that, they approve or deny the short sale offer. They do this to avoid approving short sales when either a homeowner can still afford the house or the house is selling to low. Seems like a smart way to do things, right?

Here comes the stupid part. What do they do if the short sale offer is rejected? Well, they tell the buyer to hit the road and close the file. Everything gets thrown out. The appraisal is thrown out. And all the time that employee spent looking at the seller’s finances is thrown out.

Which means that they have to do all of that work again when a new short sale offer comes in. What’s worse is that it causes the banks to lose millions of dollars.

As an example, an agent I know told me about a short sale property he handled. “The first offer for $275,000 was rejected by the bank. Several more offers were rejected over the next year.

The housing market continued to decline. Finally almost 2 years later they accepted an offer for $235,000. Yes, they lost $40,000 because of the flawed short sale process.

That’s a pretty dumb way to handle things, isn’t it? And yet, most bankers sneeringly think they are responsible with money! It’s crazy, isn’t it?

As you can see, the key to a successful short sale and avoiding the mark of a foreclosure on your credit. Thinking about a short sale? Visit the Chicago short sale expert at Learn all about short sales and how you can move on from your underwater home.

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When we talk, I will explain how the process works in detail and answer any questions you may have. Or, if you prefer, you can call me at (312) 953-6725

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Thanks for reading this, Phil Buoscio.

Phil is a Real Estate Agent at Better Living Realty – Buoscio Brokerage, Inc.. Chicago Short Sales Realtor:

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Important Notice

Phil Buoscio, Better Living Realty – Buoscio Brokerage, Inc., and the Stop Foreclosure Institute are not affiliated in any way, shape, or form with the government. Our services have not been reviewed or endorse by the government or your lender. Most lenders willingly work with agents on short sales. Why?

Because most short sales are beneficial to a lender. If you accept our offer to help you on a short sale, your lender may not agree to a short sale or to modify your loan. We do offer a loan modification kit.

However, the likelihood of negotiating a modification is like everything else in life. It takes work and persistence to convince your lender to modify your loan. No matter what you or we do, your lender may not approve a loan modification.

We do not recommend that you stop paying your mortgage, because this will cause damage to your credit and could cause you to lose your home. Because we know avoiding foreclosure is so important to any homeowner, we recommend that you speak with the appropriate legal or tax advisor before making any decision.

This is not intended as legal, technical, or tax advice. Please speak with a licensed professional before making any decision. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed as of the date of writing.

You have the option to reject a short sale or loan modification from your lender if it does not meet your approval. If you decide not to go thru with the short sale, then you do not have to pay us our fee. We normally make a real estate sales commission for helping you on a short sale.

The views expressed here are Phil’s personal views and do not reflect the views of Better Living Realty – Buoscio Brokerage, Inc..

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