How A Chicago Short Sale Realtor Determines The Value Of Your Home

How A Chicago Short Sale Realtor Determines The Value Of Your Home

Posted on December 7th, 2011 in All Articles, Short Selling/Buying.

Chicago IL – It is very helpful in loan modification negotiations to know the fair market value of your home. You can use the value to convince your lender to accept your loan modification offer.

As an experienced Short Sale Realtor, I can help you determine the value of your home. Here’s how I do that.

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First, I will look at all of the homes similar to yours that have sold in the last 6 months. I will pick out the 3 homes that are most similar to yours.

Here are a few things that will cause me to pick one home versus another: Home has very similar features, number of bedrooms, and number of bathrooms. I also prefer to use bank owned and short sale properties.

Yes, it is true that bank owned properties usually sell for less than non bank owned homes. But, if your lender denies your loan modification or short sale and chooses to foreclose, then they will be selling the house as a bank owned property.

I might as well use the comparable sales closest to how they will be selling the property. After I pick out the 3 closest comparable sales, then I do a Comparable Market Analysis.

First, I make adjustments to the other sales. For example, if a home has 10% more living space, then I might adjust it’s comparable value by 5-8%.

After I make all the adjustments I average the sales price of the 3 similar homes. That gives me the fair market value of the home.

This process is very similar to what appraisers do, but it is not an appraisal. Rather, it is a Realtor’s Professional Opinion of your home’s value.

The professional terms for it is: Broker’s Price Opinion. The short version is BPO. Is it a good valuation of your home? Well, the banks think so.

In fact, they use another Realtor’s opinion of the value to determine if they should approve or deny a short sale. Thinking about a short sale? Visit Chicago’s short sale expert at www.ShortSaleSuperMan.com for great information and hundreds of articles on Chicago short sales.

I can help you short sale your property and get back on your feet. Send me an e-mail at myrealtorphil@gmail.com. I will contact you for a free consultation.

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:

Phone: (312) 953-6725. myrealtorphil@gmail.com.

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Phil Buoscio specializes in loan modifications and short sales in Chicago Illinois. Chicago Loan Modification Help. Chicago Short Sales. Chicago Short Sale Realtor. Chicago IL Short Sales. Chicago 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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