Step Three In Fixing The Flawed Chicago Short Sale Process: Accountability

Step Three In Fixing The Flawed Chicago Short Sale Process: Accountability

Posted on August 17th, 2011 in All Articles, Short Selling/Buying.

Chicago IL – Once the lenders have solid data in place to find and measure the problem, then solid decisions can be made to fix the problems. Our last blog post detailed how to get that data.

Once you have the data, then you can have accountability. Here are a few things we know should be held more accountable.

#1: People that value the property for the lenders. Before approving a loan modification or short sale, the lenders compare that financial result with what they can expect from foreclosure.

What they will recoup on the short sale or loan modification is a relatively solid number. What they will recoup on foreclosure is not.

So, they ask an expert to tell them what the property is worth. This person evaluates the property and tells the lender what they think the property is worth.

In our opinion, these valuations are not always accurate. We see many people say a property is worth $240,000. The short sale offer is for $225,000 and is rejected because of the $15,000 difference.

However, when the property is foreclosed and the dust settles, the home ends up selling for $200,000. That is a big discrepancy and someone needs to be held accountable for it.

#2: The people processing these files. In some cases the people processing these files don’t answer calls or respond to e-mails. Because of this, many short sales fail and are foreclosed on later.

If a buyer offering to pay $225,000 walks after two months and the home sells for $200,000 as a foreclosure, then the person processing the short sale needs to be held accountable.

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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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