Chicago IL – An agent with the Stop Foreclosure Institute recently had a short sale negotiator lie to them. We have spent the last 6 months figuring out all the rules for short sales on different loan types.
The rules are different for an FHA Short Sale, a VA Short Sale, and a Fannie Mae Short Sale. This was an FHA loan. Here’s what happened.
FHA puts out a letter called “Mortgagee Letter 2008-43.” It details exactly how the banks is supposed to handle a short sale on an FHA loan.
This letter is 16 pages long and gives them specific directions on how much to pay agents, what percentage of the appraisal they can accept, etc. (If you’re doing an FHA short sale, then Google “Mortgage Letter 2008-43.”)
This agent had had a wretched experience on another FHA short sale. The lender had lied to the seller’s prior agent and hadn’t followed the short sale guidelines.
Because of that experience, this agent had read thru the guidelines 2-3 times. Bottom line, I know a little bit about FHA’s rules for short sales. The problem was this short sale negotiator didn’t want to follow the rules!
Instead she made up her own rules! She told the agent that the buyer and seller had to split the cost of the title insurance. The problem is on page 12 of the Mortgage Letter, it says that they are allowed to approve a file paying the standard title insurance costs.
It was standard for the seller to pay for the title insurance. The buyer pays their closing costs and the title insurance for their lender. But, this negotiator didn’t want to allow that.
The agent had to argue back and forth with her for 2-3 days until she finally relented. Here is the problem I have with these banks.
If your investor gives you specific instructions on how to negotiate a short sale, then follow those instructions! In this case, we agents need to get better at knowing the rules. That way, when an egotistical investor tries to break the rules, you can keep them in line.
If a negotiator is lying to you, then ask for their manager. When you talk to their manager, explain how they are breaking the rules. Thinking about a short sale? Visit www.ShortSaleSuperMan.com for more information on Chicago short sales.
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