Short Sales: Does escalating the file even work?

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IL – The Stop Foreclosure Institute recently received a question from Katie. Here was her question. I am an agent and I am helping someone short sell their house. X Lender (to remain unnamed) claims that they have sent a short sale package to the seller a couple of times. But, they haven’t because my customer has never received anything. What can I do? They won’t start the short sale process until they receive the filled out package back from the seller. Katie.” Click here to discover how other sellers successfully did a short sale and avoided foreclosure. Here was our recommendation to Katie. Katie, you need to find out who owns the loan. Most likely it isn’t X Lender. Then, tell the lender representative person that you will contact the loan owner direct and let them know about their incompetence. As an example, we recently told a negotiator at a large nationwide lender that we would contact all the VFW posts about their incompetence on a VA short sale. Their incompetence was causing the VA loan program to lose money. We threatened to tell America's Veterans how this lender was wasting their money. We even put together a press release. What did that negotiator do? She got the short sale approved ASAP. This lender had been dragging their feet for almost two months before that. We were able to get another large national lender to start working on an FHA file right away, when we reminded about a 5 day turnaround requirement that is in the FHA short sale guidelines. The basis for contacting the loan owner is that you are holding the servicer accountable. Don't kid yourself, it works. The people who stand to lose money are going to be angry that the lenders do such a lousy job. Thinking about a short sale? I can help you short sale your property and get back on your feet. Send me an e-mail at dtoomey@remax.net. 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 (847) 338-0180 Discover how other sellers successfully completed a short sale and request a free consultation by clicking here. Thinking about a loan modification? Our loan modification kit has the instructions you will need to get a loan modification approved with your bank. Click here to request a copy. Thanks for reading this, Dennis Toomey. Dennis is a Real Estate Broker at RE/MAX Action. Short Sales Realtor: Phone: (847) 338-0180. dtoomey@remax.net. For Real Estate that's hassle free, just pick up the phone and leave it TOoMEy! View My homes for sale at www.HouseByZip.com. Dennis Toomey specializes in loan modification assistance and short sales in Elgin Illinois. Elgin Loan Modification Help, Elgin Short Sales. Elgin Short Sale Realtor IL Short Sales. Realtor. Copyright 2011 SFI Marketing Institute, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Important Notice Dennis Toomey, RE/MAX Action, 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 Dennis's personal views and do not reflect the views of RE/MAX Action. This information on Short Sales: Does escalating the file even work? is provided as a courtesy to our viewers to help them make informed decisions.
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"Escalating" the short sale. It's a term the banks use to make us think they care and really want to push it forward. I've heard that word too many times to count!

 

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