Pacific Northwest Real Estate
Helpful Tips for Pacific Northwest Short-Sellers
1. Current Payments
Keep your loan and HOA payments current to avoid credit problems and increase chances of short sale approval.
2. Lender Consultation
Talk to your lender as soon as possible to see what your short sale options are.
3. Realtor® Consultation
Talk to a real estate professional like Susan Stecher who understands short sales and can guide you through the approval and listing processes.
4. Do Your Homework
Be flexible in your expectations. Don’t automatically say “yes” or “no” to the first offer from the bank. Do your homework and make sure to consider all aspects of the offer against your financial situation to make the right decision.
5. Emotional Value
Don’t get over-attached to what you think your home is worth. In today’s changing market, values are always shifting. You have to set realistic expectations and be willing to accept what you can get.
6. Property Damage
No matter what, do not damage the property on the way out. In some cases, it can result in civil and sometimes even criminal litigation.
***Susan Stecher is a Certified Distressed Property Expert - CDPE, Specialized Service Provider – FSSR, in Foreclosures, Short Sales and Bank-Owned Properties, a Short Sale & Foreclosure Resource – SFR and a Certified Short-Sale Professional – CSP. Call today for a confidential consultation to determine what your best options are to avoid foreclosure — call direct at (360) 319-4939, or toll-free at (888) 319-4939.