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Adam Preston,Broker
License #01873127 & 01768403
NMLS ID # 345989 & 346148
Grand Avenue Realty & Lending Inc.
Phone (714) 925-2020
Fax (714) 242-1726
Email apreston@grandavenueca.com
Website www.adampreston.com
Website www.grandavenueca.com
Office
Grand Avenue Realty & Lending Inc.
4420 E Miraloma Ave STE L
Anaheim CA 92807

 

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Navigating Short Sales: What to Do When the Sale Price Leaves You Short

If you're thinking of selling your home, and you expect that the total amount you owe on your mortgage will be greater than the selling price of your home, you may be facing a short sale. A short sale is one where the net proceeds from the sale won't cover your total mortgage obligation and closing costs, and you don't have other sources of money to cover the deficiency. A short sale is different from a foreclosure, which is when your lender takes title of your home through a lengthy legal process and then sells it.

Hire a qualified team
The first step to a short sale is to hire a qualified real estate professional and consult with your tax advisor and a real estate attorney to answer any legal questions.

A qualified real estate professional can:

  • Provide you with a comparative market analysis (CMA) or broker price opinion (BPO).
  • Help you set an appropriate listing price for your home, market the home, and get it sold.
  • Put special language in the MLS that indicates your home is a short sale and that lender approval is needed (all MLSs permit, and some now require, that the short-sale status be disclosed to potential buyers).
  • Ease the process of working with your lender or lenders.
  • Negotiate the contract with the buyers.
  • Help you put together the short-sale package to send to your lender (or lenders, if you have more than one mortgage) for approval. You can’t sell your home without your lender and any other lien holders agreeing to the sale and releasing the lien so that the buyers can get clear title.