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5 awesome short sale tips

If you’re just getting interested in short sales, or are a veteran, we’re betting some of these tips could still be news to you!

Short Sale Summer Reading List

Back when I was in junior high and high school, we used to receive a summer reading list. Everyone complained when the teacher passed out the summer reading list. As I recall, there was a list of three books (boring beyond belief) that we would be required to read before the first day of school.

The best teachers would test us on the reading during the first or second week of school. So, you were doomed to begin the year with bad marks if you didn’t do the reading.

I’m not giving any tests this summer. But, if you are working short sales (or if you want to work short sales), then I’d recommend checking out these five AG posts written earlier this year. Hope you enjoy these posts and that they provide you with value! I also hope you enjoy your summer—with or without the reading list.

  • Juicy Short Sale Incentives Causing Confusion – This article reviews some of the common confusion surrounding all of the big relocation incentive programs currently being offered to certain short sale sellers.
  • When to Escalate Your Short Sale – It’s not necessary to escalate your short sale because your seller has a hangnail. This article describes when to take it up a notch with difficult short sale lenders.
  • How to Write a Killer Email to the Short Sale Lender – This is a better recipe for success than you grandmother’s chocolate chip cookie recipe. Follow the directions in this article and you will see much success with your short sale escalation emails.
  • Short Sale Hardships – Is your short sale seller’s hardship legitimate? It may have to be in order to get the short sale approved. Read more about how to assess the hardship of your client.
  • Latest Changes to the Bank of America Short Sale Process – If you are processing short sales for clients with loans at Bank of America, you should check out this article. Bank of America has some new paperwork that needs to be signed in order for them to work your short sale.

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Melissa Zavala is the Broker/Owner of Broadpoint Properties and Head Honcho of Short Sale Expeditor®, and Chief Executive Officer of Transaction 911. Before landing in real estate, she had careers in education and publishing. Most recently, she has been able to use her teaching and organizational skills while traveling the world over—dispelling myths about the distressed property market, engaging and motivating real estate agents, and sharing her passion for real estate. When she isn’t speaking or writing, Melissa enjoys practicing yoga, walking the dog, and vacationing at beach resorts.




    June 13, 2012 at 10:23 am

    @fltamparealty thanks for the mention!

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