Many thanks to Tni LeBlanc for allowing us to re-blog this... Tni passionately expresses how we and many other short sale listing agents feel and how hard we fight to get the banks to come face to face with reality.
Confessions of a Short Sale Agent: I Already Hate Your Bank
I know you hate your bank. They've taken you through hell. You're thinking about:
•· That crappy loan and the insane interest rate adjustment
•· The no-doc loans they sold that sunk your neighborhood home values
•· The robo-call reminders to make your payment on the 2nd of the month
•· All that bail out money they got and the down payment you'll never get back
•· The way they toyed with you about a loan modification
So now you are thinking of a short sale and you think no one could hate your bank more. But, you're wrong. I hate your bank, already. Although you hate your bank, you can't possibly hate them more than me. I hate them all day long. You go to work, come home, and hate your bank at night and on the weekends. But not me, I wake up in the morning, and I hate your bank. I go to bed at night, and I hate your bank.
And, I especially hate your bank during business hours. You know how they said they lost your paperwork? When they pull the same thing during your short sale, I'll be right there, hating them for you. I can re-fax it to all of their 15 secret fax numbers with the flick of my wrist. I can call back tomorrow and the next day with my date stamped fax receipt. When they incorrectly value your home, I can flood them with a slew of market information that will make them shudder. When they make a short sale offer that does not relieve you of all personal responsibility for the debt, I'll let them know how we do things in California. And why? Because I hate them - - that's what I do.
I already know what they've done to your friend, your neighbor, and to you. And, although the bank loves dealing with you, they hate dealing with me. Because, they know I hate them, already. . .
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*Nothing in this article is intended to solicit listings currently under contract with another broker. Those considering a short sale are advised to consult with their own attorney for legal advice, and their tax professional for tax advice prior to entering into a short sale listing agreement - this article does not offer legal and tax advice.
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