I want to sell my home in Saint Petersburg Fl., it is a short sale. Would you come over to the house and list it so we can start the short sale process? What do you do when you get an e mail like this? The Realtor that has not done short saleswill probably say NO, I do not do short sales and that is ok. Than you have Realtors that will say, sure I will be there first thing in the morning. It is ok when a Realtor does not want to list a short sale because they have no experience or short sale training. The Realtor that jumps, and wants to see the home ASAP, I am not sure what they are thinking. In my opinion. a short sale situation should be handled different than a regular listing. The focus should be on the seller and not so much on the house. When I get a call to list a short sale, I meet with the seller in my office before I go look at the house. I do a CMA on the property, pull public records and prepare a picture of the current market situation here in Saint Petersburg Tampabay. When I sit down with the home owner I explain the short sale process and the consequences. We talk about all the things that can happen and what he can expect over the ext few months. After is consultation, which is free of charge and confidential, the seller can make an educated decision if a short sale is the right answer for him. Once this decision is made, we determine if a short sale is even feasible and that involves a lot of paperwork that needs to be filled out by the seller. After all this is said and done, and we go the short saleroute, I go to the property, make suggestions, do a new CMA and fill out the listing agreement.
I want to sell my home in Saint Petersburg Fl., it is a short sale.
Anne Hensel, Realtor, CSP, Short Sale Professional, working with homeowners and buyers to successfully close a short sale transaction in Pinellas County Florida.
A lot of people here in the Saint Petersburg, Seminole area are facing a short sale situation, Waterfront properties on Saint Pete Beach or Treasure Island as well as little homes in Seminole or Gulfport. Give me a call today and find out what your options are. Your short sale consultation is free of charge and confidential.