short sales Archive

Are Short Sales Becoming a Thing of the Past?

By Jennifer Klein and Derek Sandoval Is your market changing like ours? Increases in home prices and home values here in Sacramento, Calif., is good news for homeowners who once thought they’d have to do a short sale. In...

Cheese and Real Estate: A Lesson in Trends

By Dave Robison “Who Moved My Cheese?” by Spencer Johnson is an easy but great read. The narrative is a simple story that describes the trials and tribulations of two mice—Sniff and Scurry—who always rely on getting their cheese...

Fiduciary Duty

By Jennifer Klein The current real estate market is tricky to understand. In this video with Steve Ostrom, we discuss who is obligated to whom, both in a short sale and in the case of bank owned homes.  Understanding...

Do Yourself (and Your Client) a Favor…Leave it to the Experts

By Cory Brewer In the past year or so I have run across several examples of REALTORS® (myself included) being tempted to be a “jack of all trades” when it comes to serving their clients.  Let’s face it, we...

Protect Yourself Down the Road with Disclosure

By Jennifer Klein When in doubt, it’s best to disclose. Protect your sellers’ best interest with this advice: Jennifer Klein is a REALTOR® in Northern California who is experienced in short sales, investments, and property management. Connect with Jen...

Why I Love Being on the Buyer’s Side in a Short Sale

By TG Gallaudet Wait…I’m totally lying. Is there anything more painful? It’s no mystery that short sales can be really tough because of all the variables involved: * Unclear timelines from the bank. * Undisclosed liens. * Back HOA...

Don’t Be Afraid To Do Your Job

By Jennifer Klein Sometimes short sale clients need to be referred to a tax professional or real estate attorney. Overcome your fear of losing the listing and do your due-diligence as a real estate professional. Jennifer Klein is a...
February 24, 2011

My Deal Needs CPR… Again

By Kelly Reark I have been representing a buyer since June of this year when he made the decision to put in an offer on a short sale.  We aren’t closed yet, and it has been a bumpy road. ...
September 24, 2010

Saving My Business, My Community, and Our Industry

By Jonathan Osman If you ever want to start a heated discussion among agents in my area, ask them their opinion of short sales.  What will pour forth is the most draw-dropping tales of sheer lunacy; always ending with...

Tips to Cure Your Short Sale Headaches

By Dave Robison Mo Money Mo Problems! Bank of America has got it all. If they can’t even order a payoff, how is the Home Affordable Foreclosure Alternatives Program (HAFA) going to help? Do a short sale with them...