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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

NJ Short Sales: Should I Be Embarrassed by Doing a Short Sale

Short Sales are a situation that can often cause emotional turmoil as well as financial. It’s amazing how quick people are to judge others but times may be changing when it comes to today’s financial situations. We’re all feeling tough times. We all have seen local businesses close, people we know losing jobs they’ve had for years, and seen how the cost of living increases while the income we’re making doesn’t seem to be keeping the same pace.

Most of us don’t speak “legal-eze” and personally I’m thankful that most of us also don’t operate like some lenders. It’s hard to understand why a lender will jump at doing a Short Sale on a home as opposed to working with someone who’s done everything in their power to make right the situation they’ve ended up in, being overdue with the lender.

Many lenders somehow find it more logical to do a Short Sale than to work with the original owner and re-finance or negotiate terms that make it more reasonable for the owner to make regular payments again. Placing the overdue amounts at the end of your loan and putting you back on track seems more logical to you and I than taking a Short Sale. But then again, when does our logic seem to match the logic of most lenders?

What we have noticed though is that while we are all together in this financial mess of our economy we also seem to be more sympathetic and understanding about the situations of others. Friends and neighbors aren’t so quick to judge those who suddenly have a “Foreclosure” or “Short Sale” sign on their front lawn. People have become more sympathetic to those in their community who have been hit hard by hard times. There is no longer a scarlet letter worn by those who have hit hard times and find themselves having to give up their home via a Short Sale.

There is no shame in Short Sales. In most cases the home owners have approached their lender in every possible way, using every possible means to keep their home. Most lenders turn down every option other than literally snapping your fingers and coming up with all of the money owed instantly, no matter what the situation may be. These lenders should bear all of the shame for creating situations that don’t allow for a good, honest homeowner to maintain their dream.

A Short Sale is an option that is taken to help keep your dignity, sell your home, and have a fresh start. Many take this choice hoping to do less harm to their credit rating. Many times friends and neighbors will not only understand your situation but will respect that you’ve remained dignified through a terrible crisis in your life. Each of us understands that we are almost all only a paycheck away from being on the streets in today’s economy.

As we work together to make things better, one of the things we notice is that there truly is a lot less judging and finger pointing going on in life and a whole lot more understanding and help. The fingers are pointing to the lenders now instead.

We are here to help you understand and get through making the choices you need to make regarding a Short Sale of your home. We have the knowledge and training behind us to make your transition as smooth as possible. Most of all we will treat you with respect and help you not only make the experience understandable, but bearable. We can give you information that will give you hope and show you that the future may have a better picture ahead and even another home some day with our help. There is no shame in taking the option of a Short Sale and we are here to show you.

Thinking about a short sale?

I can help you short sale your property and get back on your feet. Send me an e-mail at I will contact you for a free consultation.

When we talk, I will explain how the process works in detail and answer any questions you may have. Or, if you prefer, you can call me at 609-868-1171

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Thanks for reading this, Larry Sarlo.

Larry is a Real Estate Agent at RE/MAX Preferred. Sicklerville Short Sales Realtor:

Phone: 609-868-1171.

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Important Notice

Larry Sarlo, RE/MAX Preferred, are not affiliated in any way, shape, or form with the government. Our services have not been reviewed or endorse by the government or your lender. Most lenders willingly work with agents on short sales. Why?

Because most short sales are beneficial to a lender. If you accept our offer to help you on a short sale, your lender may not agree to a short sale or to modify your loan. We do offer a loan modification kit.

However, the likelihood of negotiating a modification is like everything else in life. It takes work and persistence to convince your lender to modify your loan. No matter what you or we do, your lender may not approve a loan modification.

We do not recommend that you stop paying your mortgage, because this will cause damage to your credit and could cause you to lose your home. Because we know avoiding foreclosure is so important to any homeowner, we recommend that you speak with the appropriate legal or tax advisor before making any decision.

This is not intended as legal, technical, or tax advice. Please speak with a licensed professional before making any decision. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed as of the date of writing.

You have the option to reject a short sale or loan modification from your lender if it does not meet your approval. If you decide not to go thru with the short sale, then you do not have to pay us our fee. We normally make a real estate sales commission for helping you on a short sale.

The views expressed here are Larry's personal views and do not reflect the views of RE/MAX Preferred.

This information on NJ Short Sales: Should I Be Embarrassed by Doing a Short Sale is provided as a courtesy to our viewers to help them make informed decisions.


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Richelle said...

A lot of people would not be proud of putting up a short sale on their homes. But that should not be the case as such a hard challenge would serve as a stepping stone for a new start.

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sofia marielle said...

Oh Feel the same way when doing a short sale in my brother's house.

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