Thursday, March 11, 2010

Real Estate Investing: Beware of Short Sale Companies

I have come across more than a few companies that claim to be “experts” in short sale negotiations, only to find that not only is the information they provide not accurate, but sometimes they are just out-and-out scams. Most are newly formed companies, with no true experts on site. Typically they’re just trying to take advantage of the current market. I know of a company in GA that tells real estate investors that they will negotiate short sales on their behalf for $1,800.00 per transaction and the investor gets to keep all the profit! Only one problem; they close less then 1% of the short sales they are given.

We are in a time where many people are desperate financially and emotionally, and there are those out there who are eager to take advantage of people in these types of situations. Granted, there are some agencies out there that are good, legitimate short sale companies but, you have to know the difference between the good and the bad.

So what is the answer? Learn how to negotiate short sales yourself! Yes, it's possible to learn to negotiate short sales, as an investor or on behalf of someone else.

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Until next time.

James Gage