Thursday, August 21, 2008

Another Countrywide Short Sale Approved

I know everyone likes to complain about Countrywide Short Sales, but you know what, I like them. They are consistently inconsistent. I've had approvals from them in five weeks, without even a phone call from the negotiator, to five months, after them losing information, switching negotiators four times, and forgetting to order BPO's. At least it's a behemoth of a "system", and the consistency of the agent is the key to success with them.
My most recent approval is a condo in Destin, Florida. The drill was the same as most other short sales, with the key to the magic "approval" near the end. Here's the typical scenario from the listing agent's perspective:

Qualify seller

Obtain and prepare seller package

Price property at fair market value

Market property Field calls from agents asking "How far along in the process is the short sale?"

Field calls from agents asking "Do you have any offers on the property?"

Explain process to agent who is going to write offer

Once under contract with seller, send package to Countrywide

Follow up diligently with Countrywide

Buyer threatens to walk

Follow up diligently with Countrywide

Buyer threatens to walk

Obtain counter from Countrywide

Buyer says no, he'll walk

THE KEY, since this is a good offer, PROVE offer is good to Countrywide

Wait for approval

Buyer threatens to walk


Skill sets of the listing agent come into play in all aspects. Prepare well, get the details right, follow up, see the big picture, and get your approval.

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Wendy Rulnick, Broker, CRP, CRS, GRI, ABR Rulnick Realty, Inc.

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Anonymous Susan said...

Have you ever worked on a Wells Fargo short sale?

September 23, 2008 at 8:28:00 PM CDT  
Blogger Wendy Rulnick said...

Susan, Yes, Wells Fargo and ASC, many others.

September 24, 2008 at 8:02:00 AM CDT  

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