Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Texting by Real Estate Agents is Out of Control

Texting real estate agents
The new “jump and respond” mentality of texting by real estate agents is out of control.  9:00 p.m. at night – text message: “Can I show xyz Destin Florida listing tomorrow at 8:00 a.m.?”    Texting during contract negotiations: “Can the buyer move in early?” “Why not?”  Texting during the short sale, “Any news?” Who is this texting me, anyway?
Anyone who texts knows it is an instant interruption to whatever the receiver is doing. Texting is not like  emailing. You can open your email when you want. Texting is an instant DING on your phone with the blaring message THERE demanding a response NOW.  The real estate agent/sender knows this. They want an answer IMMEDIATELY. They know you got their message right THEN. You cannot open it at your leisure, like checking your voicemail after lunch, or doing a send and receive when you have time to check emails. It's in your face.
I understand URGENT messages, like, “About to take off on airplane – the buyer accepted the counter!” That is one thing, but some agents have taken to constantly texting and expecting an immediate response. What do I do? I don’t respond via text. I will EMAIL the agent back. It’s a HINT.  If they text me to show one of dozens of my listings (like I’ve memorized all my showing instructions), I have my staff call them on the PHONE to arrange the showing. If they ask me if I got their text, I tell them why I am responding another way. Some of them get it. Many do not.
Etiquette has left. Texting has replaced it.
It's Wendy!
Wendy Rulnick, Broker, Rulnick Realty, Inc.
Call toll-free 1-877-487-9639 or local 850-650-7883 ext 204
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4786 Shoal Lake Circle, Crestview FL - Bank of America Coop Short Sale

Shoal Lake Crestview
This is a delightful Crestview Florida home short sale home is south of I-10 in the Shoal Lake subdivision. It is in the Bank of America Cooperative short sale program.  That means that the price is pre-approved, and can change, so keep an eye on it. The property was originally listed for $139,900 and is now listed for $118,700.  Some advantages of the Bank of America "Coop" short sale program are a waiver of deficiency for the borrower, a possible cash incentive at closing, and a pre-approved list price. Pricing is not always an advantage, though. Sometimes Bank of America's price is not in line with the market.
If you have a Bank of America mortgage and need to short sale, you should explore your qualifications for a Coop short sale. If you have a VA loan, however, you'll have to do a VA Compromise Sale. If you have an FHA loan, you will need to do an FHA Pre foreclosure sale.  Other loans may qualify for the HAFA program or just be a traditional short sale. If you need help figuring it all out, give me a call.
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 It's Wendy!
Wendy Rulnick, Broker, Rulnick Realty, Inc.
Call toll-free 1-877-487-9639 or local 850-650-7883 ext 204
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Monday, June 10, 2013

2643 Barefoot Creek Cv., Navarre Florida Short Sale Under Contract

Navarre short saleThis short sale home in Barefoot Creek, near Holley by the Sea, Navarre Florida is now under contract. From listing to almost sold in six weeks, this home near Hidden Creek Golf Course off Highway 87 featured a large, restful back yard.  There were only a few showings, but it just took the right buyer popping into the market to find his perfect home.
This Navarre Florida short sale has one mortgage with Green Tree Servicing. Green Tree has taken over the servicing of many of Bank of America's mortgages.  You will be hearing more about them in the future. They currently don't use the Equator platform that Bank of America does, but process short sales the "old fashioned" way, via fax and repeated phone calls.  This Green Tree short sale could take about 120 days for approval.
Some of the reasons this Holley by the Sea area home sold quickly were its condition, accurate pricing and comprehensive internet marketing.
It's Wendy!

Wendy Rulnick, Broker, Rulnick Realty, Inc.
Call toll-free  1-877-487-9639  850-650-7883  ext 204

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Wendy Rulnick, Broker, is a short sale and pre-foreclosure specialist and has been featured in "Kiplinger Personal Finance Magazine" and "Florida Realtor Magazine". She has successfully helped hundreds of families avoid foreclosure through short sale along the Emerald Coast of Florida. Wendy Rulnick is knowledgeable in all aspects of short sale, including VA Compromise SaleFHA HUD pre-foreclosure saleHAP military PCS, HAFA, Bank of America Coop program and more.  She is also co-founder of www.ShortSaleSuperstars.com and short sale instructor to agents across the United States. Wendy Rulnick sells real estate in Destin, Santa Rosa Beach, Fort Walton Beach, Niceville, Bluewater Bay, Navarre, Seagrove Beach, Watercolor, Sandestin, Seaside, Crestview, Rosemary Beach, Mary Esther, Shalimar, Panama City Beach, Eglin AFB, Hurlburt Field.

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Wendy Rulnick is the marketing choice for sellers on the Emerald Coast who want to list and get their homes and condos sold in Destin, Sandestin, Bluewater Bay, Santa Rosa Beach, 30-A, Watercolor, Seaside, Rosemary Beach, Seacrest Beach, Kelly Plantation, Regatta Bay, Destiny and more.
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