What is it with Real Estate agents and their For Sale signs on Short Sales

    I get it.  I know that a real estate sign that is posted at a property for sale is a sign of “having arrived”.  “Yes, I’m a real estate agent and have a listing, so there… Ha… ”

    Santa Clarita real estate values“Come one and come all – I’m a top producer, that is why you see my sign at that home you want to buy…”  “It is not just for looks, Call me I have others…”

    You can imagine our Short Sellers surprise, when we tell them we are not “for” the “for sale” sign being posted at their short sale.  There is nothing you should be embarassed about when needing to short sale or wanting to have a “strategic” short sale conducted on your behalf.

    But, there is no reason to stand in the middle of the street screaming, “Hey Everyone, I know I bought my home in 2007, at the height of the market, but do to ________________(fill in the blank), I cannot afford it any longer…”

    You may be wondering what might go in side of the “fill in the blank” portion?  Here are a few that we have had personally in our offices.

    • I was terminated from my job
    • My hours have been cut
    • I now have to take fur-low days
    • We are taking care of my parents
    • I was diagnosed with Cancer and the medical bills are mounting
    • My son was diagnosed with Leukemia
    • We have an adjustable rate mortgage that is due
    • We have a balloon note that is about to be called

    There have been so many other “scenarios”.  We have those that are wanting to have us complete for them, a strategic short sale as well.

    The one thing that my Short Sale team and our short sale clients can agree on is “Not having a real estate sign posted at an occupied short sale listing.”

    Signs don’t sell a home.  Today, the internet exposure is what sells a home.  The Syndication websites sell homes.  If the agent has the ability to work the internet to maximize their clients home being exposed on the net – that is what sells homes.  89% of those looking for homes are starting their search, unaided, on the world wide web.

    If we place the home you are selling short on the World Wide Web, not just in the Multiple Listing Service, but in a “Strategic Way” on the Internet – it will be seen by more Qualified Buyers than other listings that have just been uploaded into the MLS – 98% of agents only do the MLS thing.  “The internet?  That is a whole different animal 🙂 ”

    Be Safe, make sure those you are hiring are actual full time and Licensed Agents, make sure they have completed short sale before.  Make sure theydirectly” represent the short sale sellers and do not farm out their short sales to another third party negotiator.  Call us with any questions.

    Here is what is going on currently in the Real estate market in Valencia CA, Zip Code 91354.

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    Paris and Connor MacIvor

    Connor and Paris MacIvor are in the Top 1% of Realtors Nationwide, starting their real estate business in 1998 with RE/MAX Gateway - Santa Clarita Valley and Valencia CA. Their becoming licensed real estate consultants and representatives came from the horrible experience they had when they bought their first home. There were many things that the agent they had hired did not explain and disclose, which per law he should have. Getting that agent on the phone after they closed escrow and after he had gotten paid was impossible. Paris and Connor called the broker, the board of realtors, the office manager and all they received was the promise of a phone call back. The remedy did come, but not as fast and in the way they wanted. That act - that bad agent was the reason why Paris and Connor became Realtors. That was all they needed to vow to never let the same fate befall anyone else, that befell them. Today Connor and Paris are focused on client service. Protection and top-shelf service with regard to their real estate clientele. They primarily work within the Santa Clarita Valley and Valencia CA. However, for a referral, where 80+ of their business is referrals they have License and Will Travel to other parts of Ventura County, Los Angeles County, and Orange County to handle real estate transactions for those who trust their real estate operation. Writing on their Real Estate Blog is a passion. SCVnest.com/blog is where you will find over 10,000 real estate articles. Go to SCVnest.com/radio to listen to their latest real estate radio broadcast.

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