This is a public service announcement! Beware of law firms soliciting you for short sale representation. I had another instance this week where someone paid an attorney in Florida to help them "negotiate" a short sale. Now they are less than two weeks away from foreclosure and no one is returning their calls. Why? Because they already got paid!!!!
Read my lips....No one can negotiate a short sale for you, not even a Realtor! We can "facilitate" it which means we can process the offer and short sale paperwork but we can't negotiate with your lender. We get paid when it closes and that's why a Realtor is your best bet. These attorneys (most of them are from Florida it seems) don't know your situation and I can promise they don't care. They get their money up front and you get thrown out of the house because they didn't follow up often or at all with the lender.
Never pay anyone up front, especially an out of state attorney, to help you with your short sale. This is something a local Realtor should be doing but be sure to choose one that's CDPE certified. This means they have the training and certification by the leading short sale training firm most recognized by lenders and banks. This can also hurt you when the bank sees you've paid someone money to help you that you could have paid to them! Trust me; they will look at that sort of thing.
If you need help with avoiding foreclosure, call me NOW! 404 663 7063 Don't wait until the month before the sale date!
www.SteveSellsGwinnett.com Steve Rider, CDPE Realtor with Keller Williams Lanier Partners in Braselton Georgia. Covering Barrow, Jackson, Gwinnett and Hall Counties in Northeast Georgia. If you're looking for real estate in Gwinnett County please contact me at 404 663 7063 or firstname.lastname@example.org.