Today, we continue our Santa Clarita Short Sale Myth series with Santa Clarita Short Sale Myth number Seven.
As a managing broker with iRealty of Los Angeles and a Certified Distressed Property Expert, I’ve had the opportunity to work with many homeowners facing foreclosure. It’s quite common and unfortunate for homeowners to be embarrassed over their situation of possible foreclosure, and it’s always such a pleasure for me personally, to help them solve their problem and move on with their lives. Please, if this sounds familiar, there’s no further need to despair! Please contact me immediately and we’ll see if we can work together to short sale your home, or find a lender to provide you with an acceptable solution.
Santa Clarita Short Sale Myth Number Seven: A Short Sale is Embarrassing! No, no, no! It doesn’t have to be embarrassing! Please read below as we expand on this sensitive subject matter.
Some of us are hesitant to discuss our financial situation with anyone, including their own family. They certainly don’t want a Real Estate agent posting a FOR SALE sign out front. Often times a homeowner will call me about their mortgage issues and they are curious about their options to avoid foreclosure. Although a short sale is most likely the answer I will provide, it’s not always the case. Most homeowners quickly agree this is the best option for them, but are concerned about the possible embarrassment a short sale might bring them. There are several ways to eliminate these concerns. First off, I tell them their neighbors do not have to know that they are selling their home. We simply won’t put a sign in the yard and won’t hold any open houses. That usually brings much needed relief to them. I also remind them, they are not alone. At the time of this post, 40 percent of the active homes on the Santa Clarita Real Estate market were short sales. Now in the year 2014 it’s only about 9% but these numbers are proof that our struggling homeowners are not alone, and many have walked in their shoes. I have recently sold a home where there was no sign, no flyers, no lockbox, and no open house. The neighborhood found out that their neighbor was moving on the actual moving day when there noticed a big moving truck outside the home.
If you’re struggling with your mortgage, please know you have options and there are viable solutions! Don’t be afraid or embarrassed to talk to an professional that has experience and a proven track record with short sale transactions. Any discussions will be confidential and if you decide to short sale your home we can have it done in the most discreet manner possible. Please let us help you, help yourself! Contact us today!