Thinking of Buying or Selling a Short Sale? Hart to Hart Real Estate is Brevard County's Certified Short Sale Expert! Please click on Contact Hart to Hart and email us with any questions you may have and/or if you would like us to send you a list of Short Sales. We will contact you within a few minutes. We look forward to working with you.
Hart to Hart Real Estate has recognized the importance of providing this value-added service to our clients. In today's increasingly competitive real estate market, our trained agents set themselves apart by helping homeowners navigate through the process of short selling their home before it goes into foreclosure and providing buyers with our expertise we have acquired to help the Short Sale process go smooth.
Acquiring the CSP designation and an increased awareness of the principles of short sales, Hart to Hart agents are immediately able to better serve their current and prospective home sellers that may need to short sale their home. Our knowledge sets the individuals who have attained the CSP apart from their peers, because it gives us the tools to assess a homeowner's situation and properly guide them and the buyer of the property through all the necessary approval processes required to short sale a home. Our short sale team will be able to help the owner prepare the required documentation, navigate through the mortgage framework and keep the homeowner's property from being foreclosed upon.
What is a Short Sale?
A Short Sale is when the lender of record agrees to discount their payoff to accommodate a sale of a house when:
- The borrower has experienced hardship and is unable to repay the mortgage
- The value is proven to be less than the amount needed to pay off all loans, encumbrances and real estate selling costs
- The loan is delinquent or in default.
Often when a house in which the proceeds of a sale will fall short of what the home owner still owes on the mortgage, lenders will accept the lesser proceeds as a short sale. By doing this the lender forgives the balance of mortgage and thereby avoids a lengthy and costly foreclosure procedure.
Why Choose a CSP Agent?
The world of real estate is ever changing and never seems to remain constant for more than a brief period. Just a few years ago few agents or homeowners even knew what a short-sale was. Today the real estate landscape has changed dramatically and the time has come to bring in the certified professional.
A key element in the selling of a property short is knowing who makes the ultimate decision and making sure your proposal will take the least amount of time to process. With the market conditions in some areas causing a flood of short-sale properties having an experienced and well trained guide will make the process much smoother.
The reason you should choose a Certified Short-Sale Professional is similar to the reason you would select a brain surgeon over a family practitioner to perform brain surgery. This very complex balancing act of selling your home in a short-sale position is so far away from what the normal real estate agent has experienced. The risk involved of not completing a short-sale transaction properly is much worse than a situation that an agent is used to... in a normal transaction if the deal does not close the consumer loses mostly just time... in a short-sale if the deal does not close properly you can be foreclosed upon. With this said a CSP designated agent has two goals:
- Work with your lender to assist you in resolving the imbalance between home value and mortgage debt and
- Sell your home quickly and as painless as possible.
CSP real estate professionals are expert facilitators of the short-sale transaction - from beginning to end. Those agents that have earned the CSP Designation recognize the impact that a short-sale can have on the sale of a home and have been prepared to provide that value added service for their clients. Who better to work through the issues of short-selling your home than the one that is assuming responsibility for the marketing of your home? Equipped with the knowledge and skills to ensure that your home is fully prepared to present a proposal to the lender, the CSP real estate professional will ensure you have an edge.