All posts by Melissa Zavala
Short sales aren't known to be the most seamless of transactions, but knowing some basic tricks can make the process go smoothly.
Short sale negotiations are not well known for being easy, and that's why it is such a tricky niche, but knowing a simple truth about banks can help anyone inch closer to mastering the process.
There is currently a lot of misinformation floating around about mortgage debt forgiveness - let's examine the current policies on the topic.
During a short sale, there may be various obstacles, with misaligned property values ranking near the top, but it doesn't have to be a dealbreaker!
(AGENT/GENIUS) To kick start 2013, there are areas of focus that real estate agents can focus on to increase their income right now.
(AGENT/GENIUS) - As Nationstar's new acquisitions take effect, many are raising their eyebrows at the widespread implications on the market.
When a deal comes down to the wire and the buyer can't come up with the surprise fees at closing, should an agent pitch in, or walk away?
There is a difference between a generalist and a short sale expert, so know the difference and establish trust in your community and with clients by focusing.
After HUD announced changes to FHA short sales policies, they quickly recanted and postponed a ban on dual agency.
FHA short sales are slow going and sometimes complex, with HUD making a substantial change to the process recently.
Whether a veteran or a newbie, there is no guarantee that a short sale transaction will close on time, so here is what to do when that insurmountable obstacle presents itself.
When a real estate professional is working short sales, getting respect from short sale lenders can be tricky - how can this be done without being too pushy or too passive?