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Chapter 10 – Tips to Ensure Your Short Sale Purchase Goes Smoothly

Hire a realtor with short sales experienceHomebuyers looking for bargain real estate prices often decide to choose short sales. While they do provide an excellent way to enjoy a great price on real estate for sale, the process can take quite a bit of time to complete. Buyers that find a home they love will want to make every effort to ensure that the short sale purchase goes as smoothly as possible.

The following tips can be used by buyers to make the process a smooth one, allowing homebuyers to close the transaction and get in their new home as quickly as possible.

Tip #1 – Hire an Experienced Short Sale Agent

One of the best tips homeowners can follow to ensure the short sale purchase goes smoothly is to hire an experienced short sale agent to help them navigate the complex process of purchasing this type of real estate.

Although buyers may have worked with other agents in the past with success, it is essential to find an agent that has plenty of experience dealing with short sales. When interviewing agents, it is important to ask them how much experience they have working with these transactions. It is also a good idea to ask the agent how many shortsale transactions they have closed successfully.

A real estate professional that is experienced in shortsale real estate homes will be able to help buyers find short sales. They can also help show the homes, negotiate the purchase price and work on communicating with the lender as well. Buyers that use an experienced agent that has successfully closed these transactions in the past are more likely to end up with a successful close on the home.

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