Hi, I am a Real Estate Agent. You have some good information on short sales. But, is it written assuming that banks actually want to do short sales. I have worked on a particular short sale with a large national bank. We started on it seven months ago. They sent out an appraiser a couple of months ago.

Then, they said they were transferring the file over to a third party short sale negotiating company. Now, we have to start the process at the beginning with  this new short sale processor. What can I do to get the process moving along. It seems to me like the banks do not want to work with us on a short sale. -Elaina.

Hello, Elaina. Banks do like to do short sales. The problem is that some banks are overwhelmed with so many short sale and loan modification applications. Here is why the banks prefer a short sale to a foreclosure. They have learned from past experience that a short sale dramatically reduces their losses compared to a foreclosure.

They know that a short sale is sold 6-12 months sooner than they can sell a house. Short Sale Homes usually sell for more money than a foreclosure. In addition, they are able to reduce a lot of costs associated with a foreclosure. Those costs include legal fees, court fees, interest, property taxes and a lot of other costs. This helps out their bottom line. So although it may seem like they don't like short sales, the truth is that they do. 

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