Most of us don’t speak the legal language and personally I’m thankful that most of us also don’t operate like some lenders. It’s hard to understand why a lender will jump at doing a Short Sale on a home as opposed to working with someone who’s done everything in their power to make right the situation they've ended up in, being overdue with the lender.
Many lenders somehow find it more logical to do a Short Sale than to work with the original owner and re-finance or negotiate terms that make it more reasonable for the owner to make regular payments again. Placing the overdue amounts at the end of your loan and putting you back on track seems more logical to you and I than taking a Short Sale. But then again, when does our logic seem to match the logic of most lenders?
What we have noticed though is that while we are all together in this financial mess of our economy we also seem to be more sympathetic and understanding about the situations of others. Friends and neighbors aren't so quick to judge those who suddenly have a “Foreclosure” or “Short Sale” sign on their front lawn. People have become more sympathetic to those in their community who have been hit hard by hard times. There is no longer a scarlet letter worn by those who have hit hard times and find themselves having to give up their home via a Short Sale.
There is no shame in Short Sales. In most cases, the homeowners have approached their lender in every possible way, using every possible means to keep their home. Most lenders turn down every option other than literally snapping your fingers and coming up with all of the money owed instantly, no matter what the situation may be. These lenders should bear all of the shame for creating situations that don’t allow for a good, honest homeowner to maintain their dream.
A Short Sale is an option that is taken to help keep your dignity, sell your home, and have a fresh start. Many take this choice hoping to do less harm to their credit rating. Many times friends and neighbors will not only understand your situation but will respect that you’ve remained dignified through a terrible crisis in your life. Each of us understands that we are almost all only a paycheck away from being on the streets in today’s economy. As we work together to make things better, one of the things we notice is that there truly is a lot less judging and finger pointing going on in life and a whole lot more understanding and help. The fingers are pointing to the lenders now instead.
We are here to help you understand and get through making the choices you need to make regarding a Short Sale of your home. We have the knowledge and training behind us to make your transition as smooth as possible. Most of all we will treat you with respect and help you not only make the experience understandable, but bearable. We can give you information that will give you hope and show you that the future may have a better picture ahead and even another home some day with our help. There is no shame in taking the option of a Short Sale and we are here to show you.