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🏠How Does the Short Sale Process Work in Charlotte NC

Charlotte NC Short Sales

A short sale allows you to sell your home, eliminate the possibility of a foreclosure, and satisfy your mortgage at the same time!

Not everyone in my field of real estate has been duly trained to understand the short sale process. This is the reason why I’m reaching out to you so you can find answers to your questions and to help you understand why a short sale is always a better option than a foreclosure.

My name is Nancy Braun and I’m your designated Certified Short Sale Seller (CSSS) in Charlotte, NC. I’m bringing you our specific step by step process, which will not only educate and help you make the right decisions but will also guarantee a fresh start for you that is mortgage-free.

Bank of America says the best way to avoid foreclosure and your property being auctioned off is through a short sale!

Short Sales in Charlotte, NC  are not everyone’s cup of tea . With everything that Advance Mortgage Education has taught me plus my experience in the real estate industry for more than two decades, I’m extremely confident that we can skip the frustrating parts and jump straight to the revolutionary steps of the short sale process.

This is unique in each state, but the steps generally include:

  1. Demonstrate financial hardship and provide documents

  2. Contact a REALTORⓇ

  3. Settle with a lender then sell your property

Charlotte NC Short Sales

Demonstrate financial hardship and provide documents. Once you have identified that you’re behind on your mortgage or you can no longer continue to pay due to illness or job change, you will need to demonstrate financial hardship by showing documents to your lender. Your lender or the bank will need to see financial records and why the sale could not recoup the mortgage with a regular sale.

Some of these primary documents are:

  • Authorization to release information

  • Your financial statement

  • Listing contract

  • Purchase and sale agreement

  • Your last two pay stubs

  • Two months of bank statements

  • Two most recent tax returns

  • Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) of value

  • Your personal hardship letter

Bear in mind that some lenders may demand additional documents but I normally call them ahead of time to get the list of complete requirements before submitting the complete short sale package.

Contact a REALTORⓇ. You will need a Certified Short Sale Seller like myself to deal with the complexity of this transaction. I can verify if you make a good candidate for a short sale. Through your letter of authorization, I can contact your lender on your behalf, list your house at the low end of fair market value.

Settle with a lender then sell your property. My team and I sell homes 24% faster than the average agent.  I have no doubt that we can accomplish  the same thing with short sales.

I will be there as your lender completes the appraisal and will monitor your loan status until closing. This can be a slow process, as the average turnaround time for approval or denial is 40-60 days. In some cases, it may take longer.

I would love to be there for you as we review the terms from each lender that sends an approval letter and together we can decide the settlement.

We’ll make this a positive and an unforgettable selling experience

Call me, Nancy Braun, at 704-997-3794! I will be helping you sell your home in Charlotte, NC.

And if you’re a buyer reading this, as long as you’re willing to wait for third party approvals, short sales are definitely a steal!

In case you cannot view this video here, please click the link below to view How Does the Short Sale Process Work in Charlotte NC on my YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/v6cB1Oh8ExA

What Are the Top 3 Things to Consider in Hiring a Charlotte Short Sale Agent

Short Sale Agent in Charlotte

Selling a home under difficult circumstances is challenging but it’s always smarter than pursuing the road of bankruptcy or foreclosure 

One of the things you should be exact about when you’re opting for a short sale is hiring an agent.

A short sale is not an easy task, it requires a lot of skill and experience to make it work. It’s not enough to hire a short sale agent in Charlotte just by choosing the first one you see online. We'll help you determine how to wisely choose one by considering these 3 tips.

Short sales experience  

My team and I at Showcase Realty understand the importance of working with someone who is reliable and has impressive experience.

The great news is yours truly, Nancy Braun, has recently earned the first and only North Carolina state specific Certified Short Sale Seller designation which has been made possible through the Advance Mortgage Education.

I will help you work on getting back your financial freedom by providing you with better options if you’re faced with the depressing possibility of a foreclosure.

Experience with a short sale bank  

I can entice the bank to accept the short sale offer. This means:

  • returning the documents required by the bank promptly including a hardship letter
  • being responsible for generating a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) to justify the price
  • providing buyer’s information
  • submitting other documents such as proof of income and assets

I will do the groundwork first.

Home selling experience in Charlotte 

With more than 20 years of successful experience in real estate and the mortgage market, I’ve no doubt that I’ll be able to bring excellent results on the table. I have genuine concern and a vision for both home sellers and buyers.

I’ve sold thousands of homes. I’ve joined the top ranks when it comes to resales in the region. My real estate home selling team will place you in a very enviable position of working with these highly motivated buyer and seller prospects that we generate so you will have higher tendency of selling your house overnight.

Short Sale Agent in Charlotte

There goes our top 3 tips on choosing a short sale agent in Charlotte!

The sale of your house will depend on my skill level as a Certified Short Sale Seller.  And that is why it’s necessary to pick me as someone who will help you become a champion on this journey.

There’s always something good in every situation, and I’m excited to work with you so l can help you gain a better understanding on short sales. And even after this transaction, you can still expect me to be around making sure that you will have a positive start. After all, we’re put here on earth to look after each other.

Once again, this is Nancy Braun! Call me at 704-997-3794!

In case you cannot view this video here, please click the link below to view What Are the Top 3 Things to Consider in Hiring a Charlotte Short Sale Agent on my YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/7AQbIZMZ_XY

Nancy Braun Earns Shorts Sale Seller Certification

Short Sale Agents in Charlotte NC

Charlotte, NC December 7, 2017 – FORCE Advisory Council Chairperson Nancy Braun, owner and Broker-in-Charge of Showcase Realty, has earned the first and only North Carolina state specific Certified Short Sale Seller designation through Advance Mortgage Education. With well over two decades experience in the real estate and mortgage market, Braun will bring her expert knowledge of specialty markets to help short sale sellers and homeowners underwater navigate through the arduous process of short sales.

Braun states, “This North Carolina Short Sale Seller course provided updated, comprehensive and critical information to effectively represent sellers in complicated short sale transactions. I can provide a better option to sellers facing the potentially devastating effects a foreclosure can have on them and their families. It is gratifying to know that I can make a difference in my clients’ lives and help them get back on track to financial freedom.”

Advance Mortgage Education, Inc was the very first to conduct Short Sale and Loss Mitigation continuing education courses in North Carolina in 2003 stating, “We are the only education provider to have courses approved with the NC Real Estate Commission, the NC Banking Commission, and the NC State Bar. We have been providing North Carolina real estate agents, loan officers, mortgage brokers, paralegals and attorneys with Short Sale courses for the past fourteen years.”

FORCE. Creating Quality Connections.

Charlotte Short Sale Agents

Charlotte NC Short Sales

Are you looking for an answer to your mortgage problems?

A short sale may be a good option if you need to sell your home but find that you owe more on your mortgage than the current estimated value of the property. It is an agreement between you and your lender that the lender will accept less than the full payoff amount for your mortgage.

These days, short sales are becoming more and more popular throughout the country with a noticeable increase in many states. However, many people are still unfamiliar with it.

Once you have determined that a short sale is the right step for you and your family, you will next want to consult with Charlotte short sale agents. While any agent can assist you with a short sale, not all agents have the experience to avoid the pitfalls or know how to help you expedite the short sale process.

What should you know about the short sale process?

A short sale includes negotiations between a number of people, so it is wise to have an expert on your side to guide you.  The process tends to be lengthy and includes paperwork-intensive transactions.

This type of real estate transaction is too complicated to trust to a novice and the process should never be taken lightly. In fact, short sales can be 4 to 5 times the amount of work as a regular transaction.

There are some real estate agents who claim to be short sale experts but do not have the education or experience to provide the service you need. Don’t make the mistake of choosing an agent to do your short sale simply because that agent has an impressive website or has taken a couple of short sale classes. Keep in mind that a short sale class, even one which results in certification, does not necessarily make an agent a short sale agent.

The short sale transaction is complicated enough and taking on an agent who is incapable will only add to the challenges. If you are not familiar with the short sale process and also hire an inexperienced short sale agent, then you will be creating more problems for yourself.

Short Sale Agents in Charlotte NC

Here are some questions you should consider when choosing short sale agents to work with:

  • Is the agent experienced?
  • Is the agent a neighborhood specialist?
  • Does the agent possess specialized knowledge or has received training for specific types of transactions?
  • How many short sales has he/she closed?
  • What are referrals saying about the agent?

Given the complexity of paperwork and negotiations, it’s essential to work with the best Charlotte short sale agent. That would be me, Nancy Braun.

Our team at Showcase Realty specializes in short sales and encourages sellers to use this process, rather than go through the devastation of a foreclosure.

We are committed to delivering a  high level of professionalism and will be by your side every step of the way in assisting to find a favorable solution for your situation. We will discuss with you the details of the process including the things you should expect.

Call me, Nancy Braun, at 704-997-3794 to learn more about short sales and how they will benefit you.

In case you cannot view this video here, please click the link below to view Charlotte Short Sale Agents on my YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/JJY-HfcmnVs

Tips on buying in a recovering housing market

NPR’s Marketplace ran a story this morning suggesting that with low interest rates and low prices, now is a great time to buy a home. Foreclosures and short sales offer great deals, and the best path to find them is through a specialty brokerage. As a premier agency for bank-owned properties in the Charlotte area, Showcase Realty has dozens of listings throughout the metro area.

Read or listen to the full Marketplace report.

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