Huntington Beach CA – The Stop Foreclosure Institute recently received a question from John. Here is John’s Question.

“I am trying to buy a short sale. I have been waiting on an answer to my offer for 6 months. The agent tells me we should have an answer any day.

But, they’ve been saying that for a long time already. What should I do? John.”

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John, I think you should run for the hills. We see a lot of agents quote 6-8 months for a short sale response. Those agents simply don’t know what they are talking about.

We have processed short sales with the most difficult lenders in an average of 2-3 months. The key is aggressive follow up. You have to check on the status of the file twice a week.

The reason a short sale would take 6-8 months on average is because the agent isn’t doing that. If it takes more than a week to get a response to a question or call, then we contact the CEO of the lender and the local newspapers.

It has taken a week to get a response to a simple question. We had a short sale negotiator that we had been working with on a file. We had already talked back and forth several times.

He told us that he was waiting on 1 item and then he could make a decision on the short sale. That item was going to be completed in 3-4 days.

We waited a week and then started calling him. I would call and e-mail him once each day. We still hadn’t heard from him after a week of e-mailing and leaving messages.

We think that is pathetic and incompetent. Don’t you agree? It shouldn’t take a professional more than a week to respond to a voicemail, should it?

At that point we contacted the CEO’s office. We told them that if we didn’t have a response in 24 hours, then we would contact Fannie Mae. (Fannie Mae owned the loan.)

Needless to say, he got back to us right away. Thinking about a short sale?

I can help you short sale your property and never pay the bank another penny. Send me an e-mail at I will contact you for a free consultation.

When we talk, I will explain how the process works in detail and answer any questions you may have. Or, if you prefer, you can call me at 714-334-7808

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Thanks for reading this, Tony Hunthausen.

Tony is a Real Estate Broker Associate at Remax Select One. Huntington Beach Short Sales Realtor:

Phone: 714-334-7808.

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Important Notice

Tony Hunthausen, Remax Select One, and the Stop Foreclosure Institute are not affiliated in any way, shape, or form with the government. Our services have not been reviewed or endorse by the government or your lender. Most lenders willingly work with agents on short sales. Why?

Because most short sales are beneficial to a lender. If you accept our offer to help you on a short sale, your lender may not agree to a short sale or to modify your loan. We do offer a loan modification kit.

However, the likelihood of negotiating a modification is like everything else in life. It takes work and persistence to convince your lender to modify your loan. No matter what you or we do, your lender may not approve a loan modification.

We do not recommend that you stop paying your mortgage, because this will cause damage to your credit and could cause you to lose your home. Because we know avoiding foreclosure is so important to any homeowner, we recommend that you speak with the appropriate legal or tax advisor before making any decision.

This is not intended as legal, technical, or tax advice. Please speak with a licensed professional before making any decision. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed as of the date of writing.

You have the option to reject a short sale or loan modification from your lender if it does not meet your approval. If you decide not to go thru with the short sale, then you do not have to pay us our fee. We normally make a real estate sales commission for helping you on a short sale.

The views expressed here are Hunthausen’s personal views and do not reflect the views of Remax Select One.

This information on Huntington Beach Short Sales: Do Short Sales Really Take 6-8 Months? is provided as a courtesy to our viewers to help them make informed decisions.