How to find a reputable realty Houston Texas to short sale home?
Finding a reputable realty Houston Texas to short sale home is not easy. Selling your home is nerve wracking and stressful. But when you’re in a distressed situation and have no choice but to sell on a short sale, its even more worrisome simply because your financial future is at stake. If you make a hiring error, and your house ends up in foreclosure, it could mean that you will not get to be a homeowner for many years into the future.
If you look at large name brand realty Houston Texas firms, there are nationally known firms such as Coldwell Banker, Keller Williams, and Remax. And there are locally known name brands such as John R. Wood, Amerivest, Premier Sotheby’s and Downing Frye. There are hundreds of small realty Houston Texas firms that might have 10 or fewer agents. John R. Wood and Premier Sotheby’s almost exclusively handle luxury homes. Whereas many of the other firms are more of generalists, focusing on modestly priced homes and condos on up to high end luxury homes.
When short selling your home, its less important to find a realty Houston Texas firm than it is to find a listing agent who is experienced in negotiating short sales. Why is this the case? Because the short sale listing agent is the person who will be selling your home and negotiating the short sale. Realty Houston Texas firms, on the other hand, will not negotiate your short sale for you. All they can do is recommend an agent in the firm who might be able to help you. The agent they recommend may not be an agent that knows short sales. So anyone they recommend might be a random recommendation for all you know.
You are hiring an agent because they have experience in doing short sales. This agent will earn a commission and get paid when they are successful at getting your short sale sold and closed. You hold this agent accountable for progress they make on your short sale.
Learn more about how to find, qualify and hire a short sale listing agent.