SHORT SALES & BACK UP OFFERS

With the Sacramento Real Estate market full of Short Sale Properties for Sale it is taking longer to close on the purchase of your new home.  Due to the vast number of short sale properties available, the banks are starting to back up again on the approval of short sale properties.

If you are unwilling to wait a minimum of 60-90 days for an approval of your offer then a short sale is NOT for you.   With the decrease of inventory available for sale in the Sacramento area, we are seeing an increase of multiple offers on our listings for sale.   We are also seeing quite a few buyers who are unwilling to wait for short sale approval.   This is the main reason we take BACKUP offers on our listings and ask that our buyers be held in backup position.  We have seen countless buyers who are in 1st, 2nd and even 3rd backup position get their home.  Patience is the name of the game in the short sale process.  

If you are making an offer on a Short Sale Property, be prepared for a lengthy process.   Updates are sometimes hard to come by, but working with a diligent agent who is well versed in Short Sales will help make the process quite a bit smoother and sometimes quite a bit faster.

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