Lakeland Florida Short Sale – Hiring a Realtor® and not just any Realtor® is a must!

When it comes to Lakeland short sales, hiring a Realtor® is an absolute must, but not just any. I had an epiphany yesterday! Even after all this negative publicity in our housing market about foreclosures and short sales, a lot of Lakeland homeowners still don’t know anything about short sales.


If you are having trouble keeping up with your mortgage payments or already been late, due to loss of jobs, health issues, etc. but more importantly, before you sign a listing agreement with a real estate agent, let me suggest to you, “Who should you NOT hire as your Real Estate Agent?”

Short Sales have become by far the most extensive transaction in real estate that owners, real estate agents, and buyers are faced with. For homeowners, who are in dire need to sell their homes, they do the unthinkable and hire an agent to list the property so they just don’t have to deal with it no more. I am surprised by what reasons were for hiring an agent in the first place.

Follow these simple tips and I know you’ll be better off in the long run:

Don’t hire if…..

  1. An agent that tells you that he or she does not want to do short sales.
  2. An agent that talks bad about short sales.
  3. A relative or friend, who is an agent, but has never done short sales.
  4. An agent that doesn’t know what a short sale is.
  5. Your neighbor’s friend, who is an agent

Be proactive and instead seek a real estate agent, who can explain the short sale process to you and is experienced, diligent, confident and determined. Hire someone, who cares about you as a person, not just what’s in it for them. It’s that simple!

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Lakeland Florida Short Sale – Hiring a Realtor® and not just any Realtor® is a must!

Petra Norris – Realtor®

Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

CDV TransAtlantic, Inc.

P.O. Box 92050 – Lakeland, FL 33804-2050

Telephone (863) 618-6919

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