Keeping Your Stress Levels During the Short Sale Process

Hi, this is Kerri from the Bay Area Short Sale Angels, one of Bay Area’s number one short sale team. We do a lot of things to keep your stress levels down during the short sale process. The majority of our clients are dealing with more stress than they ever have in their entire lives. A lot of people have a lot of ideals and dreams going into their homes and the idea of having to give that up or being forced to give that up is devastating to a lot of people. One of our main goals is to keep your stress level down during the short sale process. One of the ways we do that is a lot of people stress out about getting their house perfect for showing. You need to clean up and do your dishes, but it doesn’t have to look like a model home, that’s not necessary. The way that we combat that is we strategically price the property below market value in order to get a lot of attention. The people will come and see the opportunity and possibility in your home.

The next thing is a lock box. A lot of people stress out on the lock box thinking agents will be coming and going all day and walk in on dinner. I understand that’s a pretty stressful thing. 9 times out of 10, unless the property is vacant, we won’t put a lock box on the house. The reason for that is we will set two Sunday open houses. We limit that to 2 – 2 1/2 hours and that way you will know when people will be coming in your house, it’s scheduled.

One of the other and more major things we do to combat stress is a lot of people worry about what if the buyer walks and we have to start all over again? Well, with that strategic pricing, we almost always get multiple offers and in that multiple offer scenario, we are not only able to choose an offer for first position but we are always able to get one or two really solid back up offers in case that buyer should go away or change their mind.

So those are a few of the things we do that keep your stress levels down. This is Kerri with the Bay Area Short Sale Angels where we believe there is nothing worse than doing nothing. We are Bay Area’s number one short sale team and we want to help you. Please let us know if you have any questions about the short sale process. Thanks and have a great day.