Valerie's Belfair WA Real Estate Blog: So make selling that short sale a little more difficult Mr. Bank. How can I sell the home if you lock me out? Geeesh........why not make it a little more difficult to get a buyer in there? HELLO???!!! IS THERE ANYONE OUT THERE???!!!!!

So make selling that short sale a little more difficult Mr. Bank. How can I sell the home if you lock me out? Geeesh........why not make it a little more difficult to get a buyer in there? HELLO???!!! IS THERE ANYONE OUT THERE???!!!!!

How can I sell the home if you lock me, other agents and potential buyers out??

It is a frustrating world out there right now for everyone and as a real estate agent, I have had my share of many frustrating circumstances!

Right now the most frustrating one for me is the fact that a short sale bank's property management company has locked me out of the home that I have listed for sale as a shortsale.

They do not yet own the property, and the auction date has actually been postponed for now ,so we have a better opportunity to come under contract with a buyer.  And then they do this! Lock me out of the listing. Dumb. dumb. and dumber. I'd have met them there if they had just told me they were doing it or made some arrangement to get a new key and my lockbox! Just give me a heads up maybe??!!!!!!!  Are you so busy and uncaring that it did not matter that you want it under contract but you lock everyone out? Greeeeaaat! 

I can see that they need to make sure their asset is kept safe and sound (believe me I DO check on the home on a regular basis as one of my listings), BUT why would you take away my access to sell the home ? I thought that was the objective??????Especially since you do not legally own it as of yet?

How can we show and SELL the property if we can't get in?  So are you shooting yourself in the foot here in your endeavor to help us any way you can in the short sale process as you repeatedly exclaim?

I only ask that you give me a phone call and make arrangements with me to have a key after you changed the locks so I CAN sell the home.

My sign is a fairly big sign on the property (you know the one that says FOR SALE with my company name, my name, the company number AND my number on it, along with flyers?) and you had to remove my lockbox to put it in the house, so it is not like you did not know it was not listed!!!!    And then when I call the number on the very nice sticker you placed on the door - you tell me you can't talk to ME and give ME any information!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!     grrrrrrrrrr.......

HELLO????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IS THERE ANYONE OUT THERE?????  

  

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Comment balloon 6 commentsValerie Spaulding • August 30 2010 07:18PM

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You can file a police report for the theft of your lock box.  I also would have the owners file a report - banks have no right to change the locks if they have not foreclosed on the property.  The homes owner still has rights.

Posted by Jo Olson, HOMEFRONT Realty @ LAKE Roosevelt - Stevens County (HOMEFRONT Realty) about 8 years ago

Jo - Pretty dismaying that the owner and the agents  have to go through all of this with all of the bs to begin with to get a short sale sold.... ~~sighhh~~ 

Can't wait to talk to the person when they call to check on the status of the property! HA!

Thanks for stopping by Jo and reading me rant!  Hate not being able to do my job.....

Posted by Valerie Spaulding, Allyn-Belfair-Hood Canal-Local Expertise! (Windermere Peninsula Properties~Allyn~Belfair~WA) about 8 years ago

Valerie, this is a sad LOL.

Happens all the time. Then we either spend $100 to pay someone to change locks back or wait 3 weeks for the bank to get the field services company to send us a key. If we change the locks the bank may change them again and it's an endless loop.

In the meantime the house keeps floating towards foreclosure.

Posted by Dave Halpern, Louisville Short Sale Expert (Keller Williams Realty Louisville East (502) 664-7827) about 8 years ago

Dave- you aren't kidding.......    homeowner is not too happy either since we have been faithfully trying to do the right thing and make this work and get it sold and now this. uuughhhh...  too crazy and ridiculous to even have to go through it. Thanks for stopping in !

Posted by Valerie Spaulding, Allyn-Belfair-Hood Canal-Local Expertise! (Windermere Peninsula Properties~Allyn~Belfair~WA) about 8 years ago

Valerie, Nothing surprises me anymore … and I feel your frustration. We work our butts off in the market and need cooperation from all parties … including the lenders. I’m sorry this happened to you … things will get better … they have just have to!

Posted by Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist (KD Realty - 408.972.1822) about 8 years ago

Hi Kathleen -  there are things that are just outrageous that are happening and now there is a lot more to this story as well!  Crazy! Crazy! Crazy!Thanks for stopping in!

Posted by Valerie Spaulding, Allyn-Belfair-Hood Canal-Local Expertise! (Windermere Peninsula Properties~Allyn~Belfair~WA) about 8 years ago

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