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Top Ten Things We’d Like to Say to Short Sale Lenders

Posted by Jillian Dohack On April 25

If you deal with short sales on a regular basis sometimes you just need a good laugh.

Top 10 Things we'd like to say to Short Sale Lenders

I decided to have a little fun and create a spinoff of David Letterman’s famous Top Ten segment of Late Night and relate it to the Short Sale world and lenders.

So without further ado, here are the Top Ten Things we would like to be able to say to the Short Sale Lenders:

10. Your File is declined!

9. I can’t find you on the Letter of Authorization; please fill out a new one and allow 72 hours before you can speak on this file.

8. I need your 2 most recent bank statements, all pages for every account possible.

7. We are going to need a higher offer, but we can’t tell you how much.

6. I will give you until the end of the day to respond or I will have to close your file.

5. You can email me but I cannot respond by email. I will Fax you a response.

4. I submitted your file for a decision. Please allow 6 to 8 weeks for a response.

3. I can see that you have no money but we would like a cash contribution and a promissory note for the remaining balance.

2. Is closing on Time? (Repeatedly sending the same task over and over)

And now the number one thing we’d like to say to short sale lenders is: (drum roll please)

1. I am going to put you on a brief hold while I review the file…click!

Have you experienced these type of response’s from the Short Sale lenders? Have any others? Please share yours below in the comments!

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