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This is the 10th tip of “10 Questions You Should Ask About Florida Short Sales” eBook, which is available as a FREE download.

This is ultimately the question you must reconcile when contemplating how to handle your distressed real estate. It will admittedly be a tough nut to crack.

As we have seen, there are lots of issues to consider. For example…

There are many questions with which you wrestle before deciding to embark on the short sale journey.

It would be disingenuous for me to say that a short sale is better than walking away in every case since I make my living by closing and issuing title insurance on short sale transactions.

That is indeed the reason I will not represent a client individually for whom Winged Foot Title is performing title work.

However, I can say that in most cases a short sale provides the debtor much more control over their situation than just walking away. In a short sale, the property owner will know the terms of the short sale agreement and will likely know whether or not the lender has retained the right to pursue them for the deficiency amount.10 Questions You Should Ask About Florida Short Sales

Alternatively, there is no such clarity after a foreclosure. I can also say that a short sale provides the property owner a better chance at fetching a higher price and thus a lower potential deficiency amount than if the property were to sell at foreclosure auction or on the REO or post-foreclosure market.

These are just a couple of the benefits of considering a short sale in my opinion.

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