Re: Short-sale lender SCAM - Posted by rm
Posted by rm on August 24, 2005 at 16:52:00:
You’ve been too compliant from the start.
Too late now, but I try to avoid agreeing to anything verbally. You need to be using the higher authority principle, just like they do. “Joe, I’m not sure I can do that. I’ll have to check with So-and-So. Why don’t you fax me that and I’ll see if I can push it through.”
You might try, while you’re waiting, to inform them of some new development that will force you to LOWER your offer.
As of now, maybe the property’s been damaged in some way since your original offer? A new leak of some kind?
Generally, on a reinspection, you can find something else wrong with the property, and pay less than you had agreed to.
Surely you’ve bought properties that deteriorated between the contract and the closing date. Well, this one probably has, too. It’s up to you to find a compelling, and worsening by the day.
Also, as an aside… SEVENTY-NINE PAGES?!?
I wouldn’t read it either. You know, the FC reps DO have more than just one deal on their desk! With FC’s at record levels in many states, they’ve got even more work to do now than before.
You’ve been doing this for longer than I have, but I’ve whittled it all the way down to just the essentials for my packages, and I’m closing just over 2/3’s of my deals… and obviously working a lot less.