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Started this discussion. Last reply by Kristine Zelazo Short Sale Gal 1 hour ago. 33 Replies

Hello Short Sale Superstars!We are set to release a Short Sale Super Star Survival Guide and we want your Tips; We want to know your BEST Short Sale Survival Tips and so does the world!!!  Only Ten…Continue

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Kristine Zelazo Short Sale Gal replied to Brett Goldsmith's discussion GET PUBLISHED BY Short Sale Super STARS
"There is nothing worse then getting a short sale approval letter and then ordering lien and title to find you have liens/Judgments to negotiate.  Especially if there is an IRS lien which takes at least 30 days to set aside the lien from the…"
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Brett Goldsmith commented on Stephanie Lim's group FHA - HUD Short Sales
"@ismael If a modification is approved and it's simply rejected they typically won't let it into a ss on a FHA insured loan."
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MItigationPros replied to Brett Goldsmith's discussion GET PUBLISHED BY Short Sale Super STARS
"Title: Know the CFPB Guidelines, Escalation Contacts & ALL attached Liens & Judgments!   After working solely on short sales for over a decade, the best tips we can offer to all industry professionals are regarding escalations and…"
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Brett Goldsmith commented on Stephanie Lim's group FHA - HUD Short Sales
" Is the home in foreclosure? I'd open up a ticket."
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Tony Morales replied to Brett Goldsmith's discussion GET PUBLISHED BY Short Sale Super STARS
"TIP:   Call the lender first then do your homework Find out their guidelines on commissions, allowance to junior liens, electronic signatures allowed, foreclosure postponement, relocation incentive given or not and the documents they…"
Feb 21
Helena Kaucheck replied to Brett Goldsmith's discussion GET PUBLISHED BY Short Sale Super STARS
"Homeowner Tips: 1) Preparing for a short sale should includes speaking to professionals such as attorneys and CPAs to get the best picture of the legal and tax implications and potential documents may be once a short sale is completed.  Some…"
Feb 21
Brett Goldsmith replied to Rebeka Shadpour's discussion Value Dispute in the group Caliber Home Loans
"I recommend asking the negotiator who the investor on the loan is and if you can open a value dispute. Different investors may require general or specific paperwork."
Feb 20
Brett Goldsmith replied to Rebeka Shadpour's discussion Value Dispute in the group Caliber Home Loans
"They do standard value dispute practices. I personally like Caliber over many of the other servicers. 310-564-6389"
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Brett Goldsmith replied to Johnny Escobar's discussion Servicer setting closing date BEFORE approval?
"Most banks like 30 days from approval as the verbiage. Not normal they gave you a specific date to put. I wouldn't personally be concerned about this though in my opinion. Every servicer and assigned processor is different, they are humans…"
Feb 16
Brett Goldsmith replied to Jackie Gonzalez's discussion Get condo fees paid, lower bank asking price questions
"PFS is a 3 tier program. 88% NET, 86%, 84% off appraised value. ( read ATP ) I believe HUD will pay 1,500 to subordinate liens max. Parties will need to contribute to  close gap. if exceeding 88% tier relocation incentive my be approved and…"
Feb 13

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My name is Brett Goldsmith I'm the CEO of Short Sale Superstars. You can also find me at I am a partner who oversees a team of real estate professionals that specialize in short sales, loan modifications, and 2nd lien settlements.

Our brokerage is partnered with attorneys, which allow us to give stronger services in all areas of real estate. Since the 2007 pop of the mortgage bubble we have been able to help thousands of struggling homeowners as well as those buyers and sellers that are not struggling at all. We have worked hard to go above and beyond to bring the main street client better communication, knowledge, experience, and a sense of dedication to their case. Although we work a large number of cases, we take great pride in our customer service and making each client's voice heard. If you're interested in anymore information regarding specific programs and services offered please feel free to send me an email at or call me at 310-564-6389. My door is always open and thank you in advance for the opportunity to serve and meet your needs.

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At 6:55pm on October 12, 2015, Kelly Magreevy said…

Hi Brett,

I have been working on a short sale since February, Fannie Mae is investor, was told today that my seller is not eligible because he is not delinquent on his mortgage payments. He is a veteran that retired from the air force and had to move to Wisconsin. He got a job as a postal worker and has a security clearance. I had heard that once he misses the 31 days of  his mortgage payment that Fannie Mae will grant the short sale. The junior lienholder is Chase who has been very responsive. What should I tell this AF veteran to do? Thanks for your help with this. 

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Short Sale Processing Support

Posted on December 13, 2016 at 3:13pm 0 Comments

Why Use A Short Sale Processor?

“No one can whistle a symphony. It takes a whole orchestra to play it.” 

Some agents will not touch a short sale file without their processor(s) and others are scared to relinquish any control whatsoever. We come across a mix of both and find that once an agent has a processor who adds enough value to their business they will never turn back.

A processor should know 10X than you about short sales and everything that goes into…


California - Charged Up Front For A Loan Modification Review?

Posted on August 6, 2014 at 4:00pm 0 Comments

We want to help get homeowners get their money back who were charged upfront for a loan modification review in California. If you know anyone who falls into this category and who would like to try to get their money back please let me know as I can get them free assistance in this matter.


Ocwen Continues to Grow Buying Rescap's Servicing Platform (GMAC)

Posted on February 26, 2013 at 3:34pm 0 Comments

Ocwen is continuing to grow as they won an auction for Rescap's mortage servicing and origination assets. Files that were previously being serviced with GMAC will now be serviced by Ocwen. Ocwen is a large servicer who is well known in the short sale community for it's outsourcing and not wanting to postpone sale dates. With that aside Ocwen is a fairly easy lender to deal with if you have contacts and know how to maneuver through their…


Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act

Posted on October 22, 2012 at 9:41pm 0 Comments

The Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act is a government bill that offers relief to most homeowners who would normally owe taxes on the forgiven debt after performing a short sale. The purpose of this act is to help homeowners avoid additional financial hardship by performing a short sale. This Act became a law in 2007. Prior to this act the borrower would have to pay taxes on their forgiven debt. With this act in place, a borrower does not have to pay income tax on forgiven debt in MOST…





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