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Commisssion Reduction Requests

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tara Samney May 2, 2013. 10 Replies

General Questions; Since 2006 when Short Sales the norm;1) Have you been asked / told to cut your commission?2) Did you agree to do it?3) How much income do you estimate you have been denied / lost…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian Avery Dec 20, 2013. 347 Replies

What's your story?  Is your client being forced into

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Do you record telephone calls with Servicers / Lenders ?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Thom Colby CA Brkr 888-391-5245 Feb 4, 2013. 11 Replies

For quite some time now I selectively recording telephone conversations with Servicers / Lenders.  In CA, we must notify of recording.  I notify in writing directly on the 3rd Party Authorization so…Continue


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Thom Colby CA Brkr 888-391-5245 commented on Wendy Rulnick's group Wells Fargo Short Sales
"Specify the loan # that will be paid against - also put something in there that says the buyers contribution is contingent on written approval from both the first and the second and it will be paid through escrow at closing.."
Sep 13, 2019

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I am a California RE Broker working throughout Southern CA. A significant portion of my business for the past 9+ years has been Short Sales. I am both a Listing Broker and 3rd Party Negotiator for various Brokers and Agents. CA-BRE #01398570

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At 8:26am on September 13, 2019, Kay VanKampen said…

So here's what I changed:

Buyers and Sellers agree that buyers will contribute $34,000 to Wells Fargo Home Equity, Loan ########, to be paid through escrow at closing to satisfy Wells Fargo Home Equity Short Sale conditions.  Buyers contribution is contingent on written approval from both the first, SPServicing, Loan ###### and Wells Fargo Home Equity prior to closing.

At 5:48am on August 15, 2014, Linda C. Babbitt said…

 Hi Tom,

Thanks for the validation.  These people need to be stopped!

At 4:45am on July 26, 2013, Michael Hayley said…

Thom: thank you for the Freddie Mac BPO form. Wow. What a time saver. Thank you. 

At 2:50pm on April 5, 2013, Barbara Thomas said…

I saw comments at the group -- apparently I have to be "approved" by an administrator to comment there, so I'll comment here instead.

I have my 3rd "" auction event happening this weekend.  The 1st 2 were associated with Coop short sales through Bank of America. Mixed results there so far.  I'll save those comments for the BofA lender group.  At least BofA provides this as an option to the homeowner with a financial incentive for participation and successful closing of the short sale.

The most-recent one is a Nationstar short sale.  We had a Seller-accepted offer at the end of January, and then sometime later in February, the Seller and I both received a letter stating that Nationstar had engaged with to market and sell this property, and they hoped we would take advantage.  We said "No, thank you", and then we were later told that this was not "optional", but a required part of the short sale process.  When I asked if the homeowner would be offered an incentive to participate -- similar to Bank of America -- I received a rather rude response:  "Short sale is a gift to the borrower so we will not offer an incentive....."

In my opinion, "" is very much oriented toward REO properties.  Short sales -- especially when they are still occupied -- do not fit quite so well into their model.  For example, the current Nationstar is for a tenant-occupied duplex.  We were supposed to hold an open house from 11 am to 4 pm both Saturday and Sunday the weekend before the auction event.  Really??

Another observation is that has marketed all 3 of the properties so far as "Non-financeable - cash-only".  This has conflicted directly with my MLS comments which also suggested that conventional or rehab financing might work.  And it also strikes me that this moves these short sale properties back into the world of low-balling investors that the banks say they have been trying to avoid because they want "fair market value".

I will just conclude by saying that, so far, I am underwhelmed.

At 9:52am on January 24, 2013, Duretta Lorang said…

awesome and thank you.   this is a very conscientious homeowner.  serious illness of wife, no insurance for husband and home underwater.  tried to sell a couple of years ago, but no luck and prices only worse.  however, here is my major concern....90,000 in bank and income is good.   They just have reached an age where he can't take care of the property anymore and she has a very bad disease and needs surgery.  He does also and no insurance.   With proper documentation, could this work, Thom?  thank you.

At 6:15am on January 11, 2012, Edward Romero said…


Do you work Irvine? I am looking to refer a Buyer for the Irvine area, looking for a short sale. Please advise.


Ed Romero

At 2:08pm on January 8, 2012, Smitty said…

Hey Thom!  You have excellent insight.  I know sometimes we are on opposite sides of the pole, but I have great respect for you.

At 10:07am on December 21, 2010, Joe B. Bragado, Jr said…

Thom, thank you very much for the information on the BofA counter Offer.



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