Posted by: Catherine | May 16, 2011

Californians – got a short sale horror story to share? Good stories welcome too!

Share it here!

The California Association of Realtors has launched a new site “California Short Sales” and they want real estate agents to submit  short sale horror stories (and the good stories too).  Boy have I got a few – of both!  Honestly, most of my short sales do close.  The processing headaches when dealing with the major lenders though, seem to be ongoing.  Just when you think “you’ve got it,” the bank goes and “improves” their system, “enhances” the process or changes platforms, employees, etc.  The one thing I’ve learned about short sales is that things never stay “status quo.”  Even when things are going well, the banks seem to find a way to mess with the system that was working in order to “fix” something we all didn’t know was broken!

So, send this to your agents, submit your stories – good and bad – and perhaps CAR can help impact change in the industry.

Check it out and submit your stories:

We Want to Hear Your Short Sale Stories!

With fewer than three of five short sales closing in California, C.A.R. is well aware of the difficulties REALTORS® and their clients face when navigating lenders’ and servicers’ short-sale procedures.

The CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® wants to hear about consumers’ experiences during short sale transactions – good and bad. Therefore, we are asking REALTORS® to collect their clients’ stories and submit them to C.A.R.

We want to know more about what is happening in the field, and how the short sale process is being viewed by consumers- drama and frustrations welcome.  If you and your client want your story heard, sound off – we are here to listen.

Please send your clients’ stories to and include your clients’ names and locations.  You must ask your clients for permission to share their story prior to submission.  Anonymous entries will not be accepted. “

If you need to get information about doing a short sale in Contra Costa, including Walnut Creek, Concord, Pleasant Hill, Martinez, Clayton, Danville, San Ramon, Lafayette, Orinda, Pittsburg, Antioch, Oakley, Brentwood – and surrounding towns – call me.  I am your short sale specialist, a Bay Area real estate broker dedicated to helping you in a short sale situation.  If you’re delinquent on your mortgage, or think you might be, call me – I’ll help you identify resources to either save your home if possible, or walk you down the short sale path as needed. I have references to attorneys and tax professionals.  I am not associated with any lender, but I’ve worked with most all the major national lenders and many of the local ones too.

Call me,

Catherine Myers

Contra Costa Short Sales, Walnut Creek Real Estate
Windermere Bay Area Properties
DRE 01337828


Contra Costa Real Estate, homes for sale, short sales

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