“For the banks, this is a case of simple math,” says Donna Tashjian with Keller Williams Realty Grand Rapids East, “The costs incurred in a foreclosure include maintaining the vacant property and advertising the property themselves. Typically, the home sells for less than it does in a short sale.” Because of this disparity, most major banks offer thousands of dollars in order to entice distressed homeowners into proactively seeking a solution.
Bank of America, Chase, Citibank and Wells Fargo all offer thousands of dollars in cash incentives, and some amounts can go as high as $30,000. “The great part about this for homeowners is that a short sale often ends up being better on credit reports than a foreclosure, so receiving cash is just a bonus they receive for engaging in a solution that helps them out in the long run,” said Donna.
As a Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE), Donna Tashjian is knowledgeable of the entire landscape of foreclosure avoidance options and is distinctly qualified to negotiate with banks and help financially strapped homeowners regain peace of mind and a sense of stability for the future.
Donna has developed a free report entitled “Short Sale Incentives: Why the bank will give you cash to sell the home you can’t afford” that is accessible from her website, www.DonnaHelpsHomeowners.INFO