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West Michigan Short Sales-If I knew then what I know now about Michigan Short Sale Experts

West Michigan Short Sales-If I knew then what I know now about Michigan Short Sale Experts I would have been able to help some really incredible people stop their home from foreclosingI would have been able to put them in the position to purchase a home in 12-18 short months iinstead of years!

I was once told I would never make it in the Grand Rapids Real Estate business because I cared to much.  How can anyone care too much about people?

Many years ago I was referred by a lender to a couple who needed to sell their Rockford home because they could not make their payments.  He said he gave them my number because money was not the driving force in my life.  That was quite a compliment.

House FloatingThe meeting with the couple was heart breaking, to say the very least.  They had six children ranging in age from about 4 to 21.  They all lived in the Rockford house which was immaculately cared for.  The distress in their eyes was evident as they told the story of how they came to own the home.  Too many people in cahoots including a lender that dropped the bomb on them at close that there were two loans.  They wanted to back out but were told there would be lawsuits.

With all my heart, I wished I had been there when this couple purchased the house but it was too late for that and they were in serious trouble.  The financial information they gave me was devastating.  There was absolutely no way they were going to be able to sell this house and pay the real estate fees.  They were drowning in debt and this house was the cement block around their neck.  At that time, I didn't even know what a West Michigan Short Sale Specialist was!

Life has taught me that if you pay if forward, you will be given back.  I listed the house taking no commission for myself. 
Even with no commission for myself, the home did not sell.  Even though this home was only a few years old and on over an acre, there were other homes just as nice selling for less.  So many people had lied to this couple and I didn't want to give them false hope, so I told them honestly that there was no reason for me to keep the home listed.  My heart broke for them.  The house foreclosed!

With all that I am, I wish I had known then what I know now about Michigan Short Sales.  If I knew then what I know now, they would probably already be purchaing a home.  Now I count myself among the Michigan Short Sale Realtor Experts that our times have demanded.    There are quite a number of West Michigan short sale homes, but there are a very limited number of agents who really are West Michigan Short Sale Experts.  Not only is it important to have an agent experienced in selling a Greater Grand Rapids Short Sale, but it is also important for buyers to have a West Michigan Short Sale Expert representing them in the sale.

For sellers, it can be extremely difficult to weed through and find an agent who is truly experienced in selling Ottawa County Short Sales and Kent County Short Sales.  What questions should a seller ask to find a West Michigan Short Sale Expert?   See my next blog, West Michigan Realtors Experienced in Short Sales - 6 Tips on How to Hire a Short Sale Agent  to find out what steps you need to take to make the best choice.

Let me know if you would like a West Michigan Short Sale Consultation.  Everything is kept confidential and there will be no pressure--I think  you probably have enough pressure in your life at this moment.  When you fill out the information on to submit a West Michigan Short Sale, I will contact you.  We will go over your situation and I can let you know if I can help.  Please feel free to call if you just want to talk.

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Comment balloon 9 commentsTami Vroma • September 28 2009 01:00PM


Tami - that is a shame.  Too bad you weren't in WMSS at the time.

Posted by Alan May, Helping you find your way home. (Coldwell Banker Residential) almost 8 years ago

Tami ~ I have successfully completed several short sale closings but I am in now way a short sale expert! The first one I listed I have another agent in my office help me. She walked me through the entire process!

It is heartbreaking when a homeowner looser their home! I am sure in your situations Tami the family was very grateful just to have someone who cared so much for them.

Looking forward to reading your followup blog!

Posted by Terrie Leighton, Reno Real Estate Agent ~ Selling Homes in Reno (Ferrari-Lund ~ Reno's Premier Real Estate Company) almost 8 years ago

Alan - It is a bummer because I really wanted to help them.

Terrie- I am lucky because I have a short sale team of about 10.  That is all they do and they are good at it!  I'll start working on follow up blog!

Posted by Tami Vroma, Realtor, Grand Rapids MI Real Estate (West Michigan Real Estate Specialist-Five Star Real Estate) almost 8 years ago

Tami,  You really can't care too much.  I'm glad you have become an expert and you will be able to help others.  Don't beat yourself up over the couple you couldn't help.  You did all you could do.  None of us knew how this market was going to change and the skills we would need to be able to truly help people.  All we can do is continue to learn and grow and do the best we can.  Good for you.  Nice blog.

Posted by Marian Goetzinger, Crystal Coast Real Estate NC (Pine Knoll Shores Realty 252-422-9000) almost 8 years ago

That was a heartbreaking situation Tami, this kind of encounters helps Grand Rapids Short Sale Agents and all Agents learn more and find more ways to help families not go to foreclosure.

Posted by Stephanie Anson (Anson Properties LLC) over 5 years ago

Thanks for sharing to us Tami this blog.You're indeed the finest Grand Rapids Short Sale Agent.You really know how to help people and in form us thru your blog.Good job!


Posted by Kim & Kristine Halverson, Realtors (, Santa Monica Real Estate :) ) over 5 years ago

Good blog here Tami,Thanks for sharing to us your knowledge.You always make an effort in helping everyone,such a good trait.No wonder you're the very best Grand Rapids Short Sale Agent.I know more success will come your way.


Posted by Sidney Kutchuk, Property Management & Sales Experts 951-217-6745 (Property Management & Sales at REALTY WORKS TEMECULA, CA 92590 (951) 217-6745) over 5 years ago

Hi Tamimyou are an expert on Grand rapids short sale no doubt about that.Thanks for this share definitely will help others in dealing towards for closure.Good luck on this and best of luck!


Posted by Jayne Clement, Los Angeles Short Sale Agents (Keller Williams Realty) over 5 years ago

Tami,This is a helpful and informative blog.Thanks for sharing this to us.You're definitely an expert Grand Rapids Short Sale Agent.Best of luck to you! 

Posted by Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale (International Properties and Investments LLC) over 5 years ago