Short-Sale Pre-Foreclosure Investing: How to Buy "No-Equity" Properties Directly from the Bank -- at Huge Discounts
Chapter 1. Get Motivated, Set Goals, Get Started.
A Short-Sale Case Study—with a $200,000 Profit.
Accomplishing Your Goals.
This Is A Business, Not A Hobby.
Dealing With Naysayers.
Setting Up Your Office.
Structuring Your Business.
Ready To Do Business.
Chapter 2. What Is A Short- Sale? An Executive Summary of How to Negotiate With the Bank and the Homeowner.
Why Do I Need To Short-Sale?
Why Do Banks Short-Sale?
How Much Do You Offer The Bank?
Successful Short-Sales Start With The Homeowner.
Financial Agreement with The Homeowners.
How Much Should You Pay the Homeowner to Move?
Setting The Move-Out Date.
Chapter 3. Expert Strategies for Finding Distressed Properties and Foreclosures.
Buying Bank-Owned Properties For Pennies on the Dollar.
“I Buy Houses For Cash” Street Signs.
Magnetic Vehicle Signs.
More Deal-Finding Favorites.
Chapter 4. How to Approach the Homeowners and Create a Win-Win Solution.
Understanding Why Homeowners Want to Work With You.
Building Courage to Knock On Doors.
Friendly Negotiations with the Homeowners—What To Say And What You Need From Them.
Establishing Rapport over the Phone.
Knock on Doors Like a Pro.
Helping The Homeowners Understand Their Options.
Deed in Lieu of Foreclosure.
Chapter 13 Bankruptcy.
Chapter 5. Preparing Your First Offer
Authorization To Release Information.
Going To Contract.
Investor Cover Letter.
Comps That Justify Your Offer.
Estimated List And Cost of Repairs.
Chapter 6. How To Approach The Bank.
How To Get The Bank Interested in Talking to You.
What the Bank Wants From an Investor.
How to Get Through to a Stonewalling Lender.
Presenting Your Short-Sale Offer to the Bank.
The Asset Manager's Role.
Working with the Portfolio Representative Directly.
Getting Your Short-Sale Assigned to a Loss Mitigation Rep.
Additional Information the Bank May Require.
My Offer Is Submitted—Now What?
Chapter 7. Negotiating with A Second Or Third Mortgage Holder.
Your Conversation with the Second Lender.
Variations on a Theme.
Chapter 8. Key Elements of The Legal Process You Must Understand.
Understanding Ownership versus Debt.
Types of Liens.
Types of Mortgages and Loans.
Chapter 9. When the Bank Says Yes.
How Do I Buy More Time?
How Does The Homeowner Buy More Time?
Chapter 10. Three Profit-Making Exit Strategies: Wholesaling, Rehabbing, and Renting.
The Wholesale Path.
The Rehab Path.
Selling The Home.
The Rental Path.
Chapter 11. Setting the Closing Date and Making Sure the Closing Goes Smoothly.
A Successful Closing.
What If My Homeowners Change Their Minds?
What If My Buyers Change Their Minds?
Closing with The Assignment of Contract.
Double or Simultaneous Closings.
Are Double Closings Illegal?
Chapter 12. First-Year Expectations.
How You Can Become Rich without Going To College.
What We Did to Get Here.
What You Can Expect In Your First Year.
Thinking Like a Millionaire.
Dwan Bent-Twyford, "The Queen of Short Sales," is the country's leading authority on buying pre-foreclosure properties directly from lenders. She also leads popular boot camps for real estate investors.
Sharon Restrepo is known as "Short Sale Sharon" and specializes in buying foreclosure and distressed properties. She is the coauthor of numerous real estate home study courses, offers training workshops, and is cofounder of several real estate companies.