Short sales are bitter sweet transactions. On one hand, you have stressed and overwhelmed home owners dealing with a home they no longer can afford. They’re frustrated with the bank(s), face the fear of foreclosure, are embarrassed over the situation, tired, and may even feel at lost. On the other hand, you have buyers whom may have found a great deal, but can be experiencing a riskier and longer than traditional real estate transaction. Nonetheless, regardless of side, while understandably it can be a stressful time; short sales can be a win-win situation for both buyers and sellers. They can be the answer when a property owner cannot afford to repay the mortgage, as the lien holders (i.e. banks) can agree to accept less than the amount of debt owed and subsequently release their lien on the property. The results can bring a fresh start for the homeowners and a new and improved experience on their finances. Likewise, buyers can find hidden gems and purchase a home substantially below market value. As a local short sale expert, I understand both sides and have the experience, knowledge, and compassion to help close such transactions as smoothly and quickly as possible.