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Short Sale Best Practices...Protecting Homeowner's Rights and Your License

Unethical and/or illegal real estate practices will definitely catch up to those who engage in such behaviors.

The Washington State Department of Licensing recently suspended the licenses of brokers engaging in unethical/illegal practices regarding short sales.

Read the full blog post - here is an excerpt:

Investigators found evidence of ongoing patterns and practices that financially harmed consumers. These practices included:

  • misrepresenting to sellers that the home would be purchased by the broker if it didn’t sell within 30 days
  • telling homeowners to stop making mortgage payments so they could do a short sale
  • listing homes at prices not authorized by the homeowner
  • listing homes at artificially reduced prices in order to generate low-ball offers
  • misrepresenting the contents of listing agreements by having homeowners sign blank addenda and later filling in unacceptable list price authorizations
  • failing to provide sellers with copies of executed listing agreements
  • telling homeowners to vacate their home before they were legally required to do so
  • communicating negligently with homeowners, potential buyers, and lenders

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