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Northeast OH Short Sales: Why do some buyer’s offers get accepted while others are declined?

Northeast OH – The Stop Foreclosure Institute recently received a question from Jonathan. Here was his question. 

“I am looking to buy a short sale. The seller wouldn’t accept my offer. My agent told me it was because the short sale lender has told them they wouldn’t accept the offer.

I am a cash buyer and can’t understand why they wouldn’t take my offer. Why do some buyer’s offers get accepted while others are declined? Jonathan.”

Click here to discover how other sellers successfully did a short sale and avoided foreclosure.

Here is the answer to his question. Usually the offer that is accepted is the one that is offering the highest sales price.

Sure banks and short sale lenders like cash offers. But, that is only everything else is the same. They won’t accept a cash offer when it is lower than other offers on the table.

Here is an example. A normal homeowner is selling their house. It is worth $400,000 and he is asking $400,000 for the home.

A buyer offers $350,000 cash. “You should accept my offer because it is cash”, the buyer says. Meanwhile another buyer offers $400,000 and they have already been approved for a loan.

If you were that seller, what would you do? Would you take a little risk to make an extra $50,000? Most people would. In fact, there isn’t much risk because the buyer has already been approved for a loan.

Yes, cash does matter. But, these banks want to reduce their losses as much as possible. They are already losing tens and hundreds of thousands on a short sale.

They own these homes cash. They don’t have to get their money out right away. They like cash offers, but they like to reduce their losses even more.

Thinking about a short sale? I can help you short sale your property and never pay the bank another penny. Send me an e-mail at I will contact you for a free consultation.

When we talk, I will explain how the process works in detail and answer any questions you may have. Or, if you prefer, you can call me at (440) 348-5500

Discover how other sellers successfully completed a short sale and request a free consultation by clicking here.

Thinking about a loan modification? Our Northeast OH loan modification kit has the instructions you will need to get a loan modification approved with your bank. Click here to request a copy.

Thanks for reading this, Andy Morris.

Andy is a Real Estate Broker at Realty Trust Services. Northeast OH Short Sales Realtor:

Phone: (440) 348-5500.

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