Recently I had a client who faced the unthinkable – her house went into foreclosure. It was going to be sold at auction. There was no way to stop this.
As an agent – as a person – it is a very tough situation to witness. I had advised repeatedly that we should start short-sale procedures but it fell on deaf ears. That was okay though. I understood. What I say all the time is that buying or selling a home is an emotional process. It is one of the biggest purchases we will ever make, and one of the most poignant. Not only is it a structure where we take shelter, but it houses our love and dreams of the future.
However, if there is one thing I can ever suggest… please pay attention to the warnings. Foreclosure is not a pretty process. It is heartwrenching to face, but please do not ignore the notices that come. Don’t go it alone either – enlist the help of an agent. Let someone in the field help take weight off your shoulders. There is HOPE. There are solutions out there. Take action before the impossible happens. Most importantly, remember that while the situation may be difficult and painful now… a new day will come.
Call or write me with any questions you may have. My best, –Vanessa