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Short Sale Agent / NAR Call To Action for Tax Reform

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Sawgrass is a fully developed large scale neighborhood in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. The community is comprised mainly of Sawgrass Country Club, and TPC Sawgrass Players Club, which feature 2,973 combined residences.  Anchoring the neighborhoods is the recently redeveloped Sawgrass Village Shopping Mall, which is home to several…See More
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We would like to give thanks to all of the men and women who dedicate their lives to protecting the freedom that we love so much here in the US. We at LinkUp Realty have worked hard to create www.JacksonvilleVeterans.com as a true resource that active duty and veterans visit regularly for information about Jacksonville,…See More
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We are pleased to announce Barbara Cockrell as a new team member at the LinkUp Realty Bartram Park Office. Barbara brings a high level of expertise to the table and is the sister of famous real estate investing guru Ron LeGrand. She recently earned the Military Relocation Professional (MRP) designation and is quicly carving out her niche with the help of…See More
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Madeira St. Augustine Florida Homes for SaleThe Madeira community in historic St. Augustine was carved out of a golf course. The neighborhood sits on just over 1,000 acres including 600 acres of unspoiled marsh wetlands, as well as numerous lakes and preserves. Like its location in the nations oldest…See More
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Jacksonville, FL, St. Augustine, FL Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, Orange Park, FL, Jacksonville Bch, FL Duval County, Clay County, Nassau County, and St. Johns County Florida. Pretty much all of Northeast Florida
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http://www.short-sale-specialists.com
Short Sale Transactions Completed
100+
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I've got over 50 websites with thousands of pages of content, yet am horrible at writing!!

I started in real estate as an agent in 2005, and was in the top 1% of agents in Northeast Florida my first FULL year in 2006. Due to the changing market, I changed my business model in 2007 dramatically and started focusing on short sales. I still keep a good inventory of around 100 short sale listings.

In 2008 I founded The Short Sale Specialist Network, a nationwide network of Realtors who specialize in short sales. We are currently working with thousands of homeowners around the country every month, guiding them through the process and directing them to an experienced agent in their area.

In April 2010 we launched the CSSG (Certified Short Sale Guide) training course and designation for agents. We offer unparalleled resources for agents who work short sale on our main agent site, http://www.TheShortSaleGuide.com
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Jacksonville Short Sale Specialist

Short Sale Specialist in Jacksonville

What is a real estate short sale in Jacksonville?

A quick sale in real estate, also commonly called a short sale, happens when a lender is willing to accept a lower pay off on a loan than what is currently owed due to the borrowers inability to continue making payments.

What does it take to qualify for a Jacksonville Short sale?

Short Sale Specialist Realtor in JacksonvilleWhile lenders seem to be easier to work with lately regarding qualifications, there are usually three borrower qualifications that most lenders require for a Jacksonville short sale.

  1. Negative Equity - The proceeds from the sale of the property, after all closing costs
    are paid, are less than the amount currently owed on the property,
  2. Financial Insolvency - Financial insolvency means that the borrower has no other assets that could cover the deficiency (the difference between what is owed on the property and the proceeds from the sale)
  3. Financial hardship - Financial hardships that are acceptable do vary some from lender to lender, but the most common ones are; divorce or legal separation, loss of employment or reduction in income, job transfer or relocation, incarceration, medical emergencies or major medical expenses, death of a family member, vacant rental properties, damaged property, just to name a few. Most lenders believe that a short sale is not for home owners who simply want to sell, but for those who have to sell.

Is it possible for me to get money back for completing a short sale?

Until recent times, it was almost unheard of for a home owner to get money back in a short sale. Things have changed for the better. The HAFA program, backed by the US Government, allows homeowners $3,000 to use towards relocation expenses. In addition, some lenders will offer generous incentives of their own in addition to money offered through the HAFA program. We have seen home owners get as much as $35,000 back to complete a short sale.

Who will pay the Jacksonville short sale Realtors® commission?

In a short sale it is customary for a lender to cover all fees associated with the sale of the property, including your Jacksonville short sale specialist as well. In almost all cases, a home owner in hardship will pay no out of pocket expense to complete a short sale transaction.

How Can a Jacksonville short sale specialist help me?

As a Jacksonville short sale specialist, I have helped many home owners who are in a Short Sale Realtordifficult financial season get a fresh start with a short sale. Short sales are not part of our "basic training" as real estate agents, and are something that should only be left to those of us who are especially qualified and experienced. Experience is everything when it comes. I'll not only market your home in the traditional manor, but will guide you through this transition while simultaneously processing the short sale with your lender. Visit my website for more information on the short sale process.

Michael Linkenauger

License Number: SL1181312

First Coast Realty Associates

PHONE: 904-733-4911

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Sawgrass Ponte Vedra FL Homes for Sale

Posted on November 13, 2015 at 2:14pm 0 Comments

Sawgrass is a fully developed large scale neighborhood in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. The community is comprised mainly of Sawgrass Country Club, and TPC Sawgrass Players Club, which feature 2,973 combined residences.  Anchoring the neighborhoods is the recently redeveloped Sawgrass Village…

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A True Resource for Veterans in Jacksonville FL

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We would like to give thanks to all of the men and women who dedicate their lives to protecting the freedom that we love so much here in the US. We at LinkUp Realty have worked hard to create www.JacksonvilleVeterans.com as a true resource that active duty and veterans visit regularly for…

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Famed agent Barbara Cockrell joins LinkUp Realty

Posted on October 30, 2015 at 1:15pm 0 Comments

We are pleased to announce Barbara Cockrell as a new team member at the LinkUp Realty Bartram Park Office. Barbara brings a high level of expertise to the table and is the sister of famous real estate investing guru Ron LeGrand. She recently earned the Military Relocation Professional (MRP) designation and is quicly carving out…

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Madeira St. Augustine Florida Homes for Sale

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Madeira St. Augustine Florida Homes for Sale

The Madeira community in historic St. Augustine was carved out of a golf course. The…

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At 1:39pm on April 22, 2014, Heith D Mohler said…

Mike , I would like to use AKRONSHORTSALES.COM if still available as I work this area in northeast Ohio . I also have an office in Titusville Fl Brevard county. We were premium members of the first short sale network before it changed . Do we need to re join and pay another fee ? Let us know. Thanks, 

At 7:37pm on March 27, 2014, Cyndi Carver said…

Thank you for the connect, Mike. 

At 2:25pm on October 7, 2013, TRULANS TRUDA HICKMAN said…

Thanks for your note but I do need some additional info.  Thanks

At 1:28pm on September 5, 2013, Michael Gaudin said…

Thank you Mike! You are doing a great job! Best in the industry!

At 3:44pm on July 30, 2013, Aileen Potter said…
How do I become a short sale listing agent with your company?
At 5:49pm on January 2, 2013, Jon Gosche said…

Thanks for the invitation.  I have only received one referral from Short Sale Network here in Idaho after a year.  I have been involved in 130 seller side short sales.  Not all alone.  Some with one of my agents who I got doing it, is now a dynamo with them.  Short sales and Bank owned property is dropping of fast in Boise Idaho though.  Ada County where Boise is more than 250,000 people.  Today there are only 50 bank owned homes for sale.  About 450 short sales.  A year ago there were some agents who had 50 to 100 REO listings.

At 5:33pm on January 2, 2013, Ernie Dill said…

Hey Mike - I met you on the Cruise last year.  This year, we're planning a vacation in one spot, where I will be on vacation, not in seminars!  I met some terriffic folks last year and no disrespect to the cruise, but it wasn't a vacation...it was work!  Best,  Ern

At 11:02am on October 31, 2012, Jacqueline Lee said…

Excellent information! Thanks for sharing that with us!

Also, do you know any lenders in Jacksonville who work with buyers after short sale?

At 1:32pm on July 6, 2012, Juan Portorreal said…

Thanks, Mike looking forward to share information!!!!

At 1:43pm on March 24, 2012, Kay Islam said…

The Short Sale Symposium at Sea 2012 was Awesome!! Thanks Mike

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