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Short sales, does is create apeal if buyers sticks with same lender?

I always wondered if the selling bank in a short sale would find it more apealing to have the buyer finance the purchase of the property through them.  Would there be a conflict of interest at the time of purchase? Or would it even matter at all?

I was again faced with this today when giving out names of lenders to an out of state buyer. Should this person have the choice of financing with the same bank, or is it in their best interest not to?



Comment balloon 6 commentsStephanie Jacques • July 07 2009 02:04PM


Good question Stephanie,

I'm thinking to myself, "conflict of interest", but then again you can't just intentionally not include the selling bank can you??

It'll be interesting to see how this turns out.

Posted by Adell Forbes (REALTORĀ®), "Knowledge & Experience Working for You" (PalmerHouse Properties ) over 11 years ago

It really shouldn't matter. We are starting to see some lenders asking for the buyers to get a review (prequal) by the lender that is current with the mortgage so that they can get access to the financials. It might make them move quicker. I would just ask that the price be resolved beforethey get a look at a prospective buyer's financials so as to not try and jack up the value.

Posted by Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally (Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 ) over 11 years ago

Actually, it sometimes helps the buyer procure the property and oputs more money back into the bank.  I have an REO like that right now where the people stand a better chance if they use the bank who owns the foreclosure.

Posted by Linda K. Mayer, Realtor, SRES, SoCAL, A REALTOR YOU CAN TRUST (License # 01767321) over 11 years ago

I have found that yes... that does help with short sales, if you use the same lender... it gives them incentive.

Posted by Konnie Mac McCarthy, Broker/Owner - VA & MD "Time To Get A Move On!" (MacNificent Properties, LLC) over 11 years ago

I see no conflict of interest at all.  And I can spot one a continent away.

The lender is taking it in the shorts in phase one.  If they make an honest profit on phase 2, maybe they will be able to pay Uncle Sam back faster.

Talk about win-win-win!

Posted by Jim Hale, Eugene Oregon's Best Home Search Website (ACTIONAGENTS.NET) over 11 years ago

Thank you. This has been very helpful.

Posted by Stephanie Jacques, Stephanie Jacques Kleine (Better Homes and Gardens The Masiello Group) over 11 years ago

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