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Should I Have A Lawyer Help With My Short Sale?

If you are a homeowner facing foreclosure, you undoubtedly have lots of questions and concerns. A short sale transaction is a legal settlement between you and your lender in which you agree to settle your outstanding legal obligation through a reduced payoff of your loan. All distressed real estate transactions are fraught with difficult legal issues. The short sale process in particular involves extensive negotiations and presents complex legal issues related to recourse liability, taxation and forgiveness of debt, foreclosure processing, and the terms and provisions of the settlement and releases of liability. Traditional real estate brokers are forbidden by law from dispensing legal advice and therefore cannot offer you a complete understanding of the consequences of your decision. Make sure you are protected and that you have all the answers you need before making any decisions. THE ATTORNEY/BROKER ADVANTAGE FOR SHORT SALES For many homeowners, a short sale is the most effective foreclosure alternative. You will be able to remain in the home well past the scheduled foreclosure date while we negotiate a short sale with your lender. You will also be protected from lender lawsuits, eviction, deficiency judgments and collection actions once the short sale is completed, and you may be able to avoid certain tax consequences as well. You won’t pay any costs or fees in a short sale; the lender pays for everything and may even offer you a cash incentive. By combining a real estate brokerage with the knowledge and skill of an experienced real estate attorney, Lawyers Realty Group is able to provide unprecedented service in marketing and selling your home while fully protecting your legal rights throughout the process  –  and we do it all without putting a sign in your yard or a lockbox on your door. We employ a team of very skilled and experienced real estate professionals headed by Southern California’s top real estate attorney/broker. We know how to sell homes in this distressed market and maximize every advantage for the homeowner. Lawyers Realty Group will ensure that the banks are held accountable for their legal violations if they fail to cooperate in good faith. Only an Attorney/Broker can fully examine your legitimate options and forcefully protect your rights. I began my legal career representing national banks like Bank of America, Wells Fargo and JPMorgan Chase. I know how they operate, and I know how to work the system to help you achieve the best possible outcome for your difficult situation. Let me put that knowledge and experience to work for you. Lawyers Realty Group has helped countless homeowners put this nightmare behind them and regain their financial footing. Call me directly at (949) 613-5920. This is my direct line, not an assistant or a paralegal. If I don’t pick up, please leave a message for me and I will call you back as quickly as possible. You can also email me with all the information here. I’m here to help in any way I can – please call or email right away. WHY CHOOSE LAWYERS REALTY GROUP? LAWYERS REALTY GROUP is an attorney owned and operated short sale brokerage that was formed to help level the playing field between struggling homeowners and the bank lawyers who are threatening them with foreclosure, eviction, deficiency judgments and collection actions. Traditional real estate agents are simply not trained to deal with the underhanded tactics used by the banks, and it is illegal for those agents to discuss or negotiate the legal and tax issues raised in a short sale. This leaves homeowners vulnerable and unprotected. By combining a real estate brokerage with the knowledge and skill of an experienced real estate attorney, Lawyers Realty Group is able to provide full protection for homeowners while charging all costs and fees to the bank. Clients of Lawyers Realty Group receive free and comprehensive legal counseling, a full analysis of all options, and vigorous representation on both the legal and transactional sides of a short sale. We specialize in handling all aspects of short sale transactions, from listing and marketing homes to negotiating with the banks and commencing legal action when necessary. Lawyers Realty Group aggressively represents clients against the banks and maximizes every advantage for homeowners to help them begin their financial recovery. Derik N. Lewis, Esq., is the founder and president of Lawyers Realty Group. Derik is a California real estate attorney and real estate broker. He graduated magna cum laude from Boston University School of Law and has over 20 years of real estate experience. Derik served as legal counsel for some of the world’s largest lenders including Bank of America, Wells Fargo and JPMorgan Chase. Homeowners facing foreclosure or seeking a short sale can find help from a skilled real estate broker and experienced short sale attorney by contacting Derik at (949) 613-5920. “Your lender has a lawyer. You should too!”

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