Posted by JoeB(Atlanta) on April 13, 2000 at 21:42:49:
Hi Peter, since ownership sounds questionable, first make 100% sure they own it–either pay for or do your own title exam to determine who is current owner.
Then…here are some creative ideas to get your REO offer recognized:
- Submit a written contract via the agent they usually use to list their REOs and offer him half his normal commis (since he didn’t even have the listing) – he may have the ear of the top person there already
2)Write up your own contract/offer and submit it w/earnest money check (this always impresses the bank) and photos of house (I’m assuming it looks bad) in a FedEx (recipient signature required) package, addressed to the top dog (or as close to top dog as you can figure).
Best of success,