Preston and I are probably two of the least patient people, so this short sale business is really not good for us. And let’s say that it’s not the best thing that we know someone, who knows someone, who knows someone, that actually works at Bank of America. Through that we can get the boss’s name of the current negotiator that is working our case (well the negotiator of the month — remember we’ve had 5, or is it 6 now).
Anyway, we’ve sent probably 6-8 emails to different people, pleading our case. Telling them how much we want this house and how much we have done to preserve it. This is always with no answer back to us personally. But sometimes the seller’s realtor will start receiving some sort of response from the negotiator. We’re not sure if this is a coincidence or not, but we figured heck, it can’t be hurting anything, right? Right?!
We hadn’t heard anything in about a month on our house so we got some email addresses and went on our merry way changing names and addresses and sending out emails.
Boy, oh boy, was I surprised when in my mailbox was a response back from the boss of the negotiator. And to make it worse, this is all I could see when I clicked to read the response.
I freaked out. Is this good? Is this bad? That can’t be good. Can it? So I did like the email said, I downloaded it. Then it wanted me to register. So I started doing that. Then I got nervous so I did what any sane person would do. I chatted my friend at work and told her the story:
Me: Um, so what should I do?
Friend: Want me to come stand behind you for moral support?
Then I attempted to register again, but it gave me an error.
Me: Crap! Maybe it’s been open for too long?
Friend: How long have you been staring at this page? 45 minutes?
Me: haha, no! Um, let’s try again.
And, finally it went through. After all that worry this is the email I received:
Thank you for your email. Unfortunately due to you being the Buyer, I cannot provide any information to you regarding this short sale. Per HUD guidelines we are only permitted to speak with the Seller and the Seller’s Listing Agent.
Are you kidding me! All that worry and this is what I get? Well, at least I got a response, more than the realtor had gotten.