SELLING A HOUSE BY MORTGAGEE SALE
If your bank is warning you about selling your house by mortgagee sale, you can still aim for a prime sale price to get the best possible equity - but don't leave it too late.
If you're not being forced, but it's heading that way, reach out to us because we've been helping Kiwis achieve optimum house sale prices for over ten years - often for record sale prices and the equity might really help you.
A house sale price by mortgagee sale is often bottom dollar and that's what we will help you prevent. We understand that being in a mortgagee sale predicament can be both heart breaking and terrifying.
This is the one place you can go to for free support and help through this trying time.
PRE-EMPTING A FORCED MORTGAGEE SALE
It surprises us how many mortgagee sales are advertised as a Mortgagee Sale instead of featuring the property’s draw cards like big bedrooms, a sub-dividable section or a great view.
An advertising heading 'mortgagee sale' screams out “bottom dollar”, but unfortunately for you, the mortgagor, banks and real estate agents appointed by them, are not obliged to state the features and benefits of your property. The bank wants their money back and quickly. This is how it mostly works.
YOUR BANK WILL CHOOSE A REAL ESTATE AGENT - NOT YOU
With the aim of recouping their money, a bank will appoint a real estate agent and valuer. You will unlikely have time to do any improvements to help add any value. This is the consequence of putting off the inevitable.
The Banking Ombudsman website states: "The bank does not have to wait for the best time to sell the property or improve the property before a mortgagee sale. A mortgagee sale for a price less than the current market value usually does not in itself establish a breach of the bank’s obligation". That is, if they have sought a valuation and the offer to purchase is reasonable.
It also mentions that "sometimes mortgagors complain that the bank’s real estate agent was incompetent and marketed the property poorly. If the real estate agent followed a reasonable marketing plan, the property was appropriately advertised and was reasonably available to potential purchasers to view, we are likely to find that the sales process was fair. Real estate agents are able to advertise a property as a mortgagee sale".
HOW WE CAN HELP YOU AVOID A CHEAP 'MORTGAGEE SALE'
If you are getting close to a mortgagee sale situation and want the best sale price for your house, get in touch with us first. Alternatively, ask your bank to make contact with our company director Trish Willis directly.
Our help will include finding a competent real estate agent who can sell your house quickly, but at a premium price rather than a mortgagee price. It may be just the help you need. We also have checklists and resources at hand that protect you as a seller.
With over a decade watching the real estate industry and agents, we know what competencies and qualities to look for - you are our client and we will guide and protect you - all at no cost at all.
If you are in financial strife as a result of Covid-19 or other reason - ask for help before it's too late.
HOW TO ACHIEVE A PRIME PRICE IN A MORTGAGEE SALE
Choose a real estate agent who has been vetted by us, for you. An agent who is 'in your corner', has empathy, is proven competent, fastidious about contract administration, a confident price negotiator and has above average communication skills, especially when the going gets tough - one who can achieve a sale in a short timeframe to satisfy the bank and enable you to achieve the best of two possible outcomes.
YOU HAVE TWO OPTIONS - BOTH WILL SELL FAST BUT WITH DIFFERENT RESULTS
You can choose a fast 'mortgagee sale' controlled by your bank OR a fast sale with a proven, reputable agent in your corner who uses a process that achieves optimum equity for you.
Our vetting of real estate agents has achieved fast sales at excellent prices as evidenced in our Agent Finder NZ reviews.