Orlando Real Estate, Orlando Buyers Agent, Orlando Homes, Orlando Buyers Broker: Orlando Short Sales Priced FAKEfully Low...

Orlando Short Sales Priced FAKEfully Low...

Fake-fully low short sales prices in Orlando?  What does that mean?  It means that the listed price is an unrealistically low price in order to get buyers to stampede to get their offer submitted.  It is not the price that the banks is willing to settle for.

Here is the real story:                                                                                                                                      orlando short sales

Lets face it, agents hate short sales...many will not bother to even show them.  We do show them, and make offers for buyers on them, but that does not mean we like them...because short sales are never what they seem...never ever.

So when most agents avoid them, the property does not get shown often, and the listing agent wants offers...so what do they do? They put the price sooooooo low that it will grab the attention of some Orlando Home Buyers who think that this home is such a bargain that that they can't wait to make an offer and get the "deal of the century".

False hope.

The listed price is not the purchase price and banks are not agreeing to give anything away.  The listed price is something that the listing agent came up with in order to stimulate interest and I have yet to see a bank accept the listed price.  ALL THE BANKS WANT MORE MONEY...sometimes more than the appraisal and sometimes even more than their own BPO.  As the Orlando supply of homes is dwindling, the banks know it and do not give deep discounts...they want to squeeze as much as they can out of the home sale. 

Don't be blinded by the words "Orlando Short Sales"...it only means that the bank gets to make decisions on your offer.

Fake priced short sales do get multiple offers...sometimes as many as 20 offers...many are cash, at full price and some buyers that offer over full price still do not get the property...and I am willing to bet that the bank will still want more money than the top bidder.


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Comment balloon 2 commentsEve Alexander • July 02 2013 08:16AM


I see this happening in my market too, Eve.  The list price will be low and it's done as you've written: to attract buyers and give them false hope.  Banks does accept short sale offers if it's not going to pencil out for them.  They will only release the borrower if it does.  The buyer may be asked to bring in a lot more to close the deal.  In the meantime, they have waited in the false hope of that property and have missed the market!  Great post!!

Posted by Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED (RETIRED / State License is Inactive) over 6 years ago

Interesting that you are seeing them in your market.  At one time 78% of closings here in central florida were short sales...they are somewhat less now, but I would like to see them disappear.

Posted by Eve Alexander, Exclusively Representing ONLY Orlando Home Buyers (Buyers Broker of Florida ) over 6 years ago