First of all, let me briefly introduce myself. My name is Sherry Kotvis. I'm a Certified Short Sale Pracitioner and a licensed Realtor. I have invested countless hours not only helping homeowners avoid foreclosure but have also undergone rigorous training to provide my clients the expertise they need to make an informed and educated decision when deciding the fate of their current home. Currently, I have three nationally recognized certifications (CDPE, PST, SFR, HAFA Certified). I have a small handful of specialized agents that are part of my very elite group. They have undergone a rigorous screening process and help provide client solutions. My hard work has granted me the opportunity to work with every bank you can imagine and the bank pays me, not you! Afterall you are already experiencing a hardship. Right? Since 2007, I have personally and successfully assisted over 200 homeowners from the devastating and long term financial effects of foreclosure.
Not ready for a short sale yet? Still at an information gathering stage? This is actually where you should be if you are just getting started. You can contact us for useful tips, guidance and resources as well as a complimentary consultation on your particular situation.
NO Cost Short Sale-And remember there is never, ever, never~~~did I say 'never-ever?' a fee to you with a short sale. The bank pays ALL fees associated with the transaction including my commission!
What Makes Our Services Different?
Are you browsing the Internet to explore your options? You are probably pretty confused and even overwhelmed. Truth be known. There’s a lot of misinformation out there and I would like to help clear things up. Who is telling you the truth and who is not? How do you filter through all this information? Some good and some not so good. For example…I have seen advertisements out there promising homeowners they will get $30,000 if they short sale their home. I am here to tell you not only should you walk from these promises, you should run. No two transactions and situations are alike…what they fail to disclose is the low success rate. In fact our studies show the payout of this magnitude is less than 1/10th of 1 percent! The payout depends on the bank, type of loan and the short sale program you are approved for. And remember only the bank makes this decision and not the erroneous advertiser making this promise!
What makes us different? We tell our clients what you need to hear~~the truth~~the whole truth~~~ and not what you ‘want’ to hear just to get the business. We also hold your hand. We know this is a scarey time and we are here for you. This is how we earn our clients trust over and over again.
Local Agent Representation Is Key!
When you are considering a short sale we happen to believe very strongly that selecting a Realtor that has local intimate knowledge of your particular area is very important. We are constantly astounded when we see sellers in distressed situations hire an out of area agents, often times in a completely different county to short sale their home. Not only does this agent not know the local market conditions you will most likely never see this agent during the short sale process ~~~which is a lengthy one! We highly recommend working with local agents with local area knowledge and those that can give you the personal service and attention you deserve and need during these difficult times. Our agents only work in their own cities where they specialize. We currently have local agents in Riverside, San Bernardino and North San Diego Counties of Southern CA.
Because It 'Is' Personal!
Did you ever encounter someone saying 'it's not personal...it's just business?' This is the message short sale marketing websites continue to echo. Not only are these sites completely impersonal they just don't get it! Because this is a very personal business and you are sharing very personal information. In fact this is the most personal information you will probably ever share....so let's get real....and Let's Get Personal! We hold your hand throughout the process and are compassionate. Let’s face it. Customer service is lacking these days but you will never be in the dark when working with myself or one of my business partners. How many of those 'short sale' or 'save your house from foreclosure' web-sites have made this promise? NONE...ZERO...ZIPPO!
Why Hire A Professional?
Are you looking for an agent or are you looking for a professional? We hope it is both! After all you are placing your financial future in the hands of this individual! Before hiring check their credentials and make sure they have had a substantial amount of experience handling these complex transactions. Before hiring be sure to read through our website. Don't get stuck with a rookie and know the difference before signing any contract!
Don't hire a newbie! Complex transactions belong to only the most experienced! You are in a vulnerable place right now and need to hire a professional. Many home owners have missed their fortunes by making this grievous mistake. Do you really want to put your financial future in the hands of a rookie? Don't set yourself up for failure. Always seek out a professional who knows the right steps to take at any given time.
Be Careful of the Vanishing Act Syndrome!
Many realtors spend so much on advertising their services but miss out on the main ingredient ..Being there for the client...what a concept! Not being accessible to the client once the contract has been signed and chasing the next deal simply isn’t fair to you. You need someone that is compassionate, caring and accessible at all times.
There are qualities that differentiate my services from the masses. I am experienced and those I team up with are also experienced. Our number one goal is to take care of our clients. We can spend time together over a cup of tea and talk about your needs and expectations. You are free to express your fears, your worries, your anxieties and you can be assured each one will be addressed in great detail.
The Inexperienced can care but they can’t answer your questions and many of the experienced simply miss the boat when it comes to compassion. They are out chasing the next deal so you will never get high quality service from either of these types.
Always conduct your own due diligence but just one meeting with myself or one of my network members and you will immediately notice the difference. Your financial freedom lies in the hands of those you trust. Work with us and you have everything within your reach to secure it.