Since obtaining my real estate license in 2001 I have had my share of REO listings and knocked on doors informing the occupants mostly homeowners the news they didn’t want to hear. I have seen abandoned and destroyed properties that the homeowner could no longer afford and left in the middle of the night months before the sale at the courthouse steps instead of staying to protect their property. I also understand the reasons why some people leave rather than stay in the home they know they will lose because they cannot pay the mortgage.
In 2008 I started on a journey to reach out to troubled homeowners to explain what options might be available to help them stay in their home and opened communications with their lenders. This week while I was completing my CDPE classes I came to realize the only way to truely help homeowners and the housing recovery in Murrells Inlet and along the Grand Strand is to ask everyone who they know that I can help avoid foreclosure?
The sad fact is many people that could use my help might never get it before it is too late but it won’t be because I am not looking for my friends and neighbors in Myrtle Beach to help me raise awareness of the programs that can keep homes out of foreclosure and in turn help all our property values. Horry County boasts sunny beaches, golf courses and numerous other attractions but it also ranks 3rd in South Carolina in foreclosures and it is hurting all of us as long as we turn a blind eye to the problem by way of declining property values.
None of us are immune from job loss, medical emergencies, divorce or death that could potentially wreck our personal finances and ability to pay our home mortgage. If it happens to you or someone you know remember foreclosure is not the only option and there are programs and resources available that might be able to help. Copyright©2011 Sandra Bundy, Broker-in-Charge, B&P, Inc. Serving the Pee Dee and Grand Strand of South Carolina.
As a CDPE – certified distressed property expert – I have received additional training in the avenues available to troubled homeowners and provide my services at no cost to the homeowner. Contact me for a confidential consulation on possible options to avoid foreclosure. If you would like to learn more visit our online resources website.