Now let's look at some things in your favor...
The 2nd Mortgage really doesn't have a lot of options. If the 1st forecloses, then the 2nd Mortgage will get wiped out completely. At least with a short sale, the 2nd gets $1,000-$3,000 typically, and sometimes more depending on if the 1st allows it.
Also, the 2nd mortgage just needs the same paperwork that you've submitted for the 1st mortgage, with their loan information on each page. The last thing is that most of the time the house is so upside down (ie: negative equity) that they don't do an internal BPO or fight your offer price. If you have questions on how to begin the negotiating process with your junior lender, contact me today: Ashish Trivedi: Ashish@EastLionRE.com
So with all of the above, successfully negotiating with 2nd mortgages comes down to:
1) Get the 1st to pay as much as possible to the 2nd. The more they pay, the better your chances are of having a closing. Here's a quick example: Ask the 1st to give the 2nd $5,000, then ask the 2nd to accept $1,000. If either of them take it, or meet in the middle, then you can have your closing.
2) Get the 2nd a clean short sale package, with their loan number on every page...and their own forms filled out. In Short Sale Commander, we have most of the main 2nd mortgage short sale forms in our Auto Forms tab. These auto-populate so it gets through their red tape faster. Also, you can build the 2nd Mortgage short sale package in about 1 min, with the 2nd mortgage loan number on every page.
3) Set proper expectations with the seller. Too many agents don't do this at the listing. The thought of telling the seller they may need to bring some money or sign a promissory note to settle the 2nd never crosses their mind. Here's what you can do: Explain to them that they have a $75,000 problem on their hands that they'd like you to help them out with. You'll do everything you can to get it taken care of, but if they have to bring $1,000-$2,000 to closing or sign a much reduced note to get out of $75,000 debt, are they willing to do that?
You'll also need to keep notes and have seamless communication via email & fax with the 2nd, just like with the 1st mortgage. If you need to escalate the file at the 2nd mortgage, you can sort and export all the 2nd Mortgage Activity Log entries and get it to the escalation dept or a manager.
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