Does a Seller have to pay closings costs and Realtor commissions on a Short Sale?

NO, you don’t have to pay closings costs and realtor commissions on a short sale!  On a short sale, even though you are the seller, the lender allows certain fees to be paid out at closing that normally the seller would have to pay, i.e. title work, transfer tax, Realtor commissions, etc.   Sometimes the Realtor fees are reduced in order to sell the property on behalf of the seller.  That means that our service is absolutely FREE to you, as your lender(s) allows the Realtor(s) to receive commission on the sale of the property.  If we don’t sell your house then we don’t get paid.

What price, condition and location does my house have to be in order for you to help?

We have negotiated and closed short sales on homes in any location (primarily throughout Central Florida), price and condition.  In all of our purchase contracts we put the following clauses:

  1. “The seller is selling the property AS-IS, with no contributions for repairs.”
  2. “The buyer will turn on the utilities for inspection.”


These provisions in the contract make the buyer pay for all the repairs to the home that may be necessary for the buyer’s mortgage approval, and the buyer pays to have the utilities turned on for inspection, should they not already be on.

Can I back out of the Short Sale?

 We always put a provision in the contract that gives control to our sellers that states “This offer is subject to the lender taking a short sale acceptable to the seller and waiving the deficiency judgment.”  Should we obtain a short sale but there is a deficiency judgment, then you can choose not to sell the property – You are in control.

What’s the next step for me?

Take Action Now by calling us at 407-888-3433 or call the Sell Fast Realty Agent who provided you with this Special Report.  You can also go online at or and fill out the contact information.  Please be sure to fill out the form completely for a quicker response.  We will contact you personally within 24 hours to tell you how our expert short sale team can relieve your stress….. Our #1 Focus is YOU!  I am honored that I can educate you with the true facts about foreclosure. I am sure you have some more questions after reading this Special Report and we look forward to discussing them with you on a personal and confidential call with you.

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Kimberlee Frank Broker Short Sale Expert


Kimberlee Frank Real Estate Broker and Teacher/MentorKimberlee Frank is known as “The Real Estate Junkie,” for her unique ability to find ways to creatively help buyers and sellers no matter which direction the real estate market is heading. Kimberlee had already worked as a legal administrator for an Attorney, Builder and Broker for 18 years when she began her Real Estate career in 1998. She dotted the i’s and crossed the t’s on hundreds of real estate transactions and thousands of documents, making her an expert in real estate documentation. Kimberlee’s success began in Fenton, Michigan. She specialized in selling, purchasing, renovating, retailing and lease optioning single-family homes. She has helped many sellers get rid of their “headaches” and helped many buyers find their dream homes!


Since 2003, she has specialized in foreclosures and short sales. After realizing how many families were being forced out of their homes due to financial difficulties, Kimberlee had a heartfelt obligation to use her experience to help those families. She has mitigated and closed over 500 short sales with the mortgage companies, saving Sellers from going into foreclosure. In 2006, Kimberlee and her family moved to Florida. She lives in Oviedo and her Sell Fast Realty Office is in Winter Springs, serving residential and commercial sellers and buyers in multiple counties in Central and Southern Florida.

Kimberlee is also a Trainer and Mentor and has created several different “How To” systems on real estate. Her unique strategies continue to educate real estate professionals across the country. If you have a proven system to help others out of hardship, why wouldn’t you duplicate it and share it with as many people as you can? Kimberlee continues to work with this philosophy!

Kimberlee Frank Author of Big Ideas for Your Business
Kimberlee Frank has been featured on ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS as well as Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, USA Today and numerous other publications. She is the bestselling author of “Big Ideas for Your Business” (Advantage Media 2009). She was also selected as the #1 Short Sale Expert by America’s Premiers Experts.

Please contact Kimberlee at her office at 407-888-3433 to schedule a Free Facts About Foreclosure Seminar. She has numerous testimonials from sellers, buyers and other real estate professionals who are familiar with her giving heart. Whether it is 1 person in need or 1,000…..Kimberlee will educate them on real estate and give them a solution with a peace of mind!

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Are you unsure what to do with your house? Do you need to educate yourself about your options. Click the following link Free Facts About Foreclosure for more information.


God Bless,

Kimberlee Frank


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