Lenders pay 6% commission on Short Sales - Great news for Realtors!

Lenders pay six percent commission on Short Sales!

6% Commision guaranteed by Fannie Mae on Short Sales!

Great news for Real Estate Agents who are working short sales…. Now companies servicing any Fannie Mae loan products can no longer force real estate agents to reduce their commissions as a condition to a short sale getting approved.

Fannie Mae stated, “Effective March 1, 2009, closing of pre-foreclosure sales may not be conditioned upon a reduction of the total commission to be paid to real estate agents to a level below what was negotiated by the listing agent with the borrower, unless the fee exceeds 6 percent of the sales price of the property in aggregate.”

So now any agents will no longer be forced to take commission reductions to service short sales. When you submit the short sale package be sure to check in advance to see if the loan is a Fannie Mae Product.

How do you think this will affect the Short Sale process for agents?

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  1. Great!!!

    This is very interesting information.

  2. At least now the lenders will also be equally interested in short sale. And they will have incentive to process it faster too.