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Colleen Coleman
Real estate Broker (22 years experience)
1 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Specialties:

Buyer's Agent, Listing Agent, Foreclosure, Short-Sale

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I am a licensed broker in California, and my specialty is short sales. I've successfully negotiated over 95% of short sales that I've listed and helped many homeowners sell their house and avoid foreclosure. Also, I have negotiated short sales for other realtors. (The national average is only 15%-20% success.)

Next to my family, my passion in life is real estate. I've helped many families who find it hard to pay their high mortgage payments due to financial hardship. I provide 100% free consultation to homeowners facing financial hardship so that they could understand and explore their options, get relief from the stress of their high mortgage payments and move on to a brighter future. I can also provide help with standard sales, probate sales, REO's, etc.

My Pledge To My Clients:

1. Honesty:
I promise to always be truthful to you. You may not like what you hear, but I will always tell you the truth about your options as homeowner and about how the transaction is going.

2. Loyalty to You:
I promise to always do what is in YOUR best interest. I have turned down short sales (and the potential to make commissions) when I thought that it would not be in the client's best interest. If I get a short sale approval but cannot get the full lien released, I will walk away from the deal (and give up any commission) to save you.

3. Communication:
I will try to make all transactions as stress-free as possible, be it a short sale, a standard sale of house, or a purchase. I promise that I or somebody in the office will return all your calls and emails within 24 hours, usually sooner. I will clarify and explain anything that you have questions about, including the short sale process, the short sale approval letter, the escrow documents, etc. I will give you regular updates at least once a week to let you know exactly where we are in the short sale process. If I don't know the answer, I will find it for you, or I will refer you to somebody who can give you the answer.


Specialties
* Short sale negotiations for homeowners who cannot pay their high mortgage payments
* Short sale negotiations for fellow realtors
* Helping homeowners to sell their houses
* Helping homeowners in financial hardship to avoid foreclosure
* Helping homeowners get relief from their mortgage debt
* Quick, cash sale and purchase of properties in CA, NV and TX.
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    Buyer
    09/16/2013
    $240,000
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    04/29/2013
    $456,000
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    Seller
    02/27/2013
    $131,000
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    Seller
    02/13/2013
    $325,000
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    01/03/2013
    $650,000
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      Ratings & Reviews
      - Highly likely to recommend
      05/27/2014 - dennisborg
      Bought a home in 2014.
      My name is Dennis Borgogno.

      I have been in real estate since the late 70's, buying and selling, brokering and trading mostly income producing properties. I have had single family homes, duplexes and triplexes and my wife and I have purchased, managed and maintained 20 unit and 26 unit apartment buildings over the last 17 years. In that time we have met and dealt with many real estate brokers both in the residential and commercial markets. Some have been good some have been bad.

      We were looking to buy a SFR for investment purposes and our son and his wife suggested we meet and talk with Colleen. They swore by her from a resent transaction she managed for them and they were most impressed with the digging of details and the relentless efforts she gave to all aspects of their transaction.

      Although we had a great broker when selling our 26 multifamily units we felt we really need a very sharp broker for the single family resident property. We listened to our kids and we met with Colleen. We told her what our goals and objectives were, with the home, we were seeking and the price range we could afford and the area we liked. We were reasonably impressed with Colleen to begin with and as the days came and went our impression of Colleen grew in leaps and bounds. We were very pleased with the inventory of homes she scheduled us to visit. They met our criteria to different levels of excitement and we elected to pursue one in particular.

      It was at that point in the process that our impressions of Colleen began to skyrocket. Because of the extremely tight lending market we felt there might be some trouble in obtaining a loan. Colleen after locating many, many lenders for us, to talk to, we managed to get preapproval for the needed loan amount for the particular property we wanted. Believe me this process was not easy, I'm retired and with only my social security income, but that coupled with my wife's home-based business income and a hard to find lender we were somehow able to get preapproved. And it was only because of Colleen's constant digging for lenders willing to work with us. Something my wife and I could not have done along.

      After getting preapproved and having selected a property, Colleen stepped it up to the next level of service. It was unknown, to us, whether the property was connected to the city sewer system or if it had septic tank system, neighbors had suggested we check. The current seller did not know (seemed strange, but he was "flipping" the property and didn't seem to care). Colleen was off to the city planning department searching through the records and permits associated with the property and within days presented us with copies of the original permits showing location and type of septic system that was used and the date and year of construction, this information was almost priceless. It gave us cause to have the seller certify the septic system. Again this was something my wife and I would never have considered to do. I confessed to my wife I have never seen an agent go to these lengths of service.

      During the offer-counter-offer process Colleen was a champion again. She managed to get the escrow closing time needed for us to perform, which was not easy to get the seller to accept. Plus she was able to negotiate an earnest money deposit of less than 10%, for which she said she would treat as if it was her money, (i.e. making sure everything was perfect for us and to our advantage before letting us agreeing to releasing the funds to the seller).

      When it came time for the home inspection Colleen introduced us to a home inspector which she had worked with and who we interviewed and were pleased. His report was detailed, comprehensive, neatly presented and very timely.

      It was at this point when once again Colleen "leaped-into-the-breach" and began to work her magic with asking for and getting allowances for the negative finding from the home inspection . Our original purchase price offer was $5,000 below the already reduced price of $9,000 and through Colleen's knowledge of negotiations she managed to get another $2,500 price reduction for the negative inspection allowances. At this point I told my wife I have NEVER seen an agent go to the lengths Colleen has gone in giving the best service I have ever received from a broker.

      She is the BEST!!
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      - Highly likely to recommend
      08/26/2013 - user52988267
      Sold a Single Family home in 2010 for approximately $100K in Victoria, Riverside, CA.
      They are the best. I needed a short sale specialist and they were great. Informative, respectful, incredible customer service. They made an unpleasant situation painless. I would recommend them to everyone and I would use their services again in a heartbeat. I can't thank them enough!
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      - Highly likely to recommend
      05/29/2013 - user9183696
      Listed, but didn't sell my Single Family home in 2012 in Laguna Hills, CA.
      We were looking for someone who had done short sales before and had a lot of knowledge about the process. Yes, Colleen definitely knows the process and was just the person we were looking for. We were anxious and uncertain about the process and what to expect. Colleen, being that she was very knowledgeable, was able to help us understand and definitely feel more comfortable with the process. We had a great experience. Colleen was very professional. She explained each step and was in constant contact with the bank. She always kept us apprised of what was happening, step by step. It was definitely better than what we expected. Having never dealt with anything like this before, she helped us understand and then never let time go by without keeping us aware. After dealing with bank personnel for months without any real help, Colleen was amazing. It had been 18 years since we really had any dealings with a realtor, and we were pleasantly surprised. We were kept in the loop. We never had to wonder what was happening. And Colleen became a friend, not just a realtor helping us with the process. Colleen really cared about what happened and wanted us to be able to get the most out of the bank & have the best options available. She worked tirelessly to help us. We knew she really cared. We would definitely recommend her 100%. Don't waste time calling around. Colleen will do everything possible to help you...painlessly.  MoreLess
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      Colleen Coleman, Broker
      915-C W. Foothill Blvd. # 125
      Claremont, CA  91711
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      (909) 972-1616Click to view
       
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