This specialist is one who starts the process by which commercial and residential properties are reclaimed by various lending institutions including mortgage companies and banks. This process is started due to non-payment of the client's mortgage. The foreclosure specialist may assist the lender, new purchase, homeowner, or business owner in the procedures. They may even help all parties involved. Banks and real estate companies will often employer their services. A specialist in this field may offer their services on an independent contractual basis.
Many times when a commercial or residential property goes into foreclosure the owner is unaware of options that may be available. Sometimes a foreclosure specialist will frequently contact the owner of the business or home to see if they are eligible for a restructured loan to help them save the property. A restructured loan is a new loan that will replace the outstanding balance on the older loan. It will also be paid for a longer period. It will normally have a lower monthly installment payment amount. If this type of loan is possible then they can avoid being in default. Before contacting the owner, the financial specialist will scrutinize their financial documents like investment portfolios and bank statements along with their mortgage payment history.
If there is a viable option other than foreclosure, they will help the owner in filing the paperwork that will be necessary to finance the commercial or residential property. They will also frequently go with the owner to the lending institution to monitor the conversation between the lender and the owner. This is to make sure that the owner understands what is going on and how to proceed. They will make sure that the terms of the financing are realistic and acceptable. If the foreclosure has to proceed, they will often continue to help the owner to get through the processes with minimal anxiety.
The foreclosure specialist will frequently review documents that are related to the sale of the property, which can include liens, appraisals, inspection reports, and fire insurance policies. If there are any discrepancies found in any of the documents, they will usually try to resolve them for the property owner. The foreclosure specialist is required to communicate with insurance companies, the lender, home inspection companies, and municipal court. With the permission and help of the owner, they will try to resolve the issues. Once the proceedings for foreclosure are in motion the foreclosure specialist will tract the progress of the proceedings and ensure that each stage meets prescribed deadlines. Another part of their job is the attachment of necessary addendums and verifications of signatures.
To work in this position you must be well informed on the banking industry regulations and.rules, and knowledgeable of regional and local government regulations in regards to foreclosures.