Mary Novak

Licensed Realtor

Short Sales & RE/MAX Platinum


As a Realtor & CDPE it is important to me that my sellers receive the best care during a short sale.  A short sale is and can be a very trying for a homeowner.  This is why I have RE/MAX Platinum Short Sale department help my clients during the short sale process.

Check out their credentials compared to the competition in Livingston County.


 Worried About Losing Your Home? 

 Don't wait for foreclosure to happen, there are alternatives.  This is where a Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE) can help answer your questions during this emotional and financial time in your life.  Call Mary today and she can walk you through the process.  This is a FREE no-obligation appointment!  As a CDPE and Short Sale Foreclosure Expert, Mary's goal is to save one homeowner at a time from financial heartache. 


What is a CDPE?  A Certified Distressed Property Expert? (CDPE) is a real estate professional designation with specific understanding of the complex issues confronting the real estate industry, and the foreclosure avoidance options available to homeowners. Through comprehensive training and experience, CDPEs are able to provide solutions for homeowners facing hardships in today?s market, specifically short sales.  Check out to learn how a CDPE can help you with your short sale.

What is a Short Sale?  According to the National Association of REALTORS? (NAR), a short sale is defined as a transaction where title transfers; where the sale price is insufficient to pay the total of all liens and costs of sale; and where the seller does not bring sufficient liquid assets to the closing to cure all deficiencies.


If you sell your home through a Short Sale, YOU do not pay the realtor estate commission.  This is handled through your mortgage holder!


~NINE Ways To Avoid Foreclosure~


Bring the loan current


Temporary repayment plan


New Loan with reduction in monthly payments

Loan Modification

Modify original loan terms

Sell The Property

Use equity to pay off or pay difference

Rent the Property

Must Make The Loan Current

Short Sale

Negotiate with bank to accept salen under loan amount

Deed in Lieu of Foreclosure

Friendly Foreclosure ? Will Affect Credit Rating


Will stall foreclosure but not always prevent it

-Will Affect Credit Rating-