I can hear the voices and see the faces of people telling me over the years that foreclosure work must be tedious. They say things like: “Aren’t you looking at the same documents over and over again and dealing with the same issues?” My answer to that is instant and straight from the heart: “No.” It is not remotely tedious to me. While many of the cases do involve the same loan document forms, no case or client is the same. And besides, I enjoy reviewing the details of my cases, including the notes and mortgages. (Plus, in some cases—like the one discussed in this post—the documents are not the usual Fannie/Freddie forms we most often see.)
I also regularly lose myself listening to my clients’ stories, while learning about their hopes and fears. And I love preparing for and handling a closing, hearing, trial, or appeal. I’m still not exactly sure why I love helping people with real estate-related issues, but there is no way around it—serving people in foreclosure defense and real estate transactions is a big part of who I am.
The clients involved in this case—who I now consider dear friends connected by a wonderful story of seeking and obtaining justice—first called me in the middle of the pandemic. They were allegedly served with a foreclosure suit on August 13, 2020. The property involved is their family home. It’s where they raised their son, a pre-med college student, and where they are still raising their daughter, a top-ranked high school student.