BEWARE OF THIS ATTORNEY. HE IS A CROOK !!
Mr Brian Korte was retaining by me to handle a short sale on my property. I also even had the buyer that was ready to purchase the property and the property was in excellent condition and alot of equity in a wonderful neighborhood.
I met with Mr Korte, whom we thought was VERY KNOWLEDGE in the foreclosure, short sale and loss mitigation business which he is not.
We met with Mr Korte and provided him all the necessary paperwork and a check for $500.
Mr Korte said he was going to be calling the bank and start working on the short sale since we already had a buyer with a 800 credit score and lots of money in the bank.
I spoke with Mr Korte on several occassions and he provided me information that everyday everything is fine.
I received a paper in the mail from the bank's attorney that there was going to be a sale date in 4 weeks. I called Mr Korte again, and he advised us that he was speaking with the bank and the attorneys for the bank and they were going to be giving us a 60 day extension so we can do the short sale.
Well, another 2 weeks went by, and I called him again (2 weeks before the sale date), and he advised that we were getting an extention from the bank and they were willing to work with us. I told him that was fine and I want to get that in writing as i know how these loss mitigation departments are.
I called Mr Korte a few times more that week and the following week (1 week before the sale date ) and he stopped returning my phone calls. I called a few more times and very very upset that we did not hear anything from him, and he lead us to belive everything was fine.......since he told us the bank was giving us 60 more days.
Well, 2 days before the date date, we STILL HAVEN"T heard anything, so i called him a few times from a different number and he still didn't bother to take my calls. My husband and I were very upset, and we decided to call another attorney 1 day before the sale date. !!!! I went to the new attorneys office, and met with him, and the first thing we did was call the bank to see the status and they told us the sale is doing to be tomarrow. They advised they never heard from Mr Korte, and we had no attorney representing us and they never received the contract for the short sale !!!!!!
Mr Korte LIED and never spoke to the bank, nor the attorneys from the bank. And, he told us that we had 60 day extenstion and never gave that to us in writing, because he LIED and never spoke to the bank or attorneys.
The new attorney got us an emergency hearing and a 60 day extenstion.
We reported Mr Korte to the Florida Bar Association, and he also has 2 other compliants.
When I paid the $500 retainer fee to him, he immediately went to my bank to cash the check, and he DID NOTHING FOR US AT ALL.
I wrote a letter to him requesting my $500 fee back, and he wrote back a nasty letter, how dear I ask for the fee back ??? He advised he faxed a letter to the bank. If he faxed the letter to the bank, why was it not sent certified mail or why did he not follow up on the file with the bank ?
He mailed the nasty letter with a copy of the faxed letter and would not return the fee. I feel he should have returned the fee since he did not do anything at all and built our hopes up.
If I didn't go get another attorney 1 day before the sale date, we would have lost our home, and thought our attorney, Mr Korte was handling everything.
PLEASE, BE CAREFULLY WHEN CHOOSING SOMEONE TO REPRESENT YOU.
This attorney should not be lying to clients and promises. If he could not handle any more files, I would have rather had another attorney or he should have given me the file back plus my money.
I lost $500 to a crook, so i hope no one else losing their money with him.