Click here to get started

If you owe more on your property than what it’s worth, Contact Us Today! A short sale could be the answer you’ve been looking for. Short selling allows you to walk away from a property regardless of what is owed to the lender - all without a foreclosure. The short sale process can even satisfy additional liens on your property (tax liens, 2nd loans, judgments, etc).

Upside-Down on Your Mortgage?


We handle the entire short sale process from start to finish and our services are 100% free - we will never charge you anything. The Law Office of Eric Habib is recognized as being one of the best in New York when it comes to short sales. We handle short sales in New York on any type of property, including single family houses, condos/townhouses, land, multi-family properties and even commercial buildings.

Imagine not having to worry about the monthly payments, the stress, the debt, or the burden. You can start fresh! Before you know it, you’ll be returning to purchase a new property.

You may even qualify to receive money for moving expenses!

Eric Habib

The Law Office of Eric Habib is a firm devoted to making your real estate transactions easier and more profitable. Our focus in real estate law means we bring the full weight of our knowledge and resources to your purchase or sale, whether you’re a first time homebuyer or an experienced real estate investor.

When you’re conducting a real estate transaction you want an experienced attorney behind you. The Law Office of Eric Habib specializes in the purchase and sale of real estate of every variety, including:

  • Single family houses

  • Condos

  • Co-ops

  • Multi-family houses


  • Apartment buildings

  • New construction

  • Vacant land

  • Commercial Properties


Read more »

Contact Us

Client Testimonials

" Thank you for all your help in the sale of our house, we didn't think it was ever going to get done yet you pulled it off and we are very grateful for your work, and we would definitely recommend you to anyone who needs help in a short sale or any other type of sale, so if you ever need a recommendation we would gladly give one. Thank You Sincerely " 
– Kenneth A. and Pamela A.

" My wife and I found ourselves significantly upside down on our mortgage and the adjustable rate increase made the house too much to handle in today’s economy.  Eric worked with our lenders when they would not work with us directly, helped us avoid a foreclosure and got the house SOLD!  I would highly recommend Eric Habib to anyone facing a short sale scenario like we were in and more!  Thank You Eric!"
– Keith and Jennifer

" Eric Habib was thankfully referred to me by my realtor. I could not be more satisfied with the ease with which he completed the short sale I was regretfully involved in. If you are in foreclosure or behind on payments then you need Eric Habib. Thank you Eric!"
- Jordan M.

" Eric Habib is one of the best attorneys in the NY area when it comes to Short Sales. I had two mortgages on my house. He negotiated the short sale of my house with both banks and closed the deal. I strongly recommend him to others".
- Abdul Q.

Read more testimonials »


As the number of short sales continues to grow, the increasing numbers of files that require tedious negotiation begin to pile up higher and higher on your desk; or, if you are the computer savvy type, your hard drive begins to clog and your documents become a blur.

You might be asking yourself: Is this what I had signed up for when I became a Real Estate Agent?”  The fact is your everyday tasks as a successful Realtor are difficult enough.  Your day is filled with adversity and any additional complications may cause you to feel that maybe the deal just isn't worth it. Why would you work twice as hard on this short sale and be asked to accept a lower commission?

The good news is that our firm is able to assist you with your short sales at absolutely no cost to you or your client.  You are not going to be asked to give up part of your commission for our services; in fact, a venture such as that wouldn't even be legal. YOU WILL GET THE ENTIRE 6% COMMISSION.

We can represent the seller as their attorney and the cost to negotiate the short sale and represent the seller at closing will be paid for by the lender.

We hope you will pass our information on to your clients.  Your client hiring us as their attorney will not only save them money but will also save you a tremendous amount of time and effort, by relieving you of negotiating their upside down mortgage.

The Law Office of Eric Habib focuses almost exclusively in distressed real estate transactions, and as such, has the resources, knowledge, skill and experience to produce exceptional results for your clients, and assure you of your full 6% commission, without you doing any of the extra work...

So yes, you can return to your regular business model: Get the listing, find a buyer, get an offer on the table and accepted, and let the lawyers negotiate the details of the transaction!