I recently purchased a home at a California Trustee Sale from ReconTrust (Bank of America sub.). The sale was over a week ago and I have yet to receive a trustee deed from the sale. Does anyone have suggestions for contacting ReconTrust? From my auctioneer I received a phone # that goes to one person’s voice mail, but my messages have not been returned. I understand I have only 14/15 days to record the deed such that it would be retroactively valid to the date of the sale.
Do I gain anything by waiting until my trustee deed is recorded to contact the previous owner (who may still be occupying the home) to propose cash for keys? For example, if the person decides to file for bankruptcy before my trust deed is recorded, does the order of events give the homeowner any priority or mean that an eviction process might take longer? I understand that it is advisable to wait until the trust deed is recorded to file a 3 day notice to quit.
I recall reading in one of Sean’s reply posts that he typically contacts the owners after the sale but waits until the deed is recorded to begin legal action when necessary.
Thanks in advance for any help.