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“Heise & Heise…a firm you can rely on. Recently, Todd and his staff assisted me in a real estate matter. I cannot thank them enough. Every step of the way I was treated as if I was their only client. I was kept up to date on every aspect of the process. If I had a question or concern, either Todd or one of the staff was there to answer in a way that was easy to understand. I do not know what I would have done if it were not for the top notch representation I got from Todd. If you have a real estate matter that requires legal help, call Heise & Heise…I assure you, you will be thankful you did.”

— Joel L., Seller, Ocean City, MD

“It’s certainly not an easy decision when you realize that you have to short sale your home and like many hard working people that try to make it work, sometimes it simply doesn’t. ’08 was hard on so many of us and the ramifications were far reaching, overbearing and didn’t leave many of us with much hope or solutions. I am writing this review to personally thank Todd Heise and Melissa for all of their handwork in making this stressful process that much easier. I am truly grateful for their help, patience and expertise. I would also like to take this time to HIGHLY recommend them to any individual that is now weighing their options. Just because you feel alone, doesn’t mean you have to be. Do yourself a favor and give them a call.”

— Oscar C., Seller, Baltimore City, MD

“Mr. Heise is absolutely wonderful! We had a short sale negotiation which lasted for a long time. If it was not for Todd, we don’t believe that it would have resolved. He is an excellent Attorney with extensive experience and is prompt in his communications. We sincerely thank him for all his help and expertise. We strongly recommend him for any real estate matters.”

— Thamban V., Buyer, Howard County, MD

“Mr. Heise provided excellent guidance and was always on the ball with my short sale. He dealt with the delays and road blocks from the lenders quickly and effectively. His responses to emails were amazingly fast and clear. I would highly recommend using the expert and professional services of Heise and Heise. “

— Kevin D., Seller, Columbia, MD

“If you are unfortunately in the need to short sale your house, I would highly recommend the office of Heise and Heise. The people in this office are highly professional, polite and completely capable in handling a task as tricky as a short sale. Mr. Heise work very hard with a mortgage company that held the loan on my property. The mortgage company made it a horrible experience for me, but Mr. Heise was able to complete the short sale in my best interest. Thank you to the office of Heise and Heise.”

— Anthony D., Seller, Baltimore County, MD

“I had a great experience working with James Heise at Heise&Heise, LLP on my short sale. He never gave up on my case after being turned down by the lender/banks several times. He was very encouraging. Once we received a new offer he got on my case right away. He answered all of my questions and walked me through the process. I’m grateful to have been able to work with him!!”

— Pat P., Seller, Middle River, MD

“I can not say enough great things about Todd Heise. He helped through a tough situation and made things very easy for me. I would highly recommend him. He is a true professional and a great person!”

— Angela N., Seller, Parkville, MD

“Mr. Heise represented our family throughout the extensive and tough process of short sale for our home. While the process was lengthy, Mr. Heise was exceptional in his diligence to our proceedings and was there without hesitation to answer questions as they arose, provide advice, support, and complete attention to our concerns through the process.

I would without question recommend Mr. Heise and his firm for any situation that would call for the expert knowledge of a Real Estate Attorney. Mr. Heise is a credit to his profession and is completely hands on for client needs. I would most assuredly engage Mr. Heise and his firm for any legal needs I may possibly need assistance with again. Trust in Mr. Heise, he does not disappoint.”

— Erik and Gina H., Sellers, Severn, MD

“This has been one of the toughest road blocks we have ever had to endure. I would have never thought that my circumstances would have brought me to a Short Sale, but with the guidance and expertise of Heise & Heise, LLP it is done and over. You have been instrumental and phenomenal at the same time. It was a pleasure to work with you and your staff. The professionalism and courteousness of your staff was outstanding.”

— Henrietta E., Seller, Bowie, MD

“The attorneys and staff at Heise & Heise, LLP were professional, extremely knowledgeable and genuinely caring while handling the short sale of my house. The process with the mortgage company was time consuming and so overwhelming on numerous occasions that I feared they would walk away. Fortunately for me, they diligently pursued until the end result was successfully achieved. I would be more than happy to recommend Heise & Heise.”

— Theresa H., Seller, Havre De Grace, MD

“Todd and the team at Heise & Heise did a fantastic job handling the ins and outs of our short sale. Even though the selling price was low, Todd treated my husband and I with the attention I would expect would be given to a client selling a very expensive house. Emails and voice mails were always answered promptly, and Todd and the team gave us confidence that we were in good hands throughout the entire negotiation process. I would highly recommend Heise & Heise to anyone in need of short sale assistance. Thank you!!!”

— Donna S., Seller, Baltimore City, MD

“After jumping into the real estate world in 2006 and 2007 I was soon left with a huge mess on my hands. By early 2009 I was on the verge of bankruptcy. Then Todd along with a good realtor helped me short sale two houses in 2009 and 2010. Todd got the banks (four in all) to commit to short sales in which they agreed to forgive large amounts of debt and not come back after the balances. And he got it in writing.

Then in November 2012 I was reconnected with Todd when he reached out to me with a check he had received from one of the banks involved in the short sales. In spring of 2013, he helped me begin the process of attempting another short sale. At one point it looked like everything was going to fall apart. However, Todd never gave up and kept up the fight. Eventually he got the bank to agree to a deed in lieu. The debt was forgiven, everything was in writing, and he even got the bank to agree to give us $3,000. The whole process took a little over a year but Todd never wavered.

Todd is always professional, trustworthy, and persistent. Although I will never have to do a short sale again I would absolutely use Todd for any future real estate service I may need! And I would recommend him to anyone looking to do a short sale or deed in lieu.

Thank you!”

— Glenn P., Seller, Ocean City, MD

“We would like to thank you for the professional manner in which you handled the process of selling our home. I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2013, and was unable to work. Todd, you really cared and consistently went to bat on our behalf. When it came to navigating the ins & outs of a short sale and dealing with stubborn Mortgage companies, by far and away, you were steadfast with us for over a year. Our mortgage company did not want to accept the bid that was offered for our home and you did not give up. Todd, you were always a step ahead of the Mortgage company and proficiently guided us step by step as to what may happen during the short sale process. The outcome was of benefit to us, as we were able to successfully sell our home and still walk away with dignity, and into another house. We are grateful for your professionalism and expertise and would highly recommend you to anyone thinking about doing a short sale that is hoping for positive results. Todd Heise is the man for the job.”

— Fred and Phyllis S., Sellers, Fallston, MD

“If you are unfortunately in the need to short sale your house, I would highly recommend the office of Heise and Heise. The people in this office are highly professional, polite and completely capable in handling a task as tricky as a short sale. Mr. Heise work very hard with a mortgage company that held the loan on my property. The mortgage company made it a horrible experience for me, but Mr. Heise was able to complete the short sale in my best interest. Thank you to the office of Heise and Heise.”

— Anthony D., Seller, Baltimore County, MD

“James T. Heise went above and beyond what was necessary to help my fiance and I accomplish this 11 month long short sale process. He was in constant contact with me, whether it was a quick phone call or a detailed email. If it weren’t for James, we probably would not have signed so many extensions for our house. He made us a promise and kept it. I will recommend James to anyone out there, he was phenomenal and the rock to our settlement. Thank you James for giving us the opportunity to live in our dream home!”

— Jess W., Buyer, Essex, MD

“When it comes to short sales, Todd Heise is a creative problem-solver, a skill matched only by his tireless determination. He was the driver in a collaborative endeavor that might well have flopped without his informed insistence on success.”

— Dale H., Seller, Baltimore City, MD

“You have no idea how much you have helped my family by assisting with the short sale of their home. Coming from old school my parents did not believe that what you did was possible, you saved their pride and credit. With me taking care of my parents along with my own life you made the situation easy. Thank you SO MUCH for all you help, I will gladly pass your name on to anyone needing an attorney.”

— Vicky J., Sellers’ Daughter, Baltimore County, MD

“It was such a pleasure to work with Todd Heise and his team. We put our house up for a short sale and within four months the house was sold. Todd’s team worked directly with the bank in order to prevent us from receiving constant phone calls and they handled all the paperwork. We didn’t have to do a thing! The team was always available to answer questions via email and phone calls whenever we needed. Because of his expertise and hard work we were able to walk away with an incentive provided by the bank. I have and will continue to recommend Todd Heise and his team to anyone looking to enter a short sale. We were beyond pleased!”

— Amy R., Seller, Baltimore City, MD

“Thank you so much for making a challenging situation as seamless as it could possibly be. Your professionalism, knowledge, and proactivity were clear to me and absolutely necessary during the entire process. I don’t think I would have gotten through this without your help and I can’t thank you enough.”

— Greg B., Seller, Baltimore City

“Todd Heise was absolutely wonderful to work with. He was diligent, concerned, meeting our needs well ahead of deadlines. Todd’s professionalism and attention to detail not only met but exceed all expectations. He provided a level of service we desperately needed when we needed it most. Anyone would be fortunate to have representation like Todd Heise.”

— Dana B., Seller, Annapolis, MD

“I recently had the privilege of working with Todd Heise and the staff at Heise & Heise LLP. I was completely satisfied with the response and the communications I had with them. I had a rather hard time making a decision to sell my house as a short sale. I was not sure of the procedure and what was going to be required of me. Todd called me and explained everything and really set my mind at ease. He and his staff were always courteous and patient with me, even when I had questions about what the consequences would be if the sale did not go through. I wish more businesses and companies would understand, sometimes you just need to listen and be kind to the clients. I am very thankful for the experience and I would advise anyone considering working with them, do not hesitate. This company and these people are professional and they have a great deal of integrity.”

— Cecelia P., Seller, Baltimore County

“My wife and I bought a house in August 2005; I was relocated to another state by my job in November 2013. We had to sell our house in a short amount of time, and in a market that was not booming in house sales at the time. Since only living and owning our house for a short 8yrs, what we owed on bank loans and what house was appraised at was not going to pay our loans off. We were informed by our Realtor that a “Short Sale” was the only way to sell our house. And doing so would need to obtain a lawyer to help with the “Short Sale” along with speaking on our behalf to lenders. She referred James Heise! Our first contact with Mr. Heise on the phone eased our minds and fears of going through with a “Short Sale”. He answered every question and concern wife and I had. Informing us to contact him with any concerns/questions that might arise during the sale of our house. I contacted Mr. Heise numerous times by phone/emails during our “Short Sale” and not once has he forgot to get back to me.

Mr. Heise is an outstanding lawyer, and over this “Short Sale” has become a friend to my wife and I. He’s a man true to his word and will go above and beyond to help you anyway he can. I would not hesitate for a second to call upon Mr. James Heise to represent me if I needed a lawyer in the future.”

— Robert K, Seller, Anne Arundel County

“When my wife and I decided to go through the short sale process, we knew it would be tough, but we had no idea what we were up against. Banks ignored us, paperwork was lost, and we were very discouraged. We thought our short sale would never happen. It wasn’t until we partnered with Todd Heise that we made progress. After almost 8 months of fighting with banks on our own, Mr. Heise got involved and advocated for us and our short sale was completed by the date promised! He and his staff were in regular communication with the bank, the real estate agent, and of course, us. He informed us of the process every step of the way. Mr. Heise and his staff were invaluable in the short sale process and we highly recommend him for your short sale process. Partnering with Mr. Heise made all the difference, and we are now in a much better place due to his hard work and persistence.”

— Tim B., Seller, Pasadena, MD

“We came to Heise and Heise mired in an upside-down mortgage. Todd and his staff were always available to answer questions and provided guidance through the short-sale process with the lender. Todd also coordinated with
our realtor to ensure we had a buyer and all the correct paperwork and procedures in place for the lender. Thanks to their hard-work we were granted a release from our mortgage. Todd provided a personal service and
care for our situation that is hard to find these days.

We always felt in good hands with Heise and Heise. They exceeded expectations and we gladly recommend them to anyone pursuing a short-sale.

Thanks again & happy new year!”

— Mark S., Seller, Montgomery County, MD

“I want to thank you for your knowledge and tireless support during my short sale process. Your professionalism and patience dealing with the multiple persons for the two mortgage companies holding my property, as well as myself, for when I dragged my feet through the process was simply amazing. Your clear vision and determination was clearly a comfort for me. Also, I will say, your “Call me at any time” policy was reassuring and you lived up to your word. Taking care of the gritty communication between the mortgage companies was a huge relief for me; when you came on board, the endless daily calls finally stopped. What a blessing.

I do have to give thanks to the good Lord for guiding me to someone that was blessed with the skills and talents to handle my difficult situation.”

— Philip H., Seller, Abingdon, MD

“I very much appreciate the help with my short sale. They are very professional and thoroughly went through all my options. They extended their help with every step of the short sale process.”

— Genevieve A. Seller, Baltimore County, MD

“I brought Todd into my short sale half-way through and he still managed to work it to a successful close! He was professional and courteous at all times and I will highly recommend him to friends, family and anyone else that asks. The only thing I regret is not calling him sooner.

Thank You and Best Wishes”

— Matt A. Seller, Baltimore, MD

“I want to thank you for your efforts in facilitating the short sale of my home. I anticipated a long and difficult journey of paperwork and frustration. You and your staff kept me informed of every step, twist and turn in the process. I appreciate your efforts in making this a smooth transaction. I would not hesitate recommending your firm to anyone who is in need of legal assistance.”

— Robert S., Seller, Arnold, MD

“Todd and his team helped us navigate the sometimes painful bureaucracy of this process! Their persistence, guidance, and expertise were invaluable in bringing the transaction to a positive conclusion! We could not have done this without them. If you have need of legal assistance with your real estate issues, I highly recommend Heise & Heise!”

— Dave D., Seller, Anne Arundel County, MD

“I recommend Heise & Heise, LLP for your real estate needs.

Why? Because when you need help with your property, you want a team you can trust. James T. Heise and his team of associates are competent attorneys that were dedicated to accomplishing my real estate needs. They were always accessible and quickly responded to not only my questions but, also inquiries from other stakeholders involved in the transaction. Mr. Heise’s understanding and knowledge of real estate transactions was keen to negotiate with difficult mortgage companies. I really appreciated Mr. Heise’s professionalism and integrity. If you are looking for a team that will work with you through your real estate transaction to the very end then, you should choose Heise & Heise, LLP.”

— W. Jones, Satisfied Client

“I felt compelled to send you a quick note thanking you for all the hard work that you spent in regards to helping me and my wife with the sale of our home through the short sale process. My wife and I can totally understand why my realtor so highly recommended you. The knowledge and experience you provided gave us an understanding of our options and made the short sale process a most favorable outcome for us.

I would also like to mention that during the settlement, the person who conducted the closing stated that he has not experience a more competent and efficient attorney than you and you are a pleasure to work with.

James my wife and I can’t thank you enough for all that you have done for us. I will not hesitate to refer you to anyone that is need of your services; I know they will be in the best of hands.”

— DS, Annapolis MD

“Recently I decided to short sale my townhome in Baltimore, MD. My realtor recommended a local lawyer, Todd Heise, to take the reins on this tedious process. I had heard from several others that it takes a very long time with an unpredictable outcome and timeless hours of your personal time to complete. Well thankfully I put my trust in Todd’s hands. He and his extremely Professional staff literally made the process a breeze and completely satisfied my every expectation and more. In addition to completely waiving all outstanding balances on my 1st and 2nd loans, he got the 1st position bank to agree to give me 3K for relocation. Todd Heise and his team definitely over delivered and they get my strong recommendation!”

— Charles P., Seller, Baltimore City, MD

“From the start my entire situation was handled with speed and full competence. Not only did the short sale approve but I didn’t have to pay any deficiency or taxes on the deficiency. I could not have ever done this myself nor do I think there would have been anyone else who could have done a better job. Words can not describe the debt of graditute that I owe this firm and I would strongly recommend it with full confidence. They saved me in a very desperate time and made the best possible outcome out of a bad situation. I thank them both a million times over. : )
Sincerely, a very satisfied customer”

— Jason S. –Seller, Abingdon, MD

“The value of my home was hit hard when the real estate bubble burst, I was more than 100% “under water”, falling behind on repairs and payments…….I saw no relief in sight.

My realtor recommended I call Todd, he and his team worked hard and got the best deal for me…..they have changed my life, I feel like I hit lottery!!! Thanks Todd!!!”

— C.M., Seller,Baltimore, MD

“Heise & Heise provided outstanding service. They were always ready to answer questions or provide information. Great, Great.”

— L.A., Seller, Crofton, MD

“You made our home sale so smooth, we didn’t have a worry in the world.”

— RP, Seller, Aberdeen, MD

“I want to commend you on the excellent legal services you provided in connection with selling our home. You have all the attributes that I look for in a good law firm. Your knowledge, experience, professionalism, strategic thinking and responsiveness makes you the only choice “

— K.B. Seller, Street, MD

“Todd and his team were very knowledgeable, professional, and helpful throughout this entire process. Thanks so much for making the short sale process easy and straightforward!”

— MZ, Seller, College Park, MD

“Todd and his staff at Heise & Heise, LLP were amazing to work with on the short sale of my home. They had an answer to every one of my questions and were always quick to get back to me. I was glad to have someone who cared and could explain everything to me during this hard process. Thanks Todd for the help!”

— BP, Seller, Baltimore City, MD


“Working with Todd Heise lifted some of the anxiety associated with a short sale. Todd knew the ins and outs of negotiating with the bank. His perseverance was admirable. While the deal took eight months, there was a very good chance it wouldn’t have happened at all if Todd were not involved. He understood what the short sale bank wanted, and was able to help in obtaining the proper document., and making sure it was filled out correctly. Todd stayed in constant contact with us, which made us feel like we were not being forgotten. I wish I could make positive comments about the short sale bank, but I just can’t. I was very happy to have someone like Todd be a part of the process.”

— Regina Minniss, Buyer’s Agent, Coldwell Banker

“In this ever changing real estate industry, Realtors will go thru several lenders, attorneys, inspectors, and contractors. Todd Heise did my first settlement 10 years ago. Over the years I have gone thru multiple vendors, but I have never had a reason to find another RE attorney. Todd Heise has a hands-on approach that I have found irreplaceable. His RE knowledge spans across the board, specifically with settlements/title work, landlord/tenant policy, local and state taxes, investments, but most importantly short sales.

My most recent dealing the Todd Heise was a short sale in Anne Arundel County. If you are in the market to purchase or are an active agent in the business, you know that short sales are never an easy process. I listed this short sale property November 14, 2013. Within 2 weeks Heise had a BPO done before an offer was even submitted. Over the holiday season I forwarded Heise a contract of sale on December 20, 2013. On January 28, 2014 I received word promptly from Heise letting me know that the short sale was approved. We settled February 27, 2014.

Todd Heise accepted a file on 12/20, negotiated 2 liens and delivered title in less than 70 days (over the holidays). He patience and knowledge base continue to impress me. I am thankful for the introduction to him in 2004 and look forward to another 10 years of his expertise and guidance. “

— Suzie Coronel – RE/MAX Preferred

“James “Todd” Heise has been a true Godsend to me and my business. He was highly recommended by another attorney with whom I have been conducting business for almost 30 years. Todd has resolved many legal issues that others could not. I am one who does not refer blindly. My recommendations are a reflection of me. I personally recommend James T. Heise for your real estate needs.

Very respectfully,”

— Karen B. Brooks Broker KBB Properties, Inc. Associate Broker RE/MAX Leading Edge, MD – Broker, RE/MAX Leading Edge, DC

“From start to finish, Todd executed the short sale process with finesse and compassion for the seller. He was accessible at all times with answers to even the most mundane questions. He negotiated with the banks for successful resolution. I would be sure to use and recommend Todd for any real estate transactions that require his expertise”

— Eva Jenson, Realtor Century 21 New Millennium

“Another successful short sale listing closed in less than 120 days – Thanks to Todd Heise and his team of professionals! From pre-qualifying the client prior to listing the home to their continuous follow up, Todd makes my job so much easier. With Todd’s help I am able to close more short sale transactions without all the aggravation. Thanks so much for always answering my numerous calls & emails. I look forward to working on many more short sale deals together.”

— Jamie Rassi, Re/Max Components

“I have enlisted the services of Heise & Heise, LLP to handle all of my short sales. The service that I received was excellent and I would highly recommend them for anyone that handles short sales, as they can be extremely tedious. Todd and his associates were always quick to respond and resolve any questions or concerns that I had. If you are looking for someone that will take care of you and your clients with honesty and integrity then they are definitely the company of choice.”

— Bill Hoffman, Remax Leading Edge