Summary: Alan Sims “Throws the Book at Financial Institutions,” featured in The Big Bear Grizzly – October 10, 2012 by journalist Arrissia Owen Turner. When we first met Alan Sims three years ago, the forensic real estate appraiser told us he was fed up with watching the big banks stick it to…
When we first met Alan Sims three years ago, the forensic real estate appraiser told us he was fed up with watching the big banks stick it to homeowners who were struggling making their house payments.
After hearing stories from people about screwy, drawn-out loan modifications that were in the end rejected, and Sims insisted also fraudulent, he decided to take action. He started the Center for Litigation and Consumer Real Estate Education,* based out of Big Bear Lake, and soon started helping homeowners sue their banks for fraud. His company is now called Courtroom Advocates and is based out of Redlands [California].
It sounded like a huge endeavor, a David versus Goliath type scenario. But by January 2011, Sims’ first client successfully sued and won against Bank of America in small claims court. Many, many homeowners later, Sims published the book, “Sue Your Bank,” which helps guide homeowners through the process of taking their lender to small claims court or superior court for fraud.
“The reason why I wrote the book was to address the increasing inquiries from homeowners all over the country and my local community,” Sims says. “There are so many people who have been affected by the bank’s loan modification programs that a book would have a better chance in reaching millions of homeowners needing some help.”
“Sue Your Bank” has been in the Top Rated category on Amazon for many days and made the No. 1 slot in real estate category, as well. Find out what all the buzz is about.