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Want FREE Short Sale Listing Referrals and Resources? - 03/31/10 04:40 PM
We've been working with Mike and the gang at Short Sale Specialist Network for about a month and already have received 8 qualified short sale listing leads, one of which is about to go under contract with a Buyer less than two weeks after Listing!!! A key differentiator is that the Short Sale Specialist Network contacts and pre-screens EVERY LEAD - meaning that the leads you receive are REAL! Some of the leads are still exploring options other than Short Sale - but you know they will list with you once they come to the conclusion that Short Sale is their (0 comments)
So you're a Short Sale Expert? Not so fast... - 03/30/10 12:02 PM
Another well written perspective on the need to be qualified and experienced if you are going to handle Short Sales. Via Cameron Novak - Featured Short Sale Specialist (The Homefinding Center): I can't hold it in any longer! Are any of my "Professional" peers blown away by the number of newbie agents (or agents licensed for years who have listed and sold less than a dozen houses) who post on Active Rain and elsewhere online CLAIMING to be "Short Sale Experts"? Not only are they misleading the public by claiming to be experts, they may end up costing an unsuspecting homeowner a (1 comments)
Avoid Being the Shadow of Doom with Plugins, Widgets and CRM - 03/25/10 06:31 PM
More words of wisdom from Kristal Kraft. Via Kristal Kraft ~Denver Real Estate~303-589-2022 (The Berkshire Group Realtors): Social Widgets have been popular for a long time. We have many that track our cookies from one end of cyber space to the next.
New people just tuning into social media may wonder how and where to start. I know it took me ages to figure things out. First there's the social MyBlogLog widget. It tracks your digital footprints and show your picture when you visit blogs that subscribe to it. Cheeky you say? Maybe. But then sometimes it's nice to let (1 comments)
REO or Short Sales - What's YOUR area of expertise? - 03/21/10 10:14 AM
We are starting to see signs of REO agents attempting to leverage their REO "production" as a marketing tool for claiming expertise in the area of Short Sales. Statement - "We closed x hundred transactions last year!!!" Implication - "We can do anything!!!" Problem is, REO transactions are as different from Short Sale transactions as chalk and cheese. Being a Short Sale Specialist does not qualify me to handle REO transactions, nor Property Management, nor Commercial, nor...... fill in the blank. A Short Sale is nothing more than a regular resale with one critical difference. The Listing Agent MUST be able to successfully negotiate a (9 comments)
It never ceases to amaze me that a Seller "assumes" when they list their property with a broker that specializes in Short Sales that they get a "de facto" property manager as part of the deal!
"Do you have a coffee runner that can......"
Translation: Could you drop what you're doing - negotiating a contract - negotiating with a lien holder - and go to my property to meet a vendor to let them into the house.
or, after receiving a report from an agent that it looks like a previous agent visiting a property (4 comments)
What Makes a Short Sale Specialist? - 03/16/10 08:19 AM
An excellent post nailing the reality between regular resale and short sale. Via J. Philip Faranda (J. Philip LLC) Westchester County NY: When I closed my first short sale in 1998 I had no idea that 10 years later I'd be doing them with any regularity. At that time, short sales were uncommon; they remained uncommon through 2006. Even in 2007, other agents needed to be educated about what a short sale was, how long it took to close, and what process the negotiation would entail. Having closed dozens of short sales in the period since 2007 in Westchester and the surrounding (1 comments)
Top Ten From Rain Camp - 03/13/10 09:23 AM
An excellent report from Kristal Kraft. Brad's slides are not to be missed! Via Kristal Kraft ~Denver Real Estate~303-589-2022 (The Berkshire Group Realtors): Active Rain came to town! The room was full of people last week when the Rain Gang showed up. They came armed with T-shirts, goody bags and a ton of great technology tips and practical applications for them. This day wasn’t for the weak of heart, the information came with the force of a fire hydrant unleashed on a hot summer’s day. No one complained we just wrote as fast as we could taking notes and hoping against hope (0 comments)
The ActiveRain Manual - NEW & IMPROVED - 03/12/10 11:34 AM
This key post from Active Brad is not to be missed! Via Brad Andersohn ~ Community Manager (ActiveRain): The ActiveRain Manual - NEW & IMPROVED When I started creating the first AR Manual, it was so that I could find posts I'd written to share with others I had invited, those new to AR, or anyone who just wanted to know more specifics about how to use different areas and tools offered by AR. Creating a "manual" back then was more for my own use than anything else. It was an easy way to keep organized and find posts quickly. 3 Years later, (6 comments)
Phoenix Arizona Real Estate Blog, presented by Tony Marriott of Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty.
Market analysis and insightful commentary on the real estate market in Maricopa County Arizona.
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