The Man Who Really Knows Short Sales...

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408

The Orlando RainCamp is over, and after an hour drive I am back at my computer. The hermit returns to the shell.

There are a lot of mixed feelings about the whole experience, but I need some time to settle and figure it for myself.

I will sure write about it. This quick blog is just one observation from RainCamp.

There were several people who I know “AR well”, and it was interesting Richard Zaretsky - jon zolsky blogto meet the people “from the computer”. One of those was Richard Zaretsky, a prominent Real Estate attorney from West Palm Beach. He is a member on AR for quite some time, and I remember when he just started. I sent him an e-mail, told him I had a client selling 2 condos (short sale), Richard took the case, and we finally closed both, one in 6 months and another in 13.

It is quite possible that my referral was Richard’s first business from AR (at least it is flattering for me to think it was). Since then there were a few other deals that we brought to Richard, and then there were two where he referred his client to us to help them get the property under contract. I once stopped by his office in West Palm Beach to drop the documents, but I did not disturb Richard, so today we met for the first time.

It was very easy to recognize him, and we ended up at the same table at lunch. There were, I think, at least 10 people around the table, and while the gentlemen of the past were talking about women and horses, gentlemen (and ladies of today) were discussing short sales and horse$hit. I was stunned to notice that not a single person at the table knew who Richard was. Not a single one…

I was sitting at the table and trying to understand how it could happen that agents who are on Active Rain and who are involved in Short sale did not know Richard Zaretsky. He blogs on AR. His posts about short sales, foreclosures, loan modifications are a must for everyone, who is doing short sales.

We owe it to our clients. Being confident and being knowledgeable is not the same. No matter what designation you have, believe me, you will find his posts worth reading and rereading.

While at the RainCamp, I noticed that Richard has just posted

Getting Showered On in Raincamp. It was a terrific  idea, whhich was not easy, as Internet connection sucked, but nonetheless, he did it. At the bottom there is a link to TABLE OF CONTENTS - SHORT SALE AND LOAN MODIFICATION ARTICLES.

Do yourself a favour. Read the man who knows.

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Dick & Dixie - I knew that there would be a large crowd, but when I came, I was overwhelmed. It was so easy not to find someone that you know was in there.

Luckily, there will be a second chance

Good luck to you

Aug 26, 2010 03:08 AM #19
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Ann - he is not writing short blogs, but it is because of the stuff he writes. But you will find it helpful, especially if you are doing short sales.

It will help you to separate myths that some gurus are saying from reality.

Aug 26, 2010 03:11 AM #20
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I was not able to make it to Rain Camp Orlando because of schedule conflicts I could not clear.  

Sorry to miss you all.  

By the way, I subscribe to several blogs on AR to give me the pulse of AR and our markets in Florida.  Yours is one, Jon and Richard's is another.  It would have been fun to have both of you at the same table had I been there.  

 

Aug 26, 2010 04:33 AM #21
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Ted,

No condolences here. If you have pressing scheduling issues, that better mean you got business, and it would  be a bit unusual to complain about too much business.

I missed you there.

Stop by our place when you are in the area.

Aug 26, 2010 12:07 PM #22
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Hi Papa Jon!  I did know who Richard was but, didn't get a chance to chat with him.  I know BB would have loved to have had some time with him as well--they too know one another.  Glad you got to see him there and I'm SUPER glad that the hermit emerged from his shell for the day--it just would NOT have been the same there without you.  Wish we could have had more 1-on-1 time to discuss politics!  LOL

Aug 26, 2010 12:13 PM #23
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Well, Debe Maxwell (hear the rhythm?).

I have been working with Richard for some time. I was very surprised to see him there. He is not a real estate agent, he is a very busy prominent Real Estate attorney, and him coming was a gesture of respect.

he told me that he was in the middle of some very big deal, and he was texting as fast as my grandson.

I am of course, not such anti social as Inna likes to say, but 400-people crowd was a big crowd

 

Aug 26, 2010 03:10 PM #24
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It was very nice meeting you Jon and you did a great job on the panel.  I subscribe to Richard's blogs and have re-blogged many of them.....I am sorry that I was not able to meet him.  There were so many people and the schedule was a bit tight!

Aug 26, 2010 03:49 PM #25
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Now that I've heard your voice--I can DEFINITELY hear the rhythm!!  LOL at the Inna comment--you raised an AWESOME girl, Papa Jon!  I adore her!  And, I love the way you two argue like brother and sister! 

And, you're right--even for extroverts, it's tough to work a room that size!  I missed out on chatting at length with A LOT of people on Tuesday--Barbara #25 above being one of them.

Have a fabulous Friday...

Aug 26, 2010 04:19 PM #26
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Jon, we did meet Richard and it was an honor to spend time with him. I also was surprised that he would travel and take time out of his busy schedule to spend the day with us. We currently have a listing under contract with his office and they are top notch professionals. Every Active Rainer who does short sales should be reading his blog. There just wasn't enough time in the day to visit everyone, BUT I was able to spend some quality time with you :)

Richard Zaretsky and Frank Alters

Aug 27, 2010 05:33 PM #27
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I am embarassed and humbled - but I was not sorry to have been at Raincamp!  Purpose #1 was to meet other AR members. #2 was to see if I could improve my skills blogging (like maybe writing blogs limited to 250 words (NOT! - I can barely write COMMENTS in less than 250 words!).

The best part was meeting my referral partners and subscribers.  And I got the next topic for an article too!

Jon - whatever motivated you to write this blog - THANK YOU. Recognition is always appreciated especially when it is positive and unexpected.

Aug 28, 2010 01:24 AM #28
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Orlando was my first RainCamp and I was not disappointed.  I also did REBarCamp the next day and oh, my, do I have work to do.  Meeting everyone was fantastic.  Richard, Barbara, Frank and Sharon...they  were all there and for the most part, we did resemble our "prom pictures".

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Jon, So glad I got to meet you and Richard at RainCamp. Wish I could have stayed longer, but it was SO informative and so good putting real people together with names and pictures. Lovely post.

Aug 30, 2010 12:42 AM #30
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Hi Barbara - I have one photo of you in the video in another blog. It was nice meeting you at the event. We have quite a powerful group in Florida, and was fascinating seeing some of them there.

Aug 30, 2010 12:15 PM #31
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Debe - I think the kids like Inna become the rebels they are not because parents want them this way and raise them this way, but because they have the inner strength to resist and become what they are.

And thank you for your kind words.

Aug 30, 2010 12:20 PM #32
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Sharon - a nice photo. I did not know that you are working with Richard, and I am glad his work on AR is appreciated.

Was my pleasure to meet you and Frank

Aug 30, 2010 12:21 PM #33
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Richard I think that if they would have asked you to enlighten us on what is happening in Florida with foreclosures and Short sales legal-wise, this could be very important for the attendees.

I am not sure that there was at least one other attorney (not broker/attorney) at the RainCamp, and this is also the sign of dedication to the profession.

I was glad to meet you in person. Hope I will see you again some time in an informal setting. We are not that far from each other after all, just a 3-hour drive

Aug 30, 2010 12:26 PM #34
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Marcia - You were smarter than me. I should have attended ReBar. I regret not staying for it.

Aug 30, 2010 12:27 PM #35
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Judy - thanks. These meetings were the best part  of the event for me. And it was very nice meeting you there.

 

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Papa Jon!  Did you see my new header?  Inna did it!  Isn't she AMAZING?!!!

Aug 30, 2010 03:29 PM #37
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Ah-ha, so this is Richard Zaretsky. I heard so much in the office, and now I see Richard Zaretsky. Cool

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