Finally, training for Short Sales !

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX DFW Associates/PLATINUM PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT 0534986

Finally, training for Short Sales !

A short sale is a situation in which the seller owes more money on the loan than the property will produce on the market.  The lender allows for the woner to sell the property to partially satisfy the amount owed to the lender.

I attended a Short Sale training class presented by the National Association of Realtors yesterday. The class qualified for the SFR, Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource certification from NAR.  Even though I have been doing short sales for a couple of years now, I was not sure if I was doing them totally correct because there was no guidelines for realtors to go by!

A National Association of REALTORS member survey shows that short sales and foreclosed properties accounted for a third of existing home sales in July 2009.

Short sales represent a number of challenges, including but not limited to long timelines, substantial documentation & multiple approvals.

Achieving SFR certification offers a number of benefits:

  • Electronic toolkit with practical forms
  • Free Webinars that you can download anytime
  • Access to the SFR logo and marketing materials
  • Differentiation as and SFR at and

Short Sales are preferable to Forclosure because short sales lessen the impact a foreclosure can have on the community and won't damage the distressed owner's credit as much as a foreclousure.

If you would like a market analysis of your home to see if you qualify for a short sale, please give me a call.


Posted by

Tracy Lee Parker

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Comments (4)

Robert Rauf
HomeBridge Financial Services (NJ) - Toms River, NJ

Tracy, Knowledge is power!  Our local board has had quite a few SS seminars and we have always had a full house... a popular subject!

Nov 20, 2009 04:38 AM
Craig Richardson
National Realty - McLean, VA

These can be tricky transactions, and unfortunately they're here to stay for a while.  Training is key.

Nov 20, 2009 04:45 AM
Robert L. Brown - Grand Rapids, MI
Grand Rapids Real Estate Bellabay Realty, West Mic

I've not heard of a lot of SS training classes here. But i do work for an REO broker here and have acquired a wealth of knowledge so far.

Nov 21, 2009 07:28 AM
Kay Van Kampen
RE/MAX Broker, RE/MAX - Springfield, MO
Realtor®, Springfield Mo Real Estate

I earned a CDPE NAR wants to come out with another designatio???  I can always use the training.

Nov 30, 2009 02:10 PM