Short sales, foreclosures,and specials are all words that make folks lose there reason and good sense. The only word that matters in a real estate transaction is value. If you are getting good value then the deal is good. If the value is not there then it does not matter if the home is a special, foreclosure, or short sale. So if you are out looking for a home the MAIN limiting factor you should have is value.
When you call us at All Mountain Realty that's what you will find. Folks call us all the time and ask about foreclosures, HUD homes, Specials, and Short sales. We tell them we will work with them to find value. Part of being a Realtor is helping to educate your client.
A blog this morning talked about having your values and using them rather than making your clients values your values. Now you should ALWAYS work with your customers wants and desires. But unless you have a client that wants to spend more money than necessary for a property then it is important for you to educate them on value
No offense meant to those who market as short sale specialists and foreclosure specialists. But I would like to see more marketing as VALUE specialists