Vicki Owens Earns NAR Short Sale & Foreclosure Certification

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Consultants Realty 2003013006

Buyers and Sellers Benefit from REALTOR® Expertise in Distressed Sales


Marysville, Ohio, May 2010 - Vicki Owens with Andy & Associates, Realtors has earned the nationally recognized Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource certification. The National Association of REALTORS® offers the SFR certification to REALTORS® who want to help both buyers and sellers navigate these complicated transactions, as demand for professional expertise with distressed sales grows.


According to a recent NAR survey, nearly one-third of all existing homes sold recently were either short sales or foreclosures.  For many real estate professionals, short sales and foreclosures are the new "traditional" transaction.  REALTORS® who have earned the SFR certification know how to help sellers maneuver the complexities of short sales as well as help buyers pursue short sale and foreclosure opportunities.


"As leading advocates for homeownership, REALTORS® believe that any family that loses its home to foreclosure is one family too many, but unfortunately, there are situations in which people just cannot afford to keep their homes, and a foreclosure or a short sale results," said 2009 NAR President Charles McMillan, a broker with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Dallas-Fort Worth. "Foreclosures and short sales can offer opportunities for home buyers and benefit the larger community, as well, but it's extremely important to have the help of a real estate professional like a REALTOR® who has earned the SFR certification for these kinds of purchases."


The certification program includes training on how to qualify sellers for short sales, negotiate with lenders, protect buyers, and limit risk, and provides resources to help REALTORS® stay current on national and state-specific information as the market for these distressed properties evolves. To earn the SFR certification, REALTORSÒ are required to take one core course in addition to the SFR course and participate in three Webinars.  For more information about the SFR certification, visit or call 1-877-510-7855.


Call Vicki today as your local Short Sale & Foreclosure Resource in the Marysville area.  She has assisted over 25 home owners in the last 2 years to either sell or buy a home in a pre-foreclosure status.  In addition she assists buyers with bank owned as well as HUD owned properties.    If Vicki can help you, don't hesitate to contact her at 937-644-3385, 614-440-5174 or via email at 


Since 2003, Vicki has provided services to the area and is highly recommended by the community & local legal professionals to provide professional and confidential service.  Since 2005, her branch office of Andy & Associates, Realtors is located at 127 West 5th Street, Marysville in the McCarthy & Cox Financial Advisors Building.  Vicki is also credentialed through the National Association of Realtors as a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) , an Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR) and is a Graduate of the Realtor Institute (GRI) all that have required a great deal of continuing education in the real estate field.   Visit her website at                            


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