Best of the Best: A Recap of Melissa's Most Helpful Short Sale Blog Posts

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Agents: this recap is for you. I have now been active in the blogging community for over and year. I calculate that I have written at least 300 blogs posts specifically about short sales that are designed to help the Realtor® navigate the short sale transaction.

Here are five that have received great accolades and that I think you will find helpful if you are working short sales or if you plan to work ‘em in the near future.

Realtors: Here's Another Reason Why I Love Short Sales Just in case you are not yet on the short sale bandwagon, here's a short post about why you should embrace the short sale transaction.

Short Sales and the "Investor" This explanation of the difference between a servicing company and an investor is a must read for anyone involved in a short sale transaction.

A Hero Ain't Nothin' But a Sandwich: How to Review Your Short Sale Offers This post provides a few tips and tools for reviewing offers on your short sale listing.

When Negotiating, Are You a Verb or a Prepositional Phrase? This post reviews different techniques that agents use when negotiating their short sale listings.

Short Sales and Approval Letters: Advice for Agents This blog post in several months old, but the advice about how to handle the short sale approval letter is still applicable today.

I just want to take a minute to thank everyone who subscribes to, follows, or comments on my blog. I really enjoy writing and participating in the blogging community and love to read your comments-even when we disagree.

P.S. Wondering what the photo has to do with the blog post? Absolutely nothing. It's just a random vacation shot. If you've been reading the blog, then you may know where I am today.


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Bill Gassett
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Hopkinton, MA
Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate

Melissa nice job of putting all your short sale posts into one easy to read article. I have done this before and it works well!

Jun 24, 2010 12:54 AM #1
Kathryn Maguire (757) 560-0881 - Chesapeake, VA
Serving Chesapeake, Norfolk, VA Beach

Melissa, thanks for these!  I am new to being active on ActiveRain (just five and a half weeks) and it is amazing when you think about the wealth of information available to us in this forum!

Jun 24, 2010 01:41 AM #2
Joe Jackson
Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty - Columbus, OH
Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert



Thanks for all the great information in one post!

Jun 24, 2010 03:17 AM #3
Aaron Silverman, Bluewater Property Management, LLC and Lowcountry Turnkey Properties, LLC - Charleston, SC
Improving Real Estate Experience through Education

I recommend this article series for any Realtor involved in Short Sales - Short Sale Legal Issues Affecting Real Estate Agents - Solutions? -

Jun 24, 2010 03:23 AM #4
Jason M. Keith
Caliber Home Loans - Parker, CO
Equal Housing Lender

Great information here, Thank you!

Jun 24, 2010 05:12 AM #5
Tina Gleisner
Home Tips for Women - Portsmouth, NH
Home Tips for Women

Congrats on covering this topic so well, and sharing with everyone here.

Jun 24, 2010 05:59 AM #6
Fernando Herboso - Broker for Maxus Realty Group
Maxus Realty Group - Broker 301-246-0001 - Gaithersburg, MD
301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA

You are a darling !!!

If we ever have a Short Sale Pageant. .

I would vote for you!

Jun 24, 2010 07:24 AM #7
Judy Orr
HomeSmart Realty Group - Orland Park, IL
SW & Near West Chicago suburbs

I'll have to set some time aside to read this - I'm subscribed - not sure why it took so long!

Jun 24, 2010 07:43 AM #8
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

Good selection and thanks for sharing.  I was just going thru a 6 month recap for my posts!  BTW my brother in law raises those little babies in Tennessee.

Jun 24, 2010 07:56 AM #9
Gene Riemenschneider
Home Point Real Estate - Brentwood, CA
Turning Houses into Homes

I have been doing short sales and although it takes time it has been rather smooth so far.

Jun 24, 2010 08:43 AM #10
Mary Douglas
United Country Ponderosa Realty, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado - Red Feather Lakes, CO
REALTOR, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado

Hi Melissa, Hope you are enjoying the sights and thank you for gathering these together - all in one spot!

Jun 24, 2010 04:05 PM #11
Liane Thomas -Top Listing Agent
Professional Realty Services® International - Corona, CA
Bringing you Home!

good recap. Thank you for sharing. Your blog is a 'must read" for anyone just jumping into the short sale pool.

Jul 05, 2010 04:29 AM #12
Angela Bond
Keller Williams Realty - Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles Real Estate | 310 666 5052

Thanks for this great info.  Sometimes it's all too easy to live in a bubble and then you read great info like this and realize that there's always something new to learn.  I know my clients will benefit.

Jul 05, 2010 06:16 PM #13
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