Talking to short sale negotiators at the banks was taking away all my prospecting time!

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Respect Realty LLC 200311024

Recently I changed companies to Knipe Realty NW and it so far has been a great fit for me and my team is slowing being built out. But, after two days of dealing with some less than intelligent phone systems and negotiators at some major banks, I realized that for two days straight I hadn’t been able to show one home or made one listing appointment. That is when I realized I needed to make a change in my team and add a short sale negotiator.

Susan Rosengren (Short Sale negotiator for Todd Clark and the Friendly Home Team)Ken Rosengren of Keller Williams VancouverNow, this new team member already works with a pretty great guy up in Washington named Ken Rosengren, and for some reason, she has the same last name. Susan Rosengren is Ken’s wife and what a great sense of humor she has, being married to Ken! I think that might be a requirement along with a lot of patience which really goes a long way when negotiating short sales. (Sorry Ken)

Jill Watts (Hopefully soon part of Todd Clark and the Friendly Home Team)Ken has become what I consider to be a really good friend over the last year since I met him at Keller Williams in Vancouver through a real estate sales challenge I took up there and introduced him to Activerain. Over the past year, I have become great friends with Ken and his wife and together, along with another great agent Jill Watts, we started a social media / real estate mastermind group that has been going great since its start a few months ago. Jill, I’m going to continue working on you getting your Oregon license and joining my team as a buyer’s agent… I just wanted to give you fair warning on that.

I look forward to working with Susan and I think she will be a great addition to our team. I really look forward to doing many successful short sales with her. So, thank you, Susan, for wanting to join my Friendly Home Team and thank you, Ken for sharing such a great asset with us on this side of the Columbia River.

Todd Clark and the Friendly Home Team
Knipe Realty
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Don Wixom
RE/MAX Executives Nampa, ID - Nampa, ID
"Looking out for your next move..."tm

Todd, I have wondered about this and have not tracked my time as well as I should. I have considered sourcing out the short sales but have not let go yet... Let us know how it continues.

Nov 06, 2010 11:10 AM #1
Cal Yoder
Keller Williams Elite - Lititz, PA
Homes For Sale in Lancaster PA - 717.413.0744

Good job and knowing how to best spend your time is a must.


Nov 06, 2010 01:30 PM #2
Rene Fabre
First American Title - Seattle, WA
Marketing in the Digital Age

Amen to the sense of humor and patience when it comes to negotiating short sales. (No offense Ken). These are really exciting developments. Sorry I missed the move and your post of 10/28. I saw something was going on, but haven't had a minute to follow through and check it out. It's be a busy autumn! Best wishes to you and your team. I know you'll do great. All success my friend!

Nov 06, 2010 01:33 PM #3
Retired from ActiveRain
Baker, OR

Some of the Realtors that I work with also delegate the short sale negotiating work to someone who specializes in the process.  It can be very time consuming and frustrating otherwise.  Sometimes one wonders if the rewards are worth the efforts.  Good luck in your move and in building your team!

Nov 06, 2010 03:17 PM #4
Paula Swayne
Dunnigan, Realtors, Sacramento (916) 425-9715 - Sacramento, CA
Realtor-Land Park, East Sac & Curtis Park -Dunniga

Hi Todd! sounds like a lot of exciting things happening at your end of the world!  Good luck on your move, your new team and getting Jill go join you!

Nov 06, 2010 05:19 PM #5
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I found the same problem, who can afford to sit on the phone all day. I didn't realize you had switched companies once more...Good luck with your new firm!

Nov 06, 2010 06:02 PM #6
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

While I certainly appreciate those that do their own negotiations for short sales, I ran out of patience dealing with these yahoos early on.  I'm lucky to be able to use two attorneys with professional negotiators and for basically no cost.

Nov 06, 2010 11:12 PM #7
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

I tried them all. . attorneys, companies and accountants. . at the end. . I have a full time person that does nothing but short sales all day long. . I just list them and get involved when there is a problem.

Nov 07, 2010 01:49 AM #8
Ken's Home Team LLC. | 360.609.0226 | Portland, OR & Vancouver, WA Real Estate Team
Ken's Home Team LLC. - Vancouver, WA

Great Post, thank you Todd, I appreciate the words, and yes my wife is an amazing woman!! I for saure traded up with her.  I love her more today than yesterday, and I know I will lover her more tomorrow!!

Nov 07, 2010 03:06 AM #9
Respect Realty LLC
Respect Realty LLC - Milwaukie, OR
Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate

Yes you did Ken, you are one lucky man... Don't tell anyone, but I think she is one lucky woman as well. (You are one of the good guys)

Nov 26, 2010 07:19 AM #10
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