Hi I'm Seth, I do short sales, this is my first ever post!!

Real Estate Agent

This is my first blog at Active Rain although I have been a member for a couple weeks.  Most of my blogs will be in reference to short sales, which is my main niche in today’s real estate market.  I am short sale certified through Long & Foster and I have been facilitating these transactions since 2007 with quite a bit of success.  At first, I was negotiating as a title agent, serving listing agents that were my clients.  But then I decided to become an agent and that is where I stand now. There are so many people out there in hardship and their best option is a short sale when you look at the grand scheme of things.  I enjoy helping these people and their families to get out of quite a stressful situation which is facing foreclosure. So I would almost never turn down a short sale unless there were extenuating circumstances. I love a challenge and I love the fact that a short sale helps people in hardship and helps our economy!

Comments (15)

Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Hi, Seth, and welcome aboard. I'm also a short sale agent. But now I'm thinking of having a reputable company handle the short sale for me and my buyer. What are your thoughts on this?

Oct 05, 2011 04:52 AM
Yvonne Burdette-Van Camp
To Buy and Sell Real Estate, see me at Southwest Missouri Realty - Springfield, MO
"Home"work, I have the Answers!

Seth, welcome to Active Rain, I jumped in July and began blogging religiously late August.    If you decide you like join some of the groups, my favorite is Active Rain for Newbies.    It is very helpful, good luck!

Oct 05, 2011 04:53 AM
David Shamansky
US Mortgages - David Shamansky - Highlands Ranch, CO
Creative, Aggressive & 560 FICO - OK, Colorado Mtg

Seth - welcome to AR and glad you stepped into the scary world of blogging (lol)

AR is a great place to learn and grow as well as connect with industry pros.

One bit of advice is add a photo members and readers alike like to put a name and face together and it also adds a more personal touch.


best wishing and keep on blogging you cant stop now!

Oct 05, 2011 04:53 AM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Your going to make a great addition to our Active Rain family.  I'm so glad you joined.

Oct 05, 2011 04:54 AM
Todd Clark
eXp Realty LLC - Tigard, OR
Principle Broker Oregon

With more and more short sales, we need good negotiators. Welcome to Activerain and can't wait to read about your success.  Welcome to Activerain and I hope you are learning a lot and if you ever need any assistance, don't hesitate to reach out, would be glad to help you in any way possible. Also, check out the main page of Activerain and look for the Activerain University tab, there are lots of educational webinars to help you build your business.

Oct 05, 2011 05:45 AM
Michele Cadogan 917-861-9166
Fillmore Real Estate 2990 Av U, Bklyn , NY 11229 - Brooklyn, NY
Licensed Real Estate Associate Broker -


Seth- Welcome to Active Rain  looking forward to reading your  future posts  regarding short sales.

Oct 05, 2011 07:51 AM
Kerrie La Guardia
ActiveRain, Community Manager - Kirkland, WA
Let it Rain!

Glad to see you here Seth!  Upload a pic so we can see that handsome face of yours!

Oct 05, 2011 10:02 AM
Barbara Hensley
RE/MAX Properties - Rockwall, TX
Homes for Sale in Rockwall County, Texas

Hello and welcome to ActiveRain!  Congratulations on getting your first post out of the way - now we will be looking to hear from you on a regular basis.  Shorts sales are here to stay for awhile and I am sure others would also enjoy reading any golden nuggets you can share with us.  Enjoy your journey in ActiveRain - it is an awesome experience.  

Oct 05, 2011 12:26 PM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Hi Seth....I came here from Chris Ann's post......welcome to ActiveRain and I know you'll love it here....you're in good hands with Chris Ann on your side.....she's very excited about your joining.....welcome.

Oct 05, 2011 12:50 PM
Carl Winters
Canyon Lake, TX

A Big Texas Howdy Seth and Welcome to Active Rain. I saw Chris Ann's introduction and thought it best to come on over and say hello. Just as Barbara said you're in good hands with Chris Ann.


Oct 05, 2011 02:27 PM
Dale Baker
Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections - Claremont, NH
New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information

Howdy and evening Seth

Welcome to the ActiveRain Real Estate blogging community! You'll sure find many mighty fine folks here in community. When you have the time, you'll sure want to check out the different ActiveRain University classes which are offered to the members.

Have a good one
Dale in New Hampshire

Oct 05, 2011 03:15 PM
Seth Haskins

Good morning folks!  I hope I'm doing this right!

Debbie:  You are onto something, your team should sell houses and have a good company handle your short sales, definitely!  You should call me or email me to discuss, I have some ideas!  shaskins8@gmail.com 703-675-7660

Yvonne: Thanks for the warm welcome! I will join the Newbies as that I am!

US Mortgages:  How do I get your name(s)?  Thanks for the welcome, and I can tell I am gonna have to keep it up and stay on my blog game!! haha

Chris:  you are the bomb!  Such a team player and really glad you helped me out joining the ActiveRain Fam!!! Let's talk soon!

Todd: Thanks for the good advise, I will check out the webinars and look forward to communicating with ya soon to tell about some success!!

Michelle:  Thank you for the kind words, you all make me feel really welcome!

Kerrie: The pic is coming! Today! So y'all can see what my momma gave me!!! hahaha

Barb: Thanks so much, hopefully I can do some serious things out here and buy a house on the golf course from you!!

Barbara T:  You are right, I know I am in good hands with Chris, she really knows what she doing! Thanks for the warm welcome!

Carl & Ceil:  OMG, I love Texas!  I didn't say I love the Cowboys but I went to Texas for the first time about a month ago for the 5 Star conference in Dallas at the Hilton Anapole.  May I say, I need to move to Texas where I shall find my wife, so much talent in the Lone Star ; ) and the people are so nice!

Dale: Thanks for the greeting, I will check out the universities, yes, many fine folks, I am smiling big this morning!

Regards to all,





Oct 06, 2011 01:50 AM
Rob Kittle
Kittle Real Estate - Fort Collins, CO
"We Specialize, You Benefit!" -Kittle Real Estate

Welcome to the community Seth! I am sure you will enjoy activerain as you enjoy doing short sale transaction. Be free to write every experience and any idea you have in mind.

Oct 06, 2011 09:15 AM
Seth Haskins
Bethesda, MD

Thanks Rob!  I am definitely going to share many experience with the ActiveRain fam!  I have plenty!  Enjoy your evening!

Oct 06, 2011 09:21 AM
Mary Stewart
HomeTrust Real Estate, LLC, Homes for Everyone - Wilsonville, OR
Wilsonville and Surrounding Portland Metro Areas

Hi Seth, Welcome to Active Rain and all of the wonderful family members. I know you will enjoy and also learn a lot from other members from their experiences just in life if nothing else.

Oct 21, 2011 10:35 AM