Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource SFA
Having earned the CDPE designation was a great step in a quest to help homeowners facing foreclosure. Recently I added to that designation with the SFR which is the National Association of Realtors course with certification upon passing course materials and exams for those agents interested in working short sales. It stands for Short Sale Foreclosure Resource.
Sellers facing foreclosure deserve representation by knowledgeable agents. The vast majority of agents certainly want to do a good job for a seller in distress. Wanting to do a good job and having specialized training are distinctly different. The details, follow-up and timelines in the foreclosure process are very precise and require specialized training to insure the greatest possibility of success.
An agent would be much better advised to refer short sales to a verifiable short sale specialist, earn a referral and praise from their clients for their help than muddle through an unfamiliar process and possibly end up with less than a favorable result.