Considering A Short Sale?

Whether Selling Or Buying, Use A SFR Certified Agent


Reasons Why You Need To Use A SFR Certified Realtor®  
Almost everyone in the United States has now heard of short sales.  Those that have gone through a short sale process know that it is time consuming and requires a lot of work with a lender.  Most likely you will have a very thick file of paperwork by the time you are done.  You’ll definitely need to seek the help of a Realtor® when deciding to short sale your home.  And if you are a buyer, you too will benefit greatly if you are represented by a professional who’s dealt with dozens of short sales and foreclosures.

According to a recent NAR surveynearly 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,” “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.

By the way, David Upchurch, Charlotte, NC Realtor®,  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.

David Upchurch
Keller Williams Realty
Cell: 704-994-8656