Why use a SFR®, Short Sales & Foreclosure Resource?

A REALTOR® with the SFR® certification can guide a buyer through the distressed property transaction.
Through the process, the SFR® will:

• Describe the differences between a short sale and a foreclosure
• Counsel buyers and reduce risk
• Guide the transaction from start to finish, including closing dates, inspection and appraisal expectations.
• Prepare the buyer for expected time frames for lender approval

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REALTORS® who have earned the SFR® certification have the necessary knowledge and tools to maneuver through short sale and foreclosure processes. With their comprehensive training, an SFR® has the ability to represent either the seller or buyer during the distressed property transaction and see it through. By understanding both sides of the distressed property transaction, an SFR® can anticipate the unique needs of clients while reducing any possible risk.

Members of the National Association of REALTORS® who have earned the Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource certification understand distressed property transactions, and everything that is included.
Working with an SFR® takes the stress out of distressed property transactions. We know that selling or buying a home in uncertain times can be scary, but we know how to make it happen. With unexpected opportunities everywhere, now is the time to sell or buy.

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Sellers facing short sale or foreclosure may think they are out of options


A REALTOR® with the SFR® certification can assist owners in understanding all their options.
By evaluating each individual’s situation, the SFR® can:

• Explain the differences between a short sale and a foreclosure
• Recommend finance, tax, and legal specialists
• Suggest the seller to seek foreclosure avoidance assistance
• Alert homeowners of rescue scams

Buyers are often open to a unique opportunity.

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