PRLog - Feb. 28, 2011 - DALLAS -- Sam Anderson, Tanja Anderson, Caroline Frenette, Don Hawkins, Kathy Landers and Bev Young with the Flower Mound office of RE/MAX DFW Associates have earned the nationally recognized Short Sales and Foreclosure Certification (SFR). The National Association of REALTORS® offers the SFR certification to those REALTORS® who want to help both buyers and sellers navigate these complicated transactions, as demand for professional expertise with distressed sales grows. “It is extremely rewarding to be able to help families through this emotional experience. The training and resources received in earning the SFR certification will prove to be invaluable on complicated short sales,” noted Mr. Anderson on behalf of the recent graduates.
REMAX DFW Associates, Flower Mound TX
According to a recent NAR survey, nearly 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”
“As leading advocates for homeownership, REALTORS® believe that any family that loses its home to foreclosure is one family too many. Unfortunately, there are situations in which people just cannot afford to keep their homes, and a foreclosure or short sale results,” said 2009 NAR President Charles McMillan, a broker in Dallas-Fort Worth. “Foreclosures and short sales can offer opportunities for home buyers and benefit the larger community, as well, but it is extremely important to have the help of a real estate professional such as this group of REALTORS® with RE/MAX DFW Associates who have 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. Resources are also provided to help REALTORS® stay current on national and state-specific information as the market for these distressed properties evolves.
Steve Allcorn, Director of Real Estate Services, expressed his feelings on the group’s accomplishment. “It is always a pleasure to have our agents earn advanced designations such as the Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource certification. I am extremely pleased that Sam, Tanja, Caroline, Don, Kathy and Bev have been granted the opportunity to join this elite group of REALTORS®.”
RE/MAX DFW Associates is the largest RE/MAX franchise in Texas with over 270 agents and a 2009 sales volume of $871 million in closed transactions. RE/MAX DFW Associates was recently named as the number one RE/MAX firm in North Texas, closing 1 in 4 of all RE/MAX transactions in the DFW Metroplex. RE/MAX DFW Associates has six offices located in the North Dallas suburban area. The locations are Prestonwood Park, Coppell/121 Corridor, Flower Mound/Lewisville, Plano Stonebriar, Valley Ranch/Las Colinas and the firm’s newest location, the Frisco Market Center.
Obtain agent information, office locations and view the firm’s more than 1,200 active listings at the company’s website at http://www.rmdfw.com.
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