I recently had the privilege of taking an intense and full 2-day class regarding short sales and everything you could possibly know about the marketing of Idaho Short Sales. Having been a licensed Idaho Realtor for over 28 years and after selling short sales for the past 15 years here in Idaho I wasn't sure what else I could learn but the class seemed interesting so I decided to go.
After completing the class all I could say was "Wow"! It scared me that I had been selling short sale properties all these years without the knowledge offered in this class. The instructor has taught this class in 4 states including California which is one of the states hit the hardest when it comes to short sales and foreclosures.
The class was not inexpensive and the vast amount of knowledge gained is invaluable which included:
- Learning what lenders are looking for in a short sales package
- What sellers can and cannot do in a short sales transaction
- How to negotiate with lenders
- Ways to expedite a short sale
- Ways to protect all parties to a short sale
- What every seller must know about short sales and are rarely told
- Why strong affiliations are so important
After the two day class attended by 32 people who included Realtors, investors and short sales companies we were all given the designation of being a Certified Short Sales Specialist.
Idaho Short sales are reality and will be with us for some time to come. Some experts predict that short sales in Idaho will be a main part of our real estate market for at least the next 2 years. Realtors can either fumble through the short sales process or get educated and become the short sales specialist the public needs and deserves.
Posted By: George Tallabas - Boise Idaho Real Estate Agent - Associate Broker
with RE/MAX Advantage, Canyon Counties #1 Brokerage in sales and listings
specializing in Boise Idaho Real Estate and Southwest Idaho Real Estate.
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