Short Sales & Foreclosures Archive

Five New Online Courses Added to REALTOR® University e-Catalog

Through REALTOR® University, the National Association of REALTORS® offers more than 500 hours of professional development materials for members of the real estate industry, including those that lead to some of NAR’s most popular certifications and designations, such as...

Niche Markets: Short Sales Still Active, but the Clock May be Ticking

Specialized short sale brokers continue to pursue this niche market trend for good reason. More than 11 million homes were at a negative equity position at the end of this year’s first quarter, according to a May 11 press...

How REALTORS® Can Overcome Messy Neighbors

REALTORS® know that one of the keys to successfully selling a property is presentation and attention to detail. Still, after the hedges are trimmed and the doors are painted, the eyesore of a messy neighbor can undo all your...

REALTOR® Olympics | Winning Gold in Real Estate

Competing in real estate has more in common with the Olympic games than you may have guessed. Preparation and determination are key to being a successful REALTOR® in any one single sale. But to be a champion in real...

Buy Low, Sell High: How to Flip That House the Right Way

Some REALTORS® look at the short sales market and see the Wild, Wild West. But there’s no denying that short sales, foreclosures, distressed homes and flipped houses make up a good percentage of the real estate landscape in 2012....

Buying Foreclosures and Short Sale Homes

With the current economic conditions the number of foreclosures and short sale properties on the market is significant, making it an ongoing issue for many REALTORS® who may not be as experienced with the process and have the unenviable...

REALTOR® Guide: Designations and Certifications

We are committed to giving our members the edge they need to thrive as a REALTOR®.  One way we accomplish this mission is by offering REALTOR® Designation and Certification courses.  Successfully completing a Designation or Certification course will give...

Data: The Competitive Advantage

If you’re like many REALTORS®, you love data. Surveys, forecasts, balance sheets – the numbers tell the story and the story informs your work. So when you hear that pending home sales rose strongly with all regions experiencing gains...

Don’t Come Up Short When Faced with Short Sales

For better or for worse, the current state of the real estate market has created a niche for real estate practitioners: the short sale. Between flat home prices, home-equity credit lines, 100-percent financing, and falling interest rates, shorts sales...