i need a agent that knows how to deal with a short sale property I am intrested in ,how do i find a agent I can trust to take care of my needs

Asked by Troutinc2, Laughlin, NV Fri Apr 8, 2011

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Dawn Barrier, Agent, Las Vegas, NV
Tue May 3, 2011
I agree with the answers below and Ask your Friends, Family and Neighbors as well.

If you are buying, I would suggest you need to ask the agent, "Do you show short sales?"

Many agents still tell me they won't show "short sales" to buyers, so hence the reason I put the above.

Remember not all short sales are "short" in Time Frame...some may close in 2 months, but..many can take months to close, so hopefully you are prepared to wait.

Good Luck!
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Heather Peck, Home Owner, Las Vegas, NV
Sat Apr 9, 2011
I do lots of short sales in Las Vegas, both on the listing and buyer's side. I am also an SFR (short sale foreclosure resource certified), and can advise you what to look out for in the Las Vegas market. Laughlin is slightly different, but still part of our MLS system. Currently, I have 3 short sale listings, and working with 4 short sale buyers. I don't take on too many clients at once so they can be serviced properly.

Don't hesitate to contact me.

Heather Peck, SFR
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Gita Bantwal, Agent, Jamison, PA
Sat Apr 9, 2011
Interview the agent and ask them about their experience with short sales. Also remember that the agent may be experienced but some lenders do not respond quicly and you should have patience when you buy a short sale.
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James Wehner, Agent, Scottsdale, AZ
Fri Apr 8, 2011
Check for designations in the short sale area, such as, SFR, CDPE, CSSN. SFR is a NAR recognized designation that stands for Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource. This shows that the agents has been through some short sale training. Also, see if there is website such as our Arizona Department of Real Estate website that allows for consumers to search for an agent's continuing education classes. This will show you if they have any additional education related to short sales.

Interview and ask the agents if they have successfully closed short sale transactions. Ask them to explain the process to you. You should be able to get a good feeling about an agent's knowledge of short sales after some discussion.

Best of luck!
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