Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Swim... don't sink!!!

Following my gut feeling that the housing market would deteriorate to its current state, I was led to sharpen my tool set and prepare to help Atlanta Intown homeowners avoid the perils of damaging their good credit unduly. What did I do? I became certified as a Short Sale Specialist. This means that in addition to my regular representation for buyers and sellers, I can help people who find themselves "under water" or approaching hardship with their mortgage company. It's a better alternative to foreclosure and most people will qualify. It also helps minimize impact to property values in a neighborhood if we can short-sale vs. foreclose. Finally, it allows a homeowner to stay in their home throughout the entire process and make alternate arrangements for when the home is sold. Feel free to pass my info along to anyone you may know facing this unfortunate circumstance.