What is the difference between a Short Sale Expert and a Short Sale Specialist

    I was dumbfounded.  A client asked me this very question.  She was apparently confused.  I thought to myself, “Doesn’t everyone know what the difference is between a Short Sale specialist and a Short Sale expert?”

    As I searched for an answer, I realized that there was no difference – At least at the end of the day.  “We have paid for all of the classes too”, directed to our other Real Estate Compadres.  But, when was the last time you were told by the bank that the only way you are going to be allowed to negotiate your clients short sale, is if you were a Short Sale Expert or a Short Sale Specialist?  I’d venture to say never.

    In fact, I have never been asked what certification that I hold in order to be allowed to negotiate short sales.  We were told in some of the “we paid a lot of $$$ for” training classes that having “Certification X” was going to be necessary when negotiating a short sale with “Bank X”.

    It has never happened in the over 75 Short Sales we have completed since the start of the Short Sale Market.

    So the answer to her question was a resounding, “Nothing”.  Those are clever titles, which we use so often they are meaningless to us “Short Sale Agents“.  However, they are not apparently meaningless to the general Short Selling Public.

    I am stopping, as of every future written word, from this point on.  I will forbid myself to use the terms Short Sale specialist and or Short Sale expert.

    I am a “Short Sale approved negotiator..” 🙂 – Approved by our Short Sale Clients…  BE Safe…

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    Paris and Connor MacIvor

    Connor and Paris MacIvor are in the Top 1% of Realtors Nationwide, starting their real estate business in 1998 with RE/MAX Gateway - Santa Clarita Valley and Valencia CA. Their becoming licensed real estate consultants and representatives came from the horrible experience they had when they bought their first home. There were many things that the agent they had hired did not explain and disclose, which per law he should have. Getting that agent on the phone after they closed escrow and after he had gotten paid was impossible. Paris and Connor called the broker, the board of realtors, the office manager and all they received was the promise of a phone call back. The remedy did come, but not as fast and in the way they wanted. That act - that bad agent was the reason why Paris and Connor became Realtors. That was all they needed to vow to never let the same fate befall anyone else, that befell them. Today Connor and Paris are focused on client service. Protection and top-shelf service with regard to their real estate clientele. They primarily work within the Santa Clarita Valley and Valencia CA. However, for a referral, where 80+ of their business is referrals they have License and Will Travel to other parts of Ventura County, Los Angeles County, and Orange County to handle real estate transactions for those who trust their real estate operation. Writing on their Real Estate Blog is a passion. SCVnest.com/blog is where you will find over 10,000 real estate articles. Go to SCVnest.com/radio to listen to their latest real estate radio broadcast.

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