SHORT SALE REFERRAL - ACTIVE RAIN COMES THROUGH, AS ALWAYS
Here’s part of a message I sent recently to a friend who needs a short sale in Miami, after searching Active Rain for referrals.
Subject: Miami short sale
There’s a group of agents across the country who do blogs about their geographical areas, financing, marketing, short sales - whatever is of interest to other agents. I’ve been with the group for a couple of years and I’ve found the ones I’ve made referrals to have been really good agents. And I know they respond to questions about their areas of expertise. I went to the Miami part of the site and found Sergio Rebollo, who is serious about short sales. He can probably answer a lot of questions right off the bat, maybe help you figure out how to deal with the disappearing agent, how to work with BOA, recommend a good attorney, etc.
If you decide to work with him, I will get a referral fee from him, but that’s not why I’m doing this. I know this is a really tough time for a lot of people who didn’t do anything to deserve it, and I do want to help.
http://activerain.com/blogs/sergiotherealtor . Look at “More about me."
You'll also want to look at http://activerain.com/action/channels/activerain/topics/short_sales - a lot of short sale experts across the country have posted blogs here. (This is one of the links on Sergio's site also,)
Sergio Rebollo has the property listed and my friend is comfortable that the problem will be taken care of. I’ve told her that short sales are never simple so she’s not expecting miracles, but she is expecting that her agent knows what he’s doing, is on top of things, and will keep in touch with her.
When I’m making referrals, I check credentials, their internet marketing if it’s for a listing, etc., and it more and more frequently ends up that the agent is also active on Active Rain, so that’s where I should check first. If not, I certainly invite them