Peter Nelsen of Cora Bett Thomas Realty & Associates Earns NAR Short Sales and Foreclosure Certification

Posted by Meg Albertson — November 30, 2009

Buyers and Sellers Benefit from REALTOR® Expertise in Distressed Sales

Savannah, GA — Peter Nelsen with Cora Bett Thomas Realty & Associates has earned the nationally recognized Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource certification. The National Association of REALTORS® offers the SFR certification to REALTORS® who want to help both buyers and sellers navigate these complicated transactions, as demand for professional expertise with distressed sales grows.

“We encourage our agents to invest some of their time expanding their expertise and services for the benefit of our clients,” stated Cora Bett Thomas, founder and CEO of Cora Bett Thomas Realty & Associates. “And having a resource available for consultation with short sale and foreclosure knowledge is just part of our commitment to provide an exceptional experience with all of your real estate needs.

According to a recent NAR survey, nearly one-third of all existing homes sold recently were either short sales or foreclosures. For many real estate professionals, short sales and foreclosures are the new “traditional” transaction. REALTORS® who have earned the SFR certification know how to help sellers maneuver the complexities of short sales as well as help buyers pursue short sale and foreclosure opportunities.

“As leading advocates for homeownership, REALTORS® believe that any family that loses its home to foreclosure is one family too many, but unfortunately, there are situations in which people just cannot afford to keep their homes, and a foreclosure or a short sale results,” said 2009 NAR President Charles McMillan. “Foreclosures and short sales can offer opportunities for home buyers and benefit the larger community, as well, but it’s extremely important to have the help of a real estate professional like a REALTOR® who has earned the SFR certification for these kinds of purchases.”

ABOUT CORA BETT THOMAS REALTY With listings for the area’s finest residential and commercial properties, Cora Bett Thomas Realty & Associates, is an exclusive affiliate of Christie’s Great Estates in Savannah, GA, Bluffton and Hilton Head Island, SC and Mayfair International Realty and a longtime member of Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate, The Board of Regents, Luxury Portfolio, Leading Real Estate Companies of the World (formerly RELO). The firm dominates the luxury real estate market along the Georgia and South Carolina coast, with offices based in Savannah, Ga. and Bluffton and Beaufort, S.C. Under the leadership of founder and CEO Cora Bett Thomas, the company features an expert team of agents who specialize in historic homes, luxury condominiums, commercial real estate, investment property, land and waterfront property. For additional information, please visit www.CoraBettThomas.com online or call 912.233.6000.

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