Chase Agents Selected for State Committee

Posted by Katie Shaffer — July 27, 2011

1311793573RENO, Nev. (July 25, 2011) – Two Chase International real estate agents, Joshua Talayka and Edee Campbell, have been selected to serve on the Nevada Foreclosure Mediation Program’s new advisory committee. The agents, selected by the Nevada Supreme Court, will serve with 12 other professionals from various fields and backgrounds. Only two real estate agents were selected to serve on the committee.

The Foreclosure Mediation Program was created in 2009 (with the passage of Assembly Bill 149) to address the foreclosure crisis head on and help Nevada families keep their homes. The newly created advisory committee will evaluate the program on an ongoing basis and make suggestions on how to further the program’s success.

From the program’s first mediation in September 2009 through December 31, 2010, 9,135 mediations have been completed. Of those mediations, more than half (4,921) have resulted in some agreement, allowing 3,346 people to stay in their homes.

1311873111“While the program has evolved to give homeowners alternatives and options, like short sales, its original purpose was to allow them to keep their homes, so our goal is to bring those numbers up,” Talayka said.

“Since the onset of the current housing crisis, I have committed the majority of my business toward helping homeowners avoid foreclosure. Although this has primarily been accomplished by successfully negotiating short sales on behalf of my clients, I believe the only way Nevada has a chance to dig itself out of this crisis will be by increasing the success rate of all foreclosure alternative options including short sales and modifications,” said Talayka. “As a member of the Mediation Advisory Committee, my goal will be to extend my commitment beyond my clients to the state as a whole.”

1311873148“I have seen firsthand the frustration experienced by homeowners that want to keep their homes,” Campbell said. “I am honored to have been selected to serve on the mediation committee, I see my participation as another avenue to be an advocate for my clients and the many homeowners facing the challenge of retaining their homes in today’s real estate crisis.”

Campbell and Talayka were carefully screened by each member of the Nevada Supreme Court before being selected for the committee. They will meet bi-monthly and serve on the committee for a one-year term, which can be extended.

“As a company, we’ve been at the forefront of assisting clients with short sale issues and alternatives to retention of their homes,” said Craig King, chief operating officer for Chase International. “Josh and Edee have been clear leaders in that endeavor and are being appropriately recognized.”

To contact Joshua Talayka, email him at, visit or check out his blog at or call 775-220-1630. To reach Edee Campbell, email, visit her website at or call 775-232-5262.

About Chase International

Headquartered in Lake Tahoe, Nevada since 1986, with eight offices in the region (Zephyr Cove, Glenbrook, Incline Village, Tahoe City, Squaw Valley, Truckee, South Lake Tahoe and Reno) and one in London, England, Chase International and its exclusive affiliations handles a large share of the country’s property. A recognized leader in the world of real estate, Chase International continues to grow, having added 65 Realtors® to their ranks in the past twelve months.

With 250 professional Realtors® boasting an array of industry certifications, Chase International successfully represents homes at all price levels. For more information about Chase International, visit

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