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May 2010

Certified Foreclosure Alternatives Consultant - New Designation Course Debuts to Rave Reviews!

Steve Kitnick and I launched our new distressed properties designation course on Thursday, May 21, 2010 and received excellent feedback and reviews of the new training course that.  It is entitled Certified Foreclosure Alternatives Consultant and focuses on the real estate agent as a trusted advisor who understands how to navigate the distressed property process to include short sales.


Over the 15 months, Steve and I have certified over 600 professionals through the CSP course. We saw the need to present a more comprehensive certification course that trains the real estate professional on a advanced communication and negotiation techniques, understanding all alternatives to foreclosure, the art of short sales and introduces a complete business model to implement for a successful business.

We partnered with OnlineEd, and the course is now available both as an online version and a live classroom course.  The live class version is approved for 7 hours of CE by the Nevada Real Estate Commission.

Testimonial from our first class....

Jan and Steve:
I just wanted to take a moment and let you know that I really enjoyed myself yesterday and that it was a fantastic class. I signed up because I had come across a couple of agents last month who took your short sale class and really raved about it, saying that " it is the best one out there." I think we all have been overwhelmed with a lot of information that's hard to digest and CHANGING constantly. Often the instructors are uncertain about what they are teaching and find it challenging to organize the material for presentation; but not you!
Bravo, Kudos, Hooray. Your chemistry is a perfect blend for equipping agents to be "Certified Foreclosure Alternative Consultants!"  I'm already working on implementing some of the amazing ideas got from your class. It was a WEALTH of information. :)
Sheri Page, Realtor®
REO certified
Realty One Group







When you purchase our classroom version, you get the online course FREE!

NEXT Course:


Friday, June 18th

Class is limited to 40 attendees.

This course is approved by the Nevada Real Estate Commission for 7 Hrs. of General CE Credits. CE.5094000-RE 

Doors Open: 8:15am Breakfast snacks ~ Class Time: 9am-4:30pm Lunch included!

Location: iMortgage 9139 W. Russell Rd. Las Vegas, NV 89148
(215 & W. Russell Rd. off Jerry Tarkanian Way & Oquendo Rd. - behind the Bank of George.)

The CFAC℠ Designation Course is regularly priced at $229.00

SPECIAL PRICING.... for CSP designees and members of our FREE network:

  • Only $149 if you have already earned the CSP designation! That’s a savings of $80.00 off the regular price! Apply coupon code: CSP149
  • Non-CSP’s who are members of the network pay only $179.00! That’s $ 50.00 off! Apply coupon code: SSPN



This is a limited time offer! First come, first served! This offer is good for the Nevada classroom version only! Register NOW and Reserve your Seat!

Visit to learn more about our coaching program and online training membership options. Your FREE, basic membership includes a complete real estate business-planning course and downloads.

Avoid Copyright Infringement - Best Practice for Bloggers

Darren Welsh, Attorney for Prudential Americana Group Realtors in Las Vegas, posted on April 23, 2010:

TGIF Legal Tip: Blogs and Copyright Infringement

Darren discusses a recent lawsuit brought against a REALTOR for alleged copyright infringement.  Bottom line, don't take the entire article or work of another and post it on your web or blog site.  This practice is not okay even if you cite the source or post a link back to the original.

The best practice is to reference the post or article AND add your commentary, remarks, response, etc.  You could use a specific paragraph and always include a link to the original material.

According to Darren's research - the Las Vegas Review Journal's position is:

“You may use one paragraph and link back to the original article on our website. Thanks.”  Joyce E. Lupiani, Stephens Media Interactive,,,,,, 702.477.3821

Another potential legal issue is the use of images, graphics and photos on your blog or web site.  Again, make sure you are using original material or you have the expressed permission of the publisher/owner of the material to use it.   Another option is to get an account with a service like IStockphoto where you can purchase quality royalty-free images for as low as $1.


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