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June 2010

Building Your Social Media Profile Panel at RISMedia Social Media Summit

I had the opportunity to be a part of a dynamic panel on Social Media Profiles at the RISMedia Leadership Conference/Social Media Summit in Rye, New York (June 9-10). The panel was facilitated by Krisstina Wise, Broker-Owner of The Good Life Team in Austin, TX. Krisstina has (in just over a year) dominated in her market place with her web presence through blogging and integration of other key social networks like Facebook and Twitter. More than 50% of her business is generated through social media. The panel included: Pat Wattam, Broker/Associate, Re/Max First in Baton Rouge, LA Anthony Crecco, Broker/Owner... Read more →

Fannie/Freddie (GSE) Announce HAFA Guidelines.... finally!

On June 1, 2010 both Government Sponsored Enterprises (GSEs) announced their guidelines for HAFA (Home Affordable Foreclosure Alternatives). These programs will allow homeowners with GSE loans to pursue a short sale or deed-in-lieu of foreclosure if they are unable to secure a modification under the government’s foreclosure prevention program. Both programs are almost identical to the Treasury's HAFA program that was effective April 5, 2010 for non-GSE mortgages. Which makes one wonder..... why the big delay? The borrower must first be evaluated and denied for a Making Home Affordable Program (HAMP) workout plan. The GSE HAFA programs take effect Aug.... Read more →

Certified Foreclosure Alternatives Consultant℠ CE..5094000-RE 7 Hrs. General This course is approved by the Nevada Real Estate Commission Friday, June 18th 9am-4:30am ~ Lunch included! iMortgage 9139 W. Russell Rd., #100, LV, NV 89148 (Behind Bank of George in the Desert Canyon Business Park ~ 215 and W. Russell Rd; take Jerry Tarkanian Way to W. Oquendo Rd.) Once you complete the Certified Foreclosure Alternatives Consultant℠ Designation Course, you’ll be a trained consultant who understands the alternatives to foreclosure with an emphasis on the short sale process. A CFAC℠ encourages clients to partner up with other trusted advisors such as... Read more →