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Las Vegas Short Sale Training, Certifications and Networks

Short Sales continue to be a major sector of the Las Vegas Real Estate Market and all signs point to this not subsiding any time soon.

This post is provided to outline the variety of recommended training and certification courses available to real estate agents in Las Vegas.  


Realty ONE Group Continuing Education Classes

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Foreclosure For Sale! NEW CE Class (General) CE#5457000
The latest statistics on foreclosures in Clark county and nation wide. Discussion on AB284 and the effect on inventory. Options for the homeowner, Judicial Foreclosures, Nevada mediation will be covered.

HAFA and Traditional Short Sales CE#5387000 (General)
This course will take you thru the steps of working with Sellers on a traditional Short Sale or the HAFA Short Sale including Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac requirements. Forms required, benefits to the Seller, and qualifying thru HAMP before moving to HAFA and more!

Success in Short Sales and HAFA Training(General) CE#5154000-RE
This course will provide you with the steps to minimize risk and short sale procedures. Training includes HAFA Treasury Dept, Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae. Also cover hardships, deficiency judgments, myths and facts about short sales.


Steven Kitnick Seminars

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Who Can Negotiate Short Sales? CE.5189001-RE
This class takes a close look at the 2009 amendments to NRS 645 & NRS 645F; what the new Mortgage Lending Division provisions are, how they affect current marketplace practices in terms of compliance, and their impact on the short sale activities of real estate licensees and others.

CE.5399000-RE 3 Hrs. Law & Legislation


Short Sale Certification Courses

CFAC – Certified Foreclosure Alternatives Consultant

 Jan O’Brien and Steven Kitnick co-authored this course that teaches the short sale process from A to Z with a focus on Nevada-specific laws and issues.  Approved for 7 hours of CE with the Nevada Real Estate Commission, the one day course is taught monthly at an investment of $159.

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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.

Is a short sale the answer to your client’s situation?

  • What liability will you incur if you recommend a short sale without exploring the alternatives?
  • What are the alternatives to foreclosure?
  • Why should you partner with attorneys, CPA’s and other trusted advisors?
  • How do you reduce the potential risk and legal liability when processing and negotiating a short sale?
  • What are the options for negotiating a short sale?  Who can legally do it?

Course content includes:

  • Using the Educational / Consultative Approach
  • Advanced Communication & Negotiation Techniques
  • Current Market Trends
  • How to qualify the Short Sale Seller, Buyer and Listing Agent
  • Lender Co-op and Relocation Assistance Programs
  • Options for Remaining in the Home
  • Options to Sell or Give Up the Property
  • A Complete Short Sale Listing System 
  • Access to Sample Short Sale Seller Packet and Forms, Disclosures
  • Effectively Working With Short Sale Buyers
  • Loss Mitigation and Servicer Processing Tips
  • How to Reduce Your Risk & Liability in Today’s Market
  • Legal & Tax Ramifications for the Short Sale Seller
  • Implementing the CFAC℠ Business Model for Your Continued Success




SFR – Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource Certification (NAR)




CDPE – Certified Distressed Property Expert

Retail Price is $599 – Discounts sometimes available through host for live course.

Over 40,000 agents have already become Certified Distressed Property Experts.

You can either attend a jam-packed, 2-day Live Event—and network with other agents, who will become a source of referrals, information, and expertise—or you can take the course in the privacy of your own home or office with the Online Distance Learning Course.

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What you get from this course:

¨ The system, tools and resources you need to start listing and closing short sales immediately. 320+ Page Distressed Property Field Manual.

¨ The CDPE Resources Folder.

¨ CDPE Online Resource Materials, including over 50 forms and checklists available for immediate download, as often as you want.

¨ FREE! One-Year CDPE Membership ($99 dues, renewable annually): Enjoy full access to the Members' Only area of our website, as well as additional resources, presentations, Monthly Update Conference Calls, useful statistics and industry updates as they happen.

¨ FREE! Access to the CDPE Community Forum: Exchange referrals, syndicate listings, and share best practices with CDPEs around the country.

¨ FREE! Brand yourself as THE Distressed Property Expert in your market. You'll have full Access to the CDPE Logo in color and black & white as long as you are a member. We have already optimized the logos for use on your website, business cards, email signature, and more.


Short Sale Forums and Discussion Groups

Short Sale Professional Network

This social network was established in support of all Real Estate Professionals working in our current real estate market of short sales, foreclosures and traditional sales. We encourage all members to actively participate by joining the conversation, adding your own comments, experiences, questions, answers, feedback as it relates to the real estate industry and of course, short sales.

Short Sale Superstars

Over 10,000 members – this site is packed with info, training, tips and more for short sales

LinkedIn Groups

To Our Short Sale Success!

Short Sales Are Fun


Short Sale Commander Software

Web-Based Software for Listing Agents & Short Sale Processors


Join the Wanderers Club for $67/mth membership fee to access all of the member benefits including monthly training webinars, group coaching sessions, online training courses, private Facebook and LinkedIn Groups.

FREE Basic membership is free and includes:

WBNL Coaching Real Estate Business Plan Online Course and Downloads