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- Published: 25 December 2009 25 December 2009
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Nampa Idaho real estate agent, broker, owner, Realtor, Don Wixom with RE/MAX Executives in Nampa, Idaho, recently earned the "SFR" Designation, Certified by the National Association of Realtors.
Idaho Short Sales are becoming a larger portion of the market than ever before. Don Wixom is now a Certified Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource. (SFR)
Nearly one-third of all existing homes sold recently were either short sales or foreclosures, according to NAR data. To become SFR certified, Realtors must complete a one-day education program, either in-person or online, as well as three one-hour Webinars.
Soon, prospective home buyers who are specifically looking for distressed homes can search REALTOR.com®’s Find a Realtor® feature to look for agents in their area that hold the SFR designation. Now, Wixom is even better equipped to handle requests from bargain hunters with their eyes on short sale and foreclosure properties. And, given that not everyone can qualify for the federal Making Home Affordable (MHA) program, sellers who are left no choice but to go after short sales can also benefit from the knowledge and insight that a SFR-certified Realtor can provide.
Don Wixom has now positioned himself as valuable resources to meet a growing need in Nampa, Boise, Meridian, Caldwell and the surrounding communities he serves. The Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council of NAR is offering the program that includes training on how to manage short sale, foreclosure and real estate-owned transactions. It also provides resources to help Realtors stay current on national and state-specific information as the distressed home market evolves.