Fresh Ways to get Short Sale Leads

Thursday, November 04

Everyone knows that a good short sale professional needs to have leads to be productive. That means that part of your workload needs to include finding new opportunities and getting your name out there. It doesn’t matter if you are a short sale investor or agent; without leads you have no work! T...


The Key to Successful Short Sale Transactions is Understanding Motivations

Wednesday, September 15

We have spent a lot of time talking with our users over the past year about what works (and perhaps more importantly, what doesn’t work!) when managing your short sale pipeline. One of the key differences between successful investors and agents and ones that struggle (and a key factor in improvin...


How to Avoid Being Scammed by Real Estate and Short Sale Gurus

Wednesday, August 25

There has been a lot of talk on the Internet the past few days about so-called Short Sale Guru's and some of the scams they may or may not perpetuate. We have strong feelings about scammers at Short Sale Artisan, and that is: Steer Clear at All Costs! Like any industry, there are always a few b...


Short Sale Report 2010: Fraud, Forecasts, and More!

Tuesday, August 10

Came across this press release by CoreLogic which puts out a short sale research study with some very interesting statistics, the first of which has to do with short sale fraud, which we have talked about here before. You can download the full PDF file, for free, by clicking this link HERE. It’s...


Freddie Mac Short Sale Fraud: Much Ado About Nothing?

Monday, May 03

Over the weekend, Freddie Mac published an informational article discussing what it has called, “Short Payoff Fraud”.This article tipped off quite a bit of anxiety among investors and agents. Many are suggesting that this new classification of “Fraud” effectively eliminates the A to B – B to C tr...


Fannie Mae Speeds Up Short Sale Sellers Second Chance

Monday, April 19

National Mortgage News Online reports:  Fannie Mae has decided that certain distressed borrowers who agree to give up their homes as an alternative to foreclosure should get a second chance at homeownership sooner. The policy change, announced Wednesday, is meant to reward borrowers for cooperat...