The Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource (SFR®) Certification is presented by the Center for REALTOR® Development (CRD). CRD is devoted to lifelong learning, career advancement, and specialized credentials for real estate professionals.
With 10+ designations and certifications, over 100 microcourses, an award-winning podcast, and educational events, there is a learning experience for every real estate professional. CRD has educational offerings in nearly every real estate niche, from buyer representation to emerging technology and short sales. In addition, courses are offered online and in-person classroom formats for you to choose which style best fits your schedule.
The SFR® certification course provides an overview of the buy and sell side of the short sale and foreclosure process and knowledge to successfully guide clients through the complexities of these types of transactions. In the course, you will learn:
Distressed Property Overview
Short Sales: The Listing Agent’s Role
Taking the Short Sale Listing
The Buyer’s Agent’s Role in Short Sale and REO Transactions
Learn best practices while gaining an insight into the complexities, timeline, and requirements involved in the buyer side of these transactions.
Short Sales from Contract to Close
EXCLUSIVE SFR® BENEFITS
Access to the SFR® networking & referrals Facebook group
Customizable Marketing Materials & Press Release
Listing in the SFR® directory and differentiation on nar.realtor and realtor.com®
Use of the SFR® logo and name
After the initial application fee is paid, there are no annual certification dues, although you must maintain membership in NAR to use SFR®.