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Weichert Realtors Porter Properties
March 30, 2010

Rick Coffin Earns NAR Short Sales & Foreclosure Certification

Buyers and Sellers Benefit from REALTOR® Expertise in Distressed Sales

Auburn AL Realtor Earns Short Sale and Foreclosure Designation

Auburn AL Realtor Earns Short Sale and Forelcosure Designation

Rick Coffin, a Realtor who helps both buyers and sellers with foreclosures in Auburn and Opelika Alabama and works at Weichert, Realtors® – Porter Properties has earned the nationally recognized Short Sales & Foreclosure Resource certification (SFR).

The National Association of Realtors® (NAR) offers the SFR certification to Realtors® who want to help both Auburn AL buyers and Auburn AL sellers navigate these complicated transactions, as demand for professional expertise with distressed sales grows.

According to a recent NAR survey, nearly one-third of all existing homes sold recently were either short sales or foreclosures. For many real estate professionals, short sales and foreclosures are the new “traditional” transaction. Realtors® who have earned the SFR certification know how to help sellers maneuver the complexities of short sales as well as help buyers pursue short sale and foreclosure opportunities.

Coffin is an 24 year army veteran actively involved in the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) organization and is a member of the Government Affairs and Equal Housing committees for the Lee County Association of Realtors® in Auburn AL.

The certification program includes training on how to qualify sellers for short sales; negotiate with lenders; protect buyers and limit risk; and provides resources to help Realtors® stay current on national and state-specific information as the market for these distressed properties evolves. To earn the SFR certification, Realtors® are required to take one core course and three Webinars.

Weichert, Realtors® – Porter Properties, a local Auburn AL Real Estate Company is located at 472 N. Dean Road Suite 200 in Auburn, AL, telephone 334-887-2070. Visit them on the web at