Foreclosure.com Agent Services Department Experiences Tremendous Growth

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Surge in foreclosures and interest in them creates unbelievable opportunities for real estate professionals to connect with buyers through industry-leading programs.

Our network of real estate professionals is enjoying success thanks to the unique programs we currently offer. We look forward to continued growth in 2009, 2010 and beyond.

Foreclosure.com today announced that it has doubled the size of its agent services department in response to high volume and demand for a mix of innovative programs that help connect buyers and sellers in the distressed real estate marketplace.

It's an industry niche that is thriving as traditional sales continue to lag across the board. In fact, reports indicate that more than 45 percent of real estate transactions today involve some sort of distressed or foreclosure property.

"Foreclosures are red hot right now," said Foreclosure.com General Sales Manager, Anthony Segrich. "Smart buyers are aware of what's going on - inventory is increasing around them, home prices are falling and government incentives are now temporarily available for first-time homebuyers. It's the perfect time to achieve the American Dream and more than likely save big while doing it."

Foreclosure.com, which maintains the most comprehensive and reliable database of more than 1.8 million distressed real estate listings nationwide, facilitates the sale of homes in several ways, working hand-in-hand with the three main groups that are involved in the process: Lenders, agents and buyers.

According to Segrich, Foreclosure.com has forged powerful partnerships with several of the top lending institutions in the United States to help them market their listings on Foreclosure.com, which attracts millions of curious buyers from around the world each month.

Foreclosure.com features these lender-owned listings on its Web site, as well as the contact information of the appropriate agents/brokers. And if the lender does not have an agent or broker, Foreclosure.com will provide a qualified professional from its Broker Network -- the number one directory of its kind in the foreclosure industry.

Most of the real estate professionals in the Foreclosure.com Broker Network have received top-notch training on all aspects of the foreclosure process through the Certified Foreclosure Agent (CFA) program. Offered through Foreclosure.com Agent University, CFA courses are delivered in a candidate-friendly format that comprises live and pre-recorded online sessions that agents/brokers participate in from the convenience of their homes and offices.

"Our Broker Network and CFA program are invaluable resources in today's market," said Segrich. "Knowledgeable foreclosure agents are in high demand right now. Agents and brokers everywhere have noticed this trend and are making the wise choice to swim with the tide. We simply facilitate the entire process and make it easier for them to participate in it."

The opportunities for agents and brokers at Foreclosure.com don't stop there.

Foreclosure.com has also enhanced a groundbreaking marketing program that helps real estate professionals close more buyer transactions through greater exposure and increased market awareness. Its Community Expert Program markets individual agent services to 1,000's of potential buyers as their local real estate expert for less than the cost of one open house ad.

Foreclosure.com community experts appear directly on the property details pages for all records the company has on its Web site in their designated communities.

"I realized that in today's real estate market I had to do something different to increase my client pool," said Jordon Wheeler, a Realtor® in Stone Mountain, Ga., who is also a Community Expert. "As soon as I became a community expert I started to receive three to four referrals per week from Foreclosure.com. The advice I offer to other agents is to think differently ... it works!"

Foreclosure.com is confident that opportunities for agents and brokers will continue to increase with the surge in Web site traffic and increased interest from buyers to capitalize on foreclosure deals. And that's just fine by Segrich and the dynamic network of real estate professionals who are working alongside Foreclosure.com to keep the market moving as fast as possible.

"Foreclosure.com is putting all the pieces of this puzzle in place to ensure the success of our current and future partners," he said. "Our network of real estate professionals is enjoying success thanks to the unique programs we currently offer. We look forward to continued growth in 2009, 2010 and beyond."

On the Web:
Community Expert Program:
https://www.foreclosure.com/realestateleads.html
Certified Foreclosure Agent (CFA) program: http://www.foreclosure.com/education/cfa/index.html
Broker Network:
https://www.foreclosure.com/secureflowlauncher.html?_flowId=sbn_agent&forceLanding

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