Online Short Sale Certification Increases Profitability and Marketing Opportunities for Escrow Officers and Closing Attorneys

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Specialized training improves unnecessary expenditures, while increasing Short Sale efficiency, marketability, and closing ratios for the Title Insurance Industry.

America’s Home Rescue announced today that several national escrow and title insurance companies have chosen to get their employees certified through the CDRCS Escrow Certification Program, an online self-study training course for escrow officers and closing attorneys. Unlike Short Sale training for real estate agents, the CDRCS Certification (Certified Default Resolution Closing Specialist) is unique to the real estate industry in that it focuses specifically on the information, tools and processes needed for the escrow officers and closing attorneys in the proper closing of a Short Sale transaction.

“In this highly competitive real estate market, escrow officers are taking advantage of the CDRCS Escrow Certification Program, not only for its unmatched and superior training, but for the title company’s increased exposure and marketability in the real estate industry,” says Stacy Spickes, co-founder of America’s Home Rescue. With this specialized CDRCS training, major title companies are already seeing instant savings and increased profitability. For instance, a significant expense incurred in a Short Sale occurs when a real estate agent requests a preliminary HUD-1 Settlement Statement from a title company to accompany a purchase contract to be submitted to the Short Sale lender for review. “With this specialized training, before a closing officer spends their time and resources opening title and preparing a preliminary HUD-1, the closing officer now has the knowledge and training to better qualify the terms of the purchase contract to ensure the likelihood that the contract will meet the lenders guidelines and get approved. This streamlines the process, increases closing ratios, and saves valuable time, resources and money,” says Michael Spickes, co-founder of America’s Home Rescue.

It is imperative that all parties in the transaction know exactly what to do and what their responsibilities are in a Short Sale transaction. If one party to the transaction hasn't been properly trained, or doesn't have the necessary experience to effectively facilitate a Short Sale transaction, there is an increased risk that the transaction may experience unnecessary delays or may not close. All too often, a Short Sales fails to close simply because the real estate agent or the closing officers does not have the proper training and experience. “When it comes to Short Sale training, one-size does not fit all. The agent and the closing officer have different roles and responsibilities in the transaction and both must be properly trained in order to achieve successful Short Sale closings. At America’s Home Rescue, we have designed our training programs to meet the unique needs and concerns of each professional involved in the transaction. This role-specific training is imperative in mitigating the foreclosure crisis and getting our real estate market and economy back on track,” says Stacy Spickes. America's Home Rescue has locked in key relationships in the title, escrow and closing industry to ensure that their employees are equipped with the right knowledge, tools, systems and processes to effectively close Short Sale transactions while decreasing inefficiencies and optimizing knowledge and performance.

Unrivaled Short Sale Education
As a team of Realtors with 8+ years of experience successfully working Short Sales, America’s Home Rescue has developed a methodical, streamlined, step-by-step approach to successfully facilitating Short Sales and has become a highly-sought-after source for no-fluff, hands-on, nuts-and-bolts Short Sale training.    Founded in 2003, America’s Home Rescue has successfully taught over 45,000 real estate professionals throughout the country and continues to create new solutions for the industry, focusing on practical, substantive, comprehensive training that increases closing ratios and decreases time and inefficiencies.

Michael and Stacy Spickes, co-founders of America’s Home Rescue, have served as speakers at the 2008 and 2009 NAR Conventions, the 2009 NAR Webinar Summit, the Broker Agent Speakers Bureau, and have provided 100s of standing-room-only Short Sale training events with Realtor Boards and Associations, most all of the national brokerages, title companies, and other real estate organizations. Given the current foreclosure situation in our country, America’s Home Rescue is whole-heartedly committed to replicating throughout the industry the knowledge, tools, systems and processes that they’ve developed from their own “in-the-trenches” experience, to help homeowners avoid the devastation of foreclosure and position real estate professionals to be part of the solution. For more information and to sign up for the CDRCS Escrow Certification Course, visit

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