C.A.R. Recognizes Local REALTOR® as “Champions of Home” for Exemplary Service

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The CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) today honored three REALTORS® as a “Champion of Home,” a California REALTOR® who has changed their clients’ lives for the better, raised the standards for others, and led by example.

Robyn Webb and Barbara Corcoran, at the C.A.R Champions of Home Award Presentation October 9th, 2013

"There are other California Realtors out there, doing the same things, and I share this award with them," Robyn Webb

The CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) today honored Robyn Webb, a REALTOR® in San Juan Capistrano, Calif., as a “Champions of Home,” Award recipient. Webb was recognized for being a California REALTOR® who has changed her clients’ lives for the better, raised the standards for others, and led by example. In its first year, the award honors REALTORS® who have gone above and beyond the call of duty for their clients and have made a difference in their lives.

“The lengths that Robyn Webb has gone to, and the compassion and care she’s given on behalf of her clients go well above and beyond what is expected in the normal course of business,” said C.A.R. President Don Faught. “She sets a tremendous example to others for her dedication and passion, and I’m proud to recognize her as one of our first Champions of Home.”

Despite being in the midst of suffering her own financial hardship, Robyn Webb didn’t hesitate to help others in similar difficult circumstances. Co-owner of a real estate company with her husband, Robyn Webb decided to specialize in short sales at a time when not many people were doing them, hoping to help homeowners come out on the other side of financial ruin. Many of the cases she took on were difficult, inspiring her to rise at 4 a.m. so she could be the first person to call a client’s bank on the East Coast. One couple in a short sale had two loans and four lien holders on their house. The short sale would only have yielded Webb about $600 in commission, but Webb took on the mission of righting a wrong. She escalated the case to higher departments at Fannie Mae four times and finally had to escalate it to the Treasury Department, even offering to sacrifice her commission if the bank would approve the short sale. After helping the couple for over a year, the sale was approved, and the couple’s debt was settled. In 2011, Webb created a non-profit organization, Under Water Home 411, to help people who weren’t good short sale candidates, but still needed assistance. It is funded by her and her husband and has helped almost as many people stay in their homes and avoid foreclosure scams as Webb has helped through the short sale process.

View a video of why Robyn was recognized as a Champion of Home:

As a Champion of Home Award recipient, Webb was recognized at C.A.R.’s CALIFORNIA REALTOR® EXPO in Long Beach, Calif., and will receive statewide media exposure via an article in California Real Estate magazine, the official publication of C.A.R.

For additional information about the Champions of Home Awards, please visit http://car.org/members/cohawards/faq.

Leading the way...® in California real estate for more than 100 years, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (http://www.car.org) is one of the largest state trade organizations in the United States, with more than 155,000 members dedicated to the advancement of professionalism in real estate. C.A.R. is headquartered in Los Angeles.

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