Reported by WKRN News 2 in Nashville – Realtors unite to help homeowners facing foreclosure

Reported by WKRN News 2 in Nashville – Realtors unite to help homeowners facing foreclosure
Crye-Leike, REALTORS launches a program called "Save the Dream" encouraging their agents to reach out and help families facing foreclosure. Photo By: WKRN News 2 in Nashville, Tennessee

Reported by Todd Dunn – WKRN News 2 in Nashville

 

Posted: Nov 24, 2008 05:43 PM CST

 

Updated: Nov 24, 2008 06:01 PM CST

 

Crye-Leike, one of the largest real estate groups in the Southeast, has launched a new program aimed at encouraging realtors to identify families in the community facing foreclosure and help them find a solution.

 

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association, 50% of those who lose their homes to foreclosure have never once contacted the lender.

 

Jai Lipscomb has been a realtor for six years.

 

She said she was shocked to learn so many people facing foreclosures didn’t ask for help.

 

“It is over whelming that people are not asking for the help when it is sitting right there,” she told News 2 Monday.  “All of our agents are equipped and ready to help and resolve this situation; help them resolve it.”

 

Collectively, Crye-Leike agents like Lipscomb feel they can make a difference, one family at a time.

 

Click here for more information on the Save the Dream program.

 

Visit HUD.gov/foreclosure or HopeNow.com for information on how you can avoid foreclosure.