New Wave Of Short Sales And Foreclosures Forces Realtor To Shift Focus

FAIRVIEW, TN., – As more and more real estate sales involve buyers and sellers dealing with properties heading for foreclosure or already foreclosed on by the bank – many licensed Realtors have been forced to ?change their game’ and approach in order to adapt to this new ?traditional’ real estate transaction.


Crye-Leike, REALTORS Fairview Agent Teresa Lampley recently completed a new Short Sale & Foreclosure course being offered by the National Association of Realtors (NAR). She now feels better equipped with both the tools and ?know how’ to help sellers maneuver and negotiate the complexities of short sales as well as help buyers pursue short sale and foreclosure opportunities.


“I sought to achieve this designation in order to better serve those clients who are currently upside down in their homes and wanting to sell,” said Lampley.  “Often times people want to get out from under a mortgage that has become too difficult to manage with mounting and unforeseen expenses due to job loss, illness or some other life event.”


Now armed with her new Short Sales & Foreclosure Resource (SFR) designation from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) Lampley is NAR certified to qualify sellers, negotiate with lenders, limit risks and protect buyers.


“Often times it just comes down to great communication and knowing how to deal with bank representatives and others involved in a short sale or foreclosure transaction,” said Lampley.  “These situations can often go from bad to worse for either a seller trying to get out from under their mortgage burden or a buyer trying to get an amazing opportunity.  It’s my goal to help people on both sides achieve their goals by selling a home that gives everyone in the transaction a fresh start.”


As a SFR certified Realtor – Teresa has successfully completed all the required prerequisite and program course work to become a National Association of Realtors qualified Short Sales & Foreclosures (SFR) specialist.


More About Crye-Leike Realtor Teresa Lampley

Crye-Leike’s Teresa Lampley is a licensed Affiliate Broker in Tennessee assisting buyers and sellers in and around Williamson, Hickman, Dickson, Davidson, Maury and Cheatham counties. She lives in the Fairview community and specializes in all types of residential real estate sales with a focus on: commercial and investment properties, first time home buyers, relocation, new home construction, farm and land, condominiums and town homes.


Teresa is a Graduate, REALTOR Institute (GRI), Rookie of the Year and member of the Greater Nashville Association of Realtors (GNAR), the Tennessee Association of Realtors (TAR) and the National Association of Realtors (NAR).


For all your real estate needs and personal referrals contact Crye-Leike Realtor Teresa Lampley directly by phone at 615-268-5737, email: and you can find her on the web at


About Crye-Leike, REALTORS

Harold Crye and Dick Leike established Crye-Leike, REALTORS in 1977.  Today, Crye-Leike?, the Nations 6th Largest real estate company, has a network of more than 3,000 licensed sales associates based out of more than 120 corporate and franchise offices located through-out the nine-state southern region of Tennessee, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina and Oklahoma.


Crye-Leike is a full-service real estate company offering buyers and sellers services in: residential sales, mortgage, title, insurance, business brokerage and investments, property management, development and construction, builder resources, REO bank-owned properties, relocation, auctions, and home services.  In 2008, Crye-Leike attained a sales volume in excess of $4.2 billion with 25,871 homes sold.