Arlington Realtor Helping Struggling Homeowners Make Informed Decisions

ARLINGTON, 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 approach’ in order to adapt to this new ?traditional’ real estate transaction.


Crye-Leike, REALTORS Arlington Affiliate Broker Judy G. Smith recently completed a new Short Sale & Foreclosure course 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.


“Due to the economy there are a number of homeowners in need of assistance if they can remain in their home or if not what are their options,” said Smith.  “As a Realtor it is my job – my responsibility – to get educated -and share my expertise with struggling families so they can make an informed decision.”


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


“I can help them wade through the short sale process, discuss loan modification, help them understand the options that they have when they become unable to make their mortgage payments or just need to sell due to a relocation and their home value has decreased and they owe more than its value,” said Smith. “I can also help investors and everyday buyers work through the process of buying foreclosed properties, advise them of the risks and pitfalls and tell them how to construct a winning offer.”


As a SFR Certified Realtor, Smith has successfully completed all required prerequisite and program course work to become a National Association of Realtors qualified Short Sale & Foreclosure (SFR) Specialist.


More About Crye-Leike Affiliate Broker Judy G. Smith

Crye-Leike Affiliate Broker Judy G. Smith is a licensed Realtor in Tennessee based out of the company’s Arlington, Tennessee branch office located at 9943 Highway 64.  She assists buyers and sellers primarily in and around Shelby, Fayette and Tipton counties specializing in all types of residential real estate sales with a focus on first time homebuyers, relocation, new home construction and senior living.


Smith is an Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR), Seller Representative Specialist (SRS), Relocation Certified and a member of Crye-Leike’s Multi-Million Dollar Club. She is a member of the Memphis Area Association of Realtors (MAAR), Tennessee Association of Realtors (TAR) and National Association of Realtors (NAR).


For all your real estate needs and personal referrals, please contact Crye-Leike Affiliate Broker Judy G. Smith directly by phone at 901-569-0403 and you can email her 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 3,500 licensed sales associates based out of more than 141 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 and commercial 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 2009, Crye-Leike attained a sales volume in excess of $3.9 billion with 24,983 homes sold.