Brentwood Realtor Prepares For More Short Sales To Reduce Foreclosures

BRENTWOOD, TN., – As more real estate sales involve buyers and sellers dealing with properties in foreclosure or already foreclosed on by the bank, many licensed Realtors are looking to ?change their approach’ and focus more on short sales in order to help preserve home values and the American dream of home ownership.


Crye-Leike Brentwood Realtor Toy J. Fuson Jr. felt compelled to expand his knowledge and take the Short Sales & Foreclosure course offered by the National Association of Realtors (NAR).


Now armed with his new Short Sales & Foreclosure Resource (SFR) certification Fuson is certified to qualify sellers, negotiate with lenders, limit risks and protect buyers.


“Getting this certification will definitely help me to be better equipped with the tools and ?know how’ to help sellers maneuver and negotiate the complexities of short sales as well as help buyers safely pursue short sale and foreclosure opportunities,” said Fuson. “As a Realtor, I feel it is my duty to help homeowners keep their homes if possible or assist them with a short sale to avoid foreclosure.”


The SFR certification also helps Realtors understand how to reach out to people facing foreclosure who could benefit from a short sale to educate them on the options they have to avoid a foreclosure and save their credit.


“A lot of people do not know what a ?Short Sale’ is and how beneficial it can be instead of going into foreclosure,” said Fuson. “A Short Sale may not hurt your credit as much as a foreclosure will.”


Fuson said the news media reports state that sales are increasing in the Brentwood and surrounding areas; however, the banks are reporting that the number of short sales and foreclosures are increasing each month.


“With so many foreclosures happening, it is important for Realtors to stay informed and educated on how to best assist sellers in avoiding a foreclosure with a short sale and know how to protect buyers when assisting them in the process of buying a foreclosed property,” said Fuson.


More About Crye-Leike Realtor Toy J. Fuson Jr.

Agent Toy J. Fuson Jr. is licensed Realtor in Tennessee based out of Crye-Leike’s Brentwood West Regional Headquarters office located at 5111 Maryland Way. He assists buyers and sellers in and around Williamson and Davidson counties.


For over 20 years, Fuson has been helping clients with all their residential real estate needs specializing in relocation and first-time homebuyers. He is a member of the Williamson County Association of Realtors (WCAR), the Tennessee Association of Realtors (TAR), the National Association of Realtors (NAR) and the Crye-Leike Multi-Million Dollar Club. With the WCAR, Fuson serves on the professional standards committee.


Fuson received Crye-Leike’s highest honor when he earned the Crye-Leike Circle of Excellence Award receiving the honorary title as Vice President.


In addition to the SFR designation, Fuson has his professional real estate designations as a Certified Primer Property Specialist (CPPS), Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager (CRB), Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), Graduate of the Realtor Institute (GRI) and as an (e-Pro) Internet Marketing Specialist.


Prior to his career in real estate, Fuson had a successful career with the FBI in Philadelphia and Allentown Pennsylvania, in New York City and in Nashville, Tennessee.


Fuson lives in Brentwood Tennessee where he is a member of the Brentwood Rotary Club, Chamber of Commerce, American Legion Post 156, VFW Post 9687, Nashville Elks Lodge #72 and the Society of Former FBI Agents.


For all your real estate needs and personal referrals, please contact Crye-Leike Realtor Toy J. Fuson JR. by phone at 615-604-2651 or e-mail him at Find Toy on the web at


About Crye-Leike, REALTORS

Harold Crye and Dick Leike established Crye-Leike, REALTORS in 1977. Today, Crye-Leike?, the nation’s 6th largest real estate company, has a network of more than 3,600 licensed sales associates based out of 130 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.