While the are a ton of ed sites on short sales and designations are being created out of thin air every day (or so it seems), let's share our insights and experiences.
Four of the better known out there (at least to me) are the Distressed Property Institute and it's CDPE, the Harris University short sale course and designation, Short Sale Genius and it's designation and last playing catch-up (my opinion) is the SFR of the National Association.
What do you think of these organizations? Have you taken more than one training? Is there one you took but wish you haven't (too elementary for example)?
Let's get an exchange going. And feel free to add other trainers if you feel that they should be mentioned. For good or bad.
That is hillarious about a CDPE not knowing how to write a Short Sales Contract! I guess a new agent who didn't want to ask his broker. I have the CDPE and the HAFA Designations and I have been an HRC for 3 years. I don't know that the the CDPE taught me anything that I didn't already know, but it was very well organized. The HAFA taught me a lot - about the forms, the different types of HAFA Short Sales, etc. But when I actually did my first HAFA Short Sale, the servicer didn't even ask for any of them. We just had a verbal agreement that it was to be a HAFA deal! I always aim for HAFA first, then if that doesn't work, I do a traditional. I hated Equator until I recently did a Short Sale with Chase and had to fax in the entire 2" package! Now I really can appreciate Equator. But I do NOT like working with BofA. I find them to be extremely unorganized.