January 2013 UPDATE!!  This program is no longer active! We have STOPPED Preferred Partner Membership.  Up until recently, Preferred Partner Membership was the way for agents to get listings directly from us, however that has changed as of 2/1/2013.  Prior to getting DIRECT assignments from us, agents must join the Short Sale Lead Machine program and fill out our NETWORK BUSINESS AGREEMENT as well and then send it back to us.  Click Here for an overview of these membership changes.

Short Sale Lead Machine Program - This program provides agents with their very own short sale niche website, marketing program, and many resources.  They are only $1 to set up.  In addition, agents who are part of the Short Sale Lead Machine Program can get DIRECT short sale listing assignments from the Short Sale Specialist Network for a 25% referral fee. 

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Basic membership in our network is FREE. You can access our forums, blogs and groups sections, and all areas of this site by simply setting up a profile at www.TheShortSaleGuide.com !
**FREE Agent to Agent Referrals
Members of the Short Sale Specialist Network are free to refer buyer and seller leads to other network members. In order to encourage participation in our blogs and forums section, we regularly give out FREE buyer leads to our most active participants. We also get some sellers visiting our agent website as well.

**Direct Referrals/Assignments

We currently work with THOUSANDS of buyer and seller leads every month in every state! Our pre-screened and qualified buyers and sellers are Referred ONLY to our Preferred Partner agents .Referral fees are 25% of the listing or selling commission side.

•Please note that we do have strict standards of practice and additional ethics requirements of the agents we refer home sellers to.

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Access to our “members only” short sale resource website.
“Preferred Partner” membership logo added to your profile at www.TheShortSaleGuide.com . This will open you up to receiving many more referrals from other agents and the general public
Agents in our network receive referrals from us based on availability and are graded based on consistency, accountability, experience, and production.
Different areas of the country produce different numbers of referrals. Our top agents who prove themselves over time receive up to 4-8 listing referrals/assignments per month from us consistently. Our AVERAGE agent receives 1-3/Month. Some rural or small areas will produce less.
There is a need for multiple agents in major cities, as sellers are “paired up” with specific agents who may best be able to meet their needs. There are a few areas where we have filled up on agents that are noted on the payment page or below, but most areas are still open for new agents. We still post TONS of listing referrals on sites like activerain.com because we do no even have ONE good agent in many areas. Not to mention we are growing in volume very rapidly and will continue to do so this year!
We believe in giving ALL preferred partner agents in our network a chance. If you join, you will receive at least one listing referral as available in your market area from us during your membership. You will likely receive several, and if you are good you will likely receive them regularly.
ALL referrals are 100% Pre Screened. They are informed about the short sale process, given a financial worksheet and list of all required documents, and instructed to have these ready for their referred agent at the time of listing.
Prior to receiving any referrals from the Short Sale Specialist Network, you MUST sign and return our Network Business Agreement. ***Please read our Network Business Agreement prior to submitting your Preferred Partner inquiry form to make sure you agree to our terms and conditions!
If you are considering joining our Preferred Partner program, please read our testimonials and see what some of our active members have to say about us. We have been doing this for a little while and have not even charged ANY membership fee until very recently. Feel free to also set up a profile at www.TheShortSaleGuide.com and participate in any way you like!


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Comment by Joe Emma on February 14, 2011 at 1:57pm

My name is Joseph Emma and I'm the Broker, Owner of Century 21 Emma Realtors in Summit, New Jersey. I service Union, Essex, Morris and Somerset couties of New Jersey. I have the CDPE designation and specialize in distressed property.


Comment by carol Pefley on January 3, 2011 at 2:38pm

I am available for short sale referral in the San Francisco bay area. I closed over 40 short sales this year. If you want to refer to someone that can guarantee the sale will close, try me. I also negotiate sales for agents who are having problems getting  their sale approved. I have closed sales where homes had tax liens, three loans, the owner was in bankruptcy, and other complicated scenarios. My goal this year is to close 60 short sale transactions. I am happy to pay you a referral fee. My office is in Santa Clara but  I take listings as far away as Sacramento and Merced counties.

Comment by Mike Linkenauger on November 15, 2010 at 3:37pm
***For ANY membership related questions, CLICK HERE to visit the "Ask Mary" group. Mary Kilcullen is our official membership director and will be happy to assist!

Comment by shirley soforic on October 3, 2010 at 4:48pm
I am a newbie to this short sale network. I have done a few short sales, but will have certification done before the middle of October. I work in Indianapolis area and the four adjacent counties. I do foreclosures for 2 banks in the area and that takes me 40 to 60 miles from the center of Indy. Greenfield, Greenwood, Carmel, Fishers, Geist, Danville, Avon, New Palestine and more. If it is in our mls system, I can handle it.
Comment by Bonnie Adamson on July 1, 2010 at 12:55am
I like the idea of access to a group of agents in the trenches of working short sales. Every one of them offers unique challenges. I am looking forward to sharing, helping and referring (going both ways) whenever I can.
Comment by Miguel Rosario on June 21, 2010 at 9:28am
Good morning everyone:

I am available for any short sale referrals listing in Oviedo or Orlando area Florida. I am bilingual for any spanish speaking clients that you might have and are having trouble communicating with.
Have a great day!!
Comment by Nancy Hodgson, GRI, SFR on June 18, 2010 at 2:28pm
Greetings to all! I'm available for referrals to beautiful Southern Oregon, including Josephine, western Jackson and southern Douglas counties. Let's have a great year!
Comment by Mike Linkenauger on June 10, 2010 at 12:13am
Absolutely Paul and Tony! We're here to help each other out. Its perfectly OK to refer to each other on here and we strongly encourage it in the our online community! Referrals are just something us agents do. If you want to see a consistent flow of screened listing referrals directly from The Short Sale Specialist Network (not agent2agent) than you need preferred partner membership.

To answer Moriah's question, sounds like you are a very good and experienced agent, and we can actually use another agent or two in PA right away. We've been hunting for a couple. Experience is good, but we really aren't big on training, it means nothing to us if agents have it or not. I have no designations or training and have done pretty good I think. The annual membership fee is not flexible, it is however very fair considering all we deliver to our partners. Preferred partner membership does include some pretty good resources for agents that want them on the members only site. Even veterans would be foolish not to take advantage of them. It does NOT however include our training designation at this time, and we do not require our referral agents to take the training either.
Comment by Paul Antonelli on June 6, 2010 at 12:21pm
Thanks Jim but I have one in Deltona already that I am almost done with. Even though I'm in Kissimmee, I have listings in Deltona, Merrit Island and Miami. But I will keep you in mind for future listings.
Comment by Jim Mulvey on June 6, 2010 at 11:28am
Paul - I can help you with Florida people if they are in Volusia County(Daytona Beach/Ormond Beach/Deland/Deltona/New Smyrna Beach/Edgewater/Oak Hill). Would give 25% referral fee.


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