Knoxville short sales are not your average real estate transaction, which is why it is important that you have a short sale expert on your side. If you're considering doing a short sale on your Knoxville home, here is how to find a Knoxville short sale agent. Contact Your Lender One way to find a short sale agent for your Knoxville home is to see if your lender has anyone they recommend. One good thing about using a lender recommended agent is they are probably familiar with the paperwork and have contacts with your lender. Keep in mind, you are not required to ever us an agent recommended by your lender. Find Agents That Have Short Sale & Foreclosure Designations / Certifications There are a few different certifications and designations that can set agents apart in the knowledge and experience with short sales and foreclosures. The National Association of Realtors offers a Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource Certification [SFR]. In addition, there is the Certified Distressed Property Expert [CDPE]. To find an agent with a CDPE designation, click here. To find, an agent with a SFR certification, click here. Do Your Own Research With the power of Google, it can be easy to start your own research on your own. See if the are any short sale agents in your area that will be worth talking to. Interview A Few Agents As we've mentioned, Knoxville short sales are not your average transaction. Once you've found a few names of agents that specialize in short sales, schedule a time to sit down and talk to them. You'll want to find out how many short sales they have closed and what sets them apart from other agents. In addition, you'll want to feel comfortable with them. Are you thinking about do a short sale on your Knoxville home? If so, please do not hesitate to give my team a call at 865-696-9002 or send an email to [email protected]. We specialize in helping Knoxville homeowners avoid foreclosure and helping them understand their options. Foreclosure isn’t the only option, give us a call today to hear what you’re options are.