Your Neighbor in Real Estate: So... I’m HAFA Certified, Now What?

So... I’m HAFA Certified, Now What?

HAFA Certified Logo So... I’m HAFA Certified, Now What?

Don’t go telling me I wasted my time and that this program doesn’t work. Don’t want to hear it … (see the hands covering the ears, na,na ,na na).  The fact is I learned a lot!  And in fact, the program  has helped many, many homeowners.

You see, I have been fortunate in that my most recent listings have been standard sales.

HAFA stands for Home Afordable Foreclosure Alternatives. HAFA program attributes include:

Foreclosure sale date postponed
$3,000 relocation incentive to qualified seller
Commission protection up to 6%
Mandated timelines for approval (10 days)
Pre-approved Short Sale terms and pricing
Mandated deficiency forgiveness
Standardizes process, documents and timelines
Mandated use of a real estate agent

Now I must forage in the forest of short sales and I don’t know what awaits me.

And by the way, if you know someone in Ventura County who could use my assistance in weighing foreclosure alternatives, please give me their contact information, and I will gladly follow up.

If you, as a consumer, are trying to navigate the muddy waters of foreclosure alternatives, are upside down in your mortgage and are looking for reliable assistance, please call me, so I can help!

                        It’s Your Move ~ Let’s Talk About It!



Sandy Acevedo ~Your Neighbor in Real Estate ~ Whether it is to buy or sell property

                 in Riverside or San Bernadino County, I can help!~


If you are interested in learning more about Inland Empire Real Estate, please contact me. I am ready to assist you! 

Sandy Nichols HAFA Specialist


HAFA Certified and I can assist you with foreclosure alternatives.



Sandy Acevedo   Cell: (951) 290-8588  BRE #01178979

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Comment balloon 5 commentsSandy Acevedo • February 09 2012 02:02AM


Hi Sandy,

Sounds like you got the knowledge under your belt.  Now comes the practical application.  Best of success to you this year!

Posted by Jordon Wheeler, J W Group Real Estate Sales and Service (The Jordon Wheeler Group) over 7 years ago

Hi Jordan, the best part, the practical application, can't wait. Thanks for stopping by!

Posted by Sandy Acevedo, RE/MAX Masters, Inland Empire Homes for Sale (951-290-8588) over 7 years ago

Hey Sandy, congrats! All knowledge is a good thing, and to learn more that can help your clients is better for everyone involved! I know you'll help everyone as much as possible.

Posted by Peg Barcelo, The FlufftasticStager from Summerland, BC (Fluff My House! Home Staging Inc. 250.486.6369) over 7 years ago

Hi Sandy, never heard the benefits stated so simply and clearly, thanks, it's like a checklist to ask the seller's agent when I call on a short sale.  Maybe if we all educate ourselves on this topic in more detail, the foggy areas and confusion and milling around that we experience with short sales would clear up a little!

Posted by Edy Kizaki (eXp Realty) over 7 years ago

Hi Peg, Thanks so much. You're right, knowing what to do makes it easier.


Hi Edy, thanks. While we are in this short sale arena, we need to know as much as possible.

Posted by Sandy Acevedo, RE/MAX Masters, Inland Empire Homes for Sale (951-290-8588) over 7 years ago