What Is an SFR® Certification, and Who Is It For?

The Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource (SFR®) certification is for REALTORS® who want to hone the skills that will allow them to help buyers and sellers of distressed properties.

Benefits of Becoming an SFR®

  • A framework for understanding how to
    • Direct distressed sellers to finance, tax, and legal professionals
    • Qualify sellers for short sales
    • Develop a short-sale package
    • Negotiate with lenders
    • Tap into buyer demand
    • Safeguard your commission
    • Limit risk
    • Protect buyers
  • Customizable marketing materials and press release
  • Quarterly eNewsletter
  • Members-only closed Facebook group
  • Differentiation at and®
  • Usage of SFR® logo and name

How to Earn the SFR® Certification


Professional Affiliation

  • Member in good standing of the National Association of REALTORS®

Application fee


  • Courses
    • Prices vary depending on whether they’re taken online or in a classroom.
  • Application fee
    • $175
  • Annual Dues
    • None

For more information, visit the SFR® website.

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