SFR = Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource Certification. With so many companies springing up, I thought it was time to take the class offered by our National Association of Realtors. Just as I predicted I did get a LOT out of it. One of the newest offerings by FannieMae that just came out was discussed – The Deed for Lease Program. It is to help “minimize family displacement, deterioration of neighborhoods caused by vandalism and theft to vacant homes, and the effect these have on families, communities and home price stabilization. This progream allows qualifying borrowers of properties transferred through deed-in-lieu of foreclosure (DIL) to remain in their home and community by executing a lease of up to 12 months.” Obviously, this would be a possible last resort. For example, the kids could remain in their school and have a stable home to come to. Sure the family has gone through the loss of their home but they do not also need to pull up roots and leave the home and neighborhood as well. It was also comforting to hear the lenders are getting more engaged in the short sale process rather than just foreclosing. With training comes knowledge and with knowledge you can be more causative in life. I like that. Count me in! Have you have training that benefitted yourself and others? By going to the seminars/training you get the in the trenches battles that have taken place so you can strive to avoid them.