In addition to honesty, integrity, and professionalism, qualities that every real estate agent must possess, your short sale realtor should have the knowledge and proven experience to handle the transaction. Although everyone can read a book or take a class, most of the knowledge in handling short sales comes with real life experience in handling actual short sales.

All homeowners who are considering asking a realtor for short sale help, must ask for performance results and for references from previous short sale clients. There is simply too much on the line to entrust your financial well-being to someone without concrete short sale experience.