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I am now a 50/50 member with Coldwell Banker and have won the President Elite award for 2013 - 02/13/2014

I am now a 50/50 member with Coldwell Banker and have won the President Elite award for 2012 I am now a 50/50 member with Coldwell Banker and have won the President Elite award for 2012 2011 above is the 2011 award and above that the 2012 I had a previous post about 2012 year end awards and being a member of the Coldwell Banker group of 50/50 and I am happy to say for a third year in a row with 2013 ending up with 100 plus listings and 100 plus sales for the year of 2013 I have won the 2013 presidents award picture still to come awards received from Coldwell in March of following year.

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Click the like button on this website Buy A Florida Vacation Home to donate to My Safe Place Pet Rescue - 12/08/2013

I just finished reading the story
So here we are at the start of what I hope will be something that will help a lot of animals. Lets see... if we can use the like button from Facebook to spread some good news.
Starting today For every new like on my website  I will be donating $5.00 up to $5,000 till Dec 31st,2013 to My Safe Place Pet Rescue.
*ELIGIBILITY* Any Facebook account liking must have existed for at least 6 months so that Facebook doesn't mark the website with google as a spammed liked page*  has an added like button to the website and currently there are 7 likes so hopefully there will be many more soon.
Please share this story on Facebook to help My Safe Place Pet Rescue and send to any pet lover you know and make sure to go to  and click the Facebook like today

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Beating out investors for REO properties - 10/18/2012

Beating out investors for REO properties

Some home buyers look to the foreclosed property market for a bargain deal on a new home. It's not entirely surprising - the National Association of Realtors (NAR) reports distressed properties cost, on average, 20 percent less than standard homes for sale. However, those looking to buy a home to live in might find surprising competition from investors looking to purchase a bank-owned property - also called REO - that they will later sell, according to the Wall Street Journal. There are ways for home buyers to stay ahead of the competition and buy a foreclosed home before the investors do.

Hire a real estate agent with REO experience

The top strategy home buyers should keep in mind is how to pick the right real estate agent. Some have more experience than others when it comes to dealing with foreclosed properties, which could give home buyers a leg up on the deal. They can also help identify foreclosed homes that are in better condition than others, helping home buyers find properties that may not need a lot of work beforehand and that may require less maintenance over time, reports the Wall Street Journal.

Consider government-owned

Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) have all adopted measures that favor owner-occupants, also known as regular home buyers, over investors when it comes to the buying and selling of bank-owned homes. According to HUD, only home buyers who are purchasing an REO to use as their primary residence can submit bids for the home in its first 10 days on the market. After that time period, investors can enter the fray. However, that week and a half advantage can make all the difference for a home buyer, reinforcing the importance of having a real estate agent who's familiar with the process and can act quickly on new REOs.

Handle finances ahead of time

According to HUD, it's advisable to secure a preapproval on a mortgage before shopping for an REO property. The Wall Street Journal also reports having financing prearranged can give home buyers the benefit of time, allowing them to process a REO sale all the more quickly. Investors often pay for REO homes with cash, leaving unprepared home buyers on the outside looking in. While these steps won't guarantee a home buyer won't be outbid for a foreclosed home, it can give them a good head start on their investor competition.

Brandon Jordan is a member and or certified with the following

Accredited A-REO REO AgentFive Star Institute REO CertifiedEquator CertifiedReoTrans CertifiedCertified E-Pro™ Realtor
Short Sale and Foreclosure Certified RealtorMember of Five Star ForceRes.Net AMP Agent
REO Vendor Management memberCertified member of National Association of BPO ProfessionalsTrained member of LPS Desktop Invoice Management
REO Default Certified Professional from Default SchoolRDCPRO Certified from Default SchoolCertified Real Estate Pricing Specialist

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Properties I have Sold part 1 - 12/21/2011

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I have completed the ORDMS Course for Existing A-REO™ Agents - 05/08/2011

Accredited A-REO REO Agent

This is a little infomation on what the A-RE0

The Accredited REO AgentTM (A-REOTM Agent) Designation was created by REO Training Solutions to provide an indication to those in the default industry the agent's mastery of course content and baseline knowledge of what it takes to be a successful REO Agent.

REO Training Solution courses are created with you the adult learner in mind. Accessible anytime, anywhere, with an internet connection, they are perfect for the busy real estate professional.

Successfully complete all four courses (18 hours) to receive your Accredited REO AgentTM designation- INCLUDES lessons covering Old Republic Default Broker Guidelines and Master Licensing Agreement.

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REO services available - 01/23/2011

REO Services

REO Services

Our Philosophy

The marketing of a foreclosed property is filled with far more complexity than the marketing of an owner-occupied home. Foreclosed properties are usually vacant, often require rehabilitation, and need constant, ongoing supervision and maintenance. Therefore, we do more than merely list a foreclosed property for sale. Our goal is to provide you, the asset manager, with a detailed property supervision program coupled with an effective marketing plan to procure a quick yet firm sale at the best possible price. Our services range from occupancy verification and GSE-approved inspections to cash-for-relocation services, as well the preservation and maintenance of REO properties. We feel that our background in this field gives us the expertise necessary to help you and the lenders you represent achieve your goals. We commit ourselves to attaining the highest level of excellence. Our listings close!

Our Team

Accredited A-REO REO Agent Five Star Institute REO Certified Equator Certified ReoTrans Certified Certified E-Pro™ Realtor
Short Sale and Foreclosure Certified Realtor Res.Net Certified Res.Net AMP Agent

In addition to representing one of the leading real estate brokerages in Northwest Florida, we believe we have we have assembled the finest team to be found in the marketing of foreclosure properties. Each member of our staff has specialized skills in property management, marketing, real estate investment and broker price opinions (BPO). Our REO Team has been privileged over the past 3 years to assist many of the largest lending institutions in the country with the marketing of their foreclosure properties.

Our Services

We offer the following services to alleviate all the details and problems presented by your foreclosure properties:

Our Customers

The following banks, lenders, and other REO institutions are just a sample of some of our customers:

Our Service Area

We are active members in good standing of the Emerald Coast Association of Realtors and the Emerald Coast Multiple Listing Service, whose membership includes the Boards of Realtors of Okaloosa, Walton and Bay Counties. We service foreclosures and REO properties the following zip codes:

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I have renewed my Equator Certification - 10/03/2010

Brandon Jordan is an "Equator Certified" Short Sale and REO Realtor in Northwest Florida

"Equator provides the most versatile and comprehensive system available" this is the google description for their websites listing.

Equator Products

> EQ Marketplace
The Default and REO Industry's connection point where Lenders, Outsourcers, Vendors and Agents transact online in a secure and transparent environment.

> Lender Workstation
The most versatile and comprehensive Workstation available to manage and sell REO properties. This real-time Workstation uses configurable "Best Practice" business logic, connects with current systems and provides distributed workflows for everyone to work together online.

> Outsource Workstation
The most versatile and comprehensive system available to manage and sell REO properties. All the Workstation's features with the added benefit of multi-client support. Configure each client's business and decision logic. Also, provide clients real-time online reporting.

> Agent Workstation
A comprehensive Workstation with everything Agents need to receive listings, manage and sell REO properties.

> Vendor Workstation
A comprehensive Workstation with everything Vendors need to receive, process, communicate and deliver your products and services electronically.

> Foreclosure Listing Service (FLS)
Equator Foreclosure Listing Service (FLS) is a Nationwide Marketplace for Lenders, Institutional Sellers and REO Agents to list and transact on their Foreclosed Homes.

- August 2010 -
Lenders Listed
New Properties Through

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foreclosure bank owned properties i have recently listed and posts for more information - 07/08/2010

Foreclosure bank owned properties in Northwest Florida I have recently listed and posts for more information on these listings below, these are all available at the time of this post.

5853 Saratoga Dr Crestview Florida Foreclosure Pre Marketing Listing

1563 Hinote Road Mossy Head Florida Foreclosure Pre Marketing Listing

Okaloosa Island Condo Foreclosure REO (Destin West Sandpiper) Bank Owned Property FWB Price Assigned <--- 1324 Miracle Strip Pkwy unit 503

1530 Greenwood Road Baker Florida Foreclosure price is now assigned on this bank foreclosure sale

5737 Bronco Pl Milton Florida Foreclosure price is now assigned

208 Limestone Circle in Redstone Estate Crestview Florida Foreclosure price now assigned

Crestview Florida Bank Foreclosure price assigned now on this REO <- 2484 Lakeview Drive Crestview

Just listed Palmetto Lake Dr Navarre Foreclosure property in Palmetto Lake Preserve

Crestview Florida Foreclosure REO Price Reduced 2457 Lakeview

Request a free foreclosure list today!

You may notice if you are a visitor to my site that I have added a new link to all of my sites, this link will take you to a short form that is a no obligation quick form to receive free listings of Foreclosure properties in our area.

Request Foreclosure List

Here you can request a free list of all foreclosed homes currently listed for sale on the Emerald Coast, including Okaloosa, Walton, Santa Rosa, Escambia, Holmes, Washington, and Jackson counties. Just fill out this short form with your name, email address, and phone number (optional), and your list will be emailed to you shortly.

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Press Release:Brandon Jordan Earns NAR Short Sales and Foreclosure Certification - 03/26/2010

Press Release Contact: Brandon Jordan (850) 758-1236


Brandon Jordan Earns NAR Short Sales and Foreclosure Certification

Buyers and Sellers Benefit from REALTOR® Expertise in Distressed Sales

Crestview, FL, 03/25/2010 - Brandon Jordan with Coldwell Banker United, Realtors® has earned the nationally recognized Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource certification. The National Association of REALTORS® offers the SFR certification to REALTORS® who want to help both buyers and sellers navigate these complicated transactions, as demand for professional expertise with distressed sales grows.

According to a recent NAR survey, nearly one-third of all existing homes sold recently were either short sales or foreclosures. For many real estate professionals, short sales and foreclosures are the new "traditional" transaction. REALTORS® who have earned the SFR certification know how to help sellers maneuver the complexities of short sales as well as help buyers pursue short sale and foreclosure opportunities.

"As leading advocates for homeownership, REALTORS® believe that any family that loses its home to foreclosure is one family too many, but unfortunately, there are situations in which people just cannot afford to keep their homes, and a foreclosure or a short sale results," said 2009 NAR President Charles McMillan, a broker with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Dallas-Fort Worth. "Foreclosures and short sales can offer opportunities for home buyers and benefit the larger community, as well, but it's extremely important to have the help of a real estate professional like a REALTOR® who has earned the SFR certification for these kinds of purchases."

The certification program includes training on how to qualify sellers for short sales, negotiate with lenders, protect buyers, and limit risk, and provides resources to help REALTORS® stay current on national and state-specific information as the market for these distressed properties evolves. To earn the SFR certification, REALTORSŇ are required to take one core course and three Webinars. For more information about the SFR certification, visit or call 1-877-510-7855.

About Coldwell Banker United, REALTORS®

Coldwell Banker United, Realtors® was founded in Bryan/College Station, Texas, by Richard A. Smith in 1970 and has grown to 71 residential and three commercial offices in five states with over 2,400 sales associates. The company was the number one affiliate in sales transactions and closed sales volume among 1,333 independently owned and operated Coldwell Banker companies worldwide. According to REALTOR Magazine, REAL Trends and RISMedia, three industry trade publications, the company in 2008, was ranked #5 among all U.S. real estate companies in closed transaction sides. For more information, log on to

REALTORŇ is a federally registered collective membership mark which identifies a real estate professional who is a Member of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORSŇ and subscribes to its strict Code of Ethics.

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Coldwell Banker launch February 15th Coldwell Banker on location TV spots - 01/26/2010

On Location®, our exclusive YouTube channel, premieres on national TV February 15 - are you part of it?

On February 15, our national advertising will launch a television spot for Coldwell Banker On Location®. What better way for you to get your name out in the market than with your very own YouTube channel! Many sales associates already have a vast video collection and are adding to it daily. If you aren't on

YouTube, you're not part of the national campaign.

You have the option of creating
agent, listing and/or community
videos. Show off your production talent and make yourself more prominent in your local market.
Best of all, On Location is FREE. Take a moment to review the On Location section on Coldwell
Banker Works.

Follow me on YouTube click this link!

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