Team Lally's Recent Press Releases

by teamlally on April 1, 2010


Adrienne Lally Earns NAR Short Sales and Foreclosure Certification
Buyers and Sellers Benefit from REALTOR® Expertise in Distressed Sales

Kapolei, Hawaii, March 5, 2010 — Adrienne with RE/MAX Honolulu 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, REALTORSÒ are required to take one core course and three Webinars. For more information about the SFR certification, visit or call 1-877-510-7855.

Local Real Estate Team Provides Free Information Resource to Hawaii Homeowners Facing Financial Hardships

New Web site presents options for homeowners confronted with the possibility of foreclosure.

Kapolei, Hawaii – September 9, 2009 – Local real estate agent and community advocate, Adrienne Lally of RE/MAX Honolulu –Team Lally, today announced the creation of a new information Web site for Honolulu, Hawaii-area homeowners in distress. contains vital facts about the options available to these homeowners, to help them make the educated decisions about their future.

“We developed this site with my community in mind,” Adrienne said. “When faced with the possibility of foreclosure, we’ve seen too many homeowners make poor choices, even walking away from their homes without calling their lender or a real estate agent. These people didn’t know the options available, or even how to find any information on their situation.”

Providing a sense of relief to families who don’t know there options is what we strive to implement in our day-to-day business. Team Lally has successfully helped 49 Hawaii Homeowners Avoid Foreclosure.

“We want more for the people in the state of Hawaii, and more comes with making informed decisions.” acts as a hub for information on the facts and issues for struggling homeowners, putting all the necessary information in one, easy-to-use location. The information and materials located on the site are regularly updated to reflect market changes, trends, new lender requirements, and industry updates.

Alex Charfen, co-founder and CEO of the Distressed Property Institute in Austin, Texas, said that more than seven out of 10 homeowners in foreclosure proceed without any visible assistance.

“Agents with the Certified Distressed Property Expert® designation are helping distressed homeowners understand that there may be options available to them,” Charfen said. “Adrienne Lally, R and Attilio Leonardi, RA have been trained to help homeowners avoid foreclosure, and this website resource to educate the community is a commendable public service.”

The CDPE designation provides real estate professionals with specific understanding of the complex issues confronting the real estate industry. Through comprehensive training and experience, CDPEs are able to provide solutions for homeowners facing hardships in today’s market.

For more information about CDPE Designation, visit

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