Linda Craft & Team, REALTORS®’s Jo Ann Gardner
Earns NAR Short Sales and Foreclosure Certification

RALEIGH – The National Association of REALTORS® congratulates Linda Craft & Team, REALTORS® Real Estate Broker and Buyer Specialist, Jo Ann Gardner, for earning the national recognized Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource certification. The NAR 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.

Gardner’s certification means she is among an elite group of brokers and will add to the services Linda Craft & Team, REALTORS® provides as the Triangle’s 3rd ranked real estate team and Corporate Real Estate Sponsor for the Carolina

“This can be a complicated time to be buying or selling a home,” Gardner noted. “This certification means I will be able to help buyers and sellers understand all of their options for property selection, negotiating price and providing resources for financing their sale.”

Linda Craft & Team, REALTORS® ‘s website has a dedicated section to learn more about short-selling in the marketplace, at : Find more about the SFR certification, visit or call

Nearly one-third of all existing homes sold recently were either short sales or foreclosures according to an NAR survey. NAR”s president, Charles McMillan indicates that the certification Gardner received is a valuable asset for people considering a distressed sale. “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.”

About Linda Craft & Team, REALTORS®

Linda Craft & Team, REALTORS®, the Triangle’s 3rd ranked real estate team and Corporate Real Estate Sponsor for the Carolina Hurricanes has been helping individuals and families find a place to call home in all price ranges for over 25 years. A Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE) and Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), Linda Craft has helped over 5,000 people maximize profits and minimize costs in the sale or purchase of a home. Whether you are looking for your first home, dream home, investment property or need to sell for the highest value, the Linda Craft Team has the experience you need to achieve your real estate goals. For more information, please call 919.235.0007 or visit

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