Bert Gor


Bert Gor

President, The Short Sale Group
RE/MAX Professionals Select

One of the most successful and respected short sale professionals in the Midwest, Bert Gor of RE/MAX Professionals Select distinguishes himself with his uniquely personal approach to distressed sales. In 2007, Gor completed his first short sale transaction and since then, he mastered the nuances and eccentricities of the short sale market through diligent managing of the entire process – including bank negotiations, hundreds of closings and helping his clients avoid foreclosure. Gor attributes a great deal of his success to having been with the same RE/MAX Professional Select office for 10 years and to becoming a CDPE early on.

In addition, because he was once a distressed homeowner himself, he truly understands his clients’ anxieties.

“Every time I go out and meet with new short sale clients, I tell them that I know how they feel,” he says. “I was them at one time, but I am proof that I can help change their lives. I have done it for hundreds of others in the past six years and can do it for them, too.”

The potential impact Gor can have on his clients’ lives is his favorite aspect of his career.

“No one can imagine how rewarding it is when I get to come home to my wife and tell her I just saved someone from foreclosure, which could have been only days away,” he explains.

Looking forward to the short sale markets of the future, Gor sees a much different market ahead for distressed homeowners in Chicago. Though the Mortgage Forgiveness Act of 2007 was extended through 2013, he does not anticipate it being renewed for 2014, so he’s encouraging his clients to pursue short sales sooner rather than later and avoid foreclosure.

“My big focus next year is going to be showing sellers that a short sale is still a better option than a foreclosure, even if some of the government incentives no longer exist,” he says.

  • Sam says:

    My wife and I just bought a short sale that Bert Gor had listed, and we had a wonderful experience. Bert kept us in the loop and made the process easy for us. We heard all the horror stories with short sales, and how long they could take, but clearly when using someone who knows what they’re doing it makes the difference. We really felt like we had an advocate working on our side to get the sale done right. We made our offer in May, and we just closed on our new house on July 1st. Bert made sure all the little details got taken care of, so we had nothing to worry about.

  • Nicolas R. says:

    I have a very hard time trusting people, especially when there is a financial aspect involved. So, when I met Bert to discuss the possibility of short selling my house four weeks before the scheduled sheriff foreclosure sale, I was very leery about his promise to do everything possible to make it happen. During our first meeting, Bert not only explained the process, he took the time to answer (in great detail) every single question I had. Within 3 days of listing my house, I received multiple offers. Within two weeks of starting the process, he was able to postpone the sheriff foreclosure sale. Within three months, he made good on his promise and my house was sold. Bert’s communication with me from start to finish was impeccable and he followed through on every promise he made! He truly is an assest to his profession.

    Bert – Thank you for your service! You have prevented us from the stigmatism associated with a foreclosure and provided us with a faster path to future home ownership. It truly was a pleasure working with you and your team!

    Nicolas R.

  • Pete says:

    I have known Bert Gor over 25 years. He is passionate about what he does, and gets great gratification from helping others. He is always talking about how he was able to help one more person in need. Some of the stories are unbelievable. It is hard to find people that you can trust these days, and especially when it is related to one’s livelihood. Thankfully I don’t need a short sale, but just about everyone knows someone that has or does.