Short Sale Specialist, The Short Sale Group, Inc.
RE/MAX Professionals Select
Bert Gor of RE/MAX Professionals Select has been highly successful in his last nine years of real estate. For five years in a row, he has been the No. 1 ranked RE/MAX short sale agent in Northern Illinois; he has also been ranked in the prestigious RE/MAX Top Five of all Northern Illinois agents and is the president of The Short Sale Group, Inc.
Gor attributes his success to a simple concept – not letting homeowners walk away. “If a homeowner has ever thought about walking away, there surely is a better option, and I have it,” Gor says. In the last two years alone, Gor has tracked down homeowners who abandoned their homes as far away as California, Florida, Poland, Trinidad and India, and convinced them to sell their home as a short sale and avoid foreclosure.
“It is extremely gratifying when you can convince someone, not just here in Chicago, but halfway around the world, that a short sale here locally is still better than foreclosure, and get the debt forgiven,” Gor says.
Gor’s ambition is driven by a deep sense of altruism. Using his unique gift of helping sellers avoid foreclosure and bankruptcy, he turns his attention to the “little guys” in housing, as he calls them – sellers defined not by the listing price on their homes but their need for help.
“I know how much the ‘little guys’ need help and don’t just look at what the list price will be,” Gor says. “I have always been someone who enjoyed helping others.”
And Gor is also fully aware of the importance of his line of work.
“The housing market has to stabilize for things to turn around,” he says. “And for the housing market to turn around, the foreclosures must go away.”
Gor is first generation to immigrant parents and has realized the struggles that his parents had growing up. As a devoted husband and proud father of two young girls, Gor especially enjoys the flexibility of his job, and how it allows for more family time that can never be replaced.