Our mission:

To provide homeowners of distressed properties best possible outcome for their unique situation.

Our Story:

Sean and Seth met in January 2011. Seth helped successfully close a short sale for Sean in only a few months. Sean was floored by how opaque and fragile the process was from a homeowner’s perspective. He sought a resource that would streamline, demystify and provide transparency to the transaction and increase the likelihood of a successful outcome for the homeowner. With his technical background and Seth’s industry expertise they cobbled together the application your currently viewing and vowed to make a resource they themselves would want to use as a homeowner of a distressed property.

Founder Bios:

Seth Rich is a co-founder of ShortSaleOpedia. Seth holds an undergraduate degree (BA) from the University of California, Los Angeles, in psychology and business. In addition, he holds his graduate degree (MBA) at Purdue University, in finance and strategic management. He is a member of both the National Association of Realtors (NAR) and the Scottsdale Association of Realtors (SARS). Seth is a Certified Residential Specialists (CRS), which is the highest designation awarded to sales associates in the residential sales field obtained by only 4% of all Realtors nationwide. Seth brokers through E&G Real Estate Services in Tempe, Arizona. Read more from Seth on his Real Estate site.
Sean Tierney is a co-founder of Shotsaleopedia and is a co-founder and board member of JumpBox, Inc. Sean has over sixteen years of experience in technology startups having served in technical and administrative capacities in a handful of companies, including GoodNet, Inc. (acquired by Winstar, 1999), iTool, Inc (acquired by Onvia, 2001), SalesLogix (acquired by Sage, 2005) and Proscout, Inc. (privately held). He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas, and is a graduate and teacher for the Eugene Marion-Kauffman Foundation FastTrac Entrepreneurship series. He was also recipient of the Arizona Republic “35 under 35” Entrepreneurs of the Year award in 2009. Read more from Sean on his blog or follow him on twiter.

Advisory Board:

J. Robert Eckley is an attorney, former Realtor®, present Realtor® Affiliate, litigator, builder, forensic engineer and educator who deals primarily in real estate, banking, construction and finance on a multi-state basis. He is president of the law firm of Eckley & Associates, a multi-state practice, is the Forensic Manager of National BuildMasters, a forensic contractor, and is President of and equity-holder in The Westcourt Financial Group, an investment firm and corporate owner of the Institute of Real Estate Law & Standards. His present practice focuses upon real estate financing, banking prosecution and defense, agency prosecution and defense, securities, investment and foreclosure litigation. Jim was granted for his long, varied and accomplished public services the Governor’s Award of Recognition in Arizona by then Governor and now U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Nepolitano in 2006 and was conferred the U.S. President’s Award of Merit in 1985 by President Ronald Reagan.
Jack Irving is Executive Director of the Center For Entrepreneurial Innovation at GateWay Community College. Jack has a diverse background with over 20 years experience in marketing, product marketing, training/OD, sales and sales management He has led the marketing efforts for products and services from medical devices to high tech, technology services, network infrastructure, professional services/consulting and software companies including Fortune 500 and start-up companies. Jack is a published business columnist and has been a featured speaker and panelist at trade shows, expositions and the National Institutes of Science. Jack has been interviewed in Japan, China, Germany, England and the US in various business publications and has managed three global training organizations and is a life member of International Society for Performance Improvement, the American Society for Training and Development and various other industry associations and groups.

Shortsaleopedia is owned by Seth Rich and Sean Tierney. Shortsaleopedia has signed referral agreements with local expert short sale agents and brokers in every major market in the United States. We set these arrangements with professionals that have advanced degrees, such as, a Juris Docotorate, Master’s Degrees, CPA, CRS, or CDPE.