Events, Workshops & Speaking Engagements

Upcoming Workshops

Upcoming Webinars

  • How to Streamline Your Business During the Busy Season   |   April 22, 2015 at 10:00 PST  |  Click to Register
  • Short Sales  – A Guide to Recent Changes  |   May 5, 2015 at 11:00 PST  |  Click to Register

Recorded Webinars – Watch Now!

Speaking Engagements

Melissa Zavala, nationally recognized Broker and Short Sale Expeditor®, is available to speak at your next meeting, workshop or event about any of the subjects covered on this site. Recent popular topics have included:

  • Real Estate and the Current Financial Climate
  • The Truth About Distressed Properties
  • Mastering the Short Sale Process
  • Short Sales and the Listing Agent
  • Short Sales and the Buyer’s Agent
  • Short Sale Negotiations
  • Master Equator / Bank of America’s Short Sale Internet Platform
  • Understanding HAFA and the Short Sale Incentive Programs
  • Real Estate Technology – How to Save Time and Make Big Bucks
  • Proven Lead Generation Techniques
  • Blogging for Listings
  • Business Planning and Goal Setting


What others have to say about Short Sale Expeditor®

“I love your live classes and webinars. I feel more confident and qualified to help my clients with a successful short sale.” —Tracee Denby, RC Realty

“I was very impressed. Great informative tools that I know I will use.” —Lynn Genovese, Hogan Realty

“Melissa demonstrates knowledge, determination and energy in a one-woman tour de force. Very informative and impressive.” —Janie Killerman, Masterpiece Realty

“I attended the workshop and feel it was a great investment of my time. The workshop was free but I would have gladly paid for Melissa sharing her expertise.” —Terry Dyer, So Cal REO Services, Inc.

“Best ever seminar. Been in the business 30 years. Melissa is a pro! I now realize that my time is better spent getting listings and not doing short sale packages.” —Shelly Weier, Cal State Realty

“Melissa was inspirational and knowledgeable. I think the overall presentation was very informative. I’m excited to know there’s great potential in short sales and that it is possible to make great money. She’s hilarious, very to the point. Liked the presentation a lot!” —Cindy Lopez, Cobalt Financial

“Great job! Very informative and loads of hidden secrets! Great for every agent!” —L.D. Lawrence, Cornerstone Mortgage & Real Estate Group

“I’ve been to other short sale seminars but this presentation by far had given more resources and solid info about the ‘actual’ short sale process. The content was appropriate for the program. I recommend this to all Realtors®!”—Rozelle Benson, Clear Escrow

“You have made my job easier and have insured that my escrows closed successfully. As a short sale expeditor, you are the best!” —Margo Marquez Bliss, A1 Real Estate

“I wanted to say what a great workshop. This is very helpful information. Also, I have called your office and have had such a great response.” Susan Goralski, Realty Executives

“Thanks for all of your efforts in successfully completing the short sale. It was difficult, but your professionalism (and patience with me), made the difference, and the ultimate success. I took the listing two years ago.  I don’t know if I will ever do a short sale again, but if I do, I will contact you.” Robert Thomas, Time Residential Realty

“Great class. Very informative and Melissa made it fun. Great teacher. I would definitely use her services on any short sale.” Traci Bass, Coldwell Banker

“Excellent overview for anyone entering short sale real estate as a business. They offer helpful materials and a great website, too.” Bob Hunsaker, Krueger Realty

“Everyone should attend their workshops and use their services.” Andrew Rearick, Harcourts Prime Properties