Brenda Rogers (Keller Williams)
Brenda Rogers is a Realtor with Keller Williams Dallas Preston Road. She specializes in short sales and has become the resident expert and resource for agents. A native Dallas, Texan, Brenda grew up in a family with strong ties to residential real estate, banking and home building. As a result, having been fully-immersed all of her adult life in the inner business circles and workings of Dallas, becoming a Realtor was a natural fit for her.
Brenda became a Realtor in 2006, after spending about 25 years working as a legal assistant to several well-known Dallas attorneys. She desired the flexibility that came with being her own boss; it was a risk she was willing to take. Brenda and her husband agreed that she could give it 3 months before returning to the workforce became necessary. That was 8 years ago. In March of 2012, Brenda’s husband decided to become a Realtor and has joined The Brenda Rogers Team at Keller Williams. Brenda has become one of the top producing agents in the Greater Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX area, and is also the found of the Short Sale Specialists group on LinkedIn and has spoken at several short sale and default industry conferences. Brenda has also closed several hundred short sale transactions.
Mike Linkenauger (Short Sale Specialist Network)
Mike got his start in Real Estate in 2005 at the young age of 26. He immediately established himself as a top producer in the Jacksonville, FL market, moving into the top 1% of agents his first year in the business. As the Florida housing market became depressed in 2007, Mike took advantage of the situation and quickly learned the short sale business. In no time he amassed an inventory of over 100 short sale listings and quickly established himself as one of the top short sale agents in the State of Florida. As his online presence grew, homeowners from other parts of Florida began contacting him for guidance with a short sale and to be connected with a local short sale agent.
Seeing a need for home owners in hardship to be connected to local short sale experts on a national level, Mike founded The Short Sale Specialist Network in October 2008. 2010 marked a season of growth for the company with the launch of their online short sale agent social networking site as well as the Certified Short Sale Guide training designation. 2012 marked the launch of the Short Sale Mastermind Agent website and marketing program for short sale Realtors. The Short Sale Specialist Network has evolved into an organization of over 12,000 agents, manages a portfolio of over 40 short sale related consumer websites, and has assisted tens of thousands of home owners with a short sale.