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Editor's note: This is the second installment in a series focused on the role real estate professionals can play in helping those facing housing distress. Read Part 1: "Real estate professionals, housing distress, and helpful advice." Thanks to real estate professionals, there are families across America making substantially lower mortgage payments on homes today that they may otherwise have lost to foreclosure or sold in a short sale. Some of those agents and brokers who are reaching out to help have been through the real estate wringer themselves -- they may have personally experienced foreclosure, sold their homes in a short sale or modified their mortgage. And others just want to help. They understand the incredibly frustrating loan modification process, the sometimes lengthy short-sale process, and they are used to working with contracts, lenders and attorneys on a level that few others do. This may be a defining moment for what being a professional in real ...