If you are a real estate investor or want to buy a bargain home, the last few years have offered many opportunities to buy foreclosed or short sale homes at a steep discount. While any agent can help you buy a foreclosed property, agents with the Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE) designation have gone beyond other agents to become an expert in this area of the market.
How Agents Earn the CDPE
Earning the CDPE requires completing an online course with a $599 fee. The course fee includes the first year membership dues of $99, which is required to maintain an active CDPE membership.
The online course contains a 29 chapter guide focusing on how the short sale process works. CDPE agents are provided with a manual including detailed information on distressed properties and the steps required to handle this type of property transaction.
Worldwide over 45,000 agents have completed the Certified Distressed Property Expert course.
Why Should I Hire a CDPE Accredited Agent?
If you are looking to sell a home with a short sale, or a real estate investor looking to buy a distressed property at a discount, a CDPE agent is a trained specialist in this type of transaction.
Certified Distressed Property Expert trained agents have taken the time and effort to distinguish themselves from other agents and have access to specialized resources and a support network to answer every question, solve every problem, and clear any obstacle to ensure a speedy and professional transaction.
If you are on the verge of foreclosure, a Certified Distressed Property Expert agent can help you quickly sell your home either through a regular sale or a short sale depending on your situation. They can turn the home into cash quickly and average double the sales volume of non-CDPE agents. Why? Because they can close transactions quickly. Turn your distressed property into cash quickly with the help of a qualified agent.
Many CDPE agents report that most of their work comes through referrals. This is a testament to their work ethic and trustworthiness, as agents only get referrals from happy customers thanks to a job well done.
With a CDPE, you can expect:
- Shorter processing times
- Expertise in foreclosures and short sales
- Knowledge of how to handle your situation
These agents are prepared to assist you and guide you through your transaction when you need really need a professional by your side.
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