What is a CDPE?
A Certified Distressed Property Expert® (CDPE) is a real estate professional with specific understanding of the complex issues confronting the real estate industry. Through comprehensive training and experience, CDPEs are able to provide solutions for homeowners facing hardships in today’s market. Team Baranowski are Certified Distressed Property Experts and actively participate in national and local networks of real estate and industry experts to ensure they have the most comprehensive and effective knowledge to help homeowners in distress.
The prospect of foreclosure can be financially and emotionally devastating, and often homeowners proceed without guidance of any kind. Homeowners in distress need to consult experts to adequately evaluate their financial situation. Speaking with a knowledgeable attorney and accountant is critical as is working with a well-informed, licensed real estate professional. They have the tools needed to help homeowners find the best solution for their situation.
While enduring financial difficulties is challenging for any family, the process of finding a qualified real estate professional should not be. Selecting an agent with the CDPE Designation ensures you are dealing with a professional trained to address your specific needs.
Craig Baranowski and Tracy Baranowski host a weekly radio show in Seaside Florida that covers many topics that are pertinent to the homeowner in distress. “CDPE training and active participation in local and nation networks are critical to our abiltiy to serve our customers with the highest level of professionalism. We are able to provide much needed education for our our friends and neighbors on foreclsoure alternatives,” said Craig Baranowski.
CDPE is endorsed by the most influential real estate companies
Across the nation industry leading real estate companies such as Keller Williams and RE/MAX seek CDPE as a critical element to enabling their agents to successfully service the needs of their customers. RE/MAX International is training 7,500 RE/MAX Agents to earn the Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE) designation this year.
RE/MAX Chairman and Co-founder Dave Liniger announced the corporation’s plans at the RE/MAX International convention in Las Vegas on March 3.
“The CDPE designation is one of the most important and timely educational products I have seen in over 40 years in the real estate business,” said Liniger. “I will do whatever it takes… to get as many agents as possible through this course so they can help homeowners, the economy and our country.”
“The fact that a global real estate powerhouse like RE/MAX has committed to training its agents on short sales demonstrates that this is a market all Realtors® must understand,” Charfen said. “Realtors® are in a position to help people avoid foreclosure. They can be a great catalyst for the recovery of this housing crisis.”
Nationally, only 12 percent of short sales are approved. Among CDPE designated Realtors®, more than 80 percent of short sales are approved. Team Baranowski has close to a 90 percent short sale approval ratio. According to the National Association of Realtors®, more than 45 percent of existing home sales in the fourth quarter of 2008 were foreclosures and short sales. In a short sale transaction, homeowners sell their property for less than the mortgage amount, but avoid the foreclosure process.
The CDPE designation has been endorsed by many major U.S. brokerages. Numerous industry icons have also endorsed the CDPE, including Howard Brinton, founder of STAR POWER System; Bob Corcoran, founder of Corcoran Coaching and Consulting, Brian Buffini of Buffini and Company and David Knox, founder of Knox Productions.
Team Baranowski of Keller Williams Realty Emerald Coast is not associated with the government, and our service is not approved by the government or your lender. Even if you accept this offer and use our service, your lender may not agree to change your loan