Apollo Beach, FL, January 05, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Kimberly Perez of Keller Williams Realty in Apollo Beach has earned the prestigious Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE) designation, having completed extensive training in foreclosure avoidance and short sales. This is invaluable expertise to offer at a time when the area is ravaged by “distressed” homes in the foreclosure process.
Short sales allow the cash-strapped seller to repay the mortgage at the price that the home sells for, even though it is lower than what is owed on the property. With plummeting property values, this can save many people from foreclosure and even bankruptcy. More and more lenders are willing to consider short sales because they are much less costly than foreclosures.
In the Tampa area, more homes are in danger of foreclosing. It is happening in all price ranges. Local experts say that even high-priced homes are not immune. “This CDPE designation has been invaluable as I work with sellers and lenders on complicated short sales,” said Realtor Kimberly Perez. “It is so rewarding to be able to help sellers save their homes from foreclosure.”
The Distressed Property Institute (DPI) opened in January 2008 in Boca Raton, Florida. It provides training on-site and online. The CDPE is the premier designation for Realtors helping homeowners in distress and handling short sales. “Our goal is to educate as many people as possible so we can help as many homeowners as possible,” states Alex Charfen, founder of DPI.
Charfen also expressed that Realtors such as Perez with the CDPE designation have valuable training in short sales that can offer the homeowner much better alternatives to foreclosure, which virtually destroys the credit rating. These experts also may better understand market conditions and can help sellers through the emotional experience, he explained.
About Keller Williams Realty South Shore:
The Keller Williams Realty South Shore in Apollo Beach and Sun City Center is a group of real estate professionals with a community focused approach and a culture of philanthropy. Keller Williams Realty is the #1 resource for residential real estate in Tampa Bay, and the second-largest real estate franchise operation in the United States, with 701 offices and almost 80,000 associates in the United States and Canada. For more information, visit Keller Williams Realty online at www.kw.com.