Local Real Estate Agent Earns Professional
Designation to Help Homeowners Facing Foreclosure
Rick Reed, Associate Broker of RE/MAX Realty Services, Inc in Gaithersburg, Md , has earned the prestigious Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE) designation after completing extensive training designed to assist homeowners facing foreclosures and to help home buyers in purchasing a distressed property.
“Rick’s dedication in earning the CDPE designation demonstrates his willingness to not only help troubled homeowners in the Washington, D.C. area, but it shows a commitment to help the community recover from this recession,” said Mark Butterfield Broker/Owner. “Seasoned real estate agents like Rick , and nearly 20,000 RE/MAX Associates who are already CDPE certified, know that specific training is essential in helping families buy and sell homes.”
The Washington, D.C. area has seen its fair share of foreclosures. According to the National Association of Realtors® (NAR), more than 40 percent of U.S. existing home sales in the fourth quarter of 2010 were foreclosures and short sales. In a short sale transaction, a lender allows the homeowner to sell their property for less than the mortgage amount, to avoid the foreclosure process. “In this market, more than ever before, home buyers and sellers appreciate working with a professional real estate agent who is qualified and trained to navigate through the short sale and foreclosure process,” said Reed, who has more than twenty years of experience in the real estate business. “I’m anxious to put the CDPE designation to work and help local families stay in their homes.”
The Distressed Property Institute, based in Boca Raton, FL, offers the CDPE designation and was founded by dynamic real estate veteran Alex Charfen. There are more real estate agents from RE/MAX with the CDPE designation than from any other real estate company.
For more information on the Distressed Property Institute and CDPE, visit www.cdpe.com. To contact Rick Reed or to look for properties available in and around the Washington, D.C. area, visit www.premiermarylandhomes.com.
Rick Reed, G.R.I., CDPE- Certified Distressed Property Expert
Assoc. Broker/Owner "The Congressional Team" RE/MAX
Licensed in MD & Wash DC
8937 Shady Grove Court
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Office: 240-403-0399 X306
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