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Help Homeowners Facing Foreclosure


Local Real Estate Agent Earns Professional

 Designation to Help Homeowners Facing Foreclosure

News Release..



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 To contact Rick Reed or to look for properties available in and around the Washington, D.C. area, visit 

 Help Homeowners Facing Foreclosure

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
Cell: 301-742-1172
Office: 240-403-0399 X306

Can I help a friend or family member with their Real Estate needs?  You can count on me!

Comment balloon 0 commentsRick Reed • October 05 2011 11:05AM