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Florida Institute Offers Realtors Certified Foreclosure Prevention Training

The ""Distressed Property Institute"":http://www.distressedpropertyinstitute.com/ is training Realtors to help struggling homeowners in danger of foreclosure.
The institute, based in Florida and launched last January, is now offering the ""Certified Distressed Property Expert"":http://www.cdpe.com (CDPE) designation after in-depth on-site or online training on how to handle short sales. According to the institute, nationally, only 12 percent of short sales are closed. Among CDPE designated Realtors, that number skyrockets to more than 80 percent, the institute said.
According to Bob Corcoran, owner of the international real estate training firm ""Corcoran Consulting & Coaching"":http://www.corcorancoaching.com/, ""The CDPE gives real estate agents the knowledge, confidence and tools they need to be successful in the short sales market. It is important that agents learn this aspect of real estate in order for them to be successful in this ever changing market,"" Corcoran said.
""With this crisis comes a responsibility of every Realtor to provide value to their clients, especially to those facing a distressed property situation such as delinquent payments, short sale, or foreclosure,"" added real estate educator Howard Brinton.
Judy Reed of ""Re/Max Allegiance"":http://www.teammaxx.com in Virginia Beach, Virginia, has been a Realtor for 30 years. She said she's seen a lot of market cycles, but never anything like this. She took the CDPE course in October to become more educated about short sales.
""Seven out of 10 people go into foreclosure without any professional intervention,"" Reed said. ""They don't know that they have options. The knowledge that I've gained from the Distressed Property Institute gave me the knowledge to help these homeowners.""
For more information about The Distressed Property Institute's foreclosure preventiontraining, ""click here"":http://www.cdpe.com.

About Author: Carrie Bay

Carrie Bay is a freelance writer for DS News and its sister publication MReport. She served as online editor for DSNews.com from 2008 through 2011. Prior to joining DS News and the Five Star organization, she managed public relations, marketing, and media relations initiatives for several B2B companies in the financial services, technology, and telecommunications industries. She also wrote for retail and nonprofit organizations upon graduating from Texas A&M University with degrees in journalism and English.
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