I have just finished passing all of the requirements to become a CDPE (Certified Distressed Property Expert).I am very excited about this, as it will allow me to make a real difference in the lives of so many homeowners.
When faced with a financial hardship, many families reach the point where they can no longer afford their mortgage payments and have fallen behind or are just a payment or two away from falling behind in their payments. This is a very scary place to be. While this situation is an economic one, it is even more an emotional one. We see responses from out there from out and out panic to people who feel completely helpless to those who pretend it is not happening. People in this situation are under incredible stress as they see their whole world crashing down around them. Most people just don’t know what to do. They have seen ads for help (usually requiring some sort of payment), they heard nightmare stories about short sales and many have tried one of the loan modification programs available and have not qualified. This is not a process to undertake without aligning ones self with an expert.
Most agents want very much to help, but wanting to help and having the educational background to do so are a world apart. You need a CDPE, (an agent or broker who has the knowledge, the insider track, has intimate knowledge of the data required by the lenders and knows how to accelerate your file when time issues arise). You would not think of having a friend who loves numbers do your taxes or a non-surgeon perform heart surgery. You need a professional who understands the process and can walk you through it. You need a CDPE. A one-hour, no-obligation free consultation is yours for the asking.