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Ok, I am officially back in the blogging saddle again. I am not going to get booted off this time. This time I glued myself to the seat so I can't be bucked off.

This year is my year to get some serious certifications completed. Are any of you feeling the way I am feeling about certifications? I really feel that certifications give me a great refresher and in addition to that helps boost my resume if you will. When I was in IT I was certified to the extreme, MCSE, A+, ITIL and so on. It seems that I cannot get away from the lure of certifications.

My latest cert is the CDPE (Certified Distressed Property Expert) have any of you heard of it? Does anyone have the certification currently?

Here is a summary of the CDPE certification:

"The Developers of the Certified Distressed Property Expert Designation (CDPE) believe that in almost all cases the best person for a homeowner in distress to speak with is a well informed Licensed Realtor® that has the tools needed to help that homeowner find the best solution for their situation. Foreclosure is a devastating financial and emotional process for a homeowner to go through, and in many cases they do so alone and without help of any kind.

An Agent who has earned the CDPE Designation has dedicated their time and effort to understanding the issues distressed homeowners are dealing with. The CDPE Professional is an agent who understands the full range of solutions and is ready to help.
While experiencing financial distress is difficult for any family, the process of finding a real estate professional shouldn't be, Selecting a CDPE agent ensures you are dealing with a professional ready to address your needs."

I would be interested in learning what your thoughts are on this certification. Do you think it is worth it? Or is it just another way to bleed us of money on a yearly basis. I personally see a benefit, but I want to see what the community thinks as a whole. Your comments and input is greatly appreciated.


All the best,

Steven Wright

Short Sale Expert


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David Width Jr.
Coldwell Banker Red Top Realty - Little Egg Harbor, NJ

I think that sounds like a fantastic certification. How did you get it? I would like to investigate as to how I could learn more. 

May 07, 2009 09:50 AM #1
Steven Wright
Home Real Estate - Aurora, CO
CRS - Home Real Estate - 720-989-5283


Here is the weblink  I highly recommend you investigating further.


May 07, 2009 09:51 AM #2
Darrell Walters
W. Darrell Walters - Newnan, GA

I work with a local Realtor that received this designation. He works with a lot of short sales.

May 07, 2009 09:53 AM #3
Rosalinda Morgan
Brookville, NY
"The Rose Lady"

Steven - That sounds like a great designation to have in this market.  I'm a perennial student at heart and will investigate it.  I was thinking of getting a GRI next but that's too long a haul so I might go for a short class.

May 07, 2009 10:01 AM #4
Steven Wright
Home Real Estate - Aurora, CO
CRS - Home Real Estate - 720-989-5283

This is a great certification to help prepare those Realtors who are uncomfortable with Short Sales. It takes away the mystery out of a Short Sale and makes you feel like you can actually close one.

May 07, 2009 10:02 AM #5
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC

Hi Steve

The certification classes in Florida are being sold out; it's a certification that fits the time, and offers great information.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

May 07, 2009 10:09 AM #6
Steven Wright
Home Real Estate - Aurora, CO
CRS - Home Real Estate - 720-989-5283

Steve it truly is amazing how this certification has taken off. I found the information to be extremely relevant and useful. States like Florida, Nevada, Arizona, Colorado and California are really in need of people with this expertise. Along with many other states.

May 07, 2009 10:13 AM #7
Sandy Childs
Keller Williams Realty - Spartanburg, SC
Realtor - Spartanburg, SC

Steve: How does this certification differ from the REO certification? I would be interested to know and to know which one is better.

May 07, 2009 11:56 AM #8
Alexsandra Stewart
Remax equity group - Portland, OR
Broker - Portland Oregon Real Estate

Hi Steve -- I sat in on the CDPE teleclass, thought it was great infomration and a very useful system I then signed up and paid for the web version to get the designation.  Think it was very worthwhile -- and already it has improved my practice!

May 07, 2009 12:22 PM #9
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CRS - Home Real Estate - 720-989-5283

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