Real Estate Agent with NewEdge Realty

SFR ($175.00), gives you a road map for understanding how to:

  • Counsel sellers facing foreclosure
  • Qualify sellers for short sales
  • Develop a short-sale package
  • Negotiate with lenders
  • Tap into buyer demand
  • Safeguard your commission
  • Limit risk
  • Protect buyers

CDPE ($599.00), here's some of what you'll learn:

  • Quantifying and Identifying the Distressed Property Market
  • Decoding the Subprime Market: Understand Popular/Unpopular Loan Programs
  • Anatomy of One Bad Month and a Lost Property
  • Adopting a Successful Distressed Property Mindset
  • The Four-Step E=MC2 Seller Assessment
  • The 20 'Tough but Necessary Questions' for Every Seller
  • List Like a Certified Distressed Property Expert (80% of your work is done in meeting #1)
  • CDPE Pricing Strategies and the CDPE Pricing Matrix
  • Foreclosure Options and Solutions
  • Short Sales: the Insider's Lender Perspective
  • Short Sale Seller Qualifications (know exactly who to list)
  • Seller Consequences of a Short Sale
  • Listing Short Sales
  • Preparing a Short Sale Property
  • Maintaining Your Short Sale Listing
  • Accepting the (RIGHT) Offer
  • Submitting a Successful Short Sale Package
  • Getting Priority Treatment from Mortgage Companies
  • Negotiating and Closing!! (Earn a commission, save a homeowner.)
  • Common Short Sale Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them
  • Nine Easy Steps to a Successful HUD Short Sale
  • Build Your Distressed Property Business Quickly, Easily and Inexpensively
  • Leverage Your Distressed Property Listings for Maximum Exposure and Business (at the lowest cost possible to you)
  • Derailing ‘Investors' From Taking Advantage of Your Clients
  • Finding and Working with the Right Investors

Comments (4)

Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

We did our homework before flying to Florida (before the move to Texas) and becoming CDPE's....and we are glad we are the sellers we have saved from foreclosure as as result..great blog !

Sep 01, 2009 04:07 PM
Arleen Lammons
NewEdge Realty - Edgewater, FL

Sally & David

Thank you for your comment and feedback on the CDPE course. I'm registering to take it myself.  I was doing the research and figure I would post the difference between the SFR and the CDPE course.

Thanks again.


Sep 01, 2009 04:33 PM
bob steelman

The SFR is a NAR certificated course is the CPDE  ???

Apr 26, 2012 05:25 AM
Debbie Durkee
National Land Realty - Tulsa, OK
ALC, CRS -- Land & Country Estates near Tulsa

Way back when (in 2008 or was it 2010?) I took the CDPE course and was a certified CDPE.  I kept up the designation for several years but then they stopped teaching about short sales... so I stopped paying the CDPE renewal fee each year. 

Every year I have been doing at least 2 short sales since then.  It seems to me that short sales may be increasing with the number of people losing their jobs and possibly their homes. 

So I finally took the SFR course.  I paid for it last July when it was on sale for $91.  It took the class yesterday and thankfully passed the exam.  It was informative because it explained about the various kinds of short sales and how they differ.  For the money it was worth it. 

Having said all of that, I firmly believe the best school for short sales is the school of hard knocks. 

I actually was mentored by someone at Coldwell Banker Select who really knew her stuff.  If you can find someone to teach you and answer your questions, you will be way ahead of the game.


Jan 10, 2021 03:33 PM