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Real Estate Agent with Haggerty Team St. Louis, Mo.

St Louis County Realtor Receives CDPE Designation


DATE: December, 2009 For more information, please contact:

William Dean, RE/MAX Gold 314-575-6924 or

William Dean of RE/MAX Gold has earned the prestigious Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE) designation, having completed extensive training in foreclosure avoidance and short sales. This is invaluable expertise to offer at a time when the area is ravaged by "distressed" homes in the foreclosure process.

Short sales allow the cash-strapped seller to repay the mortgage at the price that the home sells for, even though it is lower than what is owed on the property. With plummeting property values, this can save many people from foreclosure and even bankruptcy. More and more lenders are willing to consider short sales because they are much less costly than foreclosures.

In St. Louis and surrounding counties, hundreds of homes are in danger of foreclosing. It is happening in all price ranges. Local experts say that even high-priced homes are not immune.

"This CDPE designation has been invaluable as I work with sellers and lenders on complicated short sales," said Dean. "It is so rewarding to be able to help sellers save their homes from foreclosure."

Alex Charfen, founder of the Distressed Property Institute in Boca Raton, Fla., said that Realtors® such as William with the CDPE designation have valuable training in short sales that can offer the homeowner much better alternatives to foreclosure, which virtually destroys the credit rating. These experts also may better understand market conditions and can help sellers through the emotional experience, he said.

The Distressed Property Institute opened in January 2008 and provides training on-site and online. The CDPE is the premier designation for Realtors helping homeowners in distress and handling short sales.

"Our goal is to educate as many people as possible so we can help as many homeowners as possible," Charfen said.

William Dean Broker/Salesperson, CDPE  314-575-6924 or

 RE/MAX Gold Fenton, Mo.



Comments (2)

Charles Stallions
Charles Stallions Real Estate Services - Pensacola, FL
800-309-3414 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.

Hi William, how did this news release work for you. I have done a few that didn't seem to work at all. Just curious and Happy New Year.

Jan 01, 2010 02:59 AM
Bill Dean
Haggerty Team St. Louis, Mo. - Fenton, MO
William Dean - Broker, Salesperson

Sorry Charles,

I didn't even see that I had your comment.  It got about 190 clicks on it but other than your comment ---northing from clients or anything useful.  I'm still trying to figure out how to do localism posts   Thanks, Bill

Feb 27, 2010 06:09 AM