CDPE short sale agent, Why?
If you know anything about short sales or have done research on short sales you may have come across a CDPE short sale agent. Certified Distressed Property Expert is what this acronym stands for. So what does this mean exactly? Nothing, it means this agent took a class they paid almost a grand for and received a piece of paper that makes them an expert. I don’t know about you but when I think of an expert I think of someone with actual experience and clients to prove it. I have been a long time opponent of CDPE because I think the program itself is misleading to many people. Anyone can pay a fee and get a piece of paper saying they are an expert but not everyone can show proof of experience.
This is where I take a stand against this ‘certification’. It’s fake, the National Association of Realtors doesn’t consider it an actual designation either. I have been doing short sales since 2003, CDPE was created in 2008 by a private individual who has made millions from agents around the country. Is the training a good thing? Yes, it is but it’s training and training only. Training does not make you an expert. When I worked as a Paramedic I was in no way an ‘expert’ the day I passed my final exam, it took years to really get in the groove and be the leader a veteran paramedic needs to be. That’s why rookies don’t work with other rookies, bottom line it’s not good for the patient. Short sales are no different, rookie short sale agents are may not be good for the clients.
It makes me upset to think that people who are in a very tough time in life are looking to find an expert who may not really be an expert at all. I have helped hundreds sell their homes as a short sale and I take great care to make sure clients are satisfied and able to move on with life after the sale. So again I ask, “Why choose a CDPE agent?”
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