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Donna Harris Earns Real Estate Short Sale CDPE Designation - Helping Homeowners Avoid Foreclosure

 

Donna Harris Earns Real Estate, Short Sale Designation to Help Homeowners in Danger of Foreclosure

Austin, TX – February 21, 2012 – Donna Harris of RE/MAX Austin Skyline in Austin has earned the prestigious Certified Distressed Property Expert® (CDPE) designation, having completed extensive training in foreclosure avoidance, with a particular emphasis on short sales. At a time when millions of homeowners are struggling with the possibility of foreclosure, the skills and education amassed by Harris will help benefit Austin-area residents and communities.

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Short sales allow the distressed homeowner to repay the mortgage at the price that the home sells for, even if 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.

Today, more than 13 percent of homeowners are delinquent on their mortgage or in the foreclosure process. This is occurring across all price ranges, and the fastest-growing category of homes in foreclosure is the luxury home market.

“The CDPE designation has been invaluable as I work with homeowners and lenders on complicated short sales,” said Harris. “It is so rewarding to be able to help families save their homes from foreclosure.”

Alex Charfen, co-founder and CEO of the Distressed Property Institute in Austin, Texas, said that agents such as Harris with the CDPE Designation have valuable perspective on the market, and training in short sales that can offer homeowners real alternatives to foreclosure, which can be devastating to credit ratings.

“These experts better understand market conditions than the average agent, and can help sellers through the complications of foreclosure avoidance,” he said.

The Distressed Property Institute provides live and online courses to train real estate professionals how to help homeowners in distress, with a strong focus on handling short sales.

“Our goal is to help as many homeowners as possible, by educating as many real estate professionals as possible,” Charfen said. “Donna Harris has demonstrated a commitment to struggling homeowners, a commitment that can provide much-needed stabilization to the community.”

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Comment balloon 5 commentsDonna Harris • February 21 2012 01:34PM

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Congratulations Donna.   I think that's one of the best things I ever did to help people with short sales.

Posted by Jim Patton, Realtor - Stanislaus & Merced county Realtor. (Century 21 M&M - 209-404-0816) over 6 years ago

Way to go Donna ..Congrats for this wonderful designation and achievement

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) over 6 years ago

I should have done it back when it first came out but thought it was just another way for someone to get more membership fees...

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com) over 6 years ago

Donna - Congratulations, with new AG agreement, short sales should be a viable alternative to foreclosure now.

Posted by Gail Robinson, CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT (William Raveis Real Estate) over 6 years ago

Donna

Congratulations on earning the CDPE Designation it will be a big help to you in your business.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) over 6 years ago

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