Distressed Property Institute enhances the Certified Investor Agent Specialist™ (CIAS) Website to Promote CIAS Agents

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The creators of the Certified Investor Agent Specialist™ (CIAS) designation have enhanced the website to promote individual CIAS Agents and the area they serve.

The Distressed Property Institute, LLC announced the enhancement of the Find a CIAS website link. The link is http://www.cias.com/find-a-cias or it can be reached from the CIAS website homepage at http://www.cias.com.

The new link will provide an instant response for investors and agents alike who are searching for a CIAS agent in a specific area. When given a street address and zip code, the link instantly retrieves all CIAS certified agents within a specific radius of the address. The response provides the searcher with the agent’s name, address and locates the agent on the displayed map when the agent’s name is clicked.

Today’s investors are looking to take advantage of the increasing returns in the housing market. Many long time stock and bond investors have been reinvesting a portion of their funds in residential real estate as a hedge against the volatility in the stock market. First time investors have been bypassing the market all together and choosing residential real estate as the foundation of their investment strategy.

“After almost constant bad news about the real estate market, for the last three years investors are moving back into this market in huge numbers,” said Charfen. “CIAS agents specifically trained to help investors take advantage of the real estate market and purchase this asset class that outperforms almost all other types of investments.”

About the Distressed Property Institute, LLC
The Distressed Property Institute is the premier training events company in the real estate industry, producing an average of 300 events each year. The Institute confers two major designations: the Certified Distressed Property Expert® (CDPE) Designation, and the Certified Investor Agent Specialist™ (CIAS) Designation. The CDPE Designation provides agents with the tools and knowledge to handle distressed properties, including short sales and an understanding of deeds-in-lieu, mortgage modifications, forbearance, refinances, reinstatements, government programs and other options. The CIAS Designation offers agents a strong understanding of real estate investment and how to properly address the needs of the investors to help build long-term wealth through real estate.

About the CIAS Designation
The Certified Investor Agent Specialist (CIAS) Designation trains real estate agents to find, create, and close with residential real estate investors, providing the necessary tools and strategies to help them make sound investment decisions for their future. CIAS has received the endorsement of industry institutions, including RE/MAX, LLC and Fidelity National Title, as well as top agents across the country.

For more information about the Distressed Property Institute and the CIAS Designation, visit http://www.cias.com.

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