Austin, TX (PRWEB) June 27, 2012
Brandon Moore, CEO of RealtyTrac explains, “Short sales have hit a three-year high in the first quarter. Lenders are approving more aggressively priced short sales, which in turn is resulting in more successful short sales.” To help continue the prevention of foreclosures and the success of short sales, many real estate agents are in need of “short sale and foreclosure education.” The Charfen Institute is bringing their industry leading short sale course to Alabama starting this July:
Montgomery – July 19 & 20
Alabama Association of Realtors
Huntsville – October 16 & 17
Huntsville Area Association of Realtors
By earning their Certified Distressed Property Expert® (CDPE) Designation, local real estate professionals learn how to help homeowners facing financial hardships by understanding their individual circumstances and how to navigate foreclosure alternatives, including short sales. In a short sale transaction, the lien holder accepts the sale price of a property, even if that amount is less than the borrower’s mortgage balance.
“Economic conditions continue to shift in communities nationwide, and it has become the responsibility of real estate professionals to provide real solutions to struggling homeowners,” Alex Charfen, CEO of Charfen Institute, said. “Alabama agents earning the CDPE Designation and assisting distressed homeowners are helping to solve the foreclosure crisis, one homeowner at a time.”
Since 2008, mortgage delinquency, unemployment and underemployment figures have been at or near record highs. Recent estimates show that more than one in five homeowners nationwide owe more on their home than it is currently worth, making apparent the need for more agents with specific training in short sales and foreclosure avoidance options. To find out more about the events in Alabama or an event nationwide visit http://www.cdpe.com/schedule.
Homeowners who are struggling to make their mortgage payments can get free assistance and foreclosure help from a CDPE-designated real estate agent in their area by visiting: http://www.cdpe.com/find/cdpe
About Charfen Institute
The Charfen Institute educates and trains real estate professionals and small business owners to find opportunities in chaos - either by providing solutions to the foreclosure crisis or empowering entrepreneurs with strategies to embrace their companies' full potential. The company produces more than 300 educational events each year through various divisions, including: the Certified Distressed Property Expert® (CDPE) Designation (cdpe.com), the Certified Investor Agent Specialist® (CIAS) Designation (cias.com), LEAD Experience™, and its annual Breakthrough Conference (charfenbreakthrough.com). The CDPE Designation is the fastest growing independent designation in real estate industry history, with more than 38,000 agents trained since 2008. In 2011, the Charfen Institute ranked No. 21 on the Inc. 500 List of America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies.