Distressed Property Institute Named One of the Best Places to Work in Central Texas

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Real estate education company receives recognition for exceptional level of employee engagement and positive work environment.

When my wife Cadey and I founded this company, it was our goal to provide people with a safe and productive place to work that offered limitless opportunity. This recognition reconfirms that we’re accomplishing what we set out to do.

The Distressed Property Institute has been added to Austin Business Journal’s prestigious list of the “Best Places to Work in Central Texas,” a distinction determined by how well a company can create a highly engaged workforce.

Every year the Austin Business Journal accepts applications for this award from hundreds of businesses in Central Texas. The decision of who is chosen is based on surveys filled out by each company’s employees, who are asked things like how well their management listens to their ideas, whether they feel comfortable in their work environment, and how effectively the company reaches goals.

“This means a great deal to me personally,” Alex Charfen, CEO of the Institute, said. “When my wife Cadey and I founded this company, it was our goal to provide people with a safe and productive place to work that offered limitless opportunity. This recognition reconfirms that we’re accomplishing what we set out to do.”

The Distressed Property Institute offers the Certified Distressed Property Expert designation to real estate agents, training them how to effectively assess and pursue homeowners’ foreclosure alternatives, such as short sales and deeds-in-lieu. The company also owns STAR POWER Systems, the number-one brand in real estate education.

The Institute is still rapidly growing due to the CDPE and STAR POWER organizations’ unprecedented market success, which translates into more top quality job opportunities for Central Texans.

About the Distressed Property Institute, LLC
The Distressed Property Institute trains real estate professionals to engage with and assist homeowners facing hardships. The Institute has developed a curriculum to provide the tools and knowledge to handle distressed properties, including short sales, deeds-in-lieu, mortgage modifications, forbearance, refinances, reinstatements and, if that fails, how to help homeowners through the foreclosure process. After completing a comprehensive on-site or online course, graduates are awarded the Certified Distressed Property Expert® Designation.

About the CDPE Designation
The CDPE designation provides real estate industry professionals with detailed information on how to engage with and assist homeowners in distress. CDPE is the fastest-growing designation in the history of the real estate industry, and has been endorsed by RE/MAX International and other major U.S. brokerages and industry icons, including: Brian Buffini, founder of Buffini & Company; Howard Brinton, founder of STAR POWER® Systems; Joe Stumpf, founder and national spokesperson of By Referral Only®; Allen Chiang, Chairman of the Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA); and Tino Diaz, Chairman and President of the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP). For more information about the Distressed Property Institute and the CDPE Designation, visit http://www.cdpe.com.

About STAR POWER
STAR POWER is the recognized leader in real estate education, taking solid-performing agents and helping them build profitable, rewarding careers. Through the experiences, perspectives, innovations and insights of STAR POWER Stars—the top agents across brokerages, disciplines and geography—agents learn by example how to accelerate their career paths toward market leadership. STAR POWER Star is the most exclusive distinction in real estate, reserved for professionals who typically average in excess of $35 million in annual sales volume and over 200 transactions yearly. For more information about STAR POWER, visit http://www.starpower.com.

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