CEO of the Distressed Property Institute Selected to Present at Dave Ramsey’s Accelerate 09

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Author of the Certified Distressed Property Expert® Designation to Address Endorsed Local Providers in Real Estate

The Distressed Property Institute, LLC, an organization founded to train real estate professionals to engage with and assist homeowners facing hardships, announces Alex Charfen, co-founder and CEO, will speak at Dave Ramsey’s Accelerate 09 event in Brentwood, Tennessee. Charfen, an author and nationally recognized expert on the distressed property market, will present strategies for dealing with distressed homeowners to Dave Ramsey’s Endorsed Local Providers in real estate.

Charfen has spoken at top industry conferences and conventions, including: RE/MAX Coaching Hall of Fame, STAR POWER Convention, and CRS Sell-a-bration®. In 2009, Charfen will present at the National Association of Realtors® Conference & Expo, the California Association of Realtors® Conference & Expo, and the 2009 RE/MAX International Convention.

Accelerate 09 is a premier motivational real estate event available exclusively to Dave Ramsey’s Endorsed Local Providers, focused on expanding leadership skills and building a thriving team. A personal money management expert, Dave Ramsey is a national radio and television personality and best-selling author.

A two-day event, Accelerate 09 will take place from October 27-28, 2009, at the Embassy Suites Cool Springs. For more information, visit:

Dave Ramsey’s Accelerate 09
This exclusive program by personal finance expert, Dave Ramsey, inspires and motivates real estate professionals to even higher levels of outstanding customer service and achievements. Dave personally teaches select Realtors how to take their performance to the next level.    

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. The CDPE designation has been endorsed by RE/MAX International and other major U.S. brokerages and industry icons, including: Dave Liniger, chairman and co-founder of RE/MAX; Tino Diaz, chairman of the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals; Allen Chiang, chairman of the Asian Real Estate Association of America; and Howard Brinton, founder of STAR POWER® Systems.

For more information about The Distressed Property Institute and the CDPE Designation, visit

Adam Pedowitz


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