Carolina Real Estate Professionals Helping Local Homeowners Avoid Foreclosure Through Specialized Training Program

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Certified Distressed Property Designation course, from Charfen Institute, provides agents with tools, processes and education to help distressed homeowners in the Carolinas find alternatives to unmanageable mortgage debt.

A Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE) can give homeowners options and potentially save them from foreclosure.

Many people have been advised that walking away from their home and mortgage debt is their best option, nothing is further from the truth.

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...

After high demand at distressed property education courses in the Carolinas this spring, the Charfen Institute brings its industry-leading Real Estate Short Sale course back to North Carolina and South Carolina starting this summer at local area REALTOR® Associations: 

Greensboro, NC — June 14 & 15
North Carolina Association of REALTORS® & Greensboro Regional REALTORS® Association

Cary, NC — August 1 & 2
Raleigh Regional Association of REALTORS®

Myrtle Beach, SC — August 7 & 8
Coastal Carolina 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. “The 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 the Carolinas or an event nationwide visit

Homeowners who are struggling to make their mortgage payments can get free assistance from a CDPE-designated real estate agent in their area by visiting:

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, the Certified Investor Agent Specialist® (CIAS) Designation (, LEAD Experience™, and its annual Breakthrough Conference ( The CDPE Designation is the fastest growing independent designation in real estate industry history, with more than 39,750 agents trained since 2008. In 2011, the Charfen Institute ranked No. 21 on the Inc. 500 List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies.

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