JIMandSALLY.com earn CDPE Designation




SALLY SCRIMGEOUR of COLDWELL BANKER BURNET, CARVER COUNTY has earned the prestigious Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE) designation, having completed extensive training in foreclosure avoidance and short sales. This is invaluable expertise to offer at a time when the area is ravaged by “distressed” homes in the foreclosure process.


Short sales allow the cash-strapped seller to repay the mortgage at the price that the home sells for, even though it is lower than what is owed on the property. With plummeting property values, this can save many people from foreclosure and even bankruptcy. More and more lenders are willing to consider short sales because they are much less costly than foreclosures.


In the Carver County area, there are many homes in danger of foreclosing. It is happening in all price ranges. Scrimgeour says that even high-priced homes are not immune.


“This CDPE designation has been invaluable as I work with sellers and lenders on complicated short sales,” said Scrimgeour. “It is so rewarding to be able to help sellers save their homes from foreclosure.”


Alex Charfen, founder of the Distressed Property Institute in Boca Raton, Fla., said that Realtors® such as Scrimgeour  with the CDPE designation have valuable training in short sales that can offer the homeowner much better alternatives to foreclosure, which virtually destroys the credit rating. These experts also may better understand market conditions and can help sellers through the emotional experience, he said.


The Distressed Property Institute was started in January 2008.  The CDPE is the premier designation for Realtors helping homeowners in distress and handling short sales.  “Our goal is to educate as many people as possible so we can help as many homeowners as possible,” Charfen said.


Updated Farm House On 10 Acres

12675 58th Street, Mayer, MN

12675 58th Street, Mayer, MN


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