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National Hispanic and Asian Real Estate Organizations Support Certified Distressed Property Expert Designation

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RISMEDIA, September 3, 2009—The Distressed Property Institute, LLC announced its partnership with the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP) and the Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA). The three associations share common core beliefs and the mission of promoting sustainable homeowner solutions in communities by providing educational tools, networking forums and advocacy. 

To gain the support of such highly respected organizations is an exciting development for us,” said Alex Charfen, CEO of the Institute. “Through our combined efforts, we’ll more effectively reach real estate professionals and help a greater number of homeowners in need.” 

According to the organization, the Institute offers the Certified Distressed Property Expert® designation to graduates of its training courses in foreclosure avoidance processes, tools and strategies, with a particular focus on short sales. With more than 10,000 members nationwide, CDPE is the fastest growing designation in real estate industry history. A recent survey conducted by the Institute found CDPEs have kept homeowners in their homes more than twice as often as losing a home to foreclosure. “The CDPE instructs agents on how to assist the thousands of homeowners in need of options,” Charfen said. “This ensures agents’ profitability while preventing homeowners from going into foreclosure.” 

NAHREP is a national non-profit trade organization that believes the most effective way to help homeowners is by empowering the advisors that serve them. NAHREP provides certification programs, seminars delivered by recognized experts, and partner programs intended to help members run beneficial, prosperous businesses. “NAHREP has always put homeowners first and believed in sustainable, equitable housing solutions,” said Tino Diaz, chairman of NAHREP. “With the Distressed Property Institute, we have found an organization whose goals and perspectives align perfectly with ours.” 

AREAA is also a national non-profit organization dedicated to sustainable homeownership solutions through education and advocacy. AREAA utilizes local seminars and networking events, national forums and continuing education courses to equip their members with the tools to keep multicultural homeowners in their homes. “AREAA is excited to support this partnership that will deliver tangible solutions for homeowners in trouble,” said Allen Chiang, AREAA chairman. “Creating viable solutions, particularly for minority and immigrant homeowners are critical in today’s market, and we are proud to be working alongside the Institute and NAHREP toward our mutual goals.” 

For more information, visit www.cdpe.com

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