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Dennis Smith earns CDPE to help homeowners in danger of foreclosure.


Dennis Smith earns Certified Distressed Property Expert Designation (CDPE) to help homeowners in danger of foreclosure.


Dennis Smith of RE/MAX BY-THE-SEA 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 pay off 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 San Diego area, more than 5500 homes are in danger of foreclosing. It is happening in all price ranges. Local experts say that even high-priced homes are not immune.

“This CDPE designation has been invaluable as I work with buyers, sellers and lenders on complicated short sales,” said Smith. “It is so rewarding to be able to help sellers save their homes from foreclosure.” Smith offers free counseling to people that are in distress with their Real Estate, whether it is Pre-Foreclosure, Short Sale, Loan Modifications, Late Payments or are just concerned about their future options. Call 760-436-0087.

Smith has been a Realtor in San Diego County since 1994. Smith says “Both Real Estate firms I have worked for have specialized in “distressed” properties. I have worked in the pre-foreclosure arena for 15 years and the CDPE designation enhances my ability to help homeowners who are in trouble, or may be in the future.”

"The CDPE education also helps me work with buyers who want to take advantage of deals in "distressed" property such as Short Sales and Bank Owned REO's and Foreclosures."

Alex Charfen, founder of the Distressed Property Institute in Boca Raton, Fla., said that Realtors® such as Dennis Smith 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.

Are you, or do you know someone, in a "distressed" situation with real estate? Do you need knowledge or assistance with Pre-Foreclosure, Foreclosure, Short Sales and Loan Modifications. We can help with free consulting. You can learn what your options are and you get to decide the course of action to take.

I have a large network of Real Estate experts in other areas of the US that can help people in distress (or just want to buy or sell Real Estate. Please call me for a referral.

The CDPE education also enhances my ability to work with buyers who want to take advantage of deals in "distressed" property such as Short Sales and Bank Owned REO's and Foreclosures.

For more information about Pre-Foreclosure, Foreclosure, Short Sales and Loan Modifications, please call Dennis Smith at 760-436-0087.


Dennis Smith, ABR, SRES, e-PRO, CDPE, Realtor®  CalBRE# 00476662
Certified Distressed Property Expert
Donna "Sunshine" Smith, SFR, Realtor®  CalBRE# 01249837

Short Sale, Foreclosure Resource Certified
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