What is a Certified Distressed Property Expert?

Posted by Carolyn A. Capalbo on Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009 at 11:29am.

My recent certification as a Certified Distressed Property Expert gives me added insight into foreclosure avoidance and short sales.  My extensive training in short sales will help direct homeowners to much better alternatives to foreclosure.  Please see below for the public service announcement for more details.


DATE: DEC 21, 2009


Carolyn Capalbo of Keller Williams Realty of Manassas, VA 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.

In the Western Prince William County area, too many homes are in danger of foreclosing.  It is happening in all price ranges and in nearly every neighborhood.  Local experts say that even high-priced homes are not immune.

“This CDPE designation is invaluable as I work with sellers and lenders on complicated short sales,” said Carolyn Capalbo.  “It is so rewarding to be able to help sellers save their homes from foreclosure.  One of the most frustrating things I see is that so many families have gone through foreclosure without trying to find another alternative.  I want to help educate distressed homeowners and prevent as many of these foreclosures as possible.”

Alex Charfen, founder of the Distressed Property Institute in Boca Raton, FL, said that Realtors® such as Carolyn 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.

Carolyn Capalbo further noted, “For those considering purchasing a short sale or foreclosure, our expertise will make a dramatic difference in your purchasing experience.”

The Distressed Property Institute opened in January 2008 and provides training on-site and online.  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.

Call Carolyn today to discuss your options at 703-477-6022.


Carolyn Capalbo, Best Northern VA REALTORCarolyn Capalbo,
Northern Virginia REALTOR®


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