Kristen Conti of Peacock Premier Properties in Englewood has earned the prestigious Certified Distressed Property Expert® (CDPE) designation, having completed extensive training in foreclosure avoidance, with a particular emphasis on short sales. At a time when millions of homeowners are struggling with the possibility of foreclosure, the skills and education amassed by Conti will help benefit Charlotte & Sarasota County area residents and communities.
Short sales allow the distressed homeowner to repay the mortgage at the price that the home sells for, even if it is lower than what is owed on the property. 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.
“The CDPE designation has been invaluable as I work with homeowners and lenders on complicated short sales,” said Conti. “It is so rewarding to be able to help families save their homes from foreclosure.”
Tony Martinez, author of the CDPE course and CEO of Tony Martinez Events, LLC, in Davie Florida, said that agents such as Kristen Conti with the CDPE Designation have valuable perspective on the market, and training in short sales that can offer homeowners real alternatives to foreclosure, which can be devastating to credit ratings.
“These experts better understand market conditions than the average agent, and can help sellers through the complications of foreclosure avoidance,” he said.
Tony Martinez Events, LLC provides live and online courses to train real estate professionals how to help homeowners in distress, with a strong focus on handling short sales.
“Our goal is to help as many homeowners as possible, by educating as many real estate professionals as possible,” Martinez said. “Kristen Conti has demonstrated a commitment to struggling homeowners, a commitment that can provide much-needed stabilization to the community.”
For more information about CDPE Designation, visit www.cdpe.com.
About Kristen Conti
Kristen Conti has been a Realtor since 1993 and works side by side with her husband Dave who joined their business in 1995. She owns and operates Peacock Premier Properties where she and her team serve Charlotte and Sarasota Counties as well as Gasparilla Island and Boca Grande in Lee County, all of which are on the Southwest Coast of Florida. While her passion now is in developing her team and seeing them succeed, she and Dave still handle all their bank clients personally. Their expertise and trustworthiness for more than 30 years have given them a business that runs 91.5% by referral.
Kristen Conti, PEACOCK PREMIER PROPERTIES LLC
37 S Indiana Ave Suite 110, Englewood, FL 34223