PRLog - Sep. 24, 2010 - STUART, Fla. -- Sarah Pietkivitchof RE/MAX of Stuart in, Stuart, Florida has earned the prestigious Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE) designation after completing extensive training.
This extensive training is designed to assist homeowners facing foreclosures and to help home buyers in purchasing a distressed property. Sarah's dedication in earning the CDPE designation demonstrates her willingness to not only help troubled homeowners in the Stuart, Palm City, and Jensen Beach areas, but it shows a commitment to help the community recover from this recession. Seasoned real estate agents like Sarah and nearly 5,000 RE/MAX Associates who are already CDPE certified, know that specific training is essential in helping families buy and sell homes. The Stuart and surrounding areas have seen its fair share of foreclosures. In a short sale transaction, a lender allows the homeowner to sell their property for less than the mortgage amount, to avoid the foreclosure process.
In this market, more than ever before, home buyers and sellers appreciate working with a professional real estate agent who is qualified and trained to navigate through the short sale and foreclosure process. Sarah Pietkivitch, who has more than 29 years of experience in the real estate and mortgage lending business. She is anxious to put her CDPE designation to work and help families stay in their homes or help create a way for them to sell their homes as painless as possible by utilizing a short sale process.
The Distressed Property Institute, based in Boca Raton, FL, offers the CDPE designation and was founded by real estate veteran Alex Charfen. RE/MAX Chairman and Co-Founder, Dave Liniger, encourages all real estate agents to obtain the CDPE designation. Over 5,000 RE/MAX agents have taken the extensive course. There are more real estate agents from RE/MAX with the CDPE designation than from any other real estate company. Of the estimated 1.2 million Realtors in the United States, less than 23,000 have obtained this highly specialized designation.
If you have questions about buying, selling, or saving your home, Sarah Pietkivitch can be reached at (772) 288-1111 http://www.sarahsellsflorida.com or RE/MAX of Stuart, 729 S. Federal Highway, Stuart.
Sarah Pietkivitch is a broker associate for RE/MAX of Stuart. She holds a degree in real estate and is an Accredited Buyer Representative Manager (ABRM), Certified Real Estate Specialist (CRS), Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI) and Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE). She is a member of the Employee Relocation Council and the Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist Institute. She has been a top producing real estate broker and mortgage lender for nearly 30 years. Her resume includes mortgage lending manager for a 20,000 member credit union and the broker/owner of a RE/MAX franchise in Wisconsin. She was elected to the Executive Council of RE/MAX North Central and has received many awards including RE/MAX Hall of Fame.