Certified Distressed Property Expert (Cdpe Realtor)

What Is a Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE Realtor)?

As you navigate the challenging terrain of distressed properties, understanding the role of a Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE) Realtor can significantly impact your real estate journey. With specialized training and expertise in assisting homeowners facing financial hardships, CDPEs offer unique skills tailored to guide you through the complexities of short sales and foreclosure avoidance. Their ability to effectively communicate with lenders, negotiate on your behalf, and streamline the process can make a vital difference in finding viable solutions during tough times. One such Realtor is Tatyana Sturm of The Storck Team. Read on to learn more about CDPE Realtors and how The Storck Team can help navigate the turbulent waters of foreclosure.

Key Takeaways

  • Specializes in guiding distressed homeowners through short sale transactions.
  • Assists in selling properties for less than the mortgage balance.
  • Negotiates with lenders for short sale approval.
  • Facilitates communication between homeowners and lenders.
  • Empowers sellers to make well-informed choices during financial distress.

CDPE Certification Requirements

As a CDPE Realtor, in order to achieve the Certified Distressed Property Expert designation, a Realtor will need to successfully complete an online course and pay the required fee. This comprehensive training program will provides agents with the essential knowledge and expertise necessary to effectively support homeowners facing financial distress by guiding them through the intricacies of short sales and foreclosure prevention. By engaging in this course, they gain a deep understanding of the short sale process and learn how to manage distressed property transactions with confidence. Additionally, to uphold your CDPE status and stay abreast of industry developments and best practices, Realtors need to maintain an active membership by paying annual dues and completing continuing education.

CDPE Role in Short Sales

As a Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE) realtor, I am here to assist distressed homeowners in effectively navigating the challenging process of short sales. By leveraging my expertise in this specialized field, I can guide you through the complexities of selling your property for less than what you owe on the mortgage, ultimately helping you avoid foreclosure.

One key benefit of working with a CDPE agent is the in-depth understanding of the intricacies of short sales. From preparing the necessary documentation to negotiating with lenders for approval, I am equipped to handle every aspect of the process with precision and care. By entrusting your short sale to a CDPE, you gain access to valuable insights and support that can help you explore options to alleviate your financial burdens and sidestep the detrimental effects of foreclosure on your credit.

In the realm of short sales, CDPE realtors like me serve as vital intermediaries between homeowners and lenders, ensuring that all parties are well-informed and prepared for the transaction ahead. My knowledge and experience in distressed property transactions enable me to offer you the guidance and assistance you need to navigate the complexities of short sales successfully.

CDPE Benefits for Buyers

As a buyer in the real estate market, working with a Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE) can provide you with valuable insights into identifying distressed properties and successfully maneuvering the complexities of short sale transactions. CDPEs specialize in helping buyers like you navigate the unique challenges of purchasing distressed properties through short sales. By leveraging their expertise, CDPEs can assist you in identifying suitable properties that are likely to receive lender approval for a short sale. This saves you time and effort by streamlining the process and focusing on viable opportunities.

Whether you’re a real estate investor, house flipper, or simply seeking a good deal, CDPEs understand the intricacies of short-sale transactions. Their knowledge of the market and experience with distressed properties can be invaluable in securing a successful transaction that meets your needs. By partnering with a CDPE, you can gain a competitive edge in finding and acquiring distressed properties that align with your goals and budget.

How CDPEs Assist Sellers?

Working with a Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE) as a seller can provide invaluable assistance in maneuvering through the complexities of selling a distressed property through a short sale. CDPEs assist sellers by evaluating their financial situations, exploring available options, and preparing a detailed short sale package for the lender. They guide sellers through the intricate process, helping them understand the market conditions and effectively market their properties to potential buyers. For homeowners facing challenges with mortgage payments, CDPE expertise can be a lifeline in understanding the intricacies of a short sale. By offering tailored advice based on individual circumstances, CDPEs empower sellers to make well-informed choices about pursuing a short sale. Their knowledge and experience in distressed property transactions ensure that sellers receive the support they need to achieve the best possible outcome in a challenging situation.


As a CDPE Realtor, you play a vital role in supporting distressed homeowners through challenging times, offering expertise and guidance in guiding short sales and foreclosure avoidance. Your specialized training equips you to negotiate with lenders effectively, prepare necessary documentation, and promote communication between all parties involved. With your knowledge and skills, you can assist homeowners in finding the best solutions for their unique situations.

Are you struggling with a distressed property? As a certified CDPE realtor, I am here to guide you through the process with expertise and compassion. Whether you are a buyer looking for a great deal or a seller in need of a solution, I am dedicated to helping you navigate this challenging situation. Contact me today and let’s work together to find the best possible outcome for your distressed property.

Tayana Sturm-Storck Realtor

Tatyana Sturm-Storck

Tatyana and Aaron have over 36 years of combined experience in buying, selling, and investing in real estate. Between 2020 and 2022 they had 282 buy/sell transactions. Approximately 70% of those transactions were in Aurora, Centennial, and Parker.