Hello Neighbors,
Zac just returned from Denver where he immersed himself in the ins and outs of shorts sales and earned the elite designation of Certified Distressed Property Expert. Please check out our press release below!  And please don't hesitate to contact us if you or someone you know is in danger of falling behind on your mortgage payments or of going into forclosure: 404.564.7200.

Zac Pasmanick of the zac team @ RE/MAX Greater Atlanta (www.ShortSalesInAtlanta.com) has earned the prestigious Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE) designation, having completed extensive training in foreclosure avoidance and short sales.

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PRLog (Press Release)Feb 26, 2009 – Zac Pasmanick of the zac team @ RE/MAX Greater Atlanta (www.ShortSalesInAtlanta.com) 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 repay 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 Atlanta area, thousands of homes are in danger of foreclosing. Approximately 10% of homes are in default nationwide. 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 sellers and lenders on complicated short sales,” said Pasmanick. “It is so rewarding to be able to help sellers save their homes from foreclosure.”

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

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.

Zac Pasmanick has been in the Atlanta real estate business for 30 years and works with a team of agents knowledgeable in both selling and buying short sale homes and foreclosures. For more information on avoiding foreclosure, Pasmanick and the zac team can be reached at 404.564.7200 or www.ShortSalesinAtlanta.com for a confidential consultation. For more information about CDPE designation, please call 1-800-482-0335.

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About the zac team: A full service real estate team with Sales Consultants, Listing Partners, and staff to serve all of your Atlanta, Decatur, Buckhead, Morningside & Virginia Highland home buying & selling needs! Serving over 3,500 happy families since 1979!