Orange County Short Sale Realtor – Saving Homeowners from Foreclosure – by Obtaining Additional Education – CDPE (Certified Distressed Property Expert) Designation Awarded

Orange County Short Sale RealtorSaving Homeowners from Foreclosure – by Obtaining

Additional Education – CDPE (Certified Distressed Property Expert) Designation Awarded


Getting Involved with Short Sales

A few years ago, I realized that short sales were going to be part of the Orange County real estate market for the forseeable future.

A short sale occurs when the home owner owes more on his home than its worth and is unable to pay the difference between the home’s value and the amount owed to the bank upon the sale of the property.  This has unfortunately become all too common in Orange County with the 40% drop in median values.

With my background as an attorney, decades of experience in my family’s mortgage business and and as a real estate broker, I felt it was my responsibility to help distressed Orange County home sellers through the short sale process.

Avoiding Foreclosure

And, I have learned just how rewarding it is to save homeowners from the emotional and financial difficulties of a foreclosure.

Getting Educated about Short Sales

With a desire to further my knowledge of distressed properties, I have spent many hours and days taking classes and educating myself about short sales and how to successfully complete them for my sellers.  

Most recently, I completed the extensive training in foreclosure avoidance and short sales required to obtain the Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE) Designation. 

Short sales offer a better alternative to foreclosures and having this addtional education allows me to better understand market conditions and how to guide the seller through this difficult and emotional experience.

The information provided by the Certified Distressed Property Institute was incredible.  They are extremely knowledgeable about not only short sales in general, but also about the ever changing practice of obtaining short sale approvals as banks change their requirements frequently.  As a result, I will be continuing with the Institutes advanced program so that I keep current and can continue to help my sellers.

Do You Want Some Help? 

If you are facing foreclosure and would like to know the options, please contact me at 714.319.9751 for a free consultation or e-mail Me for a free e-book about alternatives to foreclosure.


Wondering what we can do for you? Below are testimonials from two of our successful short sale sellers.




About the author: Christine Donovan is a California Residential Real Estate Broker with experience in assisting clients buy and sell residential real estate.

Are you upside down in your home? Is it worth less than you owe? Are you concerned about making your mortgage payment? Contact me at or 714-319-9751 to discuss your options.

Want to buy a home or to list your property for sale in Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, Huntington Beach or Orange County? Contact me at or 714-319-9751 to learn about her system which will make your buying and selling experience easier.

Disclaimer: All information in this blog is deemed reliable but is subject to change at any time and is not guaranteed to be accurate nor are there any warantees either express or implied. This blog is not intended to offer any legal, tax or other advice.

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