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Raleigh REALTOR Earns Certified Distressed Property Expert Designation


Linda Craft

Linda Craft

Linda Craft and Team REALTORS® announced today that Linda Craft has achieved the Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE) designation from the Distressed Property Institute. Craft is the first and only REALTOR® in Raleigh to receive the designation, joining only 1000 agents worldwide that have earned the certification.

“Historically, a percentage of the real estate market has consistently been in distress,” said Craft. “With the recent challenges in the subprime lending market, this percentage has grown exponentially. I felt it was important to acquire the specialized knowledge needed to assist home owners in need.”

Rapid growth in what once was a niche market requires agents to gain specialized knowledge and learn new processes that will allow them to successfully assist homeowners in need. The Distressed Property Institute provides the tools and information REALTORS® need to help distressed homeowners avoid foreclosure and move forward with their lives.

To further enhance the ability to provide homeowners with every option available to find the best solution for their situation, Craft has established a new division to handle short sales and foreclosure properties in addition to her company’s Retail Residential Real Estate services. She and her team now have the expertise necessary to guide homeowners step by step through the review of 11 options available to avoid foreclosure and alternatives to preserve their credit history. In addition, they are prepared to help buyers trying to maximize their home buying budget through the often complex process of locating, evaluating and purchasing a foreclosure or short sale property.

About Linda Craft and Team

Linda Craft and Team, REALTORS®, the Triangle’s 4th ranked real estate team, has been helping individuals and families find a place to call home in all price ranges for over 20 years. A Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), Linda Craft has helped over 5,000 people maximize profits and minimize costs in the sale or purchase of a home. Whether you are looking for your first home or your dream home, planning to relocate, or need to sell for the highest value, the Linda Craft Team can help. For more information, please call 919.235.0007 or visit

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