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December, 2008
Certified Distressed Property Expert, Debbie Jones-Kelly of djk Realtors in Atlanta, GA insists that foreclosure is not the only answer to the current home ownership crisis looming throughout Georgia.

“Foreclosure, not unlike a surgical procedure, should be viewed as the last recourse after everything else has been explored and not the first treatment of choice,” said Debbie. “Many Georgians are fearful of their situations and do not realize that there are very positive step that can be taken to avoid foreclosure.”

Debbie, in practice for more than 20 years, recently completed certification in Orlando, Florida as a Distressed Property Expert. Debbie views her CDPE (Certified Distressed Property Expert) designation and her commitment to help financially distressed homeowners, as both a responsibility and an obligation of her profession. Her focus with homeowners facing foreclosure is to give them the hope of a dignified solution to their financial crisis through current lender loan modification, loan refinancing (short or long term) or a short sale (a lender-approved sale at less than the outstanding loan balance).

Over 85% of the clients served by CDPE real estate professionals avoid foreclosure. Alex Chafren, founder of the Distressed Property Institute, believes that homeowners surrounded by a strong CDPE real estate agent team including legal and financial referrals have the greatest chance of avoiding foreclosure and at minimal investment to the homeowner.
Debbie’s commitment to help save homeowners from Foreclosure occurred after participating in several short sales and bank owned transactions. Witnessing the helplessness, utter sense of aloneness and guilt felt by homeowners facing foreclosure compelled Debbie to act as a homeowner advocate lending a helping hand of expertise and compassion. With her 20+ years of real estate experience, her commitment to education, strong marketing, systems development and checklists, combined with her knowledge of the pre-foreclosure process, have given her clients an advantage in this current epidemic of foreclosures.

“Not having a clear understanding of the elements and consequences of foreclosure lead many homeowners to just give up,” said Debbie. “And believe me, there is a huge difference in life after foreclosure as opposed to life without foreclosure. We may not be able to save every house, but we can offer the helping hand to every financially distressed homeowner.”
Whether you’re about to have your house sold at auction, or you’ve just missed your first payment, you still have options! In fact, even if you’re still making your payments on time, but feel that in the near future, you won’t be able to keep up, it’s time to act!

For a confidential interview regarding your real estate questions, contact Debbie Jones-Kelly at 404-523-6677 or debbie@djkrealtors.com.