Understanding the differences between a CDRE and traditional Realtor

by | Dec 29, 2023 | Attorney Resources

As a Certified Real Estate Agent (CDRE®) I’d love to talk about the differences between a traditional REALTOR® versus a Certified Divorce Real Estate Agent and how a CDRE® can benefit you 

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First off, What is a Certified Divorce Real Estate Agent?

A Certified Divorce Real Estate Expert (CDRE®) is a REALTOR® who has passed a rigorous certification program taught by attorneys, mediators, certified mortgage professionals, real estate professionals, and judicial officers. As a crossover expert between real estate and family law, a CDRE® is trained to prevent and resolve real estate disputes that may arise in family law cases. 

What are some benefits to using a CDRE®?

In contrast to a traditional REALTOR® who typically has no training in the divorce process, as well as limited skills in dispute resolution, neutrality and negotiation, a CDRE® ensures that the house is sold expeditiously for the highest proceeds and with the least amount of collateral damage – all while delivering excellent communication throughout the transaction and effectively using of the legal process, where necessary. 

A CDRE® brings the following skill set when dealing with divorce:

Excellent negotiation skills

Trained and effective in divorce real estate dispute resolution

Expert knowledge in real estate process, market data, and contracts

Qualifies as a Court-Appointed Expert with rigorous months-long training in divorce real estate

Will provide written reports and documentation backed by expert testimony

Trained in divorce legal processes, bias and neutrality

Applies a listing process and approach tailored specifically for couples going through divorce, and to prevent and mitigate conflict

Systematic process for attorney contact and communication about the home sale

Implements a system and process to keep all parties on track, adhere to court orders, prevent sale hindrances and delays, and preserve equity

Adheres to a Code of Ethics unique to divorce real estate, in addition to and above and beyond the NAR Code of Ethics and TREC Rules.

If you are interested in how I can help you either as a Realtor or as CDRE, please feel free to reach out to me today!

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