ABR- Accredited Buyers Agent * ASR- Accredited Sellers Agent * ALHS- Accredited Luxury Home Specialist * * CDPE- Certified Distressed Property Expert Helping Homeowners Avoid Foreclosure *
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What Is a CDPE? The Certified Distressed Property Expert Institute believes that in almost all cases the best person for a homeowner in distress to speak with is a well informed Licensed Realtor® that has the tools needed to help that homeowner find the best solution for their situation. Foreclosure is a devastating financial and emotional process for a homeowner to go through, and in many cases they do so alone and without help of any kind.An Agent who has earned the CDPE Designation or the Advanced-CDPE has dedicated their time and effort to understanding the issues distressed homeowners are dealing with. The CDPE Professional is an agent who understands the full range of solutions and is ready to help.While experiencing financial distress is difficult for any family, the process of finding a real estate professional shouldn't be, Selecting a CDPE or Advanced-CDPE, like Tom, ensures you are dealing with a professional ready to address your needs.
Testimonials for Tom Ashburn
Kathy & Billy C.01/09/2015
We knew that our property would be difficult to sell. The first 3 agents we interviewed said "no problem" when we brought you the point. A friend said "Call Tom Ashburn" he will be very honest & lay out a plan.
You agreed with the "issues" - set a reasonable time line & told us what to do and we followed your instructions, even though a couple seemed what I call silly.
We had more visits & showings than we expected. Then an Offer & then soon after a 2nd Offer. Your advice on how to handle both offers was "Price-More", not priceless.
Billy, always the skeptic, was transformed and said "Kathy, no need to discuss options, let's just do what tom says".
Even I was nervous at the Closing, but when you went over ever paper we would sign, before the attorney came in the room, it was so clear we just signed every page that was passed to us.
The impressive part was when the Buyers' Agent asked you to explain some documents in layman's terms to her Clients and to their attorney. As they relaxed they signed everything, even when you said "It A Government Form, Just Sign it !" we all were laughing by then.
My Parents are going to sell soon to move up near us, and they said "All we have to do is call Tom!" I told them your phrase "Don't worry about a thing. I'll tell you when you need to worry"
God Bless, Kathy & Billy C.
My lucky day did not start out that way.
I had bought & sold 4 houses and after my Divorce I wanted to move to be near my only 2 Grandchildren, my Daughter & her Husband.
I found a great Town-Home and began to write an offer with the Listing Agent also helping me. It didn't take long to see whose side she was on. So I stopped her and walked into the Broker's office and asked for an agent to represent me.
She asked DF to come into her office and then introduced me to you, Tom.
Where had you been all my life? None of the prior agents could have lived up to the "Real Estate Made Easy" motto on your business card.
That is what you did. The Contract went smoothly, the Seller agreed to our terms (to DF's surprise). The inspectors you arranged all came at once, as you said, their reports were prompt and easy to follow. The Repair Addendum you wrote was clear, thorough & concise. and the Seller was quick to sign it. The 3 Contractors made the repairs all in one day.
I understand from the Closing Attorney you were also very helpful to the Seller who was handling the sale for his Mother's Estate. I later learned you have handled many Estate & Divorce sales, and it showed.
I'll be by to have that cup of coffee at your office soon.
Your wife is a lucky woman, and you are a good friend.