(Eureka) Regardless of the reasons that are used to explain the current mortgage crisis in the United States, the reality that we are faced with is that more homeowners are in financial distress due to real estate than at any time in the history of real estate.


Eureka’s own Dean Kessler of The Kessler Real Estate Team at RMK Realty Inc., has earned the designation of a Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE) and is ready to help families in need of his services. “I will help homeowners find the best solution to whatever financial crisis they are facing,” says Dean Kessler. “I am fully informed of the issues and know the detailed processes and procedures for working with and through the banks. There are many options that homeowners can take to prevent a foreclosure. We help our clients identify the options that are best suited for their situation.”


Residential real estate has many specialized areas and many agents take specific courses to deepen their understanding of issues and build upon the foundations they learned when acquiring their real estate license. The Distressed Property certification is one of the most important certifications in today’s market; it gives agents a full understanding of the complexities of short sales, pre-foreclosure, and foreclosures.


One thing remains the same for the majority of homeowners: the best solution for an individual wanting to sell a property is to seek the guidance, counsel and services of an educated licensed Realtor.


Says Dean Kessler, “Sometimes the best solution can be a ‘Short Sale’ – when a negotiation is entered into with the homeowner’s mortgage company or companies to accept less than the full balance of the loan at closing.” This should be one of the last options before foreclosure.


Owners in pre-foreclosure should seek out a Certified Distressed Property Expert as soon as possible. The foreclosure procedure timeline in California is only four (4) months from Notice of Default (NOD) until the foreclosure sale.


To find out all the benefits and options for preventing foreclosure, contact Dean Kessler, Broker, CDPE. His market includes Eureka, Fortuna, Arcata and McKinleyville. He can be reached at dean@TheKesslerTeam.com or 441-1765.