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Meet Tony Martinez, CDPE Owner, Author & Master Instructor

"I’m very excited about bringing Back real estate's #1 Short Sales Training Program"

Tony Martinez

remember the past

Since 2008

Tony began his journey with the CDPE in late 2008. The CDPE, Certified Distressed Property Expert, was launched in 2008, by Alex & Cadey Charfen. This Short Sales course quickly became the fastest growing designation in the history of the real estate industry. Approximately 50,000 real estate professionals took the course, and collectively, rescued nearly two million distressed property owners from the devastating consequences of foreclosure.

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Making Waves

Tony taught his first class back in January of 2009. He eventually became a full-time instructor and later took on the responsibility, and privilege, to train and prepare the other CDPE instructors to teach the course. During his time as an instructor, he went on to teach well over 10,000 students prior to teaching the last live CDPE class in 2014.


“Short Sales never went away they just aren’t front-page news…yet. The minute the pandemic related lockdowns started; I knew that we were in for another HUGE wave of foreclosures. A certain percentage of these properties would doubtless be underwater, so I approached the Charfens about acquiring the CDPE brand with the intention of reactivating it and updating the content to reflect current market conditions. It's difficult to express just how incredibly proud, and humbled, I am to have acquired the brand that I used to work for and being entrusted with carrying on its legacy”

Tony Martinez

The CDPE is Back!

 The course has been revamped and being taught to both former CDPEs that have renewed their memberships, and to the next generation of CDPEs!

Solving the foreclosure crisis one homeowner at a time.

contact info
Mailing Address

11386 W. State Road 84,
Davie, FL 33325

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