Joanna Noruzi of Century 21 All Islands has earned the prestigious Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE) designation, having completed extensive training in foreclosure avoidance and short sales. The CDPE is the premier designation for realtors aiding homeowners in “distress” and handling shirt sales. This type of expertise is especially valuable during economic times like these, as many “distressed” homes are in the foreclosure process. Short sales allow sellers, who are struggling financially, to pay their mortgage at the price the home sells for—even though it’s lower than the property’s value—which can save people from foreclosure, even bankruptcy. In Maui County, many homes in all price ranges are “distressed” and experts like Noruzi can help sellers avoid the complications that come with foreclosures, such as a destroyed credit rating. Contact Noruzi for more information at (808) 385-7513.