What is a CDPE®?

A Certified Distressed Property Expert® is a real estate professional with specific understanding of the foreclosure avoidance options available to homeowners. Through comprehensive training and experience, CDPEs are able to provide solutions for homeowners facing hardships in today’s market, including short sales.

Certified Distressed Property Expert, short sales

The prospect of foreclosure can be financially and emotionally devastating, and often homeowners proceed without professional guidance. The best course of action for a homeowner in distress is to speak with a well-informed, licensed real estate broker.

CDPE® Real Estate Brokers such as Dana Ash-McGinty, have the tools needed to help homeowners find the best solution for their individual situation. Often, when other options have been exhausted, CDPEs can help homeowners avoid foreclosure through the efficient execution of a short sale.

While enduring financial difficulties is challenging for any family, the process of finding a qualified real estate professional should not be. Selecting Dana Ash-McGinty with the CDPE® Designation ensures you are dealing with a professional trained to address your specific needs. 

A CDPE® don’t merely assist in selling properties, they serve and help save their clients in need. Contact us for assistance with a short sale or foreclosure avoidance.


Dana Ash-McGinty

Dana Ash-McGinty is the Principal Broker of Ash McGinty & Co., REALTORS®, a Washington, DC based real estate brokerage. This real estate maven has 15+ years experience in residential, commercial and land sales in addition to multi-state residential renovation, re-zoning, and condo conversion projects. A sought after real estate authority, she has been featured on CNN and in various real estate and financial publications.

Dana is married to the highly esteemed Dr. Dana W. McGinty, a Washington, DC internal medicine physician and medical correspondent. They are often referred to as “The Danas”.