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Gidget's Designations & Training in Distressed Properties

Short Sale Qualifications for Gidget Jackson
Negotiating Short Sales for the benefit of the Seller since 2007

Due to economical conditions over the years many folks have found themselves in a position where they have to make tough decisions to sell their property.  I can help.  Whether you want to retain your property, need someone to bounce ideas off so you can figure out your options or just want to get out from under the stress and get your property sold give me a call.  There is no charge for this consultation and offered as a free service.

Being forewarned and planning ahead is key to maximizing your real estate goals in this market. 

Educated and proficient in the following aspects of foreclosure:

Notice:  I do not give legal or accounting advice as these are not my areas of expertise.  I can however help you to know some of the things you need to do in the process of reaching your goals. 

  • State foreclosure law
  • Property foreclosure alternatives
  • Legal, tax and accounting ramifications
  • Loan modification & Home Redemption
  • Listing and Selling Short Sales
  • Performing Broker Price Opinions
  • Listing & Selling Bank Owned Properties


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    Gidget Jackson Earns Real Estate, Short Sale Designation to Help Homeowners in Danger of

    Monroe County, Florida – Gidget Jackson of RE/MAX Island Realty earned the prestigious
    Certified Distressed Property Expert® (CDPE) designation, having completed extensive training
    in foreclosure avoidance, with a particular emphasis on short sales. At a time when millions of
    homeowners are struggling with the possibility of foreclosure, the skills and education amassed by
    Gidget will help benefit the Marathon area residents and communities. For the past three years
    Gidget has negotiated and trained agents in the distressed property market. Recently she added
    the Luxury Home and Commercial Market to her areas of expertise. "In the distressed market, an
    agent has to be well rounded in their knowledge of the processes required to help a folks keep their
    home or avoid foreclosure. It's just not a regular real estate transaction and requires advanced
    knowledge and expertise. I understand that each property owner has their own unique situation
    and different alternatives are available depending on their circumstances. I work confidentially with
    owners to find a resolution that fits their situation. I also understand how confusing this market is for
    many homeowners and guide them through the process so they don't have to figure it out on their
    own. It's my goal to help folks understand their options while avoiding foreclosure. I do not charge
    homeowners for this service. It's my way of helping people during these trying times," Gidget said.

    "In general the market as a whole is impacted by distressed sales. Non-distressed homeowners
    that want to sell are competing with the distressed property market. With over 23 years of full time
    real estate experience I am able to help non-distressed owners sell even in this market for a fair
    price," said Gidget.

    Short sales allow the distressed homeowner to repay the mortgage at the price that the home sells
    for, even if it is lower than what is owed on the property. With plummeting property values, this can
    save many people from foreclosure and even bankruptcy. More and more lenders are willing to
    consider short sales because they are much less costly than foreclosures.

    Today, more than 13 percent of homeowners are delinquent on their mortgage or in the foreclosure
    process. This is occurring across all price ranges, and the fastest-growing category of homes in
    foreclosure is the luxury home market.

    “The CDPE designation has been invaluable as I work with homeowners and lenders on
    complicated short sales,” said Gidget. “It is so rewarding to be able to help families save their
    homes from foreclosure.”

    Alex Charfen, co-founder and CEO of the Distressed Property Institute in Austin, Texas, said that
    agents such as Gidget Jackson with the CDPE Designation have valuable perspective on the
    market, and training in short sales that can offer homeowners real alternatives to foreclosure, which
    can be devastating to credit ratings.

    “These experts better understand market conditions than the average agent, and can help sellers
    through the complications of foreclosure avoidance,” he said.

    The Distressed Property Institute provides live and online courses to train real estate professionals
    how to help homeowners in distress, with a strong focus on handling short sales. As the market
    changes and agents are kept up to date on programs that are available.

    “Our goal is to help as many homeowners as possible, by educating as many real estate
    professionals as possible,” Charfen said. “Gidget Jackson has demonstrated a commitment
    to struggling homeowners, a commitment that can provide much-needed stabilization to the

    For more information on how she can help you or anyone you know that is in need of help visit: or call 800-764-0531.


    Certified Default Rescue Specialist
    Agents in my team are required to attend a 4 Session training program that qualifies them to consult property owners and to assist lenders in determining retention or non-retention of clients.  During the retention process we assist homeowners in providing the necessary documentation required by the lender.  If the lender determines the client is non-retention we list the property and market if for sale.  

    Bank of America short sales in this platform.

    Lenders using other platforms are not a problem for our team.  We are proficient in the use of computer systems and can meet the needs of all parties to the transaction.
    CFS, Certified Foreclosure Specialist
    This course was taken to update myself on the foreclosure processes in the event of changes in current years.