Erica Chouinard, a leading real estate professional with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Greenwood Village, has earned the prestigious Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE) designation.  Chouinard completed extensive training in foreclosure avoidance and short sales to earn the designation and can now offer invaluable expertise to homeowners currently in the foreclosure process.

Short sales allow the cash-strapped seller to repay the mortgage at the price that the home sells for, even though 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.

“The CDPE designation is invaluable as I work with sellers and lenders on complicated short sales,” said Chouinard.  “It is so rewarding to be able to help sellers in the Denver area save their homes from foreclosure.”

Chouinard earned her real estate license in 2001 and is a member of the South Metro Denver Realtor Association and the Colorado and national Realtor associations.  She is a past recipient of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage’s President’s Circle and President’s Elite awards, the Quarterly Best award, and the Top 15 Team award by NRT Colorado.

Chouinard holds the Certified Residential Specialist and e-Pro designations recognizing the successful completion of stringent continuing education courses in real estate.  She currently serves the diverse real estate needs of clients throughout the south metro Denver area.  An avid golfer, Chouinard participates in charity golf tournaments whenever possible.  She chose Coldwell Banker due to the company’s professionalism and high ethical standards, which perfectly matches her business philosophy.

The Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage office in Greenwood Village is located at 8490 East Crescent Parkway, Suite 100 and can be reached by phone at 303.409.1300.  Chouinard can be reached directly at 720.233.6481 or via e-mail at  Additional information is available online at