Congratulations to Rick Crompton, a leading real estate professional with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage’s North Metro office in Westminster, for earning the Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE) designation.  The stringent CDPE education courses enable Rick to help homeowners avoid foreclosure.

According to Rick, recent estimates show that more than one in five homeowners nationwide owe more on their home than it is currently worth, making apparent the need for more agents with specific training in short sales and foreclosure avoidance options.

“While there have been recent improvements in the market thanks to agents and homeowners being better informed about foreclosure options, short sale and foreclosure education is still critical to helping distressed owners in Colorado,” Rick said.

Rick has been a licensed Realtor for 20 years and has garnered prestigious sales awards each year throughout his distinguished career.

The Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage office in Westminster is located at 2861 W. 120th Ave., Suite 200, and can be reached at 303.235.0400.  Crompton may be reached directly at 720.422.6365 or via e-mail at  Additional information is available online at