Crye-Leike, REALTORS Congratulates Fayetteville Executive Broker Barry Beard Upon Earning His Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE) Designation

FAYETTEVILLE, AR., – Crye-Leike, REALTORS is proud to congratulate Executive Broker Barry Beard upon earning his professional real estate designation as a Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE). He is a sales associate in the company’s Fayetteville West branch office located at 1280 East Stearns Street in Arkansas.


“In Northwest Arkansas, more and more homes in every price range are in danger of falling into foreclosure,” said Barry. “The CDPE designation will allow me to work with sellers and lenders on handling the complexities of short sales. The knowledge I’ve gained from earning this designation will also help me to better assist my clients with avoiding foreclosures.”


Real Estate professionals with the CDPE designation have a specific understanding of the complex issues and hardships homeowners are facing in today’s market. Realtors who have earned the CDPE designation have completed extensive training in foreclosure avoidance and short sales. Buyers and sellers working with a CDPE Realtor can be ensured they are working with a professional equipped with the knowledge and tools needed to help homeowners find the best solution for their situation.


“Often times distressed homeowners facing foreclosure proceed without guidance of any kind,” said Barry. “A homeowner in distress should speak with a well-informed, licensed real estate professional to discover their best options.”


Since 1993, Barry has been a licensed Realtor in Arkansas assisting buyers and sellers in and around Washington and Benton Counties. He specializes in residential real estate focusing on first-time homebuyers, distressed properties and short sales. Barry is a member of the Arkansas Realtors Association, the Metro Area Board of Realtors in Fayetteville and the National Association of Realtors (NAR). Prior to joining Crye-Leike, Barry owned and operated his own real estate company for seven years.


“The prospect of foreclosure can be financially and emotionally devastating, and that is why earning this designation was so important to me.” said Barry. “It is personally rewarding to be able to help sellers save their homes from foreclosure and keep their dream of homeownership alive.”


For all your real estate needs and personal referrals, please contact Crye-Leike Executive Broker Barry Beard by phone at 479-841-8845 or by email at Find Barry on the web at


Harold Crye and Dick Leike established Crye-Leike, REALTORS in 1977.  Today, Crye-Leike?, the nations 6th largest real estate company, has a network of more than 3,000 licensed sales associates based out of more than 120 corporate and franchise offices located through-out the eight-state southern region of Tennessee, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi and North Carolina.


Crye-Leike is a full-service real estate company offering buyers and sellers services in: residential sales, mortgage, title, insurance, business brokerage and investments, property management, development and construction, builder resources, REO bank-owned properties, relocation, auctions, and home services.  In 2008, Crye-Leike attained a sales volume in excess of $4.2 billion with 25,871 homes sold.


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