Linda Craft Earns Certified Investor
Agent Specialist Qualification



RALEIGH – Linda Craft & Team, REALTORS® Linda Craft has earned the prestigious Certified Investor Agent Specialist ™ (CIAS) designation, having completed extensive training to understand the different real estate investor types, and the investment opportunities, financial options and calculations needed to provide solutions for each. The five real estate investor types include: First-Time Investors, Move-up Investors, Portfolio Investors, Performance Investors, and Rehab and Resell Investors.

“For decades, investing in real estate has proven to be a consistent and stable way for individuals to build wealth,” said Linda Craft. ”Over the past 40 years, the real estate industry has had only 3 years of negative appreciation. Real estate investment supports a number of industries including construction, retail, and professional services and is a strong way to energize and increase our local economy.”

Over the past 12 months, investment and second-home properties comprised more than $300 billion in sales, representing approximately 27 percent of all residential real estate transactions. In addition, in market conditions affected by mortgage injury challenges, 48 percent of investors made all cash purchases.

“As markets face the challenges of distressed properties and a difficult economy, real estate investors have the opportunity to find productive deals with excellent cash flow, while helping communities stabilize,” Craft noted. “Investors provide
much needed liquidity to the market, decrease vacancy rates, improve neighborhoods and present solutions for homeowners who need to sell. One out of 3 people in the United States depend on rental properties being available.”

With the CIAS Designation training and national referral network, Linda Craft will help Triangle-area residents build wealth through real estate investment and homeowners facing foreclosure find potential buyers for their properties.

Today, millions of homeowners are either delinquent on their mortgages or in the foreclosure process. One potential solution for homeowners in this situation is a short sale, in which the lien holder accepts a sale price of the home that is less
than the mortgage owed. Increasingly, real estate investors are easing this solution too.

For more information about the CIAS Designation, visit www.cias.com.

About Linda Craft & Team, REALTORS® Linda Craft & Team, REALTORS®, the Triangle’s Top Ranking real estate firm and
Corporate Real Estate Sponsor for the Carolina Hurricanes has been helping individuals and families find a place to call home in all price ranges for over 26 years. A Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE), Certified Investor Agent Specialist (CIAS) and Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), Linda Craft has helped over 5,000 people maximize profits and minimize costs in the sale or purchase of a home. Whether you are buying your first home, dream home, investment property or need to sell for the highest value, the Linda Craft Team has the experience you need to achieve your real estate goals in the Greater Raleigh Area. For more information, please call 919.235.0007 or visit www.lindacraft.com.

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