Santa Cruz Real Estate Agent Earns Divorce Specialist Certification

Century 21 Showcase, REALTORS ®, agent Patti Lyles completes training to become certified real estate divorce specialist.

Santa Cruz, CA. October 2, 2016 – Professional Realtor® Patti Lyles of Century 21 Showcase, REALTORS ®., has earned the Real Estate Divorce Specialist (REDS™) Certification, which is issued by the non-profit Financial Divorce Association. Patti is one of few who has earned the certification in the state of California.

“Every year 1.2 million couples get divorced. And over 70% of these divorce cases involve either buying a home, selling a home or both.   Divorcing couples often go through one of the most stressful times in their lives, and they need all the help they can get—not just anyone’s help, but knowledgeable help that only a Real Estate Divorce Specialist™ (REDS) can provide.  I am only one of eight Realtors in the state of California who have earned the nationally recognized Real Estate Divorce Specialist™ certification, “ said Patti Lyles REALTOR® .

Patti trained to help clients address legal aspects of the divorce process as it relates to real estate. She studied various legal rulings, tax policies, and regulations. This specific training allows him to help his clients who are going through a divorce take advantage of certain tax laws that are specific to selling a home during the dissolving of a marriage.

Patti is currently a member of NAR®.

To contact Patti Lyles, call 831-335-2100 or email