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  • 2017 BPO Signup List and Application Links
    Kim Knox
    Some Realtors make very reliable income on producing quality Broker Price Opinion Reports for various companies. Some Realtors complete them for the fee, others complete them in effort to win future REO Listings. Broker Price Opinion work is something that many REO Realtors begin with, because it is a crucial part of being an REO Listing Agent. The people hiring you for REO listings will expect you to be fluent in producing BPO reports to them, to help them determine a listing price. Broker Price Opinion work can be provided by BPO Mills. BPO mills are the companies that are only looking for BPO reports. They pay an agreed upon fee to the Realtor, and the report will not result in an REO listing. Most BPO Mills have no influence in hiring REO Listing Agents. If your purpose in completing BPO orders is not for the fee, but for future REO listings, be sure to ask the BPO source if they offer REO Listings before accepting. Some of the BPO Companies that offer REO Listings ask you to complete the BPO for FREE, so be careful if your goal is only the fee. I first completed BPO's to familiarize myself with what would be required as an REO Listing Agent. To do this, I worked for Mills, and got paid a fee to learn. Not a b...
    09-15-2014, 02:49 PM
  • LEAD Based Paint and Real Estate Sales
    Kim Knox
    All houses have the potential for lead contamination. For starters, lead is in the air. The lead in the air falls to the ground and accumulates there. It can then be carried into the house on clothing, tools, shoes, pets, etc. Although not a part of...
    06-02-2016, 02:27 PM
  • Real Estate Forum Member Rules
    Kim Knox
    Sitewide Code of Conduct & Rules Welcome to AgentLinkus.  We are glad you are here and hope you activity participate in the Real Estate Forums, Blogs, Articles, and Social Groups! By participating on AgentLinkus, you agree to adhere to our rules detailed below.  Members of AgentLinkus are responsible for reviewing our site rules. AgentLinkus reserves the right to modify site rules at any time. Your continued use of the AgentLinkus constitutes your consent to such changes.   It is important to adhere to Equal Housing Laws, as expected with any licensed Real Estate Professional. Take special care to convey yourself as intended.  In the rare case of a dispute between members, keep your post focused on the subject matter, rather than taking issue with the individual.  Members can flag any post that...
    09-26-2012, 01:33 PM
  • 2017 REO Signup List and Links to Applications
    Kim Knox
    2016 List of REO signups and outsourcers provided by me, an active REO Real Estate Broker in the State of Oregon. The most common question I get among aspiring REO Real Estate Brokers are how do I start to work for Banks, how do I get REO assignments?

    Through blood, sweat, and tears, I have put together a lengthy list of banks or outsourcers to sign up with to make application for REO Listing work. It is through my appreciation of how much time I can save fellow Brokers, that I share my findings. I also like the idea of helping people. If you appreciate my sharing my information, please subscribe as a VIP member on AgentLinkus.


    I should tell you that my method of obtaining REO work, was purely to apply through the channels that the Outsourcer or Asset Managers have made available. I am not a person who attends conferences or takes time away from work to get work. I have literally been to zero REO conferences. First, I hate to travel, and second, I can't take time off of work. I update my application information every 6 months, and I try to learn methods in which I can get an opportunity. Quite honestly, the majority of my assignments came because a previous Listing Agent made a mistake. If you are taking your first REO Listing, please be prepared with BPO experience so you don't screw up a big opportunity. If you mess up or do not meet their deadlines, they will re-assign the listing to someone else. No forgiveness in this business. Some Real Estate Brokers complain about REO Listing Agents being terrible or non-responsive, but I promise their Asset Managers are getting top notch service from them to keep them active. Be ready to do a great job for them. This may require you to enlist a more experienced REO Agent through your first few listings, if you have someone you can trust. REO Vendor requires a lot of applications to outsourcer...
    09-15-2014, 02:36 PM
  • Soliciting Probate Listings
    Kim Knox
    Probate is a legal process that the court oversees the estate of a deceased person to make sure the debts are paid the the estate is distributed to the heirs. Probate comes into play regardless if the deceased has a will, or doesn't have a will....
    08-29-2016, 02:01 PM
  • Well Water. What Realtors Need to Know!
    Chris Knox
    Wells are a regular part of transactions in rural Oregon. Here is a list of conditions and recommended testing, for your info. We have all looked turned on a faucet and suddenly been overtaken with an unwelcome smell. The go-to answer is to have a water quality test that includes all of the below. In my area, it costs around $250.00 to have the water collected by a licensed party and sent off to the lab. It us...
    06-02-2016, 02:29 PM
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