Monday, November 7, 2011

Jacksonville REO Market

I've finally stepped out of my comfort zone and decided to try and list some REO properties! I'm a little spooked about it. I've heard the lenders can be difficult to deal with but I think I can handle it! You know that there are plenty of these listings to go around. I am so detail oriented and have been accused of being a little TOO concerned about the "small stuff".
I have created a web site and would appreciate any comments about it. It's simple, all I wanted to do was give people a way to get in touch with me. In the meantime.... I've started doing BPO's. These are Broker Price Opinions and are critical in the process of selling a short sale. When the lender gets an offer on a property, they order a BPO so they'll know if the offer is a good one. They are time consuming but I think they'll keep me very active in my market. I will also have a better understanding of how to help MY buyers make offers the lender would accept. I won't be able to sell any of the properties I actually do the BPO on, but it will help me with other homes in the area. The BPOR designation carries a lot of weight with the lenders.
They really need some help!!! As a BPO agent for the lender, I'll be their eyes and ears in the market. They don't just consider the price per square foot. They want to know detailed info that's only available to REALTORS. I learned a lot in the classes. I'll let you know how it goes...