Yes we all know it's tough to get into most REO departments at this stage. But I don't give up very easily! Yes I have been trying various personal networking opportunities and it's working and re-contacting the same doors (and emails) I knocked on 1 to 2 years ago.
So I have been spending many hours researching NEW companies or mergers of old one's that might get us new business. For instance I have been Googleing and other search engines looking at "Asset Manager jobs" or "Pre-Marketer" finding who is hiring and seeing if those are new or expanding companies. That always leads me to other things to click on or ideas or other companies to Google. It's kind of FUN actually (kinda like fishing). Ok, yeah I am a bit nuts, but I'm going to get business from being PRO-ACTIVE and helping people too!
YOU all need to not only think outside of the box but GET RID OF THE BOX ! You are an REO Agent and we are not normal, so accept that with grace and gratitude and use that as your gift to make a contribution to this world in some positive manner. Sure, the money is nice, so is helping those affected by the Foreclosure Crisis. Help someone first, then be rewarded. You already know this!
I can't say exactly all the companies that I have found and would say it has led to at least 8 to 10 new contacts of companies that appear to have potential REO Listings. I will try to make list of the NEW companies I have found in the next few days. I have emailed them all my resume via their "Contact Us" button. I don't even hesitate to send it and ASK directly for the business.
Please go out there and SEARCH for all of us in creative ways THEN SHARE what you find.
John Shipstead in the S.F. Bay Area