Just got off the phone with one of my REOPRO buddies. This site is such a great resource-(but that's another blog). We were discussing recent REO training we have both been "strong armed" into taking. Look, I am all for learning new information, and I don't believe I know it all. It started me thinking, in some States you can get a waiver from taking the Real Estate Broker Exam, if you have adequate education, experience etc. In the past 30 days I received 2 new REO certifications, In my opinion if an agent took this same training believing that when they finished they would know anything about actually listing an REO, they would be mistaken. One focused on BPO's- ok, yes we need to know how to do them, but I was a licensed Appraiser for 10 years, so can I get a waiver? The second certification focused on "Marketing the REO listing" If DOM (days on market) in my area is less than 30 days, with multiple offers on REO's I don't really believe this is an issue.I have been a Broker for 18 years, think I know how to do an open house- can I get a waiver please??