I can't help but need to vent after all these years.
I have been doing BPO and REO work since 2003. The fees are the same pittance they were back then but our expenses are out of this world (gas in particular). The companies have been raising the fees to the "average Joe--consumer" to have and "appraisal" (And I remind them I am not an appraiser). I hear the consumer tell me time and time again that they are being charged in the hundreds of dollars for interior orders. All the while, I get far less than that (I know, don't discuss what you make). It seems that new agents take these for extra spending money and don't care that they are hindering the bottom line for all of us. They take a few and are gone. Is there any way to get these companies to start paying the workers a higher price? We ARE doing all the leg work. In addition, I know of a few agents who let their spouse do these under their name. I have been holding my tongue for a long time. Any advice?