Many agents offer lunches, dinners and just about anything you can think of to get their foot in the door. Many AMs are put off by the blatant way some agents try to "buy" an opportunity to become an REO broker but some relish in the attention lavished on them. Whatever it is you do to get your foot in the door it is necessary to do a great job every time an assignment is given. Don't make the mistake of thinking just because you rubbed the AM the right way or are on friendly terms it will permit a substandard job. Granted AMs will understand mistakes will be made once in a while. However, if it happens on a consistent basis they will seek the path of less resistance.