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July 2013 Blog Posts (15)

Understanding Virtual Assistants Growing Demand In The Real Estate Market


With the current real estate market boom, the need for a virtual assistant or (VA) has also climbed a steady pace. As the number of houses, apartments, condo units, beachfront and other types of properties keep pouring in the market, realtors have their hands full with various tasks and services that having someone to assist in his various functions would no longer be a luxury but a…

Added by Pam Maglione on July 31, 2013 at 9:05am — No Comments

what happened to all the loan mods that didn't work out?

I have been selling reo properties for over 20 years and things were great. Now for the last 3 years most are gone and all short sales are being sold. But what happened to all those vacant homes that are just sitting there? where are all the fc that should be happening to the loan mods that couldn't be helped? Any ideas from anyone when we might see the next wave of vacant properties to hit? Also where is all the inventory from these banks?


Added by Diane Amato on July 30, 2013 at 7:35am — 12 Comments

Wisconsin June 2013 Housing Statistics

The Wisconsin housing statistics are in for June of 2013. Here is an excerpt from what the Wisconsin Realtors® Association (WRA) had to say:

Wisconsin home sales rose an impressive 11.4 percent in the first six months of 2013 compared to last year, according to recent statistics compiled by the Wisconsin REALTORS® Association (WRA). In June alone, Wisconsin home…


Added by Michael Collins, CDPE, SFR on July 25, 2013 at 1:41pm — No Comments

Bank Forecloses Wrong Home!

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As a REOPro, I am completely astonished by these types of stories and it never ceases to amaze me at just how scary the practices of some of these smaller banks can be. Do they just hire the bank President's son's best friend's sister…


Added by Jesus (Jesse) Gonzalez on July 25, 2013 at 7:40am — 1 Comment

Residential Capital Files for Bankruptcy

Sad to say but, another one bites the dust. See filing paperwork below.




Realtors, if you haven't already, you need to be protecting yourself and be sure you are getting reimbursements back on time in full. I am getting flooded by emails from agents who are owed lots of money.....lots of money and they aren't…


Added by Jesus (Jesse) Gonzalez on July 23, 2013 at 9:02am — 3 Comments

IAS - Integrated Asset Services LLC - BANKRUPT!

I don't know how many of you are IAS Vendors or Suppliers but, you likely are going to be getting these letters in the mail from their attorneys. See attached.




As the REO business starts shrinking, we can expect more and more of these companies to go out of business. Those of you still working for outsourced REO warned.

Added by Jesus (Jesse) Gonzalez on July 23, 2013 at 9:00am — 15 Comments


Hi Everyone!

I was recently completing a BPO for ClearCapital when it prompted me to accept or deny a background check.

It specified I either have the check done or risk not getting any more orders. Plus, it was mandatory and at my expense!

Is this fair?

We get low fees and when we do the work at times we don't get paid!!! states that every BPO company was going to make this mandatory and each time we have to pay for a back ground check for each…


Added by SANDRA E GLEICHER on July 23, 2013 at 12:38am — 19 Comments

Some Helpful Tips On How To Find The Perfect VA!

Busy business owners, executives and professionals sometimes have a hard time coping with their workload and get overwhelmed by all the tasks. There are times that they feel swamped and because of that feeling of helplessness, nothing gets done in the process. If this is the kind of feeling or atmosphere that you have, it might be time to hire an assistant or a virtual assistant to ease up on your busy schedule and for you to be more productive.

Now, finding the…


Added by Pam Maglione on July 22, 2013 at 12:13pm — No Comments

Success Plan for Investing in Rental Property

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It Takes a Good Plan to be Successful in Rental…


Added by Michael Collins, CDPE, SFR on July 18, 2013 at 11:18am — No Comments

Picking a Profitable Rental Property

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How to Pick Profitable Rental…


Added by Michael Collins, CDPE, SFR on July 16, 2013 at 9:29am — No Comments

Is Rental Property a Safe Investment

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Financial Gurus Still Believe Rental Property Is a Safe…


Added by Michael Collins, CDPE, SFR on July 15, 2013 at 12:11pm — No Comments

Adding the Title of Landlord Behind Your Name

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Things to Consider Before You Add "Landlord"…


Added by Michael Collins, CDPE, SFR on July 12, 2013 at 9:21am — No Comments

Preparing to Purchase that First Rental Home

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Advice About Purchasing…


Added by Michael Collins, CDPE, SFR on July 11, 2013 at 4:06pm — No Comments

Thank You for Being Open and Honest

Rock Realty Client Testimonials

"Mike & Matt,

Thank you so much for helping us find our dream home! We love it! Thank you for the many hours spent in research, travel, phone calls, and emails. Thank you for being open & honest with us every step of the way! We felt we could trust you 100%. We really enjoyed working with you and highly recommend you to others.


Kevin & Abby G. (Madison,…


Added by Michael Collins, CDPE, SFR on July 10, 2013 at 9:43am — No Comments

You are Paying for Motivation?

You are Paying for Motivation?

Ok….so, last week I was contacted by a lead generation company which, for now, will go nameless. I do like getting calls from these types of companies because, I love drilling the poor, unfortunate soul who has to try to convince me that I want to buy leads. Good luck with that. So, they guys starts of telling me that I can be the exclusive agent for their program in my area. They like using the word exclusive, it makes them sound important. He goes on…


Added by Jesus (Jesse) Gonzalez on July 10, 2013 at 7:43am — 2 Comments

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