I have had my Real Estate license since 1994, started doing bpo's and working with REO's since 1996. In 2004 I was asked to help manage an Reo Dept. our Real Estate Company had decided to start.Did that for 3 years and then decided to go back out into the REO world to list and sell again. I have not been sorry although I will admit when I was on the management side I got an hourly wage,benifits, and a bonus for every reo the agents that worked for us sold. Wait a minute, what's wrong with me??? I must have been smoking something funny when I decided to step out. :-) No actually the real reason was I got tired of some (not all) agents expecting everything handed to them with us doing most of the work. They didn't want to do the evictions, cash for keys, occupancy checks,etc.They thought we should do that. They just wanted to list and sell. I was still working 14 hours a day with the paper work,etc. Yes the last few months have been difficult,starting last Sept. , with the reo slow down in our area but I'm happy where I'm at and feel my business will pick up again. I know what the asset managers need and I'm good at it. I try to make their job and life alittle easier. I've been in their shoes , they don't have an easy job and many sleepless nights.