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Do some quick MLS research to find out what Altisource Homes is up to in your market as a listing brokerage. If you are an REO agent you might be surprised to find that Ocwen is listing properties with Altisource Homes offices that are not even in your state. Sure, sellers can list with anyone they want to but local agents should be aware of this growing trend. Why? you ask.
If you perform BPOs for Ocwen and Altisource you might just find your interior BPO pictures posted on someone else’s MLS listing. Think it can’t happen? I promise it can because it happened to me. When I called my local Altisource contact in New Delhi they assured me that I was mistaken and that it was impossible that Altisource Homes in Georgia (8 hours away) had received and used MY interior BPO photos in their MLS listing in my local market. They asked that I provide documentation and that the issue would be escalated.
I provided the documentation over 2 months ago and have not heard a peep from Altisource. I have stopped accepting work from Altisource and always refer to the fact that I am awaiting an explanation on this specific issue when I reject assignments.
Has anyone had similar experiences? I have had numerous conversations with REO listing agents about Ocwen at national conventions and decline to comment further about Ocwen.