No new orders today

Posted by: PalmBeach BPO

No new orders today - 09/07/09 04:46 AM

Banks are closed, is it a stupid question to ask if there will be no new orders today? I am in withdrawl. no find work.
Posted by: PA Roadkill

Re: No new orders today - 09/07/09 05:13 AM

Kind of weird. I actually got 2 on Sunday - didn't accept either one. One is so far away I wouldn't do it in any circumstance and the other had a due date of Monday. I don't work on Sunday or holidays.
Posted by: PalmBeach BPO

Re: No new orders today - 09/07/09 05:19 AM

I work every day. I loaded up on Friday but nothing new came in on Saturday.
Posted by: neudot

Re: No new orders today - 09/07/09 05:26 AM

I think companies threw a bunch of orders out there going into the weekend. Their employees get today off while some of us slave to catch up on our assignments. I drove 150 miles yesterday to photograph 8 assignments including one that's way out there. Some of these will be difficult, two are due today. If I don't get anything new today, it will be most welcome, as I've been slammed since the beginning of the month.
Posted by: PalmBeach BPO

Re: No new orders today - 09/07/09 05:30 AM

yea,I can't belive the miles I am putting on my car either. Tomorrow is going to be a monster day then. To change the subject for a minute. I can't understand why it's a 2 day exterior if you order sits in QC for 1 week with no QC issues. How annoying. I see my stuff sitting there.
Posted by: PalmBeach BPO

Re: No new orders today - 09/07/09 05:46 AM

I am going to answer my own question. I bet if your order sits in the QC for a long period of time they are doing the value reconciliation. sorry, this post should be in the EML topic.
Posted by: R. Danneskjold

Re: No new orders today - 09/07/09 09:30 AM

I welcome the day off, I can get caught up on some yard and house work. Even if they were working today, I wouldn't be.
Posted by: Grampa

Re: No new orders today - 09/07/09 09:59 AM

Work Work Work Dig Dig Dig. I envy those who can take off holidays. We got 4 assignments and a ton of MMRs due so no rest for the weary. Not complaining though glad to have the work.
Posted by: King of Internet

Re: No new orders today - 09/07/09 10:41 AM

Originally Posted By: Grampa
Work Work Work Dig Dig Dig. I envy those who can take of holidays. We got 4 assignments and a ton of MMRs due so no rest for the weary. Not complaining though glad to have the work.


Agreed. Ive got about 12 to upload today left from the weekend.

I cant imagine anything new being dropped today, unless perhaps it would be reassignments.
Posted by: R. Danneskjold

Re: No new orders today - 09/07/09 11:19 AM

If I don't consciously take the time off, I never will. Learned that one the hard way. I was up late last night closing out everything that had to be for today and tomorrow, put in a new listing, and sent off some invoices.
Posted by: Grampa

Re: No new orders today - 09/07/09 11:29 AM

We were told that you have to take time off and you will miss business regardless of when you do it. We reserve that conscious time off to visit grandbabies. (the oldest of which would wince at that term as she is 16)

Today is just not one of those days.
Posted by: PalmBeach BPO

Re: No new orders today - 09/07/09 11:57 AM

well, I just picked up an interior. so maybe there are reassignments
Posted by: P-Town

Re: No new orders today - 09/07/09 12:55 PM

I had offered to me about 30 minutes ago. I will let someoone else have it. I have done enough work this weekend.
Posted by: Analog Man

Re: No new orders today - 09/07/09 04:33 PM

I remember I used to worry about when I had all my orders completed. I would tell my wife, "Honey, I'm unemployed!" Sure enough, within a day or two I would be slammed.

Enjoy the slow time while it lasts. Take in a movie, or a night out on the town. Sure shootin', you'll be busy enough soon in this buiz and you'll wish you had the break.
Posted by: SrM

Re: No new orders today - 09/07/09 04:35 PM

Hi Brad! Long time no chat. I agree with you. It's either you're busy and your head is spinning or you're slow and complaining.
Posted by: Analog Man

Re: No new orders today - 09/08/09 05:38 AM

Hey Sara, nice to see you back on the MB. I sent you a PM.
Posted by: Sean_n_OK

Re: No new orders today - 09/08/09 09:21 AM

I had a couple pass QC with LA yesterday, but I didn't see any new order requests. I probably wouldn't have picked them up if I had unless they started dropping like crazy. I took the kids to the waterpark instead.
Posted by: Char K

Re: No new orders today - 09/17/09 07:25 AM

Lots of orders the first 12 days of the month, the last 5 nothing has come my way, but tomorrow is Friday! Usually if I plan that I don't want to work over the weekend more than I can handle shows up!
Posted by: Bluehoo

Re: No new orders today - 09/17/09 09:45 AM

Originally Posted By: Char K
Lots of orders the first 12 days of the month, the last 5 nothing has come my way, but tomorrow is Friday! Usually if I plan that I don't want to work over the weekend more than I can handle shows up!
Very dead for me too, especially my favorite, LS. I went from 25 - 30 a week to a whopping 3 all week. Labor Day weekend really took the wind out of BPO sails.
Posted by: CALIFBRKR

Re: No new orders today - 09/17/09 12:27 PM

Very quiet in CA, too. No orders have come through this morning....very odd. A good day for me to get caught up. smile
Posted by: RealtyPro

Re: No new orders today - 09/17/09 01:37 PM

Originally Posted By: CALIFBRKR
Very quiet in CA, too. No orders have come through this morning....very odd. A good day for me to get caught up. smile


Hey, thought it was just me! Its been sooooo quiet here all week! WTH??? I am relocating next week to another state and wanted to put in a little work since i will be down for 2 days traveling/unpacking....sigh....
Posted by: AgentinMA

Re: No new orders today - 09/17/09 02:58 PM

Nothing today for me either.. Bummer I usually get pounded with orders on Thursdays.
Posted by: 1thingCoach

Re: No new orders today - 09/17/09 03:02 PM

Very quiet for me here too! Thought I was being forgotten. We are down about 14 orders for the week.
Posted by: cleonard

Re: No new orders today - 09/17/09 04:20 PM

I'm quiet too. I thought it was me because I waited to download my new license to all my companies. I'm down about 30% for the week.
Posted by: ditty

Re: No new orders today - 09/17/09 04:42 PM

always relish the down times...LOL... Oh wait... I think I might be hungry...relish...hotdog...oh yea...I missed lunch...
Posted by: Analog Man

Re: No new orders today - 09/17/09 04:56 PM

I don't mind it being "slow". I feel it weeds out some of the newbies who think the BPO buiz is easy money 24/7. It being slow makes it more of a "job", which I feel deter some. I am still getting my 40+ orders for the week, It just took me an extra day or so to do it.
Posted by: CandyMan

Re: No new orders today - 09/17/09 05:06 PM

[quote=ditty]always relish the down times...LOL... Oh wait... I think I might be hungry...relish...hotdog...oh yea...I missed lunch... [/quote}

I'm headin' out for some "beans and dogs"........I've been getting orders most of the day......all seem to have their problems......"have completed the order in the past 60 days, incomplete address on order with no APN, no contact number for POC on interiors......and the list goes on........sooooooooooooooo, how was your day?...........lol
Posted by: Bunny

Re: No new orders today - 09/17/09 06:00 PM

this week is pretty busy, I don't complain about lack of orders at all. Seems that orders are flowing from mostly all companies I signed up with, some are from Find Work button (thanks to my husband who clicks on the button).
Posted by: Crazy 2

Re: No new orders today - 09/17/09 06:30 PM

..slow here.
Posted by: ditty

Re: No new orders today - 09/17/09 07:00 PM

busy...perhaps alittle slow with orders...but countering a offer on my REO listing that was just listed last Friday... and checking occupancies...Oh and by the way...Im a single gal this weekend so...I am happy that the BPO order are a little slow...wink...wink
Posted by: REO driven

Re: No new orders today - 09/17/09 08:27 PM

Slow here in the buckeye state. A few rush orders but little else.
Posted by: Doin' bpose

Re: No new orders today - 09/17/09 10:27 PM

average week for bpos. Saw action from some old friends. Big pistons were slower than normal
Posted by: MontyC21

Re: No new orders today - 09/18/09 06:44 AM

I'm slow, let some pass me by, inspections 50 miles away, RRRR can keep their $40 and a couple I know would keep me up at night trying to comp. Regular sales are keeping me busy.
Posted by: Here To There

Re: No new orders today - 09/18/09 08:23 AM

A few months back Ditty said she would dance for BPOs. Let's do it! This my BPO rain dance!

Posted by: ColoBroker

Re: No new orders today - 09/18/09 08:41 AM

That's pretty cool Steph. I guess with the slow down of orders you have time to dance huh? smile
Posted by: Crazy 2

Re: No new orders today - 09/18/09 09:14 AM

this week has been sooooooo slow for me....
Posted by: Char K

Re: No new orders today - 09/18/09 09:35 AM

As predicted the weekend is here and orders are flying!
Posted by: Char K

Re: No new orders today - 09/18/09 09:37 AM

Originally Posted By: BPObigolly
Slow here in the buckeye state. A few rush orders but little else.

Always glad to get some information about OHIO
Posted by: Gman

Re: No new orders today - 09/18/09 09:56 AM

Is anyone getting Landsafe orders? I usually get 4-5 in the morning and 4-5 in the afternoon, everyday. I got 3 in the morning yesterday and nothing since.
Posted by: 1thingCoach

Re: No new orders today - 09/18/09 03:47 PM

As usual...orders are pouring in. Busy, busy weekend. Wish I could learn to not worry about it.
Posted by: Bluehoo

Re: No new orders today - 09/18/09 07:29 PM

Originally Posted By: Gman
Is anyone getting Landsafe orders? I usually get 4-5 in the morning and 4-5 in the afternoon, everyday. I got 3 in the morning yesterday and nothing since.

I feel your pain. I got 1 Monday, 1 Tuesday, 1 Wednesday, 2 Thursday, and 5 today. That puts me down 20 for the week.
Posted by: Lin [*^_^*]

Re: No new orders today - 09/19/09 02:04 AM

I average about 40 orders a week. Only 17 total orders this week. Let's do the dance for bpo rains dancingguy
Posted by: Here To There

Re: No new orders today - 09/19/09 05:26 PM

I actually got a couple today from BOA.
Posted by: UZandBUZ

Re: No new orders today - 09/19/09 05:46 PM

We have averaged 39 a week this year. We have 40 for this week. 8 different companies.
Posted by: Here To There

Re: No new orders today - 09/19/09 06:41 PM

I think it depends on where you are and which companies you work with.
Posted by: super realtor

Re: No new orders today - 09/19/09 06:44 PM

Only have 5 this week but EASY BREEZY short site inspections which take 15 minutes to complete per order.

Inspections pay equal to bpo's with less time,hassle,and competition.
Posted by: ecrowe

Re: No new orders today - 09/19/09 08:41 PM

I was slammed last week. I'm exhausted! I'm hoping for a little break for the next few days.
Posted by: King of Internet

Re: No new orders today - 09/20/09 01:09 AM

the title of this thread is confusing. everyday when i log on here, i think there are no orders because it says "no new orders today".
Posted by: Char K

Re: No new orders today - 09/22/09 11:48 PM

I took more orders than I can handle becaus of no orders on Monday! I hate when that happens
Posted by: alodom7

Re: No new orders today - 09/25/09 01:36 PM

I didn't get any orders today. I just started getting them last week and things were going pretty sweet.
Posted by: Andrea C

Re: No new orders today - 09/25/09 01:54 PM

I only got one new order today so far. I shouldn't really complain since I am racing this weekend, but I need to keep financing my expensive hobby.
Posted by: Andrea C

Re: No new orders today - 09/28/09 04:13 PM

I haven't gotten a single new order today. Anyone else seeing the same thing?
Posted by: Here To There

Re: No new orders today - 09/28/09 04:17 PM

Originally Posted By: Andrea C
I haven't gotten a single new order today. Anyone else seeing the same thing?


Ditto.
Posted by: CandyMan

Re: No new orders today - 09/28/09 04:22 PM

My computer lit up like a Christmas tree, this morning.....tons of orders from many clients.....had to start cutting them off.....my assistant is getting married this week
......bummed me out when she said she wasn't taking her lap top with her on the honeymoon....lol. Where were these orders last Friday?.......only had 3........Based on past experience, I figured we'd be slow until the first......what do I know?
Posted by: ChristieS

Re: No new orders today - 09/28/09 04:53 PM

Got 2 today....not much but I will take it smile
Posted by: Here To There

Re: No new orders today - 09/28/09 05:11 PM

Originally Posted By: CandyMan
My computer lit up like a Christmas tree, this morning.....tons of orders from many clients.....had to start cutting them off.....my assistant is getting married this week
......bummed me out when she said she wasn't taking her lap top with her on the honeymoon....lol. Where were these orders last Friday?.......only had 3........Based on past experience, I figured we'd be slow until the first......what do I know?


Looks like assets are being released in some areas but not all.
Posted by: BPO Junkie

Re: No new orders today - 09/28/09 07:07 PM

It's been dead here in SoCal for the past few days.
Nothing...nada...
Posted by: alodom7

Re: No new orders today - 09/28/09 07:54 PM

I have not gotten anything since Thursday, I don't think I'll ever turn down anything again, besides Evaluation Solutions, because I turned down too much work last week.
Posted by: alodom7

Re: No new orders today - 09/29/09 11:09 AM

Nothing for me again today. Its cool hopefully things will pick up next week.
Posted by: Crazy 2

Re: No new orders today - 09/29/09 11:11 AM

slow here..haven't seen anything today
Posted by: Andrea C

Re: No new orders today - 09/29/09 11:34 AM

nothing for me either today. i'm not liking this!!
Posted by: Doug C

Re: No new orders today - 09/29/09 11:59 AM

Typical end of the month slowness. When it goes really dead the last week of the month I usually get slammed the first couple days of the next month.
Posted by: Detroit Realtor

Re: No new orders today - 09/29/09 12:06 PM

None yesterday, 1 today
Posted by: PalmBeach BPO

Re: No new orders today - 09/29/09 12:27 PM

you need to sign up with new companies. If it's slow then someone else has the orders.
Posted by: grexley

Re: No new orders today - 09/29/09 12:27 PM

Yeah it is dead here too, but not surprising as this is the end of the month.

But September had been a good month. My best in a long time. I was hoping to end it with a bang.
Posted by: alodom7

Re: No new orders today - 09/29/09 12:32 PM

Im only hoping for october, how many bpos do you guys typically get daily? i just started getting them last week, but i was getting a bunch
Posted by: super realtor

Re: No new orders today - 09/29/09 04:59 PM

Given that most of these BPO mills pay monthly it's my theory even when they get a big order in the end of the month they hold off a little. That way those bpo's get sent out for completion and cut on the next month's check.
Posted by: Detroit Realtor

Re: No new orders today - 09/29/09 05:03 PM

Yean and I think QC is slower to get to them at the end of the month also so they won't close out before the deadline.
Posted by: ....J~

Re: No new orders today - 09/29/09 05:21 PM

Actually these companies have no reason to keep your BPO's from going through at the end of the month because they can't start the net 30 day bill for the client until it's completed. It's in their interest to get your orders completed by the end of the month. I've spent too many month ends at a computer until 3am on a saturday trying to get these in before the last day of the month expires.

J~
Posted by: Here To There

Re: No new orders today - 09/29/09 05:34 PM

MSVJ~,

You mentioned recently that at moratorium had just expired, where were most of those newly released properties located?
Posted by: ....J~

Re: No new orders today - 09/29/09 05:46 PM

It's the Cali Moratorium that just expired Sept 15th. Were you hoping for TX?

J~
Posted by: CALIFBRKR

Re: No new orders today - 09/29/09 05:46 PM

I'm in So. Calif. Very, very slow so far this week.
Posted by: ....J~

Re: No new orders today - 09/29/09 05:52 PM

Ah... You're in Riverside. I feel sorry for you already. I've watched the bidding wars go on there lately. It's crazy.

J~
Posted by: Here To There

Re: No new orders today - 09/29/09 05:56 PM

Originally Posted By: MSVJ~
It's the Cali Moratorium that just expired Sept 15th. Were you hoping for TX?

J~


Yes I was. Any info about Texas?
Posted by: REOsRock

Re: No new orders today - 09/29/09 06:00 PM

I have come to a screeching halt for the past 3 days, only 1 BPO order. Really slow.
Posted by: ....J~

Re: No new orders today - 09/29/09 06:01 PM

You mean besides the fact that its large and I've never been there? Or the fact that most of the markets are beginning to stabalize which means that clients are going to probably be less inclined to take short sale offers in the upcomming months and REO business should return if my crystal ball is right?

J~

P.S. The crystal ball is not always acurate, it only hopes for the best and prepares for the worst. Crystal ball is a matter of perception backed by forcasts and data and should only be taken seriously in the fact that it does turn out acurate about 33% the time. No liability for crystal ball should befall the holder of said item as she is as failable as every other human being and public floggings are not appreciated by herself. (Though the general population might disagree as they seem to provide comic relief)
Posted by: Here To There

Re: No new orders today - 09/29/09 06:18 PM

Originally Posted By: MSVJ~
You mean besides the fact that its large and I've never been there? Or the fact that most of the markets are beginning to stabalize which means that clients are going to probably be less inclined to take short sale offers in the upcomming months and REO business should return if my crystal ball is right?

J~

P.S. The crystal ball is not always acurate, it only hopes for the best and prepares for the worst. Crystal ball is a matter of perception backed by forcasts and data and should only be taken seriously in the fact that it does turn out acurate about 33% the time. No liability for crystal ball should befall the holder of said item as she is as failable as every other human being and public floggings are not appreciated by herself. (Though the general population might disagree as they seem to provide comic relief)


Your crystal ball was working when you released info about Cali so asking about Texas didn't seem unreasonable.
Posted by: Crazy 2

Re: No new orders today - 09/29/09 06:28 PM

REO and short sales all order bpo's...I'm in California and it's slow here too. MSVJ- don't you think the market stabilizing and the increase of short sales leads to more short sales? That would be my guess but my crystal ball is in the shop smile
Posted by: neudot

Re: No new orders today - 09/29/09 06:30 PM

Actually I welcome a bit of a slowdown so I can get caught up on some things around the house. Sept was almost a best month ever, missing it by only a couple hundred bucks.

I have some new learning curves to deal with...new camera..new cell phone...Quickbooks Pro...Adobe Creative Suite....my new DVD player. My head is spinning enough from all that stuff.
Posted by: Bluehoo

Re: No new orders today - 09/29/09 06:58 PM

Bombed here, after my worse month ever.
Posted by: kegmm

Re: No new orders today - 09/29/09 10:03 PM

not trying to gloat but I got a new listing that isn't crap today and it is my birthday...woo hoo!
Posted by: cleonard

Re: No new orders today - 09/29/09 10:36 PM

Last week was my slowest in months with only 15. I already have 14 this week. Eleven today. Go figure.
Posted by: Doin' bpose

Re: No new orders today - 09/29/09 10:49 PM

Averages are the products of extremes.
Posted by: Doin' bpose

Re: No new orders today - 09/29/09 10:55 PM

Originally Posted By: MSVJ~
You mean besides the fact that its large and I've never been there? Or the fact that most of the markets are beginning to stabalize which means that clients are going to probably be less inclined to take short sale offers in the upcomming months and REO business should return if my crystal ball is right?

J~

P.S. The crystal ball is not always acurate, it only hopes for the best and prepares for the worst. Crystal ball is a matter of perception backed by forcasts and data and should only be taken seriously in the fact that it does turn out acurate about 33% the time. No liability for crystal ball should befall the holder of said item as she is as failable as every other human being and public floggings are not appreciated by herself. (Though the general population might disagree as they seem to provide comic relief)


Does that crystal ball include higher interest rates in the forcast?
Posted by: BpoBill

Re: No new orders today - 09/29/09 11:03 PM

This entire year has been very busy with bpos. Non stop every single day. I cant complain since I like the money, but it requires a few vacations every year.
Posted by: Char K

Re: No new orders today - 09/30/09 07:17 AM

September was a fairly good month for me too. But like so many of us, I realize that a good month generally makes up for a prior slow month or a forthcoming one! If I were trying to questimate the cycle, I realize after 2 years, I still don't have a clue. It's the first month in the quarter that is the best? the last month is the best? I don't think the "cycle"is anything I'm using as the qualifier. It's some random thing that is unique to our individual areas.Sometimes we have the work we want and more than we want, and sometimes we are wishing for work. dancingguy
Posted by: alodom7

Re: No new orders today - 09/30/09 08:05 AM

Got 1 0rder from eval, but of course i turned it down.
Posted by: Chuck78

Re: No new orders today - 09/30/09 12:24 PM

Slow here, anyone hear when properties in northern Ohio will begin to move?
Posted by: jbentley

Re: No new orders today - 09/30/09 12:41 PM

Well, maybe when the Southwestern Ohio properties start to move?
I agree, it is slow
Posted by: Andrea C

Re: No new orders today - 09/30/09 12:57 PM

3 orders today so far. Better than nothing I guess.
Posted by: MontyC21

Re: No new orders today - 09/30/09 07:09 PM

The floodgates have opened this afternoon for me from many different companies!
Posted by: alodom7

Re: No new orders today - 10/01/09 07:31 AM

All week just 1 order and from Eval, I hope it picks up next month. I was thinking about doing this full-time.
Posted by: King of Internet

Re: No new orders today - 10/01/09 10:34 AM

Originally Posted By: alodom7
All week just 1 order and from Eval, I hope it picks up next month. I was thinking about doing this full-time.


Hope you like doing free work!
Posted by: smg

Re: No new orders today - 10/01/09 10:50 AM

Yeah, the Eval order is great practice. There will be no compensation for that order. If by some wierd chance they do pay, it will not be in time for Holiday shopping.

I will lay odds on that.
Posted by: Crazy 2

Re: No new orders today - 10/01/09 10:52 AM

you guys are so negative! They told me my check was in the mail from May orders and that the reason it's taking so long is because I'm ALL the way in California...I'd post more but I think the Easter Bunny is on the phone..gotta go.
Posted by: TheTexasGal

Re: No new orders today - 10/01/09 10:54 AM

Now to be fair.... they did pay me a couple of years ago. It took a dozen phone calls and several threats, but I got paid.
Posted by: alodom7

Re: No new orders today - 10/01/09 11:05 AM

No, I always turn them down or press ignore.
Posted by: northtxbroker

Re: No new orders today - 10/01/09 02:39 PM

Originally Posted By: Crazy 2
They told me my check was in the mail from May orders and that the reason it's taking so long is because I'm ALL the way in California.

I hate it when my checks get sent with the Pony Express. It always takes 8 months. Those b@st@rds!
Posted by: Andrea C

Re: No new orders today - 10/08/09 03:20 PM

Nothing for me yet today. frown
Posted by: PalmBeach BPO

Re: No new orders today - 10/08/09 03:32 PM

swamped. slow monday, but turning them down today.... it will pick up for you
Posted by: smg

Re: No new orders today - 10/08/09 03:34 PM

Location, location, location.
Posted by: PalmBeach BPO

Re: No new orders today - 10/08/09 03:58 PM

yup. I picked up today the 4th townhome in the same complex. I see this all the time. Street by street here.
Posted by: Char K

Re: No new orders today - 10/08/09 05:07 PM

I think it's really quite in my neck of the woods,eval has been sending orders for Help all week, one or two others but the orders are all at least 20 miles away.........
Posted by: grexley

Re: No new orders today - 10/09/09 12:04 PM

Originally Posted By: smg
Location, location, location.


Yeah, some cities are hot for BPOs now, but a lot more are cool.

Now is a great time for BPO agents to move to AZ. Cheap houses, plenty of work.
Posted by: Andrea C

Re: No new orders today - 10/09/09 12:11 PM

I ended up getting one order late last night, but nothing new today. I was hoping to load up before the weekend.
Posted by: thetrinity

Re: No new orders today - 10/09/09 04:33 PM

Nothing for me with the exception of Eval which I am ignoring until they for ones already completed.
Posted by: smg

Re: No new orders today - 10/09/09 04:48 PM

So, if they paid you hyou would do more? NOt me....if somebody drages their feet and makes me go through a bunch of aggravation to get paid, we do not start from square one and do it again...I would be happy I got paid and not want to go through tht mess again. Too many good outfits out there and you deserve better...


My .02
Posted by: Andrea C

Re: No new orders today - 10/09/09 05:01 PM

Well, I didn't get any new orders this afternoon. Probably going in to the worst weekend I've had for a long time. 1 ORDER! frown
Posted by: ditty

Re: No new orders today - 10/09/09 05:15 PM

Andrea...how could not having orders...make for the worst weekend yet???? note my tag line...I am going to enjoy my time...off
Posted by: Andrea C

Re: No new orders today - 10/09/09 05:20 PM

Christmas is coming. I'd like to buy Porche a new Louis Vuitton collar and want to buy mom a new scooter. Need the orders, need the orders. I'm on a mission. Hehe.
Posted by: CandyMan

Re: No new orders today - 10/09/09 06:58 PM

Originally Posted By: ditty
Andrea...how could not having orders...make for the worst weekend yet???? note my tag line...I am going to enjoy my time...off


You aren't going to believe this, but, I've turned down over $1400 in orders in the past 5 days.....all my kids have been driftin' in here since Saturday....youngest is heading back to the "sand box" at the end of this month.....third trip.....I've been trying to take a "time out".....was only accepting orders that were close to my house.....As of the time of this post, I have no orders for the weekend......orders have been driftin' in all day.....was sure hard to turn them down.....just hope this cycle continues into next week......
Posted by: ditty

Re: No new orders today - 10/09/09 07:16 PM

Hug,Hug...them all...
Posted by: Grampa

Re: No new orders today - 10/11/09 09:10 PM

You are turning them down for the best of reasons.

It is my hope that Karma brings you 10 fold.

I also Hope the sandboxer gets home safe and sound.

I have 2 in extended family that are there for 3rd and 4th tours.
Posted by: Char K

Re: No new orders today - 10/13/09 07:04 AM

Things will start heating up tomorrow. I'm off to visit family in Chicago and although I could have handled lots of work in the past 5 days (only got 2 orders), the law of nature will take it's course and I'm suspecting that tomorrow when I should be packing and getting out of here, the orders will start to fly ( well anyway it's my wishful thinking for us all!)
Posted by: Peace ☼

Re: No new orders today - 10/13/09 09:26 AM

Bring a coat or jacket...It gets really chilly at night.
We are living up to our name (Windy City) early this year :-)
Posted by: linnea213

Re: No new orders today - 10/13/09 10:00 AM

Guess the holiday is over woke up to 15 FARVV orders....Ugh!!!
Posted by: CandyMan

Re: No new orders today - 10/13/09 11:03 AM

Originally Posted By: Grampa
You are turning them down for the best of reasons.

It is my hope that Karma brings you 10 fold.

I also Hope the sandboxer gets home safe and sound.

I have 2 in extended family that are there for 3rd and 4th tours.


Back in business.........yesterday started out slow.....more of the same this morning......caught one order, yesterday......waited til today to take pictures.....bad move....raining cats and dogs...maybe get good pics of some ducks.......lol
Posted by: LeanneC

Re: No new orders today - 10/13/09 11:17 AM

Tons of orders today, but all interiors.....
Posted by: linnea213

Re: No new orders today - 10/13/09 01:59 PM

I hate interiors, no one ever calls back!
Posted by: smg

Re: No new orders today - 10/13/09 02:11 PM

QC at EML is back to a crawl....they wre moving along pretty briskly for awhile....
Posted by: LeanneC

Re: No new orders today - 10/13/09 02:24 PM

linnea213 your right, no one calls back and then when they do you have to explain what/why/how/when, blah, blah, blah to them over and over so they understand what you are doing. Then after all that explain that you can't give them the results. Not worth the time and hassle....
Posted by: Andrea C

Re: No new orders today - 10/13/09 02:35 PM

I haven't gotten an order in the past few days. frown
Posted by: Analog Man

Re: No new orders today - 10/13/09 03:38 PM

I am slow, and come to think about, its the slowest I can remember in the past three years. I'm still getting orders, but its like pulling teeth. I don't mind the "break" so much as for a while I was feeling like a slave to this buiz.
Posted by: Ryan

Re: No new orders today - 10/13/09 03:52 PM

I think Brad is my polar opposite. Slowest month in three years for him. Busiest month in three years for me.

Weird how that stuff works.
Posted by: STEW

Re: No new orders today - 10/13/09 05:00 PM



It's all about location..I am in Brad's market area..also slowest last 2 weeks in a year. First time I have had to hit "find work" in over a year. Very few direct assignments.

Really odd how all these companies go cold at once..
Posted by: UZandBUZ

Re: No new orders today - 10/13/09 07:27 PM

We, (the wife and I), have averaged 39.3 orders a week for the last 17 months. We received 11 orders Monday and 12 today. We can project that we will probably have over 50 this week. I do not at this time use any type of bpo automation. We just work hard,.. try to produce a quality product. We enjoy big weeks...and we enjoy slow weeks. (I have been doing bpos for 2 years)
Posted by: jmorse11

Re: No new orders today - 10/15/09 01:27 PM

Hello all i am a fairly new agent who has just started doing BPO's. so far so good however i signed up with aound 100 companies and have only gotten 2 jobs. Am i supposed to be calling them everyday or am i just supposed to sit back and wait. I see people on here talking about how they do 30 a week!! does that all come in time with a company or am i just signing up with wrong companies? Is there a way to "find work" like stated in the forum a few above this one? thanks for the help
Posted by: theghosthorse

Re: No new orders today - 10/15/09 01:41 PM

As far as new agents go I started doing BPOs full time in March of '06. I think I did 13 orders the first week and thought I was the best thing since sliced bread. Order flow steadily increased and within a couple of months I was doing 30-50 orders per week like clockwork. I wont go into how many I am doing now (I get yelled at for bragging on here all the time), but if you work hard and treat this as a serious business, you should do ok.
Posted by: PalmBeach BPO

Re: No new orders today - 10/15/09 01:53 PM

My wife and I also started in January of this year. With assignment companies you have to prove yourself. If you turn them in before deadline and have little QC issues, you then have coordinators sending you orders. But I agree, it depends on your location. I live in a big distress property area. I still get the bulk of my orders thru EML blasts. I get about 15 per week from assignment companies. We do over 35 per week.
Posted by: jmorse11

Re: No new orders today - 10/15/09 02:05 PM

ok well thank you i guess i will just keep on waiting and keep looking for more companies to sign up with. i have 2 list so i guess ill just keep going. Is there more than 100 companies out there? Also If you had to pick 5 of the most work producing which ones would you recommend? thanks
Posted by: Tonya D

Re: No new orders today - 10/15/09 02:39 PM

crawling here sleep
Posted by: jmorse11

Re: No new orders today - 10/15/09 02:41 PM

Do the companies only send them to us in the mornings or do they send them all day long?
Posted by: PalmBeach BPO

Re: No new orders today - 10/15/09 03:04 PM

It depends on the company. One assign company always gives us work after 4 pm on Friday. Make sure you read online and find out what companies don't pay. I have one assign company that is 65 days behind and owes me 600. I hope I see the money. They have 1 girl in accounting and she is allergic to writing out checks....
Posted by: jmorse11

Re: No new orders today - 10/15/09 03:08 PM

lol will do. i know i have already seen quite a few on here and ill post any that i run across thanks
Posted by: MontyC21

Re: No new orders today - 10/15/09 04:12 PM

I am having a great month so far and I have turned down quite a few. The orders I am getting seem to be more houses going to auction soon. Fewer for Short Sales, wish I could interpret this info but I am happy with the work!
Posted by: PalmBeach BPO

Re: No new orders today - 10/15/09 04:20 PM

me too, alot of pre-auction dumps. Why is QC bananas today. Three seperate times I have been questioned on auction properties.. Waste of 1 hour of my time.
Posted by: Detroit Realtor

Re: No new orders today - 10/15/09 05:39 PM

Originally Posted By: Tonya D
crawling here sleep


I thought it's was just me. lol
Posted by: New Vendor

Re: No new orders today - 10/15/09 06:29 PM

In L.A., Cal and it has been slow for 2 months. Now maybe it is just me. When I read about vendors getting 20-30 orders a week it seems like it is in Arizona or Florida. Vendor in Los Angeles give me input.
Posted by: Analog Man

Re: No new orders today - 10/15/09 06:50 PM

Originally Posted By: brad34695
I am slow, and come to think about, its the slowest I can remember in the past three years. I'm still getting orders, but its like pulling teeth. I don't mind the "break" so much as for a while I was feeling like a slave to this buiz.


I wish now I could delete that post of mine. The flood gates opened for me beginning yesterday and have continued today. Talk about going from 0-60 in the blink of an eye!
Posted by: REO driven

Re: No new orders today - 10/15/09 07:03 PM

The big bird dumped several on me today. Actually have high number to complete. Been slow lately
Posted by: MontyC21

Re: No new orders today - 10/15/09 07:13 PM

But the floodgates opening is a good thing-Right?
Posted by: Analog Man

Re: No new orders today - 10/15/09 07:22 PM

Oh yes, good. It just amazes me how you can go from hardly anything to being almost busier than heck in a matter of hours!
Posted by: MontyC21

Re: No new orders today - 10/15/09 07:25 PM

Yeah-what a rush! Must be what the EMT's go through on a busy night!
Posted by: smg

Re: No new orders today - 10/15/09 07:33 PM

I have nine due by tomorrow at 2:00.....bunches to do over the weekend....busy, busy.
Posted by: Andrea C

Re: No new orders today - 10/21/09 04:06 PM

Wow, is it slow this week!! I've only gotten 3 orders. frown How is it looking for everyone else?
Posted by: MontyC21

Re: No new orders today - 10/21/09 04:10 PM

I am having my best month so far this year. I am also turning down many because of the lower fees. So here in my neck of the woods-it's rockin'!!
Posted by: Detroit Realtor

Re: No new orders today - 10/21/09 04:10 PM

Got 2 on monday, 9 yestersday, and 1 so for today. Been up and down,
Posted by: Doug C

Re: No new orders today - 10/21/09 04:26 PM

Been my busiest month yet. But yesterday was slow and today is completely dead.
Posted by: P-Town

Re: No new orders today - 10/21/09 07:38 PM

Lots of orders in my area the last three weeks. Also, they have been from many different companies. I have not seen this many orders since late Winter or early Springs. REO's are coming?
Posted by: RealtyPro

Re: No new orders today - 10/22/09 07:37 PM

busy busy busy....im not complaining! i finished 11 today with 1 company, 2 with another....pre-planning tomorrow already. before you ask....i got someone else taking my pics. lol
Posted by: Andrea C

Re: No new orders today - 10/22/09 07:43 PM

I think I actually had a decent day. Made up for the horrible day yesterday. I snagged 8 of the today. Yippee!!!
Posted by: REO4freedom

Re: No new orders today - 10/22/09 09:06 PM

I've snagged 11 today. I had my best week ever last week with 43.
Posted by: CandyMan

Re: No new orders today - 10/22/09 09:16 PM

SS sent at least 12 today that I had to turn down......5 were within 2 miles from my home office....I'm currently buried.....where were these last week?.....go figure
Posted by: StLbpo's

Re: No new orders today - 10/23/09 12:13 AM

nothing but crickets chirping here......
Posted by: Here To There

Re: No new orders today - 10/23/09 07:58 AM

Originally Posted By: CandyMan
SS sent at least 12 today that I had to turn down......5 were within 2 miles from my home office....I'm currently buried.....where were these last week?.....go figure


My question is where were these in September? grin
Posted by: Keypoint

Re: No new orders today - 10/26/09 09:34 AM

I have not gotten any orders since Friday, am I the only one?
Posted by: smg

Re: No new orders today - 10/26/09 10:19 AM

LOL-- So, you did not get any of Saturday and Sunday? Monday just started....
Posted by: StLbpo's

Re: No new orders today - 10/26/09 11:43 PM

still...nothing but crickets chirping here......
Posted by: Andrea C

Re: No new orders today - 10/26/09 11:45 PM


I took 2 from MVS this morning. I was really hoping to finish off the month strong.
Posted by: CandyMan

Re: No new orders today - 10/27/09 12:15 AM

I swear, the BPO god's just don't play fair. Last week, I turned down ton's of orders due to order overload. Last Friday, which is usually a high order day (my slate was clear by then) nada....one order came in on Saturday. This week started off strong...even got orders from companies that I haven't heard from in a while......only have one problem....have to take the next 7 to 10 days off......just can't seem to win in this round. Oh well, better luck next round......
Posted by: Char K

Re: No new orders today - 10/27/09 07:41 AM

There were orders flying from ORT but none in my area, EP was out there too but somehow they both send everything within a 20 mile radius with no attention to zips I would cover.
Posted by: grexley

Re: No new orders today - 10/27/09 03:34 PM

Only 1 order so far this week. Its been a good month but a dead period like this always brings out that twinge of fear the orders might never come back.
Posted by: nikki66972

Re: No new orders today - 10/27/09 04:10 PM

I have 23 this week and 40 last week. Everything seems to be okay, at least in No. California. Stop worrying.
Posted by: Don Price (Pine)

Re: No new orders today - 10/27/09 04:16 PM

nikki - i got to admit that clown is scary - are you thinking of something for after Halloween - clowns have always freaked me out since I met Clarabell. (Sorry - maybe to much late SyFy )
Posted by: CandyMan

Re: No new orders today - 10/27/09 04:25 PM

Originally Posted By: nikki66972
I have 23 this week and 40 last week. Everything seems to be okay, at least in No. California. Stop worrying.


Consider putting me on your Christmas list......some of those orders may be the ones I turned down in the past 8 days........lol....I should be back in the mix by Monday.
Posted by: nikki66972

Re: No new orders today - 10/27/09 05:58 PM

Talk about scary . . .CandyMan, CandyMan.
I can't stand clowns either. I'm trying to overcome my fear. Hopefully it doesn't send others to therapy. LOL
Posted by: Jwalkbpo

Re: No new orders today - 10/30/09 04:50 PM

Its been a pretty slow week. Only 8 orders the entire week! 1 of them flaked out on me and wouldn't let me inside, so technically I only got 7. Anyone else???
Posted by: Detroit Realtor

Re: No new orders today - 10/30/09 04:56 PM

SLOW!!!
Posted by: Char K

Re: No new orders today - 10/30/09 06:09 PM

Originally Posted By: Jwalkbpo
Its been a pretty slow week. Only 8 orders the entire week! 1 of them flaked out on me and wouldn't let me inside, so technically I only got 7. Anyone else???

That a perfect week for me! I only had 5!!!
Posted by: REO4freedom

Re: No new orders today - 10/31/09 08:32 PM

I've done 145 BPO's this month. This is a record for me!
Posted by: Jwalkbpo

Re: No new orders today - 10/31/09 10:07 PM

[quote=REO4freedom]I've done 145 BPO's this month. This is a record for me! [/quote]
Well you get a gold star!!!! Just kidding, thats definitely good. It is crazy though how much things can fluctuate from week to week or even day to day. Sometimes its like its pouring rain in BPO orders, then weeks where they trickle in and you wonder what happened to them.
Posted by: alodom7

Re: No new orders today - 11/03/09 01:48 PM

Today is the slowest day I've had for a while. I had about 11 orders yesterday, but none today.
Posted by: PalmBeach BPO

Re: No new orders today - 11/03/09 01:59 PM

Then you can catch up. I got 15 on Friday. 10 of them were pains without decent comps. They took the entire weekend to get done. Again today they are rolling in.
Posted by: cleonard

Re: No new orders today - 11/03/09 02:06 PM

I missed 3 from RRR. I used to never miss them and now its about 50/50 if I get them. Otherwise an average week.
Posted by: alodom7

Re: No new orders today - 11/03/09 02:12 PM

I get a little anxious early on. Yesterday I was going to post that I didn't have anything at 9am, and then at like 1:30 pm thing just got crazy. I'm hoping the same thing happens today.
Posted by: alodom7

Re: No new orders today - 11/03/09 02:14 PM

As I am typing I get my first order, which is an interior. Sweet
Posted by: barb43

Re: No new orders today - 11/03/09 02:20 PM

My week is revving up. Not gonna complain about that. Spent the morning on the run taking photos, the afternoon has been spent collecting rents, and now I have an hour in the office to chill out and go through my in-box. smile
Posted by: CandyMan

Re: No new orders today - 11/03/09 03:15 PM

Yesterday, was good for a Monday. Today, they've been throwing $55 interiors at me and I threw them back.....they're getting pretty good at playin' catch.....lol. The BPO gods must be smilin' on me. Most orders accepted have been 24 hour rush exteriors, $65 to $70...all close to me......with lots of great comps to boot.....Ya just got to love it when this happens.
Posted by: bsareo

Re: No new orders today - 11/03/09 05:56 PM

MDA is dropping thousands of $27 quickforms tomorrow and Wednesday. My contact from there called an hour ago and said to be ready.
Posted by: bpojoe

Re: No new orders today - 11/04/09 10:37 AM

slowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww this month---had to suck up and take some cheapie OR's

hope it picks up--
Posted by: bpojoe

Re: No new orders today - 11/04/09 11:09 PM

spoke too soon---
just got slammmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmed...
back on track--no sleep tomorrow i guess
Posted by: CandyMan

Re: No new orders today - 11/05/09 12:15 AM

No sleep tomorrow?......try tonight....got two hours last night.....looks about the same tonight. EML went dead...BB and AVM blew my doors off.
Posted by: King of Internet

Re: No new orders today - 11/05/09 12:19 AM

ive been sleeping on my couch the last couple night with a sick wife hogging up my whole king size bed. the nerve of her!
Posted by: CandyMan

Re: No new orders today - 11/05/09 12:31 AM

Sorry to hear about the wife being sick...I think I must have fell asleep at the computer, this afternoon.....When I came to, I went into the bathroom, looked in the mirror and saw an imprint of the keyboard on my forehead......lol
Posted by: King of Internet

Re: No new orders today - 11/05/09 12:34 AM

hahahaha!
Posted by: REO4freedom

Re: No new orders today - 11/05/09 01:13 AM

With a late night blast from EML and PCV I finished the day with 17 orders.
Posted by: Lin [*^_^*]

Re: No new orders today - 11/05/09 01:31 AM

Hey..Thanks for the tips. Just picked up 2 from EML smile
Posted by: MountainBPO

Re: No new orders today - 11/05/09 03:42 AM

crazy day... 37 new orders today
Posted by: PalmBeach BPO

Re: No new orders today - 11/05/09 04:38 AM

yea, the eml orders have been coming in all night
Posted by: Analog Man

Re: No new orders today - 11/05/09 07:57 AM

Originally Posted By: bpojoe
spoke too soon---
just got slammmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmed...
back on track--no sleep tomorrow i guess



Sleep???
Nah, this stuff works and increases your income!!!

http://www.drugs.com/provigil.html

You can be awake about 42 out of 48 hours without being tired. I will confess that when you hit your "wall" at the end of the 48 hours you will crash!
Posted by: Blossom

Re: No new orders today - 11/05/09 09:10 AM

FYI.............

Provigil side effects
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Stop using Provigil and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:

fever, sore throat, headache, and vomiting with a severe blistering, peeling, and red skin rash;

bruising, severe tingling, numbness, pain, muscle weakness;

easy bruising or bleeding;

white patches or sores inside your mouth or on your lips;

hallucinations, unusual thoughts or behavior;

depression, anxiety; or

chest pain, uneven heart beats.

Less serious Provigil side effects may include:

headache, dizziness;

feeling nervous or agitated;

nausea, diarrhea;

trouble sleeping (insomnia); or

dry mouth.

This is not a complete list of side effect
Posted by: smg

Re: No new orders today - 11/05/09 09:21 AM

Well, sounds like side effects that may occur from dang near everything.
Posted by: MountainBPO

Re: No new orders today - 11/06/09 02:19 AM

Provigil is not that bad.... I have been on it for some time... I have a rare sleeping problem where I have the poo-poo platter of sleeping disorders as I am an insomniac, have sleep apnea, and have hyper-somnia (i feel asleep at a long stop light with my family in the car, and that's when I went to a sleep specialist for help.)

The combination of Provigil and a CPAP have done wonders for my quality of life....

Provigil is very mild, not like alot of those Uppers (Ephedra based, crack, whatever) and you can still fall asleep when you have taken it....

It really is not that bad
Posted by: Analog Man

Re: No new orders today - 11/06/09 06:54 AM

I agree and I don't want to make it sound like I am a Provigil "junkie". I take it from time to time when I am "swamped" with work as it increases my production because I don't require as much sleep. Its all about moderation, right??

The most adverse side effect that I have had with the Rx are vivid dreams. I guess this is because the drug stimulates your brain and CNS, therefore whenever you dream when you are on the drug you actually think its happening! Really weird but kind of cool at the same time. The drug is now popular on college campuses, and the pills are know as "Zombies". Students take them to increase their awareness, thus getting higher test scores and comprehension when studying.

Bottom line, if its good enough for our troops then its good enough for me.

http://www.modafinil.com/article/soldiers.html
Posted by: Char K

Re: No new orders today - 11/06/09 09:37 AM

only 2 orders this week some I couldn't grab but wouldn't call this a bang up week! doin' the dance dancingguy
Posted by: Crazy 2

Re: No new orders today - 11/06/09 10:45 AM

Keep dancing! I turned down orders early part of the week and kicking myself now. Weeks like this make me think I got fired by everybody at the same time.....not even a call from the "evilone"..
Posted by: Ellen45

Re: No new orders today - 11/06/09 10:47 AM

I have been dead for weeks and then suddenly on Weds the floodgates opened and I've been offered more orders than I have in total for the past three or four weeks. Go figure.
Posted by: Andrea C

Re: No new orders today - 11/06/09 11:41 AM

I was flooded in the beginning of the week as well but haven't had a single order for 2 days.
Posted by: alodom7

Re: No new orders today - 11/06/09 12:11 PM

I'll try to never complain about being slow again. I've got just enough
Posted by: Grampa

Re: No new orders today - 11/06/09 12:15 PM

Everyone must have gotten busy. Shout box is very quite. We even got a new REO today. Perhaps the signing of the extension for homebuyer credit has some thinking it is time to move a few through the system.
Posted by: Grampa

Re: No new orders today - 11/06/09 12:19 PM

As soon as I say the shout box is quiet it livens up.
Posted by: barb43

Re: No new orders today - 11/06/09 03:20 PM

Well, I've been pretty busy all week, thankfully, but am now finished -- so I was hoping FV would drop me a handful to work on over the weekend. LOL Hasn't happened yet tho'.
Posted by: cleonard

Re: No new orders today - 11/06/09 03:42 PM

I was super busy Mon & Tues, the dead the rest of the week. I did just get three from BB though.
Posted by: Char K

Re: No new orders today - 11/07/09 01:16 PM

Not that there ever is a pattern but for me the past several weeks it has been dead on Monday; then on Tuesday, Wednesday plenty of orders but all due Thursday morning so I try not to grab more than 4 , Rush to finish those, nothing Thursday and then on Friday a bunch of orders show up that usually look like they have been being tossed around all week and no one else will take them! I hardly ever get an order over the weekend!
and don't have the slightest idea who BB is, no threads unless it's your Black Berry dancingguy
Posted by: PalmBeach BPO

Re: No new orders today - 11/07/09 03:19 PM

I think BB is Farvv
Posted by: Analog Man

Re: No new orders today - 11/07/09 04:03 PM

Yes BB is Farvv and I don't get the Sesame Street connection
Posted by: ditty

Re: No new orders today - 11/07/09 04:17 PM

Big Bird...silly
Posted by: CandyMan

Re: No new orders today - 11/07/09 05:08 PM

Originally Posted By: ditty
Big Bird...silly


Keep 'em straight, ditty......lol

Yesterday, I got some orders....I guess you could consider these new, kinda sorta....They've been on hold so long that I forgot about them......lol
Posted by: Analog Man

Re: No new orders today - 11/07/09 07:53 PM

Originally Posted By: ditty
Big Bird...silly



Yes, I know Farvv stands for Big Bird. Like I said, I don't get the Sesame Street connection!!

Can someone tell me why the nickname??
Posted by: CandyMan

Re: No new orders today - 11/07/09 09:08 PM

Brad

Take a look at their company logo and what do you see? They've had that name for years.
Posted by: Analog Man

Re: No new orders today - 11/08/09 06:48 AM

Candy Man:

Thanks, and now I see what you mean. Since they are a company that I do not work for, I just wasn't getting the connection. It has been years since I have been to their web site. Now I get it.
Posted by: smg

Re: No new orders today - 11/08/09 09:15 AM

Cany enlightened me on that as well. Everything they send to me is at lest 30+ miles away, zip codes that are not in my profile. Kind of bums me out as I would like some of their gigs....maybe in time they will pay attention to my work area and broadcast something my way....
Posted by: CandyMan

Re: No new orders today - 11/08/09 01:48 PM

smg

Based on what I read in your post, I assume you're not on "auto assign" with them. Once you complete 15 to 20 orders, have low QC issues, good turn time, ask to have your account reviewed as you want to be placed on "auto assign". Until that happens, you'll be chasing those "little rabbits" all over your state. That was my goal, when I first signed up......I swear, I took orders half way to the moon (at least it seemed like that...lol). Once in a while, I got lucky and catch something local. Once on auto assign status, your assigned orders are much closer to home. Was it worth all the pain and aggravation?.... youbetcha.....
Posted by: bsareo

Re: No new orders today - 11/12/09 06:19 PM

So I get an exterior order today, ok great. I show up at the property which was 51 miles out dirt roads in a very rural area and as I stop the truck a dog leaps into the road like Cujo and proceeds to try and eat my front bumber. This thing is nuts, it took me over 1/2 hour to get away from it. Every time I moved the truck it jumped in front and started chewing on it. I figure I have about $500 in damages for a $50 report.
Who else has a good one.
Posted by: Grampa

Re: No new orders today - 11/12/09 06:49 PM

REOs are picking up for the moment. 4 in the past 6 days.
Posted by: Here To There

Re: No new orders today - 11/12/09 06:53 PM

Originally Posted By: bsareo
So I get an exterior order today, ok great. I show up at the property which was 51 miles out dirt roads in a very rural area and as I stop the truck a dog leaps into the road like Cujo and proceeds to try and eat my front bumber. This thing is nuts, it took me over 1/2 hour to get away from it. Every time I moved the truck it jumped in front and started chewing on it. I figure I have about $500 in damages for a $50 report.
Who else has a good one.


You drove 51 miles for a BPO?! grin
Posted by: bsareo

Re: No new orders today - 11/12/09 07:33 PM

Yes. It was an auto assignment from GD. I do a lot of work for them and am a preferred vendor there. Every now and then I eat one that is really far. They do not have any closer agents to it anyway.
Posted by: Char K

Re: No new orders today - 11/12/09 07:43 PM

Seem to be a lot more orders this week than last week! Hope everyone's business is picking up.
Posted by: Andrea C

Re: No new orders today - 11/13/09 02:58 PM

I have only seen 2 orders today and missed both of them. Hmmm...
Posted by: cleonard

Re: No new orders today - 11/13/09 02:59 PM

This is my slowest week in months..
Posted by: bsareo

Re: No new orders today - 11/13/09 04:14 PM

Got 73 of them since Saturday then today...Nothing.
Posted by: Char K

Re: No new orders today - 11/15/09 04:48 PM

Hopefully this week will be busy so we can take Thanksgiving off! dancingguy dancingguy
Posted by: Jwalkbpo

Re: No new orders today - 11/24/09 03:57 PM

It was crazy last week, and now...nothing. Maybe I'm speaking too soon.
Posted by: Char K

Re: No new orders today - 11/24/09 04:13 PM

all kinds of requests from areas I don't work but missed two in my own backyard!
Posted by: PalmBeach BPO

Re: No new orders today - 11/24/09 04:16 PM

no kidding. M2M, is dropping the worst of the worst. no thanks.
Posted by: RealBoots

Re: No new orders today - 11/24/09 04:46 PM

It is amazing to me when I get email from themn saying that primary member declined an order!

I am primary for different company in my area and they send me orders left and right and I never declined any of them!

How come they let this clown be primary?

That is why I ask double amount of money to be paid instead ignoring or declining their second hand orders!

Especially after they lowered they fees by $5!

Hope they realize what is going on!

P.S:
By the way absolutely swamped with orders today!
Posted by: Jwalkbpo

Re: No new orders today - 11/24/09 04:49 PM

which company are you talking about realboots?
Posted by: RealBoots

Re: No new orders today - 11/24/09 04:51 PM

M2M
Posted by: CandyMan

Re: No new orders today - 11/25/09 04:38 PM

I'm flat out cookin' today......have one interior to complete, and then I'm done....this is going to be a first...my lap top won't have to share space on the table with the turkey this year.......lol
Posted by: Jwalkbpo

Re: No new orders today - 11/25/09 04:44 PM

Looks like most bpo companies are rather slow this week. Last week I had more than I've ever had, and I missed all of thursday & friday due to a trip to Philadelphia. This week? Big goose egg! But you're right, should make thanksgiving a bit more enjoyable and less distracting.
Posted by: REO4freedom

Re: No new orders today - 11/25/09 05:08 PM

I received 11 BPO's Monday and Tuesday.
Posted by: Lor63

Re: No new orders today - 11/25/09 05:14 PM

i have not even counted how many i accepted so the husband doesn't yell at me AND i refused or ignored 2 times as many..
sigh...Lor
Posted by: MontyC21

Re: No new orders today - 11/25/09 06:13 PM

I have been picking up quite a few this week, next one is due Friday. All from my normal companies, I don't seem to be picking up anyone else's business.
Posted by: Jwalkbpo

Re: No new orders today - 11/25/09 06:17 PM

must just be this area then, too bad. I'll cross my fingers that things normalize next week
Posted by: reobpocouple

Re: No new orders today - 11/26/09 11:52 AM

We have been pretty busy with "new" clients sending orders but out of area so we declined. We would have accepted if not for some out of town friends who visited last 2 days. We still have 7 pending orders from regular clients due Friday and Saturday. Trying to get some work done today so we can watch some Thanksgiving Football! ;-)

Happy Thaksgiving!!!
Posted by: PalmBeach BPO

Re: No new orders today - 11/26/09 12:02 PM

QC is working from home, I see my orders passing thru.
Posted by: Jwalkbpo

Re: No new orders today - 11/26/09 12:20 PM

anyone getting orders today? Is it possible we could get some automatic orders from the likes of EML or M2M? Or will we likely be waiting until friday or monday?
Posted by: PalmBeach BPO

Re: No new orders today - 11/26/09 12:22 PM

not today, but tomorrow. I only got 2 yesterday.
Posted by: Jwalkbpo

Re: No new orders today - 11/26/09 12:25 PM

same here, 2 exteriors last night.
Posted by: PalmBeach BPO

Re: No new orders today - 11/26/09 12:33 PM

ha, I just got a email blast from EML and just accepted it right now.
Posted by: PalmBeach BPO

Re: No new orders today - 11/26/09 12:34 PM

must be a reject from someone else
Posted by: Jwalkbpo

Re: No new orders today - 11/26/09 12:34 PM

niice
Posted by: smg

Re: No new orders today - 11/26/09 12:47 PM

I got seven from EML yesterday...due on Saturday....all interiors.
Posted by: PA Roadkill

Re: No new orders today - 11/26/09 02:26 PM

There were 2 PCV's in my email this morning, sent at 8:30 last night. Due at Noon Friday.
I decided to pass
Posted by: UZandBUZ

Re: No new orders today - 11/26/09 06:16 PM

I picked up 6 yesterday not even trying from 5 different companies. Hopefully there will be even more tomorrow.
Posted by: Lin [*^_^*]

Re: No new orders today - 11/26/09 06:43 PM

Got 5 from EML yesterday all exteriors. Today 2 more exteriors. Please keep them coming smile
Posted by: bsareo

Re: No new orders today - 11/27/09 02:40 AM

54 auto orders from MDA yesterday. 4 interior and the rest ext. Nice to see them keep shooting them out.
Posted by: King of Internet

Re: No new orders today - 11/27/09 08:48 AM

Originally Posted By: smg
I got seven from EML yesterday...due on Saturday....all interiors.


ouch! are you using an auto program? surely you didnt intentionally pick those up.
Posted by: PalmBeach BPO

Re: No new orders today - 11/27/09 10:19 AM

orders slow but some coming in. just picked up a rush RRR interior 3 blks from my house and a fiserv interior, not bad. notice EML is closed today.
Posted by: CandyMan

Re: No new orders today - 11/27/09 11:39 AM

I missed one from CC, this morning.......But, I snagged one with RRR, less than two miles from my house, and due on 12/15...

It appears most companies went for the 4 day weekend. Last year, at this time, I was buried. I've got one listing to take on Sunday.......I guess I should appreciate the extra free time.......This may be good timing to take time off and head to the ocean.... There's a 100+ year old Italian restaurant that I always stop at.....homemade sour dough bread and soup to die for (all you can eat)..and, that's just starters....the main course will normally come home in a doggie bag...lol......hope you all had a great Thanksgiving......
Posted by: RealtyPro

Re: No new orders today - 12/04/09 08:00 PM

is it slow this week or is it just me?????????
wth?
Posted by: Jwalkbpo

Re: No new orders today - 12/04/09 08:10 PM

It was definitely slow earlier this week for me, also last week. But yesterday I got slammed day & night by my majors and I had a pretty good week.
Posted by: RealtyPro

Re: No new orders today - 12/04/09 08:20 PM

theyre starting to trickle in...but been slow all week!!!! &$@$@#$%$#&!!!!!
Posted by: RealtyPro

Re: No new orders today - 12/07/09 06:00 PM

anyone else really slow???? BOA & EML especially slow in my area. anyone else?
Posted by: Bobbing4REOs

Re: No new orders today - 12/07/09 06:15 PM

[quote=RealtyPro]anyone else really slow???? BOA & EML especially slow in my area. anyone else? [/quote]

I'm on the east coast as well and EML dryer than new cotton in my neck of the woods! Although I must say that I'm a new vendor with them so that may be a factor.
Posted by: UZandBUZ

Re: No new orders today - 12/07/09 06:38 PM

I was sent 11 today...completed 44 last week...looking for a good month...not slow here...
Posted by: truno

Re: No new orders today - 12/07/09 07:57 PM

Slow on bpos here.
Posted by: bsareo

Re: No new orders today - 12/07/09 08:02 PM

Got a few and missed a few today. Oh well, tomorrow will be better. Looking for another one like last week before years end.
Posted by: New Vendor

Re: No new orders today - 12/07/09 08:57 PM

I maybe because I am new but things have dried up in Los Angeles County. Called EMG and claims been slow for over a month. No real blast from M2M. Landamerica purchased and no real orders from new company.Can give some input.
Posted by: GB!

Re: No new orders today - 12/07/09 09:09 PM

This is my first post. Hello! I never really had to much input, but I missed a few requests as well today.
I've been trying to gauge how everyone feels about the 'auto accept', but I can't really tell. What is the general concensus on that?
Posted by: Char K

Re: No new orders today - 12/08/09 07:21 AM

Eml has been dry for me for months! ( I have probably had more posts about this than any other agent here! I'm resolving to let that go in 2010!)
Some of my other companies haven't sent me orders in months to so I don't know if it's slow or I'm the only one not on auto click!
But on the plus side those companies that are my favorites have had plenty of work and kept me really busy the past few weeks. My work load with them has almost doubled!

Hope everyone gets lots of work this month! Membership dues and holiday spending are part of the bpo budget.
Posted by: GoodBoy

Re: No new orders today - 12/14/09 10:15 PM

Hey Guys, what do you think for those coming weeks? Are we going to see BPO's or it is going to be slow?

I wish you all very Merry Christmas!!!
Posted by: 1thingCoach

Re: No new orders today - 12/15/09 01:38 AM

Got 10 orders today myself, busy
Posted by: PalmBeach BPO

Re: No new orders today - 12/15/09 03:24 AM

slimmer pickens today. I removed some zipcodes. had another interior, squatter sleeping on kitchen floor in crack town. no more.
Posted by: Analog Man

Re: No new orders today - 12/15/09 06:50 AM

Originally Posted By: realtygirl
Hey Guys, what do you think for those coming weeks? Are we going to see BPO's or it is going to be slow?

I wish you all very Merry Christmas!!!


Since I've been a bit slower, I've been clicking "find work" more with the mills since I am slower with my direct and preferred assignment compaines. I caught six orders yesterday, five of which are with CW. So things I think will be slower until New Year's. Since I'm going out of state to visit with the in-laws next week, I don't mind too much being slower. Happy Holidays!
Posted by: smg

Re: No new orders today - 12/15/09 07:20 AM

Originally Posted By: patriots62
slimmer pickens today. I removed some zipcodes. had another interior, squatter sleeping on kitchen floor in crack town. no more.


Wow, that is a bit ackward to walk in on. I went out to a pretty tough area a few months back and walked in on four or five high school aged youth. I tried to sit them down, given them a pep talk on getting on the right track. They were not too interested...okay, so I didn't. But, it was a bit uncomfy....


Monday is always slow. It never fails that when I think it is slowing, it doesn't. I hit find work a few times yesterday afternoon. Today I have nine exteriors and an interior. Groovy.

Happy Holidays Peeps.
Posted by: PalmBeach BPO

Re: No new orders today - 12/15/09 07:38 AM

my thoughts aren't to talk to them but to stay away and not get mugged.
Posted by: Char K

Re: No new orders today - 12/15/09 10:19 PM

The past few days have been slower but I'm sure like everyone else I have plenty to do before the holidays and should be grateful for a little down time. Hard to turn them down when they're there!

Enjoy your family and friends, the work will always be there!
Happy Holidays to all! Char
Posted by: TampaRealEstate

Re: No new orders today - 12/15/09 10:38 PM

slow so far this week, but after last week I am not complaining, it will come around like it always does.
Posted by: REO4freedom

Re: No new orders today - 12/16/09 12:19 AM

I was able to pick up 11 today (8 Clear Cap, 3 Pro-Tk). I really havn't wanted to do any BPO's since the 26 Eq Trax I had to turn in last weekend. That was tiresome.
Posted by: GoodBoy

Re: No new orders today - 12/16/09 10:11 AM

I need some orders would be happy for any interiors or exteriors. Some Christmas fun with BPO would be nice too.

Here is one example:
I got interior BPO and called to the owner. Owner was in the Church conference but said that she will come during the brake to open the house. I arrived on time. Ring the door bell. No answer. Then I waited for couple of minutes and owner came. She apologized for being late. House was nice and about 3500 sq ft 2 story. So the owner went to the kitchen and told me to go around myself. I went true 1 floor and than went upstairs. I went to one bedroom, then another, than I opened the door to the master bedroom and here is TA-TA-DA... Owner's son with a girlfriend on the parent's bed and i am in the middle of their ta-ta-ta work.... Girl started to scream a the owner-lady came and here is the scene: Son on the bed and girl with him I am by the door and owner with me......
Posted by: Midwest Rose

Re: No new orders today - 12/16/09 10:13 AM

Wow - thought I had seen everything (except a dead body) but this is a new one for me blush
Posted by: 1thingCoach

Re: No new orders today - 12/16/09 10:42 AM

Were they at least doing it right? I might of thrown them some birth control....

Too funny!

Btw, did you get your bedroom pic?
Posted by: PalmBeach BPO

Re: No new orders today - 12/16/09 10:45 AM

bet mother flipped out that son was with girlfriend. she was at church. yikes..
Posted by: Grampa

Re: No new orders today - 12/16/09 10:46 AM

I want to know if the church lady fainted?
Posted by: GoodBoy

Re: No new orders today - 12/16/09 11:03 AM

Lady-owner thought that no one home, so she opened the house for me and just let me to take pics.

When lady-owner arrived to the bedroom and saw all this beautiful scene she was shocked, i was shocked and guys were shocked too. I don't know if they used birth control, i was too shocked and did not propose one for them, next time i will take some with me, so i will be able to propose some.:-)
Even, that i was too shocked I took pic of master bed and bath when owner told them that i need pics of bed and bath.
Posted by: Vermont

Re: No new orders today - 12/16/09 11:14 AM

He should use his own bedroom. That's disgusting.

That's how Swine Flu is spread.

What kind of Church Conference was it?
Posted by: GoodBoy

Re: No new orders today - 12/16/09 11:28 AM

"What kind of Church Conference was it?"


don't know
Posted by: truno

Re: No new orders today - 12/16/09 11:32 AM

That's awesome!! Hahahah.
Posted by: ColoBroker

Re: No new orders today - 12/16/09 11:38 AM

Just say excuse me folks I need to get a picture of the room without people in it. I'm done with another bedroom you can go there. You would have thought with you ringing the doorbell they might have known someone might come home.
Posted by: barb43

Re: No new orders today - 12/16/09 11:42 AM

Oh, realtygirl, I nearly spit coffee all over my desk when I read your story! I'll bet sonny doesn't dally in the folks' bedroom again. LOL

I have been pretty swamped all month till today. Had nothing going on at all this a.m. but just got a FV so off to take photos shortly . . .
Posted by: 1thingCoach

Re: No new orders today - 12/16/09 04:40 PM

OMG...i'm rolling on the floor...


I had to stop and tell my partner what I was laughing at, cause we all run into these crazy situations.

KUDOS realtygirl...I think I would have taken the pics too and gotten the you know what outta there. Gotta give it to you though...that is the best bpo story I have heard of all year!!!
Posted by: Grampa

Re: No new orders today - 12/16/09 05:31 PM

Guess who is going to be at the church meeting with mom next time. smile
Posted by: GoodBoy

Re: No new orders today - 12/16/09 09:56 PM

Guys, this story is funny, so we need more BPO orders so we can continue to have fun....who is agree with this?
Posted by: bsareo

Re: No new orders today - 12/16/09 10:17 PM

What is the most money you would let a BPO client owe you at any given time? Anyone ever hit a balance of $10,000 owed all from one company for work that is already invoiced?? I would like to hear your feedback, good or bad.
BTW-they do pay every 14 days
Posted by: barb43

Re: No new orders today - 12/16/09 10:59 PM

$10,000? Heavens,no! The companies I've worked/am working for all pay regularly, at least monthly if not sooner. Has someone actually owed you $10k, bsareo?
Posted by: 1thingCoach

Re: No new orders today - 12/16/09 11:04 PM

You know what, after this month, I may see a check like that from one of my clients...I get a $5K+ one already from them and this month is one for the records I gotta tell ya..


Realtygirl, we need to make a prize for you. I can't imagine ANYONE coming up with a better story.
Posted by: bsareo

Re: No new orders today - 12/16/09 11:06 PM

Yes, I have completed $12,875 in orders in the past 17 days with $9,875 and counting of it just for this one company. They are a virtual Goldmine...
I have worked for them for about 4 months now and they pay every 14 days which is great. They just totally blazed me the past couple weeks and the orders just keep coming faster than I can do them.
MERRY CHRISTMAS I guess...lol
Posted by: 1thingCoach

Re: No new orders today - 12/16/09 11:18 PM

basreo rockon

We are not worthy....
Posted by: bsareo

Re: No new orders today - 12/16/09 11:44 PM

NoVA I sent you a pm.
Posted by: Vermont

Re: No new orders today - 12/17/09 03:26 AM

Anytime you get in with them for more than a few thousand dollars, be wary of the call from Accounts Payable that goes something like this:

"We owe you $5000. How's about we pay you $3000 all at once next week, and we call it even? Does that sound okay with you?"

As you get further away from the point in time that you performed your service, you may forget how much work was involved and weaken in your resolve to get full payment.

Many people fall for it, and thus, retroactively reduce their Fees. Remember, this is an un-regulated industry. Who you gonna call?

Stay the course; and don't get in deep enough to even be tempted with this ploy.
Posted by: Char K

Re: No new orders today - 12/17/09 06:57 AM

Originally Posted By: NoVA Home Savers
You know what, after this month, I may see a check like that from one of my clients...I get a $5K+ one already from them and this month is one for the records I gotta tell ya..


Realtygirl, we need to make a prize for you. I can't imagine ANYONE coming up with a better story.


You have a team right?
Posted by: cleonard

Re: No new orders today - 12/17/09 10:16 AM

This stinks. My Blackberry email service is having issues today and I'm getting emails late so I'm missing orders left and right.

I called support and the recorded message is telling me that they are aware of the issue and they are working to resolve it.

Great! I'm only down about $450 today. Resolve that!
Posted by: PalmBeach BPO

Re: No new orders today - 12/17/09 10:35 AM

yup, my blackberry is also down.. I just started getting my im's.
Posted by: PalmBeach BPO

Re: No new orders today - 12/17/09 10:36 AM

I can't seem to log-in with some companies to find work. I can only accept on my blackberry. Does it allow you to sign in on your phone?
Posted by: Merlin

Re: No new orders today - 12/17/09 10:40 AM

[quote=barb43]$10,000? Heavens,no! The companies I've worked/am working for all pay regularly, at least monthly if not sooner. Has someone actually owed you $10k, bsareo? [/quote]

I'm a small fish... :blush:
Posted by: TheTexasGal

Re: No new orders today - 12/17/09 10:52 AM

Originally Posted By: cleonard
This stinks. My Blackberry email service is having issues today and I'm getting emails late so I'm missing orders left and right.

I called support and the recorded message is telling me that they are aware of the issue and they are working to resolve it.

Great! I'm only down about $450 today. Resolve that!


Mine is down here too. I havent gotten any emails either. I tried reprogramming it- turning the connection off then on again. I was just on hold with Verizon and checking on here and saw your message. This forum is great!
Posted by: cleonard

Re: No new orders today - 12/17/09 11:07 AM

To bad we can't bill back Verizon for the lost revenue.
Posted by: bsareo

Re: No new orders today - 12/17/09 11:09 AM

Blackberry is down here in AZ as well. Go with auto assigners.. I just got 57 more orders this morning.
Posted by: ColoBroker

Re: No new orders today - 12/17/09 11:11 AM

Here's the story on the blackberrys.

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/BlackBerry-users-dealing-with-apf-2394882381.html?x=0
Posted by: 1thingCoach

Re: No new orders today - 12/17/09 11:22 AM

mine down too folks on the east coast. I went home to take a nap. Good news though...got a call from an am company recruiting and took a little telephone interview and applied to a bpo company that I just found out about. A little forced nappage is called for on a cold day before a snow storm.
Posted by: Don Price (Pine)

Re: No new orders today - 12/17/09 11:34 AM

Originally Posted By: NoVA Home Savers
basreo rockon

We are not worthy....


ditto that sentiment smile
Posted by: ChristieS

Re: No new orders today - 12/17/09 11:55 AM

I am drowning here but I knew this would happen becuase I have family in town, tooth killing me and still have to prepare everything for Christmas dinner....gonna keep taking them though...Merry Christmas to me smile
Posted by: 1thingCoach

Re: No new orders today - 12/17/09 12:34 PM

Christie...I haven't even shopped yet...might be 7-11 gift cards for friends and family from me!
Posted by: Grampa

Re: No new orders today - 12/17/09 01:08 PM

Sometimes being a luddite has it's advantages. wink
Posted by: bsareo

Re: No new orders today - 12/17/09 01:24 PM

Hey everyone, I am small as well. I am not a mill powering out orders. I have me, my wife, an assistant. we are all licensed. I just can't say no to easy money.
Posted by: Grampa

Re: No new orders today - 12/17/09 01:34 PM

OK, $12875.00 minus $1800 for assistant, minus $1000 for photog. Minus $10K for wife leaves $75. Cool. smile
Posted by: Bobbing4REOs

Re: No new orders today - 12/17/09 01:51 PM

Apparently, I'm a small fish too! So here's the question:

To all of you who provide BPO services as a one man team - that's no assistants, no photographers, no bpo automation software - how many orders can you reliably complete in a week's time?

hmmmm....
Posted by: TampaRealEstate

Re: No new orders today - 12/17/09 01:56 PM

avg. about 15/week as a one man show. its not much but then again doing bpos not my primary biz.
Posted by: cleonard

Re: No new orders today - 12/17/09 01:58 PM

I do about 25 a week. Did 53 last week with Equi-Trax drop. I'll never do that again!!!
Posted by: Merlin

Re: No new orders today - 12/17/09 02:03 PM

[quote=smgordon]Apparently, I'm a small fish too! So here's the question:

To all of you who provide BPO services as a one man team - that's no assistants, no photographers, no bpo automation software - how many orders can you reliably complete in a week's time?

hmmmm....


[/quote]

I complete an average of 25 orders but definely BSAREO is my new idol!!! :dancingguy:
Posted by: PalmBeach BPO

Re: No new orders today - 12/17/09 02:06 PM

it's my wife and I , we do about 35 per week. about 20 per week are interiors. kid home from college, he can go take exterior pics now. cheap labor/FREE!
Posted by: TheTexasGal

Re: No new orders today - 12/17/09 03:36 PM

Im on my own and average about 40 a week. Last week I did more and they all came in at once. That was brutal.
Posted by: barb43

Re: No new orders today - 12/17/09 04:39 PM

I'm working for 4 companies right now and 11-12/week is about my limit . . . but I also list & sell real estate and manage my own rentals (have 16 of those) . . . and actually have some life outside of all that (church, family, community, my home) - lol.
Posted by: northtxbroker

Re: No new orders today - 12/17/09 05:05 PM

Originally Posted By: bsareo
Yes, I have completed $12,875 in orders in the past 17 days with $9,875 and counting of it just for this one company. They are a virtual Goldmine...

If you got a fee of $50, that's 257 orders or just over 15 a day. Please tell me you have a team or these are all condos in the same development. Otherwise, I don't know how you can possibly get photos and do that many reports in that time.
Posted by: neudot

Re: No new orders today - 12/17/09 05:26 PM

My BB hasn't been down, but it's been indicating many more received messages than have actually hit my inbox. I've been on computer all day, so haven't missed anything. I even checked my spam to see if it was binging when something hit those. Couldn't find anything that would explain it. Now I have an explanation. Thanks.
Posted by: neudot

Re: No new orders today - 12/17/09 05:28 PM

I haven't shopped yet...or cleaned my house...or sent out holiday cards...or hardly anything.

I just put myself on vacation until the 27th....although I hear the major supplier of our BPO blizzard just got in more orders...their total for the month was 45K, according to my rep, and the wealth was spread to 4 other companies.
Posted by: PalmBeach BPO

Re: No new orders today - 12/17/09 05:28 PM

amazing. How many people do you employ? you must pay for your exterior shots and don't do any interiors?
I once saw an add on craigslist looking for a bpo agent, no pictures required for 300/400 bucks per week, they provide the mls.
Posted by: REOBOSS

Re: No new orders today - 12/17/09 05:51 PM

My work load has tripled. I am 1 just 1 bpo away from going postal.
Posted by: RealtyPro

Re: No new orders today - 12/17/09 07:12 PM

LOL!!! rockon

Originally Posted By: REOBOSS
My work load has tripled. I am 1 just 1 bpo away from going postal.
Posted by: REOBOSS

Re: No new orders today - 12/17/09 07:32 PM

I need a personal assistant.
-Someone I can verbally abuse when stressed and they won’t quit.
-He/She will fill my car up with gas every morning.
-Screen all of my phone calls and answer the stupid questions.
-I will hand them my camera and they will upload all of the photo’s into there respective folders they created.
-Prepare my taxes
-Install my for sale signs
-Meet the locksmith
-load my address into my GPS every morning in order
-check my mail
-remind me to call my significant other
-record / watch my favorite tv shows and provide me a full report from beginning to end.
-someone to remind me to take my electronic supra key that 1 day a month when I actually need it.

The pay will be good.
Posted by: super realtor

Re: No new orders today - 12/17/09 07:33 PM

I only do 5 on a busy week by choice. My main business is transaction fees off my agents closings and my regular commercial and reo business.

After the bpo game changed a few years ago(low fees,fast turn times,ridiculous QC) I ramped them down and put energy into other avenues. I like to do them some to keep from getting rusty.
Posted by: bsareo

Re: No new orders today - 12/17/09 07:51 PM

I have 2 licensed assistants.
Posted by: barb43

Re: No new orders today - 12/17/09 09:29 PM

Originally Posted By: REOBOSS
I need a personal assistant.
-Someone I can verbally abuse when stressed and they won’t quit.
-He/She will fill my car up with gas every morning.
-Screen all of my phone calls and answer the stupid questions.
-I will hand them my camera and they will upload all of the photo’s into there respective folders they created.
-Prepare my taxes
-Install my for sale signs
-Meet the locksmith
-load my address into my GPS every morning in order
-check my mail
-remind me to call my significant other
-record / watch my favorite tv shows and provide me a full report from beginning to end.
-someone to remind me to take my electronic supra key that 1 day a month when I actually need it.

The pay will be good.


That all sounds like the [partial] job description of a significant other. wink
Posted by: 1thingCoach

Re: No new orders today - 12/17/09 09:45 PM

Originally Posted By: REOBOSS
I need a personal assistant.
-Someone I can verbally abuse when stressed and they won’t quit.
-He/She will fill my car up with gas every morning.
-Screen all of my phone calls and answer the stupid questions.
-I will hand them my camera and they will upload all of the photo’s into there respective folders they created.
-Prepare my taxes
-Install my for sale signs
-Meet the locksmith
-load my address into my GPS every morning in order
-check my mail
-remind me to call my significant other
-record / watch my favorite tv shows and provide me a full report from beginning to end.
-someone to remind me to take my electronic supra key that 1 day a month when I actually need it.

The pay will be good.


My pay is $250K a year. Where do I send my resume?
Posted by: bpojoe

Re: No new orders today - 12/19/09 02:01 AM

i have a girl who wants to take photos in tampa area--she will do pasco, hillsboro and pinellas--$15 a pop..
if anybody needs a good photo gal..she can do as many as she can get--
send email to info@volgaweb.com

i may have a guy who can do jax area---

i will do broward if i have time---
Posted by: REOBOSS

Re: No new orders today - 12/19/09 08:54 AM

Originally Posted By: bpojoe
i have a girl who wants to take photos in tampa area--she will do pasco, hillsboro and pinellas--$15 a pop..
if anybody needs a good photo gal..she can do as many as she can get--
send email to info@volgaweb.com

i may have a guy who can do jax area---

i will do broward if i have time---


Will she go into the deep dark crevasse of the ghetto? Where you have to purchase crack just be allowed onto the street. Cause that’s where 25% of my bpos are located. The other 75% are in safe neighborhoods.
Posted by: Vermont

Re: No new orders today - 12/19/09 09:45 AM

I took 75 photos of an incomplete foreclosed 2 Unit Condo Building yesterday.

I would have liked to get someone to do that for $15.00.

But now I find I need the photos just to remind me how to find my way around the 17 rooms and 11 bathrooms. And without having been there, the photos would be worthless.

Poor thing was built 16 feet over the property line and partly in the FloodZone. Now the Lender has to either move it or alter the property lines with the abutter.
Posted by: REO driven

Re: No new orders today - 12/19/09 09:51 AM

I thought a licensed Realtor was suppose to do the inspections and not an assistant. Explains the shoddy work I see from the competition.
Posted by: barb43

Re: No new orders today - 12/19/09 10:15 AM

Originally Posted By: BPObigolly
I thought a licensed Realtor was suppose to do the inspections and not an assistant. Explains the shoddy work I see from the competition.


They are. BB put that out recently and CC has been putting it right on their orders. They want someone licensed to take the photos, pull the comps, and set the values. You can have a data clerk fill out the form. I expect several other companies are expecting the same.
Posted by: smg

Re: No new orders today - 12/19/09 10:24 AM

I believe that when we sign on with the providers and read the agreement that is stipulated on there. We have had this discussion and it is always a good one. Yes, we are supposed to see the property inside and outside ourselves if providing an evaluation, depending on the type of BPO. Do agents skirt around that with flimsy excuses, yes.
But, they do agree to it and break the agreement....the guys above are apparently.
Posted by: REOBOSS

Re: No new orders today - 12/19/09 10:59 AM

I take all of my own pictures just for the record.

But on a side note..

No new orders today. No new pay checks today.

Payments are slowing down. One of my companies owes me for 75 orders / $3,660.
Posted by: smg

Re: No new orders today - 12/19/09 11:21 AM

Hopefully that is the holiday mail boggin things up. Hey, I am not throwing stones at those that have folks take their pics, to each their own. I would probably just not be so quick to volunteer info which may break my agreement.....just sayin'.
Posted by: Char K

Re: No new orders today - 12/19/09 04:40 PM

no real orders for me this week after Monday. Lots of emails just none in my area........pretty dry good thing the first two weeks were bumpin!
Posted by: bpojoe

Re: No new orders today - 12/20/09 03:06 AM

yes you are suppose to take your own photos and pull comps and give value and make comments...
but from what i have seen--that is far from the case..
but for anyone who needs good photos...this girl will go anywhere in any hood to take photos for $15 a pop--
u can just leave message on this board and i will give her contact info
Posted by: smg

Re: No new orders today - 12/20/09 08:59 AM

Yeah, I do my own....But, I do imagine somebody could make money if they had a stable of BPO agents and just did photos...But, I like doing my own and as a matter of fact, I am just getting ready to go hit 'em...no taffic on Sundays..
Posted by: Don Price (Pine)

Re: No new orders today - 12/20/09 11:45 AM

Originally Posted By: bpojoe
yes you are suppose to take your own photos and pull comps and give value and make comments...
but from what i have seen--that is far from the case..
but for anyone who needs good photos...this girl will go anywhere in any hood to take photos for $15 a pop--
u can just leave message on this board and i will give her contact info


I was hesitant on leaving the initial ad work up, but in the spirit of the season I let it go, for a while. There is a section in AgentsOnline better suited for offering services and I suggest posting the ad there, as I now intend to delete it from this forum in the near future.

As far as responding to the ad - I would suggest that an email address be given so people can contact either you or your employee off site - or at least by PM until that is set up.
Posted by: Vermont

Re: No new orders today - 12/20/09 11:46 AM

Originally Posted By: bpojoe
this girl will go anywhere in any hood to take photos for $15 a pop
Just curious (how I hate that phrase) what constitutes "a pop".

Do photographers hired charge by the photo or by the Subject. How does it get communicated that this Subject requires front, left & right, address placard, street sign, both ways for street scenes, and the view directly across (plus the rear if convenient)? Sometimes they also sneak in the add'l requirement that each element of exterior damage or item requiring repair also receive its own photo. So if it's by the Subject it's only $15; but if by the Photo, a photographer could collect $150.00 a pop.

See, I was thinking that accurately communicating the requirements might require another specialist "for a Fee" to do the detail work in clarifying each photo request. And I could do that part for just $10.00 a pop. I'm sure that there's enough money in there to feed everyone who shows up at the trough.
Posted by: bpojoe

Re: No new orders today - 12/20/09 11:59 AM

a couple of things---
1-this is not an ad--i am not selling anything nor am i making any money if this girl takes photos--any more than if i gave bpo companies that may need agents or giving info on auto bpo software that has been highly discussed here..
2- as far as a 'pop' --it is per order--not per actual photo--that is for all photos per home--interior or exterior..
i hope that clears things up?
Posted by: Don Price (Pine)

Re: No new orders today - 12/20/09 02:08 PM

Joe: It looks like an ad to me.

1. 'No problem' - move it to the appropriate forum - heck make a thread just for it.
2. She (the girl you are soliciting to us) will need some way to deliver the pictures and accept orders - my guess this will be handled via the Internet. As such - then there is no reason to have people contact her through you or AgentsOnline - have her set up an email account at gmail just for this and let people who want to use her services contact her directly.
3. AgentsOnline will even issue her, her own account, so if she follows the rules she can tell us directly how great she is, using the proper forums.

I hope you can see, that since most companies we work for require us to take our own photos, and/or require the photographer to be a licensed agent, and it would be a huge liability issue in the first - the ad is more contrary to the grain and purpose of this particular BPO/REO forum.

This forum has a great deal of credibility by agents as well as the people we work for - not to address your ad would diminish that earned trust and creditability, so all I suggest is that you move the ad to the proper forum.

It is so easy to do it is not worth further discussion.
Posted by: bpojoe

Re: No new orders today - 12/22/09 10:29 PM

Originally Posted By: Pinehurst RE Guy
Joe: It looks like an ad to me.

1. 'No problem' - move it to the appropriate forum - heck make a thread just for it.
2. She (the girl you are soliciting to us) will need some way to deliver the pictures and accept orders - my guess this will be handled via the Internet. As such - then there is no reason to have people contact her through you or AgentsOnline - have her set up an email account at gmail just for this and let people who want to use her services contact her directly.
3. AgentsOnline will even issue her, her own account, so if she follows the rules she can tell us directly how great she is, using the proper forums.

I hope you can see, that since most companies we work for require us to take our own photos, and/or require the photographer to be a licensed agent, and it would be a huge liability issue in the first - the ad is more contrary to the grain and purpose of this particular BPO/REO forum.

This forum has a great deal of credibility by agents as well as the people we work for - not to address your ad would diminish that earned trust and creditability, so all I suggest is that you move the ad to the proper forum.

It is so easy to do it is not worth further discussion.


no sweat---delete the post, the thread whatever---
i gave my email--i really do not care if anyone uses her or not. it was no problem when i offered up a new BPO company wanting agents...heck man--i lost a lot of orders by doing that--as agents signed on en masse---
it also--looked like an ad---done via the internet--if that is the criteria for an ad!!!
but do what you want---don't really care---agents by far do not do what they are suppose to do and i imagine many on this board are not in the 1-5% that do--
so---in the 'real' world--people do what they need to do to get paid--and realtors do it poorly!
so, whether agents be paying for pics, data input, canned remarks or what ever--chances 9 of 10 are taking some short cuts..
i deal with realtors everyday and in general--they are clueless and incompetent-
at least the girl i know takes good photos---so at least part of the bpo would be done right--
and again--from what i have seen from other bpos--it would be nice to see at least one thing show up on the bpo that was actually done right!
peace-
Posted by: barb43

Re: No new orders today - 12/22/09 11:14 PM

Originally Posted By: bpojoe
i have a girl who wants to take photos in tampa area--she will do pasco, hillsboro and pinellas--$15 a pop..
if anybody needs a good photo gal..she can do as many as she can get--
send email to info@volgaweb.com

i may have a guy who can do jax area---

i will do broward if i have time---


You say this is not an ad, eh? It sounds like a "solicitation for unseemly behavior", if I can put it politely. I find it offensive on a number of levels:

1) What is the relationship between you and the "girl" or you and "the guy"? Do you actually employ them; are you simply acquainted with them; or . . . ?

2) How old is this "girl"? Is she of legal age? Why would she allow you to refer to her as "girl" if she's any kind of a decent photographer at all?

And apparently you edited out this line:
Quote:
this girl will go anywhere in any hood to take photos for $15 a pop


That sure sounds shady! First thing I thought was, "Are we talking about photographing real estate, selling drugs, or what?"

And then, your latest post is quite a piece of work! You berate Realtors in general, particularly those who do bpo's, but insist that your shady-sounding operation will at least get one part of that bpo done right. I can't decide if I should laugh or gag!

(I'll stop short of saying more - this guy's posts have just hit me all wrong tonight.)
Posted by: REOBOSS

Re: No new orders today - 12/23/09 06:53 AM

I feel bad for bpojoe – I feel like he was trying to help me out and everyone started to attack.
The real story is below
Quote:
I need a personal assistant.
-He/She will fill my car up with gas every morning.
-I will hand them my camera and they will upload all of the photo’s into there respective folders they created.
-load my address into my GPS every morning in order

Notice I did not need my assistant to take the photo's just gas the car, program the GPS, create folders, and upload the photos.
Now bpojoe most likely saw my post, saw that I was in the Tampa area and misinterpreted what I was looking for and responds below.
Quote:
i have a girl who wants to take photos in tampa area--she will do pasco, hillsboro and pinellas--$15 a pop..
if anybody needs a good photo gal..she can do as many as she can get--
send email to info@volgaweb.com

I need a slave not a photo gal.

I have had a gun pointed at me, I once had to purchase crack just to be allowed off a gang infested street that had my car surrounded and blocked in. This is not always the safest job. I put myself in risky spots here and there to make a decent living but to think that someone would do this for 15 a pop is beyond me. But I was curious and wanted to know if she knew what she was getting her self into so I asked.
Quote:
Will she go into the deep dark crevasse of the ghetto? Where you have to purchase crack just be allowed onto the street. Cause that’s where 25% of my bpos are located.

And that’s where this comes from
Quote:
this girl will go anywhere in any hood to take photos for $15 a pop
Posted by: Doin' bpose

Re: No new orders today - 12/23/09 07:32 AM

1 point and 1 question. First the question...Does she like to party? That was a joke, sorry.

Serious point. BPO agents should take their own pics. If any part of the BPO process is ministerial, this is not it.
Posted by: northtxbroker

Re: No new orders today - 12/23/09 09:08 AM

Originally Posted By: Doin' bpose
Serious point. BPO agents should take their own pics. If any part of the BPO process is ministerial, this is not it.

I just had an appraiser send me an email offering his "photo-taking" services. $65 for exterior pictures returned within 24 hours. Thought that one was funny!
Posted by: CALIFBRKR

Re: No new orders today - 12/23/09 11:41 AM

Originally Posted By: northtxbroker
Originally Posted By: Doin' bpose
Serious point. BPO agents should take their own pics. If any part of the BPO process is ministerial, this is not it.

I just had an appraiser send me an email offering his "photo-taking" services. $65 for exterior pictures returned within 24 hours. Thought that one was funny!


With the exterior orders I've been receiving lately I'd be in a serious hole if I paid $65 for photos. smile
Posted by: northtxbroker

Re: No new orders today - 12/23/09 12:46 PM

Me, too. Just goes to show how out of touch some appraisers are in terms of fees. I sometimes go over to some appraisers forums and get a chuckle out of their complaints of low fees and how AMCs compromise "appraiser independence". I thought agents were bad, but those guys will cannibalize each other.
Posted by: Vermont

Re: No new orders today - 12/23/09 12:58 PM

Originally Posted By: northtxbroker
I just had an appraiser send me an email offering his "photo-taking" services. $65 for exterior pictures returned within 24 hours. Thought that one was funny!
I think you should email him back and ask if that's as low as he/she can go . . . . because you have someone else who can do it for "$15.00 a pop!"

No, that would be cruel . . . . but I get those Comparison Shoppers fishing for the Lowest BPO Fees in the State every day . . . . So why not? We'll find out what he's made out of.
Posted by: bpojoe

Re: No new orders today - 12/24/09 01:55 AM

Originally Posted By: barb43
Originally Posted By: bpojoe
i have a girl who wants to take photos in tampa area--she will do pasco, hillsboro and pinellas--$15 a pop..
if anybody needs a good photo gal..she can do as many as she can get--
send email to info@volgaweb.com

i may have a guy who can do jax area---

i will do broward if i have time---


You say this is not an ad, eh? It sounds like a "solicitation for unseemly behavior", if I can put it politely. I find it offensive on a number of levels:

1) What is the relationship between you and the "girl" or you and "the guy"? Do you actually employ them; are you simply acquainted with them; or . . . ?

2) How old is this "girl"? Is she of legal age? Why would she allow you to refer to her as "girl" if she's any kind of a decent photographer at all?

And apparently you edited out this line:
Quote:
this girl will go anywhere in any hood to take photos for $15 a pop


That sure sounds shady! First thing I thought was, "Are we talking about photographing real estate, selling drugs, or what?"

And then, your latest post is quite a piece of work! You berate Realtors in general, particularly those who do bpo's, but insist that your shady-sounding operation will at least get one part of that bpo done right. I can't decide if I should laugh or gag!

(I'll stop short of saying more - this guy's posts have just hit me all wrong tonight.)



i do not think this is a serious post so i will not comment on how stupid it is..oh sorry----

try to help people out and what do you get? whatever...
shady?
hmmm --lets see---a poster mentions he wants an assitant and i say ---I KNOW SOME ONE WHO CAN TAKE PHOTOS REALLY GOOD AND REALLY CHEAP?
and now i am a pimp? what is her age? huh?
hey --Merry Christmas..i hope your lifes get less 'shady'...

and as far as be berating realtors? no i berate stupid comments, lazy/incompetant people (as are many in the real estate industry, tea baggers and hypocrites...
so take it for what it is worth..but do not take it personal---or do--it is up to U!
peace!
Posted by: R. Danneskjold

Re: No new orders today - 12/24/09 09:55 AM

Quote:

tea baggers


Was that necessary? Sheesh....
Posted by: bsareo

Re: No new orders today - 12/28/09 03:37 AM

Was anyone else getting orders on Sunday? I got 4 Exterior orders today, all Landsafe.
Posted by: GoodBoy

Re: No new orders today - 12/30/09 02:10 PM

Guys,
how is business going this week for you? I am kinda slow...:-(
Posted by: Andrea C

Re: No new orders today - 12/30/09 02:26 PM

I haven't gotten anthing yet today.
Posted by: Highest&Best

Re: No new orders today - 12/30/09 02:28 PM

12 so far
Posted by: Oli

Re: No new orders today - 12/30/09 03:25 PM

I picked up 2 today and passed on 2 but it is only about 4:30pm and I can see orders as late as 8:00pm my time.
Posted by: Nifunifa

Re: No new orders today - 12/30/09 04:32 PM

Originally Posted By: realtygirl
Guys,
how is business going this week for you? I am kinda slow...:-(

You are no alone cry
Posted by: UZandBUZ

Re: No new orders today - 12/30/09 05:01 PM

Last week 50, this week so far only 14....kinda coasting...
Posted by: barb43

Re: No new orders today - 12/30/09 07:06 PM

Slow here - snagged one CC and missed the one that came in late this afternoon.
Posted by: bsareo

Re: No new orders today - 12/30/09 07:09 PM

Getting about 10 a day this week. 1 here, 2 there from different companies. My bulk order company is pretty dry this week so far--bummer.
Posted by: Analog Man

Re: No new orders today - 12/30/09 07:16 PM

If it wasn't for CW, I would be dead. They have sent me 27 since Xmas day. All the other compaines that I mostly work for have sent me two combined since 12/25.
Posted by: Ryan

Re: No new orders today - 12/30/09 07:31 PM

Turned down 25.
Posted by: neudot

Re: No new orders today - 12/30/09 08:21 PM

Accepted 5
Posted by: ecrowe

Re: No new orders today - 12/30/09 08:32 PM

December has been a record month for me. I'm happy to be closing the year out on a good note smile
Posted by: bsareo

Re: No new orders today - 12/30/09 10:38 PM

December has been a record for me here as well. Hope it keeps up for a while.
Posted by: neudot

Re: No new orders today - 12/31/09 10:04 AM

December was my all time high as well, despite slowing down over Christmas week (my choice...probably could have had even more orders).
I have 7 orders due after the 1st...some of them very far away and I've negotiated higher fees for most of them.
Posted by: REO4freedom

Re: No new orders today - 12/31/09 02:07 PM

December has been an alltime record for me with 149 BPO's. And if anymore come in today that are due next week I'll add on to this record.
Posted by: Jwalkbpo

Re: No new orders today - 12/31/09 05:46 PM

December was also my best month, this week tailed off though but I expected it. I'm hoping things spring back up next week.
Posted by: Char K

Re: No new orders today - 01/02/10 03:59 PM

Me too December was rockin, January and February 09 were close second and third
Posted by: CandyMan

Re: No new orders today - 01/03/10 11:27 AM

Originally Posted By: bsareo
Was anyone else getting orders on Sunday? I got 4 Exterior orders today, all Landsafe.


BB sent me an order on New Years day.......that was a first.

I had to take some time off this month due to a pressing issue....once resolved, I jumped back into the pile........has been slow the last week of the month. I have this gut feeling January is going to be a banner month......will just have to wait and see.
Posted by: PalmBeach BPO

Re: No new orders today - 01/03/10 11:51 AM

got 2 dog interiors on thursday. bunch of rrr's that need to be done by this week. hope for better orders tomorrow.
Posted by: bpojoe

Re: No new orders today - 01/03/10 11:03 PM

2 old republics---45 interiors--ye haaaa..
and yes my wife hates me for taking these--but what can i do?

you see a $20 on the road--do you not pick it up?
well this was $90----yes i am a sucker!

4 weeks left in Jan and 4 full weeks in Feb---let the games begin!
Posted by: PalmBeach BPO

Re: No new orders today - 01/04/10 08:49 AM

zzz.. I hope assignments come rollin in. I'm not up for Find Work today...
Posted by: Sahara

Re: No new orders today - 01/04/10 08:55 AM

BPOjoe, it was not your money to pick up, give it to charity, or you will end up losing more than $90 dollars.
Posted by: bpojoe

Re: No new orders today - 01/04/10 09:51 PM

i gave some home less dude some cash--but when i saw him later he was really drunk---do not think that was a good investment--unless i was supporting the Wild Irish Rose company--

and for the record--i do not think i ever found a 20 spot any where---
heck i pick up nickles---pennies not so much anymore--too much of a germaphobe --spend more in soap than i get in 'good luck'..at least a nickle has some value--especially when people say, "you are not worth a nickle"!
Posted by: bsareo

Re: No new orders today - 01/05/10 12:37 AM

Think of it this way. He bought the booze with another persons money. With yours he got a Whattaburger and fries
Posted by: Bobbing4REOs

Re: No new orders today - 01/05/10 02:15 PM

**singing**

"Where, oh where have the BPOs gone? Oh where, oh where can they be????"
Posted by: CandyMan

Re: No new orders today - 01/05/10 02:28 PM

Today is starting to pick up........3 from BB, 1 EML, and 1 SS.......and the day ain't over.....
Posted by: Analog Man

Re: No new orders today - 01/05/10 05:27 PM

CC is blasting today, however with about 36 hour TAT. I'm taking my fair share, but I hope the 36 hour TAT isn't a new trend with them.
Posted by: Andrea C

Re: No new orders today - 01/05/10 05:31 PM

Picked up 1 order from RRReview. What a crumbby couple of days.
Posted by: northtxbroker

Re: No new orders today - 01/05/10 05:33 PM

Originally Posted By: brad34695
CC is blasting today, however with about 36 hour TAT. I'm taking my fair share, but I hope the 36 hour TAT isn't a new trend with them.

got several today with 48 hour TAT.
Posted by: CALIFBRKR

Re: No new orders today - 01/05/10 06:20 PM

Quiet, quiet, quiet where I am!!!!!
Posted by: Wupadupa

Re: No new orders today - 01/05/10 06:22 PM

Horrid horrid last 6 days, 1 interior and 1 exterior accepted and done . But it is the start of the year and I did miss a buncha blasts.
Posted by: bpojoe

Re: No new orders today - 01/05/10 06:38 PM

Originally Posted By: bsareo
Think of it this way. He bought the booze with another persons money. With yours he got a Whattaburger and fries


hehehe--what a burger and wine---now that sounds like a good day!


bpos not bad in sou flo---goodman dean and farvv actually kickin it hard---strange

just hang in there---Jan should be slammin---i hope everyone got a good rest over the Holi-days
Posted by: GoodBoy

Re: No new orders today - 01/05/10 06:42 PM

Day was not bad for me got 7. Thanks God.
Posted by: AgentinMA

Re: No new orders today - 01/05/10 07:14 PM

Got a dozen from CC today. Half were due in 24 hours the others were due in 36. Turn around time stinks but I'll deal with it. I had to turn down half a dozen more due to lack of time.
Posted by: MassBPOer

Re: No new orders today - 01/05/10 08:57 PM

Same thing here. 5 from CC, 2 due tomorrow. No extra cash.
The thing is, about 3 weeks ago I got 3 next day orders, 2 paid 80, 1 paid 85 and all were close by. I hope this is not a permanent thing, but I have a sinking feeling that it is.

Bloteck reduced their fees a few months ago. Now they tease you with a $10 bonus, but only if done within 24 hrs.
They tried that with me with any interior, but MLS said 48hr notice to see. So I rejected the order.
Posted by: Oli

Re: No new orders today - 01/05/10 09:25 PM

I picked up 5 today and missed about 4. That's a good day for me.
Posted by: PalmBeach BPO

Re: No new orders today - 01/06/10 05:25 AM

M2M dropped 20 in the middle of the night. too bad I was zzzz. RRR also blasted yesterday afternoon.
Posted by: Bobbing4REOs

Re: No new orders today - 01/06/10 06:27 AM

Yeah, I started to get notifications from RRR while I was out walking the dog. Imagine trying to check email while picking up poop in 20 degree weather!

It is NOT a good look :)
Posted by: PalmBeach BPO

Re: No new orders today - 01/06/10 06:38 AM

lol smgordon. I used to accept orders from RRR on my blackberry and now it freezes and won't work. I wonder if they changed their system?
Posted by: Newton

Re: No new orders today - 01/06/10 08:21 AM

[quote=MassBPOer]Same thing here. 5 from CC, 2 due tomorrow. No extra cash.
The thing is, about 3 weeks ago I got 3 next day orders, 2 paid 80, 1 paid 85 and all were close by. I hope this is not a permanent thing, but I have a sinking feeling that it is.

Same here. I seen one yesterday due in 24hrs and bummed out; hoping it's not the future indicator.
They sent several others due in 36-48 that were way out in the sticks and I skipped them all. I like CC and hope they get back to the one due in 4-5 days.
Posted by: Bobbing4REOs

Re: No new orders today - 01/06/10 08:49 AM

Come to think of it, I used to catch them on my iPhone but not so much anymore. Maybe they did make a change...
Posted by: Nifunifa

Re: No new orders today - 01/06/10 02:26 PM

I getting them on my BB today with no problem...
Posted by: bsareo

Re: No new orders today - 01/07/10 02:33 AM

Just picked up 2 for Realserv at $40 a pop for drive by's. They have been sitting there all day growing mold. Just around the corner though.
This new pricing really sucks! It was bad enough doing them for $45 and $42 now $40 Here is what we will see next

EXT DRIVEBY DUE TOMORROW
FEE:BIG MAC
NOTE:IF VACANT AND ACCESSIBLE UPGRADE TO INTERIOR FOR FRIES AND A DRINK.
Posted by: CandyMan

Re: No new orders today - 01/07/10 02:02 PM

EML is dropping......
Posted by: Midwest Rose

Re: No new orders today - 01/07/10 02:44 PM

Yep, just need one more to max out today!


dancingguy
Posted by: Andrea C

Re: No new orders today - 01/07/10 02:48 PM

I was able to get 2. Whoo Hoo!! Not as good as I'd like but better than I've done since before Christmas.
Posted by: Bobbing4REOs

Re: No new orders today - 01/07/10 02:48 PM

Nothing here. Maybe they're just dropping for the midwest and the west coast...
Posted by: Bunny

Re: No new orders today - 01/07/10 02:52 PM

Nothing here; I am at the very midwest though.
Posted by: Bobbing4REOs

Re: No new orders today - 01/07/10 02:54 PM

Hey Bunny, let's just hope they're working their way across the country from left to right!
Posted by: CandyMan

Re: No new orders today - 01/07/10 02:58 PM

Originally Posted By: Midwest Rose
Yep, just need one more to max out today!


dancingguy


They've been dropping one to two at a time. I've been passing on orders that are over 10 miles from me. My plate is nearly full. I can only hope my clients that assign orders are taking a break today.....lol
Posted by: Gray Grantham

Re: No new orders today - 01/07/10 03:03 PM

AVG 8-10 a day with LS. Yesterday 2, today ZERO. Perhaps they ate too much turkey for New Years and are sleeping it off
Posted by: Bunny

Re: No new orders today - 01/07/10 03:05 PM

Sounds good, may be before 5pm they'll get to Kansas :-)
Posted by: Bobbing4REOs

Re: No new orders today - 01/07/10 03:11 PM

Are you on auto-assign with EML or do you have to "find work"?
Posted by: Bunny

Re: No new orders today - 01/07/10 03:16 PM

They don't have auto-assign, do they? They send blasts through email, yet I used to grab and choose orders when clicking Find Work.
Posted by: Bobbing4REOs

Re: No new orders today - 01/07/10 03:19 PM

You're right, I meant email blasts. I find that when they do the blasts, it's usually the left overs that weren't picked up through find work. I hardly ever get the blasts and when I do, it's usually at the end of the work day.
Posted by: Midwest Rose

Re: No new orders today - 01/07/10 03:49 PM

Originally Posted By: CandyMan
Originally Posted By: Midwest Rose
Yep, just need one more to max out today!


dancingguy


They've been dropping one to two at a time. I've been passing on orders that are over 10 miles from me. My plate is nearly full. I can only hope my clients that assign orders are taking a break today.....lol


Yep - just as I maxed out, the auto assign emails started - going to be a long day tomorrow
Posted by: Jwalkbpo

Re: No new orders today - 01/07/10 04:02 PM

I feel a little bummed that I missed out on this drop by EML. I was out taking pictures and I'm usually tipped off to a drop by getting at least a couple of blasts, but im glad you guys got some.
Oh just an fyi, got a call from brokerpriceopinion and they're going lower to $35. I definitely appreciate the money, but I just can't bring myself to go that low when most of my other companies are at least $45-$50 for an exterior. If I had a few others out that way where the order was I would have done it.
Posted by: Bluehoo

Re: No new orders today - 01/07/10 05:30 PM

Originally Posted By: Gray Grantham
AVG 8-10 a day with LS. Yesterday 2, today ZERO. Perhaps they ate too much turkey for New Years and are sleeping it off

Same here:
Monday 13
Tuesday 6
Wed ZERO
Thur so far ZERO.
Posted by: Wupadupa

Re: No new orders today - 01/07/10 06:36 PM

Got 3 off the EML drop, Was clicking find work for 3 hours, over 9 orders showed up in that time, the majority of them, as soon as I clicked accept, the orders were gone as fast as they showed up.


;o

On a side note: I get most of my eml orders when I set my alarm for 3:30am in the morning then wake up to see whats available grab some then go back to sleep.
Posted by: MontyC21

Re: No new orders today - 01/07/10 07:35 PM

So I guess that would be 6:30am for me! Good tip since I am an early riser...
Posted by: CALIFBRKR

Re: No new orders today - 01/07/10 07:55 PM


RE: On a side note: I get most of my eml orders when I set my alarm for 3:30am in the morning then wake up to see whats available grab some then go back to sleep.


I have never, ever, ever even come close to getting an order from them. I have to get up at 3:30? In the morning????????? Yikes. I have to think about this. smile
Posted by: bsareo

Re: No new orders today - 01/08/10 12:00 AM

Orders here are a little slower this week but still at least 10 a day. WOW 3:30 AM wake up to get work and back to bed. That's Harsh shocked. I could never do it. This is why I go for auto-assignors that I have waiting in my que whenever I get up smile
Posted by: linnea213

Re: No new orders today - 01/08/10 12:10 AM

Its crazy here, I have 31 orders so far this week, 1 new reo assignment and I have passed on a bunch of ORT and ocwens flying in my mailbox. pays are too low and no time. Good things will happen in 2010! My husband is back at work after 6 months of on and off again. Takes some pressure of me! :0)
Posted by: CandyMan

Re: No new orders today - 01/08/10 12:17 AM

Originally Posted By: MontyC21
So I guess that would be 6:30am for me! Good tip since I am an early riser...


I've been doing this for months, only earlier. I filled my plate today with eML orders....just can't seem to get in the mood to complete......pictures done....just don't feel like doing the rest. This "on again, off again" mood seems to strike me every two days....not a good sign....maybe it's time to start playin' the lotto again....lol.......one can always dream.
Posted by: bsareo

Re: No new orders today - 01/08/10 12:20 AM

It's the lack of REO that does it. We all work for the sale checks not the BPO fees.
Posted by: CandyMan

Re: No new orders today - 01/08/10 12:37 AM

Originally Posted By: bsareo
It's the lack of REO that does it. We all work for the sale checks not the BPO fees.


You're probably right......I don't remember staying up till three or four in the morning doing REO's........lol. I ran out of steam, early today and got no power nap...coffee ain't workin' either......I have one afternoon appointment tomorrow......I'll think I'll just finish this one up and call it a night.....will just have to cram a ton in tomorrow......kind of reminds me of college....lol
Posted by: Bobbing4REOs

Re: No new orders today - 01/08/10 06:54 AM

So Monty21, how'd that work for you??? Did you catch any bpos in the wee hours this morning?
Posted by: MontyC21

Re: No new orders today - 01/08/10 07:27 AM

Didn't work this morning, but I slept in a bit.

Candy-I am having that same lack of motivation. I would say it is time for a vacation but the last three weeks have been a vacation for me. I think I lost my mojo.............
Posted by: smg

Re: No new orders today - 01/08/10 09:05 AM

Same boat....took pics of eight houses yesterday. I got home about 2:00 in the afternoon and blew the rest of the day off. But, it is 8:00 and I have done four orders and submitted. I have four more due today and three tomorrow...So, I am getting a darn good head start today...8:00 and four orders in...not bad.

Okay, where is the coffee!
Posted by: Analog Man

Re: No new orders today - 01/08/10 09:18 AM

SMG,

I with you in that I like to crank out a few orders before the wife and nine year old are up and running. I often will go to bed early, and get up at 5 AM to have four or so done by 7 AM when they are getting up. It’s a nice "head start" to the day, and I have found out that following that kind of schedule really helps my production.

If I get a good night's sleep the night before which I feel is the key, I can work 12 hours straight before calling it a day. Then it's Groundhog Day and doing it all over again

:o)
Posted by: Midwest Rose

Re: No new orders today - 01/08/10 11:41 AM

Me too! I am much more effective at 5AM than I am at 11 or 12 PM.
Posted by: smg

Re: No new orders today - 01/08/10 12:24 PM

At 10:15 I already had seven orders submitted...I do better work in the morning...now I may even get an afternoon power nap..
Posted by: bsareo

Re: No new orders today - 01/08/10 02:15 PM

7 done 4 to go and ready for more. Not a bad day so far but no new work orders today.
Posted by: Crazy 2

Re: No new orders today - 01/08/10 02:26 PM

I hate to sound like the dunce of the group but I have no idea how the rest of you produce the quantity of bpos in the time you do. It takes me 1-2 hours per order, not including taking the photos time.
I've considered the auto fill programs and hopefully when I replace my computer this month I can get a great program.
I'm jealous..lol... !
Posted by: Wupadupa

Re: No new orders today - 01/08/10 02:33 PM

Originally Posted By: Crazy 2
I hate to sound like the dunce of the group but I have no idea how the rest of you produce the quantity of bpos in the time you do. It takes me 1-2 hours per order, not including taking the photos time.
I've considered the auto fill programs and hopefully when I replace my computer this month I can get a great program.
I'm jealous..lol... !



I finished Eleventy Trillion Interiors before lunchtime and I knocked out manny pacquiao and floyd mayweather jr before the coffee break. :p


lol, nah actually I don't know know how some of the guys on here claim to do be doing 15 - 30 bpos a day either It takes me around 50 minutes to do a bpo without counting picture time. Most I've done in a day is 13 and that took me from 6am in the morning to 1 am at night. But then again I have no auto accept, no form automation software and have no team.
Posted by: Char K

Re: No new orders today - 01/08/10 02:36 PM

Had a good first week in Ohio dancingguy dancingguy
Posted by: Char K

Re: No new orders today - 01/08/10 02:38 PM

Originally Posted By: Crazy 2
I hate to sound like the dunce of the group but I have no idea how the rest of you produce the quantity of bpos in the time you do. It takes me 1-2 hours per order, not including taking the photos time.
I've considered the auto fill programs and hopefully when I replace my computer this month I can get a great program.
I'm jealous..lol... !

When I do 4 orders a day I'm exhausted.......don't have any help either just plug along like you do.........if an order only takes me an hour I feel like I have been rewarded for all my hard work on others that take me 2 hours!
Posted by: smg

Re: No new orders today - 01/08/10 03:26 PM

Typically, I max out at seven a day....I burn out. It is really busy here, I am not sleeping much so I am working hard. I typically spend about 40-45 minutes per order.
Posted by: bsareo

Re: No new orders today - 01/08/10 03:30 PM

Got my first Bulk drop order check today 162 orders paid in full.. Sweet!! Its better than commission checks
Posted by: GoodBoy

Re: No new orders today - 01/08/10 04:05 PM

I maxed out yesturday at 23 orders. Did some yesturday and today have 5 more to go. But I haven't seen any orders today, I want some more to get a check for 162 orders. It is nice check...
Posted by: Don Price (Pine)

Re: No new orders today - 01/08/10 04:25 PM

Originally Posted By: Char K
Had a good first week in Ohio dancingguy dancingguy


I must have missed something - but - Johnny Appleseed went through Ohio too - so how bad could it be? Say hey to Dayton - wink
Posted by: Jwalkbpo

Re: No new orders today - 01/08/10 05:05 PM

Big fat goose egg today for me today, little bit bummed because I got caught up this morning ready to go. It was still a pretty good week overall though, I don't think I'll ever get used to the sporadic-like nature of order drops.
Posted by: bpojoe

Re: No new orders today - 01/08/10 11:07 PM

here is the secret to doing more bpos...
1-if you have some one to help with input data--do it--
2-2 people are better than 1--3 or 4 can eat away at your profits but you have a lot more free time
3-most important--make a list of remarks that fit most of your mls forms
a. condition of subject
b. neighborhood remarks
c.condition of market
then you can cut and paste 1/3 to 2/3 of your remarks.
another trick--get a jump on things monday and stay ahead of the curve so when Friday comes and you can load up yo have till monday to finish.
if anyone says they are doing 200 by themselves--they are not --
me and my wife can do 200 pretty easy--but after 250 it gets to burn out point.
if you have 10 a day here is the break down--if you are really really good---
1-you have to fish or catch them--if you get them via phone or you can get auto assign-this does not apply-but still it is time consuming to just get the orders--
2-to set up map and take 10 photos a day is 2-4 hours--if they are within 10 miles-can take longer
3. to pull comps for 10 orders, check data and print--3-5 hours.
4. enter data for 10 orders-depending on form-4-6 hours.
so for 1 person at the best-15-18 hours if they do not have to catch them...
now i would love to meet the person who can do this none stop for months or years...
i think 1 person can do 100-140 a month no problem
2 people can do 200-250 if they are orangized
3 people can do 225-275--depending on who does what..
at some point the pie gets split too much..
for me -i had 5 people at one time but i was not counting on the income and it was more of a supliment to offset the slowdown of the market--
then i found my wife and i could make more than a staff of hired hands--and thus--we did!
after 3 years of this though--i am tired and need to get back into something more constructive and more lucrative--BPOs was a good break--but last 6 months--they have taken over--and i do not trust them enough to risk my livihood!
so if you want 2-4,000 a month--bpos are a great way to make it..
if you need 10k plus--bpos should be 1/3 to 1/2 max..
if you need over 200k to live--
let your staff do bpos and find a better way to make money!
peace!
Posted by: GoodBoy

Re: No new orders today - 01/09/10 09:42 AM

bpojoe, your post is very interesting and helpful.
Usually I work with my assistant. It is make my life easier and we can do 20 bpos a day, but it is sometime hard.
Posted by: Grampa

Re: No new orders today - 01/09/10 09:53 AM

Excellent and informative post. Thank You. We do not do mill work (Just REO) but it is always nice to see how others are doing it and many of your points carry over to the REO side.
Posted by: Crazy 2

Re: No new orders today - 01/09/10 10:11 AM

bpojoe- Thanks for the breakdown! I find it helpful to see how others do it.
Posted by: RealtyPro

Re: No new orders today - 01/09/10 01:10 PM

if anyone would be so kind as to PM me who BOA has outsourced some of their work to, I'd appreciate it.

very slow here and trying to see if im signed up with their new outsourcer or not. maybe just slow in my area but not sure.

help and thanks in advance!!!
Posted by: CandyMan

Re: No new orders today - 01/11/10 06:08 PM

Originally Posted By: MontyC21
Didn't work this morning, but I slept in a bit.

Candy-I am having that same lack of motivation. I would say it is time for a vacation but the last three weeks have been a vacation for me. I think I lost my mojo.............


I snagged one this morning, early, from eML....check the comps and thought it was a cake walk interior......WRONG. POC was a pita. Insisted I fax him a copy of my license and business card. I tried to explain how BPO's worked and it fell on deaf ears....then, he got rude.....bad choice on his part...got to see my Irish/Aries side. I informed him I'd be call my client to have the order reassigned....the sad part was, I almost have the order completed.....need pics and tweak the report. I contacted eML and made them aware of the situation. She said she'd call him....I said GOOD LUCK.......Two hours later she calle me and informs me she got stonewalled as I did. And he did the rude routine on her, also......We put the order on hold (as it's almost completed), and she'd call their client. I advised her to tell her client, that in my opinion, I don't think the POC is licensed as he had no real estate knowledge, based on our conversation. They may have somebody trying to collect a commission without a license. Subject is not in the MLS, POC's name couldn't be found in the MLS....did one more search with DRE, and again, no name appeared....what do you think?........It's not nice to mess with Mother Nature, especially on a Monday.......lol
Posted by: Sansoni Home

Re: No new orders today - 01/11/10 06:15 PM

[quote=CandyMan][quote=MontyC21]Didn't work this morning, but I slept in a bit.

Candy-I am having that same lack of motivation. I would say it is time for a vacation but the last three weeks have been a vacation for me. I think I lost my mojo............. [/quote]

I snagged on this morning, early, from eML....check the comps and thought it was a cake walk interior......WRONG. POC [/quote]

Just when you think you are about to have a great day you realize you are going to have a tough month.. ha ha. I know the feeling.
Posted by: Andrea C

Re: No new orders today - 01/11/10 06:22 PM

I got 1 order today from msv. Only a total of 12 for the month.
Posted by: Jwalkbpo

Re: No new orders today - 01/11/10 06:37 PM

Also got an interior from EML this afternoon and the POC didnt have any lockbox info for me, almost sounded clueless about what a BPO is. I too will have to wait.
Posted by: MontyC21

Re: No new orders today - 01/11/10 07:01 PM

I still have not caught one early, but will keep at it when I remember! Got an interior from big bird and the POC wants to meet me and show me bids for some repairs needed. ah jeesh.....
Posted by: Oli

Re: No new orders today - 01/11/10 09:24 PM

I missed one today. Could not get my BB to work inside the Realtor building during a meeting. No orders for me today:< Bad dog no biscuit.

When you are at the bottom there is only one way to go....UP. I'm looking forward to tomorrow.It's got to be better than today.
Posted by: bpojoe

Re: No new orders today - 01/12/10 12:08 AM

month seems a little slow huh?
i think someone is getting my mainstreets with some autosoftware--i can almost always beat these softwares-but this one got me stumped--
so --since i am the most perferred broker in the area--i reported them!
yes it is true-i narked them out---
too bad too sad!
but there is only 4 full 'working' weeks!
i would rather hit it hard in the beginning and slow at the end.
last year i did over 100 the first week--and it almost killed me!
last Jan was my best month--and this month is just rolling along!
good luck this month--the market is getting real weird --real fast@
Posted by: Char K

Re: No new orders today - 01/12/10 07:08 AM

Week one was ok, yesterday 1 : ( ! hope things pick up today! Time to call and apply!
Posted by: Crazy 2

Re: No new orders today - 01/12/10 10:48 AM

truthfully...I think some local agents got autoaccept software for Christmas. Santa is soooo on my list!
Posted by: bsareo

Re: No new orders today - 01/12/10 07:20 PM

Things are dead here. Got 1 assigned and missed one to the masses. That was it..
Posted by: GoodBoy

Re: No new orders today - 01/12/10 10:31 PM

Day for me was good as for Tuesday. Got 5 interiors. Thanks to God. 1 interior from yesturday so will go tommorow morning to take pics for 6 interiors.
Posted by: Oli

Re: No new orders today - 01/13/10 07:26 AM

I got 2 yesterday. A little better than the day before. Things are looking up!lol
Posted by: Char K

Re: No new orders today - 01/13/10 08:10 AM

Originally Posted By: Crazy 2
truthfully...I think some local agents got autoaccept software for Christmas. Santa is soooo on my list!

I think the newbies are buying it as part of their business plans. I wouldn't blame Santa. I have 2 companies I really like and orders sent to me in 2009 reflect a 90% decline from orders received in 2008. Their response is that there is nothing in my profile preventing my receiving orders, they are "slow" in my area or keep clicking........I don't think that's the reason.
Posted by: GoodBoy

Re: No new orders today - 01/13/10 08:43 AM

In my area I never can grab order from M2M or MS or CC they all gone in 0.5second. Question is how someone can grab order in 0.5 cecond?
Posted by: Andrea C

Re: No new orders today - 01/13/10 10:39 AM

I have NEVER gotten an order from CC so I decided to give them a call yesterday. I found out that there are almost 200 agents in my area. Some of which have been working with them for 10+ years.

The woman was blunt in saying that I have a slim chance of getting any work from them since they base priority on perfomance. Without getting any orders, I can't raise my performance. Double edged sword.
Posted by: Sahara

Re: No new orders today - 01/13/10 11:15 AM

A big drop is comming tomorrow betweer 5 to 7 thousand
Posted by: alodom7

Re: No new orders today - 01/13/10 12:28 PM

i could've had 17 orders today, however I only took two because my wife has morning sickness and she needs some help with our 8 month daughter. I also want to note that I don't have auto-accept either and I've only been licensed since August.
Posted by: GoodBoy

Re: No new orders today - 01/13/10 01:26 PM

"A big drop is comming tomorrow betweer 5 to 7 thousand"

Haw do you know?
Posted by: alodom7

Re: No new orders today - 01/13/10 01:29 PM

My total for the day is 21 orders, of which I took only 3.
Posted by: BR549

Re: No new orders today - 01/13/10 05:07 PM

Could we get an order of spell check please, and hold the caps.
Posted by: Sahara

Re: No new orders today - 01/13/10 05:22 PM

Got any e-mail from rep.
Posted by: Sahara

Re: No new orders today - 01/13/10 05:25 PM

sorry , got an e-mail from rep.
Posted by: smg

Re: No new orders today - 01/13/10 05:33 PM

Seems pretty busy today....I got sent about 20-25 from and accepted about six...thats enough as I already have some in the hopper...
Posted by: CandyMan

Re: No new orders today - 01/13/10 05:37 PM

Originally Posted By: smg
Seems pretty busy today....I got sent about 20-25 from and accepted about six...thats enough as I already have some in the hopper...


I've been averaging 3 to 5 orders per day this week. I will be putting myself on hold, as of tonight. I had 3 cash buyers dropped in my lap, yesterday......Now, if I can just remember on how to write a contract...lol
Posted by: UZandBUZ

Re: No new orders today - 01/13/10 05:49 PM

I don't think I can do 5-7000 in one week.... I did do 79 one week.... I have 34 so far this week which is a good place to be this time of the week....probably will easily receive 10-30 more before the end of the day friday.... record January so far...no end in sight...no auto accept, no automation....just hard work...(I have no life...)
Posted by: Oli

Re: No new orders today - 01/13/10 07:36 PM

Nabbed 3 today. They are a bit farther than I usally go but it is a bit slow and two are close to each other.
Posted by: ColoBroker

Re: No new orders today - 01/13/10 07:46 PM

Today about 4:00pm my e-mail lit up from CC. Probably about 15 orders were blasted. I only took a couple as they were all due by Friday at 3:00pm and I happen to be busy with other things for much of that time.....sorry for the pause there was another order for CC..... In the last two years I only get about 1 offer every 3 months from them. What's up with today with CC?
Posted by: Jwalkbpo

Re: No new orders today - 01/13/10 08:04 PM

I had a really good day today with orders, but I am a bit annoyed that when I get interiors where the POC is the personal owner, it just makes things uncomfortable; especially when they don't expect it.
You've got to jump through hoops just to get a hold of them. 2 of my orders are on hold right now because we can't even get a hold of the right people to get inside and the other two are about to be put on hold because the POC is not returning my phone calls.
Posted by: Analog Man

Re: No new orders today - 01/13/10 08:15 PM

Originally Posted By: ColoBroker
Today about 4:00pm my e-mail lit up from CC. Probably about 15 orders were blasted. I only took a couple as they were all due by Friday at 3:00pm and I happen to be busy with other things for much of that time.....sorry for the pause there was another order for CC..... In the last two years I only get about 1 offer every 3 months from them. What's up with today with CC?


CC must of had a bulk order today because they blasted me as well. Like w/ you CB, mine were due Friday PM which did not work out with my schedule. Another company that I work for was also blasting that pays better. So I took their orders instead.
Posted by: ColoBroker

Re: No new orders today - 01/13/10 11:11 PM

I decided to take two more orders from CC and hope to get them done.. It's been more then a year since I did any work for CC. Maybe since I changed offices thus office address from my home in the country to in town I'll get more offers from them. Their forms on these ones aren't as bad as the ones I had done in the past. I'm sure I'll get them done in time.

I agree Jwalkbpo about the POC being the owner. I always try to look at tax records to see if the POC is the owner if the property isn't listed or a Realtor in the area. If so I decline or ask for reassignment.
Posted by: bsareo

Re: No new orders today - 01/14/10 05:05 PM

woke up today to 29 auto's in my que. Just getting home from the photo shoots and bang 30 more. I guess it's going to be a good week after all.
Posted by: AliceInReoLand

Re: No new orders today - 01/14/10 05:13 PM

I get them pretty darn consistently. I don't bother counting anymore. I can't remember the last time I had none to do and waited for more. It's been THAT long. I always have BPO's to do. Constantly.
Posted by: Analog Man

Re: No new orders today - 01/14/10 05:37 PM

Originally Posted By: 6InchHeels
I can't remember the last time I had none to do and waited for more. It's been THAT long. I always have BPO's to do. Constantly.


That's when you know you have found success in the BPO nitch. Nice job!
Posted by: AliceInReoLand

Re: No new orders today - 01/14/10 05:42 PM

Well thanks I think! I tell my brand new agent BFF all the time, "Girl, I know it sounds crazy to tell you to relax and enjoy this quiet time you have, but eventually you're going to think of it longingly and wish you could have just one day of doing nothing."
Posted by: ditty

Re: No new orders today - 01/14/10 05:49 PM

ohhh...Im mad at you ...your always busy...LOL
Posted by: AliceInReoLand

Re: No new orders today - 01/14/10 06:06 PM

Hiya Ditty! LOL....pfft...you are too I'm sure.
Posted by: CandyMan

Re: No new orders today - 01/14/10 06:46 PM

Originally Posted By: ditty
ohhh...Im mad at you ...your always busy...LOL


I can be busy.......One of my listings went to contract today. I also sold one to a cash buyer. Assuming these puppies close, that's 203 exteriors I won't have to do......lol. I cut back on orders this week, due to the influx of solid buyers. One can only hope and pray this is the turning point I've been hearing about the past 6 months.
Posted by: bsareo

Re: No new orders today - 01/14/10 06:56 PM

Canyman--I just listed 2 REO both under contract already of course and I have 4 short sale listings this week. I hear ya. I am also hoping things are turning but here in AZ we are not looking so HOT right now. Depending on where your at the prices are either dropping or holding steady.
Posted by: DesertRealtor

Re: No new orders today - 01/14/10 07:00 PM

Ahhh, I hate that! I hate when the POC is a random Short Sale negotiating Company from FAAAAR away, with no access info, they won't call you back, don't they understand how POWERFUL we are??!!?
Hmmn, a 2/1 with a GLA of 500 built in 1942 with cracks in the ceiling.... Value: $999,900. Haahhaahhaa (In my most deviant witch cackle)
Posted by: CandyMan

Re: No new orders today - 01/14/10 07:13 PM

Bsareo....

I completed 4 interiors this week that are in prelist with other agents....all in perfect condition....will sell the day they hit the market.....It's my turn for a few good ones.....I've had enough of these "bulldozer specials"....lol
Posted by: bsareo

Re: No new orders today - 01/14/10 07:33 PM

Candyman..

I just got rid of a couple of $11,000 condos with a defunct HOA, water and gas about to be shut off. Talk about a lot of work for a little bit of cash. $750 for each one. I can make that on a nice rental or a full day of BPO's..lol
Posted by: CandyMan

Re: No new orders today - 01/14/10 07:45 PM

Back in the day, when I attended Real Estate Survivor School, I think I must have slept through this class. The "Work Smarter, Not Harder" class was my favorite.....Divide your time into that $750 to see what your hourly rate was.....$750 is what I averaged per sale, back in '78......ouch........
Posted by: Analog Man

Re: No new orders today - 01/14/10 08:20 PM

CB, check your message inbox regarding CC.
Posted by: GoodBoy

Re: No new orders today - 01/15/10 12:53 PM

Hey Guys, are you busy? I was very slow yesturday and today? How is BPO's weather in your area?
Posted by: Doin' bpose

Re: No new orders today - 01/15/10 01:08 PM

I am limping my way to average this week. Waiting on a Friday afternoon drop.
Posted by: ChristieS

Re: No new orders today - 01/15/10 01:50 PM

Doin....here's wishing for that afternoon drop!
Posted by: Doin' bpose

Re: No new orders today - 01/15/10 02:00 PM

I've achieved average plus one. wahoo! It's all gravy for the rest of the day. There has been some tiny perculations from a few companies. Hope it does so in your coverage area too.
Posted by: barb43

Re: No new orders today - 01/15/10 02:02 PM

Average month going on here . . . I can't complain. smile
Posted by: Analog Man

Re: No new orders today - 01/15/10 02:39 PM

CW is going NUTS!!!!
Posted by: GoodBoy

Re: No new orders today - 01/15/10 05:33 PM

In may area it has been sunny, but very very dry day :-( not evern 1 drop
Posted by: AgentinMA

Re: No new orders today - 01/15/10 07:48 PM

Just an average week here but I only have 3 due Monday. I usually have 10-15 in the pipeline. It's kind of sloooow...
Posted by: bsareo

Re: No new orders today - 01/15/10 11:04 PM

Average here as well. Just got 57 auto dumped Landsafes on me in addition to the 49 from yesterday for yet another crazy weekend. You have got to love em though. CHA CHING
Posted by: REO4freedom

Re: No new orders today - 01/16/10 08:47 AM

Wow, it's not even 7AM pst, and I've accepted 8 orders, on a Sat.
Posted by: neudot

Re: No new orders today - 01/16/10 10:09 AM

I thought I was in for a quiet weekend, which I would have welcomed. But I was slammed with orders late yesterday and 2 so far today, most repeat addresses. Turned down one BB, also a repeat address but way out there, and an ORT, just a couple miles from my house, but only $30. fugetaboutit.
Posted by: Newton

Re: No new orders today - 01/16/10 11:06 AM

Originally Posted By: bsareo
Average here as well. Just got 57 auto dumped Landsafes on me in addition to the 49 from yesterday for yet another crazy weekend. You have got to love em though. CHA CHING


Almost all of your posts sound like bragging and are for the most part unbelievable. 57 from LandSafe, at once? Are you kidding me? Spare us. Just like the 29 orders you got yesterday or was it a half million. For the record I don't believe anything you're spewing.
Posted by: Peace ☼

Re: No new orders today - 01/16/10 12:23 PM

I have a big fat 0 BPOs due next week... I needed a break.
This past week was busy, plus got an accepted offer...I'll prob pick some up mid week.
Posted by: TB in TX

Re: No new orders today - 01/16/10 12:28 PM

Originally Posted By: Newton
Originally Posted By: bsareo
Average here as well. Just got 57 auto dumped Landsafes on me in addition to the 49 from yesterday for yet another crazy weekend. You have got to love em though. CHA CHING


Almost all of your posts sound like bragging and are for the most part unbelievable. 57 from LandSafe, at once? Are you kidding me? Spare us. Just like the 29 orders you got yesterday or was it a half million. For the record I don't believe anything you're spewing.


I concur, Newton.
Posted by: CandyMan

Re: No new orders today - 01/16/10 12:49 PM

Correct me if I'm wrong.......Is "auto dumped" and "blast" not one of the same? I'm trying to make sense of some of these numbers. If this were "auto assigned", I need to go back to school and update my math skills. I can't get them to add up, unless this is "one large BPO team"......just my two cents......
Posted by: Analog Man

Re: No new orders today - 01/16/10 01:09 PM

Originally Posted By: Newton
Originally Posted By: bsareo
Average here as well. Just got 57 auto dumped Landsafes on me in addition to the 49 from yesterday for yet another crazy weekend. You have got to love em though. CHA CHING


Almost all of your posts sound like bragging and are for the most part unbelievable. 57 from LandSafe, at once? Are you kidding me? Spare us. Just like the 29 orders you got yesterday or was it a half million. For the record I don't believe anything you're spewing.



Ummm, are we talking Landsafe as in CW/BOA???
If so, how can you get more than 15 at a time? That is my limit, and from everyone that I know that is the limit set by the company. Now if this is a different Landsafe then that ignore this post.
Posted by: neudot

Re: No new orders today - 01/16/10 01:48 PM

Maybe there's a reason he/she is "bs" reo.
Posted by: bsareo

Re: No new orders today - 01/16/10 01:52 PM

I invite you to come work with me for a week and see for yourself. Anytime.
Posted by: bsareo

Re: No new orders today - 01/16/10 02:03 PM

OK. I hired another assistant to help. It has gotten too crazy as it keeps getting busier.
Here is the deal
I have a licensed agent that does strictly photo's 7 days a week.
I now have 2 full time licensed assistants doing data entry
Me and my Wife who ar both licensed process all day as well and I personally do all interior inspections.
400 orders pays $16,800 ($42 ea)
400 photos- $4,000 ($10 ea)
300 data entry- $4500 ($15 ea)
This leaves $8300 at the end of the month from 1 client. The end of the day meant after all the bills were paid. sorry

When I first got so busy it was just me and my wife but things have had to change. I was working 20 hours a day.

If anywanyone wants my how to set up info just PM me and I would be happy to tell you how I do it.

This is not BSREO it's BSAREO--Neudot--nice shot
Posted by: CandyMan

Re: No new orders today - 01/16/10 02:23 PM

I'm not tryin' to get into this cat fight...just doing the math.....

Are you saying your team of 5 completes 400 orders a day? And, your picture person completes 400 sets of pictures per day?

Per week works for me (57.14 orders per day), with a large team. Per day, I just can't get the math to work. 400 sets of pictures (daily) with an average of 9 hours of daylight equals 2.25 minutes per subject, and that doesn't include drive time. Can you see where I'm having a problem with the math?
Posted by: TB in TX

Re: No new orders today - 01/16/10 02:26 PM

Just crop a screen shot of your Landsafe Pending Orders page to show us how many orders you have pending. You know, the bottom of each page where it says "1-10 of 387 orders" should clear this question right up.....
Posted by: bsareo

Re: No new orders today - 01/16/10 02:28 PM

No problem. Here you go

Other Appraisal Gross: (331) $14,397.00Current Gross Fee** (338) $14,586.00
**Estimate Of All Accepted and Unaccepted Orders (Count Includes Cancelled Orders)
Posted by: bsareo

Re: No new orders today - 01/16/10 02:31 PM

No it is a month.
Posted by: TB in TX

Re: No new orders today - 01/16/10 02:49 PM

Originally Posted By: bsareo
No problem. Here you go

Other Appraisal Gross: (331) $14,397.00Current Gross Fee** (338) $14,586.00
**Estimate Of All Accepted and Unaccepted Orders (Count Includes Cancelled Orders)


That's not a screenshot. I can type random numbers too....We want to see your CURRENT PENDING LANDSAFE RECORD COUNT - as a screen print.
Posted by: Don Price (Pine)

Re: No new orders today - 01/16/10 02:57 PM

Done washing 'Little Blue Pikachu', what's up wink

I was thinking for bsareo and others in the future - perhaps one of you PC gurus would post instructions for taking a screen shot?

I don't know why, but I'm smiling and I have that old warm and fuzzy feeling again, Oh, Trinity is warming my feet for me wink
Posted by: CandyMan

Re: No new orders today - 01/16/10 03:03 PM

Originally Posted By: bsareo
No it is a month.


If I understand this post correctly, you're $8k plus per day is actually per month with this one company... well, then the numbers makes sense......end of "fire storm"...lol
Posted by: bsareo

Re: No new orders today - 01/16/10 03:07 PM

All 338 of them are on 1 page. I do not the 10 per page you are speaking of and I am not going to copy my workload in detail for you to see.
Posted by: Analog Man

Re: No new orders today - 01/16/10 03:12 PM

Since I am a Me, Myself and I BPOer, the thought of having 338 BPOs to do is unconscionable. That being said, I would love for CW to up my limit from 15 to say 25. I've asked in the past if they could up my limit, as I get their orders back within 48 hours. I've been told "no" on several occasions as I was told there are no exceptions to their policy.

I'll ask again on Monday, and see what happens.........
Posted by: Don Price (Pine)

Re: No new orders today - 01/16/10 03:12 PM

Originally Posted By: bsareo
Average here as well. Just got 57 auto dumped Landsafes on me in addition to the 49 from yesterday for yet another crazy weekend. You have got to love em though. CHA CHING


bsareo, we know it is not brag if it is fact, well OK, maybe a little, but you'll certainly be a Big Dog here when you post that screen shot. That's over 100k an, from one AMC - you certainly have it all over me. PM me your system - I'll be grateful for half of your volume - maybe less. wink
Posted by: TB in TX

Re: No new orders today - 01/16/10 03:13 PM

Shift-Print Screen (generally the print screen key is located near the function keys).

Paste to a word doc, click on the image, crop as necessary, save as a picture.

Upload to online picture sharing account, paste the link into the reply box here, and submit.

Voila!
Posted by: Don Price (Pine)

Re: No new orders today - 01/16/10 03:18 PM

Originally Posted By: bsareo
All 338 of them are on 1 page. I do not the 10 per page you are speaking of and I am not going to copy my workload in detail for you to see.


I was thinking it was just a total line that was wanted. excuse my ignorance about them, but I think that would suffice. No one blames you for not wanting to show the entire screen shot.

Good Luck - I wish there was just a way you could show the 2 days of orders that totaled over a 100, from this company alone. That is what I call having clout with a company.
Posted by: TB in TX

Re: No new orders today - 01/16/10 03:21 PM



Here is an example from the road. And Landsafe's screen only allows for 15 orders per page, so I call BS, bsareo.

Maybe you can get one of those assistants of yours to teach you about using your computer, cropping, etc.
Posted by: CandyMan

Re: No new orders today - 01/16/10 03:24 PM

Originally Posted By: brad34695
Since I am a Me, Myself and I BPOer, the thought of having 338 BPOs to do is unconscionable. That being said, I would love for CW to up my limit from 15 to say 25. I've asked in the past if they could up my limit, as I get their orders back within 48 hours. I've been told "no" on several occasions as I was told there are no exceptions to their policy.

I'll ask again on Monday, and see what happens.........


Over ths past year, I've had a few companies increase my order count. Each will have their own limits.....some may let you exceed that. My last increase was last month. When I asked for an increase, they reviewed my file, and said "Your stats are Tier 1, which means you can pick your own number".....That has to make one feel good.....No, I didn't get crazy and pick 100 (sounded good, lol). I know my limits and stay within those boundaries.
Posted by: King of Internet

Re: No new orders today - 01/16/10 03:51 PM

i usually dont ask questions about companies but....

is the appraiser application on their page the application to do BPOs?
Posted by: Don Price (Pine)

Re: No new orders today - 01/16/10 03:59 PM

Originally Posted By: King of Internet
i usually dont ask questions about companies but....

is the appraiser application on their page the application to do BPOs?


If you wish - you can PM King instead of posting - please.

King - PM me what you find out - LOL
Posted by: ....J~

Re: No new orders today - 01/16/10 06:09 PM

There an easier way to find out if bsareo really has the number he does. If he wants to pm me his name I can call a friend at landsafe who owes me a favor and confirm the number of bpos he has in his queue.


Just a suggestion to clear it up. Doubt he'd take me up on the offer though. If he has that many orders I would imagine its because they are in several agents queues that are part of his teams. Lots of mills frown on this. Its considered putting too many eggs in one basket.

J~
Posted by: TB in TX

Re: No new orders today - 01/16/10 06:24 PM

Yeah, he's not going to do that. I even put an error in my post just to see if he called me out on it with the correct number per page.

I am doubting he works for them at all, because the "snapshot" he gave doesn't even exist anywhere on the Landsafe valuations site and NO ONE has ever claimed to have limits anywhere near that high.

I feel some smoke blowing up my skirt and we all know where its coming from.
Posted by: ....J~

Re: No new orders today - 01/16/10 06:28 PM

Well from a company side, it would be practically unheard of to have an agent have that high of a volume for one account. Especially in a populated area. I could maybe see if he is in a rural area and they had a bulk there, they might on a temp basis up his cap to handle it. But to do it consistantly, I wouldnt really believe it.

J~
Posted by: MontyC21

Re: No new orders today - 01/16/10 06:33 PM

I find it hard to believe since bsaeo is one of the top posters this month.......what a life that must be.
Posted by: MontyC21

Re: No new orders today - 01/16/10 06:36 PM

And I would love a PM on that Landsafe question by King, too. I've been all over that website looking, I need to move some of my eggs out of Big Bird's basket!
Posted by: Jwalkbpo

Re: No new orders today - 01/16/10 06:46 PM

okay, ive searched and i bring up too many responses to get an answer. But who is big bird/bird bird????
Posted by: Don Price (Pine)

Re: No new orders today - 01/16/10 06:51 PM

We know it is not a problem - no one really needs to prove anything. Everyone is welcome to share and learn.

It only becomes an issue when people give numbers, or make statements, that even the experts here cannot fathom - we've seen it many times before and will in the future.

I say give them enough rope and they'll soon be hung or prove themselves by backing up what they have stated - again - both have taken place here.

I'll defend the forum for questioning people to back up what they say if desired - as long as it isn't personal.

In the past I have asked for license information when suspected people were giving advice as if they were a professional and the advice seemed suspect - that usually cools them, at least for a while.

I also remember the people that have been asked for this info and have not yet supplied it - wink

It's all good - this has been a good exchange, a good model of how to question people without getting personal.

Kudos to everyone and all sides, well done, no need to stop smile
Posted by: bsareo

Re: No new orders today - 01/16/10 06:54 PM

I think big bird is Main Street Valuations but I am not 100% positive
Posted by: MontyC21

Re: No new orders today - 01/16/10 06:55 PM

Jwalk- sorry, sloppy typing. Its BIG bird.
Posted by: Analog Man

Re: No new orders today - 01/16/10 06:56 PM

Originally Posted By: Jwalkbpo
okay, ive searched and i bring up too many responses to get an answer. But who is big bird/bird bird????


xxxxx
Posted by: Don Price (Pine)

Re: No new orders today - 01/16/10 07:14 PM

Oh Monty frown

wink
Posted by: bsareo

Re: No new orders today - 01/16/10 07:30 PM

I just sent my proof to Pine and he will reply and let you all know that I am legit.:)
Posted by: seasaw

Re: No new orders today - 01/16/10 07:32 PM

Originally Posted By: bsareo
OK. I hired another assistant to help. It has gotten too crazy as it keeps getting busier.
Here is the deal
I have a licensed agent that does strictly photo's 7 days a week.
I now have 2 full time licensed assistants doing data entry
Me and my Wife who ar both licensed process all day as well and I personally do all interior inspections.
400 orders pays $16,800 ($42 ea)
400 photos- $4,000 ($10 ea)
300 data entry- $4500 ($15 ea)
This leaves $8300 at the end of the month from 1 client. The end of the day meant after all the bills were paid. sorry

When I first got so busy it was just me and my wife but things have had to change. I was working 20 hours a day.

If anywanyone wants my how to set up info just PM me and I would be happy to tell you how I do it.

This is not BSREO it's BSAREO--Neudot--nice shot


That sounds like a lot of overhead. Why don't you eliminate the team to yourself and wife? If BOA is your primary client, why don't you do 10 orders per day at $55 per order. That's $550 per day, $2750 ($55x10x5)for 5 days per week, $11K per month.
Posted by: bsareo

Re: No new orders today - 01/16/10 07:35 PM

I don't go after cookies when there is an entire cake in front of me to grab.
Posted by: Don Price (Pine)

Re: No new orders today - 01/16/10 07:57 PM

Originally Posted By: bsareo
I just sent my proof to Pine and he will reply and let you all know that I am legit.:)


Well I will say bsareo has sent me something - not what we seem to be talking about here - but something that at least shows he is in the business.

What I received was from a company not discussed here and was a emailed page of all orders in his area for a month - accepted, unaccepted and cancelled - which was totaled at 338.

Maybe BS would meet in the middle somewhere - but as long as everyone plays nice - what the heck - he's hanging tough smile

bs - you don't need to convince me - as stated I don't know this company, if you're dealing through a 3rd party vendor, it appears to me you are getting work through them and not Landsafe.

Maybe not the same thing - I do a lot of CW with eML - but none with CW alone - not that I'm not trying wink
Posted by: REOBOSS

Re: No new orders today - 01/16/10 08:01 PM

bsAreo i had faith. i knew all along you were legit
Posted by: bsareo

Re: No new orders today - 01/16/10 08:25 PM

I have tried hard to get Landsafe direct for years.. No luck but the 3rd party affiliate worked out like a charm.

Now that you all see that there is no BS here. Maybee someone will listen. Trailing email orders is not the way to go. I do them as well but the direct work is the key to being successful in this biz.
Posted by: MontyC21

Re: No new orders today - 01/16/10 08:31 PM

bsareo- I'm impressed, all that work and all those posts, too. PM some of your hints!
Posted by: Don Price (Pine)

Re: No new orders today - 01/16/10 08:49 PM

*scratching head* well I'm pretty sure most people asking bsareo for proof were wanting to see proof the bpo orders were from Landsafe - not another company working with BOA or Landsafe, so it that regards I guess the cheese goes to the doubters.

Also - I would be cautious of faining a victory to preach from an high pulpit to peers - bad form. If you want to be heard I suggest just mentioning things as how it has worked for you, they are some really nice people here and a few that are real BPO/REO Kings and Queens - or Queens and Kings wink

On the other hand - I give bsareo an A+ for scrambling to get something together that sort of works to support his contentions - just not exactly as expressed - but much better then I had anticipated. His fingers just type faster then he might think things through.

No one is going to fool the people here, they might be ignored for a long period, but they won't fool anyone but themselves.
Posted by: skorpion

Re: No new orders today - 01/17/10 12:51 AM

lol In case you guys don't know they are some bpo companies that does bpos for landsafe, the only company that works for landsafe that will sent you more than 25 orders per day will be *** only when they have huge bulk orders... before christmas they killed me with more than 25 orders per day for two weeks straight...I was doing good until one day this company sends me 30 interiors bpos right before christmas... i got burned out i had to declined them... I do believe bsareo. And in order to 25+ bpos per day of course you need a team to do so unless you want your turn around to look like crap....
Posted by: DesertRealtor

Re: No new orders today - 01/17/10 11:34 AM

'What I received was from a company not discussed here and was a emailed page of all orders in his area for a month - accepted, unaccepted and cancelled - which was totaled at 338'


He probably works at one of the companies and showed you the distribution list. ALL of the orders that went out to ALL of the agents in the area in a month.
Posted by: bsareo

Re: No new orders today - 01/17/10 12:18 PM

Desert--No they are Landsafe orders through a 3rd party and I did do 338 of them in the past 30 days. Why do you all doubt everything you read. I would not say they were Landsafe of they were not. (I also never claimed for them to be direct just through them) Please tell me how I would have access to a distribution list?? I sent Pine my entire Que of 338 orders with no cancells or QC's of which about 80 are active and 250 are invoiced. Try spending your time signing up with new clients and not trying to tweak how my workflow could not be possible. Trust me I do it every day and it is here. This is too much..

I'm out--you all have a good one. I have work to do.
Posted by: skorpion

Re: No new orders today - 01/17/10 12:29 PM

Honestly I dont even know why such a big deal..thats only 13 orders per day guys.. With all the ppl bsareo has working for him.. if he really knows how to run his team he should be finish by 4pm.... For me its not impressive at all.
Posted by: King of Internet

Re: No new orders today - 01/17/10 05:42 PM

Originally Posted By: DesertRealtor
'What I received was from a company not discussed here and was a emailed page of all orders in his area for a month - accepted, unaccepted and cancelled - which was totaled at 338'


He probably works at one of the companies and showed you the distribution list. ALL of the orders that went out to ALL of the agents in the area in a month.


I would like to add to the absurdity of the above statement.















Posted by: Don Price (Pine)

Re: No new orders today - 01/17/10 05:51 PM

Oh Man King, LOL ~ this thread has nearly everything now - all we need are the dancing pics and the he/she body builder - where are they when you need them. (we are missing a few FL members lately)

Keep the humor going - not only did I not get an order today, but my email is still messed up and I may not get one until it is fixed! frown
Posted by: Cool guy

Re: No new orders today - 01/18/10 12:33 AM

Anyone know if we are going to see orders tomorrow?

I know a few AMC's will not be open for business tomorrow.
Posted by: bsareo

Re: No new orders today - 01/18/10 12:37 AM

Yes. Some are open and should send work.
Posted by: barb43

Re: No new orders today - 01/18/10 12:45 AM

I had a gal check her voice mail today (on a sunday!) and she called to say she will get me a good address for one she'd tried to assign me so would I please go online and accept it? I said sure! So I know I should get at least one tomorrow. smile
Posted by: Analog Man

Re: No new orders today - 01/18/10 06:40 AM

CW sent me 3 overnight. So there is a chance!
Posted by: CandyMan

Re: No new orders today - 01/18/10 07:30 AM

I just checked in on eML........they're up and running........

UPDATE: ET is not open today.........AVM said they're going home at noon.

UPDATE II: I just got an order from SAM......better than none, I guess..lol
Posted by: TB in TX

Re: No new orders today - 01/18/10 08:56 AM

Originally Posted By: brad34695
CW sent me 3 overnight. So there is a chance!


Were they new or automatic reassigns from someone who didn't finish them on time? That's generally what I receive overnight. You can generally tell by the order number, and sometimes the assign date is about 5-7 days old.

Y'all can have all my orders today. Maybe this week or month. A flurry of traditional RE activity started last week and I think its going to snowball from here!
Posted by: Bluehoo

Re: No new orders today - 01/18/10 09:20 AM

Originally Posted By: brad34695
CW sent me 3 overnight. So there is a chance!

I usually score some on Sunday night, but none last night. I did get one on Saturday though. Oh well, maybe today, if not, I'll enjoy the day off with my little one. dancingguy
Posted by: Mike Tango

Re: No new orders today - 01/18/10 02:32 PM

EML has been really really slow here on North Jersey. Am said they are slow now. :-(
Posted by: ChristieS

Re: No new orders today - 01/18/10 04:15 PM

Not one order from anyone here today....Look out tomorrow!
Posted by: TampaRealEstate

Re: No new orders today - 01/18/10 04:46 PM

one order today, so i went old school RE and started calling the data base and got a listing (non REO/short sale)!!! when one door is closed ya just have to find an open window.
Posted by: Wupadupa

Re: No new orders today - 01/18/10 04:59 PM

I got a listing today. 2% listing commission with a 2.5 selling commission with a 35% referral. 400,000 condo :0 Not that big of a listing but im not complaining
Posted by: Analog Man

Re: No new orders today - 01/18/10 05:02 PM

Originally Posted By: TB in TX
Originally Posted By: brad34695
CW sent me 3 overnight. So there is a chance!


Were they new or automatic reassigns from someone who didn't finish them on time? That's generally what I receive overnight. You can generally tell by the order number, and sometimes the assign date is about 5-7 days old.

Y'all can have all my orders today. Maybe this week or month. A flurry of traditional RE activity started last week and I think its going to snowball from here!


TB:

Nice observation! The three orders I received from them last night are all dated 1/12/2010. They are all drive-bys. I hope this doesn't sound too critical, but how can agents not complete a simple drive-by CW by the due date?? Are some agents just that lazy? I realize things happen and a most common problem is people get sick, but now that you brought this to my attention I am going to watch these order dates more closely to see how many auto-assigns I get on a regular basis.
Posted by: TB in TX

Re: No new orders today - 01/18/10 05:10 PM

I get several a week this way, and am always amazed. Glad, but amazed!
Posted by: barb43

Re: No new orders today - 01/18/10 05:52 PM

Oh, brad, you made me laugh. Yes, a lot of people are pretty lazy, I think. This is a small town so sometimes I have a fairly good idea "who" didn't complete the order before me because the mileage from the office to the subject doesn't clear out. Have to shake my head sometimes.
Posted by: Vermont

Re: No new orders today - 01/18/10 06:04 PM

Originally Posted By: Wupadupa
I got a listing today. 2% listing commission with a 2.5 selling commission with a 35% referral. 400,000 condo :0 Not that big of a listing but im not complaining

So just to summarize, if your new Listing were to sell for the Asking Price of $400,000, then the Commission would be distributed as follows:

Selling Agent - 2.5% or $10,000;
Listing Agent - 1.3% or $5200; and
Referring Firm- 0.7% or $2800.

At least you are being made aware of the Referral Fee before commencing your work. Good Luck!
Posted by: Wupadupa

Re: No new orders today - 01/18/10 06:06 PM

Originally Posted By: Vermont
Originally Posted By: Wupadupa
I got a listing today. 2% listing commission with a 2.5 selling commission with a 35% referral. 400,000 condo :0 Not that big of a listing but im not complaining

So just to summarize, if your new Listing were to sell for the Asking Price of $400,000, then the Commission would be distributed as follows:

Selling Agent - 2.5% or $10,000;
Listing Agent - 1.3% or $5200; and
Referring Firm- 0.7% or $2800.

At least you are being made aware of the Referral Fee before commencing your work. Good Luck!


not to mention - $595 to my broker.(i'm on 100% split with a $595 transaction fee for every transaction smile
But at least I didn't have to front any $$$. This am has teamed up with a preservation company that handles all of that.
Posted by: Nifunifa

Re: No new orders today - 01/18/10 08:12 PM

Nothing for me today, good!!! I share more with my kids today....
Posted by: AgentinMA

Re: No new orders today - 01/18/10 09:14 PM

One interior today and a visit to the chiropractor from all the shoveling.
Posted by: Mike Tango

Re: No new orders today - 01/18/10 09:20 PM

Nothing for North Jersey today...quiet but not worry at all since all major banks are closed...lets see tomorrow...
Posted by: JnKS

Re: No new orders today - 01/18/10 09:27 PM

Things are dead on my side of things (CA)
Posted by: CandyMan

Re: No new orders today - 01/18/10 10:48 PM

I have a good gut feeling about orders, starting tomorrow.......let's see what unfolds..
Posted by: Lin [*^_^*]

Re: No new orders today - 01/19/10 12:04 AM

3 new orders today. Hope it picks up tomorrow.
Posted by: bsareo

Re: No new orders today - 01/19/10 12:48 AM

Be careful what you wish for. I got hammered here today.
Posted by: PalmBeach BPO

Re: No new orders today - 01/19/10 10:01 AM

zzzzzzzzzz. only 2 orders yesterday and nothing today... let's go, drop some orders.... trapped in front of my computer, my blackberry doesn't work for all companies.
Posted by: smg

Re: No new orders today - 01/19/10 10:05 AM

Originally Posted By: bsareo
Be careful what you wish for. I got hammered here today.


I absolutely knew when I clicked on this thread that if everybody was saying it was slow during the holiday, that you would post this.

I absolutely wish I could be like you. You are my hero.
Posted by: titlepro

Re: No new orders today - 01/19/10 11:49 AM

Hope it picks up in So Cal. Only one offer from Blo teck $40 thirty miles away...Told them "Fee Too Low, Sorry"
Posted by: ecrowe

Re: No new orders today - 01/19/10 02:26 PM

Only one new one yesterday and none today. It's kind of nice, though. I've been SLAMMED the first 2 weeks. I could use a short break.
Posted by: AliceInReoLand

Re: No new orders today - 01/19/10 02:26 PM

Quiet here, eerily so. Both on the REO and BPO front. Hope it doesn't last.
Posted by: ChristieS

Re: No new orders today - 01/19/10 03:04 PM

Took the free time to deliver 200 farming flyers today!!
Posted by: smg

Re: No new orders today - 01/19/10 03:19 PM

It is slow for me today too...grabbed two exteriors, nothing else. BSAREO will be the only one of us that gets much...but that is a given.
Posted by: AliceInReoLand

Re: No new orders today - 01/19/10 03:21 PM

Originally Posted By: ChristieS
Took the free time to deliver 200 farming flyers today!!

That's what I'm doing tomorrow. You know what they say, distribute your eggs between several baskets. Only a dummy counts on one chicken.
Posted by: CandyMan

Re: No new orders today - 01/19/10 03:25 PM

They're coming in slow, one at a time, and different companies..........so much for my gut feeling.....lol
Posted by: Newton

Re: No new orders today - 01/19/10 03:31 PM

Originally Posted By: smg
Originally Posted By: bsareo
Be careful what you wish for. I got hammered here today.


I absolutely knew when I clicked on this thread that if everybody was saying it was slow during the holiday, that you would post this.

I absolutely wish I could be like you. You are my hero.


Keep in mind that he's a top poster too and deserving of all the respect, accolades, and credibility that goes with that.

Very slow here, too slow.
Posted by: Grampa

Re: No new orders today - 01/19/10 03:32 PM

Originally Posted By: 6InchHeels
Originally Posted By: ChristieS
Took the free time to deliver 200 farming flyers today!!

That's what I'm doing tomorrow. You know what they say, distribute your eggs between several baskets. Only a dummy counts on one chicken.


One day without constant work and you are putting out fliers!
I am impressed, and feeling the years. After weeks of non stop work I look forward to a nap. Go Get Em! That attitude will ensure your success as so many are not willing to put forth that level of effort. I hope it pays off for you VERY well.
Posted by: Analog Man

Re: No new orders today - 01/19/10 03:36 PM

You realize if this trend continues, there is a certian someone on this MB who will say, "I told you so!!!"

I think we all know who I am referring to.
Posted by: UZandBUZ

Re: No new orders today - 01/19/10 03:36 PM

Personally, I have had a banner month and the slowdown is a bit welcome...
Posted by: CandyMan

Re: No new orders today - 01/19/10 03:42 PM

Originally Posted By: brad34695
You realize if this trend continues, there is a certian someone on this MB who will say, "I told you so!!!"

I think we all know who I am referring to.


Can you give me a hint?.........lol
Posted by: Jwalkbpo

Re: No new orders today - 01/19/10 03:47 PM

I think the best hint would be "silly wabbits!" haha
Posted by: Grampa

Re: No new orders today - 01/19/10 03:49 PM

Brad,
One month does not a year make. I know of which you speak. In our little piece of this pebble we are seeing an uptick.
But, it will be interesting (moderately) if Jan is a bit slow what happens with the posting.

I personally think, HOLD YOUR HORSES, we have not seen anything yet. Think of this as early 2000 in the stock market when the NASDAQ dropped from 5000 in a large leap and everyone who stayed invested (myself included unfortuantly) thought "It can't get any worse". I learned the hard way that no matter how bad it is: "It will be worse than you ever thought it could get."

I think REO/BPO is a safe bet for at least 3 years. I have posted why on many other threads. Look at the numbers and follow the money. We have investors who bought in early 2008 who thought the market was bottoming.

J~'s comments on what BPO's are used for should put the BPOers here minds at ease. I think REO is still in for a major amount of business this year as well. However, do not discount Short Sales and traditional sales.

Always just IMHO.
Posted by: barb43

Re: No new orders today - 01/19/10 03:51 PM

I don't mind a slight slow down. Having a good month on bpos here . . . Spent part of today with the local housing authority inspecting 3 of my units. The units passed. The housing authority is "re-homing" some "displaced" persons -- an apt complex is in foreclosure and the folks had to leave quickly. There is a shortage of quality and affordable rentals. My slogan is "Providing clean, affordable homes for your comfort." And I do that - and I don't make people jump through all the hoops that some of the management companies toss out there, so I get appreciative lower-income working people as a general rule. Most stay a few years, take care of their places, and become like extended family.
Posted by: skorpion

Re: No new orders today - 01/19/10 03:56 PM

I knew this was gonna happen i just got hammered... another late night for me... =*(
Posted by: PalmBeach BPO

Re: No new orders today - 01/19/10 03:57 PM

finally, orders are dropping... people be on the look out.
Posted by: skorpion

Re: No new orders today - 01/19/10 03:58 PM

big red machine is dropping orders... lol
Posted by: CandyMan

Re: No new orders today - 01/19/10 04:02 PM

Originally Posted By: Jwalkbpo
I think the best hint would be "silly wabbits!" haha


Elmer Fudd?
Posted by: Analog Man

Re: No new orders today - 01/19/10 04:03 PM

Grampa:

I agree with you 100%. However knowing the nature of that poster, if things slow down for any type of measured period of time, "Silly Wabbits" will use that as a case for him proving his own point.

Therefore my post was a humorous way of voicing my anticipation of such posts if even a few days slow down occurs.
Posted by: Grampa

Re: No new orders today - 01/19/10 04:10 PM

Understood and I concur. That is why I said one month does not a year make. Popcorn, Get Your Popcorn. smile
Posted by: CandyMan

Re: No new orders today - 01/19/10 04:55 PM

So much for pictures.....raining in buckets, then starts to hail.....kind of reminds me of the old days in Arizona. Trust me, when it rains there, lakes tend to appear in the desert....an hour later, you'd never knew it rained.
Posted by: Don Price (Pine)

Re: No new orders today - 01/19/10 04:59 PM

I heard on the news a couple of days ago that California - especially Southern CA, could be hit hard with rain - up to 20"+- in the mountains.

They said authorities were concerned about slides and flooding in all 3 systems trained behind each other.

Take your water wings with you guys wink
Posted by: CandyMan

Re: No new orders today - 01/19/10 05:02 PM

CanDo said last night they needed water at their lake. She's only about an hour from me. Assuming she's getting what I'm getting, her "cup should runneth over"..lol
Posted by: Don Price (Pine)

Re: No new orders today - 01/19/10 05:05 PM

Got 3 orders today I couldn't accept - and a couple of phone calls for 1 of out favorites I could get to.

I'm just tickled that my email seems to be working again, it went crazy 12/29/09 and is just now looking normal. AA and Earthlink had problems with each other and I am still missing about 180 emails frown
Posted by: bpojoe

Re: No new orders today - 01/19/10 06:29 PM

Originally Posted By: brad34695
Grandpa:

I agree with you 100%. However knowing the nature of that poster, if things slow down for any type of measured period of time, "Silly Wabbits" will use that as a case for him proving his own point.

Therefore my post was a humorous way of voicing my anticipation of such posts if even a few days slow down occurs.


imitation is the greatest form of flattery for sure---
here is a funny thing---how many of you have broker 150 so far? huh?
ya i know guys doing 10-20 a month may get a spike of 2-3 and think it is raining BPO's..
but this time last year i was over 150 and turning orders down..
right now i am barely over 100--yes i missed a few---BUT I AM NOT TURNING WORK DOWN..

so less bpos with more competition= what?
bdee bdee bdee---dats all folks!
hey i hope you all have record months---let me know when you bust out 200--then i will be a believer--
but if you are setting on 20-30 and say you are having a record month---not impressed!
peace!
Posted by: smg

Re: No new orders today - 01/19/10 06:40 PM

I am sitting right about where I was last year, between 35-40 per week. I am not seeing business up, nor down. I am at 35-40 as I am a one man operation, do not use auto accept software, still work with buyes and sellers some. If I wanted to do more, they are certainly there. My phone is chirping all day from RRR and countless others that I do not look at. So, biz is by no means dropping off in my neck of the woods...
Posted by: northtxbroker

Re: No new orders today - 01/19/10 07:41 PM

Originally Posted By: bpojoe
here is a funny thing---how many of you have broker 150 so far? huh?

Can somebody translate this into English? Are you talking about bpos or reos??

Originally Posted By: bpojoe
ya i know guys doing 10-20 a month may get a spike of 2-3 and think it is raining BPO's..
but this time last year i was over 150 and turning orders down..
right now i am barely over 100--yes i missed a few---BUT I AM NOT TURNING WORK DOWN..

Wait a sec! If you're going to BS the board, keep your story straight. You claim to make 90% of your money doing bpos and bring in $15,000 -- $20,000 a month. So, here's some simple math:

Min. claimed income: $15,000
Min. claimed to be from BPOs: $13,500
Estimated number of BPOs needed to reach minimum (at $50 a pop): 270

Here, I'll add these so you can remember what you've posted:

Originally Posted By: bpojoe
i do aboutu 90% bpos now---used to be 10% then 30-then 50...
Originally Posted By: bpojoe
I used to make 20-30 grand a month and now i barely bring in $15-20,000.

Please keep the complete and utter lying BS off the board. It's getting ridiculous. Or maybe you're just delusional.
Posted by: skorpion

Re: No new orders today - 01/19/10 07:47 PM

i agreed with northtxbroker.... I wanna believe you Joe but even ur math doesnt make any sense... ur making FL agents look bad...lol
Posted by: smg

Re: No new orders today - 01/19/10 07:51 PM

Joe- You do seem to contradict yourself. Hard to give you the benefit of the doubt when it is so brazen.
Posted by: bpojoe

Re: No new orders today - 01/19/10 08:12 PM

NB--you sure spend a lot of time trying to make your brain twist crap around to fit your way of seeing things--you must be a true ditto head---
start from a false premise and work backwards--
so lets do this...
i do between 200-270 bpos a month--
beginning of last year i was averaging $70 (I got 70 to 100 for interiors and that is what I did mostly) and now $45(interiors are 45-75 and not as many)
I made $140,000 last year from bpos-give or take
I made $30,000 from flat fees-give or take (which I admit makes bpos more like 83%-more or less)
now if we want to add rents, management and investments--then of course my BPO business will be much less than 90% of my 'real estate' business..so I may have misguessed[sic]—my bad!
now since i had not 'added up' all of my income when i made previous posts--i was giving an estimate--unlike your 'numbers' which are pulled from your rectum..but I try to error less to my advantage—but with guys like you—there is no winning—I made more than I said, I made less—what ever!
now as far as my ‘used to ‘ income of 20-30k a month—yes that is what I lose right now and I DO NOT MAKE with my other business—THEREFORE NOT PART OF THE 10% 90% 88% or whatever warped number you want to plug into your brain and poop out some maniacal conclusion that even Glen Beck would have to go “HUH?”

now as far as asking how many people ‘broker’ 150? I mistyped-I meant “how many people broke 150’ meaning how many people did at least 150 so far this year—comprende(sorry not English)—also, sorry I cannot be as perfect as you-I will have to try harder. Maybe I will pump up on a caffeine/Prozac cocktail to reach your level of ‘expertise’.

Now please feel free to go back through all of my posts word for word and do a nice contrast comparison of each post and then see how far off I am—ok? I wish I had as much time on my hands as YOU. My wife has not spent as much time caring about me as you—
THANKS---LUV U2!
Silly wabbit! hehehe
Posted by: bpojoe

Re: No new orders today - 01/19/10 08:18 PM

and scorpie and msg?[sic] i have $1000 to the haiti fund of your choice that says what i say is true--i say--put up or shut up..
i will be more than happy to dontate your $1000 for you--if i am right!
peace!
Posted by: bsareo

Re: No new orders today - 01/19/10 10:01 PM

This thread is cracking me up. 200 so far in 2010 no problem. I am sure there are many agents out there who have cracked 200 already since the volume has been so high everywhere. That is only 10 a day.
Posted by: Jwalkbpo

Re: No new orders today - 01/19/10 10:11 PM

Thanks for keeping up on him, he's getting progressively worse in the BS he spews, its indicative of a sociopath-like personality.
Posted by: UZandBUZ

Re: No new orders today - 01/19/10 10:13 PM

Personaly, I am up 16% from last January (114 so far this month).... making more per bpo, doing more per week... completed 1643 last year for 19 companies... planning on doing more than last year easily...business is good... (I think we all have a different mix of business,...each to his own...my income is about 90% bpos, 10% reos)...
Posted by: AliceInReoLand

Re: No new orders today - 01/19/10 10:34 PM

Ok well for you Super BPOers, I do approx 40-60 a month. And that's all I can handle. I turn them in on time and I do them well. I am down so far this year but I'm not that concerned about it as I have my eggs in many baskets.
Having said that, I picked up my typical 4 today. Back on track.
Posted by: skorpion

Re: No new orders today - 01/19/10 10:46 PM

lol you dont have to prove me anything joe and its not about how much u make.. you keep saying this biz is going down and everyone disagrees with you..if everyone disagrees with you is for a reason...Im just trying to be realistic and honest with the agents reading my postings... I wouldn't lie about our biz or post something i dont have any facts.... because ur bringing the moral down to lots of agents here by lying or say things you dont have any prove of.... lets keep it real guys.. no more bs.. we're here to help each other out....
Posted by: Doin' bpose

Re: No new orders today - 01/19/10 10:52 PM

I am right there with you 6inchheels. I hit 15 a week on average. I've done 3 times as many in a week a few years ago, but I had nothing else going on. I like 3 to 4 a day. Ther is a smooth cadence to it. And I do not pull my hair out. It also lets me be selective most weeks. I let the stinkers go and keep the better ones. I get to be selective most of the time, but not all of the time.
Posted by: BPO Doug

Re: No new orders today - 01/19/10 11:01 PM

BPOs for me are down so far this year over last year and BPOs are over 90% of my business. Was averaging 60 to 70 per week, now I am doing 55-60. For me EMTG is almost dead too much competition and I refuse to do Protect due to their $40 fees and sucky forms. I also pass on RRR and M2M due to their forms and lower fees. As for the rest of the year I guess we will see, but many homes are selling quickly through short sales which definitely lower the number of BPOS being completed on a property compared to a REO that could take up to a year to foreclose.
Posted by: bpojoe

Re: No new orders today - 01/20/10 12:01 AM

Originally Posted By: 6InchHeels
Ok well for you Super BPOers, I do approx 40-60 a month. And that's all I can handle. I turn them in on time and I do them well. I am down so far this year but I'm not that concerned about it as I have my eggs in many baskets.
Having said that, I picked up my typical 4 today. Back on track.

hey heels--don't feel bad about doing only 40-60--that is a lot of work---
i know a time a few years back i would have eaten dirt for 40-60 bpos a month--

there are not a whole lot of people doing over 100 and very few doing 200-trust me--some guys may have a team, different offices and various areas-and they have to pay rent, employees and they do not have it going on like they make it seem. i deal with some of the biggest guys out there and i do not want to trade places with them-
it is hard work doing a lot of bpos--i know because i do a lot and i know what it takes and more importantly, i live in south florida..
and guess what is here? the largest number of foreclosures in the USA--so if things are slowing here--AND IT IS NOT ME SAYING THIS--IT IS FARRV, Goodmandean, CORELOGIC ETC ETC..i think they know. But i think if anyone is knocking down 30-50k a year doing bpos--that is better than 75% of the realtors out there--maybe 80% plus—and that is not a bad thing!
a lot of what people say is nonsense--if any 1 or 2 people claim to do 400 bpos a month---they are talking nonsense! trust me!
i do not like even doing 200--but right now that is what i need to pay for my new house!
i want to cut back to 150 in a few months.
but again--if anyone is making 3-5k a month in this economy--they should be happy!
i work my but off for the money i make--
good luck to all -big and small--
you get what you give-
for me--i am buying a new house on the golf course, cutting back on bpos and doing some short sales!
smile
wish me luck--i am going to need it!
peace~
Posted by: bsareo

Re: No new orders today - 01/20/10 12:10 AM

Good luck Joe.. I do have to disagree with you on the slowdown though. Maybee those companies are slow-True-I will agree with that. I still get 10 GD a month and they lost their largest client Citi almost a year ago and never recovered from the loss, heck they laid off half of ther staff and it had nothing to do with things slowing down. Every day here is busy and I do not see a slowdown in sight. I just joined 3 new companies in the last week that called me to come work with them. I think they found me on REO-Network-I guess that $200 was well spent. If they are recruiting new agents, I doubt they see a slowdown in sight either.
Posted by: bpojoe

Re: No new orders today - 01/20/10 12:34 AM

bsa--you seem to be one of the top dogs here..
would you mind sharing how you are able to accept and complete 200 bpos in 2 weeks? and more important 400 a month?
that is an awesome achievement--i have not met any 1-2 people who can handle that work--let a lone find that much in any one. two or sometimes three counties in America--
please share!
thanks
Posted by: skorpion

Re: No new orders today - 01/20/10 12:52 AM

anyone with common sense can do that amount joe... starts with a T... LOL...
Posted by: bsareo

Re: No new orders today - 01/20/10 12:59 AM

Joe-I turn down as much work as I accept almost every day. If I had 3 of me I could make a mint rockon
You should see my inbox each morning shocked
The best part is they are auto assigned and I do not have to take the time to accept them grin
Posted by: bsareo

Re: No new orders today - 01/20/10 01:12 AM

Tip #1 Late work adds up to less or no work at all in the future so never accept more than you can turn in the time given. If you accidently accept too much--call your co-workers for help:)
Tip #2 No excuses--just get it done--you know yesterday not tomorrow..lol
Posted by: skorpion

Re: No new orders today - 01/20/10 01:14 AM

and dont forget to take your medicine before starting ur bpos joe im pretty sure u need it... lol
Posted by: bpojoe

Re: No new orders today - 01/20/10 02:26 AM

how many people here can do 400 bpos in 1 month? even with auto assign--which i have never seen anyone get 400 auto assigns.

again-my wife and i can do 200-250 and even 300--but that is cranking. And I would not want to do it for long--

i personally think it is impossible to take photos, pull comps and submit 400 orders a month with out a lot of help---the pics alone would take all day.
so i know skorpie is full of it--i doubt he/she has had their license for more than a year--just posting childish gibberish..
but bsa-- i had hopes that you would at least post something rational
i could be off of my mark--but can anyone here can do 400 bpos a month---month after month?
and then turn down 400?--now that is something--
anyway--it is all nonsense-
the whole bpo thing was nice during the real estate transition but i am more of a hunter than passive pet being fed peanuts and dancing for my food!~
maybe it is only time for ME to change---
lets hope I am wrong and the rest keep their bowls full!

and for the record skorpie--i do not need medicine or any other stimulant--but i bet anything YOU cannot say that!
hehehe--me thinks the smeller is the feller?
Posted by: CandyMan

Re: No new orders today - 01/20/10 02:37 AM

Joe

Read back on a few of his posts. I believe he has a team of 5...400 is not unrealistic.
Posted by: bsareo

Re: No new orders today - 01/20/10 02:57 AM

Joe-Dude--Are you calling me out now? How about you fly to Phoenix and I will show you how it's done. PM me on when you will arrive and I will come pick you up. If you don't believe it after you see it, I will pay for your flight.
I had made a detailed post already but I will again state
I have 1 client that has assigned me 371 BPO's (was 339)in the last 34 days, and NO I do not have to "pick them up from email" When I wake up in the morning I go to my que and see how many I have been given for the day. I also work for about 20 other companies most of which are mentioned frequently on this board.
I have a team, Me, My wife, and 3 assistants. Everyone is licensed and I am looking to bring on another one real soon--maybee 2. It is very simple
1. One person runs all day every day taking photo's
2. 4 people process all day every day
We still sell REO and Short Sale properties as well at the same time.
Also up to Dec 31st, we field serviced 293 properties for TBW every 2 weeks and did all initial services for over a year.
In the scope of things around here, I am a small time agent so I cannot understand why nobody else is doing this.
I would not be so busy if I did not turn good quality work on time every time. I do not "scam" these up with auto responders or anything, they are personally assigned so yes they know how many I get.
You have REO, BPO, Short Sale, Field Servicing, Rekeying, property inspections and so many other things that can be done. There should be no reason not to be making money.
Rekeys cost $11 and pay $125
Posted by: CandyMan

Re: No new orders today - 01/20/10 03:09 AM

I'll be at Sky Harbor, tomorrow morning, at 10 a.m.....bring the limo......Don't worry about the ticket....one of my daughters works for United. What time does class start?......lol
Posted by: bsareo

Re: No new orders today - 01/20/10 03:17 AM

Class starts at 11 and beer and pizza by 11:30
Posted by: CandyMan

Re: No new orders today - 01/20/10 03:30 AM

Once we got that daily thing corrected, you have realistic numbers.....don't know what the problem is....Oh well, as long as I still have all my fingers and toes, I can still count........lol

You're up late, tonight.....I'm gathering up data for one more report and will input it in the morning.....if this coffee keeps working, I might do it tonight...lol
Posted by: bsareo

Re: No new orders today - 01/20/10 03:35 AM

I have 3 more to finish tonight and a freebie for US RES. It has been 119 DOM. The utilites are off, there is urine in the toilets, it's dirty it smells like you know and about 10K overpriced still. I think I have a new listing by Friday:)
I will never understand why agents think they can get away with this stuff...lol
Posted by: CandyMan

Re: No new orders today - 01/20/10 03:42 AM

Urine in the toilets?......You have a good one......Try urine on the walls, in the carpet....even saw some in a popcorn ceiling, once....was not a roof leak, or at least the leak was not from outside....lol
Posted by: bsareo

Re: No new orders today - 01/20/10 03:47 AM

I had one of my field servicing properties about 6 months ago. We showed up and had to put masks on at the street. My crews pulled out a couple hundred needles, truckloads of trash and the toilets--OMG--Never seen anything like it. We charged the bank $350 to unbolt and toss both in the trash. They were mountained over the top. I am positive I still have the pics somewhere. I will try to find them and load one in--Very Graphic...lol
My crews had to wear ventilators and hazmat suits on that one.
Posted by: CandyMan

Re: No new orders today - 01/20/10 03:55 AM

Go back and read an thread I started..."Stupid, stupid me"....was pretty much the same plus they had had a major fire.
Homey don't do that no more....lol
Posted by: ....J~

Re: No new orders today - 01/20/10 08:19 AM

Originally Posted By: bpojoe
..and guess what is here? the largest number of foreclosures in the USA--so if things are slowing here--AND IT IS NOT ME SAYING THIS--IT IS FARRV, Goodmandean, CORELOGIC ETC ETC..i think they know. But i think if anyone is knocking down 30-50k a year doing bpos--that is better than 75% of the realtors out there--maybe 80% plus—and that is not a bad thing!
a lot of what people say is nonsense--if any 1 or 2 people claim to do 400 bpos a month---they are talking nonsense! trust me!
Well my problem with this is I don't know who at FARVV you are talking to or corelogic but let me enlighten you a bit. Corelogic belongs to First American. So citing it as another source is a little silly since it's practically the same company. Futher more, the BB employee who counterfited my pocket Kings on Saturday night gave me an idea of what business is looking like for 2010. They're planning on volume for BPO's increasing through 2010 to 1.5x what they have now. If you are good at BPO's, there is money to be made. They're not going anywhere from anything I've seen.

My two cents.

J~
Posted by: northtxbroker

Re: No new orders today - 01/20/10 10:15 AM

amazing....

Originally Posted By: bpojoe 1/19/2010 at 6:29pm
right now i am barely over 100--yes i missed a few---BUT I AM NOT TURNING WORK DOWN..
Originally Posted By: bpojoe 1/20/2010 at 2:26am
again-my wife and i can do 200-250 and even 300--but that is cranking. And I would not want to do it for long--

Way to go! You doubled your production in about 8 hours!! That's just amazing!!!

Originally Posted By: bpojoe
now since i had not 'added up' all of my income when i made previous posts--i was giving an estimate--unlike your 'numbers' which are pulled from your rectum..but I try to error less to my advantage—but with guys like you—there is no winning—I made more than I said, I made less—what ever!

Hey, I'm not the one making stuff up...you are. You can't even keep your story straight from one page to another.

Originally Posted By: bpojoe
now as far as asking how many people ‘broker’ 150? I mistyped-I meant “how many people broke 150’ meaning how many people did at least 150 so far this year—comprende(sorry not English)—also, sorry I cannot be as perfect as you-I will have to try harder. Maybe I will pump up on a caffeine/Prozac cocktail to reach your level of ‘expertise’.

WTF?!?!? How many people broke 150? Again, are you talking about brokering REO sales or completing BPOs?

Originally Posted By: bpojoe
NB--you sure spend a lot of time trying to make your brain twist crap around to fit your way of seeing things--you must be a true ditto head---
start from a false premise and work backwards--

Sorry, bud. I'm starting from your claims. The reason they don't make any sense is because you're full of sh*t. By the way, I haven't twisted anything at all. I attempted to engage you in a conversation, but you NEVER answered any of the questions I asked you. Instead, you started talking about all of the money you make, which everybody knows now is a bunch of bull. Go finish having your mid-life crisis somewhere else and let the real business people actually talk intelligently about what is going on in the industry. You have NOTHING relevant to add to any conversation.
Posted by: CALIFBRKR

Re: No new orders today - 01/20/10 11:33 AM

OK....this is just getting too, too silly. Really!
Posted by: Don Price (Pine)

Re: No new orders today - 01/20/10 11:40 AM

Hey Guys - whazzup smile

There is an ignore link I think, if you go to a member's profile I think you can ignore their posts - I am not sure - but some members might want to consider trying it and letting us know how it works.

I guess if someone is being ignored but asks questions to that member - they might not be answered. As unfair as it always seemed to me at the time - my dear departed mom use to remark - it takes two to fight - no matter who started it. It was unfair since my older ( and unrealistically large and strong) brother usually started and ended it frown , but somehow I always shared in the blame.

Now as far as Southern Florida being the foreclosure capital of the world - and business there being 'the' indicator for everywhere - don't we see that as fuzzy logic? Real Estate is local - my market never has seen the foreclosure rate Miami has, and there are more now then a year ago - probably people here that are going under are doing so for completely different reasons. I would caution members to remember their market 'is not' like every other members.

AND - as far as anyone claiming 'trust me' eeeks - what can I say! There are many members here who work alone that can 400 + bpos a month - and do so on a regular bases. Considering the tone that has developed in this thread - I doubt those people will ever share their secrets with those who say it is impossible. You make your own bed here - smile

Besides - I'm seeing this to early in the day to really enjoy my popcorn and diet caffeine free coke.
Posted by: bpojoe

Re: No new orders today - 01/20/10 12:00 PM

Quote:
Way to go! You doubled your production in about 8 hours!! That's just amazing!!!

are you retarded? huh? can you read and comprehend at the same time? how can the fact that I CAN do 200-300 bpos and that I HAVE DONE THIS MONTH 100--contradict itself?
i do not know how some of you people even got a license..
Quote:
There are many members here who work alone that can 400 + bpos a month - and do so on a regular bases

this is not true--and i will put money on it.
for mere fact it is physically impossible for 1 person to take 400 photos,pull 400 comps, and input 400 bpos sheets --on a regular basis-
it just ain't happenin--this i know for sure--
so you people can say what you want--but most of the stuff here is just silly and made up!
all i posted what I see happening in my area and what the larger BPO companies are telling me--but i guess people on this forum are much smarter than everyone else- and to prove me wrong--for God know what reason--every one makes up stats--again for what reason i do not know.
maybe everyone is doing 400 a month-doubt it. maybe bpos are doubling for everyone but me--doubt it. maybe there is a conspiracy and all bpos companies are lying and everyone here is telling the truth--doubt it-

and yes corelogic and first american are owned by the same company--BUT THEY ARE 2 SEPERATE ENTITIES AND MANAGED BY SEPARATE PEOPLE--that is why i get orders from core logic and from first american---and management from both entities have told me--things are slow--
but what do they know huh?

enjoy that 400 a month--over 13 a day-7 days a week--
if a person worked 20 hours a day, 7 days a week and pulled photos from mls--yes they could do it maybe--if they had auto fill on forms..and yes there maybe one or two maniacs out there who could pull it off for a while--but they are not posting here--trust me!
Posted by: bpojoe

Re: No new orders today - 01/20/10 12:09 PM

Quote:
Now as far as Southern Florida being the foreclosure capital of the world - and business there being 'the' indicator for everywhere - don't we see that as fuzzy logic?

fuzzy logic?
since the surge in bpos are a product of foreclosures and Florida has been seen as one of the canaries in the coal mine--AND THE FACT THAT SOUTH FLORIDA IS WATCHED FOR TRENDS NATIONWIDE BY EVERYONE --where is the fuzzy logic?
seriously people--i can appreciate the fact you hate this limbaugh trashing liberal--but do you really have to play the same conservative hand and make stuff up to prove a point?
there are trends--locally and nationally--
and there are indicators--to say that indicators in Florida mean nothing--is just not true
Posted by: King of Internet

Re: No new orders today - 01/20/10 12:10 PM

Originally Posted By: Pine
Hey Guys - whazzup smile


For whatever reason, I found this to be funny.
Posted by: King of Internet

Re: No new orders today - 01/20/10 12:13 PM

Originally Posted By: bpojoe
AND THE FACT THAT SOUTH FLORIDA IS WATCHED FOR TRENDS NATIONWIDE BY EVERYONE


not debating whether this is fact or not. but if you say it is, i would be interested in reading more. what are your sources so that i can see more?

hopefully you have more than a "well, everyone knows it" source. i actually would like to read about how this is true.
Posted by: bpojoe

Re: No new orders today - 01/20/10 12:14 PM

Quote:
Instead, you started talking about all of the money you make, which everybody knows now is a bunch of bull. Go finish having your mid-life crisis somewhere else and let the real business people actually talk intelligently about what is going on in the industry. You have NOTHING relevant to add to any conversation.

silly silly wabbit--you want to make a bet --i can show you my tax records--but it will cost you. which haiti fund would you like to dontate to?
then you can get back to some of dat dere inte-li-gent con-fo-sation yuze has been talkin' about!
hehehe--funny lil monkeys
Posted by: TampaRealEstate

Re: No new orders today - 01/20/10 12:20 PM

only 3 orders so far this week, ouch! Time to go old school RE again until the next wave. ppl doing 100+ bpos a week! more power to ya. i get burned out after doing 5 or so a day but thats just me.
Posted by: ditty

Re: No new orders today - 01/20/10 12:20 PM

Im not silly...
Posted by: skorpion

Re: No new orders today - 01/20/10 12:24 PM

lol u guys crack me up...
Posted by: PalmBeach BPO

Re: No new orders today - 01/20/10 12:26 PM

I got 5 interiors last night. 3 of them are cancelled cause POC states the HO is uncooperative. great. so they are sitting as HOLDS, until the lender cancels them. they would rather go foreclosure. 35 a week for us is enough, it's draining enough. Especially here when almost every listing is inaccurate. double the work.
Posted by: Don Price (Pine)

Re: No new orders today - 01/20/10 12:32 PM

Originally Posted By: bpojoe
[...........if a person worked 20 hours a day, 7 days a week and pulled photos from mls--yes they could do it maybe--if they had auto fill on forms..and yes there maybe one or two maniacs out there who could pull it off for a while--but they are not posting here--trust me!


Hey Joe - is anyone else ever right if they disagree with you?

There is also no reason to be crude and rude - even if someone else is - doesn't mean you are required to join them.

As far as the members here that have, can and do 400 a month - yep some here do, believe it or not, that is your prerogative - as long as anyone refuses to believe - they also refuse to learn - and members that could help them, ignore them, to let them sit and stew in their own juices.

I wonder what is keeping the members with the systems off the boards or at least out of this thread, perhaps they don't have a need to prove their success - and they're busy completing their bpos - LOL

So in the end - the actual number completed isn't as important as the location and amount paid for competition the orders - and 'trust me' - they are either filling in a bpo or taking pics right now, they can post here while driving (shame on them too), take orders on the road, fill forms in a stop lights, and I think leap tall buildings in a single bound, and still party at least once a month smile

Even I figured out how to walk on H2O
Posted by: MontyC21

Re: No new orders today - 01/20/10 12:32 PM

In the last week, my orders are down. But my regular business is cranking up so it all evens out!
Posted by: Brad

Re: No new orders today - 01/20/10 12:45 PM

Slow this week in the midwest.
Posted by: GoodBoy

Re: No new orders today - 01/20/10 12:46 PM

Guys, I would like to know how is business going right now. It has been very dry in my area since last Thursday. How about you guys? What is the BPO weather in your area?
Posted by: TampaRealEstate

Re: No new orders today - 01/20/10 01:00 PM

well eml must be slow all over, just turned one in and got the qc thank you e mail in less than 20 minutes
Posted by: northtxbroker

Re: No new orders today - 01/20/10 01:15 PM

Originally Posted By: bpojoe
Quote:
Way to go! You doubled your production in about 8 hours!! That's just amazing!!!

are you retarded? huh? can you read and comprehend at the same time? how can the fact that I CAN do 200-300 bpos and that I HAVE DONE THIS MONTH 100--contradict itself?
i do not know how some of you people even got a license..

Here's the full quote for you:

Originally Posted By: bpojoe
ya i know guys doing 10-20 a month may get a spike of 2-3 and think it is raining BPO's..
but this time last year i was over 150 and turning orders down..
right now i am barely over 100--yes i missed a few---BUT I AM NOT TURNING WORK DOWN..

You were talking about your monthly levels. Again, let's be honest if you are even capable of it.
Posted by: northtxbroker

Re: No new orders today - 01/20/10 01:18 PM

Originally Posted By: Pine
There is an ignore link I think, if you go to a member's profile I think you can ignore their posts - I am not sure - but some members might want to consider trying it and letting us know how it works.

I guess if someone is being ignored but asks questions to that member - they might not be answered. As unfair as it always seemed to me at the time - my dear departed mom use to remark - it takes two to fight - no matter who started it. It was unfair since my older ( and unrealistically large and strong) brother usually started and ended it frown , but somehow I always shared in the blame.

Good point--I'll do that. I thought there might have been a chance for an intelligent conversation, but there obviously isn't. He saw my questions and decided to not answer them.
Posted by: DesertRealtor

Re: No new orders today - 01/20/10 01:43 PM

Soooooo slow. Booohooooo :(
We've only received about half or our regular orders/ workflow for the past 2 months. Doesn't help that the prices keep dropping. Was hoping they'd pick up again after the holiday moratoriums expired. Not quite. :(
Posted by: King of Internet

Re: No new orders today - 01/20/10 01:59 PM

last month I hit highest since 2006 with about 240 orders. it would have been more, but i took xmas week off. and im a 1 man army, so it was a hectic month.

im running at my average for this month, although it seems slow after last months mess.
Posted by: grexley

Re: No new orders today - 01/20/10 02:42 PM

This month started out well, but the last 10 days have been DEAD. And its across the board dead, from every company I work with.

I have a feeling we're going to get swamped here shortly...
Posted by: CandyMan

Re: No new orders today - 01/20/10 03:27 PM

One of my goals for 2010 was to cut back on BPO's and only select ones that paid well, and within 10 miles of my home office. It's starting to pay off. I have one company sending me 48 hour rush exteriors for $75...now, if they can just keep up the pace.......lol
Posted by: GoodBoy

Re: No new orders today - 01/20/10 03:41 PM

We need orders ASAP otherwise we will not have enough money for life .....LOL
Posted by: DesertRealtor

Re: No new orders today - 01/20/10 06:07 PM

Here's hoping.

You know, I used to work at a flower shop, and a lot of our business was with a Mortuary across the street. And the morticians and receptionists would come over and whine when their business was slow. I always thought it was so... well, morbid. I can see the similiarities with this business though.

"Come on NODs, pick up, baby!"
Posted by: barb43

Re: No new orders today - 01/20/10 06:24 PM

Originally Posted By: DesertRealtor
Here's hoping.

You know, I used to work at a flower shop, and a lot of our business was with a Mortuary across the street. And the morticians and receptionists would come over and whine when their business was slow. I always thought it was so... well, morbid. I can see the similiarities with this business though.

"Come on NODs, pick up, baby!"


You're right - I have friends who think it's just terrible that I do BPOs! As if I made these people forfeit on their notes. Doh! I had nothing to do with someone landing in foreclosure, not at all. I just work for somebody who works for somebody ... I don't do BPOs full-time. For one thing, there's not the volume here.
Posted by: Analog Man

Re: No new orders today - 01/20/10 06:56 PM

Originally Posted By: barb43

You're right - I have friends who think it's just terrible that I do BPOs! As if I made these people forfeit on their notes. Doh! I had nothing to do with someone landing in foreclosure, not at all. I just work for somebody who works for somebody ... I don't do BPOs full-time. For one thing, there's not the volume here.


Would your friends prefer you being unemployed? If so, they really aren't your friends are they?

Sorry, but we all have jobs in life to do. While I am not "happy" that the most of the BPOs I do are due to foreclosures, a small amount are HELOCs and now I am beginning to see loan-mod BPOs. I'm certainly not ashamed I do them, and if someone else has a problem with that, well I won't go there......


:o)
Posted by: Jayesnoop

Re: No new orders today - 01/20/10 07:16 PM

Originally Posted By: Pine
they can post here while driving (shame on them too),


frown The state of NC said no texting while driving. I figured that didn't include me emailing or uploading pics

Posted by: Don Price (Pine)

Re: No new orders today - 01/20/10 07:34 PM

Originally Posted By: Jayesnoop
Originally Posted By: Pine
they can post here while driving (shame on them too),


frown The state of NC said no texting while driving. I figured that didn't include me emailing or uploading pics



not to mention that no laptops are allowed on in the front seats - do you know what a pain it is to turn around and try to see that small screen when it is the back seat - I bet they never thought of that -lol
Posted by: CandyMan

Re: No new orders today - 01/20/10 07:49 PM

You can always buy one of those mounts the police use, as mentioned last year from one of our members from Texas...not sure if she was serious, but it is a thought....
Posted by: Don Price (Pine)

Re: No new orders today - 01/20/10 07:52 PM

What and install it in the back seat? smile
Posted by: CandyMan

Re: No new orders today - 01/20/10 08:08 PM

Only if you can't mount it to the dash....lol
Posted by: MontyC21

Re: No new orders today - 01/20/10 08:13 PM

Candy- Great to mount it, but he may not turn it ON in the front seat! Pine- you'll need a mirror, but you'll be reading backwards, Great if you are dyslectic. Has anyone been ticketed for this sort of thing, yet?
Posted by: Don Price (Pine)

Re: No new orders today - 01/20/10 08:13 PM

* scratching head * so if is not legal to have a laptop on in the front seat while driving - the benefit would be... wink
Posted by: Doin' bpose

Re: No new orders today - 01/20/10 08:20 PM

Most often mine is off and I pull over to check things every hour or 2. Honestly, if I am going down the interstate, I pull it up and monitor email passively.

I get simple work done in traffic jams and fast food lines and while gas is pumping. In town I put the contraption away.
Posted by: MontyC21

Re: No new orders today - 01/20/10 08:22 PM

sorry-if in the backseat, instead of turning around, use a mirror, but the screen will be backwards.
Posted by: CandyMan

Re: No new orders today - 01/20/10 08:26 PM

Install a GPS program.....would sure beat the 3.5" and 4.3" units....lol
Posted by: Don Price (Pine)

Re: No new orders today - 01/20/10 08:32 PM

Yes they do - I have one that uses delorme - but now I can't have it running in the front seat -lol

You can even add new roads on it - but alas - it is to be no more frown
Posted by: CandyMan

Re: No new orders today - 01/20/10 09:13 PM

This has been a strange week for orders. The companies that assign have been throwing bones out there....one per day....not that bad, just a little slower than what I wanted. At least I don't have to pull any "all nighters"...lol
Posted by: TB in TX

Re: No new orders today - 01/20/10 09:15 PM

Originally Posted By: King of Internet
last month I hit highest since 2006 with about 240 orders. it would have been more, but i took xmas week off. and im a 1 man army, so it was a hectic month.

im running at my average for this month, although it seems slow after last months mess.


This I completely believe. And do you know why? Because King is not a moron, and doesn't come here and act like one and has earned a certain level of respect. See how that works? Act like a normal, reasonable person who can type well, and people might believe that you can achieve a certain level of work.

Hmmmm, food for thought.
Posted by: CandyMan

Re: No new orders today - 01/20/10 09:23 PM

Are you talking to me?........lol
Posted by: TB in TX

Re: No new orders today - 01/20/10 09:26 PM

Yes. Think about what you have done, young man! Just kidding! I had to read 8 pages of replies to get to the end so when I pasted my quote, it screwed it all up.

Stick that in your pipe and think about it. hehehehe.... smile
Posted by: skorpion

Re: No new orders today - 01/20/10 09:56 PM

lately i noticed companies that i work for are dropping orders at the end of the day.... everytime i think im actually finish for the day they start dropping orders i feel these bpo companies are messing with me... lol... who told your going to bed early? you belong in second shift boy... i might sound crazy i better stop...
Posted by: CandyMan

Re: No new orders today - 01/20/10 10:00 PM

Momma used to say, "they that be braggin' are laggin" (in something). With that thought in mind, I went back and read some old posts. One that caught my eye was the one with the comment "you give me more attention than my wife does"......Hmmmmmmm, could it be?.......Naaaaaaaaaaaa.....was just a thought......lol.
Posted by: CALIFBRKR

Re: No new orders today - 01/20/10 10:08 PM

Slow here. I'm busy working every day but certainly not at a fast pace. I think it's definately getting ready to pick up so I'm not worried.
Posted by: barb43

Re: No new orders today - 01/21/10 09:09 AM

Originally Posted By: brad34695
Would your friends prefer you being unemployed? If so, they really aren't your friends are they?


I'm not sure "what" they would prefer my doing - lol. I think some of them are secretly jealous that I am self-employed and scheduling my own time. I think some of this crowd just likes to gripe.
Posted by: GoodBoy

Re: No new orders today - 01/21/10 02:00 PM

Guys, are you busy? How is the weather? Here in NC raining but BPO weather is so dry. I need BPO rain......
Posted by: skorpion

Re: No new orders today - 01/21/10 02:10 PM

im having my average day.. it could be better....
Posted by: smg

Re: No new orders today - 01/21/10 02:13 PM

Kinda slow today..couple interiors. That said, in a couple of minutes it may start pouring BPOs....even when it is slow I mange to grab a few...
Posted by: GoodBoy

Re: No new orders today - 01/21/10 02:17 PM

Smg, i am happy for you that you can grab some when it is slow. Could you be that kind and share this secret with me :-).
Posted by: Midwest Rose

Re: No new orders today - 01/21/10 03:35 PM

BPO rain just started here - will definitely be busy for a day or so. May it continue! dancingguy
Posted by: REO4freedom

Re: No new orders today - 01/21/10 03:58 PM

It rained from UTLS here.
Posted by: smg

Re: No new orders today - 01/21/10 03:59 PM

Originally Posted By: realtygirl
Smg, i am happy for you that you can grab some when it is slow. Could you be that kind and share this secret with me :-).


Check yer PM.
Posted by: DesertRealtor

Re: No new orders today - 01/21/10 05:12 PM

Me too, Me too! PLLLEASE :)
Posted by: bsareo

Re: No new orders today - 01/21/10 09:22 PM

Record rains in AZ with more to come. Floods all over. The BPO's didn't take a day off for the weather today.
Posted by: Doin' bpose

Re: No new orders today - 01/21/10 09:36 PM

I missed some, about 5, higher than my daily take for a normal day, but within reason.

I have a good excuse though. I went skiing for the first time. I took my 7 y.o. son. We had a blast.
Posted by: CandyMan

Re: No new orders today - 01/21/10 09:39 PM

Originally Posted By: bsareo
Record rains in AZ with more to come. Floods all over. The BPO's didn't take a day off for the weather today.


Yeppers, I remember so well.......land of many dips in the road...no culverts.......lol. I think you must be getting some of our rain. If you think today was bad, wait until tomorrow. I had a 60 mile rounder tripper to make, today.....'twas the trip from Hell....I couldn't see more than 100 feet in front of me.....over 30% of the drivers didn't turn on their head lights.....about 15% were driving over 75 mph......guess they never heard of hydroplaning.....lol. I thought for sure I'd get a chance to test out my air bags....lol

Snagged only two orders today.....not quite what I had in mind when I said I was cutting back.
Posted by: REO4freedom

Re: No new orders today - 01/21/10 09:53 PM

10 orders and 1 listing. Today was a good day!
Posted by: Bunny

Re: No new orders today - 01/21/10 10:19 PM

Magic "Find Work" button got me 11 orders today; yey, so far it is an average week, at least it is better than nothing :-)
Posted by: Grampa

Re: No new orders today - 01/22/10 04:46 AM

One new REO assignment today. That is 11 REOs since the start of the year. We are seeing a better quality of home being foreclosed on and closer to the beach. We still get the occasional dog but, in gereral, they are much improved. Average sale price for 2010 is looking up.

This one was a short sale and had to make that agent call (that I hate) breaking the bad news to the short sale listing agent.
Posted by: Mike Hagen

Re: No new orders today - 01/22/10 06:19 AM

Slow, slow, slow............trying to enjoy it, but property taxes, tuition, monthly nut, homeowner's insurance won't let me.
Posted by: GoodBoy

Re: No new orders today - 01/22/10 07:08 AM

Grandpa, I am very happy for you and I wish that I would have 11 REOs this year. May be you can share your secret with me? Thank you.
Posted by: OverTheEdge

Re: No new orders today - 01/22/10 07:20 AM

Grandpa - I am really glad to see someone getting a better quality of listing - mine are all dogs - can't break $50,000 to save my life. I have one right now for $7500 - but hey went into contract instantly - what I wouldn't give for a listing that did scare the crap out of me. All I am asking for is one in a neighborhood that doesn't make me wish I had my concealed carry. But I just tuck my hair under my hoody and try not to look too much like a girl. I have gotten 6 since the beginning of the year, but one I asked for - and the others were auto assigns. You are giving us all hope - keep us posted -
Posted by: Highest&Best

Re: No new orders today - 01/22/10 09:53 AM

Originally Posted By: Grampa
One new REO assignment today. That is 11 REOs since the start of the year. We are seeing a better quality of home being foreclosed on and closer to the beach. We still get the occasional dog but, in gereral, they are much improved. Average sale price for 2010 is looking up.

This one was a short sale and had to make that agent call (that I hate) breaking the bad news to the short sale listing agent.


Oh my gosh, we're almost right on track with you (10 for us). Of course we had 3 really nice ones and the rest fall into the dog category. I think our overall price point is much lower as well. smirk
Posted by: Grampa

Re: No new orders today - 01/22/10 11:07 AM

Realty Girl,

We only work with 3 (and just started with our 4th) AMCs. We have been invited to work with all of them and will not take a customer if we do not believe we can handle their volume and still provide the level of service that we feel they deserve.

That is the reason we farm out buyers to others in our office. We do not feel that we have the time to properly serve a buyer to the level that we feel they deserve.

For us (I believe) it all comes down to service. Do more than what is asked and try to do it to the best of your ability. We also NEVER turn down an assignment no matter how much of a dog it is.

We also have a 90+% CFK success rate, 98+% list to sale price ratio, and average less than 30 DOM for our REO listings.

Last year I was seeing REO listings with only 1 photo and nearly no description (and still do today). Some still do not even fill out the field about the garage (yes/no/carport/#of cars/attached/detached) it is a drop down field which would take seconds to complete while inputting the listing.

If someone wants a 2 car garage, and uses it as a search field in the MLS search, the seller will miss an opportunity for a buyer to see the REO that has a 2 car garage because the field was left blank. Not exactly doing the job the seller has a right to expect IMHO.

I believe if the sellers were looking at the MLS listings closely and noticed this sort of thing that they would be canning more agents.

I was amazed that their AMCs would allow it and figured that if we did a superior job that it would make a difference in the long run.

We put in the most photos that our MLS will allow and a full description.

We now have 100% of the properties, for our AMCs, in our market area. We have one AMC that has expanded our market area (and eliminated agents in that area).

Most AMCs are cutting agents. We wanted to earn their business and it appears we have.

We provide 48-72 photos mounted and labeled for each property (more if needed).

My BPOs are about 15 - 20 documets (some with multiple pages) with supporting documentation and take over 15 hours to complete. Some of the documentation is not public. (subscription based).

We also have a former title person as our closing coordiantor and a former bookkeeper as our billing coordinator. The paid staff allows my wife to do some conventional resales and a few (Very Few) short sales.


It appears that REO is just like regular RE in one respect, if you provide better service, the word will spread. But, it is tough to get started.

Our attitude with conventional resale is "We will tell you the truth. You are NOT going to like it. If you are willing to accept reality we can sell your home for the most that a buyer is willing to pay for it at this time, and in this market. If not, we respectfully decline your listing." We only work with the willing.

Please note this is what has worked for us. Others have taken a different path and are more successful than we are.
Don't Ever Give Up. I hope this helps. smile
Best wishes and Best of luck to you.

H&B, Glad to hear you are getting off to a good start in 2010. woot

Overtheedge, it is my sincere hope that you remain safe and get better listings going forward.
Posted by: King of Internet

Re: No new orders today - 01/22/10 11:53 AM

Originally Posted By: realtygirl
Grandpa, I am very happy for you and I wish that I would have 11 REOs this year. May be you can share your secret with me? Thank you.


Didnt I see you asking someone else in another thread for their secrets too?
Posted by: Grampa

Re: No new orders today - 01/22/10 12:06 PM

I do not consider what we do a secret just good business practice. But, you may well be correct as I have posted about the same info before from another request from what I believe was a different person.
Posted by: AgentinMA

Re: No new orders today - 01/22/10 04:18 PM

EML is dropping in my area if anyone is looking for orders. I'm cherry picking them now.
Posted by: Midwest Rose

Re: No new orders today - 01/22/10 04:21 PM

Been on and off all day here - seems that it is raining in multiple locations the last 2 days. Nice to see! I need to stop looking for more work, my que's are pretty full!
Posted by: Oli

Re: No new orders today - 01/22/10 04:32 PM

Dropping a few here too.Some too far 4 me.
Posted by: GoodBoy

Re: No new orders today - 01/22/10 04:48 PM

Oli, I hope that those that are too far for you are good for me LOL...
Posted by: Oli

Re: No new orders today - 01/22/10 04:59 PM

realtygirl, go for it!
Posted by: Andrea C

Re: No new orders today - 01/22/10 05:40 PM

I was lucky enough to get my hands on a few today.
Posted by: GoodBoy

Re: No new orders today - 01/22/10 06:26 PM

Now I have 17 to do. 3 left from yesturday and 13 today. Oh that is good for the day. If some more will come, I will be happy to get some more. I lost some because eamil problem. Today is something wrong with the email and I am getting some emails like 1 hour late....
Posted by: skorpion

Re: No new orders today - 01/22/10 07:06 PM

i decided to take it easy today i met my goal for the week so im straight....
Posted by: Midwest Rose

Re: No new orders today - 01/23/10 12:27 PM

No rest for the weary today - making up for a week in Sunny Florida - not that I am complaining mind you.
Posted by: Don Price (Pine)

Re: No new orders today - 01/23/10 12:33 PM

Rose - seems like you disappeared about the same time last year - and needed a couple of weeks to rest up from vacation - wasn't last year a little more exotic?

Good to see you taking time out.
Posted by: Midwest Rose

Re: No new orders today - 01/23/10 12:37 PM

Yep - last year was Hawaii! Have to say, that was the best vacation of my life! This year was a little more low key, a week in Ft Myers - warmed up just as we got there! Spent a lot of time just walking on the beach - that was a different king of wonderful!
Posted by: Analog Man

Re: No new orders today - 01/23/10 10:29 PM

Originally Posted By: TB in TX


Here is an example from the road. And Landsafe's screen only allows for 15 orders per page, so I call BS, bsareo.


Bump from last week........

I asked CW if my work load limit could be increased from 15 orders, as my TAT on exteriors is rarely more than 48 hours. (Interiors are longer due to frequent access issues.)

For the third time I was given a polite "NO" as being assigned more than 15 orders at a time is against their company policy. Need I say more???
Posted by: bsareo

Re: No new orders today - 01/23/10 10:35 PM

Bummer frown
Posted by: UZandBUZ

Re: No new orders today - 01/23/10 10:44 PM

One of the companies I work for has insisted for years that no one can have more than 15 orders. For some unknown reason they allowed me to have 20 orders in the last 2 days. Perhaps each company has their policy but some reps do not follow it. Also, one rep last year asked me if I could do more orders and I said,"Give me all you have"... he gave me 23 in one day. I completed all of them on time. Since then they have changed to a maximum of 5. (Last week I complained and they gave me 7)... each company it different, each rep is different...
Posted by: Analog Man

Re: No new orders today - 01/23/10 10:47 PM

I completely understand what you are saying, but my previous post is solely in reference to CW/BOA/LS, or whatever they decide to call themselves in the future.
Posted by: skorpion

Re: No new orders today - 01/24/10 12:30 AM

any agents that had been rencently hired by landsafe???
Posted by: TB in TX

Re: No new orders today - 01/24/10 09:06 AM

*** Former MB ID of brad34695 ***

I am so sad that I can't call you Brad Many Numbers anymore. It was like your Indian name.


(And before anyone calls foul, I'm an Indian.)
Posted by: Analog Man

Re: No new orders today - 01/24/10 10:08 AM

TB:

I kind of see what you mean in the sense that the new screen name makes me loose some of my identity here on the MB. The "W4BJM" is my FCC issued Ham Radio call sign, which is a hobby I truly enjoy with what little spare time I have. I think this revision gives me the best of both worlds, and everyone can still know me as "Brad". Whether they want to or not is another story all together.

:o)
Posted by: CandyMan

Re: No new orders today - 01/24/10 12:07 PM

TB

"I am an Indian"?.............from our region or the one across the water?
Posted by: TB in TX

Re: No new orders today - 01/24/10 12:27 PM

Cherokee and Comanche on one side. A good Jekyll and Hyde combination!

The other side is mostly Spanish with a dash of German. :o)
Posted by: Don Price (Pine)

Re: No new orders today - 01/24/10 12:30 PM

My wife and kids are part Cherokee from both of her Mom's parents - trust me - I wouldn't want it any other way wink
Posted by: Grampa

Re: No new orders today - 01/24/10 01:14 PM

Originally Posted By: TB in TX
Cherokee and Comanche on one side. A good Jekyll and Hyde combination!

The other side is mostly Spanish with a dash of German. :o)


I am 1/8 Blackfoot from my father's side. Product of a French fur trader and the tribe he traded with. The rest qualifies me as a mutt (I prefer hybrid). Unfortunately not enought of a percentage to get a casino licence. smile Best too you.
Posted by: Don Price (Pine)

Re: No new orders today - 01/24/10 01:39 PM

Ah Ha - French Fur Trader - that explains you getting into your sorority smile http://www.rhoepsilonomega.com/

Reminds of that old saying - just because there's snow on the roof doesn't mean there's no fire in the oven - Which I hope holds true when I get old enough to have white hair, assuming I last that long - lol
Posted by: CandyMan

Re: No new orders today - 01/24/10 01:58 PM

White hair?.......hmmmmmmmmm. I used to tell my kids I never had a white hair on my head, until after they were born. I now tell them each white hair has one of their names on it.......and, with four kids, the white ones did start to appear early.....lol. I'm just happy to still have my hair.
Posted by: 7222

Re: No new orders today - 01/25/10 09:43 AM

Not alot of orders in the last 2 weeks in California, maybe in February?
Posted by: Cool guy

Re: No new orders today - 01/25/10 01:03 PM

slowwwwww.
Posted by: bpojoe

Re: No new orders today - 01/25/10 01:53 PM

Originally Posted By: CandyMan
Momma used to say, "they that be braggin' are laggin" (in something). With that thought in mind, I went back and read some old posts. One that caught my eye was the one with the comment "you give me more attention than my wife does"......Hmmmmmmm, could it be?.......Naaaaaaaaaaaa.....was just a thought......lol.


hmmm--you can believe a guy can do 400? a guy can do 240? all by themselves and you cannot believe that i can do 200-250 with my wife---ya i guess i see the logic there--NOT!

here is the bottom line--if you are doing 200 bpos a month--you live in a large city--and that means you have to take a lot of photos..and you have to drive a lot in some bad traffic—and that takes time—sorry!
now if you have someone take your photos and input your data--yes you can do it..
but there is no way anyone is doing 400 a month by themselves and nobody is doing over 200 consistently -by themselves...it just ain't happenin'

now as far as me getting respect from this board? well that is just something i will have to live without..
that is like living without boogers from babies--i can do it!

as far as some of YUZE spending more time on me than my wife?
well lets say my wife is never going to go back and look through 8 pages of anything or scrounge through any of my writings and looking at my every word to create an argument (a false argument at that)--even SHE is not that much of a GIRL!

and btw--how many are having records months?
and here is why it will be slow for a while---
less people are buying homes and less homes are going into foreclosure--which equals what?
you got it --less bpos!

Hang in there—I sure the ‘rain’ is right around the corner--
but i would not put all of my eggs in one basket waiting for it!
just some friendly advice--from someone who actually IS doing what he says !
Posted by: Don Price (Pine)

Re: No new orders today - 01/25/10 02:10 PM

Good move - insult everyone - you're 1 type of Classy person.

What is the point of your being here, if it is to learn more then you know now - we'll help you. If it just to preach your ideas and methodologies - good luck, because I don't see much of a line waiting.

I hope you think about it and just become a participant that good naturedly accepts help as well as offering it when you have something important to add, or when you see an opportunity to share your humor and wit.

My advice - forgetaboutit - let it go - onward and forward wink
Posted by: GoodBoy

Re: No new orders today - 01/25/10 02:18 PM

CandyMan, your post if very funny, I lol. I have 3 kids and also at my yearly age already have some white hair. (I am blond) LOL
Posted by: DesertRealtor

Re: No new orders today - 01/25/10 03:56 PM

[quote=Bunny]Magic "Find Work" button got me 11 orders today; yey, so far it is an average week, at least it is better than nothing :-)[/quote]

I could REALLY use a magic find work button right now. Can you lend me a hand?
Posted by: CandyMan

Re: No new orders today - 01/25/10 04:38 PM

I got one earlier today from a company that has auto assign.....Monday's can be like this
......already looking forward to Tuesday....
....lol

Update: Just got a second one from BB and after 5 pm.
Posted by: cleonard

Re: No new orders today - 01/25/10 04:45 PM

Question for you old timers out there. I mean in experience not age.
What's your forcast on future BPO business? Has there ever been so much BPO business like this before, and how long do you anticipate it to last?
Posted by: DesertRealtor

Re: No new orders today - 01/25/10 05:14 PM

[quote=cleonard]Question for you old timers out there. I mean in experience not age.
What's your forcast on future BPO business? Has there ever been so much BPO business like this before, and how long do you anticipate it to last? [/quote]
Good question, because BPOs pay my mortgage, and without BPO work... well, I guess I'll being doing a BPO on my own house.
Posted by: UZandBUZ

Re: No new orders today - 01/25/10 05:21 PM

I am not a old timer but I believe that this year will be better than last year, which was the best year I have ever had in the BPO business.
Posted by: smg

Re: No new orders today - 01/25/10 05:21 PM

You will get responses from both ends of the spectrum and some in the middle. I think the best thing to do would be to ask people in your market. Somebody in Connecticut really can't tell you how the BPO biz is or will be in Phoenix. I would seek out veterans from your area that know the market there and ask them.
Posted by: bpojoe

Re: No new orders today - 01/25/10 05:27 PM

Quote:
What is the point of your being here, if it is to learn more then you know now - we'll help you. If it just to preach your ideas and methodologies - good luck, because I don't see much of a line waiting.


as you can see, i have been a member of this board since 2007--
i look to this board to watch trends--there are some honest brokers here with good information-
i think it is funny though how some who joined after me--call me a troll--
never the less--the reason i have even chimed in is because some information was just not right or was just withheld--
since i am actually in the field and i actually do know what i am doing-i thought maybe there were newbies who could benefit from honest information--especially since many posters like to 'horde' information or give sardonic responses to newbies who are not aware of the ‘dog eat dog’, ‘walk over your mother for a dollar’, business we are in--otherwise known as real estate!

so i really do not care what the naysayer say-I deal with these clowns on a daily basis—I never have cared and ,most likely never will-but for some people who really want an honest opinion of what is going on—from a guy who does a lot and has been doing it for a while--that is what i offered--an honest opinion based on MY market and MY extensive experience!
and from what I read—there are some reasonable people who can see through the nonsense!
If one person benefits from my posts—it is worth it!
Go Colts!
Posted by: CandyMan

Re: No new orders today - 01/25/10 05:30 PM

I think we have 2 to 5 years in front of us. That opinion is based on my location. I've been hearing our state association and DRE are considering making it law that only brokers can complete BPO's. That would be funny, as most haven't done a CMA in years. Could it be that they're attempting to move work back to the appraisers?. Agents and brokers are the majority members, yet we appear not to have a voice in the matter. If they wind up having a mass departure of agents, when next years dues come up, maybe they'll get the message. DRE, we have no control over.....CAR is another story.
Posted by: Don Price (Pine)

Re: No new orders today - 01/25/10 05:44 PM

No offense, but, we have trolls aboard that have been here even longer.

Sometimes it just turns out it is, not what we say, but how we say it, that gets either a positive or negative connotation to what we say, I urge you to take a look at this.

In this case I suggest, don't talk down to members, or insult them and tell them how great you are, let us all discover you are the Top Dog for BPO/REO in Florida, quality is next to impossible to hide. Then when you speak - there will be a line waiting.

I am certain that you have many good ideas to share, I hope you develop into a positive influence and member here.
Posted by: Analog Man

Re: No new orders today - 01/25/10 05:50 PM

Originally Posted By: CandyMan
I've been hearing our state association and DRE are considering making it law that only brokers can complete BPO's. That would be funny, as most haven't done a CMA in years.


Candy:

Not to hijack the thread, but do you mean only broker owners (aka brokers of record) could only do BPOs, or do you mean that would also include those that hold a brokers license but are acting as broker associates? Just curious.
Posted by: Don Price (Pine)

Re: No new orders today - 01/25/10 05:53 PM

A Broker License - even though many companies say they will only deal with the BIC. - just saying
Posted by: Analog Man

Re: No new orders today - 01/25/10 05:58 PM

Thx Pine. You know, I have been holding out for over two years to get my brokers license solely due to not wanting to take time away from my BPO buiz to get it. I am very short sighted in that aspect, and freely admit that. Perhaps I should rethink that philosophy.
Posted by: MontyC21

Re: No new orders today - 01/25/10 06:03 PM

Hmmmm I might also have to start taking those classes.
Posted by: CandyMan

Re: No new orders today - 01/25/10 06:18 PM

Brad

It's my understanding it's a brokers license, period, no matter where you hang your shingle.......CanDo is probably more updated on this, than I am....

Any state association or DRE has the choice of a simple fix. Create a class and certify, but no, that would be too simple. It was either a year or two ago, they doubled our renewal license fees. Assuming they put a class together, it should be a cake walk, based on mandatory class's I have to take every four years.

I do believe there are some agents/brokers that should change career fields. Over time, some have gained knowledge, and then, time has stood still for others......that's not my fault.....end of rant.
Posted by: Don Price (Pine)

Re: No new orders today - 01/25/10 06:26 PM

I don't see why everyone doesn't get their broker licence ASAP, unless they are concerned about liability issues, then that makes me wonder what do they do that creates such a concern wink
Posted by: CandyMan

Re: No new orders today - 01/25/10 07:41 PM

Originally Posted By: Pine
I don't see why everyone doesn't get their broker licence ASAP, unless they are concerned about liability issues, then that makes me wonder what do they do that creates such a concern wink


I think the most major concern is time and money. Having the time to take the approved classes and the $2,000 plus to cover fees, not including your own personal E&O, and other fees if you decide to go on your own......If your current income is from BPO's, also add in the fees lost while taking the class......I think most are living from hand to mouth. If checks don't show on due dates, you see those posts in the forum. But, I do agree with you, assuming you have the time and money......Once you have the license, it's money in the bank
Posted by: Doin' bpose

Re: No new orders today - 01/25/10 08:16 PM

I took my courses correspondence style. Each of the 4 courses was around $250. There were some more expenses, I think the total for all was around $1500. But since I did it on my own time it took a bit longer than in a classroom and I was able to stretch the expense over a period. My courses offered in class testing or by mail testing once I had completed the course work. I utilized both methods twice. Of course, the state/national tests had to be done at an approved site.
Posted by: Don Price (Pine)

Re: No new orders today - 01/25/10 09:05 PM

Clarification - typically a Broker in Charge has different levels of liabilities for their agents, depending on if they are also a broker (less liability to BIC & more to agent) or if their agent has a Salesperson License or equivalent (More liability to BIC - less for agent)
Posted by: CALIFBRKR

Re: No new orders today - 01/25/10 09:56 PM

I agree with Pine. If you can possibly get your brokers license you should. I've had mine for 27 years and consider it "priceless".
Posted by: barb43

Re: No new orders today - 01/25/10 10:14 PM

My goal is to get my Broker's license this year. My Broker wants me to and I want to do it. I'll take it by correspondence - pretty much how everyone around here does it. I haven't done it before because I just didn't see a need for it until now.

As for doing bpo's . . . My philosophy is this: I will do bpo's until I stop doing them. Y'know, "this is how it is, until it isn't." And then, I will do something else. That's pretty much how I have done everything I've done in my adult life. It's worked pretty well for me. smile
Posted by: TB in TX

Re: No new orders today - 01/25/10 10:49 PM

I've had all the requirements completed for a really long time, just haven't taken the test and donated a kidney to the state. I guess I'll do that in a month or so. That kidney just gets in the way.
Posted by: CandyMan

Re: No new orders today - 01/25/10 10:56 PM

TB

Kidney?.......They're sure easy on you in Texas. In California, they ask for your first born.....lol. Actually, when he was tot size, we probably could have cut a deal. Now he's all grown up, I kind of got used to him.....too late to make the trade.
Posted by: bpojoe

Re: No new orders today - 01/26/10 07:55 AM

Originally Posted By: Pine
I don't see why everyone doesn't get their broker licence ASAP, unless they are concerned about liability issues, then that makes me wonder what do they do that creates such a concern wink


i agree 100% here--yes it is a pain--especially for a guy like me who hates classwork and is a terrible test taker--which i am sure is not suprise--hehe

but for anyone NOT to become a broker in today's market--is not doing themselves justice--and most likely is losing a lot of money!
Posted by: GoodBoy

Re: No new orders today - 01/29/10 05:11 PM

How is the weather today in your area? In my area is snowing outside but BPO weather is dry. How are you guys?
Posted by: REOBOSS

Re: No new orders today - 01/29/10 06:46 PM

BPO's are slow but its raining REO's here in Tampa.
Posted by: Don Price (Pine)

Re: No new orders today - 01/29/10 06:51 PM

It's just raining here - then ice - then snow - then ice - maybe clearing Sunday. wink
Posted by: candisp

Re: No new orders today - 01/29/10 09:26 PM

Chicago area is Frigid, but orders have been pretty warm.
Posted by: OverTheEdge

Re: No new orders today - 01/30/10 07:14 AM

OK - 9 degrees here yesterday and I had to check two new listings assignments - and at the first one - lockbox yes - correct combo yes - but 2 four inch deck screws in the front door. I did not have my drill but 10 minutes later - with a screwdriver - both screws out - hand frozen - can't hold the screw driver while wearing wool gloves. Trust me on this one - it was not worth the effort - first time for me to have a property with human feces on the walls - and another first - the back window was knocked out and I guess before it was boarded someone was throwing the yard waste into the window. Kitchen full of tree branches - people are so weird. Not seeing an increase in listings though - BPO blasts seem about the same too.
Posted by: Grampa

Re: No new orders today - 01/30/10 08:36 AM

2 more REO assignments this week, up to about 15 for the month.

Still seeing an increase in the quality of the properties and should get higher transaction numbers. Perhaps in 2010 our average transaction will go above $80,000.

Our goal for the year for REO is 140 transactions so we are off to a good start.
Posted by: jbt4re

Re: No new orders today - 01/30/10 09:21 AM

Originally Posted By: Grampa
2 more REO assignments this week, up to about 15 for the month.

Still seeing an increase in the quality of the properties and should get higher transaction numbers. Perhaps in 2010 our average transaction will go above $80,000.

Our goal for the year for REO is 140 transactions so we are off to a good start.


Ditto that nearly word for word! We had 6 new REO assignments this week bringing us to around 15 for the month. (I lost count somewhere)

Definitely seeing an increase in quality of houses too, we've had three new acreage properties this week alone.

Good luck Grampa and hope you make your goal for the year and then some!
Posted by: Char K

Re: No new orders today - 01/31/10 05:43 PM

January wasn't too bad for bpos......just really inconsistent Most of the work was in the first two weeks, then kind of dribbled off
Posted by: Artiste

Re: No new orders today - 02/01/10 11:03 AM

I'm starting to get worried
Posted by: TB in TX

Re: No new orders today - 02/01/10 11:05 AM

I grabbed my first PT in over a year early this morning. I'm just now recovering from the shock.
Posted by: Don Price (Pine)

Re: No new orders today - 02/01/10 12:08 PM

BB here ? wink

LOL - I knew I had been slow with PT - they had a new contract for me to sign too.
Posted by: CandyMan

Re: No new orders today - 02/01/10 06:48 PM

Talk about "Luck of the Irish"..........What are the odds of getting a bunch of orders from 3 different companies within 2 miles of your home?......Yeppers, that just happened today..... pics are completed and ready to input.........looks like my quota for the week is filled......good thing, as I have lots of buyers I'm currently working with......burned up some fuel, this past weekend, for sure......
Posted by: Don Price (Pine)

Re: No new orders today - 02/01/10 06:52 PM

Candy - would you send me your lucky stone for awhile - anything you use for luck - as long as she doesn't complain wink
Posted by: CandyMan

Re: No new orders today - 02/01/10 06:59 PM

Originally Posted By: Pine
Candy - would you send me your lucky stone for awhile - anything you use for luck - as long as she doesn't complain wink


I swear, I don't know why all the good stuff is starting to happen....not complaining though...lol.......What's funny, a lot of our agents keep asking me where I'm getting all the buyers.......I can only be honest (not to rub it in...lol)......referrals and past clients......That's the way it's supposed to be, I think......just wish they wouldn't all get the same urge to buy at the same time...lol...was at the office very late last night, writing contacts
........
Posted by: Don Price (Pine)

Re: No new orders today - 02/01/10 07:02 PM

Candy - I couldn't be happier for you then if it was happening to me - well you're as close a second as there is wink

Keep up the good work smile
Posted by: Doin' bpose

Re: No new orders today - 02/01/10 07:06 PM

I went all day without a single BPO request. I didn't even miss one.

Out of the blue I got a retail call on my cell from a seller. Listing appointment tomorrow at 11. I asked her at the end, "If you don't mind, How did you come across my name? "I flipped a coin." she said. Ha ha, I replied. She added, "I chose you for your good looks."

So I know she is prevaricates, lol. Really, she was tossing a sarcastic response to avoid answering the question. I take that as a red flag, but I'll take the listing and see where it leads. She lives in a community where I have sold to some very good clients, so it's possible she is a referral, but I can't imagine why she wouldn't say so.
Posted by: Cool guy

Re: No new orders today - 02/01/10 07:30 PM

Me too!!

Went all day without one bpo request. Ouchy.
Posted by: Highest&Best

Re: No new orders today - 02/01/10 07:46 PM

Originally Posted By: Doin' bpose
I went all day without a single BPO request. I didn't even miss one.

Out of the blue I got a retail call on my cell from a seller. Listing appointment tomorrow at 11. I asked her at the end, "If you don't mind, How did you come across my name? "I flipped a coin." she said. Ha ha, I replied. She added, "I chose you for your good looks."

So I know she is prevaricates, lol. Really, she was tossing a sarcastic response to avoid answering the question. I take that as a red flag, but I'll take the listing and see where it leads. She lives in a community where I have sold to some very good clients, so it's possible she is a referral, but I can't imagine why she wouldn't say so.


Maybe she really chose you for your good looks. Do you post your picture on all of your materials? Should we send in the troops if you don't come out in a reasonable amount of time?

I got 6, auto-assigned.
Posted by: Doin' bpose

Re: No new orders today - 02/01/10 08:21 PM

I'm not a big advertiser, but I have my pic out there some. I'm symetrical enough, and with my one of a kind smile, it might have been just enough to tip the scales. Har Har

Well, let's put it this way...maybe I'll be able to start and new thread tomorrow 'round lunch time. Know what I'm sayin'?
Posted by: Don Price (Pine)

Re: No new orders today - 02/01/10 08:32 PM

I just hope the pictures are recent - I still get some agents upset when we exchange business cards and I do a double take, looking at their card them them - a few times wink

I have to admit - some really looked nice 10-20 years ago and others really have someone good with the airbrush.

Of course - considering the source - this is probably just sour grapes - lol

Good Luck let us know in this thread what happens.
Posted by: CandyMan

Re: No new orders today - 02/01/10 09:23 PM

Originally Posted By: Pine
Candy - would you send me your lucky stone for awhile - anything you use for luck - as long as she doesn't complain wink


I just had a little chat with my mojo........My wish is that all forum members get the same run of luck I'm currently having...If this works, I expect my normal 25% referral fee.......lol......just kidding.
Posted by: grexley

Re: No new orders today - 02/01/10 10:36 PM

Originally Posted By: Cool guy
Me too!!

Went all day without one bpo request. Ouchy.


Yeah me too. No orders today at all. Wonder what's going on.
Posted by: Doin' bpose

Re: No new orders today - 02/01/10 10:48 PM

Update the w-9s????

As in, maybe we oughta?
Posted by: PhoenixRE

Re: No new orders today - 02/01/10 11:14 PM

5 orders today. My first two order from Pro-Teck, unless things slow down significantly it will also be my last orders from them. That form had me pull my hair out, if all the orders were like this I'd be quittin' the BPO business altogether. It took me 2 hours for one flipping order - YIKES!

I am glad things are going well for you CandyMan! It proves again that success has nothing to do with luck, it's when preparation meets opportunity :), or is it the other way around? grin
Posted by: Char K

Re: No new orders today - 02/02/10 07:34 AM

Let's have a little luck for the rest of us! One order this month and January wouldn't have blown anyone's socks off! dancingguy
Posted by: ecrowe

Re: No new orders today - 02/02/10 11:16 AM

January was a record month for me. February is starting out VERY slow. The beginning of the month usually is, though.

Looking back through my records, February last year was slow too so I'm not worried. My slow months the past 2 years were February, May and November.
Posted by: TB in TX

Re: No new orders today - 02/02/10 11:17 AM

They are rolling in from everywhere this morning.
Posted by: skorpion

Re: No new orders today - 02/02/10 11:31 AM

its kind of slow... maybe because i just woke up...
Posted by: AliceInReoLand

Re: No new orders today - 02/02/10 12:47 PM

Up 6 so far in Feb.
Posted by: DesertRealtor

Re: No new orders today - 02/02/10 12:49 PM

Getting random requests from Co's I signed up with a long time ago and haven't heard from since. But none from my regulars. And I'm too picky at this point to drive 70 miles round trip just to get in good with a new company. Re-adjust my 'tude?
Posted by: Don Price (Pine)

Re: No new orders today - 02/02/10 02:38 PM

I feel like a scavenger today - getting what must be left over after the predators are full - but I still get to eat wink
Posted by: Doin' bpose

Re: No new orders today - 02/02/10 02:49 PM

Originally Posted By: Doin' bpose
I went all day without a single BPO request. I didn't even miss one.

Out of the blue I got a retail call on my cell from a seller. Listing appointment tomorrow at 11. I asked her at the end, "If you don't mind, How did you come across my name? "I flipped a coin." she said. Ha ha, I replied. She added, "I chose you for your good looks."

So I know she is prevaricates, lol. Really, she was tossing a sarcastic response to avoid answering the question. I take that as a red flag, but I'll take the listing and see where it leads. She lives in a community where I have sold to some very good clients, so it's possible she is a referral, but I can't imagine why she wouldn't say so.


Quoted myself for background. Won't be starting a new thread over the appt., wink, wink, nod, nod. Listing presentation went as well as it could have. I nailed the value, shocker. But I did not leave with the listing, as they are looking at other proposals. Now I get to follow up and fight for it. Hey--that is the nature of the business. Gave them 5.5% rate to entice them. Not sure if I went first, 2nd or 3rd in the line up. I almost asked who my competition was, but I sensed they wanted to keep it close. I ended talking to them about listening to Mt. St. Helens erupt back 1980 or so. We both heard it. I like those humans connections, those are hard to reject. And that is something most people did not experience. Came to the conclusion the found me through REMAX website, where my mug can be found. They were familiar with the brand and thought the national presence would help me locate a military buyer.

Now I am formulating my return call strategy. I am not a post card sender. Hey, thanks for meeting with me today, yar, yar, yar.

The 1st BPO came in from ar ar ar. I missed it.
Posted by: Grampa

Re: No new orders today - 02/02/10 03:19 PM

New REO today. Went to sheriffs sale yesterday and we got the asssignment today.

Quality is still increasing. This one is on a barrier island between the bay and gulf with boat only access and only golf carts (no cars) for on island transportation.
Posted by: Artiste

Re: No new orders today - 02/02/10 03:26 PM

Originally Posted By: Grampa
New REO today. Went to sheriffs sale yesterday and we got the asssignment today.

Quality is still increasing. This one is on a barrier island between the bay and gulf with boat only access and only golf carts (no cars) for on island transportation.


^^ sounds lovely - but I'm wondering if you jump on the banks at the sheriff's sale to get listings? Do you run up to them and hand them your card right then and there?
Posted by: Andrea C

Re: No new orders today - 02/02/10 03:34 PM

I haven't had an order yet this week. Looks like I'm not alone though. Just a welcomed member of the club. lol.
Posted by: GoodBoy

Re: No new orders today - 02/02/10 03:50 PM

It has been very slow for me today. Got 2 orders missed 2 from ar ar ar LOL
Posted by: Grampa

Re: No new orders today - 02/02/10 03:51 PM

Originally Posted By: Artiste
Originally Posted By: Grampa
New REO today. Went to sheriffs sale yesterday and we got the asssignment today.

Quality is still increasing. This one is on a barrier island between the bay and gulf with boat only access and only golf carts (no cars) for on island transportation.


^^ sounds lovely - but I'm wondering if you jump on the banks at the sheriff's sale to get listings? Do you run up to them and hand them your card right then and there?


I never thought of that. In our case a couple of our AMCs are VERY efficient at getting assignments out as soon as they are available. However, I will have to keep your thought in mind. smile

Opps, just remembered. Our foreclosure sales are done online. frown
Posted by: Artiste

Re: No new orders today - 02/02/10 04:36 PM

^^ alright, Grampa - I'll go stand on someone else's lawn
Posted by: AliceInReoLand

Re: No new orders today - 02/02/10 05:21 PM

Im up 11 so far for Feb. Talk about slammed.
Posted by: ColoREO

Re: No new orders today - 02/02/10 05:47 PM

Saw more today from RRR than I've ever seen before, at least 20 and I missed all of them due to the delayed email issue we all discussed a couple of months ago.

Also seeing quite a few from other other mills so maybe things are starting to pick up.
Posted by: Grampa

Re: No new orders today - 02/02/10 05:56 PM

Got another REO 2 for today. (Averageing 1 per day for the month sounds better) smile
Posted by: AliceInReoLand

Re: No new orders today - 02/02/10 05:59 PM

Is someone playing a sick joke on me? I'm NOW up 17 19 for Feb. On the opposite ends of the earth. Lord please let me stay awake. *prays* BB please don't ask.....not today....you've been soooo quiet lately...please don't wake up today.
Posted by: Ryan

Re: No new orders today - 02/02/10 08:25 PM

Today was the first Tuesday in 3 years that I didn't receive an order. Normally it's the biggest day of the week.

No complaining thought...I need the rest.


Nevermind. I just realized my auto-notifications were turned off for the entire day. Duh!
Posted by: Doin' bpose

Re: No new orders today - 02/02/10 09:03 PM

Ice melted for me too, literally and figuratively. After I missed an arg arg arg, I got 2 MSVs, and a Farvv. I picked up a reassigned duplo listing and went on a retail listing presentation. Not sure if I will end up with the retail listing, but I put a whiz bang of a presentation together. It's been a while, so it was nice to dust off the cob webs.
Posted by: GoodBoy

Re: No new orders today - 02/02/10 09:07 PM

Now I started to receiving messages from ar ar ar that were sended at 11am 12pm 1pm. So how many orders I can accept? I can only cry on this. I lost like 15-20 orders. :-(
Posted by: Doin' bpose

Re: No new orders today - 02/02/10 09:26 PM

Keep a smile going realtygirl. You will get yours. Keep trying.
Posted by: skorpion

Re: No new orders today - 02/02/10 09:40 PM

rrr still alive?? i havent heard from them in a while... i heard they change their system....
Posted by: Ladyshay

Re: No new orders today - 02/02/10 09:43 PM

I called RRR today because I missed over 30 orders she told me that they had 6000 orders to send out and will finsih tomorrow. So I've been sitting by the computer and trying to get my phone to sound off louder. I would like to get at least 50 orders if possible.
Posted by: GoodBoy

Re: No new orders today - 02/02/10 10:02 PM

Even on my bb i was getting late emails, So I missed them all :-(
Posted by: GoodBoy

Re: No new orders today - 02/02/10 10:03 PM

Guys, is this a problem only with some email providers? I have yahoo....
Posted by: Ladyshay

Re: No new orders today - 02/02/10 10:12 PM

Yes, I have yahoo also. When it was going to the company email not a problem. Do anyone else use anything other than yahoo?
Posted by: GoodBoy

Re: No new orders today - 02/02/10 10:19 PM

Ladyshay, I pm'd you
Posted by: smg

Re: No new orders today - 02/02/10 10:29 PM

They sent between 60-70 orders here today..I did not open any of the emails...I have not done anything for thee guys in long time. But, they were sure buzzing alot of them out today...wow.
Posted by: skorpion

Re: No new orders today - 02/02/10 11:04 PM

it was kind of slow here today.. kind of enjoy taking it easy at least once a week...
Posted by: Char K

Re: No new orders today - 02/03/10 06:48 AM

I will say that some of the companies sending orders right now are not my regulars; some are ones with lower fees, I'm not jumping on them but maybe this is a trend.And I also see that some that I try to get in my immediate area are gone in seconds!
Posted by: Grampa

Re: No new orders today - 02/03/10 11:32 AM

We had an issue with comcast once so we autoforwarded to a Gmail account. They actually hit the gmail account before we see them in the comcast account.
Posted by: GoodBoy

Re: No new orders today - 02/03/10 11:45 AM

I change my yahoo account to gmail and I see a progress some of the emails coming to me not 2-3 hours late but 20-30 min. LOL
Posted by: titlepro

Re: No new orders today - 02/03/10 12:56 PM

Pretty active today in So Cal with orders!! Picked up 7 so far this morning. Most are interior and foreclosed already. Hope the orders keep coming.
Posted by: grexley

Re: No new orders today - 02/03/10 01:48 PM

Definitely seeing some volume today, looks like the lull has passed.
Posted by: Ladyshay

Re: No new orders today - 02/03/10 03:16 PM

Received an email today from one client stating they are going to have another bulk order this Friday or maybe Monday with a 48 hour turn around time.
Posted by: UZandBUZ

Re: No new orders today - 02/03/10 04:34 PM

I have 52 for the week already....turning down orders left and right today.. and it is only Wednesday!!....
Posted by: Char K

Re: No new orders today - 02/03/10 05:48 PM

Looking forward to a few of those myself!
Posted by: AliceInReoLand

Re: No new orders today - 02/03/10 05:55 PM

OH. MY. LANTA.
I have NEVER (and I mean NEVER) had a downpour like this before. And this ain't my first rodeo. I'm turning them down left and right, not because I don't want them, but because I CANNOT POSSIBLY HAVE TIME TO DO THEM!
I am NOT complaining in any way, shape, or form, but holy mother of Dorito's!
I'm already up 24, all due Thursday and Friday, two are interiors, and they are (of course) on opposite ends of the earth. I'll do them, I'll get them done, but by no means can I accept a single one that isn't due until after Saturday. I am praying that Farfflefinger doesn't wake up today. Please, not today.
I have enlisted the help of my teen-aged children to input comps and subject info (which I supervise and check of course) after I get all the info for them, paying them $5 an order. It's helping but for the love of Flipper! What the Shamu???????
Posted by: CandyMan

Re: No new orders today - 02/03/10 07:26 PM

I forgot to put my "auto assign" accounts on vacation hold for this week. I'm so busy with buyers, I just don't have a ton of time left. I guess I'll be burning the candle at both ends again....serves me right for not paying attention.....Trust me, they're all on hold now...better late than never...lol
Posted by: Don Price (Pine)

Re: No new orders today - 02/03/10 07:54 PM

A little (very little) of Candy's luck yesterday - multiple companies but all in a small out of the norm area to take pics.

Today - Alice's luck - I had 4 to get pics on and I didn't make it before it got dark - 2+ hours to do 3. It was like someone planned the 4 corners of Alice's earth here. So I get the last 1 in a.m. and start the day late. frown
Posted by: AliceInReoLand

Re: No new orders today - 02/03/10 08:00 PM

Pine, I think we might have to go visit that caterpillar when we get back from the four corners.
Posted by: Don Price (Pine)

Re: No new orders today - 02/03/10 08:03 PM

hehehe ........ with a Big Boot wink
Posted by: AliceInReoLand

Re: No new orders today - 02/03/10 08:17 PM

LOL...as long as no one starts yelling "You're late, you're late, for a very important date!"
Posted by: MontyC21

Re: No new orders today - 02/04/10 05:38 PM

Jeez-O-Flip!! It is Raining BPO's here. I have turned down more than I have taken. I will have to put myself on vacation with my auto-assign companies or I'll never dig out. I had a feelin' this was coming.....And here comes a historic blizzard and I have no milk. At least I got all the pics done and submitted an offer for my buyer.
Posted by: AliceInReoLand

Re: No new orders today - 02/04/10 06:19 PM

I know I said I wouldn't take anymore but I just could not help myself. I spent all day (9 hours) getting photos. I got them all only to come home and take a few more (I'm a glutton for punishment) and ran back out for another 2 hours and got those too. I might be snowed in but I have PLENTY to do.
Posted by: MontyC21

Re: No new orders today - 02/04/10 08:15 PM

I hear ya, I wasn't home ten minutes and BB auto assigned another one within a mile of home. So out I went before the sun went down. Now I am attempting to finish a CC but also negotiating an offer so the BPO's will just have to wait............. 3 feet of snow coming!
Posted by: titlepro

Re: No new orders today - 02/05/10 01:45 PM

Slow today..Only one order for me today in my area. How does it look in other areas??
Posted by: skorpion

Re: No new orders today - 02/05/10 01:53 PM

kinda slow for me but then again i already met my goal for the week.....
Posted by: northtxbroker

Re: No new orders today - 02/05/10 03:25 PM

swamped on BPOs here, but slow on REOs. Should have expected that after a slightly slower January.
Posted by: Don Price (Pine)

Re: No new orders today - 02/05/10 03:33 PM

Originally Posted By: MontyC21
I hear ya, I wasn't home ten minutes and BB auto assigned another one within a mile of home. So out I went before the sun went down. Now I am attempting to finish a CC but also negotiating an offer so the BPO's will just have to wait............. 3 feet of snow coming!


OMG girl - I knew you had to get some fire wood in but I had no idea - I hope it stays relatively warm and the wind remains calm for you.

Anyway - take care of everyone like Mommy's do - and congrats on all the work, sleep well my friend wink
Posted by: Andrea C

Re: No new orders today - 02/05/10 04:46 PM

I've only gotten 4 orders all week. My slowest week in months.
Posted by: TheTexasGal

Re: No new orders today - 02/05/10 04:52 PM

Originally Posted By: northtxbroker
swamped on BPOs here, but slow on REOs. Should have expected that after a slightly slower January.


Same here. Must be a N.Texas thaang! :-)
Posted by: Don Price (Pine)

Re: No new orders today - 02/05/10 05:48 PM

LOL - I lost an REO to a competitor - no problem in my mind as the work involved is more t hen I really need at this time. I was also putting together sold comps for an area and selected 3 as the best there were, so I enter Sold 1 OK, I start to enter S2 and notice it has the same address. So I figure paragon is not clearing and loading new data. I go back and forth and notice there are 2 separate mls #, same property, same deal and data except for closing date??? Well, of course I realized I had to then recreate the process and add another comp. Just so happens the listing agent is the same as the one that got the listing above. We share data - pics - what have you, so I email her and ask WTH. She responded it was the buyer's agent 'thing' that she needed to change some data - hmmmm. She also has a lock box of mine and I said I'll stop by next week to get it - she told she'll email me when they get back from the game. Why have I been covered up - I think I have the answer - LOL

I thought it was my brilliant BPO and good looks - guess I know now it wasn't just that. wink
Posted by: grexley

Re: No new orders today - 02/05/10 06:32 PM

mid week was busy, but not a single order today. i don't mind starting the weekend early.
Posted by: Bluehoo

Re: No new orders today - 02/05/10 07:05 PM

Fairly slow all week, nothing at all today. I gotta do my taxes this weekend anyway, so it worked out well.
Posted by: REO4freedom

Re: No new orders today - 02/05/10 07:16 PM

I've accepted 7 BPO's and had two listings fund today. This is the first time I've had two listings fund on the same day!
Posted by: UZandBUZ

Re: No new orders today - 02/05/10 08:05 PM

I have 72 for the week....turned down a couple dozen others....I figure it is because of Super Bowl Sunday....my biggest week ever...
Posted by: skorpion

Re: No new orders today - 02/05/10 08:17 PM

125 here for the week... almost a record breaker... and the month its just starting...
Posted by: Nifunifa

Re: No new orders today - 02/05/10 08:38 PM

I was thinking the same, due to the SuperBowl some brokers are taking the week off, one of the assignments is an interior and the subject is an unit on a condo hotel and I had try the whole week to get access and nah,nah the unit is occupied who's knows until when...
Posted by: CALIFBRKR

Re: No new orders today - 02/05/10 09:01 PM

Busy, busy, busy here! (I'm not complaining!)
Posted by: AgentinMA

Re: No new orders today - 02/05/10 09:45 PM

Got the Friday evening bump and I love it! Semi stacked for the weekend...
Posted by: Char K

Re: No new orders today - 02/06/10 11:08 AM

Same here week was very slow! Still no orders from one of my favs this month!
Posted by: Crazy 2

Re: No new orders today - 02/06/10 11:51 AM

I had a decent week but didn't get the normal Friday volume. I got nervous and accepted a phone request for a town that is soooo far ( I got weak on the phone and he upped the pay ) I figured I'd listen to some CD's and he gave me a long turn around on it...I did get weak in the knees when I saw "cattlemans road" as the destination...that can never be good ...gps don't fail me now!
Posted by: Doin' bpose

Re: No new orders today - 02/06/10 11:56 AM

I started out in the donut hole Monday and well into Tuesday as far as B-pose go. By Friday I ended the week up 13% from my average weekly total.

It was like a 4 day week though. Spent most of Monday whining about it, not really enjoying time off, then Tuesday-Friday and even into the weekend ended up paying the price for a slow start.

If it sounds like I'm complaining, I am not.
Posted by: smg

Re: No new orders today - 02/06/10 02:09 PM

Doin' - A lot of my weeks are just like that. On Monday morning I will finish up two or three that are due that day.My expectation is during this time I will accept quite a few more. That did not happen last MOnday and I spent the day waiting for work.Some did come in on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday it poured, Friday I have a few and at this point I am working all weekend. The exception being football late Sunday and a band gig tonight....other than that it is all work...
Posted by: ditty

Re: No new orders today - 02/06/10 05:54 PM

I stopped whining about no orders a year or so ago...now "if" it gets slow...I take it and run with it...if fact...just starting late last year...OMG... I started to put myself "out of office" so I can have a day off...and Im lovin it...
Posted by: CandyMan

Re: No new orders today - 02/06/10 06:50 PM

Originally Posted By: ditty
I stopped whining about no orders a year or so ago...now "if" it gets slow...I take it and run with it...if fact...just starting late last year...OMG... I started to put myself "out of office" so I can have a day off...and Im lovin it...


When I get slammed with orders, I modified my "out of office" to "out of mind".......seems to work.....lol
Posted by: Doin' bpose

Re: No new orders today - 02/06/10 06:52 PM

That is good discipline Ditty. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy, or Jackie a dull girl.
Posted by: Char K

Re: No new orders today - 02/07/10 05:29 PM

Hoping that "drop" from a major player comes thru tomorrow; probably will I have a listing appointment and an offer to write.....have to keep pluggin away in all the venues!
Posted by: Wupadupa

Re: No new orders today - 02/07/10 08:45 PM

slow week, have 2 listings, 5 BPOS total, all interiors in the hood.

All of the interiors had over 40 damage pics to upload, not including the mls sheets, comp photos, and regular pics.
Posted by: bsareo

Re: No new orders today - 02/08/10 03:45 AM

Volume was down here 25% last week. Hoping for a Monday morning blast from someone for everyone:)
Posted by: seasaw

Re: No new orders today - 02/08/10 08:54 AM

I'm getting lots of orders. I even got an $85 exterior from ORT!!! I can't do any of them due to the blizzard in my area.
Posted by: FLBPOREALTOR

Re: No new orders today - 02/08/10 09:09 AM

Volume is down here too. Last week it was down 50% hopefully this week we will get slammed. Januaray we had an average month. December I was slammed.
Posted by: C21REONH

Re: No new orders today - 02/09/10 11:23 AM

no new orders frown
Posted by: PhoenixRE

Re: No new orders today - 02/09/10 12:02 PM

One interior yesterday, one interior today. If I keep going at that pace I may actually be able to pay for the gas I put in my tank.

Overall I had an average month in January but actually getting the orders was like pulling teeth. I spent a lot more time on the computer trying to find work.
Posted by: sacbroker

Re: No new orders today - 02/09/10 12:26 PM

32 new orders today



Gotcha, nothing, nada, zip.
Posted by: Bunny

Re: No new orders today - 02/09/10 12:27 PM

This morning I woke up to very bad news - Freddie Mac lost entire Midwest region (including my home state Kansas). Apparently, I have to find some ways to replace that 68% volume, and I am ready to cry. No new orders since last Friday either.
Posted by: PalmBeach BPO

Re: No new orders today - 02/09/10 12:28 PM

got 1 interior, it was cancelled. another interior, did a previous bpo, that was reassigned. 3 exteriors and alota of RRR's that I can't catch.
Posted by: northtxbroker

Re: No new orders today - 02/09/10 01:16 PM

Originally Posted By: Bunny
This morning I woke up to very bad news - Freddie Mac lost entire Midwest region (including my home state Kansas). Apparently, I have to find some ways to replace that 68% volume, and I am ready to cry. No new orders since last Friday either.

Can you explain this further or provide a link? Freddie Mac is not a management company so I don't know how they would just lose an entire region like that.
Posted by: Bunny

Re: No new orders today - 02/09/10 01:34 PM

Originally Posted By: northtxbroker
Originally Posted By: Bunny
This morning I woke up to very bad news - Freddie Mac lost entire Midwest region (including my home state Kansas). Apparently, I have to find some ways to replace that 68% volume, and I am ready to cry. No new orders since last Friday either.

Can you explain this further or provide a link? Freddie Mac is not a management company so I don't know how they would just lose an entire region like that.


I had auto-assign from *** company who handles Freddie Mac and Homesteps BPOs (both exteriors and interiors). I was told this morning that ***company lost Freddie Mac account in Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Mishigan and New York to freaking Big Bird. Unfortunatelly, Big Bird has more than needed agents in my area; now I need to find where else to get much needed volume to support the income flow.
Posted by: Ryan

Re: No new orders today - 02/09/10 03:11 PM

Bunny, that must be why BB sent an email to agents in NY a couple of weeks ago asking if we could increase our volume.
Posted by: sacbroker

Re: No new orders today - 02/09/10 03:40 PM

good god BIG BIRD is an asset manager now? Geeze, can it get any better than that?
Posted by: Bunny

Re: No new orders today - 02/09/10 05:03 PM

Originally Posted By: Ryan
Bunny, that must be why BB sent an email to agents in NY a couple of weeks ago asking if we could increase our volume.


Good for you, I didn't have any clue. Perhaps some of you, Big Birders will do a drive-by my house in 3 months.
Posted by: cleonard

Re: No new orders today - 02/09/10 05:17 PM

Zero for me today. First time during the week(non holiday)that I didn't get one.
Posted by: Andrea C

Re: No new orders today - 02/09/10 05:49 PM

Nothing for me either.
Posted by: REO driven

Re: No new orders today - 02/09/10 06:22 PM

Not to boast but I had numerous offers today in Ohio but turned some down due to the white death, snow storm.
Posted by: REO driven

Re: No new orders today - 02/09/10 06:25 PM

Anyone gotten a check from the f**vv folks?
Posted by: CandyMan

Re: No new orders today - 02/09/10 06:28 PM

I snagged 4 from "auto assign" (yes, I turned it back on). This has been a busy 3 weeks for me........lots of buyers and BPO's.....I just have to remember on what hat to wear......lol
Posted by: Grampa

Re: No new orders today - 02/09/10 06:29 PM

Bunny,
You might try to contact the bird and advise that you have done a lot for the prior company for their new customer and am available if the additional work overtaxes their current agent base. Worst case you waste a few minutes. Best case, new customer. Good luck to you. Tough break, sorry to hear it.
Posted by: Bunny

Re: No new orders today - 02/09/10 06:49 PM

Originally Posted By: Grampa
Bunny,
You might try to contact the bird and advise that you have done a lot for the prior company for their new customer and am available if the additional work overtaxes their current agent base. Worst case you waste a few minutes. Best case, new customer. Good luck to you. Tough break, sorry to hear it.


Thank you Grampa,

I re-submitted application tonoght, and will call their office tomorrow morning. Good night everyone!
Posted by: Grampa

Re: No new orders today - 02/09/10 07:06 PM

Never Ever, Ever give up. Failure is not falling down. Failure is refusing to get back up. I wish you the best of luck.
Posted by: AtlantaBPOQueen

Re: No new orders today - 02/09/10 09:14 PM

Hi! I feel like I know all of you. I have been stalking this site for months. :) The one thing that I can't figure out no matter how much I read or what I search is which co. is big bird? :) It's got me baffled.
Posted by: seasaw

Re: No new orders today - 02/10/10 12:07 AM

Originally Posted By: AtlantaBPOQueen
Hi! I feel like I know all of you. I have been stalking this site for months. smile The one thing that I can't figure out no matter how much I read or what I search is which co. is big bird? smile It's got me baffled.


I've been a member for years and didn't know until I searched previous posts. FARVV aka "Big Bird" I'm assuming the "Big Bird" nickname refers to the FARVV bird logo.
Posted by: Char K

Re: No new orders today - 02/10/10 07:07 AM

Originally Posted By: BPObigolly
Not to boast but I had numerous offers today in Ohio but turned some down due to the white death, snow storm.

I'm getting offers but they are in remote areas by some of the dreaded companies
Posted by: OverTheEdge

Re: No new orders today - 02/10/10 07:56 AM

Ok I don't get out the pom-poms much but here goes. I just got two new listing assignments last week, both winterized over a year ago. I think the shadow inventory is gonna be coming to us slow and steady so as not to drop prices further. Yes - I agree with the Ohio agents - tons and tons of BPO blasts but I think it is because the auto assign agents can't get to them - just a side note - enough SNOW ALREADY!!! Had one from OR yesterday - agent could not get it done and didn't notify them until Monday afternoon - the day it was due. I think that agent may now have a problem with them... I already list for them and bust my behind - but I am telling you - keep your heads up - and like Grandpa always says - do a great job - make the AMs job very easy and work will come. This little pep talk is as much for me as it is for all you guys. I had one re-assigned yesterday - the company lost the listing - therefore I lost the listing. Over priced and in a horrible area so no huge loss -
Posted by: Char K

Re: No new orders today - 02/11/10 07:45 AM

Originally Posted By: SrM
Hi Brad! Long time no chat. I agree with you. It's either you're busy and your head is spinning or you're slow and complaining.
That's so true!
Posted by: MontyC21

Re: No new orders today - 02/11/10 08:24 AM

I was bombarded with orders yesterday but had to counter with delayed due dates because of our blizzard. I could easily had 20 orders but took 8 that are fairly close!
Posted by: grexley

Re: No new orders today - 02/11/10 11:03 AM

I'm seeing good volume overall this week.
Posted by: Bay Shore bpos

Re: No new orders today - 02/11/10 11:51 AM

Nothing here on Long Island! It has been very slow the last 2 weeks with the exception of last tuesday.
Posted by: Bunny

Re: No new orders today - 02/11/10 12:08 PM

This week is very slow; I guess that most mills aren't getting any orders due to snow storm on East Cost? I called several companies and ask for orders, mostly all of them are out of office. Whatever...
Posted by: REO driven

Re: No new orders today - 02/11/10 01:41 PM

Waiting on big bird to pay me while they are slamming me with work this week....mostly rush orders
Posted by: CandyMan

Re: No new orders today - 02/11/10 01:46 PM

Originally Posted By: BPObigolly
Anyone gotten a check from the f**vv folks?


I got my check, today.........I cashed my check, today.........
I spent my check, today.......just wish I could complete orders as fast as this......lol

8 orders in today......6 are interiors......this should be fun.
Posted by: REO driven

Re: No new orders today - 02/11/10 02:04 PM

Lucky you candy man on all counts. The bird seems to be picking up some in past month.
Posted by: OverTheEdge

Re: No new orders today - 02/11/10 02:09 PM

Ha ha ha - in my world - it takes longer to cash it then it does to spend it. Yuk. You know if I didn't have these kids running around I would be LOADED - STINKIN RICH - or at least have some peace and quiet. But on the other hand - who would I do sled riding with - gotta have the kid with ya or you just look like a freak.
Posted by: CandyMan

Re: No new orders today - 02/14/10 11:43 PM

It's 9:09 pm, west coast time......I just finished my last order. I DON'T WANT NO MORE STINKIN' ORDERS......at least not for a day or so......lol. I wrote 2 contracts yesterday, got home late last night, started the BPO grind.......has been that way most of the week, or should I say weeks. I've got buyers fallin' out of trees like ripe apples and BPO's comin' out of my ears. Somebody correct me if I'm wrong, but, didn't I post a few months back about cutting back my hours? If so, then the new me is not listening to the old me......just hard to say "no". Tonight will be the first time in a week that I've gotten to bed before midnight...most of the nights were between 2 to 4 in the morning. Assuming the mills will be closed tomorrow, maybe, just maybe, I can have a "me day". "Me sleep in"
....."me go out and eat a good meal"..."me take power nap"....."me not answer phone"... "me take another power nap"....lol.

I hope some of this luck I've been having starts to rub off on a few of our members. It feels like the old days. It's a great ride. My only problem is I'm still runnin' with the old motor.....lol....night, gang.
Posted by: Char K

Re: No new orders today - 02/15/10 07:33 AM

dancingguy yayI'll take some of your luck Candy, February has been the pits, I am so down! Luckily I have had regular real estate to work! I'm not a big time vendor but I know what I can do per month, and usually by the 15th ( and this is the 15th) I'm hoping I can be a little more selective in orders I accept. I'm gonna be scronging the rest of the month!
Posted by: ChristieS

Re: No new orders today - 02/15/10 07:52 AM

Char.....same here....taking everything sent my way.....I hate that but I guess we have to do what we have to do smile
Posted by: Bay Shore bpos

Re: No new orders today - 02/15/10 08:07 AM

Dead! Here on Long Island! 8 BPOS and 5 Inspection Reports Last Week that's it! The first 2 weeks of this Month were horrible and usually I wake up Monday morning to find orders sitting in my que. Nada!
Posted by: bpojoe

Re: No new orders today - 02/15/10 09:10 AM

there may be a pick up in bpos in March due to surge in sales, but that will not necessarily reflect the boom time we have had the last 2-3 years.
i will give some of you a secret---go to flat fee companies ie Owners.com and do flat fees.
with owners.com you can bid on them.
you can get $50 to $200 each for doing flat fee mlses.
right now there are not many--but it can be an extra $1000 to $2000 a month. yes i am taking food from my own mouth again--but hey--i am just a good guy!
smile

it will take you about the same time to do an mls listing as a bpo-but without the pics.

another thing some of you can do, when you see for rent signs, offer to manage the property. this is $50-$200 per property plus 1 month’s rent for getting it rented. again a good way to get an extra $1000-$2000 a month without getting heavily involved.
right there can get you an extra $3000-$5000 a month.
start being creative because the BPO market will not come back to what it was.
the rental market and short sales will be the game for 2010.
good luck
Posted by: northtxbroker

Re: No new orders today - 02/15/10 09:46 AM

I bet the recent weather has something to do with any slowdown last week, perceived or otherwise. January was slow, as usual, but February is well above normal. Most of the bpos I've gotten are for REO value as the homes have been posted for foreclosure.

Probably not going to be much today due to the holiday.
Posted by: DragonLady

Re: No new orders today - 02/15/10 09:53 AM

[quote=bpojoe] when you see for rent signs, offer to manage the property [/quote]

Heck to the no, for me. (why is my quote not working...? Oh well)

But um, BPOs still get done on short sales - in fact, in many cases more than one (I had one situation where mine was BPO #4!)

I'm not going to make any crystal-ball predictions, but I figure that since BPOs are done in many scenarios (and we still have tons of REO in my market), this will still be a decent year.

I don't have a problem with thin orders at this particular moment, with 8" of snow over the last 2 weeks and the next 6-9" starting up even as we speak.
Posted by: Doin' bpose

Re: No new orders today - 02/15/10 09:54 AM

Originally Posted By: bpojoe

another thing some of you can do, when you see for rent signs, offer to manage the property. this is $50-$200 per property plus 1 month’s rent for getting it rented. again a good way to get an extra $1000-$2000 a month without getting heavily involved.
right there can get you an extra $3000-$5000 a month.
start being creative because the BPO market will not come back to what it was.
the rental market and short sales will be the game for 2010.
good luck


Good tip! Joe I agree with you whole heartedly on this. I only do a hadful now. But an agent in my office has about 35 rentals she manages. She used to bpos but hated the grind of it, now she has the rentals to grind. Anyway, she and I talk about it. I've told her for years I think she has a great business model. Great cash flow. AND a wonderful farm of potential buyers and sellers and investors.
I have been thinking of changing my business model to include more rentals. No matter what type of market you are in, it is a smart move. It is not flashy, but it pays and does so on a regular basis.
Posted by: Analog Man

Re: No new orders today - 02/15/10 10:03 AM

Originally Posted By: bpojoe

another thing some of you can do, when you see for rent signs, offer to manage the property. this is $50-$200 per property plus 1 month’s rent for getting it rented. again a good way to get an extra $1000-$2000 a month without getting heavily involved.


Originally Posted By: Doin' bpose

Good tip! Joe I agree with you whole heartedly on this. I only do a hadful now. But an agent in my office has about 35 rentals she manages. She used to bpos but hated the grind of it, now she has the rentals to grind.


The few property managers (PMs) that I know hate it due to all the hand-holding of the tenants. Something breaks down at 11:00 at night, guess who they are going to call? They decide to stall on paying rent, who is going to have to deal with the situation?

I'm not trying to rain on the parade, and if PM suits you then go for it! It just seems too high maintenance for me personally.
Posted by: Andrea C

Re: No new orders today - 02/15/10 11:56 AM

Anyone get any orders today? Dead here.
Posted by: Bay Shore bpos

Re: No new orders today - 02/15/10 02:16 PM

Yea, I believe that these Snowstorms are the reason for the slowdown as most of my Major companies are on the East Coast although MSV is in Utah no? CC has been very slow too but they have said that they work in certain area's for a given time then move on to another geoqraphical area. This business is definitley not going anywhere anytime soon. Foreclosures and Short Sales will be around for at least another 3-5 years. There will be plenty of work.
Posted by: Char K

Re: No new orders today - 02/15/10 02:16 PM

there were a few that came across about 30 miles away one company seems to send me orders in who knows where every once in a while
Posted by: Analog Man

Re: No new orders today - 02/15/10 02:26 PM

Originally Posted By: Andrea C
Anyone get any orders today? Dead here.



Four from CW, and I declined one from AVM. It was a fourplex in a SF neighborhood. Talk about failing QC right after acceptance!
Posted by: Nifunifa

Re: No new orders today - 02/15/10 02:28 PM

eML have drop me a lot since this morning, unable to grab any until now frown
Posted by: PalmBeach BPO

Re: No new orders today - 02/15/10 02:49 PM

1 $40 desktop. thats it for me.
Posted by: Nifunifa

Re: No new orders today - 02/15/10 03:03 PM

Hey CandyMan, you better listen to the "old you" if you still want being "you" smile
Posted by: Nifunifa

Re: No new orders today - 02/15/10 03:04 PM

Hey better anything than nothing....
Posted by: AgentinMA

Re: No new orders today - 02/15/10 03:09 PM

One from CC this morning.
Posted by: ECU RE Guy

Re: No new orders today - 02/15/10 03:46 PM

One interior this morning. Slow last week here too.
Posted by: CandyMan

Re: No new orders today - 02/15/10 03:46 PM

Originally Posted By: Nifunifa
Hey CandyMan, you better listen to the "old you" if you still want being "you" smile


Trust me, I am.......I had my wake up call in December. My assistant is a newlywed and husband lives out of state....may have to add one more assistant.
Posted by: smg

Re: No new orders today - 02/15/10 03:57 PM

Originally Posted By: CandyMan
Originally Posted By: Nifunifa
Hey CandyMan, you better listen to the "old you" if you still want being "you" smile


My assistant is a newlywed and husband lives out of state....may have to add one more assistant.


Especially if you can have two of them with out of state husbands....now you are talkin !!
Posted by: Buttbutter

Re: No new orders today - 02/15/10 04:11 PM

only 1 for me today...PCV called me for it. I'm going crazy in the mornings trying to get a RRR accepted thru the email accept system. I am getting a delayed message thru gmail none today but usually 6-20 mins after message sent I receive it. Any suggestions..I thought gmail was the fastest?
Posted by: CandyMan

Re: No new orders today - 02/15/10 04:27 PM

Originally Posted By: smg
Originally Posted By: CandyMan
Originally Posted By: Nifunifa
Hey CandyMan, you better listen to the "old you" if you still want being "you" smile


My assistant is a newlywed and husband lives out of state....may have to add one more assistant.


Especially if you can have two of them with out of state husbands....now you are talkin !!



ROTF........In my last post, maybe I should have added she either travels to his state, or he comes down here, every two weeks (two states away). Truth be known, we rarely see each other. Thank God for cell phones....I mail her check to her every payday.....I searched high and low for this one....great skills and a fast learner.
I think I'm going to loose her in a year or so as they're talking about moving to TB's area. I'm not looking forward to that day as she "really is my right hand".
Posted by: King of Internet

Re: No new orders today - 02/15/10 04:40 PM

Originally Posted By: Badunkadunk
only 1 for me today...PCV called me for it. I'm going crazy in the mornings trying to get a RRR accepted thru the email accept system. I am getting a delayed message thru gmail none today but usually 6-20 mins after message sent I receive it. Any suggestions..I thought gmail was the fastest?


look in the RRR threads. lots of talk about that there.
Posted by: Bluehoo

Re: No new orders today - 02/15/10 04:44 PM

3rd Business day in a row of just one from LS/BofA. WTH!
Posted by: smg

Re: No new orders today - 02/15/10 05:10 PM

Blue Angel-- Not really a "Business Day" today.....banks closed.
Posted by: Bluehoo

Re: No new orders today - 02/15/10 07:32 PM

Originally Posted By: smg
Blue Angel-- Not really a "Business Day" today.....banks closed.
Really doesn't apply to LS/BofA. I've gotten 3 orders on Nov 11th, 3 on Thanksgiving, 4 on Dec 25th, 2 on Jan 1st, 2 on Jan 18th (MLK Day), and 1 today. As you were saying? smirk wink Who knows?
Posted by: MiamiRealEstate

Re: No new orders today - 02/15/10 08:37 PM

If I don't get a decent amount soon, I'll be doing inspections with my wife, soon.
I HATE all that driving.
Finally started beating her in income these last few months; looks like I'll blow that lead, now. Damn!
Posted by: FLBPOREALTOR

Re: No new orders today - 02/16/10 10:36 AM

Nothing today either. Just one from LS/BOA yesterday.

Can't wait to get slammed!
Posted by: OrlandoAgent

Re: No new orders today - 02/16/10 10:47 AM

I haven't seen any orders yet today. Got 5 yesterday.
Posted by: TampaRealEstate

Re: No new orders today - 02/16/10 11:11 AM

click a clickaty zip today.
Posted by: Cool guy

Re: No new orders today - 02/16/10 02:33 PM

Pretty slow so far.

frown
Posted by: ecrowe

Re: No new orders today - 02/16/10 02:56 PM

slow, slow, slow here! Nothing so far this week. still sitting okay for the month and gearing for a busy weekend, I'm sure!
Posted by: JaxBPO

Re: No new orders today - 02/16/10 03:29 PM

Missed 2 orders and had to decline one. Slow days today and yesterday.
Posted by: Ryan

Re: No new orders today - 02/16/10 03:39 PM

If it wasn't for slowteck I'd have no-teck at all.

Damn it feels good rejecting their golden invites.
Posted by: Doin' bpose

Re: No new orders today - 02/16/10 03:54 PM

Thawed out a bit. A few different providers popped up. Just about average on BPOs. Got a relist reo too. Should be an easy sell.
Posted by: MontyC21

Re: No new orders today - 02/16/10 06:07 PM

I almost put myself on hold with my companies as my "regular" business is heating up!! Roads are slowly clearing and I am happy to get out and about! Got 2 assignments today, numbers are generally better than last year, but then I have added to my contacts so it's hard to predict.
Posted by: King of Internet

Re: No new orders today - 02/16/10 11:07 PM

Originally Posted By: Ryan
If it wasn't for slowteck I'd have no-teck at all.



I see what you did there.
Posted by: Nifunifa

Re: No new orders today - 02/16/10 11:27 PM

I missed the closest to my home to grab the farest.Well I'm grateful I have work to do......
Posted by: CandyMan

Re: No new orders today - 02/16/10 11:35 PM

I think I've hit "burn out". This is two nights in a row I don't want to do BPO's. I'm just sitting here lookin' at my monitor. That ain't gettin' the job done... time for more coffee.....lol

I've killed a few trees in the past few weeks, writing contracts...some stick and then some don't....This has been one of my busiest selling seasons in a while. That could be the problem with my "I don't want to do these BPO's" attitude. I've put most of my companies on hold..some just keep gettin' through to me. Memo to self: Change cell number...lol
Posted by: Nifunifa

Re: No new orders today - 02/16/10 11:53 PM

Candyman,
I read one of your post that your are been on this business since 1978..OMG!!!! If you still thinking That you aren't gettin' the job done?? Please don't forget to listen to your old you...So you better stop taking more coffee smile
Posted by: bsareo

Re: No new orders today - 02/17/10 03:15 AM

Very slow in AZ
Posted by: MontyC21

Re: No new orders today - 02/17/10 06:38 AM

Candy, I am having the same problem, ignoring the orders while I take care of buyers and sellers. My motivation for reports with a deadline is declining. It may also be that I have had some really difficult orders lately which are very challenging to complete because of the lack of comps. I wrote three offers this past wekend, showed houses to a new buyer and have two new listings to put on the market.
Posted by: Mike Tango

Re: No new orders today - 02/17/10 06:39 AM

The same on North Jersey....just one interior yesterday....AM said that we are very slow....just wait until the friday. Antero
Posted by: Char K

Re: No new orders today - 02/17/10 07:44 AM

Ok if you are from OHIO I'd really like to know! I'm down 75% from December and January. That's not slow, that's ridiculous. Top vendors say they are slow. Getting all kinds of dribble from low paying companies ( that even when I am working here on the computer most mornings, can't catch, almost as if there is a feeding frenzy out there!) I can also see in my work as a realtor that the inventories are lower than they have been in months. (almost like a seller's market is in effect, few homes, although many still overpriced; with low sales in the past 6 months)
Since I'm new to this, and my work in the past two years has always grown. ( really haven't seen it this slow since the first two months I signed with bpo companies) is it possible banks have decided to use the cheaper companies? Those are the companies I'm see the orders from, but that could just be my area
Posted by: smg

Re: No new orders today - 02/17/10 08:32 AM

I typically see 25- 30 emails from RRR per day, they are one of the cheaper companies....they are not sending nearly as many. Only three or four yesterday. I did catch one from MSV and three from another mill and I am thankful. thjat was yesterday....about half of what I normally catch..
Posted by: OverTheEdge

Re: No new orders today - 02/17/10 10:33 AM

Ohio here - just for the record - I only do BPOs for companies that list properties - so I am not a good one to go by. Three new listings in the last week - but I am seeing BPO blasts from the companies I work with - was better a couple of weeks ago but I can just image what the weather is doing to everyone. With 10 inches of snow - I am not in the mood to get snow down my boots one more day - but I will - I will - new listings to check. Keep you chin up Char K - its gonna get better.
Posted by: Char K

Re: No new orders today - 02/17/10 10:49 AM

grinThanks for the reply!the ups and downs of this side of the bpo business reminds me that you better work at all aspects of real estate business! This income was to supplement my sales! Unfortunately, like many agents when it's slow, easy to lean on this income and forget how "lean" it can be at times! especially if you don't get reo listings! Thanks for sharing
Posted by: Grampa

Re: No new orders today - 02/17/10 11:26 AM

Got a new FDIC assignment, one listing that we had done the work on before just waiting for listing letter, and 2 under contract today.
(So far smile )

Posted by: Don Price (Pine)

Re: No new orders today - 02/17/10 12:53 PM

it is pouring today - nice on a bright sun shiny day wink
Posted by: Char K

Re: No new orders today - 02/17/10 01:00 PM

Well maybe not pouring but a little rain today is nice!
Posted by: truno

Re: No new orders today - 02/17/10 01:02 PM

Slammed w/ bpo, hoping to get slammed w/ listings smile
Posted by: JaxBPO

Re: No new orders today - 02/17/10 04:13 PM

RRR is blowing up my inbox today. Too bad they're all 3 hours old by time they get to me.
Posted by: Jwalkbpo

Re: No new orders today - 02/17/10 05:55 PM

The RRR blasts showing up late used to really upset me, but after getting so many show up that way I'm used to it and if I get one that I can snag, its like a bonus.
Posted by: Don Price (Pine)

Re: No new orders today - 02/17/10 06:00 PM

Odd, I never check RRR - once in a blue moon they'll call and offer a higher then normal fee to tempt me - and then sometimes I take it.
Posted by: Mike Tango

Re: No new orders today - 02/17/10 06:10 PM

really really slow here on North NJ. I hope to get some orders by friday.
Posted by: TheTexasGal

Re: No new orders today - 02/17/10 06:39 PM

Very very slow for me last week and this week so far.
Posted by: smg

Re: No new orders today - 02/17/10 06:41 PM

Got really busy today....I think I grabbed about ten this afernoon from a couple of providers..
Posted by: Mike Tango

Re: No new orders today - 02/17/10 06:46 PM

Good for you!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by: bsareo

Re: No new orders today - 02/18/10 01:57 AM

I got 8 today but nothing compared to the volume I normally see.
Posted by: CandyMan

Re: No new orders today - 02/18/10 02:56 AM

Well, here it is, nearly one in the morning, and EML site down. Snagged 6 today....5 were interiors. Of the 3 contracts I wrote over the weekend, got two accepted today, last one still in counter, and writing another one tomorrow night. One sale is for cash and a quick close.....works for me.... Life is good.
Do they still make "No Doze"?....It's got to slow down here, sometime.
Posted by: reobpocouple

Re: No new orders today - 02/18/10 03:01 AM

Good for you Candy! Hope we get as busy as you are. We got lucky with CC today and got 2 for the first time after doing just 1 Interior BPO 6 months ago. Heard so many good things with them so we want to make it righ the first time and hopefully get more. Got 3 interiors from others but all with owners as POC and not listed!
Posted by: Analog Man

Re: No new orders today - 02/18/10 06:39 AM

Originally Posted By: CandyMan
Do they still make "No Doze"?


They make something even better!!

http://www.aurapharm.com/modafinil_provigil.htm

It will easily keep you awake 44 out of 48 hours without the "gittery effect".
Posted by: smg

Re: No new orders today - 02/18/10 07:51 AM

Brad- When snorting this, does it even give me more mileage?
Posted by: Analog Man

Re: No new orders today - 02/18/10 09:49 AM

It's an Rx, so its a pill. It is an FDA approved control substance, which the military has been using since Desert Storm..
Posted by: Vermont

Re: No new orders today - 02/18/10 11:14 AM

How did we get two(2) concurrent threads with the same Title running in the same Forum ?
Posted by: Cherie

Re: No new orders today - 02/18/10 11:40 AM

No new orders for me yet today, has been a very slow week.
Posted by: Crazy 2

Re: No new orders today - 02/18/10 12:36 PM

Last week was the busiest week for me in bpoland since I started doing them last year. This week, soo slow. Just random here and there, no volume.
Posted by: brady12Pats

Re: No new orders today - 02/18/10 12:46 PM

I believe this slow trend is great and will help weed out the bottom 20% trolling for business and expiring MLS dues, license or E&O policy not paid full. Hell lets keep this up for 3-4 months and then see the posts and crying game. I love reading the older posts and bragging done and volume boasters here. 16 years business and seen it all from 17% rates too 30% vacancy and todays trend. I have heard from 3 top volume companies on their plans for 2nd Q and weeding out the poor agents, software-auto fill and accepting orders, assistants and faxed/MLS or my FAV. google earth photos supplied. Lets just say its been 3 years wating and finally here.
Posted by: Don Price (Pine)

Re: No new orders today - 02/18/10 01:29 PM

cam - do you know joe?
Posted by: CandyMan

Re: No new orders today - 02/18/10 01:42 PM

Originally Posted By: Pine
cam - do you know joe?


East meets West?.......lol
Posted by: Bluehoo

Re: No new orders today - 02/18/10 01:49 PM

Originally Posted By: cam merge
I believe this slow trend is great and will help weed out the bottom 20% trolling for business and expiring MLS dues, license or E&O policy not paid full. Hell lets keep this up for 3-4 months and then see the posts and crying game. I love reading the older posts and bragging done and volume boasters here. 16 years business and seen it all from 17% rates too 30% vacancy and todays trend. I have heard from 3 top volume companies on their plans for 2nd Q and weeding out the poor agents, software-auto fill and accepting orders, assistants and faxed/MLS or my FAV. google earth photos supplied. Lets just say its been 3 years wating and finally here.

Sweeet Baby Hey-Zeus, does BPO Joe have a twin Brother in kalifornia? crazy
Posted by: Mike Hagen

Re: No new orders today - 02/18/10 02:09 PM

I like your style. Buuuuuuuuuuut, alot of decent folks who do the right thing are getting pounded out. Real Agents, offering solid service for a rate.

Why did it take so long for the big volume gangs to sniff out the boiler room, auto fill, google earth (this is a great one) fakers?
Posted by: ....J~

Re: No new orders today - 02/18/10 03:06 PM

Mike,

I think you answered your own question. Because they are big volume. It takes a lot more to weed through 100K orders a month then 10K.

J~
Posted by: brady12Pats

Re: No new orders today - 02/18/10 03:44 PM

I was asked to view a Litton and Chase summit via webinar last week. I was amazed by the crap agents submit, notes, market trends and photos. My god the MLS symbols, google globe, other tread marks or NO PHOTO due gated community......wait $150,000 home middle perris CA gated?? But most the talk was asst. roles, E&O policy and aggrgate min. $300,000 per agent and office. Will be glad to see 20% agents gone and now they will keep your SSI, email, #'s and address or broker ID on file and cross reference all new apps. and prior to remove all in office and under broker or specific agent. Great things coming and better things gone and removed.
Posted by: ....J~

Re: No new orders today - 02/18/10 04:18 PM

Hmmm... I think as long as L still uses JK as a broker you don't have much of a chance of reform. But just my two cents.

J~
Posted by: reobpocouple

Re: No new orders today - 02/18/10 04:44 PM

This seems to be a good week that started really really slow... so took time to contact old accounts that have been dead and suddenly got 2 from CC and what seems to be dead for ages AVM sent out 2 RUSH orders!...plus a few more from other vendors...and then a Single Source listing for the first time! Not to mention the wife is at 2cm this morning from her doctor visit!!! :-)

Told her to hold off 'till we get all the reports, occupancy status and rekey done at least! She still has to finish the contract addendums and open escrow for a buyer. LOL
Posted by: Vermont

Re: No new orders today - 02/18/10 05:13 PM

This is 1
Posted by: brady12Pats

Re: No new orders today - 02/18/10 05:18 PM

Sounds like msv-j is angered by another/superior companies with volume and bonus structure.... Sorry but your not the sole source and voice for BPO and the gods. JK ??? Not sure the referrence for litton.
Posted by: smg

Re: No new orders today - 02/18/10 06:37 PM

It appears we have another troll here.....Has anybody read of this persons previous posts?
In regards to MSVJ, at no point as she ever come across as being the "sole source and voice for BPO and the gods". You have taken quite a few stabs at her the last few months. As one on the sidelines, my take is that she contributes while you troll. I may be in the minority, but I like hearing what the other side has to say.
Don't mean to jump on you friend, but I have read one too many of your posts over the last couple of months...
Posted by: bsareo

Re: No new orders today - 02/18/10 10:57 PM

Originally Posted By: cam merge
Sounds like msv-j is angered by another/superior companies with volume and bonus structure.... Sorry but your not the sole source and voice for BPO and the gods. JK ??? Not sure the referrence for litton.


Where do you sence anger in ---J's post? I do beleive that she merely stated her opinion on a question asked. If I were you, I would stand back and ask yourself what you are so angry about that others opinions bother you so much.
Posted by: Char K

Re: No new orders today - 02/19/10 07:46 AM

Got my very first order from AVM I have been waiting for a break for 2 years! dancingguy yay That one order made my week!
Posted by: Analog Man

Re: No new orders today - 02/19/10 07:52 AM

Originally Posted By: Char K
Got my very first order from AVM I have been waiting for a break for 2 years!


They had a huge blast yesterday. All nice paying rushes smile

Hopefully that is the first of many for you.
Posted by: neudot

Re: No new orders today - 02/19/10 08:14 AM

I had an opportunity for an AVM yesterday...the first I've had in many months...but had to turn it down because it's an area where I have no MLS or tax data information. Bummer.
Posted by: truno

Re: No new orders today - 02/19/10 09:29 AM

I haven't had any from AVM since June. Interesting to hear they were blasting orders yesterday, I thought maybe they were done.
Posted by: jbt4re

Re: No new orders today - 02/19/10 09:42 AM

I've only had a handful from AVM in the last 6 months. I believe they have been slow here too and nothing form the blast yesterday. So maybe none in my state.
Posted by: reobpocouple

Re: No new orders today - 02/19/10 10:33 AM

We were already writing them off as our last work for them was last October 2009 then suddenly got 2 Rush Orders yesterday which took us by surprise. It was however a little ways out but accepted anyways as we know we are not their primary vendor/s here. We did however gotten as much as around 60 in one month with them last year and then disappeared which was really weird.

Hope this is a sign of more orders to come in the future as they are one of the best pay out there and easy forms. Wonder if it's got to do with the "survey" that they did recently?
Posted by: Buttbutter

Re: No new orders today - 02/19/10 01:19 PM

only 1 new order today EML...I fell like a looser agent always clicking..What's the scoop of a clicking system? Something out there so I can focus on more important things in business..but were not allowed to make our business more efficient. Also talk of assistant roles..can we hire a photographer as so our virtual tours or can an assistant take bpo photos?
Posted by: smg

Re: No new orders today - 02/19/10 01:38 PM

Originally Posted By: Badunkadunk
only 1 new order today EML...I fell like a looser agent always clicking..What's the scoop of a clicking system? Something out there so I can focus on more important things in business..but were not allowed to make our business more efficient. Also talk of assistant roles..can we hire a photographer as so our virtual tours or can an assistant take bpo photos?


Your agreement with your client addresses all of that. What does it say about it?
Posted by: grexley

Re: No new orders today - 02/19/10 01:43 PM

Been a weird month volume wise. Its been completely feast or famine. I've never had so many days go by in a month without an order, but my volume overall has been good. Strange.
Posted by: Buttbutter

Re: No new orders today - 02/19/10 03:21 PM

I feel, not fell... sorry
I haven't asked or looked into it much but was wanting input..starting here:-)
Posted by: CandyMan

Re: No new orders today - 02/19/10 03:47 PM

I'm still having a "hot run"......one client has doubled up on their orders with 90% being interiors. Another client has increased orders with 80% interiors.... running about 25% on rush orders. I now have 4 under contract, one in still in counter stage, and maybe two to write this weekend. It gets even better. I had one of my old clients call me this morning, wants to list their home...not a short sale......has $200k equity, and I have a buyer for it........Now, all I need is 48 hour days, or adjust sleeping to two hours a day. I tried that yesterday.....was not good...kept bouncing off of walls....lol. I had to go back and grab two more hours, just in order to function......I swear, this is one of the hottest runs I've had in years...
Posted by: Highest&Best

Re: No new orders today - 02/19/10 04:28 PM

Originally Posted By: CandyMan
I'm still having a "hot run"......one client has doubled up on their orders with 90% being interiors. Another client has increased orders with 80% interiors.... running about 25% on rush orders. I now have 4 under contract, one in still in counter stage, and maybe two to write this weekend. It gets even better. I had one of my old clients call me this morning, wants to list their home...not a short sale......has $200k equity, and I have a buyer for it........Now, all I need is 48 hour days, or adjust sleeping to two hours a day. I tried that yesterday.....was not good...kept bouncing off of walls....lol. I had to go back and grab two more hours, just in order to function......I swear, this is one of the hottest runs I've had in years...

If I fly out there can I rub you for luck.

Keep it clean people! smile
Posted by: CandyMan

Re: No new orders today - 02/19/10 04:36 PM

Before I answer this.......am I considered people?......lol. I can't remember the last time this happened to me.......not complaining
......just need longer days.......I've been leaving the office around 9:30 at night..... come home and jump on the BPO's......my candle is running out of wick......
Posted by: Don Price (Pine)

Re: No new orders today - 02/19/10 04:42 PM

I Know.......me to........don't know how.............much.......longer frown

.......I have 2........lined up...........for tomorrow......

But it is suppose to be a nice day, why ruin it wink

I did accept a msv a few minutes ago - all others accepted before msv are do Monday or Tuesday and for more money. Just Guess when msv wants theirs - Tuesday of course frown
Posted by: Highest&Best

Re: No new orders today - 02/19/10 04:45 PM

I have a saying for that. I've used it periodically since I was in graduate school...you can sleep when you're dead.

Of course that might come sooner if you don't get *some* rest. But I can go on 2 or 3 hours a night for up to four nights if I have to.
Posted by: Don Price (Pine)

Re: No new orders today - 02/19/10 04:48 PM

Originally Posted By: Highest&Best



If I fly out there can I rub you for luck.

Keep it clean people! smile


Now that's not playing fair.

Candy - you certainly are a lucky man - if not now then later for sure wink

Silly me - candy is busy arranging a flight for HB right now smile

Just teasing guys - keep it up if you can Candy!!
Posted by: CandyMan

Re: No new orders today - 02/19/10 04:48 PM

As for BPO's, I've cut myself back to just a few companies during this rush.....have been putting myself on vacation hold, and they still call me.....hard to turn down the higher fees.....lol
Posted by: ....J~

Re: No new orders today - 02/19/10 04:55 PM

Originally Posted By: Pine
I Know.......me to........don't know how.............much.......longer frown

.......I have 2........lined up...........for tomorrow......

But it is suppose to be a nice day, why ruin it wink

I did accept a msv a few minutes ago - all others accepted before msv are do Monday or Tuesday and for more money. Just Guess when msv wants theirs - frown
Um... Tuesday the 23rd even though Pine thinks that the 23rd is Sunday.. Only suitable for Nascar and Chicken as I am to understand.
J~
Posted by: Doin' bpose

Re: No new orders today - 02/20/10 09:01 AM

Last week just average and I have next week all but lined up as far as bpos go. I have been above average on listings. Buyer activity is frozen, but thawing-hopefully this will translate into a few pending deals as I have none right now.
Posted by: CandyMan

Re: No new orders today - 02/21/10 10:31 PM

Originally Posted By: Highest&Best
I have a saying for that. I've used it periodically since I was in graduate school...you can sleep when you're dead.

Of course that might come sooner if you don't get *some* rest. But I can go on 2 or 3 hours a night for up to four nights if I have to.


I haven't died yet but gettin' close. I wound up writing one offer, must have shown at least 40 homes, and still go on tickin'.

Last night (early morning 2am ?), I found myself falling asleep at the computer. I'm not even sure if all the numbers on my last report were correct....no HELP HELP HELP yet...lol. Between showings, I even managed to complete an interior inspection. My coffee trick is no longer working.....caffine is just a fleeting memory...lol. I have two reports "that have to be completed tonight"....I swear, I will never complain about business being slow, ever again.....Oh, did I say I squeezed in a listing interview this afternoon?.....I thought these folks were moving out of area....It turns our they want me to find them another home in my service area ($339k listing and possible $500k sale).....my 30 minute presentation turned into 90 minutes....I wonder why?.......lol. At last count, I have 7 in escrow, 4 buyers in the wings, and one listing to take within the next few days. I think my BPO days may be numbered.......
Posted by: Char K

Re: No new orders today - 02/22/10 07:03 AM

Originally Posted By: grexley
Been a weird month volume wise. Its been completely feast or famine. I've never had so many days go by in a month without an order, but my volume overall has been good. Strange.

Yes strange to say the least. Unfortunately I would need 5 order this week to meet 50% of my average monthly totals, and as small as that sounds, I wonder if it's possible this month Despite the fact that there were many blasts last week I only captured 2 and one from my fav who gives me a hour to make a decision!
Posted by: Buttbutter

Re: No new orders today - 02/22/10 11:19 AM

6 new bpo orders this morning I think its going to be a busy week.
Need advise on a short sale, got a cash offer this morning, home is listed under market value by 40k, great property,good offer but not been short sale approved. And this is my 1st SS. Do we ask buyer to put in their highest and best and let them know it's 40K under REO market value before submitting it to bank, hoping to have them put a higher one in so we have a better chance of bank accepting it? or just submitting it?
Posted by: smg

Re: No new orders today - 02/22/10 12:20 PM

Badunkadunk-You should start a separate thread with that topic...it has no relation to the topic at hand here. Somebody here has the info you need but prolly isn't monitoring this thread...
Posted by: Mike Tango

Re: No new orders today - 02/22/10 01:34 PM

EML behaving weird, I accepted few in the morning and they just cancelled half..Hmmmm..who cancelled AM or the client.....
Posted by: smg

Re: No new orders today - 02/22/10 01:38 PM

Originally Posted By: A. Neto
EML behaving weird, I accepted few in the morning and they just cancelled half..Hmmmm..who cancelled AM or the client.....


Yup..I had one done and was putting a bow on the second and they both cancelled....I have not had that happen with them..
Posted by: Buttbutter

Re: No new orders today - 02/22/10 01:39 PM

Same here..there were ordered in error by the client
Posted by: Mike Tango

Re: No new orders today - 02/22/10 01:44 PM

Uffff Thanks god, I was worry...Thanks Badunkadunk.
Posted by: Cool guy

Re: No new orders today - 02/23/10 08:36 PM

Numbers are way down for this month. Hopefully it gets better in March.
Posted by: ChristieS

Re: No new orders today - 02/23/10 08:44 PM

This is a first for me....drum roll....30 orders today....Now I have to find the time to do them....accepting is so fun...then reality hits and I have to do the work. hehe
Posted by: Char K

Re: No new orders today - 02/23/10 09:04 PM

good maybe that means things will be picking up this way!
Posted by: Andrea C

Re: No new orders today - 02/23/10 09:18 PM

Hopefully they will move up to Wisconsin. I didn't get anything today.
Posted by: AgentinMA

Re: No new orders today - 02/23/10 09:19 PM

I had to turn down 20 tonight due Friday morning. I just dont have time and I'm already full until Friday. On a very good note I did get my first Big Bird order today. I decided to diversify a bit and pick up a few new companies 2 weeks ago. I'm psyched that I got an order from them so quickly.
Posted by: GoodBoy

Re: No new orders today - 02/24/10 04:55 PM

Guys how is business in your area. It has been very slow in my area.
Posted by: Peace ☼

Re: No new orders today - 02/24/10 05:19 PM

BPO's have been very slow for me this month...
Posted by: AliceInReoLand

Re: No new orders today - 02/24/10 05:32 PM

Got my usual trickle here.
Posted by: BPO_Jim

Re: No new orders today - 02/24/10 05:51 PM

Getting my normal amount, but FARVV has dropped from 5 or 6 a day to about 1 a day. I'm picking up work from other copmanys though.
Posted by: Buttbutter

Re: No new orders today - 02/24/10 06:03 PM

Seems super slow, still getting trickle but not quite 50% volume as normal.
Posted by: Oli

Re: No new orders today - 02/24/10 06:22 PM

Slow here but I have been keeping busy with some RE so it has not been missed.
Posted by: MontyC21

Re: No new orders today - 02/24/10 06:45 PM

Since I put myself on vacation with a couple of companys I can't tell. But turning down quite a few from other blasts...
Posted by: CandyMan

Re: No new orders today - 02/24/10 07:36 PM

Originally Posted By: MontyC21
Since I put myself on vacation with a couple of companys I can't tell. But turning down quite a few from other blasts...


Monty

I've done the same thing......put most of my companies on vacation. I think I'm missing about a grand a week in orders.......never fails.
As long as I can remember, it's always been that way in real estate....wide open or dead stop........This was supposed to be my year for slowing down......not doing a very good job of attaining that goal.........I would be more than happy to share in my office.... just can't find somebody that I think will get the job done...such is life. I have another 60 days of commitment with one company.......After that, my BPO days may be numbered.

This has been one of the strangest run of buyers I've had in some time. I get one under contract, another one pops up......most are coming from referrals.......I'm not complaining.......just gettin' a wee bit tired.
Posted by: GoodBoy

Re: No new orders today - 02/25/10 07:12 AM

Looks like that I missed a lot of orders last night? Did anybody worked last night? How was eml drop? Thank you.
Posted by: GoodBoy

Re: No new orders today - 02/25/10 05:55 PM

Dear realtors, how is business? How is BPO rain today?
Posted by: Mike Hagen

Re: No new orders today - 02/25/10 06:00 PM

Better than last week, which was very dead. But still to the slow side. I have a theory. One of our local mortgage brokers has a radio ad that refers to the secondary market as "dead". If the secondary market is really dead, I'm guessing that would account for a big decrease in the bpos that are ordered for servicing or portfolio evaluation purposes. I know that has always been a sigificant segment of the orders I do for Bpo mills.
Posted by: Traveler

Re: No new orders today - 02/26/10 03:03 PM

The storm has slammed us here in the northeast. I could do a BPO a few blocks away if I had one, but thats about it. Roads are closed, power lines are down. Its a real mess. Good news is I had a closing scheduled for today, but needed to take the interstate to get there, which is closed.
Posted by: skorpion

Re: No new orders today - 02/26/10 03:26 PM

kinda slow here today... thank god... its been a busy week for me...
Posted by: Andrea C

Re: No new orders today - 02/26/10 03:26 PM

Very slow here in the midwest... Only 4 orders all week.
Posted by: Don Price (Pine)

Re: No new orders today - 02/26/10 04:08 PM

Originally Posted By: jgizzi
The storm has slammed us here in the northeast. I could do a BPO a few blocks away if I had one, but thats about it. Roads are closed, power lines are down. Its a real mess. Good news is I had a closing scheduled for today, but needed to take the interstate to get there, which is closed. emphasis added


And what was the bad news again?

So the closing happened and you weren't there to pick up your check, no one showed up, it was ready happen but the money wasn't there, all is well, the deed wasn't recorded - so things are in limbo smile I like closings - I prefer them M-Th.
Posted by: UZandBUZ

Re: No new orders today - 02/26/10 06:00 PM

We have 52 for the week....turned down some with low fees....no slowdown here for the last 104 weeks at least...
Posted by: AliceInReoLand

Re: No new orders today - 02/26/10 06:01 PM

Getting hammered here. Snow making it impossible to get them done. Got an extension on two auto assign rush orders. Probably looks great on my score. I almost wrecked my car trying. I never learn. However, I cannot bring myself to freak out about it because there's not a damn thing I can do about it.
Posted by: Don Price (Pine)

Re: No new orders today - 02/26/10 07:24 PM

Originally Posted By: AliceInReoLand
Getting hammered here. Snow making it impossible to get them done. Got an extension on two auto assign rush orders. Probably looks great on my score. I almost wrecked my car trying. I never learn. However, I cannot bring myself to freak out about it because there's not a damn thing I can do about it.


I don't blame you Alice. I feel like getting hammered too. Everything that could go wrong seems to be underway. I remember people talking about needing to get the monkey off their back - jeez - if you had it, don't worry because it moved. Anyone want the Monkey?

Order won't show up in O, m2m is slow, computer locked up and I thought it was toast. Got it back up but who knows now.

I think computers can sense things too. I got a new Dell tower I haven't had time to setup, I also got a small Dell laptop a few months ago I have not really used, yet.

Seems like this ole' Compaq is stressed out about being replaced, even after I try and reassure it, it will be good because it will not be thrown on the passenger seat floor anymore. It just doesn't understand - so I think it is having it's revenge now.

Meanwhile - everything I start I can't get finished - darn it.

I did update Vista tonight, maybe there was a patch in it that fixed the problem made from the last update?
Posted by: bpojoe

Re: No new orders today - 02/27/10 01:37 AM

so--how did we finish this month? so far this year?

i am slower than last year.

i barely hit 200 this month.

if i had not moved, i think i would have only had 150.

not seeing many reos pop up on the listing sides either..
looks like the new Obama progam is buying a lot of pre- REO's for some affordable housing program?
I guess some guys are having record breaking months still and some even still claim to be doing 300-400-500 and more?

i am not saying i do not believe them--but i do find it hard to believe them. i checked my stats with the companies I do bpos with and i have over 95% with all companies and 100% with many—I have only been late 1 time and that was not my fault. i am in one of the hottest markets in America and I have a great relationship with the companies I work with. So, i just assume, that what i see here--is happening most other places too--and if not happing now--not far away!
just giving my HONEST assessment of what is happening here in south Florida-and what may be coming down the pike…

but just to keep it real—I am still getting a lot of orders and missing a lot as well—so the well does not seem dry at all—but there does seem to be something going on—which way it goes—is anyone’s guess!
Good luck in March—we have 4 full weeks and 3 extra business days should be better!
Posted by: CandyMan

Re: No new orders today - 02/27/10 02:22 AM

As of 10am, this morning, all auto assign companies went on hold. I have a backlog of buyers and don't want to loose them...not enough time for both. I'm spending 1/2 my time putting out fires with current escrows. What ever happened to the days when you just put them in escrow, and 30 days later, go pick up your check?....lol
Posted by: Char K

Re: No new orders today - 03/01/10 08:03 AM

It will be interesting to see how the first quarter stacks up. Unless I am slammed this month, there is no way my numbers this year will finish higher than last year. Reminds me that I need to be working all aspects of the business. A few more buyers would take a lot of pressure off!
Posted by: Doin' bpose

Re: No new orders today - 03/01/10 08:19 AM

I have stayed average to the high side, in number of orders...mybe up 5% for the year.

What is very nice to report is the fees have been way up. In the last 3 weeks, I have had 2 $60 orders, 1/2 dozen $75 orders, and 1 $80 order (from punktek). All of them drivebys. They were all 48 hours rush orders basically. When you consider MSV gives that amount of time for a regular $45 order, it put's everything back into perspective.

It probably is not part of a larger trend, but it might be. Interested to know if others report similar stories.
Posted by: Bunny

Re: No new orders today - 03/01/10 12:12 PM

Lucky you, and cudos! I have not seen a decent number of orders since 2/15. Soon, I'll be happy to do $25 interiors, just kidding.
On the other side, BPOs dried up here. Every mill I called to check on my rating, docs, etc., were saying that order volume is very small right now.
Posted by: Highest&Best

Re: No new orders today - 03/02/10 11:10 AM

I am seeing fee increases from my best companies. And they are seeing an increase in loyalty and turn around time from me.

And then there are those that continue down the Wal-Mart business model path. I never liked Wal-Mart.
Posted by: Crazy 2

Re: No new orders today - 03/02/10 01:03 PM

Highest- that's interesting. I haven't been at this as long as many here but I'm seeing the " name your fee if this doesn't work" emails and getting more calls.
Posted by: TB in TX

Re: No new orders today - 03/02/10 02:01 PM

Already at 25% of my February orders. Looks like March might be a fun ride.
Posted by: Analog Man

Re: No new orders today - 03/02/10 02:48 PM

Originally Posted By: TB in TX
Already at 25% of my February orders. Looks like March might be a fun ride.



Shhhh. Don't say that too loud TB. BPOJoe is lurking and will soon be telling us how lousy things are.
Posted by: Don Price (Pine)

Re: No new orders today - 03/02/10 04:03 PM

Ah - trying to chum the water are you, if anything starts we know who started it. I believe there is treachery afoot Watson wink

I look at it like this - BPO, REO are just segments of the real estate business. When one picks up another will probably slow down. All re used to keep the hot chocolate flowing - did I mention we're getting a pretty snow right now - pretty because I am inside and it is outside - LOL
Posted by: bpojoe

No new orders today - 03/02/10 07:27 PM

wee wow wee wow---

as my wife will attests too--you do not hear these words from me often--"could i have been wrong?"

i just got 40 orders today--a record. 5 were cancelled so i have 35--AND i missed over 20---that would make this one heck of a BPO day I think by anyone's standard.

could this be the beginning of the proverbial flood?
we will see--i hope that the rest of you get your 'feet wet' with this deluge that has just come down in SoFlo--

looks like i will take a day off this week--don't get many --i have already reached my weekly goal--AND IT IS ONLY TUESDAY!
i am not a greedy person-so if anyone else is in SoFlo--get ready to work!

Posted by: bpojoe

Re: No new orders today - 03/02/10 08:18 PM

update--just took 10 more orders but had to turn down 30--
OMG---i am taking 2 days off this week--

talk about bitter sweet huh?

i may be wrong---but i am getting fat being wrong huh?

looks like late nights--coffee pot is on!
Posted by: BoneFish

Re: No new orders today - 03/02/10 08:26 PM

Originally Posted By: bpojoe
update--just took 10 more orders but had to turn down 30--
OMG---i am taking 2 days off this week--

talk about bitter sweet huh?

i may be wrong---but i am getting fat being wrong huh?

looks like late nights--coffee pot is on!



do you mind running down to Panera and taking a quick head count ..... just confirm this epic event
Posted by: Don Price (Pine)

Re: No new orders today - 03/02/10 08:29 PM

Oh my goodness - Bones -















That was funny

I know 'everyone' laughed smile
Posted by: AgentinMA

Re: No new orders today - 03/02/10 09:01 PM

Bone that was great..

Their was a big flood of orders today. I had accepted 10 or so, turned down 25 or so, and then had cc cancel 5 orders. Whatever I'm busy an that's good.
Posted by: bpojoe

Re: No new orders today - 03/02/10 09:02 PM

"do you mind running down to Panera and taking a quick head count ..... just confirm this epic event"

oh--i was not wrong about that---all shops still full---went to Ikea--no parking--many carts full--lady in front of me spent over $1000----what? in Ikea? true story!

so as far as SoFlo? people are working, homes are selling, life is good--my house has gone up $25,000 last 30 days--

will it all collaps under the new socialist/stalinist rule? maybe--
but i will hedge my bet that things are going to get better--much better..

and i still do not see these reos on the market--and we may not!

but we will have to wait and see--
just because i may not be 100% on my predictions--just remember---if i am wrong--i make a lot more money---
so when i make these predictions it is based on real data and it is not because it is better for me!
never the less--hope you all get a big laugh from me getting over 40 bpos today--i know my wife is crying!
hehehe
Posted by: Don Price (Pine)

Re: No new orders today - 03/02/10 09:33 PM

Oh Joe - even a broke clock is right twice everyday. And I don't say that just because I have a couple broken clocks.

I also predict things will get better, for many, and worse then it is now, for others.

I predict the upcoming elections will bring much needed change and the balance of powers will come closer to being equal then it is now.

I predict banks will start lending money on less stringent terms in the coming future.

I predict 2 large banks will face more problems, and if they don't go bankrupt they will sell off divisions to focus on their core businesses.

I predict there will be more earthquakes this year.

I predict oil prices will go up and down but gas prices will go up this summer on or around Memorial Day - better fill up now.

I predict stocks will test the highs of the past 6 months and then retreat 3-5% and stabilize there for a short period.

I predict I will be eating popcorn with my watered down fruit juice sometime tonight.

btw - I hid today from all orders - I guess I have the flu or something - but I predict I will get over it in 10 days.
Posted by: Doin' bpose

Re: No new orders today - 03/02/10 10:13 PM

I predict everyone who has ever eaten a carrot will die!


borrowed funny from RL
Posted by: bpojoe

Re: No new orders today - 03/03/10 02:22 AM

Pine--i think you may be right!


i also have a feeling that Doinbpose i also right---

kumba ya!
Posted by: CandyMan

Re: No new orders today - 03/03/10 02:56 AM

Originally Posted By: Doin' bpose
I predict everyone who has ever eaten a carrot will die!


borrowed funny from RL


I smoked a carrot, once......does that count?
Posted by: MArealtor

Re: No new orders today - 03/03/10 03:04 AM

My volume has gone down 30-40% in the past 9 months. I just don't understand it. MY guess: the mills that auto-assign are maturing as a business. They are developing their networks. They are finding more hungry agents (like me) closer in proximity to the orders and then auto-assiging them. I used to do the orders in my immediate area and also drive 20-30 mile radius and do those orders too. But now....those distance orders have disappered. I think the BPO comps are getting more vendors which in turn reduces my volume. The past 9 mouths I have avergaed $3000 per mouth in BPO fees, prior to that I was making $4000-4500 a month. So...I have started applying with more compnaies again. I don'n know what else to do....
Posted by: PA Roadkill

Re: No new orders today - 03/03/10 04:54 AM

No question Joe is a troll. Anyone with an internet connection can read the online newspapers (Sun Sentinel, Palm Beach Post, Miami Herald) and search real estate stories. In every market values are still moving downward, foreclosures are increasing and short sales rule the roost.

I went to Panera yesterday. There were 5 beggars in the parking lot with tin cups and "I believed Joe" signs hanging from their necks.
Posted by: PalmBeach BPO

Re: No new orders today - 03/03/10 05:00 AM

I woke up to find 125 orders in my inbox from 4 different companies. Last night it seems the banks dropped everything after 1:30am. I found 7 from FARVV, those were gone.I was swamped
before the drop from the assignment companies. geez. feast or famine is right.
Posted by: PalmBeach BPO

Re: No new orders today - 03/03/10 05:14 AM

wow Farvv has woken up and is dropping now.
Posted by: smg

Re: No new orders today - 03/03/10 08:18 AM

I wish I could do the FARVV orders....I had to drop them per the new agreement....
Posted by: Grampa

Re: No new orders today - 03/03/10 02:37 PM

2 new REO assignments and a listing letter today. Now seeing more and more that we get assignments withing 2 days of trustee sale. Some are closer to 2 weeks out but seeing the time frames shortening from trustee sale to assignment.

On the down side I have 18 MMRs, 4 BPOs and a market analysis on a regular resale. All due by EOB Friday. Too much fun.
Posted by: Don Price (Pine)

Re: No new orders today - 03/03/10 02:53 PM

But Grampa - you are one that shines the glow of hope to guide us by - keep it lit for us.

Congrats - but that's an old white & red striped hat by now wink
Posted by: Andrea C

Re: No new orders today - 03/03/10 03:45 PM

I thought I was doing good w/ 11 new orders today. Wow, I'd love some of the volume of you patriot. I'm still waiting on Farvv to approve me.
Posted by: Grampa

Re: No new orders today - 03/03/10 03:57 PM

Originally Posted By: Pine
But Grampa - you are one that shines the glow of hope to guide us by - keep it lit for us.

Congrats - but that's an old white & red striped hat by now wink


I think it suits me. Plus, the grandbabies bought one like it for me. smile I wear it when I do Market analysis'. It reminds me of why I still do 18+ hour days. For them.
Posted by: PalmBeach BPO

Re: No new orders today - 03/03/10 03:58 PM

swamped, I got a call from Protek and another company asking if I would take more. By luck someone either did not sign the new FARVV contract, died or retired but I was accepted. Meanwhile, I am at the bottom of the totem pole, I received 22 blasts today. You need to complete 15 to be preferred. I have way too many orders to complete.
Posted by: ditty

Re: No new orders today - 03/03/10 05:28 PM

I am surprizingly slow...and Im loving it...I think I may have been doing these for too long now...LOL
Posted by: bpojoe

Re: No new orders today - 03/03/10 09:31 PM

took 8 today---left 20 on que last night---let 40 slip by today---

one vendor said"A recent review of your work performance indicates that you are currently eligible for an order volume increase of up to 10 orders"--I ALREADY HAVE 20 ON QUE...OMG

so i guess some of you may be right--the flood has arrived--
and as far as Roak Kill?
i may be a troll--but you are stoned---

i will bet anyone here if they call any major realtor in South Florida and ask the how is the market---THEY WILL SAY HOT HOT HOT!
but what do i know--i have only been a broker here for 8 years..

keep readin' that internet news---ifi you really want to do something road kill--get your florida license and see for yourself!

anyway--i thought we were done with the stupid talk? guess not!
anyway--got to get back to work--i have 40 bpos to finish by tomorrow--
btw--takes about 5 hours to take 18-20 photos--
i would love to see anyone do 20 a day by themselves---
hehehe--silly silly people--why lie?
the truth is strange enough!

i will get back in my life raft and get ready to ride this wave!
looks like i will break 100 this week!
Posted by: CandyMan

Re: No new orders today - 03/03/10 10:06 PM

I've been turning down tons of orders.....just got busy on the real estate side....Do you all remember, months back, when we talked about prior to any purchase, we'd divide the amount paid by the number of BPO's we'd have to complete in order to pay for the item? I have reverse math in motion...I take the commission check and divide it by the number of BPO's I don't have to do....kind of funny....My biggest concern is not burning bridges with current BPO clients....worked too hard to get there.
If I can get these escrows to close, I will be cutting back on orders, for sure.....currently, I'm on vacation with all companies....

The few times I've been able to check in on the forum, I was happy to learn most of you have had an increase in orders.
Posted by: Vermont

Re: No new orders today - 03/04/10 12:57 AM

You mean like One Retail Sale = 117 BPOs? (and No QC!)

BPOs certainly have a way of teaching you something about the Value of a Buck! It's where the Rubber meets the Road. Still, I wouldn't trade the experience for anything (except more Bucks, I suppose).

Never, in the History of Man, have so many, labored so hard, and so diligently, for so little, and been appreciated by so few. But, that's BPOs!

Who would have known when that first call came in asking "Could you just go out and take a look at this place?" "We'll pay you a little Fee, and psst, psst . . . . maybe you'll even get the Listing !" What a Joke !
Posted by: CandyMan

Re: No new orders today - 03/04/10 01:27 AM

Vermont

You're right on the money......strange concept..lol. The first two coming out of the chute are this month....one on the 8th and one on the 19th....both cash sales. That's about two months of BPO's I can pass on.....Last year about put me in the ground. No choice, but to slow down. Last month was great and this month looks about the same. I wrote one last weekend that's going to highest and best.....have my fingers crossed on this one....believe it or not, the commission is not that important...
I've become attached to this couple....this is their house.....just have to find a way to beat the competition.....only going up against one other offer.
Posted by: Bluehoo

Re: No new orders today - 03/04/10 05:57 AM

[quote=bpojoe]took 8 today---left 20 on que last night---let 40 slip by today---

one vendor said"A recent review of your work performance indicates that you are currently eligible for an order volume increase of up to 10 orders"--I ALREADY HAVE 20 ON QUE...OMG

so i guess some of you may be right--the flood has arrived--
and as far as Roak Kill?
i may be a troll--but you are stoned---

i will bet anyone here if they call any major realtor in South Florida and ask the how is the market---THEY WILL SAY HOT HOT HOT!
but what do i know--i have only been a broker here for 8 years..

keep readin' that internet news---ifi you really want to do something road kill--get your florida license and see for yourself!

anyway--i thought we were done with the stupid talk? guess not!
anyway--got to get back to work--i have 40 bpos to finish by tomorrow--
btw--takes about 5 hours to take 18-20 photos--
i would love to see anyone do 20 a day by themselves---
hehehe--silly silly people--why lie?
the truth is strange enough!

i will get back in my life raft and get ready to ride this wave!
looks like i will break 100 this week!

Well 'Tard, if you'd learn how to write properly, you might get a little respect. Instead all you do is blow BS out your rear end, and quite poorly at that. Do the intiials FOADIAF mean anything to you?
The only 100 you are going to break this week is the number of wild hairs you pull out of your backside you Moran (misspelled on purpose). Now get off my lawn.
Posted by: Don Price (Pine)

Re: No new orders today - 03/04/10 06:23 AM

Bluehoo, you've been a member long enough to know better then to make things personal, make it about the issue(s). As Mom use to say - 2 wrongs don't make a right.
Posted by: OverTheEdge

Re: No new orders today - 03/04/10 07:49 AM

I'm still stuck on "FOADIAF"???? Someone PM me - I'm gonna be trying to figure it out all day.
Posted by: ColoBroker

Re: No new orders today - 03/04/10 09:24 AM

Is it just me or are the orders really flowing this month so far. I'm way above where I've been for basically the last year.
Posted by: neudot

Re: No new orders today - 03/04/10 09:44 AM

I have all the orders I can handle this month, and expecting more from a drop from one of my majors. Gave back one that's way out there that I don't even know when I'd have time to take the pics.

However, I don't seem to be ahead of last year...so far. That month was extremely active, especially at the beginning of the month.
Posted by: ColoBroker

Re: No new orders today - 03/04/10 10:07 AM

For me 18 orders in 4 days to start the month of March is way above what I had been doing for quite awhile. I'm not sure I want this many every week for the rest of the month.
Posted by: truno

Re: No new orders today - 03/04/10 10:11 AM

I'm slammed! A rep from a mill I don't normally work with asked me my fee for exterior 48 hr TAT just 3 miles away, I told them $100 and they approved.
Posted by: smalltowngirl

Re: No new orders today - 03/04/10 10:21 AM

BPO' s keep me going-but I like REO's better. Complete slow down there!
Posted by: PalmBeach BPO

Re: No new orders today - 03/04/10 10:22 AM

gotten 2 calls from mills today, extension of dates and higher fees. I have too many as is.
Posted by: Doin' bpose

Re: No new orders today - 03/04/10 01:26 PM

Originally Posted By: truno
I'm slammed! A rep from a mill I don't normally work with asked me my fee for exterior 48 hr TAT just 3 miles away, I told them $100 and they approved.


There you go. Remember BPOs are inversely like bananas. If you wait a little bit the price changes. Bananas go down, but BPOs go up. Way to exercise your muscle Truno.

I had to add this...it's only appropriate with my analogy....... dancingguy
Posted by: Ryan

Re: No new orders today - 03/04/10 11:43 PM

Had to turn down a bunch of orders in the past 3 days because my house caught on fire Monday night. Damn oven decided to turn on in the middle of the night for no reason whatsoever. Hopefully the incinerated remains of my wife's precious Tupperware will remind her not to store stuff in the oven anymore!

On a good note, I was blown away by the excellent service by Allstate. They put the wife and kids at the "penthouse" suite of the local hotel for 4 nights and even paid for the dog to get professionally cleaned (white shitzu + burnt plastic soot = dirty dog).
Posted by: bpojoe

Re: No new orders today - 03/05/10 01:23 AM

me and my wife just did 35 plus bpos today---i was late on over 5--never happened before--

still got 15 new orders today and let over 20 go by -- have no idea what i missed on Emort..

i really do appreciate the 'grammar' police here though--

i am just humbled by the massive pile of perfection that is displayed here--

while some of you want to grade my posts on my grammatical fortitude and get your lil panties in a bunch---I will post for those who actually want to get 'real' information on what is happening now with BPO's-at least in my area

as far as all the personal crap---
what ever!
maybe people like blue should
Quote:
learn how to use the 'quote' button
before throwing stones at others huh?
just like a hypocrite to attack others when they are doing as bad or worse!
i do not know any of these clowns attacking me--nobody uses their real name and i will never meet any of these jokers anyway—i may pull over and drop some coin in your tin cup when I do my photos though--so flame on haters!
i have to get ready for another blast!
i hope those who are actually more concerned about doing their job are getting dumped on--and for those who like to hate--hope you get dumped on too—--hehehe
now i have to get back to work!

again—there is no way anyone is doing this by themselves—going on 16 hours right now with 2 of us!
Just fyi to those readers who want real info—this is what is happening now with me—you can choose who you want to believe--


Posted by: Don Price (Pine)

Re: No new orders today - 03/05/10 01:50 AM

hmmm - could there be another case of a Sybil, how unexpected ??
Posted by: MontyC21

Re: No new orders today - 03/05/10 05:16 AM

Ryan-Hope everyone is okay! Certainly puts things in perspective, especially reading the nonsense posted right after you. Please let us know how you are doing, I hope it was minor smoke damage and that you are back at home soon.....
Posted by: Doin' bpose

Re: No new orders today - 03/05/10 07:31 AM

Glad to hear everyone is safe and sound Ryan. Now it's just a matter of replacing the stuff. It sounds like you and your insurer are on the same page. Scary stuff.
Posted by: Ryan

Re: No new orders today - 03/05/10 09:53 AM

It's all smoke damage. The cleanup must have cost over 6k. Every piece of fabric in the house was removed and dry cleaned or replaced. Most of the smaller appliances are also being replaced (microwave, under-cabinet dvd player, keureg coffee machine, etc). Luckily it's all being reimbursed at replacement value instead of depreciated value. They are cutting the check to have the entire interior repainted on Monday. Plus, they extended the "penthouse" reservation for another week because the smell is still noticeable to my wife.
Posted by: Char K

Re: No new orders today - 03/05/10 02:12 PM

Originally Posted By: Ryan
Had to turn down a bunch of orders in the past 3 days because my house caught on fire Monday night. Damn oven decided to turn on in the middle of the night for no reason whatsoever. Hopefully the incinerated remains of my wife's precious Tupperware will remind her not to store stuff in the oven anymore!

On a good note, I was blown away by the excellent service by Allstate. They put the wife and kids at the "penthouse" suite of the local hotel for 4 nights and even paid for the dog to get professionally cleaned (white shitzu + burnt plastic soot = dirty dog).





Hope things are looking up at this point. Thank God you are all alive and safe. Char
Posted by: PA Roadkill

Re: No new orders today - 03/05/10 02:57 PM

Just a note to BlueHoo or BPO Joe or whatever name you are using today:

I am licensed in your sweaty state, salesperson in 1996 and broker in 2003 and still have an active broker license and real estate corporation license in Florida.

Maybe Joe is the male and Blue is the female, or vice versa
Posted by: Don Price (Pine)

Re: No new orders today - 03/05/10 06:05 PM

I can tell that there are several more agents on the bandwagon now - probably purchased a list and NO's AA & AF.

I see orders disappear faster now the ever, and from companies they use to sit for hours on.

On the other hand - they may get to them first - but I am confident I'll be fixing their problems as time goes by.

Just say'in - a couple of orders today - more to do this weekend frown
Posted by: MontyC21

Re: No new orders today - 03/05/10 06:12 PM

ORT $35 orders and RRR $40 orders snapped up here. Poor little agents....I took one ORT interior for $55, close by and a home I have been in and want to see again.
Posted by: TB in TX

Re: No new orders today - 03/05/10 06:53 PM

Originally Posted By: bpojoe
i have to get ready for another blast!


OMG - who was it that had to prepare for their closing? Reliant Roxie or Lucille from the Woods? What a blast from the past.

Seriously, I don't care about Joe, but I'm glad Ryan's family is A-OK and that there is minimal damage.
Posted by: Highest&Best

Re: No new orders today - 03/05/10 07:03 PM

THAT was funny! Let's see, we've cashed five commission checks this week...I'm pretty sure there was no "preparing for closing" going on.
Posted by: TB in TX

Re: No new orders today - 03/05/10 07:15 PM

I just wonder what goes into "getting ready for a blast." Here's a few thoughts I had:
1.) Clicking finger exercises.
2.) Opening a million windows to go from site to site.
3.) Drinking a couple Big Gulps (like Abby on NCIS) to amp up.

~OR~

4.) Firing up the Auto-Acceptor.
Posted by: neudot

Re: No new orders today - 03/05/10 07:26 PM

Just when I wanted to take the weekend off...my favorite company sends me 6, 2 companies I work for sometimes send me one each, M2M sends out 1, a diff company sends out one for $55....aaargh...I can't accept them all...and I already told FARVV not to send me anything until Monday. I'm ready for an assistant!

As if that weren't enough, another realtor referred me to Eval...(who needs friends like that?) who has called me twice in the last couple days...and the last time I didn't take the call.
Posted by: CandyMan

Re: No new orders today - 03/05/10 08:50 PM

Just when I thought I was getting my head above less BPO's, renter drops the "I'm going to be late bomb". I got a commission check today (3 days early). That will just about cover the mortgage....Tons of orders coming through......have passed on all of them...busy doing the normal real estate stuff....guess, I'm going to have to get busier......lol
Posted by: Doin' bpose

Re: No new orders today - 03/05/10 09:06 PM

Uh oh. You can do it Candy. This sounds like your personal rental. I was there lat year. 5 months with no income on it. I made it somehow.

No one ever died from being busy, but just from worrying about being busy. Hope that helps. Just take a few deep breaths and think about how lucky you are you could.
Posted by: CALIFBRKR

Re: No new orders today - 03/05/10 09:46 PM

Very, very busy in Southern California. Has been for the last 3-4 weeks.
Posted by: CandyMan

Re: No new orders today - 03/05/10 09:50 PM

Doin'

I shouldn't complain....Last month was the best one in two years....all lisitngs under contract.....all offers from my buyers accepted.....I have one in counter stage that should fly by Monday.

I found myself putting in long nights, again, on BPO's. In December, I said I was cutting back.....didn't quite work out that way. Last month, when sales took off, I was as excited as a kid in a candy store....If this is a fantasy, as one member believes, I want to keep livin' it......just don't want to do so many BPO's.
Posted by: Don Price (Pine)

Re: No new orders today - 03/05/10 10:01 PM

Originally Posted By: Doin' bpose
........

No one ever died from being busy, but just from worrying about being busy. Hope that helps. Just take a few deep breaths and think about how lucky you are you could.


Cute - I've seen that a few times lately - I hope on one really believes it. Plenty of good hard working folks worked themselves into the ground. As my parents use to say, they didn't have enough time to worry about how busy they were to get stressed, the only people that got stressed out were the people that made it through and were looking back.
Posted by: Doin' bpose

Re: No new orders today - 03/05/10 10:05 PM

It ain't complaining. It's just life. When I am knee deep in stu....it. I pick the 3 most crucial work things, put my family at the top of the list, give them the time they deserve, then I tackle what needs to be tackled. After that I find the left over stuff is very doable. Hey, we're busy, but 15% of the population can't get a job. We are blessed, IMHO. Crazy as it seems.
Posted by: CandyMan

Re: No new orders today - 03/05/10 10:38 PM

Doin'

Family first....great priority. Many years ago, I lost sight of that.....just keep bringin' the money in....Once I realized that I had my priorities backwards, life got better, when I corrected the problem. I have 4 great kids, all with careers, no alcohol or drug problems, nobody in jail. That's the best blessing any father could ask for. I thank God every day for them.
Posted by: Don Price (Pine)

Re: No new orders today - 03/05/10 10:39 PM

I'm tired, I think I'm ready to teach others too wink

But Blessed we are - we don't have to look hard, far or long to see that.
Posted by: BoneFish

Re: No new orders today - 03/05/10 10:42 PM

Joe to the red phone please ... I just wanted you to know that I visited a couple of different at Star Bucks today .. and just like you said they both were slammed with customers spending $$ ....


so I took survey … and it turns out 83.2 % of them were realtors ... just trying get caffeinated enough to keep up with the tsunami of bpos rolling in this week
Posted by: Cool guy

Re: No new orders today - 03/06/10 12:34 AM

Anyone having trouble uploading pictures on Landsafe?
Posted by: PA Roadkill

Re: No new orders today - 03/06/10 05:05 AM

Originally Posted By: BoneFish
Joe to the red phone please ... I just wanted you to know that I visited a couple of different at Star Bucks today .. and just like you said they both were slammed with customers spending $$ ....


so I took survey &#133; and it turns out 83.2 % of them were realtors ... just trying get caffeinated enough to keep up with the tsunami of bpos rolling in this week


The majority of the customers were Realtors® that were there because they couldn't afford internet connection at home and were using the free WIFI
Posted by: Analog Man

Re: No new orders today - 03/06/10 07:25 AM

Originally Posted By: Pine
I can tell that there are several more agents on the bandwagon now - probably purchased a list and NO's AA & AF.

I see orders disappear faster now the ever, and from companies they use to sit for hours on.

On the other hand - they may get to them first - but I am confident I'll be fixing their problems as time goes by.

Just say'in - a couple of orders today - more to do this weekend frown


Pine:

I would like to agree with you. The big unknown factor is the quality of the report done by the typical AAS (auto accepting software) BPO agent. I'm sure we all would like to think they turn in inferior than average work, to justify the rationale that over the course of time, AAS agents will be penalized for their questionable actions. While that philosophy is probable, I don't think it should be taken for granted.

While I really don't work for "find work" or "F5" companies much anymore, from those that I know who do, it is getting next to impossible to get work w/o AAS. Instead of hoping that their work is inferior so they would be removed from doing BPOs, maybe we could hope that the mills change their assignment policy so that AAS no longer is advantageous. CCs assignment system I feel is perfect. Offer the top agent(s) the assignment in descending order of raking. That seems the most "fair" to me. (Then again define "fair" in life).

The only other option would be to making mill's sites somehow not compatible to AA software to begin with. I fondly can remember the days when just a few years ago, companies like LA and EML would have orders sit on their site for over 24 hours during large blasts. Perhaps more agents doing BPOs has caused that to be a distant memory, but I personally think its more because of AAS. So perhaps in a warped way, some of the mills actually prefer AAS, as they don't need to worry about orders sitting for a extended period of time during large blasts.

It’s the whole ying/yang thing of life, huh?
smile
Posted by: Oli

Re: No new orders today - 03/06/10 08:03 AM

Seen multiple orders on my Blackberry from ORT, RRR and Evil yesterday. I am a little to busy with RE to take the cheap orders. Evil is looking for people to do desktops....They say that they already have the photos...I have translated this into...the last agent gave up after taking photos and looking at your form and calculating their pay by the hour!
Posted by: Don Price (Pine)

Re: No new orders today - 03/06/10 08:31 AM

You find the cream of the crop at Panera Bread, - more relaxing atmosphere, and still free Internet service, my office away from home, and no Joes either - and the bonus is; it is next door to Moe's wink
Posted by: DragonLady

Re: No new orders today - 03/06/10 08:47 AM

Originally Posted By: Oli
Evil is looking for people to do desktops....They say that they already have the photos...I have translated this into...the last agent gave up after taking photos and looking at your form and calculating their pay by the hour!


Personally, I don't think I've ever been paid for one of their "desktops." Somehow they always "forget" those were done so they owe me a little over $100 from something like 18 months ago. I've asked and asked and well hey, they stole some of my life and they're not getting any more.

Though I will occasionally do a few regular orders for these losers when I have nothing else going on (knowing I'll be waiting at least 6 months to see a check), I have stopped taking any "desktop" requests from Evil. I will not take them even if I haven't seen an order from a decent company in 2 weeks (that's rare, but ya know). Not. Worth. Bothering.
Posted by: jbt4re

Re: No new orders today - 03/06/10 09:17 AM

They have the photos from Google Street view and probably PhotoShop the address pics or are reusing photos from a prior report in their system.
Posted by: Bunny

Re: No new orders today - 03/18/10 05:52 PM

Where are the orders? It is very dry, no orders since last Fiday :-(
Any inputs what's going on, please!
Posted by: Don Price (Pine)

Re: No new orders today - 03/18/10 06:20 PM

No problem here this week - even after I messed up a few clients the week before when my LT crashed.
Posted by: DesertRealtor

Re: No new orders today - 03/18/10 07:51 PM

BUSY BUSY BUSY!
Finally..........
Posted by: OverTheEdge

Re: No new orders today - 03/19/10 06:40 AM

Right there with you Bunny - slow and getting a little squirrely. But just went out and bought a bike - so I have been passing the time riding around in the sunshine. Now if I could just get it out of my head that I am gonna be broke if things don't start looking up.
Even the blasts from companies are down - way down. I know it will pick up - just the cycle of things.
Posted by: GoodBoy

Re: No new orders today - 03/19/10 09:08 AM

This week has been very dry. Hopefully it will pick up soon:-)
Posted by: Cherie

Re: No new orders today - 03/19/10 11:12 AM

Been very slow this week in Los Angeles area for me. But I have hope things will get better soon. Everyone just hang in there.
Posted by: JaxBPO

Re: No new orders today - 03/19/10 11:33 AM

Slow here for me too. EML has been blowing it up a little bit, but a perfect time for me to get my post licensing out of the way before the end of the month.
Posted by: Don Price (Pine)

Re: No new orders today - 03/19/10 12:18 PM

Hey Jr - I was looking up the telephone number of the truant officer in your area to check on you wink

Now I know you're OK - I can go back to teasing you - jk

I see you have racked up quite a few posts now so we expect to get a great deal out of you.

The old adage we work by is; 'To whom much is given - much is expected.' (actually paraphrased from Luke 12:48)
Posted by: Crazy 2

Re: No new orders today - 03/19/10 12:20 PM

slow here as well. It slowed down last week for me and this week my numbers are down too. Hopefully we'll see some Friday afternoon drops.
Posted by: Don Price (Pine)

Re: No new orders today - 03/19/10 12:24 PM

It is more like Friday afternoon reassigns - I take them as TAT is usually more liberal.
Posted by: Crazy 2

Re: No new orders today - 03/19/10 12:58 PM

I agree. I load up with as many as I can to work through the weekend during slow weeks like this.
Posted by: neudot

Re: No new orders today - 03/19/10 02:20 PM

I'm overwhelmed with active orders. Ahead of last year for Jan, Feb and March (already passed last March). Any of you slow ones want to come help me out?
Posted by: Crazy 2

Re: No new orders today - 03/19/10 03:05 PM

sure, as long as I'm out of the loop when the qc issues start hitting the fan..lol
Posted by: REnAZ

Re: No new orders today - 03/19/10 03:30 PM

I've been steady slow around here, 15-20 orders per week,,but it seems to be picking up a little.
Posted by: PROUST2009

Re: No new orders today - 03/21/10 01:08 PM

Banks seem to be ramping up their intention to clear their books in Washington, D.C. I'm getting all the orders I want for now.
Posted by: skorpion

Re: No new orders today - 03/22/10 02:03 PM

kinda slow here for me today...
Posted by: bsareo

Re: No new orders today - 03/22/10 02:23 PM

Very slow here the past 2 weeks
Posted by: Grampa

Re: No new orders today - 03/22/10 02:50 PM

Could it have anything to do with HAMP/HAFA starting April 5th?
Posted by: Don Price (Pine)

Re: No new orders today - 03/22/10 04:12 PM

scrambling to keep up
Posted by: CandyMan

Re: No new orders today - 03/22/10 06:50 PM

Four eML's and one CC......also looks like I'm getting some positve results with BoA on a short sale.....this may be a good week.
Posted by: DansBPOphotos

Re: No new orders today - 03/22/10 07:09 PM

Got about 45 orders today from Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego & Riverside Counties from several clients of mine. LSI has one of my clients on preffered status but they are tempermental. They give when they want to.

Any other companies out there that seem to have some trickles coming through?

Thanks
Daniel Bradford
DansBPOphotos
Posted by: Doin' bpose

Re: No new orders today - 03/22/10 08:29 PM

Originally Posted By: DansBPOphotos
Got about 45 orders today from Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego & Riverside Counties from several clients of mine. LSI has one of my clients on preffered status but they are tempermental. They give when they want to.

Any other companies out there that seem to have some trickles coming through?

Thanks
Daniel Bradford
DansBPOphotos


Are you mixing the thread with your business endeavors? Or did you get 45 BPO orders from your BPO providers?
Posted by: bsareo

Re: No new orders today - 03/22/10 08:35 PM

Dan, are you going to fill all the threads with your business ads and promotions now? It looks like you will be too busy tomorrow to post since you have 45 photos to take. Enjoy the roadtrip...
Posted by: DansBPOphotos

Re: No new orders today - 03/22/10 09:13 PM

I got 45 Orders from my BPO providers today. Sorry about that, I needed to clarify. I am just responding to what's happening out there because I have the expertise. My hands are in all the pots so I know if one company is just slower than the others or if it's slow across the board so right now it has been crawling.

Also to answer Bsareo I do not fill these threads with my promotions, I simply participate. Respectfully go away and stop responding to everyone with negitave comments.

Have a great and prosperous day!

Dan
DansBPOphotos
Posted by: Analog Man

Re: No new orders today - 03/22/10 09:22 PM

Originally Posted By: DansBPOphotos
Also to answer Bsareo I do not fill these threads with my promotions, I simply participate. Respectfully go away and stop responding to everyone with negitave comments.

Have a great and prosperous day!

Dan
DansBPOphotos


Wow, that is quite a presumptuous attitude from someone who has been on the MB a mere two days! It irks me when someone comes on here with such an overt agenda. I could say quite a bit more, but I have found out in life that harsh comments are better left unsaid.

I do BPOs FT as a one man team, thus I have no overhead nor do I depend on others to make deadlines. So obviously your business plans differs than mine. Therefore accepting 45 orders a day is beyond comprehension for me. Please spare me the details how I can improve my business, which I sense is your main reason for being here.
Posted by: smg

Re: No new orders today - 03/22/10 09:25 PM

Brad- I agree with most everything you post on here. I have never agreed with you more. I have sensed the same thing as you.
Posted by: CandyMan

Re: No new orders today - 03/22/10 09:29 PM

"How I can improve my business".......I can help you out, brother..If you have a PayPal account, we're good to go.......lol
Posted by: Doin' bpose

Re: No new orders today - 03/22/10 09:37 PM

Originally Posted By: DansBPOphotos
Got about 45 orders today from Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego & Riverside Counties from several clients of mine. LSI has one of my clients on preffered status but they are tempermental.

Originally Posted By: DansBPOphotos
I got 45 Orders from my BPO providers today. Sorry about that, I needed to clarify.



Are you sure about that? Tell me where I am going wrong. You are talking about your business in the 1st thread, as I read it.
Posted by: Don Price (Pine)

Re: No new orders today - 03/22/10 09:43 PM

Originally Posted By: Doin' bpose
Originally Posted By: DansBPOphotos
Got about 45 orders today from Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego & Riverside Counties from several clients of mine. LSI has one of my clients on preffered status but they are tempermental.

Originally Posted By: DansBPOphotos
I got 45 Orders from my BPO providers today. Sorry about that, I needed to clarify.



Are you sure about that? Tell me where I am going wrong. You are talking about your business in the 1st thread, as I read it.


Photo fella - Not to mention that self promotion is not allowed - especially for new members that seem to be only promoting yourself.

Are you a REALTOR - dan?
Posted by: smg

Re: No new orders today - 03/22/10 09:45 PM

Originally Posted By: DansBPOphotos


Also to answer Bsareo I do not fill these threads with my promotions, I simply participate.
Dan
DansBPOphotos


I am hard pressed to find one of our posts, just one, that is not self promotion. Can you point me to one?
Posted by: DansBPOphotos

Re: No new orders today - 03/22/10 09:46 PM

All I am trying to do is educate. I am licensed agent for 5 years that chose to make my own sub-outlet business from where our housing markets are today. Why not relieve the stress of the Broker & Agent community so they can focus on volume and less about photos. Which in turn means that they Save time & Make More Money! If you want me to talk about my business I can but I started this thread off telling how I got 45 orders today which means its crawling in the BPO world. I work with many diffrent brokers and agents that do BPO's full time so I know at all times who is hot and who is not.

Thought you might want my expertise for a change.

Thanks
Dan
DansBPOphotos
Posted by: ....J~

Re: No new orders today - 03/22/10 10:08 PM

Oh heck we can sell our expertise now? Where can I sign up? Oh damn thats right, I believe in helping people for free. I gotta stop that. How in the world are all the other people going to milk money out of agents if I just give away the info.

J~
Posted by: Don Price (Pine)

Re: No new orders today - 03/22/10 10:13 PM

Dan - please check your PM - soon.
Posted by: Char K

Re: No new orders today - 03/23/10 08:12 AM

last week was busy still waiting for orders this week!
Posted by: VinceDM

Re: No new orders today - 03/23/10 10:59 AM

Same here, I hate when this happens.
Posted by: Artiste

Re: No new orders today - 03/23/10 12:29 PM

Here's my advice: Ichiban brand tastes better than Top Ramen brand noodles. They're in the Asian Food section, not the soup section.

I'm looking forward to the spring rush.
Posted by: OverTheEdge

Re: No new orders today - 03/24/10 05:15 AM

I have found over 700 dishes on cooks.com that use pasta as the main ingredient. Mac and cheese and hot dogs are pretty budget friendly too.
I did finish my taxes yesterday and took the dog to the vet. Just wish I didn't have time to do that stuff.
Posted by: grexley

Re: No new orders today - 03/24/10 04:11 PM

Pretty busy month so far, but mainly thanks to just one company. Everyone else is dead.
Posted by: Char K

Re: No new orders today - 03/25/10 09:15 AM

Mine have been all over the board.....not many from my favorites but enough to make this a decent month!
Posted by: STLUCIELADY

Re: No new orders today - 03/26/10 09:08 AM

Dan, I think you are offering a valid service. I know we have several people in our area who do the same thing. I'd love to know which companys are hopping. I find in my business that there are cycles. I used to be able to tell which week of the month it is by which company is sending the most work. However, I feel the business has changed in the past 2 months. We are now seeing the majority of our business coming from some of the more obscure BPO companies that we only used to dabble in a couple times a month just to keep our hat in the ring. Are you seeing that too? Are you seeing more orders from different companies instead of the mainstay large mills?
Posted by: Peace ☼

Re: No new orders today - 03/26/10 09:36 AM

This has been a very quiet week for me for BPOs & REO.
It's like everybody is holding their breath to see what comes up next.

Next week is spring break for my son, so I'll take a few days off for that...Hope it picks up soon.
Posted by: Ladyshay

Re: No new orders today - 03/26/10 10:11 AM

Same here last week was slow for me and this week I only had 4 orders. frown
Posted by: Don Price (Pine)

Re: No new orders today - 03/26/10 10:43 AM

STLUCIELADY - It will be awhile before he'll be able to answer you.
Posted by: Nifunifa

Re: No new orders today - 03/26/10 11:14 AM

Same here, slow in calls and orders. I'll also planning to take days off to enjoy with my daughters next week, let's see we all need to be prepared for what is comming. wink
Posted by: Cherie

Re: No new orders today - 03/26/10 01:32 PM

Super slow all week here as well. Hoping for a Friday afternoon drop. I will keep you all posted if any comes up.
Posted by: MontyC21

Re: No new orders today - 03/26/10 02:34 PM

I am down 50% in orders for the month compared to January and February. I have turned many down, many blasts from OR have gone ignored and I am not unhapppy. My regular business has kept me hopping! I have two buyers that can't win no matter how clean an offer we write or how quickly we write. It's quite frenzied in low price points! They may give up until after the tax credit expires.
Posted by: Ladyshay

Re: No new orders today - 03/26/10 05:40 PM

After I posted today I recieved 5 orders within 30 minutes 2 was cancel. LOL
Posted by: Cherie

Re: No new orders today - 03/26/10 05:42 PM

Well it is end of day here and there was nothing! Only a small drop from MSV of about 10 but I dont have automated snag BPO software so unless there is a drop of 50+ or more I dont get any orders. I am hopeful for next week. Everyone have a good weekend!!!
Posted by: OverTheEdge

Re: No new orders today - 03/29/10 10:41 AM

Dead. Dead. Dead. I'm going to clean out the basement.
Posted by: ColoREO

Re: No new orders today - 03/29/10 05:54 PM

Heads up...EML is dropping $65 48-hr exterior rush orders due Wed evening in my area.
Posted by: BR549

Re: No new orders today - 03/29/10 07:58 PM

I don't have a basement. Maybe I'll clean out the garage.
Posted by: UZandBUZ

Re: No new orders today - 03/29/10 08:11 PM

I read ColoREO's message about EML...signed on immediately and grabbed 2 $65 orders....lol...I love doing that....(I already had 8 for today but it is amusing to read a tip and grab some more!!)

Thanks, ColoREO!
Posted by: 7222

Re: No new orders today - 03/30/10 12:28 PM

I got (3) $65 rush orders from EML yesterday.

Nothing so far today.....what the heck? where are all the BPO'S at? It's suppose to be the mother lode for foreclosures this year.....
Posted by: Stacy

Re: No new orders today - 03/31/10 10:40 AM

The orders had been very slow for me for about 6 weeks. I was beginning to get very nervous..... Then slammed this week!! Highest week in three years by a long shot. Maybe there's a light at the end of the tunnel here.
Posted by: Char K

Re: No new orders today - 03/31/10 12:06 PM

maybe that's good news this year is pretty much like the first year I started in this aspect of the business. I have been excited about every order because the there just haven't been that many! hahahahaha
Posted by: ColoBroker

Re: No new orders today - 03/31/10 12:19 PM

This is just the calm before the storm of bpos that is going to crash upon us. Use this time to clean the house, hug your family, do fun things. As we won't be able to do any of that soon.

Do I know something you don't? No, I'm just being hopeful. smile
Posted by: Don Price (Pine)

Re: No new orders today - 03/31/10 12:29 PM

Great attitude - Might as well be optimistic - you'll live longer they say.
Posted by: Andrea C

Re: No new orders today - 03/31/10 02:58 PM

Very slow here too.
Posted by: GoodBoy

Re: No new orders today - 03/31/10 10:13 PM

My friend in CA got 22 orders from EML, all $65, rush orders. than all of the were rivised to another form so they added extra $10. Total $75. Ufortunately, I got only 3 rush orders.
Posted by: OverTheEdge

Re: No new orders today - 04/02/10 07:21 AM

New reo listing yesterday, one BPO. Had plenty of time to cut down some bushes in front of the house - I am pretty sure I will have time to dig out the roots today. Yep, still slow.
Posted by: GOTOREO

Re: No new orders today - 04/02/10 09:50 AM

This has been the slowest week I can ever remember. Everyone must be on vacation.
Posted by: REO4freedom

Re: No new orders today - 04/02/10 09:59 AM

This week has been slow, however I did get a listing.
Posted by: Detroit Realtor

Re: No new orders today - 04/02/10 10:29 AM

Like watching paint dry. WTF
Posted by: Analog Man

Re: No new orders today - 04/02/10 10:32 AM

Yup it's slow, as it has been a grind to get orders. I'm getting them, but the volumne is just not there. I'm hoping that next week will start rockin' as that will be the first full business week of the month.

The slow down give me some Ham Radio time, which is a good thing! smile
Posted by: allREOpreserv

Re: No new orders today - 04/02/10 10:34 AM

Ordinarily, we are busy even during the moratoriums. The past 3 weeks have been extremely slow so I'm hoping it's just the calm before the storm.

Down time is nice but too much of it and everyone gets lazy. Anyone hear anything yet about the recently proposed government moratorium?

Linda
Posted by: CandyMan

Re: No new orders today - 04/02/10 11:51 AM

It's been a slow week for orders.....I think I got 8. Actually, I needed the slow down. Keeping the fires out with current escrows and my showing count is up with buyers...just never enough time....I still have Big Bird on vacation hold.
Posted by: skorpion

Re: No new orders today - 04/02/10 11:59 AM

back then I used to get worry when it was slow... now i get kinda happy when its a slow day for me... i can relax and take care of other stuff....
Posted by: Grampa

Re: No new orders today - 04/02/10 12:13 PM

HAFA starts on April 5th. Enjoy your time off. IMHO, Mid to late April (possibly early May) will have everyone wishing they had some free time.
Posted by: sacbroker

Re: No new orders today - 04/02/10 12:25 PM

totally slammed in ca
Posted by: Bunny

Re: No new orders today - 04/02/10 05:18 PM

Any tips on order dropping today from anyone???Please PM me, thank you!
Posted by: Crazy 2

Re: No new orders today - 04/02/10 05:58 PM

1 for the day.
Posted by: Lin [*^_^*]

Re: No new orders today - 04/02/10 06:32 PM

Lady luck blesses me with 11 bpos today. No Easter egg though smile
Posted by: GoodBoy

Re: No new orders today - 04/02/10 09:16 PM

Guys, I have not seen any order from M2M for almost 2 month. How about you guys?
Posted by: Nifunifa

Re: No new orders today - 04/02/10 11:14 PM

They send some this week, unable to grab any....
Posted by: bpojoe

Re: No new orders today - 04/04/10 01:54 AM

wow--what a month March was huh? just moved my address and had a record month--did not even take orders a few days and put big bird to sleep a few times. even had to have my 'girl' from Tampa to come down and stay and help out--she made $500 for 3 days plus free food and gas--and the thrill of being with me--priceless!

good news---there will be an increase in jobs and consumer confidence this year--
bad news--no more $8000 incentives-
so the REO biz may stay flat but the bpo business should keep us all fed through year!
happy Easter and happy hunting--we have 4 more full weeks for the month—thank goodness we got some good weather for a change!
Posted by: Analog Man

Re: No new orders today - 04/04/10 08:30 AM

Originally Posted By: bpojoe
even had to have my 'girl' from Tampa to come down and stay and help out--she made $500 for 3 days plus free food and gas--and the thrill of being with me--priceless!


Joe - You indeed are a riot sometimes!
Posted by: Don Price (Pine)

Re: No new orders today - 04/04/10 08:43 AM

Is it just me - or does Joe appear to be in the midst of becoming a convert and believer? smile

Happy Easter everyone smile
Posted by: northtxbroker

Re: No new orders today - 04/04/10 10:28 AM

Originally Posted By: bpojoe
good news---there will be an increase in jobs and consumer confidence this year--

That's up to debate. Health care reform will probably result in a high loss of jobs in the private sector and an overall net loss of jobs when you through government in there. AT&T already announced that health care will cost them $1B. So, that's either higher costs for us as consumers or lower costs (fewer employees) for the business. I seriously doubt they are going to just accept lower net earnings. And, that info is not from Fox News--it's from the CBO, CNN, US News, Americans for Tax Reform, Heritage Foundation, and many others. Look for that 9.7% national unemployment rate to rise over the next 12-18 months. Until our government starts employing policies that create jobs, we will not see a true recovery.

By the way, my orders have increased each month this year, and we're looking for them to continue to increase. Foreclosure filings in our area have increased 15% since February even if banks are only completing the sale on about 20% of the postings.
Posted by: ditty

Re: No new orders today - 04/04/10 12:22 PM

yes...northtx...my orders are up about the same...sigh...so here I am on Easter Sunday doing a FARVV due at 5pm...Im not sure about the job market...everyone thinks that Im unemployed...LOL since I just take pics of houses...but without manufacturing jobs there will be no middle class...and it is starting to hurt everyone...ps...I just want a set of sheets that fit my mattress...and a pair of underware that wont fall apart in 6 months...is that too much to ask for? and now...Dole fruit cups..made in China!!! I could hardly find Easter candy made in America...very....very...sad...
Posted by: Doin' bpose

Re: No new orders today - 04/04/10 09:28 PM

Originally Posted By: ditty
...Dole fruit cups..made in China!!! I could hardly find Easter candy made in America...very....very...sad...

Plastic transformer toys I understand, a little. But a fruit cup? We have the fruit here, we have the cup here, we have the labor...what's the dealio? I don't really want anyone to answer me.


My orders this year are up to, about %5 to 10%. That is my production. Orders on my screen are up more than that. I have to let some go by. I've had about 3 down weeks and 10 even or up weeks. No major swings in any of them, except 2 weeks ago, down about 25% or a little more.
Posted by: PA Roadkill

Re: No new orders today - 04/05/10 05:24 AM

Originally Posted By: ditty
yes...northtx...my orders are up about the same...sigh...so here I am on Easter Sunday doing a FARVV due at 5pm...Im not sure about the job market...everyone thinks that Im unemployed...LOL since I just take pics of houses...but without manufacturing jobs there will be no middle class...and it is starting to hurt everyone...ps...I just want a set of sheets that fit my mattress...and a pair of underware that wont fall apart in 6 months...is that too much to ask for? and now...Dole fruit cups..made in China!!! I could hardly find Easter candy made in America...very....very...sad...


Ironic, I live near Hershey, PA and Hershey Foods has cut manufacturing jobs in the US (and Canada) and moved them to Mexico. And a couple of friends that work in one of the remaining plants told me that the product base they make to extrude chocolate is a lot different from when he started there (back in the 1980's). He said the old timers have a derogatory name for it that would get flagged on this forum.
Posted by: Char K

Re: No new orders today - 04/05/10 01:25 PM

Yet there were all kinds on Friday with today's due date.....today nothing! but it's Monday, in my neck of the woods it's a pretty big deal if I get an order on a Monday!
Posted by: ditty

Re: No new orders today - 04/05/10 01:39 PM

Im a lable reader...its shocking...
Posted by: skorpion

Re: No new orders today - 04/05/10 01:41 PM

Its slow here as well...
Posted by: philliams1772

Re: No new orders today - 04/05/10 03:09 PM

Does anyone else accept an order on a slow day from a company they normally wouldn't accept on a normal day? Perhaps I should enjoy the odd slow day and resist the lure of another Golden Shower.
Posted by: Greg Masson

Re: No new orders today - 04/05/10 07:12 PM

My orders are way down, but that's OK, my REO's and Short Sales are up. But the part that I find interesting, the companies I did the most with last year are non existant, and I am getting business from newer companies. Which shows to go you, always be expanding your business so you aren't being left behind.
Posted by: Andrea C

Re: No new orders today - 04/05/10 07:50 PM

My orders are down as well, nothing here.
Posted by: BpoBill

Re: No new orders today - 04/05/10 09:16 PM

Originally Posted By: philliams1772
Does anyone else accept an order on a slow day from a company they normally wouldn't accept on a normal day? Perhaps I should enjoy the odd slow day and resist the lure of another Golden Shower.


I dont think you ever googled the term Golden shower whistle
Posted by: TB in TX

Re: No new orders today - 04/06/10 08:27 AM

Originally Posted By: BpoBill
Originally Posted By: philliams1772
Does anyone else accept an order on a slow day from a company they normally wouldn't accept on a normal day? Perhaps I should enjoy the odd slow day and resist the lure of another Golden Shower.


I dont think you ever googled the term Golden shower whistle



I think it is a telling and disturbing slip of the tongue of the new guy. And if he wrote it consciously, completely inappropriate.
Posted by: Don Price (Pine)

Re: No new orders today - 04/06/10 10:17 AM

bill - TB - it just looks like a noob testing the boundaries of our forum.

Hopefully that will be the last disgusting reference she/he makes.

Now she/he has to move on past this - now that the reputation has been established many may just choose to ignore her/him.
Posted by: BpoBill

Re: No new orders today - 04/06/10 02:17 PM

Originally Posted By: Pine
bill - TB - it just looks like a noob testing the boundaries of our forum.

Hopefully that will be the last disgusting reference she/he makes.

Now she/he has to move on past this - now that the reputation has been established many may just choose to ignore her/him.


I dont think he meant it as being inappropriate. I think he was referring it to money he gets from the bpo, and golden means gold. I was just giving him a hard time.
Posted by: Crazy 2

Re: No new orders today - 04/06/10 02:27 PM

scarey slow this week...yikes!
Posted by: Analog Man

Re: No new orders today - 04/06/10 02:32 PM

Originally Posted By: BpoBill
I dont think he meant it as being inappropriate. I think he was referring it to money he gets from the bpo, and golden means gold. I was just giving him a hard time.


To be honest, I have used the term "GS" as a derogatory reference to PT privately with a good friend of mine that also does BPOs. When you are good friends with someone for nearly 30 years, you have that kind of latitude with someone, and you know what they will or will not find offensive.

I would never use that term publicly on the MB, as it a very inappropriate thing to say that could easily be offensive to someone else. It's OK to be "R" rated among well known friends, but not OK on a public MB IMHO.

My $0.02......
Posted by: skorpion

Re: No new orders today - 04/06/10 03:19 PM

I feel I'm in vacation here... I hope it stays this slow for me for a whole month I need the rest....
Posted by: Grampa

Re: No new orders today - 04/06/10 03:47 PM

We just got 3 REOs from a new customer that we got invited to join about 3 months ago. In general our number of listings is off but the average transaction price is up due to a better class of foreclosure. We are also doing more conventional and short sales which is also helping our average tansaction price.
Posted by: Bob Covaleski

Re: No new orders today - 04/06/10 04:02 PM

Hey Granpa, what was the new company you got the REO's from
Posted by: Grampa

Re: No new orders today - 04/06/10 04:42 PM

Unfortunatly one that is not taking new agents. We got the invite from doing work with NRTREOExperts who have been cutting agents instead of taking new ones. It is for a regional bank for FL, GA, SC, and TN Via a new NRT division.
Posted by: skorpion

Re: No new orders today - 04/06/10 04:51 PM

Most REO companies I know are not hiring. They will only hire you if you know someone from the inside or recommended by another asset mgt....
Posted by: philliams1772

Re: No new orders today - 04/06/10 04:57 PM

[quote=TB in TX][quote=BpoBill][quote=philliams1772]Does anyone else accept an order on a slow day from a company they normally wouldn't accept on a normal day? Perhaps I should enjoy the odd slow day and resist the lure of another Golden Shower. [/quote]

I dont think you ever googled the term Golden shower :whistle:

[/quote]

I think it is a telling and disturbing slip of the tongue of the new guy. And if he wrote it consciously, completely inappropriate.[/quote]

Actually, I meant it the way I wrote it. I've seen the exact same reference on this blog before and got a chuckle out of it because it's not the first time that I've seen the Protek special referred to in that manner (January 2010 post on the Pro-tek Issue thread)(Don't look it up if you're going to be offended again). If you're that disturbed by this "slip of the tongue" then I suppose I apologize for offending your fragile psyche. Let's take off the PC badge and ease up on the stifling level of righteousness emanating from the south. I think it is telling and disturbing that folks can be so easily offended. Moving on.....
Posted by: Bluehoo

Re: No new orders today - 04/06/10 05:48 PM

Originally Posted By: philliams1772
Originally Posted By: TB in TX
Originally Posted By: BpoBill
Originally Posted By: philliams1772
Does anyone else accept an order on a slow day from a company they normally wouldn't accept on a normal day? Perhaps I should enjoy the odd slow day and resist the lure of another Golden Shower.


I dont think you ever googled the term Golden shower whistle



I think it is a telling and disturbing slip of the tongue of the new guy. And if he wrote it consciously, completely inappropriate.


Actually, I meant it the way I wrote it. I've seen the exact same reference on this blog before and got a chuckle out of it because it's not the first time that I've seen the Protek special referred to in that manner (January 2010 post on the Pro-tek Issue thread)(Don't look it up if you're going to be offended again). If you're that disturbed by this "slip of the tongue" then I suppose I apologize for offending your fragile psyche. Let's take off the PC badge and ease up on the stifling level of righteousness emanating from the south. I think it is telling and disturbing that folks can be so easily offended. Moving on.....

Yes, please move on, and take your preversions with you.
Posted by: Don Price (Pine)

Re: No new orders today - 04/06/10 05:59 PM

So rather then just moving on like you stated - you post a parting shot trying to justify your actions becuase you saw someone else do it, and they got away with it. So how well does that work when you get pulled over for going 10mph over the speed limit and you had just been passed?

The odd thing is - there needs to be a balance. I get PM from people who quit posting or rarely post thanking me for moderating this forum, and I get some people ticked off because i let them know there are rules to follow.

I checked out your other posts and you seemed like a reasonable member so I suggested to let you go to see where you end up at.

The play nice rules go something like this; People with more years and more posts get more leniency then newbies. So if you go after them then that creates more work for the mods, but we do have a strange sense of humor.

So phil, just forget it, just because someone else got by with poor behavior doesn't mean it is something worthy of repeating.

There is an old adage - 'A new broom sweeps clean'.
Most newbies are on their best behavior, most I say - not all. And even a larger percentage degrade from there. So when a newbie starts off with a slip or 2, we just watch them closer to see if it was really a slip or a trend.

Welcome to the forums and just start anew wink
Posted by: bpojoe

Re: No new orders today - 04/07/10 12:36 AM

well i can definitely feel at times like i am being urinated on when i get slammed with stupid QCs--

as far as bpo orders? i do not know about the rest of you--but the bpos are still coming strong here—20 2nd day in a row-

again i moved to a more active area--but i think that is just 2/3rds of the reason. i even got an order from FAS of whom i was just about to charge back my CC due to NOTHING from them for my $100--again another opportunity to use the urinating metaphor.
not be vulgar but just trying to add perspective-- i am not sure what the purpose of the metaphor was in the previous posts---but i can honestly say there are ample appropriate opportunities to use the above said metaphors when refereeing to Real Estate and especially BPOS!
peace
Posted by: Jwalkbpo

Re: No new orders today - 04/07/10 07:16 AM

Has bpojoe ever made a cogent and/or punctuated post on these forums? It just boggles the mind.
Posted by: OverTheEdge

Re: No new orders today - 04/07/10 07:43 AM

OK - lovely points above - charming in fact. I have gotten one re-assign - new company that is added agents in my area because of weakening performance of some of their other agents. Also, I did get one new reo this week too, one of my consistant companies. I will feel so much better when it goes back up to to 5 to 10 average I have gotten used to.
Posted by: Lady Bruin

Re: No new orders today - 04/07/10 03:17 PM

I just had a bpo QC'd, because they wanted me to use a comp 1.5 miles away from the condo community where the subject property is located just to raise the value to about 3k more. absurdity!
Posted by: REO4freedom

Re: No new orders today - 04/08/10 12:27 PM

EML had one of their 3 AM blasts. I picked the eight most closest orders and then went back to sleep.
Posted by: Bunny

Re: No new orders today - 04/08/10 01:53 PM

EML was blasting for 2 days in the row! I picked 22 orders!
Posted by: Crazy 2

Re: No new orders today - 04/09/10 03:00 PM

SLOW week here. Also, FARV normally gives me 3-5 a day and I've received 1 in the last 7 days.

...need to be strong when the evilone calls for a rush bpo due in 11 minutes....this too shall pass.
Posted by: GOTOREO

Re: No new orders today - 04/09/10 03:30 PM

[quote=Crazy 2]SLOW week here. Also, FARV normally gives me 3-5 a day and I've received 1 in the last 7 days.

...need to be strong when the evilone calls for a rush bpo due in 11 minutes....this too shall pass. [/quote]

LMAO So true.
Posted by: 50bpo

Re: No new orders today - 04/09/10 04:24 PM

did my regular 25-30 this week with 2 new REO's. Love it when most are in same condo complex with many comps.
Posted by: REO driven

Re: No new orders today - 04/09/10 05:43 PM

I have been busier than ever but my work is not coming from the old stand bys. New providers are loading me up
Posted by: Doin' bpose

Re: No new orders today - 04/09/10 08:18 PM

I was up, marginally this week for BPO orders accepted and completed (about 7%). I would guess that is avrg. for the year. I have let orders go fairly routinely this year, maybe about 5 a week (about a third of my current load). Just don't have the time or resources to do them. I have 33% of next weeks orders (5) ready to go for Monday and Tuesday.

I count a order for the week when the pictures are taken, not when the order is accepted.

The more I look at it, it might be time to bring some help on board.

No new REOs
Posted by: skorpion

Re: No new orders today - 04/09/10 10:04 PM

I just declined 50+ orders from one of my clients.... oh well....
Posted by: AgentinMA

Re: No new orders today - 04/09/10 10:29 PM

I'm a bit slow. I completed a record for me 100 BPOs last month (yes just me nobody else). Most of those were for my one preferred mill. I'm down 20% so far this month and accepting BPOs from anyone that is net 30. It is what it is and BPOs cycle like most other things.
Posted by: neudot

Re: No new orders today - 04/10/10 12:36 AM

There's 4 M2M orders in my email...just sent out for the second time. Amazingly, no takers. Not me either. I'm exhausted with the pace this month. I need some ME time.
Posted by: OverTheEdge

Re: No new orders today - 04/10/10 08:13 AM

Got another new reo yesterday. This is the first week in a long time that I have gotten 3. Also, one of my AMs assured me yesterday that I was at the top of her list, and when she got any new listings in my area, they would come to me. I told her that she either had a very short list or we had not worked together long enough for my personality to grate on her. I think it is gonna be a little strange out there for another month, and then things will kick back up. I hope I am right, I bought ten rose bushes for the front flower bed - I need to get them in the ground.
Posted by: Grampa

Re: No new orders today - 04/10/10 08:20 AM

We got a total of 4 REOs. 3 from a new customer that are builder foreclosures, 2 brand new SF, and one is a triplex with only 1 complete and the other 2 partially drywalled.

The other is a bit older but is in a gated community.

Quality is getting better and average sale price of our REOs is up even though volume is down a bit.
Posted by: grexley

Re: No new orders today - 04/13/10 11:47 PM

Man 90% of my orders the last 3 weeks have come from just 2 companies. Weird. Its usually spread out pretty well.

If I wasn't in with those companies, I would be absolutely freaking out right now.

A lot of companies have been just plain dead for the last month. Hope things get back to normal soon.
Posted by: neudot

Re: No new orders today - 04/14/10 07:33 AM

I'm with you grexley. 2/3 of my orders this month have come from just one company. Do I want to keep them happy? You bet! Of course, doing so many for this one firm enables me to pass on a bunch of $40 orders. Saw a couple $40 blast orders yesterday. Said to myself, "Do I want these?" Not particularly. Then two firms called offering orders in distant locations for enhanced fees. It's all good in my opinion.
Posted by: OverTheEdge

Re: No new orders today - 04/14/10 09:48 AM

Nothing - now I am cleaning my office - did you know you can donate books to libraries and if they do not add them to their collection - they send them out to be sold and the money comes back to them? Its good to recycle - but better to work.
Posted by: smg

Re: No new orders today - 04/14/10 09:52 AM

I have been pretty busy for the last year and everythig has come to a virtual stand still the last week. I get about 70% of my orders from one provider and I guess one of their clients stopped ordering in my state. I have had concerns over the last year about placing too much reliance on one provider...but the orders kept coming. So, I am scrambling a bit now. I think maybe I will have a bake sale.
Posted by: Andrea C

Re: No new orders today - 04/14/10 10:18 AM

I've had a huge drop off in the past 3 weeks. And less then a month ago, my Dumb A** went out and bought a new race kart for $4500. To top it all off, within the past week had to shell out over $1,000 to get my truck fixed and a pipe busted in my upstairs unit and the ceiling in my office fell in to leave 30 gallons of water soaking into the floor. AAAHHHHGGGG!!! Madness!!!

Sorry, I'm hoping that my rant may help the orders roll in...lol.

Have a great day everyone.
Posted by: Analog Man

Re: No new orders today - 04/14/10 11:10 AM

Originally Posted By: Andrea C
I've had a huge drop off in the past 3 weeks. And less then a month ago, my Dumb A** went out and bought a new race kart for $4500.


It's OK Andrea. If it makes you feel any better, I'm in the process of spending a significant amount of money on a new radio tower. We all have our hobbies, and we can't take the cash with us when we die.
Posted by: moxi

Re: No new orders today - 04/14/10 12:15 PM

So sorry. When it rains it pours. Hopefully orders will start pouring in............
Posted by: Grampa

Re: No new orders today - 04/14/10 02:37 PM

We just got our 5th REO assignment in 10 days and a 6th that just came out of PP eviction. Grateful for it and hope it is a sign of things to come.
Posted by: Highest&Best

Re: No new orders today - 04/14/10 10:47 PM

We got 6 REOs this month, but it will probably stop there. It's unusual (but not unheard of) to get them later in the month here.

I'm above average for the month on BPOs too (considering this year's volume, but way below last year). I'm letting a lot fly by. I don't think my volume is lower because of any slowdown in the BPO world. I've changed the way I do business. I used to travel with the laptop and grab everything I could, but I try to focus on my driving now. Most orders are assigned. And I'm much more calm than I used to be. laugh
Posted by: 7222

Re: No new orders today - 04/15/10 06:22 PM

Well I keep reading about: "Foreclosure rate surge, biggest jump in 5 years"... well? where are the bpo's?

Not in California
Posted by: bsareo

Re: No new orders today - 04/17/10 01:33 AM

Not in AZ. I went from over 650 a month to about 50 and holding steady at that. All of my companies are slooow right now.
Posted by: Artiste

Re: No new orders today - 04/17/10 09:38 AM

oy. this sucks.
Posted by: smg

Re: No new orders today - 04/17/10 11:22 AM

Originally Posted By: bsareo
Not in AZ. I went from over 650 a month to about 50 and holding steady at that. All of my companies are slooow right now.



I am with you...EML just died here in Az, lost a big client here.
Posted by: WendyMJ

Re: No new orders today - 04/17/10 12:22 PM

In Georgia as well.
Posted by: Bunny

Re: No new orders today - 04/17/10 12:43 PM

650 BPOs per month? Ouch, your eyes must be burning. I can hardly keep up with 120 orders per month, just can imagine how someone can do such volume :-)
Posted by: ditty

Re: No new orders today - 04/17/10 12:51 PM

I think its all a big game of..."Hot Potatoes"...and trying not to get burned...
Posted by: PhoenixRE

Re: No new orders today - 04/17/10 01:01 PM

Originally Posted By: smg
Originally Posted By: bsareo
Not in AZ. I went from over 650 a month to about 50 and holding steady at that. All of my companies are slooow right now.



I am with you...EML just died here in Az, lost a big client here.


Same here! I guess my BPO business has come to an end. I was persuing a different business outside of real estate anyway but I was planning to slowly phase BPOs out while building the other business. Maybe I didn't explain the concept of slowly properly laugh

My understanding is that EML's biggest client moved all Arizona orders to a different mill. I don't think there were any orders in the past week and only a couple the week before. I will miss working with my two reps at EML, they were awesome!

I didn't realize you were located in AZ, smg!
Posted by: bsareo

Re: No new orders today - 04/17/10 01:05 PM

My mill was not EML but they lost out too. There seems to be way too many sinking ships out there at the moment
Posted by: PhoenixRE

Re: No new orders today - 04/17/10 01:24 PM

Originally Posted By: bsareo
My mill was not EML but they lost out too. There seems to be way too many sinking ships out there at the moment


Hmmh, interesting! Do you know who the big client was that pulled out of AZ? They must be going somewhere though. But even the other mills I am signed up with, normally I would get about 50+ emails a week, but nothing, nada, zippo the week before last and only a couple this week.

I am really at a loss at what happened.
Posted by: skorpion

Re: No new orders today - 04/17/10 01:24 PM

I haven't heard anything about eml losing a client....
Posted by: PhoenixRE

Re: No new orders today - 04/17/10 01:29 PM

Originally Posted By: skorpion
I haven't heard anything about eml losing a client....


My understanding is that they didn't lose the client but the BPOs for some states (like Arizona) were moved to other companies / mills. I didn't find out much, everyone is pretty tightlipped about this.
Posted by: REnAZ

Re: No new orders today - 04/17/10 01:31 PM

Eml was our biggest account, I really liked working with them and they always paid on time. Normally we would accept about 20 jobs per week, the last 2 weeks we only got 2 per week.
Thankfully some of our other companies are taking up the slack, but I hope EML picks up another AZ account soon..
Posted by: CandyMan

Re: No new orders today - 04/17/10 05:48 PM

Late last year, I decided to make some major changes in my BPO business in 2010. My goal was to cut my orders in half. I'm happy to say I've recently attained that goal. I just came off a banner first quarter in sales. That, in turn, has positioned me into the "pick and choose" mode. I took a few companies off of auto assign. Other than one compamy, I can now pick and choose my work. Trust me when I say this..."It feels great"......no more of sitting up till three or four in the morning, inputting orders.

I'm not going to play stupid and burn bridges with clients...I worked too hard to build up this part of my business. I had to slow down......was given no choice in the matter.

As many have posted in this thread, orders are slowing down. I think it's the lull before the storm. A short while back, I posted I was having a great run with buyers. I also stated, "if it's happening with me, it will happen with others". Since that post, I've read in this forum others started getting the same upswing in buyers as I did. With that thought in mind....."As for BPO's, hang onto your hats, as the best is yet to come".
Posted by: Crazy 2

Re: No new orders today - 04/17/10 06:08 PM

Originally Posted By: CandyMan
As for BPO's, hang onto your hats, as the best is yet to come".

...from your lips to God's ears smile

Farv orders ( for me ) are a fraction of what they normally are the last 2 weeks...
Posted by: Highest&Best

Re: No new orders today - 04/17/10 06:45 PM

I think the storm started here.
Posted by: CandyMan

Re: No new orders today - 04/17/10 07:16 PM

Crazy 2

During the past few months, most of my orders have been interiors. They were either short sales, loan mods, or pre-lists. I don't see those going away, in the near future. We can all second guess the reason for the slow down. I believe it has something to do with the new government program, kicked off this month. Again, it's just a wild guess.

Usually, when one company slows down, another one picks up. Apparently, that's not the case, this time around. Unless appraisals are going to replace BPO's (I don't think so), I can't see how the BPO agent/broker can be eliminated. Shorts are up, mods are up, and pre's coming in at a distant third. Even if the banks develope an "automated system", they're still going to need a visual.

In the early 80's, interest rates were at 19% and points at 12%. Try making a living in that kind of market. Somehow, I managed to survive. Todays market is no different, when you consider the choices.

In the past two years, I've seen many brokers close their doors, and a ton of agents leave the business. I'm afraid it's going to get worse before it gets better. I was raised in the days where you didn't have welfare or food stamsps to fall back on. My daddy used to say, "I'll pick poop with the chickens to put a roof over our heads and food on the table". I'm not sure if I can do the chicken part (lol), but, somehow, I'll always have another plan to fall back on.

I truly believe this slow down in orders is not going to last that long. In the meantime, for those of you who depend on BPO's for a living, develop your own plan for survival. There are other means of "putting a roof over your head and food on the table".
Posted by: Analog Man

Re: No new orders today - 04/17/10 07:46 PM

Originally Posted By: CandyMan

During the past few months, most of my orders have been interiors. They were either short sales, loan mods, or pre-lists. I don't see those going away, in the near future. We can all second guess the reason for the slow down. I believe it has something to do with the new government program, kicked off this month. Again, it's just a wild guess.

Usually, when one company slows down, another one picks up. Apparently, that's not the case, this time around. Unless appraisals are going to replace BPO's (I don't think so), I can't see how the BPO agent/broker can be eliminated. Shorts are up, mods are up, and pre's coming in at a distant third. Even if the banks develope an "automated system", they're still going to need a visual.

I truly believe this slow down in orders is not going to last that long. In the meantime, for those of you who depend on BPO's for a living, develop your own plan for survival. There are other means of "putting a roof over your head and food on the table".


In my area none of that applies to the mills that I work for. Last week was one of my busiest weeks I have had in quite some time, with CW cranking out orders like there's no tomorrow. So while I agree that some mills/outlets are busier than others, to say there is a BPO "slow down" just isn't true from where I sit. Quite frankly it’s the opposite!
Posted by: Doin' bpose

Re: No new orders today - 04/17/10 08:47 PM

I say this most weeks, but it was pretty average here. My accepted were down about 20% this week. I took Thursday off to finish my taxes and take my kids to an important party. So I knew I was going to be out of commission I let a good bunch slip on through.

I picked up some this weekend though.

No new REOs

I did take 3 calls from shorters. 1 was a referral from a client's friend's brother's aunt's cousins, brother in law. The other 2 were sign calls and the people were talking up how they were short. I have never done a short sale, but taken the CPDE class, so I knew some of the things to ask. Point is I never get buyer calls converting to seller calls like that. I found it very telling.
Posted by: Crazy 2

Re: No new orders today - 04/17/10 08:53 PM

Candyman- I got into real estate in 85 and found out I was expecting first child the month my license came in. High interest rates/ crazy times but even during that time I was so busy that my appts were scheduled geographically and I was usually the one with the most closings in an office/ or close.
I "came back" to this stinko market after being out for personal reasons for what turned into a few years... this market is not for sissies.

I just got a short sale approval yesterday and scheduled the first open house I've had in over a year..If my bpo count pops back up I think I'm at the max I could take and do and still do real estate sales without getting too out of balance, we'll see:)
Posted by: bsareo

Re: No new orders today - 04/19/10 07:36 PM

Any luck out there today? Only 1 order again but I just got a deal through a national field servicer doing CFK's for Ocwen.
Posted by: skorpion

Re: No new orders today - 04/19/10 08:14 PM

only 7 orders here for the day... slow...
Posted by: 7222

Re: No new orders today - 04/21/10 12:40 AM

This is getting old....where are the damn BPO"S???? I'm dying here!!!
Posted by: Cherie

Re: No new orders today - 04/21/10 01:38 AM

I am right there with you, I cannot believe how dead it is. I get excited over 1 bpo that is 2 hours round trip these days just because I am losing my mind over no orders and way too much time on my hands.
Posted by: OverTheEdge

Re: No new orders today - 04/21/10 07:42 AM

Well I am picking up some that I would not usually touch. I have found that if I am not working on something real estate related - I turn into a very strange person. I did get a direct assign from a company that I do not remember ever working for - and they do assign listings. It was a 2nd opinon for a king in my area. Also, I did get an reo yesterday. It is slow and strange at the same time.
Posted by: ColoBroker

Re: No new orders today - 04/21/10 08:04 AM

I'm slow this week with BPOS orders so far. I blame the appraisers. Why? I'm not sure. They blame agents for them not doing as many appraisals.
Posted by: theghosthorse

Re: No new orders today - 04/21/10 11:19 AM

Been dead for me too. To compare: last week 13-15-25-17-12. This week 4-8-2(so far today). WTF
Posted by: Bluehoo

Re: No new orders today - 04/21/10 11:47 AM

Dead here in on my side of Tampa Bay, other than a few Interiors from RRR that hit my email box an hour to an hour and half too late! Even my favorite standby, BofA/CW/LS, is dead. Well it is only Wednesday and the day is still young........ crazy
Posted by: theghosthorse

Re: No new orders today - 04/21/10 02:36 PM

Well, am up to 7 so far....5 from the same company. If I dont get 12-15 a day I start to look in the help-wanted section.....lol
Posted by: CandyMan

Re: No new orders today - 04/21/10 03:04 PM

Things are pickin' up........6 eML....1 CC...1 BB
Posted by: smg

Re: No new orders today - 04/21/10 04:28 PM

Originally Posted By: theghosthorse
Well, am up to 7 so far....5 from the same company. If I dont get 12-15 a day I start to look in the help-wanted section.....lol


So we have been told...numerous times.
Posted by: Nifunifa

Re: No new orders today - 04/21/10 05:03 PM

I just received a call twice for the same company ( Servilink ), asking me how many order I can take daily as they are planning to blow out 20,000 for each County as I serve 2 Counties, unfortunately I can only take 10 daily for each. cry
Posted by: ditty

Re: No new orders today - 04/21/10 06:46 PM

I am completely happy with the "slow down" more time for me and Mountain Man...Tally...Ho!
Posted by: Don Price CPM

Re: No new orders today - 04/21/10 11:43 PM

I knew there was a reason you were smiling like that wink

This is like Déjà Vu ~ all over again!
Posted by: bsareo

Re: No new orders today - 04/22/10 03:43 AM

BREAKING NEWS!!! MDA LENDING SOLUTIONS reduced $42 BPO's to $39 and it starts tomorrow...FYI
Posted by: Doin' bpose

Re: No new orders today - 04/22/10 07:09 AM

Originally Posted By: bsareo
BREAKING NEWS!!! MDA LENDING SOLUTIONS reduced $42 BPO's to $39 and it starts tomorrow...FYI


That stinks. I did about 10 orders for them 2 months ago. I had never worked for them. They let me name my fee, so I said 50. The workflow stopped. I bet that is why. They'll be back.
Posted by: Grampa

Re: No new orders today - 04/22/10 01:37 PM

Another REO assignment today. Brings us up to 7 or 8 for the month. This ends a moderate drought.
Posted by: CandyMan

Re: No new orders today - 04/22/10 03:20 PM

Hang onto your hats, gang.......There's a "major change" coming down the pike within the next 24/48 hours from a major BPO company. They're changing over to assigning orders (aka: "auto assigned"). Your stats (quality and turn times) will come into play. I wish you all the best of luck and hope you make the cut.
Posted by: Jwalkbpo

Re: No new orders today - 04/22/10 03:31 PM

Whats that mean?
Posted by: OverTheEdge

Re: No new orders today - 04/22/10 03:53 PM

CandyMan's got a secret - I looooovvvve secrets. They drive people nuts -
Posted by: Doug C

Re: No new orders today - 04/22/10 04:18 PM

Originally Posted By: CandyMan
Hang onto your hats, gang.......There's a "major change" coming down the pike within the next 24/48 hours from a major company.


Evalonline is switching to a 2 week pay schedule. wink
Posted by: 7222

Re: No new orders today - 04/22/10 08:18 PM

hmm can it be Emortgage?
Posted by: Nifunifa

Re: No new orders today - 04/22/10 08:25 PM

Here they had been dropping a lot!!!
Posted by: skorpion

Re: No new orders today - 04/23/10 01:29 AM

lol thats funny they call me the other day to give my opinion about dropping down their fees... I guess I'll be declining a lot if their orders....
Posted by: bsareo

Re: No new orders today - 04/23/10 02:34 AM

It's not a big secret. If you work for them, you should have got this...

Dear Vendor,



We are excited to announce that effective 4/19/2010 CMA valuation orders are being auto assigned. The valuation requests will be delivered simultaneously to our best performing vendors

in the same manner as BPO valuation orders are currently assigned.
Posted by: Andrea C

Re: No new orders today - 04/23/10 09:12 AM

Originally Posted By: bsareo
It's not a big secret. If you work for them, you should have got this...

Dear Vendor,



We are excited to announce that effective 4/19/2010 CMA valuation orders are being auto assigned. The valuation requests will be delivered simultaneously to our best performing vendors

in the same manner as BPO valuation orders are currently assigned.


I do quite a bit of work for them and didn't get that... hmmm.
Posted by: Nifunifa

Re: No new orders today - 04/23/10 09:39 AM

Originally Posted By: bsareo
It's not a big secret. If you work for them, you should have got this...

Dear Vendor,



We are excited to announce that effective 4/19/2010 CMA valuation orders are being auto assigned. The valuation requests will be delivered simultaneously to our best performing vendors

in the same manner as BPO valuation orders are currently assigned.
I received this email from Ocwen...
Posted by: Peace ☼

Re: No new orders today - 04/23/10 09:51 AM

It's on their log-in page also. I don't know what the big excitement is about, they prob. dropped the fees on those too.
Posted by: smg

Re: No new orders today - 04/23/10 10:34 AM

Originally Posted By: Andrea C
Originally Posted By: bsareo
It's not a big secret. If you work for them, you should have got this...

Dear Vendor,



We are excited to announce that effective 4/19/2010 CMA valuation orders are being auto assigned. The valuation requests will be delivered simultaneously to our best performing vendors

in the same manner as BPO valuation orders are currently assigned.


I do quite a bit of work for them and didn't get that... hmmm.


Andrea- This letter is not from EML...
Posted by: Andrea C

Re: No new orders today - 04/23/10 10:42 AM

Oh OK. But that is still comfusing to me because I didn't get anythink like this from Ocwen but I did notice that their CMA's went from direct assign to the "New Offers" button.
Posted by: smg

Re: No new orders today - 04/23/10 10:58 AM

Not certain....I do not do orders from them...just wanted to clear up the confusion on EML.
Posted by: OverTheEdge

Re: No new orders today - 04/23/10 01:34 PM

If you did not yet get the e-mail from Ocwen - you will just got mine today about 6 minutes ago. Gonna take a big guess - this is just another example of how organized they are. It will show up - eventually.
Posted by: Don Price (Pine)

Re: No new orders today - 04/23/10 02:17 PM

Originally Posted By: CandyMan
Hang onto your hats, gang.......There's a "major change" coming down the pike within the next 24/48 hours from a major BPO company. They're changing over to assigning orders (aka: "auto assigned"). Your stats (quality and turn times) will come into play. I wish you all the best of luck and hope you make the cut.



LOL - Hang on to your Hats indeed - the wind is blowing hard in the BPO and REO fields.

But never fear - when one door closes - another will open wink
Posted by: CandyMan

Re: No new orders today - 04/23/10 02:35 PM

Originally Posted By: Pine
Originally Posted By: CandyMan
Hang onto your hats, gang.......There's a "major change" coming down the pike within the next 24/48 hours from a major BPO company. They're changing over to assigning orders (aka: "auto assigned"). Your stats (quality and turn times) will come into play. I wish you all the best of luck and hope you make the cut.



LOL - Hang on to your Hats indeed - the wind is blowing hard in the BPO and REO fields.

But never fear - when one door closes - another will open wink



"the wind is blowing hard in the BPO and REO fields"..............and, your point is?
Posted by: skorpion

Re: No new orders today - 04/23/10 03:03 PM

Are you sure is not eml???? MMmMmMmM lol
Posted by: CandyMan

Re: No new orders today - 04/23/10 03:17 PM

Originally Posted By: skorpion
Are you sure is not eml???? MMmMmMmM lol


I was told it was being released in Florida, today. We should start seeing some chatter soon.
Posted by: skorpion

Re: No new orders today - 04/23/10 03:39 PM

lol i was planning going to go to the beach with my new jetsky and I got assign 20 orders in less than 5 min.....
Posted by: CandyMan

Re: No new orders today - 04/23/10 03:43 PM

Which company?
Posted by: Don Price (Pine)

Re: No new orders today - 04/23/10 03:50 PM

Originally Posted By: CandyMan
Originally Posted By: Pine
Originally Posted By: CandyMan
Hang onto your hats, gang.......There's a "major change" coming down the pike within the next 24/48 hours from a major BPO company. They're changing over to assigning orders (aka: "auto assigned"). Your stats (quality and turn times) will come into play. I wish you all the best of luck and hope you make the cut.



LOL - Hang on to your Hats indeed - the wind is blowing hard in the BPO and REO fields.

But never fear - when one door closes - another will open wink



"the wind is blowing hard in the BPO and REO fields"..............and, your point is?


Oh My - I need a point? (hehehe) ..........and why is it 'I' need a point while others don't ???

btw - it appears our prayers worked for you and yours - I was very glad to see that smile
Posted by: PalmBeach BPO

Re: No new orders today - 04/23/10 04:47 PM

you didn't mention that you also have to be NABPOP certified. frown
Posted by: Bunny

Re: No new orders today - 04/23/10 04:56 PM

Yep, and also to keep your TAT under 48 hours(exteriors), under 72 hours for interiors. Is it difficult to pass the test for NABPOP? Some members here posted it is a pain in the brain.
Posted by: PalmBeach BPO

Re: No new orders today - 04/23/10 04:59 PM

I have a 1.3/exterior and 1.7/interior TAT. Heard that NABPOP is a pain as well. That's what I will be doing tomorrow. frown
Posted by: CandyMan

Re: No new orders today - 04/23/10 08:04 PM

Ok, gang.......it's official.........eML now has "auto assigns". It's my understanding that the first invitations went out to Florida, today. I believe only agents/brokers with great stats and are NABPOP certified will get the invitation. Now, what do you do if you don't get the invite? I guess you could call or email them and cry "why not me". Assuming they're going to get flooded with calls and emails, once the word is out on the street, I'd recommend another approach. I would email them "I would like join the Preferred Partners Program.......What do I have to do to qualify?" Which one do you think they'll address first?

I know for a fact they want a high number of orders on "auto assign". In order to accomplish that goal, they're going to need more agents/brokers to fill the gap. For those of you who don't get the invite, you have a choice.

As for when the invitations will hit your state, I don't know, other than I think my state is at the end of the line......lol

I've been in their "pilot program, the past 90 days and love it. A few agents/brokers (in each state, I believe) were selected to make a test run. Apparantly, upper management was happy with the results as now we have the green light to go forward.

Prior to making this post, I had to consider on whether I was cutting my own throat, as I'm currently the only eML assigned order agent in my area. I know it would just be a matter of time before it hit the forum and the negatives that would follow. eML will need more agents/brokers on their "Preferred Partners Team", in order to attain their "assigned orders" goal..............that was the deciding factor......I want them to succeed in that goal.
Posted by: Doin' bpose

Re: No new orders today - 04/23/10 08:18 PM

Well that's it huh. News to me, I have done a gazilliion orders for them. I am no NABPOP grad., but I am working on a couple of orders for eML right now. We'll see.

I still get orders from Old Republic too and I refused that shake down. I took a 75 interior today from them.

We'll see what happens.
Posted by: CandyMan

Re: No new orders today - 04/23/10 08:28 PM

Doin'

Maybe you misunderstood my post........the program just started today.........you can still go to the posting board without NABPOP certification. At this point, I'm just assuming that the invitations started in Florida and will work their way across the country to my state. The point of my post was to make all aware that they now have an "assigned order" program in place.....comiing to your town, soon........lol
Posted by: skorpion

Re: No new orders today - 04/23/10 08:29 PM

I like having the freedom to cherry pick bpos from eml... I guess thats all in the past now... lol....
Posted by: CandyMan

Re: No new orders today - 04/23/10 08:42 PM

Originally Posted By: skorpion
I like having the freedom to cherry pick bpos from eml... I guess thats all in the past now... lol....


You can still cherry pick.......just not under the assigned order program. When I first started this, I cut way back on my zip codes......I made more money and did a lot less driving which equals more profit, I think......lol
Posted by: Doin' bpose

Re: No new orders today - 04/23/10 09:24 PM

I ended up on the + side, by about 2 orders--for me 13% higher than average. I missed a few, but let none go.

It felt slow though.

My favorite was a rrr in today due 5/23. I saw the date not the month and thought, man that stinks. But I have a whole month to get this order done----just right. Love it.
Posted by: WendyMJ

Re: No new orders today - 04/23/10 10:31 PM

I wonder how it will work in the states where eml major clint pulled up stakes, and the orders are now few to none GA,AZ. Guess We shall see.
Posted by: CandyMan

Re: No new orders today - 04/23/10 10:46 PM

Originally Posted By: WendyMJ
I wonder how it will work in the states where eml major clint pulled up stakes, and the orders are now few to none GA,AZ. Guess We shall see.


Clients roll in and clients roll out......all part of the game..........They have a good sales staff..........I'm sure a replacement is in the works.......
Posted by: WendyMJ

Re: No new orders today - 04/23/10 10:49 PM

Good, I like EML!
Posted by: CandyMan

Re: No new orders today - 04/23/10 11:27 PM

Originally Posted By: patriots62
you didn't mention that you also have to be NABPOP certified. frown


It appears you got the same "Attention: Preferred Partner" letter, also.......congrats
Posted by: skorpion

Re: No new orders today - 04/23/10 11:51 PM

Hopefully they wont assign me orders on weekends...lol....
Posted by: smg

Re: No new orders today - 04/24/10 03:20 AM

Originally Posted By: CandyMan
Originally Posted By: patriots62
you didn't mention that you also have to be NABPOP certified. frown


It appears you got the same "Attention: Preferred Partner" letter, also.......congrats


I got the letter....happy about that as the find work piece kept me glued to the computer too often..
Posted by: OverTheEdge

Re: No new orders today - 04/24/10 05:03 AM

OK - I think there is auto assign and then the "see how fast you are" BPO request cuz I got this e-mail today - never done an order for them -
"The Following Property is in need of a Exterior BPO with Photo(s). If you choose to complete this BPO you MUST NOTIFY us by clicking 'ACCEPT'. This order is only valid if it has not already been accepted by another broker. Simply click on the 'CHECK STATUS' link below for availability. If you or anyone in your office have completed a BPO on this property for EML or another vendor or your office has the listing on this property, your company cannot complete this BPO request. "
I think this means that if you are not on auto assign, requests are sent to agents and they can click quick - not be on the site checking every two minutes. Of course my take on this could be way off - like I said I have never worked for them - just know that it was a click - click - click situation before.
Posted by: PalmBeach BPO

Re: No new orders today - 04/24/10 05:27 AM

that is a preferred vendor email, the BPO is still on find work. Almost everyone gets those. In my area those aren't sent out that much cause the find work is gone in seconds.
Posted by: OverTheEdge

Re: No new orders today - 04/24/10 05:32 AM

Wow - they must have a ton of agents here then - cuz I have never gotten that e-mail before. Thanks for the info.
Posted by: REnAZ

Re: No new orders today - 04/24/10 04:38 PM

A slow week here, I managed to eek out 16 but a normal week is 25-30. Everyone at my office has been way down on orders the last two weeks. EML losing there Az account didn't help either.
I did pick up a new account this week, LSI, I searched but couldn't find much info on them here, anybody work for them?
Posted by: PalmBeach BPO

Re: No new orders today - 04/24/10 04:53 PM

yes there is a LSI topic on here.
Posted by: philliams1772

Re: No new orders today - 04/24/10 04:54 PM

[quote=REnAZ]
I did pick up a new account this week, LSI, I searched but couldn't find much info on them here, anybody work for them?
[/quote]
LSI is one of the best companies that I've had the pleasure of working with. Very professional and friendly staff. They pay well and on time. Manageable forms. Lots of Fannie and Freddie work. I've always gotten steady work from them in years past but they've kept me at full tilt since mid-November.
Posted by: REnAZ

Re: No new orders today - 04/24/10 07:05 PM

yes there is a LSI topic on here.

?? I've tried LSI, LPS, elendersolutions [found 2], and googled,
no luck.

ph1772, I'm glad to hear that.
Posted by: Analog Man

Re: No new orders today - 04/24/10 07:25 PM

Originally Posted By: REnAZ
yes there is a LSI topic on here.

?? I've tried LSI, LPS, elendersolutions [found 2], and googled,
no luck.


You have your choice of two.

http://www.agentsonline.net/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/334152/LSI.html#Post334152

http://www.agentsonline.net/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/301943/LSI.html#Post301943
Posted by: philliams1772

Re: No new orders today - 04/24/10 07:27 PM

[quote=REnAZ]yes there is a LSI topic on here.

?? I've tried LSI, LPS, elendersolutions [found 2], and googled,
no luck.
[/quote]

Go to Page 14 and there should be a post regarding LSI there.

Hope they're as good for you as they have been for me.
Posted by: Nifunifa

Re: No new orders today - 04/24/10 09:17 PM

Originally Posted By: patriots62
that is a preferred vendor email, the BPO is still on find work. Almost everyone gets those. In my area those aren't sent out that much cause the find work is gone in seconds.

So, I received those emails on all my orders it means I'm on the preferred vendor list? I haven't take the NABPOP school yet..
Posted by: bsareo

Re: No new orders today - 04/27/10 12:54 AM

I think the wheels are turning again.. I just got 29 orders from 1 mill, 9 from an AM, 3 reassign RUSHES due today, and 2 freebies for US RES for possible listings. All were received today. Let's rock it:)
I wish the same for all.
Posted by: Andrea C

Re: No new orders today - 04/27/10 07:39 PM

How many of you are really slow right now? I haven't had a single order since last Thursday and only missed 3 that were blasted.

I'm hoping that it'll pick up after the 1st.
Posted by: UZandBUZ

Re: No new orders today - 04/27/10 07:58 PM

Until about 3pm today I have had to slowest week in 2 years. <<< the sky is falling, the sky in falling....>>> jk...does feel kinda weird though....I picked up 5 after 3pm...it is only Tuesday...and it is the end of the month...
Posted by: Nifunifa

Re: No new orders today - 04/27/10 09:00 PM

Slows here in BPOs, but REO are start to raining : )
Posted by: skorpion

Re: No new orders today - 04/27/10 09:50 PM

I've been busy non stop working... So far I'm averaging 20-25 per day since last friday.....
Posted by: CandyMan

Re: No new orders today - 04/27/10 09:52 PM

Originally Posted By: skorpion
I've been busy non stop working... So far I'm averaging 20-25 per day since last friday.....


Would this have anything to do with the new program?........just curious.
Posted by: Analog Man

Re: No new orders today - 04/27/10 10:01 PM

Originally Posted By: CandyMan
Originally Posted By: skorpion
I've been busy non stop working... So far I'm averaging 20-25 per day since last friday.....


Would this have anything to do with the new program?........just curious.


I would say "yes", its called HAFA.
Posted by: CandyMan

Re: No new orders today - 04/27/10 10:07 PM

Whatever generates new business works for me. CC was dropping orders this afternoon. Of course, I had to attend a Webinar..bad timing on my part....I did manage to snag 3 interiors and 2 exteriors.......just not from CC.
Posted by: cleonard

Re: No new orders today - 04/27/10 10:38 PM

Slow here...
Posted by: OverTheEdge

Re: No new orders today - 04/28/10 05:07 AM

Two new listings - that puts the count in April at 6. Its been awhile since I've seen six in one month. Hope it keeps rolling - two days left - I'd love a couple more.
Posted by: UZandBUZ

Re: No new orders today - 04/28/10 07:47 AM

If someone is receiving 20-25 a day they would have to have a team. You cannot have an unlimited number in your queue is my understanding. My acceptance letter says that you will be sent your limit. If you received 25 today and 25 is your limit then you cannot receive 25 tomorrow unless you finish the first 25,...right??
Posted by: TB in TX

Re: No new orders today - 04/28/10 07:54 AM

Originally Posted By: UZandBUZ
If someone is receiving 20-25 a day they would have to have a team. You cannot have an unlimited number in your queue is my understanding. My acceptance letter says that you will be sent your limit. If you received 25 today and 25 is your limit then you cannot receive 25 tomorrow unless you finish the first 25,...right??


What are you talking about? This thread is about orders from *all* companies - they aren't just talking about one company.
Posted by: UZandBUZ

Re: No new orders today - 04/28/10 08:00 AM

Sorry, ...I misposted...hope you have a better day!
Posted by: Grampa

Re: No new orders today - 04/28/10 09:35 AM

Brad, I think you hit the nail on the head. HAFA started on the 5th of this month. IMHO our BPO friends here are going to get VERY busy. I think that this is the proverbial "tip of the iceburg". Hope you all got some rest during the slow period.

We have seen an increase in REO this month as well. We have 2% of the listings in our office. However, we have 40% of the pendings and 42% of the sales for the past 6 months.

Best wishes and best of luck.
Posted by: Ellen45

Re: No new orders today - 04/28/10 10:09 AM

I have been crazy busy since the beginning of this month with all the companies I work with except one, which has been deader than it ever has been. Go figure.

I do think HAFA has a lot to do with it, although quite a few seem to be second opinion REOs.
Posted by: Crazy 2

Re: No new orders today - 04/28/10 10:35 AM

My bpo numbers for April are way off. I was slammed last week with a co. that had a new client and I'm thinking that the co. I get the bulk of my orders from ( which is next to nill now ) might have lost this client...the end of last week I could not have taken on more but it's very quiet here this week.
Posted by: PhoenixReo

Re: No new orders today - 04/28/10 11:54 AM

I just got my first order from CC in about a week. I used to get about 20 a week from them. It's a rush on a condo and they didn't give me a unit number. So yeah, its been slow for me.
Posted by: AgentinMA

Re: No new orders today - 04/28/10 12:14 PM

I hear you Phoenix. We're both doing close to the same volume with CC. My orders have been cut in half with them this month.
Posted by: grexley

Re: No new orders today - 04/28/10 12:57 PM

Average volume from April. But its been limited to just 2 companies, not well spread out like usual.
Posted by: REO driven

Re: No new orders today - 04/28/10 01:03 PM

The first part of April was nearly record breaking for me but this week things pretty much hit the crapper.
Posted by: Brad

Re: No new orders today - 04/28/10 01:15 PM

Same...last week I was slammed..this week not so much.
Posted by: skorpion

Re: No new orders today - 04/28/10 01:20 PM

You're right.. Most of my clients are dropping orders.. they're keeping me busy... I even had to work last weekend...
Posted by: Cherie

Re: No new orders today - 04/28/10 02:10 PM

I am dying here. It is soooo slow. I am starting to get so depressed about it. I usually work with 3 companies and average about 18-25 per week and I am lucky to get 3 a week these days.
Posted by: ATLRealEstate

Re: No new orders today - 04/28/10 03:02 PM

Anyone else have a SIGNIFICANT slowdown in orders from SLS aka IREPVM over the last 3 weeks? Have they lost a contract? I have gone from 20 plus per week from them to 2.
Posted by: Bluehoo

Re: No new orders today - 04/28/10 05:43 PM

It's raining HARD in my area and has been for over a week. Much, much better than Feb and Mar. yay
Posted by: Grampa

Re: No new orders today - 04/29/10 01:15 PM

Just got a new assignment with saltwater frontage. That brings us up to about 10 for the month along with a couple of higher end conventional resales. It is a blessing and we feel very fortunate.

I wish the same for all others out there as well.
Posted by: moxi

Re: No new orders today - 04/29/10 01:37 PM

EML:Anyone else noticing how difficult QC is since the new system?
Posted by: moxi

Re: No new orders today - 04/29/10 01:43 PM

IE: not permitted to use contingent or pending listed properties.
Posted by: smg

Re: No new orders today - 04/29/10 01:54 PM

Originally Posted By: moxi
IE: not permitted to use contingent or pending listed properties.


?? I have been using both contingent and pending....maybe your orders are for a different client? My EML orders are probably for a different end user...who knows. I do not think that the tougher QC and the new program are related, I am not having any more issues, not seeing any differences.
Posted by: moxi

Re: No new orders today - 04/29/10 02:44 PM

You are right. It was a specific client, it was listed (in tiny print) in the special instructions.....I need to slow down and notice the instructions. I had to replace all 3 active comps(they were all pending, which I thought was great!). Lesson learned.
Posted by: smg

Re: No new orders today - 04/29/10 04:43 PM

I had it happen this week with them where one client requested sold comps that were wihin previous three months. I get so used to doing these that I sometimes forego the instructions....it bit me in the fanny that time..
Posted by: ditty

Re: No new orders today - 04/29/10 04:46 PM

OMG....not reading the instructions...times are changing and this is a must...
Posted by: Here To There

Re: No new orders today - 04/29/10 07:14 PM

Originally Posted By: ditty
OMG....not reading the instructions...times are changing and this is a must...


I agree; Land America required you to change an exterior to an interior if the property was on the market, UTLS does not, at least not with 'form v', had I not read through the instructions recently I would have wasted a lot of time and not gotten paid extra.
Posted by: Realtors Rule

Re: No new orders today - 04/29/10 09:48 PM

[quote=moxi]You are right. It was a specific client, it was listed (in tiny print) in the special instructions.....I need to slow down and notice the instructions. I had to replace all 3 active comps(they were all pending, which I thought was great!). Lesson learned. [/quote]

I have clients who have asked me to use pending sales if available rather than active. I have found the pendings tell a different story than actives, although sometimes the story is that banks are dumping homes on the market for lower than the sold comps show they are worth. If the DOM are almost instantaneous and solds and actives seem to imply a higher recommended value, I make sure to discuss that in the remarks.
Posted by: ....J~

Re: No new orders today - 04/30/10 12:51 AM

See from the company perspective, I love Pendings... I prefer them. Actives are so subjective but if it's pending it means that it at least caught someones attention at the right price.

J~
Posted by: PA Roadkill

Re: No new orders today - 04/30/10 04:49 AM

Here's another way to look at it - Consider selling a house like a test --

Active - Taking the test
Pending and Contingent - Waiting for the test to be graded
Sold - Passed the test
Expired and Withdrawn - Failed the test
Posted by: CandyMan

Re: No new orders today - 04/30/10 10:59 PM

I had a strange order tonight.....Strange to the point of not hearing from them in over 2 years.....It came from SafeGuard...the funny part was it had been so long I couldn't remember my log on or password.....I know it must be around here, someplace......lol
Posted by: CandyMan

Re: No new orders today - 05/01/10 11:54 PM

I have 7 interiors due over the weekend and all with POC issues. I think it's safe to assume I'm going to have a busy Monday......lol
Posted by: skorpion

Re: No new orders today - 05/01/10 11:56 PM

lol I got 15 interiors and got access to all of them what a miracle...
Posted by: CandyMan

Re: No new orders today - 05/02/10 12:09 AM

Originally Posted By: skorpion
lol I got 15 interiors and got access to all of them what a miracle...


Apparently, you have agents that work weekends and occupants that aren't sick. These are all for short sales....so much for motivated agents.......lol
Posted by: skorpion

Re: No new orders today - 05/02/10 11:51 AM

all properties were vacant... reo and ss properties... lb # provided on mls... lol...
Posted by: CandyMan

Re: No new orders today - 05/02/10 12:20 PM

Half of my short sales aren't even listed in the MLS...and that's most of the time......go figure.
Posted by: Doin' bpose

Re: No new orders today - 05/02/10 09:04 PM

I lost an 80 interior from CC. Ding dong agent had a non working key in the lock box. I tried for 3 days to get me alternative access. No bad vibes b/w me and CC, as we stayed in touch. But what doe the poor owner think is going on? He's at work thinking he has an agent on top of the situation, meanwhile the flipping door won't open.
Posted by: CandyMan

Re: No new orders today - 05/02/10 09:28 PM

Doin'

Currently, I have two on hold.......one 54 days and the other 40 days........same POC......same pita.......lol.....and, of course, all the interiors from this weekend......
Posted by: Brad

Re: No new orders today - 05/03/10 07:25 AM

I am ready for a busy week and month of May! Bring it on!
Posted by: skorpion

Re: No new orders today - 05/03/10 09:00 AM

I'm planning to break the record this week. Hopefully we all get a lot of orders...
Posted by: Andrea C

Re: No new orders today - 05/03/10 09:41 AM

Hoping that the orders start dropping today. smile
Posted by: skorpion

Re: No new orders today - 05/03/10 11:20 AM

old rep is dropping orders right now...
Posted by: Wupadupa

Re: No new orders today - 05/03/10 12:42 PM

Originally Posted By: skorpion
old rep is dropping orders right now...


bleh, don't feel like doing $30 drive bys today
Posted by: 7222

Re: No new orders today - 05/04/10 09:39 AM

Does anybody know when it's going to pickup with BPO'S?
Posted by: Don Price (Pine)

Re: No new orders today - 05/04/10 11:01 AM

Originally Posted By: 7222
Does anybody know when it's going to pickup with BPO'S?


More offers then I can handle now - paying more would per order would be nice though smile
Posted by: neudot

Re: No new orders today - 05/04/10 06:21 PM

Given a choice between accepting a $30 order and mowing the grass...I pick mowing the grass.
Posted by: Doin' bpose

Re: No new orders today - 05/04/10 07:24 PM

Given the choice b/w a $30 order and watching the grass grow...I'd pick watching the grass.

I am referring to a BPO order.
Posted by: ecrowe

Re: No new orders today - 05/04/10 08:30 PM

seems to have picked up today. 10 new orders and 1 new listing. Here's to a busy May!
Posted by: Ladyshay

Re: No new orders today - 05/04/10 10:36 PM

I just had to add this I had an appt to meet another agent for an interior at 1pm on yesterday. First I must say it was out of my distance. Ok, she was 45 minutes late, I called her after being there for 15 minutes she said she was around the corner. Ok, I'll wait, another 15 minutes...still waiting, call again and she says "Just around the corner" (big corner, I guess). Why oh Why...when she finally arrive she had the nerves to say "How long is this going to take" with an attitude. My smart mouth reacted to fast and I said "You are kidding right, if you would have been here at 1pm we would be on our way 15 minutes ago" Next 15 minutes complete silents.
Posted by: ditty

Re: No new orders today - 05/04/10 10:49 PM

LOL...I dont have time to watch my grass grow....wish I did...my husband mowed it this evening...Thanks goodness...
Posted by: CandyMan

Re: No new orders today - 05/04/10 11:14 PM

Originally Posted By: Ladyshay
I just had to add this I had an appt to meet another agent for an interior at 1pm on yesterday. First I must say it was out of my distance. Ok, she was 45 minutes late, I called her after being there for 15 minutes she said she was around the corner. Ok, I'll wait, another 15 minutes...still waiting, call again and she says "Just around the corner" (big corner, I guess). Why oh Why...when she finally arrive she had the nerves to say "How long is this going to take" with an attitude. My smart mouth reacted to fast and I said "You are kidding right, if you would have been here at 1pm we would be on our way 15 minutes ago" Next 15 minutes complete silents.


The agents that know me know "Homey don't play"......15 minutes tops for wait time.......5 minutes if I'm on a tight schedule. Out of area agents.....well, they get a free lesson in "time management"......lol. A while back I had an out of area agent call and was screamin' on the phone.......said she was there at one for the appointment........I said "so was I .....unless you were one foot tall, there's no way I would have missed you". Now, she's really mad. I also told her that I took some exterior shots and the pictures were time/date stamped. Of course she says, " you can put whatever date or time on the pictures".....She says "I'm going to call and file a complaint with the lender". I told her to go right ahead......And, then I said. "I have a GPS unit that has a feature that shows what time I arrived and left the property.....that one I can't fake the date on.....and, I print out each night for my travel log.....you might have a hard time explaining that to the lender". Believe it or not, the order was put on hold for 30 days, order gets reactivated, agent put lock box on property, and I was good to go...Ain't life fun......lol.
Posted by: Doin' bpose

Re: No new orders today - 05/05/10 08:08 AM

A property I have referred to on other posts has tenants in it with a standing lease, protected under new law. So the bank is the new landlord. Lease is good for another 13 months.

I told you that to tell you this. AM and I discuss interior access and decide to schedule my interior BPO, the back up and the appraisal all at once to make life easier for everyone involved. This means a little work for me on the front end and some extra turn time by design since we are putting 4 schedules into consideration. I am working with a senior AM who is every bit of understanding and professionsal, almost as if she had done my job before.
AMC outsources interior BPO to Old Republic. Almost within an hour of my phone conversation with the AM I get a call from the back up agent who has been given a next day rush interior BPO request. Luckily he was professional and handled the situation well.
But how do we go from, no hurry, let's do this right the first time, we have months, to...must have this back the next day. It's the mill in this case. They are interested in TAT mainly.
Posted by: CandyMan

Re: No new orders today - 05/05/10 06:05 PM

This is my lucky day.....I received 3 orders, from 3 seperate comapnies, same subdivision, same model, and a ton of cookie cutter comps. This one almost tops the one I had last year on 5 condo's......
Posted by: UZandBUZ

Re: No new orders today - 05/05/10 07:47 PM

Raining bpos from almost every company!
Posted by: DesertRealtor

Re: No new orders today - 05/06/10 08:48 PM

Originally Posted By: CandyMan
Originally Posted By: Ladyshay
I just had to add this I had an appt to meet another agent for an interior at 1pm on yesterday. First I must say it was out of my distance. Ok, she was 45 minutes late, I called her after being there for 15 minutes she said she was around the corner. Ok, I'll wait, another 15 minutes...still waiting, call again and she says "Just around the corner" (big corner, I guess). Why oh Why...when she finally arrive she had the nerves to say "How long is this going to take" with an attitude. My smart mouth reacted to fast and I said "You are kidding right, if you would have been here at 1pm we would be on our way 15 minutes ago" Next 15 minutes complete silents.


The agents that know me know "Homey don't play"......15 minutes tops for wait time.......5 minutes if I'm on a tight schedule. Out of area agents.....well, they get a free lesson in "time management"......lol. A while back I had an out of area agent call and was screamin' on the phone.......said she was there at one for the appointment........I said "so was I .....unless you were one foot tall, there's no way I would have missed you". Now, she's really mad. I also told her that I took some exterior shots and the pictures were time/date stamped. Of course she says, " you can put whatever date or time on the pictures".....She says "I'm going to call and file a complaint with the lender". I told her to go right ahead......And, then I said. "I have a GPS unit that has a feature that shows what time I arrived and left the property.....that one I can't fake the date on.....and, I print out each night for my travel log.....you might have a hard time explaining that to the lender". Believe it or not, the order was put on hold for 30 days, order gets reactivated, agent put lock box on property, and I was good to go...Ain't life fun......lol.


H I L A R I O U S ! ! ! ! Finally, a group of people who understand the way I see life! Thank god. PS, I am the NICEST listing agent EVER... compared to all the other douchebag LAs out there!
Posted by: REnAZ

Re: No new orders today - 05/06/10 11:15 PM

I was chatting with another agent today about the lack of bpo's lately,,,he said a contact at one of the mills thinks the banks have gathered enough market info the last couple of years that they can do there own avm's.
Has anyone else heard this?
Posted by: smg

Re: No new orders today - 05/06/10 11:36 PM

NOnsense.
Posted by: CandyMan

Re: No new orders today - 05/06/10 11:44 PM

Originally Posted By: smg
NOnsense.


Ya think?..........lol........There's just too many things they can't factor in......
Posted by: OverTheEdge

Re: No new orders today - 05/07/10 06:51 AM

No way, they need our BPOs. I see so many houses that were over valued by an appraisal three, four years ago, now in foreclosure. Its the oldest trick in the book. Take a neighborhood that is being revitalized, but four streets over is the hood. Pick houses from the "good" neighborhood, use them as comps for the hood house, and now the house is worth 4 or 5 times what it should be. So the loan goes through, the owner can't make the payments, can't sell it cuz it was never worth what they paid and boom - foreclosure. Who can see this? Not some appraiser, not some bank cubicle dweller, the agent who has sold in the market for years. Now, they may not be smart enough to realize they need us.....but that is a whole different story.
Posted by: northtxbroker

Re: No new orders today - 05/07/10 08:19 AM

Originally Posted By: REnAZ
I was chatting with another agent today about the lack of bpo's lately,,,he said a contact at one of the mills thinks the banks have gathered enough market info the last couple of years that they can do there own avm's.
Has anyone else heard this?

1) That's paranoia.
2) Not sure about you, but I've been completely swamped in BPOs and REOs this week with more on the way.
3) We all know market data never changes. wink
4) Not sure how many banks are going to be using AVMs right now since First American/Corelogic is suing everybody over its use. They claim it is proprietary.
Posted by: MountainBPO

Re: No new orders today - 05/07/10 08:39 AM

I just went over my numbers from the past five years and have found that April and May were the two slowest BPO months over the years... april averages 31% less orders than my average, and may was 22% less orders than average....

This may just be my area, but this is data compiled over the past 5 years....
Posted by: REnAZ

Re: No new orders today - 05/07/10 08:39 AM

I too think it would be a disaster for banks to try figuring all the market variables on their own.
I've seen a slow down, mainly from EML, but still pick up enough to make a living. Oddly enough, Ocwen has been sending out about 8 a day the last couple weeks...I usually only see a couple a month from them.
The mill contact I mentioned was concerned enough he's looking for another line of work,,,so I thought I'd throw it out there and see what other agents have heard...
Posted by: ....J~

Re: No new orders today - 05/07/10 10:53 AM

So from a company perspective this is why banks will never rely on just an AVM:

It doesn't provide a current photo of the subject. They will need an inspection.

You can't do AVM's on commercial, Vacant Land or Mobile homes.

AVM's cannot tell you how much beach front/waterfront property is worth.

AVM's will never be able to tell the bank the difference between a subject property that is next to external factors such as packing plants, industrial parks, railroad tracks or in a gated community.

AVM's cannot tell you if having a pool is a increase in value for the area (CA,FL,AZ) or a liability (UT,MN,MT).

AVM's cannot estimate repair costs.

And then lets not forget the biggest thing. Servicers for banks cannot pass the cost of the AVM to their client or their clients customer.

J~
Posted by: Lady Bruin

Re: No new orders today - 05/07/10 01:32 PM

Picked up a few BPOs from ORT the past week. I know people have qualms about doing their bpos because of the low pay, but 4 of the orders from 4 different ORT contacts I did got bumped up from $45 to $65 because I submitted them a day early. After giving an update to the ORT contact that I submitted the assignment or will be submitting it early, they emailed me back saying they raised the feeto $65 because of early submission... Maybe it's their way of encouraging agents to pick up their orders.
Posted by: Grampa

Re: No new orders today - 05/08/10 06:37 AM

4 new REO assignments this week. smile Good start to the month. Higher quality assignments. (Better class of foreclosure)

Got one out of PP eviction, 2 high end conventional RE, and a short sale inquiry.

Work, Work, Work, Dig, Dig, Dig.
Posted by: 7222

Re: No new orders today - 05/08/10 06:45 PM

Well it did pick up a little this week...but it's not like last year when it was steady and not just busy for 1 of 2 days a week....like this week....
Posted by: Doin' bpose

Re: No new orders today - 05/08/10 08:41 PM

This was the best week of the last 4. Bpos were up to hectic level, I let many go. 2 new listings.
Posted by: REO driven

Re: No new orders today - 05/08/10 09:59 PM

Busy Friday for me after very slow week
Posted by: ditty

Re: No new orders today - 05/08/10 10:51 PM

TE...HE...I put myself out off office...so I could go horseback riding today and have "Mothers Day" off///LOL and Im no ones Mother...but Im free to do as I please...
Posted by: skorpion

Re: No new orders today - 05/09/10 11:04 AM

I hope all bpo/reos mommies are off today... lol Happy mothers day...
Posted by: Char K

Re: No new orders today - 05/10/10 07:37 AM

April was a slow month; about an order a day so far for May, makes me remember that my real estate business is where I should be working the hardest. For the year I know I'm down on bpos, some of my top providers seem to have disappeared so I quickly accept from those that keep me in orders. Still don't like main street bpos, still cautious about who I'd accept a $35 order from, thinking I have to get back that E key I turned in a few months ago in order to get interiors : )
Posted by: Doin' bpose

Re: No new orders today - 05/10/10 08:36 AM

April seemed slow for me too, I just counted them out and I was down 2 orders (not bad--about 3%) for the month, but I worked hard to get them all. Normally, they come by and I get them as I want. 1st week in May was a return to the older way. If I run the 5 week average, I am acutally up 1%. I will see if it continues. As I have written elsewhere recently, I'd like to lessen my dependence on these things and strengthen some other engines in my business. I love the cash flow, but it is such a grind...dittos to all greviences previously reported.
Posted by: Ryan

Re: No new orders today - 05/10/10 11:38 AM

This doozie just came in:

Property: 123 Some Avenue Buffalo NY
Due by: Monday, May 10, 2010
Fee: $40.0000

A 5 hour rush for $40. I bet there's a long line to grab that order.
Posted by: TheTexasGal

Re: No new orders today - 05/10/10 12:35 PM

I had one this weekend come pass me.... Interior 24 hour rush for 50$ curtousy of Transconval. Its been so long since ive seen anything from them I had to look twice..... then I laughed.
Posted by: Ricky

Re: No new orders today - 05/10/10 04:27 PM

CC has been horribly slow, they normally send work everyday, nothing in the last 4 working days. Anyone else seeing this trend or is it just me. CC has cut me off before and a few months later boom, a slew of work.
Posted by: Don Price (Pine)

Re: No new orders today - 05/10/10 04:50 PM

Originally Posted By: ditty
TE...HE...I put myself out off office...so I could go horseback riding today and have "Mothers Day" off///LOL and Im no ones Mother...but Im free to do as I please...


That's a good plan - practice makes perfect wink

There is always time later to be a Mom, no need to rush into it, see if you like it first - LOL

I'll bet you would make a great 'Big Sister'!
Posted by: 7222

Re: No new orders today - 05/10/10 07:40 PM

Well another week.......I hardly ever see an order from EML on a monday...does this happen to anybody else?

Is EML starting their "preferred vendor program" in California yet?
Posted by: JaxBPO

Re: No new orders today - 05/10/10 08:28 PM

Originally Posted By: 7222
Well another week.......I hardly ever see an order from EML on a monday...does this happen to anybody else?

Is EML starting their "preferred vendor program" in California yet?


I'm in Florida and I picked up 3 from them today, in addition to two others I didn't accept.
Posted by: AgentinMA

Re: No new orders today - 05/10/10 08:47 PM

Picked up a couple from EML today. Unfortunately one I picked up onw I completed for CC 2 months ago. They wern't happy about that. Whatever it happens you have 5 seconds here if that to decide if you want the oreder before someone else grabs it. Yeah I wanted that order I just didn't remember doing it until I looked it up in MLS.
Posted by: Doin' bpose

Re: No new orders today - 05/10/10 09:11 PM

Originally Posted By: AgentinMA
Picked up a couple from EML today. Unfortunately one I picked up onw I completed for CC 2 months ago. They wern't happy about that. Whatever it happens you have 5 seconds here if that to decide if you want the oreder before someone else grabs it. Yeah I wanted that order I just didn't remember doing it until I looked it up in MLS.


If you even think about referring to your files to check the order will be gone. You have to grab first. I could understand them being irked if you waited until the last minute to tell them, but if you got on the horn pretty soon, then what is their beef? I would think they would be appreciative for the honest take. Refreshing if you ask me.
Posted by: Andrea C

Re: No new orders today - 05/10/10 09:53 PM

I only got 2 orders today. One from EML and one from MSV. So much for my companies getting their flood of orders the first week in May as I was told. frown
Posted by: smg

Re: No new orders today - 05/10/10 09:58 PM

I hve given them back to EML before when telling them I have previously done an order at that address.....They always thank me for being honest. It is all in how quick you tell them. If you tell them right away, no reason for them to be irked...
Posted by: CandyMan

Re: No new orders today - 05/10/10 11:53 PM

Originally Posted By: smg
I hve given them back to EML before when telling them I have previously done an order at that address.....They always thank me for being honest. It is all in how quick you tell them. If you tell them right away, no reason for them to be irked...


I've never had a problem with them reassigning an order. In the days of playing "click monkey", I didn't have time to check my files for a previous order......If you did, the order would be gone before you could respond......Their new system pretty much works the same way. As long as you make them aware of the issue in the first 24 hours, you shold be good to go......Now, if you wait till just before it's due, I can see their point......Orders on late Friday can be the problem child........At 5 pm, Texas time, they've all gone for the weekend. On that day, I do my best to check for orders an hour before their quitting time......just my two cents.
Posted by: AgentinMA

Re: No new orders today - 05/11/10 08:31 AM

Maybe I was just being over sensative.. I did give the order back within 1/2 hour. I'll call them. I need to find out my TAT anyway.
Posted by: 7222

Re: No new orders today - 05/13/10 02:20 PM

Is anyone who is not a "preferred vendor" for EML getting any orders lately in california?

How am I supposed to get my TAT scores up if I can't get any orders?
Posted by: Don Price (Pine)

Re: No new orders today - 05/13/10 02:32 PM

That's a rhetorical question used to rant - right?
Posted by: Cool guy

Re: No new orders today - 05/13/10 03:04 PM

Super slow here. Haven't gotten an REO and we are halfway through the month. BPOs are down as well.
Posted by: Wupadupa

Re: No new orders today - 05/13/10 03:12 PM

Evaluation Solutions just got a 45000 order drop, all wamu mortgages. If you dare to work for the evil.
Posted by: Peace ☼

Re: No new orders today - 05/13/10 03:23 PM

Just missted 4 $85 24hr rush exteriors for CC...Ouch.
Posted by: BPO Doug

Re: No new orders today - 05/13/10 04:02 PM

$85 rush, I havent seen those in a long time.
Posted by: Cool guy

Re: No new orders today - 05/13/10 04:33 PM

How does Eval get work to begin with?
Posted by: Vermont

Re: No new orders today - 05/13/10 05:12 PM

Originally Posted By: Cool guy
How does Eval get work to begin with?

I thought the Boiler Room Girls held a weekly EvilSoul AM Shindig for the AMs down there in Jacksonville, where they sweet talk the AMs into submission, and the AMs lose their inhibitions and hand over large portfolios of problem loans that need attention immediately . . . . isn't that why they call them RUSH BPOs ?

Could I be wrong ?
Posted by: OverTheEdge

Re: No new orders today - 05/15/10 08:34 AM

Vermont - I'm pretty sure you got it right.

Cool Guy - I got 5 reos in April - all sprinkled throughout the month. But for May - I just got my first two this week. I will chime in with Grandpa on this one, they are MUCH higher quality then what I have gotten in the past. My average sales price has been around $30,000 - but my reos that I have gotten in the last 6 weeks are all over $100,000. Now you will have to convert that to California prices - On my last BOA score card my average sales price was $18,000. When I ran stats for 2009, my avereage sales price for the year was $52,000 - for all of the banks I work for. That is just sad. I guess they figure if I can sell something without windows, doors, roof, front porch - then I can handle the better stuff. I don't care how it happened - just keep 'em coming. Not saying I won't take the tiny stuff either - send those too.
Posted by: Grampa

Re: No new orders today - 05/15/10 12:36 PM

OTE, Glad to hear your quality is up. Alt-Option ARMs are the reason IMHO. The guy who predicted the bubble in Real Estate in 2003 now is saying the pain is not over. I agree. Best guess at this point is that Short Sales are going to take 50% of the REO business that we would have gotten but even with that we are going to see a steady flow of REO through 2014 - 2015.

We just got another one yesterday on 7 acres, 2 story with a kitchen on each floor multicar detached garage, and other outbuildings. Had to make the dreaded call to the short sale agent who had it pending for 9 moths but they took it well and removed from MLS within an hour. We have gotten about 10 REOs either assigned or out of PP eviction this month and a couple of regular resales that are over $750K. (I think we can sell them, I think we can sell them {Little train that could reference})

We actually had all of our listings pending about 1 month ago with no active inventory. (Got a nervous call from our broker since that is the first sign an agent is getting ready to jump ship which I found amusing).

I do not mind fewer listings if they are better quality. Same income less work smile . We are also getting a few rat holes but we NEVER turn down a listing regardless of how bad. We have had our share of 19K listings and are happy to have them as well. IMHO cherry picking is the kiss of death.

Positive attitude and Service, Service, Service.

Also, IMHO, The BPOers out there (I could not do what you do) are going to see more business as HAFA boosts Short Sales and the percentage of those that do not sell will create new ones when they convert to REO.

But, that is all just IMHO.

Best wishes and best of luck to all.
Posted by: Nifunifa

Re: No new orders today - 05/15/10 02:12 PM

Well my inventory dried since Feb. and I was left with only short sales in my pipeline (unfortunately with BOFA) I was depending with BPO's and most of then with EML, then the new program was in effect for FL since April 30, (I was sad as their check was a relief these months)when one door closes another will open, and in May I got a welcome letter from a Big lender and 6 listings attached yay 4 vacant and 2 in eviction process, and then 2 more for 2 different new clients and one from an old client....God only gives what you can manage...
Posted by: Doin' bpose

Re: No new orders today - 05/15/10 06:31 PM

I was over for the week in BPOs, by a good 20%, but I must disclose I did my fair share of Freepos for us res. So BPO income won't be up this week. On the flip side I got another REO in, 2nd in 2 weeks. I like that.
Posted by: Sahara

Re: No new orders today - 05/15/10 10:59 PM

I did 28 free for ur res. and never got a listing.
Posted by: cleonard

Re: No new orders today - 05/16/10 09:49 AM

I quit after 15.
Posted by: 1thingCoach

Re: No new orders today - 05/16/10 11:27 AM

I quit too but my partner and I got preferred status with MetLife through an LO. Guess where the listings come from? USRES
Posted by: Doin' bpose

Re: No new orders today - 05/16/10 07:52 PM

Yeh, I know I did not mean to resurrect the topic. I just felt a little guilty saying I was up, when I really was not, if you're counting BPO money. So I disclosed.

I am fortunate I pull many good listing from them where the numbers work for me.

Nova, that's too bad, so you have to eat crow and go back, ughh.
Posted by: moxi

Re: No new orders today - 05/24/10 08:52 AM

Is anyone else having problems with EML's site this morning? I can't even get the log in page to appear.
TIA-
Posted by: smg

Re: No new orders today - 05/24/10 09:30 AM

yup....not loading.
Posted by: GoodBoy

Re: No new orders today - 05/24/10 09:43 AM

not loading, is anybody talked to EML about it?
Posted by: GoodBoy

Re: No new orders today - 05/24/10 10:35 AM

working now!!!!
Posted by: runfromcops

Re: No new orders today - 05/24/10 10:57 AM

I spoke with them and the site is down, they are working on it and hopefully it will be up within the hour is what I was told.
Posted by: 7222

Re: No new orders today - 05/27/10 11:29 PM

Is anyone who is not on auto assigned with EML getting orders in So Cal?

Did they lose a big client?
Posted by: CandyMan

Re: No new orders today - 05/28/10 10:17 AM

Originally Posted By: 7222
Is anyone who is not on auto assigned with EML getting orders in So Cal?

Did they lose a big client?


I'm on auto assign and it's been slow this week.
Posted by: Grampa

Re: No new orders today - 05/28/10 06:06 PM

It has been raining REOs her for the past week. Getting 1-2 per day. And got one CFK completed and one PP eviction completed so they are ready to market as well.

Plus we picked up a new customer for a DIL program (an arm of C/Bs Relo dept). 2 door knocks if no one home we get $40. If they answer and do not want to do DIL we get $40. If it is vacant we get $40 with only one trip. If they want do do DIL we get the listing as a short sale or an REO. We got 5 to do the first day 2 vacant, 1 did not want DIL, 2 no answer on first trip.

Makes for a looong "long weekend" but feel blessed to have it.

I am atributing the upswing to HAFA going into effect and banks getting the ones that do not qualify for HAMP and do not want to do HAFA finally getting foreclosed.
Posted by: bfisher88

Re: No new orders today - 05/28/10 06:53 PM

Was a slow week out here. Had 3 orders earlier this week and nothing til this afternoon when 2 orders from LSI came. Hopefully this weekend I will get some more orders.
Posted by: Crazy 2

Re: No new orders today - 05/28/10 09:53 PM

...it has been sloooooow here. Crazy slow.
Posted by: skorpion

Re: No new orders today - 05/28/10 09:59 PM

My main two clients kept me busy this week... the rest of my other clients were slow....
Posted by: Lady Bruin

Re: No new orders today - 06/02/10 04:53 PM

What's Inside Val's pay cycle?
Posted by: OrlandoAgent

Re: No new orders today - 06/02/10 04:58 PM

If Inside Val still has not paid you for orders completed in February or March give them a call. I just spoke with them today and they said that they had a computer glitch. She had to manually input the order numbers into the accouting system and said that they would cut a check for me.
Posted by: smg

Re: No new orders today - 06/02/10 05:15 PM

My orders with Inside Valuation were always 60 to 90 days out...they do pay but it is not much and it is slow....Did about 30 for them and never got paid under 60 days.....usually have to call and remind them that they owed me.
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Posted by: smg

Re: No new orders today - 06/02/10 05:16 PM

Originally Posted By: Lady Bruin
What's Inside Val's pay cycle?


You may want to ask this on a thread related to them and you will more likely get more responses....
Posted by: Andrea C

Re: No new orders today - 06/02/10 07:54 PM

Evening all!! Just want to let you know that EML is dropping orders. I am not a preferred vendor either.
Posted by: Realtors Rule

Re: No new orders today - 06/02/10 09:18 PM

I think their pay cycle is "checks are issued when agents call to complain for the second time that it's been more than 60 days."

I'm amused that today's excuse was a computer glitch. I had previously been told it was because only one person writes the checks and when she's off they get behind, followed by we're writing your check today however you'll find out later we held it for a five business days before we mailed it and it's only half of what we said we'd send you.
Posted by: Cherie

Re: No new orders today - 06/02/10 10:37 PM

Is anyone else having problems logging into EML? Site wont even come up?
Posted by: AgentinMA

Re: No new orders today - 06/02/10 10:45 PM

Just logged in and it's working fine for me.
Posted by: CandyMan

Re: No new orders today - 06/02/10 10:46 PM

Originally Posted By: Cherie
Is anyone else having problems logging into EML? Site wont even come up?


I just got back in.....they'be been down for a while.......probably maintenance, again...sure would be nice if we'd get an email when that happens.....
Posted by: Midwest Rose

Re: No new orders today - 06/03/10 06:33 AM

Always when I am on a mission to get a bunch completed before I retire for the night. Had to wait it out, but I got them done!
Posted by: OverTheEdge

Re: No new orders today - 06/03/10 06:45 AM

OK the official count for new reos in May was 5. I have already gotten 2 in June. Anyone else?
These are higher quality too - not my usual $30,000.
Posted by: CandyMan

Re: No new orders today - 06/11/10 11:52 PM

Originally Posted By: Crazy 2
...it has been sloooooow here. Crazy slow.


This has been my slowest week in months. As I said before, I've cut my workload by 50% this year.......not 90%....lol. This would be a good time to take off and head to the cabin. Of course, just when I make plans, business will go through the roof.....it has never failed yet.
Posted by: Nifunifa

Re: No new orders today - 06/12/10 01:07 AM

My total for May was 17 and for June I have already gotten 6, the bad news some of them still in the $30-$70 I can't wait to get rid of them and get some of better quality. I have been so busy that the only thing I do is work, sleep and eat...
I'm not complaining, I'm just tired. tired
Posted by: OverTheEdge

Re: No new orders today - 06/12/10 05:44 AM

My numbers are sooooo tiny compared to yours! I was happy with my count - but now I am sad. I have added more companies - but after one or two listings they have faded into the backround. I know they are slow - but it doesn't make me any happier - I'm up to 3 for June with my average being 5. I remember the 10-15 months - but we had such a drop off here I was ok with 5 - time to see what I can shake out of the trees.
Posted by: Grampa

Re: No new orders today - 06/12/10 06:52 AM

We have only gotten 6 REOs so far this month. Fingers crosssed we usually get most of our volume in the 3rd week of the month.
Posted by: Nifunifa

Re: No new orders today - 06/12/10 10:54 AM

OverTheEdge
Don't be sad there is always a time for everything, time to be busy, time to be very busy and time to be not busy at all!!! I'm been there. For me this is my first time I have been so packed with REO's.God only gave you what you are able to manage, you will see...
Posted by: Leggo my Ego

Re: No new orders today - 06/13/10 08:37 PM

We got 6 last week. Hadn't had that many in a week for a while
Posted by: ATLRealEstate

Re: No new orders today - 06/13/10 10:39 PM

Has anyone else done literally 1000s of BPOs and never got a listing? I have been doing them FT for the past year and a half. I predominantly work for IREPVM and LSI. I have never got a listing. Ever. I can't even figure out which companies actually do assign the listings. I am not asking for you to divulge any top secret info, but I just don't get it. Thanks for any info/insight. I would even be happy w/ a $10K home in the hood. :)
Posted by: ditty

Re: No new orders today - 06/13/10 10:43 PM

sigh....I can only speak for myself...I am a BPO provider...I have 1 asset company that has given me about a 1/2 dozen asset a year...for about the past 3 years...I have been doing this for almost 9 years...
Posted by: OverTheEdge

Re: No new orders today - 06/14/10 06:49 AM

BPOPrince - OK I have read your post twice - and am I to understand that you have done 1000s of bpos for 2 companies- mainly - and you don't understand why you don't have any listings?
Your right - no one is going to give you top secret info - first of all I don't have any - be kinda cool and sinister if I did. Second of all - you need to sit down and think - just like the rest of us did. What is your business plan? Reos? Buyers? Listings? BPOs? In 2003 my business sucked. Not gonna try to pretty that up. So I went to a good friend - regional manager for WF - and no he did not open the door to being a listing agent for WF - in fact I do not list for them. He sat me down - went through my stats with me for the past 2 years - where did my transactions come from - and where did I want them to come from? (I decided I wanted to be just like an REO queen here - she showed up in a t-shirt and jeans to closing and got the same check I did) What activities created that business and how much time did I need to devote to those activities - and do it everyday. OK - take one day off - but do whatever activities create business. Now, no one here is going to hand you a list of companies - but that is not the point. The point is - where do you want your business to come from - how do you create that business and how much time do you need to devote to creating that business? Business planning 101 - no magic pill. No one can answer those questions but you - and I hope you never get to the financial point I did that forced me to make that plan - do it now while you still have some money in the bank and new money will show up. By the way - I was full time reo in 2004 - my main focus - not because I thought thats where the money was but because I like wearing a t-shirt and jeans - I like working by myself and I like - no love - "as is where is". Find what you love to do - and the money will follow. - Where did I hear that? Someone famous right? I can't remember. Good luck.
Posted by: payme2day

Re: No new orders today - 06/14/10 01:07 PM

I could use some help in finding where to go to get signed on with the BPO action. I am in Orlando Florida. Any suggestions on where to start? Thanks
Posted by: CandyMan

Re: No new orders today - 06/14/10 01:13 PM

Originally Posted By: payme2day
I could use some help in finding where to go to get signed on with the BPO action. I am in Orlando Florida. Any suggestions on where to start? Thanks


Just a friendly suggestion.......you might want to go back and read the response you've had from your prior posts.
Posted by: Blossom

Re: No new orders today - 06/14/10 01:25 PM

Hi payme2day,

Pine made a suggestion on another forum you posted the same question.....you should go back and read his response.

If you haven't already you will get many response, some helpful and some not so good..........so take cover.

Good Luck
Posted by: Analog Man

Re: No new orders today - 06/14/10 03:50 PM

Originally Posted By: BPOPrince
Has anyone else done literally 1000s of BPOs and never got a listing?


Yes, and I prefer it that way.
smile
Posted by: TheTexasGal

Re: No new orders today - 06/14/10 03:58 PM

Me too!
Posted by: REO driven

Re: No new orders today - 06/14/10 05:11 PM

Have done thousands of BPO's and have been offered 1 listing which after recieving the bank paperwork nightmare, I promptly passed on.
Posted by: CandyMan

Re: No new orders today - 06/14/10 07:15 PM

Ya just gotta love this one.......Big Bird sends an interior today....I do the normal thing and check the MLS and county records....This puppy sold and closed escrow on 6/3/10......only 11 days late......Had this been an exterior, I would have done it in a heartbeat..........lol. I can't wait to hear back from my bud's in India.

I got another one today from CC.....interior.......goes to auction tomorrow morning......Ya just gotta love it when a plan comes together......
Posted by: UZandBUZ

Re: No new orders today - 06/14/10 08:57 PM

I have completed 4786 bpos in the last 2.5 years and have never received a listing. (I have worked listings by other means though)
Posted by: Ryan

Re: No new orders today - 06/14/10 09:10 PM

Quote:
Has anyone else done literally 1000s of BPOs and never got a listing?


I hate REO, so I usually turn down the listings. Splitting $1500 bucks with your broker after the glitz and glam of property preservation, fielding calls from nitwits, out-of-pocket payments, and playing "spin the wheel" with squatters (very similar to "spin the bottle", but it helps to preload your kisser) is way too high class for my blood.

God bless you folks who live in markets where the average REO sells for more than $30k. smile
Posted by: neudot

Re: No new orders today - 06/15/10 12:31 AM

I did an exterior order on the day a property closed. Go figure.
Posted by: PalmBeach BPO

Re: No new orders today - 06/15/10 05:56 AM

Originally Posted By: neudot
I did an exterior order on the day a property closed. Go figure.



yes, I have done several exteriors on closed properties as well with one mill. Mill knew all about it. I also did an interior on a property that was scheduled for auction in 10 days, no wonder the HO was uncooperative! LOL.
Posted by: northtxbroker

Re: No new orders today - 06/15/10 08:55 AM

Originally Posted By: neudot
I did an exterior order on the day a property closed. Go figure.

I've been asked by my clients to provide an updated interior BPO for my listings on the day of closing before.
Posted by: Doin' bpose

Re: No new orders today - 06/15/10 07:54 PM

Could be for a sale to the secondary market, due dilligence.
Posted by: FLBPOREALTOR

Re: No new orders today - 06/16/10 08:33 AM

Anyone else slow for BofA? Where's my Wednesday Slam? I hope it comes, last week was slow and now this week, Only a handfull.
Posted by: MICHAEL BENNETT

Re: No new orders today - 06/16/10 08:46 AM

Yeah, my orders from BOA has been down the last 3 weeks. I emailed the company and they told me it is up and down concerning orders. I guess it just slow right now.
Posted by: northtxbroker

Re: No new orders today - 06/16/10 11:09 AM

completely swamped today. looks like Chase dropped a huge order through several companies. of course, they're all due tomorrow and friday. figures.
Posted by: Grampa

Re: No new orders today - 06/16/10 03:45 PM

We are still getting new assignments almost every day. I like hearing Chase is dropping (not only for our BPO friends but also because that means the hold is coming off). A large portion of the REO we do is from Chase. Multiple AMCs but a lot from Chase and Wamu who is now Chase owned.

They had been fairly slow for REO due to HAMP and HAFA. Looks like they have finally figured out most don't qualify and they are better off to foreclose.
Posted by: T. Brown

Re: No new orders today - 06/18/10 10:04 PM

In the last 24 hours I have recieved 4 Interior BPO's after 26 day's of pure exteriors. All Active short sale listing's.
Posted by: Char K

Re: No new orders today - 06/25/10 10:53 PM

Me too! I'll take the bpos and no additional expenses!
Posted by: agentca

Re: No new orders today - 07/06/10 09:32 PM

I've been getting a good stream of orders
Posted by: DesertRealtor

Re: No new orders today - 07/13/10 04:14 PM

My table is almost empty, need... new... orderrrrrrrs!
Posted by: OverTheEdge

Re: No new orders today - 07/14/10 12:22 PM

Wow it is just like church quiet here. June nearly made me crazy - July - I could take a nap everyday and no one would notice.
Posted by: grexley

Re: No new orders today - 07/14/10 01:13 PM

Very slow 2 weeks here, across the board. Lovin' it. Needed a break.
Posted by: skorpion

Re: No new orders today - 07/14/10 03:14 PM

When the hold comes off all of us we'll be busy.... Just relax and enjoy the break... =-)
Posted by: eeemaan

Re: No new orders today - 07/15/10 07:11 PM

Sort of off topic here but since I'm a newbie to the forum I can't start a new thread.

Has anybody heard of Livevaluation? They are pretty new and got all signed up with them but wasnt sure if they are sending out any orders yet?
Posted by: Doin' bpose

Re: No new orders today - 07/15/10 08:11 PM

Quote:
Has anybody heard of Livevaluation?


No I have not. I used the search function on the forum and did not get any results. Maybe since the name has popped up now, someone else will have something to add.
Posted by: Cool guy

Re: No new orders today - 07/15/10 08:17 PM

I received the email from Livevaluation. They are recruiting agents. I am a bit reluctant to proceed with the sign up as they might ask for a credit card or some sort of annual fee to sign up.
Posted by: eeemaan

Re: No new orders today - 07/16/10 11:33 AM

They ask for the basic info most all BPO companies need when you first get signed up. They did not ask for any credit card info. maybe somebody can chime in if they had any business with them and any problems with pay.
Posted by: 7222

Re: No new orders today - 07/21/10 08:56 PM

Okay it's been dead for BPO"S in so cal for a couple of weeks. I am not anyone's preferred vendor.

Does anyone know what's going on??????
Posted by: CandyMan

Re: No new orders today - 07/21/10 09:33 PM

Originally Posted By: 7222
Okay it's been dead for BPO"S in so cal for a couple of weeks. I am not anyone's preferred vendor.

Does anyone know what's going on??????


The lull before the storm, my friend......and I am a preferred agent. Enjoy the quiet time as it won't last long.
Posted by: skorpion

Re: No new orders today - 07/22/10 01:14 AM

I'm down this month 35% compare to last year.... Very slow here for me... I'm just enjoying the summer right now... hopefully it will pick up...
Posted by: rls362

Re: No new orders today - 07/22/10 12:15 PM

I am down 13 percent ytd. 2009 was down 18% over 2008. I am thinking J.O.B.
Posted by: TheTexasGal

Re: No new orders today - 07/22/10 12:37 PM

Im down this year too. Lots of changes in the business.
Posted by: Grampa

Re: No new orders today - 07/22/10 12:49 PM

I remember J.O.B. from the late 60s and early 70s. Did not have anything to do with work though. smile

But, like Slick Willy "I never inhaled".
Posted by: FL_Agent

Re: No new orders today - 07/22/10 03:06 PM

It's been quiet here the last two days....
Posted by: CandyMan

Re: No new orders today - 07/22/10 03:11 PM

Most of my companies have been slow this week.....CC has been my filler......just got another interior for $80 and due on Monday....I love their weekend orders.

Update: 7/23/10........CC is still filling the gap....more orders.....all within 3 miles of my house. All others are still slow. Maybe, now's the time to expand my zips for a few days to see if I can pick up extra work......
Posted by: Ladyshay

Re: No new orders today - 07/23/10 10:54 PM

I called and talked with a rep from Live Valuation to find out how they received my name. She told me I might have worked for a company that one of the reps came from. I did complete the sign up process and received another email today stating they are getting ready to release orders.
Posted by: Grampa

Re: No new orders today - 07/24/10 09:42 AM

We got 2 new REO assignments this week. Only about 10 so far for the month. One this week was from the JPM Chase buyback from Fannie Mae. The buyback tripled JPM Chases REO inventory and we are hoping for more.
Posted by: OverTheEdge

Re: No new orders today - 07/25/10 07:43 AM

I have three new ones so far this month, all Fannie Direct.
Posted by: Char K

Re: No new orders today - 07/29/10 08:02 AM

Down a considerable amount for the year. Work has been slow but re business has been up so I haven't had too much time to complain. Slammed by a lot of orders in areas I don't work; some companies don't use zips but send out anything within a 20 mile radius while not much from them in my areas.
Posted by: 7222

Re: No new orders today - 07/29/10 08:01 PM

Does anybody know why it is so with BPOS? This is ridiculous!
Posted by: 7222

Re: No new orders today - 07/29/10 08:07 PM

I meant why is it so slow with BPOS!!!!!!
Posted by: Doin' bpose

Re: No new orders today - 07/29/10 08:11 PM

I am down too. More than ever before. Down by 1/3, pretty consistantly for last 6 weeks. I think at least in part it is a result of less real estate activity--fewer refis, almost no HELOCs. I get a few BPOs for PMI removal, more for short sales of course, second opinion REO interiors. Activity is down. Doesn't that count for something? What do you think?
Posted by: CandyMan

Re: No new orders today - 07/29/10 08:12 PM

It's picking up a little bit this week.......in the last 48 hours 2 Big Birds, 3 eML, 2 CC.
Posted by: Doin' bpose

Re: No new orders today - 07/29/10 08:36 PM

I like those numbers Candyman. I am 2 bbs, 1 cc, 1 eml. Normally I have some other companies in there. I have missed a few, but not too many.
Posted by: CandyMan

Re: No new orders today - 07/29/10 08:46 PM

CC has been my major the past 10 days.......go figure. I called them today (looking for a pat on the back and with hopes of making it to preferred status...lol). All I could get out of her was my stats were great and they must like my work.....I bet they say that to all the guys......lol.

My MLS is going down at ten, tonight......gots to gather all my data prior to that....have 4 orders that need to be completed.
Posted by: Grampa

Re: No new orders today - 07/30/10 08:30 AM

We got 3 REOs reassigned from another agent.

I watch our Trustee calendar to get an idea of what we can expect. I am seeing days when 40+ are scheduled but only about 1/3 of them actually get auctioned. Most are pulled because they were not properly advertised and a lot are just getting cancelled by the bank.

A quick check and some of these have been in default since 2008.

You can start to see the lump under the rug they have been sweeping these under.
Posted by: OverTheEdge

Re: No new orders today - 07/30/10 12:54 PM

So I posted one of my little love notes on one of my Fannie Maes and the occupant calls me. She tells me she is doing a loan mod (groan - grunt)and that she had just talked to Chase that day and they said it is under review. So I get off the phone and think to myself - huh - I hear this story a lot. Well this morning I call the forclosure attorney and as it turns out - it is on hold in their office. It did go to sheriff sale - It was bought back by Chase - but it is now on hold. Sooooo - I e-mail my AM and he says just keep treating it like you would any other owner occupant property. Two interesting things in this little fairy tale - it was not pulled from sheriff sale - and the AM tells me to keep treating it like anyother assignment I have. Makes me think the loan mods aren't going too well. Also - one prelist I was just assigned was a short sale listing withdrawn from the market in June of 2008. I think that is part of the lump under the rug.
Posted by: Grampa

Re: No new orders today - 07/30/10 03:53 PM

The only Short Sale we were not able to close to date was on one that they did not remove from trustee sale. It sold (back to the bank) and we lost big time due to staff expense.
Posted by: DesertRealtor

Re: No new orders today - 07/31/10 11:20 AM

Over the Edge,
I keep receiving orders from Titanium Solutions to offer owner occupants 'Loan Reinstatements' post auction, pre eviction. They are ordered mostly by Wachovia and Chase. This may be what you are dealing with. It's kinda a lame program and I don't know why it's being offered, I have yet to qualify anyone. Basically, they have to prove that they can qualify for the loan, and it will be reinstated to pre-foreclosure status. My day basicall goes like this:

'Sir, the home has sold back to the bank, however the note has not been recorded, we can possibly reinstate the deed to you, but I have to prequalify you to get you in the program. Can you qualify for a $400,000 mortgage <on a home worth $210,000?>'

'Um, sure I can'

'Okay, I will need to see FULL docs THIS time around and we'll get you pre-qualified for the program.'

'UUUUUUUUhhh.............I'll get back to you'
Posted by: OverTheEdge

Re: No new orders today - 08/01/10 07:31 AM

Wow - I hope you get paid just for having the conversation. Just one more thing we as agents get to do - I think the approach is being used so that they can show compliance with the gov't program. Loan reinstatement presented and owner unable to qualify. Who knows, maybe it will help some people.
Posted by: CandyMan

Re: No new orders today - 08/02/10 05:18 PM

Two BB this morning....4 eML just a few minutes ago...and, we're off to the races.........
Posted by: linnea213

Re: No new orders today - 08/02/10 06:58 PM

August is looking good! New REO listing, 1 REO cash closing scheduled, 1 regular listing and 29 bpos already! Keep them coming I'm headed to Vegas on the 19th!!!
Posted by: Doin' bpose

Re: No new orders today - 08/02/10 09:23 PM

Great News Linnea! So happy to hear it.

While in Vegas will you look at any real estate?
Posted by: MArealtor

Re: No new orders today - 08/02/10 10:46 PM

waiting and...waiting...no work here
Posted by: UZandBUZ

Re: No new orders today - 08/04/10 08:30 AM

I have NEVER been slow...BUT this week is so far the slowest week in my history!..no sure why...
Posted by: sacbroker

Re: No new orders today - 08/04/10 09:24 AM

dead here, has been for weeks.
Posted by: bpojoe

Re: No new orders today - 08/04/10 10:09 AM

well we talked about this a few months ago--please see "plan b"--

and as was talked about, we would look again in the summer or fall to see if the bpo market dropped 25-50%...

i personally was attacked, harangued and called names for predicting what is actually happening now--

but that is just the way it is--
that is why I offered solutions and evidence of the predictions..

so again -for those who may not have implemented a 'plan b-
here are a couple of things you can do!
1. expand your coverage area-add zip codes
2. move your 'office address' in a more vibrant area (i picked up 15% more business by moving 9 miles away)-you can get a PO box to do this-this is for FARVV, Clear Cap and others who base orders on your location.
this will generate a few more orders but it is only short term!
by next year-few agents will be able to make the money they have with bpos the last few years--to just maintain a decent income they will be working harder and driving further (even working cheaper)
again --as predicted a few months ago--I personally would suggest you get supplemental income and maybe even have a plan to get out of bpos by next year--if you want to keep the life style you have enjoyed the last few years!
to some i may just be stating the obvious—but for others—it is easier to believe our president is an alien, antichrist communist vampire—
good luck!

Posted by: Doin' bpose

Re: No new orders today - 08/04/10 10:38 AM

buzz...buzz..buzz

SWAT!
Posted by: R. Danneskjold

Re: No new orders today - 08/04/10 11:14 AM

Quote:

buzz...buzz..buzz

SWAT!


LOL!
Posted by: Shannon

Re: No new orders today - 08/04/10 11:22 AM

Oh, me too! Weeks like this I knock doors in my farm.

You know, sometimes I get so tired of bpo's but when its slow like this, I start missing them.
Posted by: CandyMan

Re: No new orders today - 08/04/10 11:28 AM

I'm swamped.......As of this morning, I just put all my "auto assign companies" on vacation hold.....I've already hit my order goal for the week......
Posted by: Doin' bpose

Re: No new orders today - 08/04/10 11:52 AM

On topic my lull is waning. Last week I was about back to normal, but still shy. This week is looking to be the same as last week.

I blame Obama and the secret Krakatoa Society which has members from 112 different countries AND 14 different planets. They say they are for good, but I have my doubts.
Posted by: CandyMan

Re: No new orders today - 08/04/10 12:05 PM

It's been slow here for a while......But, since Monday, orders are falling out of trees like ripe apples. Of course, it doesn't hurt to have my service area in the number one foreclosure area in the country....lol
Posted by: northtxbroker

Re: No new orders today - 08/04/10 02:16 PM

Originally Posted By: bpojoe
i personally was attacked, harangued and called names for predicting what is actually happening now--

You are a complete used car salesman. Just a FYI. The absolute arrogance you display in a beleagured attempt to predict the real estate market for the whole country is appalling.

Originally Posted By: bpojoe
but that is just the way it is--
that is why I offered solutions and evidence of the predictions..

so again -for those who may not have implemented a 'plan b-
here are a couple of things you can do!

blah blah blah....word vomit, word vomit, word vomit.....


You forgot:

3. Base all market trend evidence on the number of people eating at Outback Steakhouse or Panera Bread Company.

by the way, bpos have been just as steady as the last 24 months and reos just as irregular. Nothing has changed. Like everything in real estate, it's market specific. Go back to looking into your psychedelic crystal ball and keep smoking that hash, brother.
Posted by: CandyMan

Re: No new orders today - 08/04/10 02:27 PM

I can feel the love in the air........hash?.....lol
Posted by: Grampa

Re: No new orders today - 08/04/10 02:31 PM

Is that Corned Beef Hash???? smile
If so it is hard to keep lit.
Posted by: BaddestCross

Re: No new orders today - 08/04/10 02:59 PM

Originally Posted By: Grampa
Is that Corned Beef Hash???? smile
If so it is hard to keep lit.


Actually, it depends on how much grease is in the hash. That stuff can flame up like a sonofabitch. laugh
Posted by: Analog Man

Re: No new orders today - 08/04/10 03:14 PM

Originally Posted By: bpojoe
as predicted a few months ago--I personally would suggest you get supplemental income and maybe even have a plan to get out of bpos by next year


That should make the appraisal lobbyists who want to ban BPOs happy.
Posted by: FL_Agent

Re: No new orders today - 08/04/10 03:51 PM

I get a ton of Ocwen blasts daily. The bpo's are so involved that I don't even want to go there.
Posted by: Jayesnoop

Re: No new orders today - 08/04/10 05:50 PM

Or do the usual...Plan a vacation and watch the orders pour in. I'm leaving tomorrow, had already passed on ten orders. EML drops about 20 at once. I took about ten close to me. But I can't stop hitting the Find Work button. I'm a glutton for punishment.
Posted by: CandyMan

Re: No new orders today - 08/04/10 06:03 PM

As stated earlier, all auto assigns are on vacation......You would not believe on how many orders are still coming in from other companies.......CC is running hot and heavy. Where were all these orders last week?.......The plates full...just have to resovle myself that I'm not a "BPO Superman"...

Oh mannnnnnnn, CL is just starting their drop....I'm already crazy.....if I see any more orders drop, they'll be pulling me away from my computer in a straight jacket.....lol
Posted by: MountainBPO

Re: No new orders today - 08/04/10 06:18 PM

I got 11 SS's, 1 RELS, 1 PCV, 1 CC, 1 EML, 1 UTLS today, & turned down 6 EVIL's... its been a busy week so far
Posted by: P-Town

Re: No new orders today - 08/04/10 06:48 PM

Originally Posted By: CandyMan
As stated earlier, all auto assigns are on vacation......You would not believe on how many orders are still coming in from other companies.......CC is running hot and heavy. Where were all these orders last week?.......The plates full...just have to resovle myself that I'm not a "BPO Superman"...

Oh mannnnnnnn, CL is just starting their drop....I'm already crazy.....if I see any more orders drop, they'll be pulling me away from my computer in a straight jacket.....lol


CC has been crazy for me too. Lots of companies that I haven't heard from for a while also dropping orders. Two new REO's this week from companies I have never worked for before. I am a one person operation and have all I can handle for the moment. Well, I guess i can handle a little more. Keep it coming
Posted by: CandyMan

Re: No new orders today - 08/04/10 08:30 PM

I know I've passed on at least $1,200 in orders today, and that's not counting the ones I didn't know about when I put my accounts on vacation. If it's happening out here, it has to break for others in the other states.....just a matter of time.
Posted by: bpojoe

Re: No new orders today - 08/04/10 10:09 PM

i see my fan club is still active hehe..

for those of you who ARE NOT doing the usual 400 a month with one hand tied behind your back and still have time to post on this forum everyday--or for those of you who just do not buy the puddin and pie that some are sportin here--

in the real world most people are slow and will remain slow. yes some guys may still be poppin. I had record months the last few months and still do well---BUT AS STATED BEFORE..
i accept orders now that I turned down before and open areas that i usually keep closed..

i know this forum is supposed to help people and 'share' experience and knowledge--
that has not always been the case..
unfortunately when new folks ask for help they get the usual "blah blah blah....word vomit, word vomit, word vomit....." as was so eloquently put by a previous poster--who is obviously doing so much work he does not have time to actually post a coherent thought!
As far as me predicting the ‘national market’---well I may be guilty. Just paint me stupid along with the national association of realtors, all news media, millions of real estate websites and most all real estate venues..
So let me make it easier—if you live in what may be coined a ‘red’ state—your real estate market will stay sluggish, crime will remain high, divorce rates high, education low and opportunity nil! But in the more ‘diverse’ state—you may not be seeing the travesties that have become the disastrous results of a conservative experiment called the Bush years!
I hope that will less ‘arrogant’? (after all it is all backed up by actual data)

if you are doing BPO's and you are not part of the lucky few who live in 'vibrant areas' or pretend to do 400 bpos a month--now is the time to begin to make career choices for 2011--in my humble opinion. believe who you want--or believe who has been right!(or just believe your own lying eyes)
*cheeze*

buzz buzz buzz---spit! smile
Posted by: CandyMan

Re: No new orders today - 08/04/10 11:40 PM

bpojoe

Being you're so big on research and facts.......go back about two weeks ago and check out a few of my posts......refer to the "lull before the storm"......I'm one of the lucky ones. My service area is the number one spot "in the nation" for foreclosures.......and, the top 7 spots in the nation are in my state. Your posts aren't even close for California.....your state may be a different story. You tend to paint a more "doom and gloom" picture. I subscribe to a different theory. So far, in my area, I've been spot on. I believe the best is yet to come. I try to post more of a positive nature (aka: glass is 1/2 full). I firmly believe if it's happening with me,it will happen with others. My sales exploded in the first quarter of the year. I posted that info in this forum. I stated, "it will happen with others". Was I correct?......Go back and read some of the old posts. I would rather give people some sort of hope (factual), rather than hang with your doom and gloom posts. Postives breed positives and negatives breed negatives...
Posted by: PA Roadkill

Re: No new orders today - 08/05/10 04:49 AM

BPO Joe uses NAR as his source? Home of failed chief economist David Lereah and now home to Senior Economist Lawrence (Everything is wonderful) Yun?

July was our best month in the past 6. The REO flood gates opened the week of July 26th. There are more defaults filed here than ever before.

Drink the NAR Kool Aid being served at the Realtor's Temple in Chicago.
Posted by: northtxbroker

Re: No new orders today - 08/05/10 12:21 PM

Originally Posted By: bpojoe
i know this forum is supposed to help people and 'share' experience and knowledge--
that has not always been the case..
unfortunately when new folks ask for help they get the usual "blah blah blah....word vomit, word vomit, word vomit....." as was so eloquently put by a previous poster--who is obviously doing so much work he does not have time to actually post a coherent thought!

I don't seem to remember anybody misunderstanding my comments on this board. As for you, that's a different story.

By the way, you're not here to help share ideas, experience, or knowledge. You show up when things are slow/bad in order to start your incessant cheerleading that you are right and everyone else is an idiot. You don't help anyone. Your solutions of extending your coverage areas and putting your address in a more active area are blatantly obvious and inane.

Originally Posted By: bpojoe
As far as me predicting the ‘national market’---well I may be guilty. Just paint me stupid along with the national association of realtors, all news media, millions of real estate websites and most all real estate venues..

You mean the NAR that has been saying that sales are rebounding? Or the national media that has been saying that our "recession" is over? Are these the people you are referring to? They are obviously 100% completely right, and we should all agree with them.
Posted by: skorpion

Re: No new orders today - 08/05/10 12:37 PM

Its a good sign other states are getting busy. I'm getting decent amount of orders from only two companies. I can't complaint compare to other agents I know... Like I said before its just a matter of time...
Posted by: CandyMan

Re: No new orders today - 08/05/10 12:43 PM

"it's just a matter of time"........thank you. I rest my case........lol
Posted by: MountainBPO

Re: No new orders today - 08/05/10 05:58 PM

BPOJoe.... you must be playing devil's advocate, or you may be the the most insane person on the planet.

your comment on "Red"/"blue" or "diverse" States is completely bass ackwards... Last time I check Cali, Illinois, New York, New Jersey are all about to go into bankruptcy... all are so called "blue" states. Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota (all "red" states) have their fiscal house in order.

the NAR is the public face of the industry, so the spin doctors there will always spin the situation in a positive light. Everyone knows they cook the books.

the truth is foreclosures are increasing. Foreclosure activity is increasing (NOD's, missed payments, etc.). The economy is in the tank and we are facing something we have never seen Hyper-Inflation.

at least make decent arguments. BPO's are here to stay for the for the long haul... deal with it.
Posted by: bpojoe

Re: No new orders today - 08/05/10 11:02 PM

in the end--we all have to make decisions for ourselves.
I know how to make money, and create systems that work in volatile markets. That is why i can still make money in this market. i am not alone and never said i was. BUT--for the many here who are not the usual rabid posters and may actually want to hear different opinions--i am giving mine.
1. many if not most people will lose some if not all of their bpo business by next year.
2. we will continue to see economic recovery as we have month after month--even though it is slower than i thought-{we still did get or save 100's of thousands of jobs.)we will see 1000’s more.
3. New York and New Jersey are not going broke and Chicago makes Illinois Blue.
3. the northern red states are as not economically hurt because nobody wants to live there and the few that do make money are from the massive natural resources--they spend squat on education or infrastructure since there is minimal population and housing is a fraction the value of a ‘blue state’—no reasonable person can compare Utah to New York—that is just talking silly! A 50k house versus a 500k condo?
4, I never said I used the NAR as my ‘source’ of information—I just said that they, along with the entire national media and every local real estate office and medium speak on or about the ‘national’ real estate market as a whole.
5, I have always share how to get more bpos, get more real estate business and prepare for a down turn—and since I have consistently made over ¼ million a year in real estate and do over 3000 bpos a year—I think I can speak with some authority.
6, there is no lull and there is no storm. There is now a correction. You have a renegade conservative congress stopping all growth and voting down even their own ideas just to stifle growth.
7. Dems will maintain control of congress for 2 more years and still there will be no boom in real estate.
Again—these are just my predictions –
I have been in business for over 25 years and worked in, managed and owned national companies for most of that time. I have had to make ‘predictions’ for these businesses to thrive—and they did.
I hope that answers most of the attacks against me and corrected the attacks that accused me of saying things I did not?
I am on record for another banner month but I am working harder for it—I guess we will have this discussion again in a few months to see if I continue to be right?
peace~
Posted by: Buttbutter

Re: No new orders today - 08/05/10 11:41 PM

I'm thinking Im about 50% down from a few months ago. 1 pcv 1 m2m 2 OR 3 rrr today. Average about 20 a week now. Can't get orders from CC or eml lately. 2 preferred agents in my area on eml and im not one of them, the find work button does not work anymore:(
Loan mods are not happening here, it's a postponement to a sale.
Posted by: grexley

Re: No new orders today - 08/06/10 07:39 AM

Originally Posted By: Buttbutter
I'm thinking Im about 50% down from a few months ago. 1 pcv 1 m2m 2 OR 3 rrr today. Average about 20 a week now. Can't get orders from CC or eml lately. 2 preferred agents in my area on eml and im not one of them, the find work button does not work anymore:(
Loan mods are not happening here, it's a postponement to a sale.



I'm also down about 50%.

EML is just plain dead. I'm a preferred agent, and I'm seeing no more then a trickle.

We're in the middle of a major drought. I'd love to know the reason why every bank slows down at the same time.
Posted by: MountainBPO

Re: No new orders today - 08/06/10 07:59 AM

BPOJoe....

once again you have no clue what you are talking about....

The "Northern Red" states are the fastest growing states: Utah, Wyoming, Idaho... people do want to live here because of the better quality of life that is provided. I don't know where you got your numbers from, but you can't buy a crack house or meth lab in the ghetto for $50K in these states. It's not Mayberry, maybe you should visit one of these fine states to see for yourself. Utah has many multi-million dollar condos, cabins, houses, etc. Idaho the same way.

There is no recovery taking place... you are completely off base... you must get your numbers from that hack Paul Kruegman or Kristina Romer... All the administration's economists are crack pots... Everytime hard economic numbers come out they are "surprised" by the results because they don't (read won't)match their "predictions." The problem is that they use Keynesian economic theories that have never been worked. They need to focus on the Austrian economic cycle that has been proven to be accurate for a century... Follow Gerald Celente, Peter Schiff, and Art Laffer these are real economists.

There is no housing price stabilization. We have still not found the true floor. As long as there are tax credits, stupidly low interest rates, etc we will keep delaying the true bottom of the market.

"Progressive" economic policies are making the economy worse... as long as we continue to use a Fiat money system and make ourselves slaves to PRIVATE Federal Reserve system we will not have recovery.

Jobs are not being saved or created & there is no way to quantify this. Sure a few lower paying jobs and temporary jobs have been made, but no decently paying jobs have been created. Middle management jobs are gone for good. The REAL unemployment number is around 18% and INCREASING every month. Millions of people have just stopped looking for jobs all together.

Loan mods are re-defaulting, short sales and foreclosures will increase for at least the next 3 years.

before you go there: I am not an "evil" Republican, so don't go there...
Posted by: Ryan

Re: No new orders today - 08/06/10 11:04 AM

MountainBPO +1.
Posted by: R. Danneskjold

Re: No new orders today - 08/06/10 11:17 AM

Quote:

in the end--we all have to make decisions for ourselves.
I know how to make money, and create systems that work in volatile markets. That is why i can still make money in this market. i am not alone and never said i was. BUT--for the many here who are not the usual rabid posters and may actually want to hear different opinions--i am giving mine.
1. many if not most people will lose some if not all of their bpo business by next year.
2. we will continue to see economic recovery as we have month after month--even though it is slower than i thought-{we still did get or save 100's of thousands of jobs.)we will see 1000’s more.
3. New York and New Jersey are not going broke and Chicago makes Illinois Blue.
3. the northern red states are as not economically hurt because nobody wants to live there and the few that do make money are from the massive natural resources--they spend squat on education or infrastructure since there is minimal population and housing is a fraction the value of a ‘blue state’—no reasonable person can compare Utah to New York—that is just talking silly! A 50k house versus a 500k condo?
4, I never said I used the NAR as my ‘source’ of information—I just said that they, along with the entire national media and every local real estate office and medium speak on or about the ‘national’ real estate market as a whole.
5, I have always share how to get more bpos, get more real estate business and prepare for a down turn—and since I have consistently made over ¼ million a year in real estate and do over 3000 bpos a year—I think I can speak with some authority.
6, there is no lull and there is no storm. There is now a correction. You have a renegade conservative congress stopping all growth and voting down even their own ideas just to stifle growth.
7. Dems will maintain control of congress for 2 more years and still there will be no boom in real estate.
Again—these are just my predictions –
I have been in business for over 25 years and worked in, managed and owned national companies for most of that time. I have had to make ‘predictions’ for these businesses to thrive—and they did.
I hope that answers most of the attacks against me and corrected the attacks that accused me of saying things I did not?
I am on record for another banner month but I am working harder for it—I guess we will have this discussion again in a few months to see if I continue to be right?
peace~



I thought I heard something coherent....guess not.
Posted by: Shannon

Re: No new orders today - 08/06/10 11:58 AM

My bpo's have been down a bit from my regulars, but what's weird is that I've been getting more of them from some of the mills that I only do a few from here and there - and the nice thing is, I like those companies. Easy forms, easy comps, very close by, and top pay!

Then, last night, my m2m orders started coming in. Not as many as usual, but still, a half a dozen, all easy areas, with comps, only 1 mobile hm (don't like those), but even that had enough comps too, so I took that as well!

Gonna go get my pics now, already did all comps on half of them. Should finish them all in a few hours now!

Hope they keep them coming!
Posted by: northtxbroker

Re: No new orders today - 08/06/10 02:29 PM

Originally Posted By: bpojoe
6, there is no lull and there is no storm. There is now a correction. You have a renegade conservative congress stopping all growth and voting down even their own ideas just to stifle growth.
7. Dems will maintain control of congress for 2 more years and still there will be no boom in real estate.

The fact that you put those two comments right next to each other is priceless. You do realize that democrats have a super-majority and do not need republican approval to pass anything, right? Did you miss the whole health care vote?

Other gems are the comment that 1000s of jobs were saved while unemployment numbers rise, and that there will still be no boom in real estate even though you say it's going to recover. Please continue...this is hilarious...
Posted by: Shannon

Re: No new orders today - 08/06/10 04:30 PM

Originally Posted By: bpojoe
6, there is no lull and there is no storm. There is now a correction. You have a renegade conservative congress stopping all growth and voting down even their own ideas just to stifle growth.
7. Dems will maintain control of congress for 2 more years and still there will be no boom in real estate.


OMG! I usually refrain from slamming others but your ignorance is piissing me off! Why don't you actually read/learn some facts instead of regurgitating the liberal media?
Posted by: Doin' bpose

Re: No new orders today - 08/06/10 08:19 PM

Quote:
Dems will maintain control of congress for 2 more years and....
Again—these are just my predictions –
peace~

Are you talking about the next two years?! Or just any 2 years in the future? Dems are outfor the next 2. The dem base is demoralized and will not come out to vote. It's going to be a republican landslide. Not only are they going to lose congress, they may well lose the Senate.
Posted by: Char K

Re: No new orders today - 08/06/10 11:59 PM

Originally Posted By: skorpion
Its a good sign other states are getting busy. I'm getting decent amount of orders from only two companies. I can't complaint compare to other agents I know... Like I said before its just a matter of time...

I for one have been really down on my orders and the number of companies that send me orders have been orders no one else would want. After 4 years, it's really hard to take a reject order........ie main streets, more than 10 mile from my home office...just wondering how the rest of the agents in my state are doing.
Posted by: OverTheEdge

Re: No new orders today - 08/07/10 05:40 AM

I do not see a market correction. The tax credit had houses here going into contract for more then what they were worth because there was not enough inventory priced correctly that would pass FHA. Now, without the tax credit, houses are sitting. Buyers are not out there anymore, fear of loosing their job, or because they are helping a family member that has lost their job, sales are way down. Banks are holding houses off the market in hopes that prices will rebound. With very few sales, and most of those being old inventory, greatly reduced, prices continue to fall. My listings are all getting major price reductions and are selling for less then I think they should. The buyer out there right now is hesitant, and while they are trying to make a decision, banks are dropping prices every 30 days. As far as BPO volume, I have seen an increase in blasts, 50-60 a week, and that is an increase from a month ago. I try very hard not to do BPOs for mills, only companies that assign REO, so while I do not take the mill work, I am still on their lists and the blasts keep coming. I am up in reo pre-lists but I have added companies that I did not work for a year ago. Fannie is going crazy, BOA has outsources a ton of their stuff and I am listing for other companies that are handling the BOA listings. I think there are several reasons for all of this. Banks are trying to appear that they are working on loan mods, but that is smoke and mirrors in my opinion, if they do a loan mod, they can not collect the PMI, if they take the house, sell at a loss, they get the PMI. Grampa said it before, the banks do not want to take losses on their books, so they are limiting the number of props they are listing. I have houses that have been vacant for 2 years and are just now being assigned. They are trying to look compliant with what the gov wants so that in case they need help down the line they can point out how "good" they were and did what the gov told them to do. My business plan includes adding new companies, going back to old companies, and making sure that if there is work out there, whether I take it or not, I have the opportunity to do so, should I choose. My regular companies from 2 years ago barely send me anything, but my new companies keep plugging along. We can all sit here and try to figure out what is happening or we can try to expand our client base and work what is given to us. Char, you have not turned into a crappy agent overnight - this shift has nothing to do with your quality of work, the BPO companies and AMCs are loosing clients and the clients are going somewhere else. Find out where they are going, apply to those companies and show them what you can do. There is still business out there, its just not where you are used to it being. All of us need to be doing the research, watching the trends and go in that direction. Add five or six or more companies and see where you are in 6 months. This market is not disappearing, it will not disappear for years, and when it does, I will retire. Which way to the beach?
Posted by: ....J~

Re: No new orders today - 08/07/10 06:23 AM

See what happens when I get busy with work and neglect this site. I miss a really good thread. I about fell off my chair laughing when I read that no one wants to live in Utah.

BPOjoe, please, do some research before you go off on things. Or better yet, will you write my neighbors and tell them they don't want to live in utah? They keep BBQing and inviting out of state friends that are buying houses here everytime I turn around.

Do you realize that Utah is one of the most independent states? We have mining, refinaries, factories, farming, industry, technology runs rampant, as well as we produce most of the salt used by the US. There is also the fact that Utah is used for filming heavily in movies. Not to mention we have a very large group of individuals who send 10% of their earnings due to their faith which happens to be based here in Utah. Gambling is illegal here so the wealthy just end up throwing their money away to charity. Then there is the amount of goverment contracts and goverment bases located here. We are surrounded by mountain ranges that can be rendered impassible if so need be. And since we don't need to transport anything in really... Lets just say Utah could annex itself from the rest of the states with very little difficulty if need be and it wouldn't hurt the economy here. But I'm sure you'd feel a slight pinch everytime you had to pay 5.00 for a 16oz container of salt. Oh, did I mention that we have contracts to supply drinking water to Arizona and California? Or the fact that Salt Lake is a transportation hub? To get to the west coast or to go from north to south, you usually have to go through Utah (especially if you are flying) or your trip is twice as long.

All of these things keep Utahs market very well in check. Most of us really didn't feel the decline that the rest of the states did.

J~
Posted by: Doin' bpose

Re: No new orders today - 08/07/10 10:01 AM

I have been in each of the 48 contiguous states, many on multiple occasions. Utah is the most beautiful state among them. It has very diverse geography. I am sure you could expound, but I remember being in pure awe in the salt flats and then again the (Bryce?) canyons-which surpassed the beauty of the Grand Canyon in my mind...amazing!
Posted by: Buttbutter

Re: No new orders today - 08/08/10 01:31 PM

Utah is amazing,Zion the Narrows,Lake Powell, absolute eye candy. Great place to visit or invest in.
Posted by: ColoBroker

Re: No new orders today - 08/08/10 02:01 PM

J if Bpojoe's heroes in congress and senate keep running rampant in the next two years all those industries you named in Utah that are currently running rampant might not be running so fast anymore. frown
Posted by: Doin' bpose

Re: No new orders today - 08/08/10 07:27 PM

Just out of curiosity, how much of the land is owned by Uncle Sam?
Posted by: MountainBPO

Re: No new orders today - 08/08/10 10:48 PM

approx 65% is fed land in Utah..... But the state is currently sueing the Feds to end their tyranny.... Utah will become Independent within 10 years.... Utah has everything in place to do so.... Water, Natural Gas, Oil, Refineries, Military bases, agriculuture
Posted by: ....J~

Re: No new orders today - 08/09/10 04:18 AM

Originally Posted By: MountainBPO
approx 65% is fed land in Utah..... But the state is currently sueing the Feds to end their tyranny.... Utah will become Independent within 10 years.... Utah has everything in place to do so.... Water, Natural Gas, Oil, Refineries, Military bases, agriculuture
Oh I don't know about that. I don't think Utah will annex itself from the rest of the states. I do know however that if by some chance we go back to militia law due to a break down in civility, I'm glad I'm here and not somewhere else. Especially since it's a state filled with people that have been taught to prepare for disasters since they were able to walk. They'd just close off the roads and isolate themselves from the problem. So given the choice between prayer meetings with green Jello and carrots or being shot at during a riot, I'll take my chances here behind the barricades.

J~
Posted by: Doin' bpose

Re: No new orders today - 08/09/10 06:38 AM

Interesting to hear the debate seems at least vibrant. Thanks for the answer. I looked up a map and saw large amount for DOD and large amounts for Native Americans, large amounts for the NPS, but then there was a lot dedicated for purposes that were not clear to me.
Posted by: skorpion

Re: No new orders today - 08/09/10 11:26 AM

today is dead here for me so far......
Posted by: ....J~

Re: No new orders today - 08/09/10 12:43 PM

Originally Posted By: Doin' bpose
Interesting to hear the debate seems at least vibrant. Thanks for the answer. I looked up a map and saw large amount for DOD and large amounts for Native Americans, large amounts for the NPS, but then there was a lot dedicated for purposes that were not clear to me.
The stuff you see on the map that is not given a dedicated purpose is BLM usually. Some of that is also used for testing sites.....

J~
Posted by: Doin' bpose

Re: No new orders today - 08/09/10 01:12 PM

Cool. Is that Mulder and Scully type testing? do de do doooooo.

Or just boring old missile testing?

I guess you could tell me but you'd have to X me.
Posted by: ....J~

Re: No new orders today - 08/10/10 02:09 AM

I'll PM you with it. Not something I want on a message board just anyone can read.

J~
Posted by: bpojoe

Re: No new orders today - 08/10/10 11:44 AM

well looks like a lot of people have a lot of time on their hands lately--

are these the same folks who said we were going to have a flood?
hmm--funny huh?


no matter what i say--it will be disagreed with--but like i said before--
believe the crap that is spewed--or believe your own lying eyes!

so far i have been right!

as far as red states and blue states--there is mountains of evidence that 'liberal' areas are more affluent and less of a burden on society that conservative--just a fact.
but hey--Utah may be beautiful--but how many people live there?
2,784,572 --about the same as miami dade COUNTY-i rest my case--again--

as far as Dakotas? "Last year, South Dakota turned at least 100 miles of asphalt road surfaces to gravel. " due to lack of money~

again--we will check back in a couple of months and see who was right?

i am at least glad i could keep many here entertained while waiting for the flood?
Just call me moses--i am working on my ARC right now--
i call it PLAN B-
hehehe
Posted by: DueDiligence

Re: No new orders today - 08/10/10 01:00 PM

"Just call me moses--i am working on my ARC right now--"

Your arc here has likely reached maximum apogee and entered the crash/burn event sequence.
Posted by: ....J~

Re: No new orders today - 08/10/10 09:58 PM

Oi. BPOjoe reminds me of an old greek tale when he speaks of 'ARC's'. I'm just waiting for the wax wings to melt. I wonde which will self correct first, his RCI or his spelling.

J~
Posted by: Doin' bpose

Re: No new orders today - 08/10/10 10:14 PM

Quote:
"Just call me moses--i am working on my ARC right now--"

Your arc here has likely reached maximum apogee and entered the crash/burn event sequence.

Funny about the crash and burn.

Are we writing about the Ark 8P0jOe? You don't need to be a Bishop to get this one right. It was Noah who built that bad boy, not Moses. You're baiting me I am sure.

Incidentally, the nurse on duty when my wife gave birth to our 3rd baby was an extra in the movie Evan The Almighty, which was playing in the hospital room while she was on duty. If you haven't seen the movie, it's pretty good--a story about a guy who builds an Ark. Wild.

I will never be able to tell that story again with such enthusiasm.
Posted by: bpojoe

Re: No new orders today - 08/11/10 12:00 AM

here is what i really love about the 'good' and pious reli-gulous right of America..
besides being superstitious, paranoid sheep that will follow any whack job who claims to 'love the lord'--- in the same breath that i am told of how 'good' they are and how bad I am, comes a tirade of attacks accompanied with words of war, guns, revolution , vulgarity and hate—but maybe it is just me—I do not quite get hypocrisy and blind stupid hate!
Maybe I should watch more fox huh>?
But for the more objective reader—yes I misspelled ARK—
I am not sure about the reference to Icarus though—that is kind of weird. Anything to do with the Brueghel poem? I must have missed something—it has been a while since I read the story!

Never the less—
Here is a good way to see if Joe’s ‘wings’ will burn!
1. The Dems will maintain control of the house and senate
2. After the election—around December we will begin to see a boost in the economy –bigger than the small monthly increases we have seen the rest of the year-
3. Bpos will stay about like they are now and there may be a bump in November-but December will be slow.
4. The real estate market will stay about the same till around next March
5. Glenn Becks ratings will continue to fall and by next year the conservative right wing hate machine will be muted by undeniable progess—lets say April and May—at which time BPOs will still not be what they were the last couple years!

See—I put it right here in writing—lets see if I am wrong.
We now know that those of you who were waiting for the ‘flood’ were all wet—but not from the flood.
America has not fallen into anarchy—even though many here would like that.
Armageddon has not begun—and if it has it is pretty lame!
Just admit folks—the 8 years of conservative rule was a massive failure—unless you want to blame Clinton?
So if Clinton is responsible for the 8 years of disastrous economics (called the Bush years) and Obama is responsible for the last 2—when will we get the fruits of the 8 years of conservative rule?
Oh –I know—when thing turn around next year—that will be because of Bush?
Hehehe
Sorry folks—we will not go back to another dark ages—this is the time for enlightenment and global association –it is bigger than ignorance, fear and hate—this you can bet on!

Good news? Millions more immigrants are coming to America and they will need housing!
Posted by: northtxbroker

Re: No new orders today - 08/11/10 12:56 AM

Originally Posted By: bpojoe
as far as red states and blue states--there is mountains of evidence that 'liberal' areas are more affluent and less of a burden on society that conservative--just a fact.


According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, the states facing the worst budget deficits and most economic hardships are California, Oklahoma, Arizona, New Jersey, New York, Hawaii, Nevada, Colorado, and Michigan. Only two of those states are red (AZ and OK) based on the last election.

According to the Department of Labor, the states with the worst unemployment rates are Nevada, Michigan, California, Rhode Island, Florida, Mississippi, South Carolina, Oregon/Ohio (tied), and Illinois. Only two of those states went red in 2008 (MS and SC).

The states with the worst foreclosure rates are Nevada, Florida, Michigan, California, Colorado, Ohio, Georgia, Arizona, Illinois, and Indiana. Again, only two of those states went red in 2008 (AZ and GA).

22 states went red in 2008 while 28 went blue. So, 44% of the states are red yet only 20% of them end up on these lists consisting of the worst economic factors we are facing as a nation right now. Surprise, surprise, bpojoe is wrong yet again. Let's see what he comes up with next...should be good.
Posted by: ....J~

Re: No new orders today - 08/11/10 01:36 AM

BPOjoe,

Your facts are so far off it's hard to believe you've had any formal education at all. Maybe we should start with the basics of why the board has no reason to believe you.

First, it's hard to believe anyone when they get basic facts incorrect. Noah was in the 'Arc' not Moses. You don't have to even be religous to know this. They have, as Doin pointed out, made several modern set stories about this well known story.

Second, your statement: 'as far as red states and blue states--there is mountains of evidence that 'liberal' areas are more affluent and less of a burden on society that conservative--just a fact.' One of the biggest states I can think of that is liberal would be California. Currently, I can't think of anyone who would state that California is in the black. They're having a hard time paying for the water supply that Utah provides them. When you are a state that cannot afford to pay your water contract that is desperatly needed to provide your citizens with clean drinking water, you have severe problems. Utah's unemployment rate is currently 7% apx - California's is 12%. The homeownership rate in CA is 56.5% where as Utah's homeownership rate is 73.9%.

So reading this data, if you are in Utah, you have a better chance of keeping your job and making enough to own your property.

Now your statement about being a drain on society, well currently California is becoming a drain on not only it's own citizens but the rest of the nation. Or do you not remember the following news story 'Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger asked for $6.9 billion in federal funds in his state-budget proposal Friday and warned that state health and welfare programs would be threatened without the emergency help.'

Now before you go off on that I'm just a 'red' and thats what I'm saying this so it must not be true. I'm actually a Dem but