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About a year ago I got a list of bpo companies for which I proceeded to sign up.  It took about a month to get rolling, but after that, I was getting a lot of orders.  Mainly I was working with FARVV(super cheap payment, last minute requests for changes), Lighthouse (not real excited to wait 90 d...
I've been working with a great couple from Oceanside who are first time home buyers and are also engaged to be married next year.  We've been looking for a home for them since July.  Yes, July. A lot of people think that since its a buyer's market that it should be EASY to get a smokin' deal on a...
I was looking for a bpo company someone had mentioned on AR and found Advantage Valuation company.  I got to page 4 and they are asking for $149!!  I don't even know how long that membership fee is good for - a lifetime, a month, a year??? It sounds like Advantage Valuation is trying to take adva...
I found out some interesting information on a company for which I am signed up to do BPO orders.  Main Street is a company that sends out email blasts to apparently about 50 agents in my area for orders.  I see the email, I log on, and guess what. No order. How many times has that happened? So I ...
For some reason this daylight savings time is really hitting me! I feel like I rush around to get things done before the dreaded 5pm when the sun goes down for the day.  My son was home from school today and so I was nagging him to do the dishes and start his laundry before the day was over!! I c...
Well October 1, 2008 came and went and everyone who was waiting for the "miracle" of hope for homeowners turned out to be just a dream.  To date I have yet to hear of any banks cooperating with this supposedly wonderful idea of reducing principle for homeowners who want to stay in their homes ess...
This going to be a VERY fun night and all proceeds will go to scholarships for local high school seniors. The movie is about Realtors and includes scenes such as "Farming", "BK Homes", and "Insider Trading". There are faces and names that most everyone in the industry will recognize and a few sur...
There are so many pitfalls and things to consider when you are looking at a short sale.  Unfortunately many agents are making the process harder for themselves and our clients which in turn continues to give short sales a bad rap. Recently my clients had an offer in on a property that was exactly...

Susan Manning