This week the BPO University, based in Bellingham, WA, announced that it will host its first of many continuing education-approved BPO Course. This is a giant step for the company and for real estate agents alike. Historically BPO courses were expensive, somewhat haphazard, and offered nothing in the way of education credits which are mandatory in every state in order to keep licenses active. This all changed thanks to the arduous efforts of one woman - Nicole Ocean.
In 2006 Nicole recognized the need for higher learning in the BPO (Broker Price Opinion) sector of real estate - a niche' that was essential to the HELOC (Home Equity Line of Credit), REFI (Re-finance), and REO (foreclosure) businesses to mention a few. This skill provided a benefit that typically doubled a real estate agent's income-making potential by simultaneously offering a paid service (completing the BPO for the client) as well as the potential for listing a property which the agent assisted in determining its value through the BPO process. This niche' was fairly unknown at the time that Nicole began utilizing another hidden talent - eBook publishing - which quickly changed during the sub-prime mortgage meltdown of Wall Street that was felt around the globe.
Fast-forward 4 years and Nicole is paving the way for new education, technology, and opportunity across the country. Again, Nicole has selflessly placed endless hours of effort into convincing the Washington state board that her class was suitable for CE credit to Washington licensed real estate agents. The course takes BPO to new heights providing insight into the business which cannot be found through a mere Google search.
With all of the fly-by-night web-based companies popping up in this industry it becomes all the more important in a tight economy to know you're trusting your investment with a reputable company as well as investing in your business wisely. ROI (Return on Investment) is a very popular term and notion in the current real estate market and the BPO University is fully aware of this fact.
WARNING: Do not attend this course unless you are committed to your business and expect to put forth every effort to internalize and execute what is being taught.