I'm sure that I'm not alone in my thoughts and that this is going on in more places than just SW Florida but it bothers me more and more. What is it? The REO agent's that just don't seem to do their assets justice.
I pride myself in my work. I treat REO listings the same as a traditional listing. They get equal attention (most of the time more). They get the same amount of advertising, the MLS description is written to SELL the property and I always have a multitude of pictures of the property. Signs are placed on the property immediately and someone is always available to answer questions about the property.
On the other hand, I see BIG REO agents in my area that just don't appear to be putting any pride into their work. You have agents that put only one photo of the property into the MLS.....and that pic?....it came directly from the tax assessor's website, so they didn't even bother to go out and take a photo themselves. There is one agent in the area that takes a picture of the inside of the toilet bowl and puts it in every one of his listings. And oh, some of the MLS descriptions! "Bank Owned Property" .....that took a lot of thought!
We all know how difficult it is to break into the REO business. It is very aggravating to know that I would do the best possible job for these companies if I had their listings yet I see these other agents that just don't seem to appreciate what they have.