So, I'm opening up my junk e-mail account to review and delete the 60+ spamming advertisements a day. It's a the e-mail account that my wife and I have listed with our Association and somehow for whatever reason this particular e-mail account has fallen into the hands of every e-mail spammer imaginable trying to sell you the next great thing in real estate. (So... when we get two e-mail spams for the same advertisement, it's very obvious where they got the e-mail list.)
We don't use this account anymore for everyday business but we do have to keep it active since it's a very old account and occasionally something important does come across.
One particular e-mail (double e-mail so I'm sure several other REALTORS received it also) that stood out had a domain name that appears to be a violation of the REALTOR trademark so I had to open this one up to read. Here is a quote from the e-mail:
"Some BPOs result in a listing, some do not, but at least you are making money for performing them."
Basically, it's an advertisement to pay for a directory listing on their website to be listed as a real estate agent that will perform BPO's for REO Asset Managers. First of all, I would not pay for a directory listing on a domain name that is in violation of the REALTOR trademark and second, if you are a Nevada real estate agent then you might want to read the following bulletin from the Nevada Real Estate Division before considering doing BPO's for a fee to supplement your income.
(I'm certainly not an Attorney so you can form your own opinion of what all of that means.)
Paul Francis, ABR,CRS | Coldwell Banker Premier | Las Vegas Real Estate | 702.592.3058