Mick Michaud, Your Texas Lifestyle is Here! (Distinctly Texas Lifestyle Properties, LLC  Office:682/498-3107)

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Rainmaker
1,361,645
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

I'm a member of Tootsie-Pop, not NAB-POP 

Feb 13, 2017 01:59 PM
Ambassador
5,763,754
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I had to look it up, surprised to hear that there was an assn for these often under paid and under appreciated agents.

Feb 13, 2017 07:47 AM
Ambassador
1,906,630
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Did not know there is such an association.  My initial reaction was it might be worth joining just to see what they offer.  Then I noticed it is $220 per year OR a $135 set-up fee PLUS 9.99 per month.  The fact they charge an upfront set-up fee makes me suspicious.   There doesn't appear to be any free trial period and the refund policy is a bit convoluted.  

Let us know if you decide to try it and give us a review.  

Feb 13, 2017 08:07 AM
Rainmaker
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

I'm a member of NOBPO'sPLS

Feb 13, 2017 05:09 PM
Rainer
2,187
Wess Short
RealtySouth - Birmingham, AL
Working Everday For You

I have been a member since 2014 and have had the C-REPS designation since 2017. I'm not sure about these set up fees or monthly charges since I never experienced them. A matter of fact the only fee is a yearly membership fee of $75. The course and designation is free, but you do pay $75 and must get certified on a yearly basis. The organization is basically a data base of competent REALTORS for banks and BPO companies. The data base also gives the agent a chance to use a reverse data base to find work from legitimate banks and BPO companies. It is not necessary to be a member, but all REALTORS should be aware some illegitimate BPO companies will use you and never pay you!  The C-REPS designation (Certified Real Estate Pricing Specialist) and NABPOP membership are great for marketing especially when finding REO's!

Apr 17, 2022 12:19 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Mick Michaud - I have not heard of them. If they are in BPO, I have not done BPOs either.

Feb 13, 2017 10:58 PM
Rainmaker
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Nope.

Feb 13, 2017 08:36 PM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

  Sounds hokey, with an upfront fee and monthly charge.  Not for me, thanks.

Feb 13, 2017 07:28 PM
Rainmaker
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Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Bob Crane makes an excellent point!

Feb 13, 2017 06:43 PM
Rainmaker
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I had to check the answers out of curiosity. I used to do 50 BPOIs a month including commerical ones in the meltdown years. Glad I don't do them anymore.

Feb 13, 2017 02:49 PM
Rainmaker
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Agent Retired

Since I've never heard of it I doubt it has any value to the public. Keep your wallet close & closed.

Feb 13, 2017 10:12 AM
Rainmaker
947,191
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

I got good BPO/BOV training via Real Estate Pro Guides. I think $125 one time. I don't know if they're still around or not this was 7 years ago. I had no need to join NABPOP after that.

Feb 13, 2017 09:40 AM
Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

not a member...never been a member.... never will be a member...

Feb 13, 2017 08:42 AM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I am not aware of this association and would say if you have researched it and are still in doubt you are better off passing.

Feb 13, 2017 08:35 AM
Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

I looked it up, and Bob Crane makes a good point.  

Feb 13, 2017 07:56 AM
Rainmaker
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I have heard of this group, but didn't join. I took the BPOR course because I wanted to see if I knew as much as I thought I did. I passed the final test with a 100%. I also found a mistake in the course and pointed it out. There really is no benefit to have either certification. 

Feb 14, 2017 06:13 PM
Rainmaker
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Have fun spending your hard-earned money.

Feb 14, 2017 01:45 PM
Rainmaker
7,052,178
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Nope.

Feb 14, 2017 08:56 AM
Rainmaker
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Doesn't sound like anything I'd be interested in

But hey, pay the fee and let us know how it works out for you

Feb 14, 2017 07:31 AM
Rainmaker
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I complete quite a few of bpo's. I can say i did not join because i did not see the cost bringing back a return greater than the cost. I aim to complete 2 bpos a day and can average 2-4 very easily in between doing all the duties of a listing and selling agent. I have mad rushes where a bank or asset mamanegent company can assign 10 or 20 at a time with 5-7 days to complete. Here are my keys, choose the companies that actially assign listings and choose those first. If i have free time I may grab orders from a bpo mill if they pay well and are in an area i will be in. It is great extra money. knowing how to complete a bpo quickly and correctly the first time. A bpo should take less 30 minutes to complete and do it right. the time to go get pictures should be less 30 minute round trip. I like to get pictures in my travels so i am not going out of my may aka wasting time. DO a good job and they will hire you again. 

Feb 14, 2017 05:45 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I have no idea what NABPOP is... and why ask us if you know most of us don't know?

Feb 14, 2017 03:56 AM
Rainmaker
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

No.

Feb 14, 2017 03:24 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

As Corinne Guest, Managing Broker said, move along...your time as a real estate agent is far more valuable than what they pay!

Feb 13, 2017 08:34 PM
Rainmaker
3,986,000
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I have never heard of it so I would say run!

Feb 13, 2017 06:36 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I am with Corinne Guest, Managing Broker on this. 

Feb 13, 2017 06:36 PM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

 I am not familiar with this organization .....

Feb 13, 2017 03:47 PM
Rainmaker
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

All memberships can be exploited if that was determined BEFORE you give them your money.

In this case, the client is the bank. How will YOU use Na-boop to open the door to the bank's asset managers office.

IF this is not your plan, you are consigning yourself to a "exchange time for money" arrangement which is NEVER good for a profit minded business owner.

Feb 13, 2017 12:46 PM
Rainmaker
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Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

We did BPOs and never heard of this organization. We got along just fine without, but it also wasn't a main part of our business, just a secondary as we had time sort of thing. I suppose if you want to make it a primary income generator for your business maybe it is worth it, I dont know. Does it get your foot in the door with banks for REOs?

Feb 13, 2017 12:16 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I am not.

Feb 13, 2017 10:38 AM
Rainmaker
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Corinne Guest, Managing Broker 

Let me save you some subscription fee. Free sign up thru this link:

http://reopro.ning.com/page/partners-1

Good luck,

Sam 

Feb 13, 2017 10:31 AM
Rainmaker
4,347,537
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Sorry not experience with them.

Feb 13, 2017 10:14 AM
Rainmaker
1,431,861
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Never heard of it.

Feb 13, 2017 10:14 AM
Rainmaker
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

I am not familiar with this organization.

Feb 13, 2017 09:42 AM
Rainmaker
864,358
Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

I did not know such association existed. I would just skip along and invest on other marketing products. I did lots of bpo during the recession, however, that market is dwindling due to recent shortage of foreclosures.

Feb 13, 2017 09:22 AM
Rainmaker
809,402
Susan Laxson CRS
Premiere Plus Realty - Naples, FL
Realtor in Naples & Marco Island, FL

Did not know there was an association for this - will look into it.

Feb 13, 2017 08:10 AM