Some lenders only take agents who have REO experience and other take agents without REO experience. Let me know if you'd like more info.
Also, whenever I met another REO agent, I would ask them if there was anything they could do to put in a good word for me with their asset management company. (Although you probably won't have much luck getting local REO agents to help you take their business ;) )
Somehow, somewhere, my name finally popped up at the top of somebody's list and I've been busting my hump in the wild world of REO's ever since.
Yes I am with Keller Williams. We found out just how strong the KW family ties are after the storms. KW cares, through agent donations, put out a lot of money to help agents and their families that suffered loss from the storms. It was awesome to witness first hand!