Christie Mil…, Home Buyer in Ann Arbor, MI

Why would a bank do 3, yes 3 BPOs on a short sale property?

Asked by Christie Miller, Ann Arbor, MI Mon Oct 31, 2011

I was under the impression after a BPO I should recieve an answer shortly?

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You cannot use logic as a means to understands banks. They are motivated by two things; greed and fear. Right now fear is ruling. I work in the Bryant-Pattengill areas if I can help anything.

David Wallner
Prudential Snyder and Company
734 649-2710
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It's as Karen said ...

Banks usually order 2 BPOs on each property. If both BPOs do not come in at about the same market value, then a 3rd is ordered to see which of the two previous BPOs is closer to the current market value.
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Good Morning!! As everyone has said nobody can second guess what the lenders are doing. In my experience in doing BPO's for lenders. I find that when the 1st 2 BPO's are more than 10% apart they will either order an appraisal or a 3rd BPO.

Good Luck,

Karen Paytas, GRI, CMS
Real Living Kee Realty
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David is exactly right, you can't use logic to understand a bank's actions.

Often there will be different people at banks who make decisions about a particular file. One may have no idea what another is doing.

There is no guarantee that you will get a response after one, two, or three Broker Price Opinions (BPO).

There could have been data in the BPOs that conflicts with what was already in the file, they could have discovered conflicts of interest in the BPOs, there really is no way to know.

Good luck with your efforts.
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When I was doing a lot of BPO's I did several for the same property over a short period of time and sometimes fro different BPO companies for the same property. Banks get second opinions and do more BPO's after a few weeks or a month to be able to cover their butts from their bosses.
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They are not required to tell you anything about their internal process. I am surprised they told you they have done three BPO’s.
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Hi Christie,

Were the 3 BPOs done within a reasonable time frame? If they were done months apart, this could be a reason. Or, if the BPOs were not done correctly, this could be another reason. It is hard to answer this without knowing all the conditions. Have your Realtor ask the Listing Agent to find out from the Short Sale lender(s) why they are doing multiple BPOs.

Shanna Rogers
SR Realty
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