I've worked with only one good REO listing agent. the rest have been terrible.
Without going into all the details about the industry right now, I can safely say that ethics, common courtesy, good manners, service, and honesty have taken a serious drop in the past 1.5 years when dealing with REOs or short sales. I blame the banks for allowing it to happen. Other agents and the public don't have a strong enough voice to try and change it.
There are so many first time buyers and investors looking for good deals on single family homes that sometimes it is like a feeding frenzy. Let us know what youu're looking for and we'll try to keep you in mind if we have something that fits your parameters.