Len in order to get into the REO Listing business you have to know who are the companies in your area handling the majority of teh reo's. First check with banks you already refer buyers to for mortgages. Then search your mls and teh deed transfers for names of banks and who they are using to manage their assets. Now in order to move from being on a list to actually getting a listing, most companies use a ratings system where you cpmplete bpo's, some pay and some dont and if you complete them quickly and correctly you earn points with some or you earn your name getting noticed with others. When these houses get bought back at foreclosure auction they are assigned to teh agents who have worked hard for that asset manager. Now buying a list of name sis a waste of money as most companies change their asset managers terrotories regularly and most AM's dont answer the phone anyway, just emails... Now i have to agree that the most aggravating part is seeing out of town agents and now even agents from out fo state getting listings in my area, they dont maintain them, they dont show them to buyers and i dont think they even submit all the offers. How they get any listings is beyond me. So if you want to break into the market, bpos are the only truely way to earn your way in, once you are in, AM's talk and refer you to other AM's at different companies and it grows from there.