The Federation of REO Certified Experts (FORCE) is the Five Star Institute’s REO member organization comprised of pre-screened, certified, and experienced REO agents.

Focused on the improvement of REO agent performance through lender and servicer driven education, the FORCE acts as a conduit of communication between the REO agent/broker community and the servicing shops they serve.

Through significant investment in broker oversight, education, and communication delivery the REO servicing industry can obtain tangible, bottom line benefits when using this established network to address their brokerage needs.


As a member of the FORCE, your compliance is verified, making you a more reputable and marketable contact.



FORCE members have access to critical industry information through the Voice of the FORCE newsletter, DS News magazine, email blasts, and social media and text message alerts.


FORCE members can exceed expectations by staying up-to-date with the latest industry changes and educational offerings through the FORCE Webinar Series and Five Star’s new certification programs.


The FORCE will work with you to grow your business through co-marketing opportunities and annual exposure in REO Red Book, the official membership directory of the FORCE and the industry’s most trusted guide to the highest qualified agents and brokers.


We continuously strive to provide inclusive opportunities and productive partnerships for FORCE members, including our Diversity and Inclusion Affinity Groups and the Work Assignment Program.

I wanted to personally thank you for making my first conference a very pleasurable, memorable, and productive experience. I thought the overall layout and flow of how the conference happened, all the side meetings available, and how well organized it all was made it productive.
Your staff was extremely friendly, helpful, and well informed.

Ryan Knab

Coldwell Banker

“Attending the Five Star Conference in Dallas is one of the highlights of my year, and there is a wealth of experience that you will not find anywhere else. The Five Star is literally ‘the FORCE’ that drives your business.”

Steve Pagano

Pagano Properties

“I received a good bank contract from Five Star FORCE, and the webinars are good information. “

Lisa Revis

Revision Real Estate

The goal of the FORCE is to become a recognized voice in the REO market by forming strategic alliances that provide transparency and facilitate communication between agents and clients in asset management, investment, and servicing. The FORCE provides guidance to help members retain their client base and focus on new relationships. Create quality connections and have your voice heard.