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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, you have access to a wide array of benefits, marketing tools, educational opportunities, and discount programs designed to help you succeed in today’s changing REO market.


REO Red Book

The REO Red Book is the premier resource for lenders, servicers, and asset managers looking for well-qualified, highly experienced, fully-vetted agents and brokers.

Work Assignment Program

The FORCE network is in partnership with various organizations that are periodically in need of services provided by residential real estate agents and brokerage firms, including REO listings, short sale, deed in lieu, and valuation and market analysis.

"Your recent calls prompted me to sign up for Equator and implement your discount. This came at the best time ever and saved me so much time and money. Thank you Five Star for reaching out to me. I feel like I'm headed in the right direction."

Barbara Kuzma

Kuzma Success Realty

"The Five Star Conference is the only conference I attend year after year without fail! I gained a new client that assigned an asset to us while at this conference before I even returned home! I attribute the bulk of my current success directly to my FORCE membership."

Dawn Doleh

Russell Real Estate Services

"This is my second year as a member. Your newsletter topics are great, and you have these educational webinars. I’m very happy with the Five Star FORCE."

Nicholas Verdi

Option 1 Realty Group

"The goal of the FORCE is to become a recognized voice in the REO market by forming strategic alliances that provide transparency between the agent and client. The FORCE provides guidance to help agents retain their client base and focus on new relationships. Have your voice heard."