FORCE Membership Benefits
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 do more than just meet expectations; they can exceed them by staying up-to-date with latest industry changes and educational offerings.
The FORCE will work with you to grow your business through co-marketing opportunities such as those available through the Five Star Conference.
The FORCE is continuously working to provide productive partnerships for our members. You can now connect with leaders of the industry in ways that enhance and grow your business.
As a member of the FORCE, your compliance is verified, making you a more reputable and marketable contact. Agents and brokers must have at least three years of experience in REO or have sold over 100 REO properties to be eligible to join our network. In addition, FORCE members are fully vetted for the following:
- Residential real estate license verification.
- Errors and Omissions (E&O) Insurance verification.
- Background checks as requested by asset managers and investors.
- Name Address Identifier (NAID) verification as requested by clients.
- Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) verification as requested by clients.
- Ethical conduct expectations.
Members receive regular credential inspection to safeguard their elite standing within the industry and ensure a superior quality of service from the FORCE national network. FORCE membership opportunities are limited at a state level in order to maintain a balance between regional REO volumes and the number of available FORCE representatives available to serve those markets.
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. Our online community starts with Facebook, where we’ve established a private forum for interacting with your fellow members and sharing professional insights. The quarterly newsletter, tailored email messaging, and DS News are great ways to keep up with mortgage industry updates and best practices. Our blog is also a good way to catch up on member news, market trends, upcoming events, and advice from agents to agents. Click here to view our communication templates.
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 certifications. FORCE webinars feature presentations from industry leaders and subject matter experts on topics relevant to our members, and attendees get the added benefit of having their contact information sent directly to the presenter for potential new business.
We continuously strive to provide inclusive opportunities and productive partnerships for FORCE members. Our network is in partnership with various organizations in need of residential REO agent/broker services through the FORCE Work Assignment Program. Services provided include REO sales, short sales, deeds-in-lieu, valuations, and market analysis.
The FORCE will work with you to grow your business through co-marketing opportunities, complimentary marketing materials, actionable professional analyses, sponsorship and authorship 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. Members are also exclusively invited to attend the annual FORCE Rally, one of the most popular events at the Five Star Conference, and to participate in additional private networking opportunities with potential clients in the asset management, investment, and servicing communities.
REO Red Book
REO Red Book is the resource REO and distressed asset managers turn to when they want to quickly find qualified, experienced residential agents and brokers to move their properties. Published annually and available online, REO Red Book is distributed to lenders, service providers, REO and distressed asset managers, REO real estate agents and brokers, broadening your exposure in the industry.
All FORCE members are urged to keep their profiles current on reoredbook.com, so interested companies know they’re looking at the most up-to-date information available.
DS News Advertising
For even more individual exposure, advertising in DS News is a good option, at a 15% discount for FORCE members. Much of our readership is part of the asset management community, and you can customize your ad to deliver precisely the branding that you want, from selecting the color scheme to writing the ad copy— even publishing ads targeted specifically for the Five Star Conference and other industry events.
Five Star Conference Sponsorships
From booth sponsorships to branded takeaways, a sponsorship at the Five Star Conference can help maximize your exposure during the industry’s largest event, at a 15% discount.
FORCE members attending the Five Star Conference and Expo are exclusively invited to attend the annual FORCE Rally, one of the most popular events hosted at the Five Star Conference and Expo each year. The Rally features presentations from industry leaders and panel discussions. During the FORCE Happy Hour directly following the Rally, members enjoy additional private opportunities to connect with colleagues and potential clients from asset management companies, investment firms, servicing companies, and government entities.
One of the highly anticipated events at the Five Star Conference is the annual FORCE Rally, a members-only event that connects industry leaders from asset management, investment, and servicing communities with an elite network of residential REO agents and brokers.