Frequently Asked Questions

 

General


 

What is the FORCE’s application process?

The application process for the FORCE includes a background check, E&O insurance verification, Residential Real Estate License verification, NAID Number verification, and a reference check. This is to ensure that we mirror our reputation of elite REO brokers/agents.

 

What areas are within the FORCE network?

With agents in 46 of 50 states, as well as in Puerto Rico and Washington D.C., the FORCE is a national membership group with representation in every major population center.

 

What type of networking opportunities does the FORCE provide?

FORCE membership grants exclusive access to private Five Star Conference events including the FORCE Rally, FORCE Power Hour, and After-Party, but members are also provided networking opportunities all year long through events including the Spring FORCE Forum, as well as expertly taught webinars, newsletter coverage and spotlights, and special invitations and discounts from partners of the FORCE throughout the year.

 

Work Assignment Program


 

How are the agents that are referred for assignments chosen?

Agents are chosen through multiple parameters including but not limited to proximity to the assignment.

 

What partners work within the FORCE Work Assignment Program?

The FORCE is currently working with several banks, non-banks, and institutional investors that wish to keep their identity withheld until the date of agreement.

 

How can I receive assignment referrals from the FORCE?

As the FORCE receives new assignments, they are posted to FiveStarFORCE.com, and alerts are sent out to our members through email and texts. When you see a zip code within an area your office services, call or email the FORCE team to receive information on the assignment.

 

Why must I be a FORCE agent to participate in the Work Assignment Program?

Our referral partners rely on the FORCE’s extensive vetting process to establish relationships with agents that meet their requirements.

 

Do I have to pay for assignments?

No. The FORCE membership fee covers your participation in the Work Assignment Program. The program is an extension of the membership. Since the program is not a benefit, there is no cost for participating.

 

I am a new member. When can I expect my first listing?

As a facilitator for our referral partners, we can in no way guarantee listings. We are simply a conduit of communication between institutions and our agent/broker network.

 

Advisory Council


 

How can I be part of the Advisory Council?

The FORCE holds Council elections every two-three years. At that time, anyone in good current standing and with three years in FORCE can apply to join the Advisory Council.

 

Who decides who is on the Council?

Council members are chosen through a simple majority vote of the membership at large.

 

Is there an extra fee to be part of the Council?

No. There is no fee or compensation for holding a position on the Advisory Council.

 

Diversity and Inclusion Council


 

How can I be part of the Diversity and Inclusion Council?

The FORCE holds open elections every two years at which time any FORCE member in good standing and with three years in the FORCE can be considered for the Diversity and Inclusion Council and its subsidiary groups.

 

Is there an extra fee to be part of the Council?

No. There is no fee or compensation for holding a position on the D&I Council.

 

If I am in the American Mortgage Diversity and Inclusion Directory, am I automatically a member of the D&I Council?

No. The American Mortgage Diversity and Inclusion Directory is a publication that FORCE members are included in as a partnership agreement, and stands alone from the FORCE D&I Council.

 

Five Star Conference


 

Why can’t I go to the DAS and PAS event at the Conference?

These events are privately held in conjunction with the Five Star Conference. We do not send the guest list, nor do we set the event.

 

Is there an extra charge to go to the FORCE Rally and Power Hour?

No. The Five Star Conference FORCE Rally and Power Hour are included in your Conference registration or Conference Membership Package.