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Exploring Ethics in REO

real estate agent, realtor, homeowner, hispanic, familyOn Thursday, February 15, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. CST, the Five Star FORCE (The Federation of REO Certified Experts) will host the “Ethics Matter” webinar. The presentation will focus on the value of ethics in real estate as agents and brokers help customers achieve the American Dream of Homeownership.

In the “Ethics Matter” webinar, Tara Nagelhout, FORCE Advisory Council Member and Principal Broker at Emerald Valley Real Estate, will break down why it’s crucial for real estate agents to uphold a code of ethics that creates honest and fair dealings with all of their clients. In addition to a Q&A session with Nagelhout, the webinar will focus on topics such as:

  • The difference between a client and a customer
  • How an agent’s fiduciary duty to their client impacts their interactions with homebuyers
  • Leaving your preconceived ideas at the door
  • The challenges and intricacies of working in REO
  • REO paperwork challenges
  • In distressed sales, everything is not negotiable
  • Getting the best results for your selling partner
  • The importance of disclosure

To register for the webinar, click here.

The Five Star 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.

You can find a list of recent webinars from the FORCE Webinar series on the official FORCE website. They include “Women-Owned Small Business 101,” presented by the American Mortgage Diversity Council; “Channeling New Marketing Strategies in Real Estate,” presented by Altisource; “A Look at Resolve by Lowe’s, Hosted by Alacrity”; and “State of the FORCE With Five Star President and CEO, Ed Delgado.”

For more information on The Five Star FORCE, click here.

About David Wharton

David Wharton, Online Editor at the Five Star Institute, is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington, where he received his B.A. in English and minored in Journalism. Wharton has over 15 years of experience in journalism and previously worked at Thomson Reuters, a multinational mass media and information firm, as Associate Content Editor, focusing on producing media content related to tax and accounting principles and government rules and regulations for accounting professionals. Wharton has an extensive and diversified portfolio of freelance material, with published contributions in both online and print media publications. Wharton and his family currently reside in Arlington, Texas. He can be reached at David.Wharton@DSNews.com.

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