Prepare now to manage REO (real estate-owned) inventory growth

February 2011
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Prepare now to manage REO (real estate-owned) inventory growth

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Now is the time to start strengthening your REO infrastructure to control costs and optimize returns. Industry experts have long warned of a massive and growing shadow inventory of real estate that is set to hit financial institutions’ books as REO properties.

Now is the time to start strengthening your REO (real estate-owned) infrastructure to control costs and optimize returns. The predicted surge of REO properties will likely place financial institutions at risk for increased losses. These challenges not only can - but must - be overcome as the costs of maintaining and liquidating REOs will only increase as they continue to saturate the market.

You can help your organization meet the demands of a high-volume REO environment by:
  • Setting a strategy to optimize returns
  • Assessing your resource requirements
  • Strengthening your infrastructure
  • Establishing relevant, meaningful modeling and performance reporting