I have heard the question: How do I get around the agent on an REO?
Banks want to get rid of their property as quickly as possible so they list the property with a real estate agent as quickly as possible. The only way to get a real estate agent out of the picture would be to get to the bank before they give the property to an agent.
When you see a property you have interest in that will soon be going to auction you can let the bank know that you will be willing to give them (the bank) an offer if it does become an REO. The bank can create an offer list for the property then if the bank takes the property back they can contact you for your offer.
The other way would be to get into good graces with the bank and have them send you properties they have not sent to Realtors.
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