NABPOP Membership Benefits
NABPOP membership is a great way to get started doing BPOs, advance your BPO business, and to increase real estate skills. The following are benefits overview is available to NABPOP members at no additional charge:
- BPO Certification Testing (Click here to auto-scroll) ⇓
- BPO Course ⇓
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- C-REPS Designation (upon certification) ⇓
- BPO/REO Company Directory (to sign up with) ⇓
- BPO/REO Company black list (avoid these companies)
- Inclusion in the following Search Directories: ⇓
- BPO Professionals
- General Public (searching for agents/brokers)
- Other Members (member networking & referrals)
- Access to BPO Orders Bulletin Board ⇓
- Exclusive chat & e-mail forums ⇓
- BPO Resources ⇓
- Customization Profile ⇓
- BPO Political Advocacy, Agents Rights, Collective voice for agents/brokers ⇓
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NABPOP Benefits Details
The BPO Certification Testing is taken on-line from the member’s profile and can be taken at any time (BPO Course completion is not required to become certified, but recommended). The test is available within 24 hours of sign up as a member. A score of 80% is required to pass the test and become certified. The test is available to members at no additional cost.
The BPO Course is available to members on-line and/or as a downloadable and printable E-book. The e-book can also be viewed on a kindle or e-book reading device. NABPOP members can access the BPO Education at any time on the Member’s only website. The BPO Course is self-paced and is presented as a series of illustrated web pages. The BPO Course is not a lock-step course and there are no timers. There are no deadlines nor time-frames. Although the BPO Course is self-paced, it takes approximately 6 hours to complete (for planning purposes). The BPO Course is available to members at no additional cost and is available immediately upon sign up.
Members can utilize the Directory of BPO & REO Companies in order to sign up for more BPO opportunities. The Directory of BPO & REO Companies has over 90 BPO & REO companies that Members can sign up with. The companies in the BPO & REO Directory have been verified and are legitimate companies. Unfortunately there are companies who promise to pay for valuation services and end up not paying or BPO vendors have to relentlessly prod the companies to get paid. NABPOP monitors complaints and removes companies who accumulate complaints. NABPOP publishes a black list of less than reputable companies for members.
Members have the option of being included in the Directory of BPO Professionals. Members can select as large of a service area with no limits to the number of Zip Codes, Cities, and Counties that they choose for their service area. Members also choose the Directory for which they want their information to appear in, from their Member’s profile. A Member’s information can be included in any combination of directories – at any time simply by updating their profile. The Directories are geared and placed on sites to be searched by the following groups:
- BPO and REO Companies/banks/lending institutions/Loan Servicers
- Real Estate Investors
- General Public
A Full Member receives the designation Real Estate Pricing Specialist (REPS) until they become BPO Certified. Once certified, the member is conferred the designation – Certified Real Estate Pricing Specialist .
Designations available to Full Members:
- C-REPS – Certified Real Estate Pricing Specialist (upon certification)
- REPS –Real Estate Pricing Specialist
NABPOP members are authorized to utilize the C-REPS designation as well as NABPOP member logos.
NABPOP is a strong advocate of BPOs, the BPO industry, and BPO practitioners. NABPOP tirelessly participates in political actions which protect and advance the BPO industry. The more BPO practitioners who are members of NABPOP and BPO certified, the stronger our collective political voice becomes. Membership dues support agents rights and the political advocacy of the BPO industry. NABPOP membership directly supports the BPO industry.
BPO Companies post BPO Orders that are available on an electronic Bulletin Board that members search regularly. If a BPO Company is in need of a BPO Practitioner in a specific area, the Bulletin Board instantly gives them a large audience of BPO Practitioners. Members scan the Bulletin Board for BPO Orders and/or other opportunities. Numerous NABPOP members have become BPO vendors for companies by replying to BPO Bulletin Board posts.
The Member’s Resources area is filled with tips and techniques, sources of information, suggested scripts for dealing with property owners, check lists, BPO glossary, appropriate BPO language, rating schemes, and many other resources. NABPOP will continue to add to the resources to bring Members a robust assortment of resources to increase efficiency and professionalism.
Members can network with other BPO professionals to share knowledge, experience, tips, techniques, and to communicate. If a Member has a question, finds themselves in a tricky situation, or has an experience that they want to share, they can find support in the forums. Members can also search the archives for previous forum postings and subjects. The Professional forums are an excellent resource for Members.
NABPOP is very open to the suggestions and feedback from the Members. The power of an association is the harnessing of resources into synergies. NABPOP views the experience and knowledge of the Members as an excellent and vital resource and is very open to receiving feedback and suggestions.
The information which is displayed in the Directory can be updated by the Members at any time. Members can update their contact information, designations, degrees, and specific comments “about me” (for marketing and selling themselves) for each type of Directory that the Member chooses. NABPOP Members control the information which is displayed from a Directory search.