Why the Big Banks set the Standards in the REO World

The more you truly understand the big banks, the easier it becomes to understand why other financial institutions MUST follow their lead. There's such a HUGE difference in the way that many banks, financial institutions and investors who own REO properties operate when it comes to disposing of assets. There's those of them who are very content to simply assess the "as-is" values and to put them right up on the market, at a price that's likely to "blow them out" to investors. There's those who do the short list of "necessary" repairs and hope to gain a somewhat higher sales price. And then there's the big banks, the benchmarks of the industry. [...]