Ben Salem Educates Industry Professionals Nationwide About Real Estate Owned (REO) Evictions and Best Practices


1282072201(Bel Air, Calif.) Rodeo Realty would like to recognize Ben Salem for his work educating industry professionals nationwide about real estate owned (REO) evictions and best practices.

Salem, of Rodeo’s Sherman Oaks, Calif. office, just returned from the 2010 CoreLogic® Vendor/Broker Conference in Orlando, Fla., where he led an educational panel titled “Evictions—Avoid Costly Delays and Penalties.”

As the owner of an REO business, he shared his experience and ideas on how to negotiate successful cash-for-keys transactions with compassion, while avoiding delays and other costly issues that can impact a servicer’s bottom line.

The panel focused on borrowers’ rights; the difference between personal property and debris; techniques for occupancy determination; and how to break the ice with occupants.

Salem will be speaking next month at the Five Star Default Servicing Conference and Expo (Sept. 21) in Dallas.

He will be presenting another educational session on the do’s and don’ts when negotiating cash-for-keys transactions and dealing with not-so-welcome occupants. Former first lady Laura Bush will serve as one of several distinguished keynote speakers at the event.

Salem said educating other REO agents on how to provide compassionate relocation assistance to struggling homeowners, while also serving clients’ goals, is part of his team’s commitment to excellence and the community. He is also involved with a non-profit organization dedicated to providing homes and other assistance to animals affected by the foreclosure process.

Rodeo Realty, Inc. was founded in 1986 by president and broker, Syd Leibovitch. Today it is one of the largest single-owner residential real estate companies in California. It has 12 branch offices throughout the greater Los Angeles area, and more than 1,000 agents. Affiliate companies include: Encore Escrow, L.A. Mortgage, Inc., and Progressive Title.