The Federation of REO Certified Experts (FORCE) is the Five Star Institute’s REO member organization comprised of pre-screened, certified, and experienced REO agents.

Focused on the improvement of REO agent performance through lender and servicer driven education, the FORCE acts as a conduit of communication between the REO agent/broker community and the servicing shops they serve.

Through significant investment in broker oversight, education, and communication delivery the REO servicing industry can obtain tangible, bottom line benefits when using this established network to address their brokerage needs.


As a member of the FORCE, your compliance is verified, making you a more reputable and marketable contact.



FORCE members have access to critical industry information through the Voice of the FORCE newsletter, DS News magazine, email blasts, and social media and text message alerts.


FORCE members can exceed expectations by staying up-to-date with the latest industry changes and educational offerings through the FORCE Webinar Series and Five Star’s new certification programs.


The FORCE will work with you to grow your business through co-marketing opportunities and annual exposure in REO Red Book, the official membership directory of the FORCE and the industry’s most trusted guide to the highest qualified agents and brokers.


We continuously strive to provide inclusive opportunities and productive partnerships for FORCE members, including our Diversity and Inclusion Affinity Groups and the Work Assignment Program.

“The best thing about the FORCE and Five Star is the accessibility created when all aspects of the REO industry come together to meet, discuss, share, and learn. I have been in the industry for over 24 years, and being associated with the Five Star Conference since its start has been a key factor in my success.”

Raul Gonzalez

NuFront International Realty

“Attending the Five Star Conference in Dallas is one of the highlights of my year, and there is a wealth of experience that you will not find anywhere else. The Five Star is literally ‘the FORCE’ that drives your business.”

Steve Pagano

Pagano Properties

“Being a FORCE member definitely has its perks. More importantly, I feel like I am part of something big—a place of membership where I can contribute in serving on a committee, a place to be heard. I feel the reciprocity of having joined will be rewarded ten-fold, now and in the future.”

Sharon Tukay

Realty One Group

The goal of the FORCE is to become a recognized voice in the REO market by forming strategic alliances that provide transparency and facilitate communication between agents and clients in asset management, investment, and servicing. The FORCE provides guidance to help members retain their client base and focus on new relationships. Create quality connections and have your voice heard.