Fannie Mae Opens Up Repos
Posted by Don Dutton at Feb. 08, 2012
Fannie Mae Now Accepting Online Offers for REOs
Fannie Mae announced Tuesday that it has expanded its online system to accept purchase offers for all its REOs listed for sale.
Real estate agents will now submit offers online on behalf of clients, receive receipt confirmation, and track the status of submitted offers through the HomePath.com website. HomePath is the GSE’s REO disposition operation.
In November 2010, Fannie Mae launched the HomePath Online Offers pilot in Orlando, Florida; San Diego, California; and Detroit, Michigan. Active Data Technologies, Inc., the developer of the offer platform, commented just five months after the launch that the technology was seeing positive results in these three test markets.
Now, the Online Offers feature is available for all Fannie Mae-owned properties across the nation through HomePath.com.
“Collecting offers online through HomePath.com will provide greater transparency for homebuyers and their agents,” said Jay Ryan, VP for REO at Fannie Mae. “Our online platform will make it easier to sell properties to owner occupants, which is a major factor in helping to stabilize communities across the nation.”
George Philbeck, a real estate professional with Keller Williams Advantage II Realty in Orlando, has been using Online Offers since the pilot launched in 2010.
“As an agent, I believe Online Offers is efficient, informative and user-friendly,” Philbeck said. “With Online Offers, my clients’ offers are guaranteed to make it to the right person at Fannie Mae for review. It has worked very well for me and for my clients.”
Real estate professionals representing buyers are able to connect directly with Fannie Mae’s listing agents through the HomePath website. The buyer’s agent can also find information on the site regarding financing and incentive options offered through HomePath.
The HomePath site offers a wide selection of properties, including single-family homes, condominiums, and town houses.
Brad Geisen, president and CEO of Active Data Technologies, called HomePath Online Offers a “step in the right direction” by automating the transaction process to move inventory quicker and get the housing market on the roa