Daisy Chains in usually refer to a group of “want to be” investors who actually don’t have any relationship with a seller at all.
They usually have heard of someone who knows someone with a bulk reo tape. These people will usually say they are “one away” from the buyer’s representative.
In fact, they are now just part of a daisy chain themselves. They are hoping to get part of the action. They then in turn offer anyone who knows anyone with money a part of the fee if they bring them a buyer.
The also tend to inflate the prices as they try to secure themselves profit. People who are new to the business often fall victim to a daisy chain. Investors who do not do their homework getting their own list of assets from banks and instead try to broker other investor’s deals are going to fail.
It will payoff greatly to those real estate investors who are interested in earning the huge profits to do their “homework” and make the calls to banks themselves to find their own tape of distressed assets.
In order to avoid Daisy Chains and get caught in something less than legitimate, stay away from anything that sounds too good to be true.
For example internet advertisements found on Craigslist which claim to have a bulk reo package of 5 Trillion Dollars.
This is just plain false. Package prices which are readily posted online are usually bogus. Also be aware that real estate agents who say that they have bulk REO product available for so-and-so price are usually not legitimate either.
The broker himself probably is part of a daisy chain. Most real estate agents would not have knowledge of banks distressed assets being packaged in bulk.
The thing is, there is a protocol that needs to be followed in the Bulk REO business. This needs to be adhered to at all costs. If you have no idea what the rules are regarding investing in REO, you will just be wasting your time.
As much as possible, it is recommended that you find your own source of distress assets. This is easy if you know how. It literally pays you to get to know the correct people in the banks yourself before you begin.
Bulk REO assets are mainly handled by someone called the asset manager or someone who deals with “loan sales”. These people in the bank will usually deliver between one to one hundred million of property at fifty to eight percent lower than the real value in an asset pool.
Bulk REO pools are pretty elusive because they are usually bought by investors before anyone outside the network is able to see the list. Investors need to be able to buy property very quickly. This is due to the fierce competition involved in transactions like this.