Depending on the nature of the business, there are several types of certifications available today. Common certifications include: minority business enterprise (MBE); women business enterprise (WBE); disadvantaged business enterprise (DBE); SBA 8(a); HUBzone; veteran-owned small business (VOSB); service disabled veteran-owned small business (SDVOSB); women-owned small business (WOSB); business enterprises-owned by people with disabilities (BEPD) and “small business.”
While each certification has different criteria, there are similar criteria for many. For instance, all companies must be at least 51-percent owned by a person or a group claiming the certification status.1 The 51-percent owner must have unfettered control of the company. For federal and DBE certifications, the company must be a “small business” as determined by the Small Business Administration (SBA). A federal SDVOSB requires the business be “small,” at least 51 percent owned and operated by one or more service-disabled veterans whose management and daily business operations are controlled by service-disabled veterans, and the disability be service connected. While a HUBzoned firm must also be “small,” the criteria includes the location of the business and home addresses of the firm’s employees. State corporate laws and licensing laws are also criteria used to review applications for certification. There are special criteria that must be met depending on the certification type. For instance, while a 51- percent owner must have a personal net worth under $750,000 for DBE certification, the SBA 8(a) certification requires that the 51-percent owner have a personal net worth under $250,000.
Federal, state and local government agencies also have different gross business receipts criteria for determining small business certification eligibility.More information for your convenience:
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, REO Broker Certification
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I am an out-of-the box thinker who thrives with networking and helping others! Attention to detail, punctual, honest, and committed are a few words to describe me. I am a seeker of continued education, thought provoking conversations, and enjoy creating flow charts and procedures to maximize efficiency.
Professional Experience: AT BROKERS, LLC – SVP, Co-Founder ØAsset Management Brokerage Services for complex portfolios from small to large size clients ØManaged and structured through flow charts, systems, processes, and procedures for quality control assurance, minimize legal risks, and maximize returns ØProvide extensiveanalysis through marketing plans, techniques, and exit strategies to maximize ROI ØPowerful marketing catered to diverse clients through a blend of digital, virtual, and print advertising ØMarket analytics to evaluate servicing needs and assess opportunities for expansion ØProposal writer for RFPs, SAM bidding contracts, and internal systems, processes, and procedures ØBusiness development relations to implement marketing strategies and maximize investor returns ØUnique servicing programs to include occupied listing and dual path auction marketing ØManage a network of 42 licensed agents and 73 vendors to provide micro market servicing in multiple states ØServing Corporate, GSE, Hedge Funds, HUD, Investors, Outsourcers, REITs, REO
Leadership and Involvement:
ØAgent Success Council (ACS)
ØBoard of Directors
ØBroker Executive Board
ØEqual Opportunity – Diversity Committee
ØGovernment Affairs Committee
ØmPower: Mortgage Brokers Association (MBA)
ØNational Conference Presenter: Business Processes & Procedures
Education: Bachelor of Science and Business Administration, The Ohio State University
Firm Leadership: Kimberlee McClellan, SVP Co-Founder
Robert Cuccinello, President Co-Founder
We have 5 main areas which allow us to perform at a pinnacle level: ØLow DOMs – 34.65 DOM for our Distressed Portfolio and 78.31 DOM for our Retail Portfolio ØPrecise values – 98.07% accuracy from our BPO Value to Actual Sales Price ØMaximized returns – we closely monitor and track assets at a micromanagement level ØEase of doing business – catered process and procedures for each client ØCatered marketing – in-house Marketing Director designs each marketing plan
Current regions of management: ØAlabama - Montgomery and Birmingham Areas ØConnecticut - Statewide Coverage ØDelaware - Statewide Coverage ØFlorida - Statewide Coverage ØGeorgia - Atlanta Area ØMassachusetts - Statewide Coverage ØNew Jersey - Statewide Coverage ØOhio - Statewide Coverage ØPennsylvania - Eastern
Technology has always been a fundamental element to our growth. We re-investment in technology often and frequently to ensure our service is fast, efficient, and accurate. We have several field tools to provide onsite reporting from the property so WO requests are expedited to minimize exposure time of health and safety hazards. We utilize several cloud-based systems such as a property management software, asset management work-flow software, and a field service maximized route software. Our systems include Microsoft Office 365, Teams, Dropbox, Zendesk, TAZA, Grasshopper, Zoom, ShowingTime, VPN, and Multi-level Authenticators. We have three cloud backup storage systems to ensure we are covered locally, regionally, and nationally in the event of a disaster. Our equipment includes laptops, dual monitor workstations, laser printers, VOIP Phone system, Texting System, iPads, digital cameras, smart phones, and fiber connection.