Protecting the Asset – 3 Credits


About the Authors:

REO Maintenance Module:

Clint Welser, VP of Laudan Properties, is a motivated, results-driven individual with a proven track record of exceeding goals and optimizing processes. With a background of over 16 years’ experience in finance and sales and an unfailing work ethic, Welser brings a unique and customer-focused view to all clients.

Property Management Module:

Taft West is the VP of Technical Assistance and Sustainability at the Chicago Community Loan Fund. During his 30-year real estate career, West has worked in various management assignments including condominiums, affordable housing, and public housing. In 2001, Taft received his Broker’s License and began working with Community Investment Corporation as a contract trainer in the Property Management Training Program, teaching preventive & routine maintenance systems to property management students.


Knowing how to properly secure, stabilize, and preserve a property makes you a valuable resource. Maintaining distressed, vacant, or abandoned properties can be one of the most difficult parts of an agent’s job, and REO properties are particularly hard to maintain. In this course, you will learn skills of property maintenance and management as well as recommended preservation options.