TRADITIONAL SURPLUS FUNDS REFERRALS PAGE
- PLEASE COMPLETE OUR INDEPENDENT SUBCONTRACTOR AGREEMENT - THIS IS AN ONLINE
FORM, YOU WILL FILL OUT THE INFORMATION, SIGN AND SUBMIT TO US. THIS WILL HAVE TO BE FILLED OUT ASAP AND
BEFORE WE WILL PAY YOU.
Independent Subcontractor Agreement
NEW!!! - REFERRAL SYSTEM HAS BEEN UPDATED
ASE READ - We elimated referrals for both traditional and Florida specific surplus funds. When you now go to the referrals webpage, we
will have an updated list of all files that we are working at the bottom of the page. List is sorted by State and County. If a file you wish to work is
listed, do not send the file in. If the file is not listed, send it in. If we happen to get the same file in on the same day, and both are correct, we will
work on a first come basis. We will update the list daily.
BEFORE SUBMITTING A REFERRAL, REVIEW THE LIST OF FILES WE ARE WORKING, SO THAT YOU DO NOT
SUBMIT A FILE WE ALREADY HAVE. THAT LIST WILL APPEAR AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE.
IF YOU HAD A FILE ON HOLD - MEANING WE ASKED FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, OR DOCUMENTATION, OR ASKED
FOR YOU TO REVISE THE WORKSHEET, ETC, AND YOU HAVE NOT RE-SUBMITTED THE FILE CORRECTLY, WE WILL ERASE
THAT NAME/CASE NUMBER FROM OUR DATABASE AS WE HAVE TO ASSUME THAT YOU ARE NOT GOING TO FIX THE ISSUES.
IF YOU ARE WORKING AN AREA THAT HAS A DEADLINE TO RECOVER THE FUNDS - FOR EXAMPLE 2 YEARS IN FLORIDA FOR TAX
OVERAGES - DO NOT SEND US IN ANYTHING THAT HAS LESS THAN 6 MONTHS LEFT BEFORE THE DEADLINE.
IF YOU SUBMIT A CASE AND DO NOT DO SO CORRECTLY, AND SOMEONE ELSE SENDS THE CASE IN BEFORE YOU DO, CORRECTLY,
THEY WILL BE THE RESEARCHER ON THE FILE.
PLEASE USE MOST RECENT CHAIN OF TITLE WORKSHEETS!!!
We have updated the worksheet on 5/4/16 - No longer a separate worksheet for Mortgage and Tax overage, we have 1 worksheet for both.
Please use the most recent worksheet when submitting files.
SURPLUS FUNDS CHAIN OF TITLE - TRADITIONAL SURPLUS FUNDS.docx
- word doc file for mortgage and tax foreclosure surplus files
SURPLUS FUNDS CHAIN OF TITLE - TRADITIONAL SURPLUS FUNDS.pdf
- pdf file for mortgage and tax foreclosure surplus files
SURPLUS FUNDS CHAIN OF TITLE - ESTATES.pdf
- estates/probate unclaimed monies worksheet
SURPLUS FUNDS FAX COVER SHEET.pdf
- use this when faxing files to us to work
UPDATES ON FILES
TRADITIONAL AND REMOTE SURPLUS PROGRAMS ONLY - If you have submitted 20 or more accepted surplus funds files and have submitted at least 1
accepted surplus funds file in the past 60 days, you may request an update once per month by opening a support ticket and selecting the "File Update" button.
We will send the file updates to you via email before the end of the month. Make sure to send the request before the 15th of the month to get an update for
the current month. If your request comes after the 15th of the current month, you will be put on the list for the next update on the following month.
If you have submitted a ticket for an update, and are not eligible for one, we will not email you an update. We will notifiy anyone when we make a deal on a
file whether you have 20 files or less, but you will not get monthly progress updates.
RULES - DO THIS RIGHT GUYS!
Send the case in,
with completed worksheet and all required documentation
or fax to 704-786-9963.
If you use email - do not use zip files, do not send in links for documents,
put the case name(defendant) in the header of the email
Please combine the documents into one attachment. If you fax, send one at a time.
IF YOU DON'T PUT THE DEFENDANT NAME/CASE
NAME IN THE HEADER OF THE EMAIL, WE WILL SKIP THIS FILE SUBMISSION AND GET TO IT LATER. IF THIS CAUSES
YOU TO LOSE THE CASE TO ANOTHER RESEARCHER, THAT IS ON YOU.
2. Minimum case for us to pursue is $15,000 - not 14,999.99, $15,000.
3. If you complete your case research, and the last owner was a Bank or a Bank is entitled to entire surplus amount, we will not take the file. However,
we will take any file where there is a lien holder or bank entitled and there still leaves at min $15,000 to the ex-owner. For instance, you find an open mortgage
for $25,000 and the surplus is $45,000. We will take that file because it will leave $20,000 for the ex-owner.
4. On the worksheet, we need the physical address of the foreclosure, not the claimant's notification address. Do not put in parcel
id #, tax id #, or legal description, unless there wasn't a physical address - vacant land.
5. Feedback - we will let you know when you get a claimant under contract and have the case set to petition. Until you have sent
in 20 files that we have accepted, we will not give out any additional feedback. If you have sent in 20 cases we have accepted -
researched cases - we will give feedback once a month, upon request.
6. Check for Motions or Petitions for Surplus Funds - Please take your time. We are getting files in where a disbursement has already
been made(money is gone) and/or where there is a petition in process. Just review the docket history to make sure that isn't happening.
Remember that we are independent contractors, which means we work with you by choice and you work with us by choice. If we receive
unresearched files from a researcher, repeatedly, we will choose to no longer work with you. Of course, we will address first files sent in
and help you submit correctly. If you ignore that correction and refuse to follow directions, we will drop you as a researcher.
7. Submit all required documents on the chain of title worksheet, if we are missing documents, we will not work your case. Also,
remember to complete the correct chain of title worksheet, research mortgages, liens and judgments. Fill out conclusion sheet.
8. Put Files in Order - Make sure when you submit files to us, you have the chain of title worksheet first, followed by the supporting docs.
If your files are not submitted in this manner, we will not work it. You will have to resubmit in correct order.
9. Mortgages, liens and judgments - When submitting a file with mortgages, liens or judgments in line for the surplus, DO NOT send the
entire mortgages/lien/judgment document as they can be many pages. ONLY send the first 1 or 2 pages. If you send the entire
mortgage/lien/judgment document we may not print it out due to paper waste and you will have to re-submit the file with the corrections.
F YOU JUST SKIPPED THE ABOVE AND DIDN'T READ IT, UNDERSTAND THAT FAILURE TO FOLLOW THESE
DIRECTIONS WILL RESULT IN US IGNORING FUTURE REFERRALS.
PLEASE CHECK THE FOLLOWING LIST FOR FILES WE ARE ALREADY WORKING.
IF A FILE IS ON THIS LIST, DO NOT SEND THE FILE TO US.
Please click the link below to view the Surplus Funds List.
Surplus Funds List