Maximize Your REO Potential with CT REO Team!

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Experience Efficiency, Expertise, and Excellence with CT REO Team!

With over 23 years of unrivaled experience in REO management and short sales, the CT REO Team is your trusted partner in the industry. Led by industry veteran Steve Rivkin, our team brings together a powerhouse of talent and expertise. From initial occupancy checks to comprehensive property management, we handle every aspect of the process with precision and dedication. Our commitment to clear communication, honest work, and results-driven strategies ensures a stress-free experience for every client. Trust CT REO Team to navigate the complexities of the market and unlock the full potential of your REO properties. Schedule your appointment today to get started on maximizing your ROI.


With our comprehensive range of services, backed by decades of experience and a commitment to excellence, the CT REO Team is your trusted partner in the REO market.

Quick Occupancy Checks and Initial Diligence

When you entrust us with your REO property, we spring into action immediately. Our team conducts thorough occupancy checks and initial diligence assessments with lightning speed. From the moment we receive the assignment, we're on the ground, ensuring that your property is secure and ready for the next steps in the process.

Streamlined Intake and Quick Repair Estimates

We understand that time is of the essence in the REO industry. That's why we've perfected our intake process to be as efficient as possible. Our streamlined procedures allow us to provide quick and accurate repair estimates, helping you make informed decisions about your property's highest and best use and resale strategy without delay.

High Success Rate in Cash For Keys Negotiations

When it comes to occupant intervention, our track record speaks for itself. With a success rate of over 97.2% in Cash For Keys negotiations, we excel in finding mutually beneficial solutions that facilitate smooth transitions and avoid costly delays.

Thorough Property Valuations and Market Analysis

Accurate valuations are crucial for maximizing ROI in the REO market. Our team combines extensive market knowledge with cutting-edge valuation techniques to provide you with comprehensive property valuations and market analyses. You can trust our assessments to give you a clear understanding of your property's value and potential.

Expert Preservation and Property Management Services

Protecting and maintaining your assets is our top priority. Our expert preservation and property management services cover everything from emergency repairs to ongoing maintenance. With our proactive approach, you can rest assured that your property is in good hands, preserving its value and minimizing risks.

Comprehensive Title Research and Reporting

Title issues can derail even the most straightforward transactions. That's why we leave no stone unturned when it comes to title research. Our team conducts comprehensive investigations into utilities, liens, building permits, and other potential issues, providing you with detailed reports and proactive solutions to ensure smooth closings.

Timely Eviction Coordination and Trash Out Services

When it's time to transition occupants, we handle the process with professionalism and efficiency. Our team coordinates evictions with precision, ensuring compliance with all relevant laws and regulations. We also provide timely trash out services, restoring properties to market-ready condition quickly and cost-effectively.

Seasonal Maintenance and Property Inspections

Properties require ongoing maintenance to preserve their value and appeal. Our seasonal maintenance and property inspection services cover everything from lawn care to snow removal, keeping your property in top condition year-round. With regular inspections and proactive maintenance, we help you avoid costly surprises and maximize your ROI.

Rehab and Renovation Management

Looking to maximize your property's value through renovation? We've got you covered. Our team specializes in rehab and renovation management, overseeing projects from start to finish with meticulous attention to detail. Whether it's a minor facelift or a major overhaul, we'll ensure that your property shines in the market.

Offer Review and Vetting Services

Evaluating offers is a critical step in the REO process. Our offer review and vetting services take the guesswork out of the equation. We carefully assess each offer, reviewing addendums, state contracts, and required documents to ensure that your interests are protected and that you get the best possible deal for your property.


City Zip Codes
Ansonia 06401
Beacon Falls 06403
Branford 06405
Cheshire 06408
Clinton 06413
Derby 06418
Durham 06422
Fairfield 06430
Killingworth 06419
New Haven 06501
Sandy Hook 06482
Seymour 06483
Shelton 06484
Southbury 06487
Southport 06490
Stevenson 06491
Wallingford 06492


The CT REO Team exceeded all expectations. Their professionalism and attention to detail are unmatched. Highly recommend!

Emily M.

Working with CT REO Team was a game-changer for our business. Their quick turnaround time and attention to detail helped us close deals faster than ever before.


Steve Rivkin and his team are the best in the business. Their expertise and dedication made the entire process smooth and stress-free.

Sarah L.


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Frequently Asked Questions

What sets CT REO Team apart from other REO service providers?

CT REO Team stands out due to our extensive experience, unparalleled expertise, and commitment to client satisfaction. We prioritize clear communication, efficient processes, and innovative strategies to ensure the best possible outcomes for our clients.

How quickly can you provide occupancy checks and repair estimates?

We understand the importance of prompt action in the REO industry. Our team is equipped to provide occupancy checks and repair estimates swiftly, often within the same day of assignment, allowing the process to start without delay and for you to move forward with confidence.

What is your success rate in Cash For Keys negotiations?

Our success rate in Cash For Keys negotiations is over 97.2%. We approach negotiations with professionalism, empathy, and a focus on achieving mutually beneficial outcomes for all parties involved. Our respectful approach yields great results and helps your bottom line. We know carry costs can be extraordinary, and that time is money and the clock is ticking. We are always focused on increasing your profitability.

Do you handle property management and preservation services?

Yes, we offer comprehensive property management and preservation services to ensure that your assets are well-maintained and protected throughout the entire process. This includes rekeys, grass cuts, landscaping, snow removal, and winterizations. From any emergency repairs to regular maintenance, we've got you covered.

What affiliations and certifications does your team hold?

Our team holds affiliations and certifications with the most reputable organizations such as NRBA (Master Broker CT), REO Certification, ERN, NADP, Five Star, and more. These affiliations demonstrate our high commitment to upholding industry standards and best practices. We are registered and in good standing in all major portals including, Pyramid, Equator, RES.NET, Exceleras, HUDP260, Cascade, LPS and more.

How Do You Manage Relocation Occupants and Government Issues?

With over 24 years of experience, CT REO Team adeptly navigates such challenges. Your reputation (and ours) is most important to us and we employ creative and empathetic approaches to resolve issues with occupants swiftly. We do not work as adversaries, most folks have had a life change and need only some understanding to move forward. Additionally, our expertise in managing government-related and title complexities ensures seamless transactions, minimizing disruptions to your REO process.

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New Haven, CT, USA