The forms used by lenders and loss mitigation companies vary greatly in how they are laid out and the information they require for a Drive By BPO. However, examination of even the shortest of forms with the least required information reveals a minimum of the following form fields and requirements:
As you can see, there is a large amount of information to be gathered and transmitted. And this was the simplest of the forms I found, with the least amount of required information and only two photos. Note that some companies require you to get out of the car and photo all sides of the home as well.
As many drive by BPOs pay only $50, a real estate professional would really need to have their systems in place for efficient performance. Otherwise, profitability would be non-existent or tiny. However, in urban areas, real estate brokers who specialize in this market can stay quite busy and book a nice income stream.