A repo man, or a repossessing agent, is an individual who is hired by banks, debt collecting agencies, and/or other financial agencies who specialize in taking back a significant asset from people who paid for them on credit, and have failed to pay the debts back. The term repossess means they take back what was theirs in the first place, since they technically bought it. In order to become a repossessing agent, one must be someone with thick skin who is able to work long and irregular hours. He/she must be ready to be disliked by most people having their cars/boats/etc. repossessed. They would need to be aware of the state/region repossessing and licensing laws established, as they differ throughout the country (Some places require certain circumstances for legal repossessions to take place). One must be excellent when dealing with problems and people, and must possess a professional manner. And lastly, you would need to be actively looking for companies hiring a repo man to carry out the job, because one repossession only brings in about $100 for the agent so finding constant work can be troubling to some.