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I Average $500 per Job (Sometimes More) In My Foreclosure Cleanup Business Using These Property Preservation Contacts -- And You Can Too
How would you like to make an average of $200 -$1000 per job in the foreclosure cleanup property preservation industry? Well, you can and the best part is that all have you have to do is send an email to the names and numbers listed in this eBook. These are my personal clients and contacts in this industry. Now they can be your clients too...
I am Carolette....
I own a thriving property preservation business.
If you are looking into property preservation (also called foreclosure clean up) then you have come to the right place.
If you are already a property preservation company and are either stuggling to add more clients to your business or are looking to invest in additional client contacts. Then you too are in the right place.
My Property Preservation Jobs, Services & Contact List is a book that I wrote and tried to pour in my heart to give you what I was not able to find when I started my business.
I and decided to write this eBook because I have had success in building my foreclosure cleanup business using these direct business contacts.
I started my business in November 2009 and I have been adding clients ever since. Most of the time I can not accept any additional work.
I got started in this industry after researching different types of cleaning companies. I then though to myself. Where is all of the money - the idea that the banks have all the money struck me like a ton of bricks.
So I started to research terms such as cleaning for the banks, trashouts, foreclosure cleaning HUD guidelines for property preservation and bids, property preservation services, property preservation companies, property preservation contacts and national property preservation company.
I even search for property preservation jobs and property preservation work. This is when I stumbled across a small mountain of information on foreclosure cleanup or trashouts.
It sounded interesting.
So, I did my research. I talked to my husband about the business idea and we decided that it was something that we knew we could do and be successful in to make some real money.
So, I purchased an eBook about starting a foreclosure cleanup business. Then I hit the ground running. I had my business charted in 14 days. (Yes, I was on a roll. I even had my business plan completed in this timeframe).
I was prepared! But I soon found out that this was the easy part and that I was just getting started for an uphill climb.
The problem was that I was ready to get started in my new business, but I had no clients. I needed property preservation work and I needed it ASAP.
Over the the next couple months, I talked to realtors, continued with my search, and called banks trying to get my foot in the industry. All these efforts seemed to lead to a dead end. I was getting frustrated and almost lost hope.
Not long after, I was able to land a few property preservation inspection jobs. But to turn a profit I had to do 10-15 properties a day or only break even in the gas that I spent to do the work.
It took me a while to break through the cement ceiling. It seemed like a long while and it took alot of hard work.
But, I did it...
We started to get calls from all over the place to add clients to our portfolio. I don't want to miss lead you. Our business has had it ups and downs. But what company doesn't?
In our business we have found that some properties required more work that others. Some needed total demolition. But this is the nature of hard work and it has paid off.
I will not paint you a pretty picture just to get a sale. I have had some rough nights, but because of the companies in this eBook you an rest easier.
You will not have to wait as long as I did to get started. You will not have to call hundreds of companies. I have done all the work for you so that you can focus on building relationships with the right companies. Because your time is valuable.
The Negataives and Positives Of Foreclosure Cleanup Video
Here is a video from Matt Cummings on KPBS in San Deigo, CA. He recently started his foreclosure clean-up business 6 months ago. He is profiting and I can also help you get the right contacts that will led to getting foreclosure clean-up jobs to your business.
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Are you a new foreclosure clean up business owner? I was too when I first started out. Read more "About the Publisher" link at the bottom of this page.
When I first started out in building contacts, other than searching Craigslist for property preservation leads, I had no idea how to get in touch with the companies that were paying people to clean out foreclosures.
I spent months of searching, researching and reading about other people contacting banks, preservation companies and asset management companies.
But none of these endeavors were working for me.
I used the yellow pages for leads and I visited the realtors association to meet with realtors. I told the association what I was trying to do. They knew what I was talking about, but when I spoke to the actual realtors who specialized in REOs they all stated that they "had people who cleaned their properties for them" and that "they were not looking for any additional workers."
I wanted to tell them that I was not a "worker". I was a "professional business" and "if they would only give me a try, they would not regret it."
But I did not say this. I just thanked them and kept with my search to find my open door into this industry.
I got to a point where I almost gave up on my business. Then I had an idea on how to get more clients.
It took me a while to work this idea, but I was finally getting work orders. I eventually had property preservation companies calling me asking if I would like to be added as a vendor. Companies still solicit our services, but I am very selective on what jobs I accept.
Now that I don't have to beg for work orders, I pick those jobs that will bring my business the most profit.
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Average $500-$1500 per Job With These Property Preservation Contacts
My business got so busy and I was getting so much work that I became a preferred vendor for several of my property preservation companies.
On average we are assigned initial grass cut and re-cut jobs that range from $55-$300. The lower end price includes jobs that are assigned the higher priced jobs include jobs that required us to bid and we were awarded the job.
The price of our bids depend on the height of the grass and the client. Each client pays diffently (learn more about this in Chapter 4 of this eBook).
In summary, on average we make $500-$1500 a job, when you start adding additional services like, janitorial sales cleaning, changing locks, interior debris removal, exterior debris removal and etc.
That is not bad when our company completes 3-5 work orders a day.
If you do the math, on average that is $600-$5000 a day. Most days we bring in at least $1000.
That's not all....
There have been several occasions that we have made more on a job.
With these same property preservation company contacts and consistent work, I have been able to attract larger contracts. One work order that I received was $6000 for 9 days of work.
The invoice pictured below was a of a house that needed painting, new carpet and other miscellaneous work.
I definatley could not do the work with just my workers and subcontractors alon. So I called local businesses in the area (carpenters, HomeDepot, Lowes, etc.) and outsourced almost all of the work. Some of the smaller jobs like, cleaning and landscaping we did in house.
Once I set up the contractors, I checked on them every other day. This job paid over $14,000 and we profited over $9000 on this job for 2 weeks of work. We still get jobs like this from time to time, but in order to get them we have to bid on these property.
In the case of this property, we bided and were rewarded the job. You can learn more on the biding process in this eBook.
Proof of An Actual Approved Work Order:
Following is a snapshot of an approved work order from my files that was approved from a client that I spoke about above. This was was in April of 2010.
Here are a few of the photos from a couple crews that I had out in the field. My goal has always been to do complete at least 2 work orders a day and to send out several crews to complete them. As you can see, I do not do any of the physical work - I have found ways to find workers to complete these work orders for us - either buy direct hire or by subcontracting the work to other foreclosure cleanup businesses.
In this picture a crew member is loading a trailer to haul to the dump. There was alot of debris in this house - over 15 cubic yards.
Above is a picture of a crew member trimming around the house. The price of trimming was included in the invoice we charged our client.
We are completing a grass re-cut here for .5 acres (included in the invoice).
Here is one of the subcontractors filling up his trailer to send to the dump (above).
As you can see above, this load is ready for the landfill...
We completed the job in the photos above in 6 hours. The invoice for this job was $900. After we paid our crew and deducted our expenses, we profited $750. One of the goals in my business is to send at least 2-5 crews out into the field a day (lately, I have been able to send 4 teams in different cities in our state). And we have been keeping them busy, thanks to my list of property preservation contact lists.
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When I have slow days in the office, I spend this time organizing my files and soliciting additional companies to join my client base.
Right, now I have been too busy traveling and trying to keep our work orders organized to add any additional companies.
But as soon as I get some free time, I hope to be able to continue adding to my client base.
Above is a picture of a subcontractor completing a grass cut for one of my clients. This is at a separate location. This job paid $75 for 20 minutes of work. He got down really quick. And he did a good job.
How Did I Find these Foreclosure Cleanup Jobs?
I searched the internet and asked a few realtors who they work with to get direction. That was it.
Sounds simple, but it was not easy.
I think there is not a website on the face of the plant that I had not visited and applied to, at the time. I know the internet changes, so this is based on 2009 website information, which was when my business first started.
As my business started to grow, I added (and still do add) 1-2 clients per month. So far we are up to 42 clients and there are others that I have not had the time to follow up with. I still have applications pending with these companies because our business is so busy for me to submit them at this time.
The Technique That I Discussed Above is -- FREE
I used the technique described above. Which worked for me, but I was stressed because I was still working with my full time employer 60 -70 hours a week.
I had my son to raise and the free time that I had I spent on the internet. I was exhausted. I was ready to call it quits because I felt that I was not getting any returns on my efforts.
I am not sure if you have ever felt this way in your business.
Luckily, I kept going!
I am an avid believer of working right, then working smarter, and last - working hard.
Once you make a plan (working right) and know what to do, the next thing to do is to work smart.
What does this mean? It means, if you don't have to go the route I had to, then don't. That would be crazy to follow me into the ditch.
I have found a better way so that you don't have to be stressed.
I was stressed and exhausted...
I have done all the work for you. I put all my contacts in this eBook along with some things I learned from these companies.
This just proved to me once again - if you have the right tools for the job, you don't have to work as hard. This list of contacts is a tool. With this tool you can focus your energy on more productive activities...
Like focusing on building your business..
Live Life On Your Own Terms: Spending Time in Negril, Jamaica
At the end of the month, my property preservation business will bring in enough money to help build our house in Jamaica. Once all of my student loans for Howard University are completely paid off - I will finally be free!
Allowing me to live the life I want.
For example, in 2008, I went to Negril, Jamaica. My husband is Jamaican so it is an added bonus for him that he can spend time at home with his family after living abroad in the US.
I've always wanted to travel. Property Preservation is a business that can be done completely online.
How do I make my business work abroad?
You can get payment set up on direct deposit with most major property preservation clients. There may be a few companies that send checks. You can have these checks mailed to trusted family member who deposits will deposit them into your business account or they keep them for you to deposit once you are available.
Below is a picture I took in Jamaica. This is my view from the boat we were in while snorkeling off the beach in Negril. If I remember correcly, we were in front of the Kuyaba Restaurant. If you are ever in the area - you must visit this location.
A Recession-Proof Income
The property preservation industry provides recession-proof income. If done right you can set up the business to run on autopilot.
The Perfect Work-from-Home Full-Time or Part-Time Job
If you're looking for a way to work from home, property preservation is an ideal business.
Again, it doesn't take much money to get started, especially if you have some garden tools and know where to purchase supplies, like door knob cylinders for $6.00 a piece. That will give you a $40 profit per cylinder you change. Most companies want you to change all of the locks. That is about 4 cylinders or about $120 profit.
In this industry, you simply email the clients you want to work with (I tell you where to find these clients and where to find those cylinders to change locks for a $36 profit per cylinder in this eBook), follow the advice outlined in this eBook and start getting more work orders.
If you have a full-time job, you can still start making money in the property preservation (foreclosure cleanup) business by doing the work before you go to work, or having someone else do the work for you.
You can also check your emails for new work orders on your lunch break at work, or in the evenings when you get home from work. Then you can send these work orders to your subcontractors/vendors to complete over the next couple of days.
I did it and it can work. Now I am able to benefit from all my hard work. Although I still put in long hours. I am getting closer to my goal.
Why Most Foreclosure Clean Up Businesses Don't Make Money?
After coming in contact with different people over the course of this business, I have realized why some people don't make money.
The # 1 reason for failure in this business are -- excuses.
I almost did not make money in this business because I felt that there was no one out there who was willing to help me.
I just needed guidance and direction.
I almost blamed others in this industry for being selfish for not sharing what they had learned to get started.
Then I reminded myself that the resources are available, I just have to find them.
I stopped making excuses for what I was feeling.
I decided that I would became to others what I felt the industry was not for me.
A resource of information. An open door into this industry.
I have helped several people get into this industry by setting them up with a few of my clients.
I helped them remove their excuses - and now I can help you.
Why This eBook Can Help You Grow Your Business
The Property Preservation Business has not shown any signs of slowing down. There is alot of business and repeat business readily available in every state.
You just need the right contacts to get them.
Following are Some Statistics About Foreclosures:
A recent report stated that 65% of the nation's biggest metropolitan areas have experiences an increase in foreclosure activity.
Another report posted by the Lender Processing Services (LPS) stated that in Quarter 3 2010 there were more than 7 million home loans in the country going unpaid. Of that number, 2,090,000 have been referred to an attorney for foreclosure. While 4,953,000 are 30 or more days delinquent, but not yet in foreclosure, with 2,238,000 of these being at least 90 days overdue.
The Federal Reserve predicts that there will be 2.25 million foreclosure filings by the end of 2011 and 2012, and about 2 million more in 2013, according to March 2011 statements.
In 2011, the numbers of foreclosures are still extremely high and there is plenty of work that needs to be done to get these properties cleaned, maintained and ready for resale.
As you can see, the work is available - You just need the right resources and contacts to get the work to your business.
Why People Love This List of Contacts?
Property Preservation Company owners that are just starting out and those that have been in the industry for some time are enjoying the benefits of having a list of larger preservation companies, banks and asset companies at their fingertips.
They have the added assurance of being able to call these companies or send an email out to a specific insider person at these companies and not have to worry about their email being sent to "bulk folder".
They can get added a a vendor faster and with the added assurance that they will start receiving work and start making money.
Following is a complete Table of Contents for this eBook: This way you know exactly what you are getting.
Property Preservation Companies: Contact List, Jobs and Services ebook
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction
Why This Book was Written................................................3
Why Not You?................................................................3
The Aim of this Program...................................................4
How to Get the Most Out of this Book...................................4
Chapter 2: Market Research
The Demand for Property Preservation Services.......................5
Chapter 3: A Brief Overview of What to Expect
Please Make No Mistake, Foreclosure Clean up is Hard, Hard Work...................................................................12
It's not only Hard Work, but Foreclosure Cleaning is also Dirty Work
Tell Me About The Money................................................14
Chapter 4: Industry Introduction
What is the Vendor's Role................................................15
Commonly Used Names for the Industry...............................16
Commonly Used Industry Terms.........................................17
Knowing How You Get Paid Relative to Your Clients................22
Chapter 5: Property Preservation Jobs and Services
Property Preservation Jobs and Services..............................24
How Property Preservation Companies Get Paid on Bided Jobs...24
How Property Preservation Companies Get Paid on Standard Jobs.........................................................................24
How Do You Get Paid?....................................................25
Trashout Business Services You Can Offer............................26
When You Should Add On To Your Foreclosure Cleanout Services?....................................................................28
Chapter 6: Building Your Client List
How to Contact Property Preservation Companies..................28
Email Scripts: What to Email to Property Preservation Companies.................................................................28
Chapter 7: Property Preservation Companies
List of Property Preservation Companies and Their Contact Information................................................................33
The Following Are Only Included in the Deluxe Package:
Complete Property Preservation Companies Applications
Property Preservation Bid Templates
Property Preservation Invoice Templates
Property Preservation Property Condition Report Templates
MaHaCa Property Preservation, LLC Customizable Business Plan
REO Bank Contacts
Property Preservation REO Contractor Quiz
Questions, Answers and Explaintions of where to find the
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Carolette, Thank you some much for the You tube videos, E-Book, and forms and …….You have inspired me to start my business. I am a business now, I am filled with so many emotions ( excitement, fear, and enjoyment to name a few.) I secured several work orders and was able to complete them ( I learn something new everyday)… Thanks for all your help, I have learned so much in the short time that I have worked in the industry and I want my business to become and continue to be profitable. I want to lay down a solid foundation to support profitable growth. Thanks, ~ Willie Johnson
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1. Over 60 Property Preservation Companies From My Personal Files
2. Over 70 REO National Bank Contacts From My Personal
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4. 20 Online Applications
5. Customizable Business Forms
5. Property Condition Reports
6. Invoice Forms
7. Bid Forms
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