Design business cards, set up your own website, then market throughout your local area-you will get work from real estate agents this way, try reaching out to them on facebook, trulia, foreclosure cleanup network, active rain, property preservation directory, twitter, and other online sites and network this way to them as well. Many times offering them a discount the first time will help get your foot in the door.
If you are looking for Reo Foreclosure cleaning work from the banks and asset management companies, you will need to register to become one of the Reo vendors. You can find the banks and asset management companies online and sign up with them, try google searching asset management real estate contacts, once you have signed up with them and provided them your insurance and contact information, they will start assigning your Reo work in your area. Once you are on their list, work hard as they do score you on the work you do, then once you have successfully completed some work for them, ask them for more and reassure them that you can handle it.
This industry is very fast paced and hard work, and there is a lot of billing, make sure to educate yourself, setup a good billing system, and go out there and work hard. Then the work will come, foreclosures are definitely going to be around for awhile.
This is not A easy industry to break into as you need about 35,000 in equipment, another $200 or so per employee for training and education programs you will need for the services you are going to agree to perform with a Back Charge clause that allows for back charging two years down the road. In addition you will need about 3-4k for insurance, contracts for hazardous material disposal, another 1-2k for supplies...air fresheners...locks...pad locks...cleaning supplies, Personal Protection Equipment for your employees...
After you do all this then you'll be able to perform many of the services illegally that are demanded of you....
I developed a Business 101 package for this specifically for this industry. The package includes videos and spread sheets specifically designed to help the New Entrepreneur get started in the industry.
I also publish a watch list about companies that commit fraud and theft .
If you'd like a clearer picture of the Property Preservation Industry go to http://www.aladayllc.com or http://www.foreclosurepedia.org
That is where you'll find the Rest of the Story.....
Check the neighborhoods you want to do business in and call the banks and names given on
The Notice of Sale pasted on the doors.
You will be busy.
Get a flat rate cell hpone plan and make calls.
You will have more business than you can handle.
Also network...Network...Network. get involved with the local real estate commission & realtor networking events. Also get involved with the local Chamber of commerce. Spend time researching before you spend money getting into the business.
Many wishes of success!
Cassandra Black, Consultant & CEO, Foreclosure Cleanup, LLC
Gary De Pury
Bay Vista Realty
Having had homes without proper winterization and other issues, I shudder to think of you coming on board without experience in this area.
You are answering Mark Harvey's question, not mine. As a freelancer and independent contractor for the past 23 years, I know there are many things that can be written off, which is why I recommended he talk to an accountant to learn what he as an individual can write off in his own situation.
Please shoot me an email and email and let me know what part of JAX you want to work in (Gas costs too much to go everywhere) I will send you back at least 5 agents from the JAX MLS that have REO's in your area of choice.
my email is firstname.lastname@example.org
JD â€œDanâ€ Weisenburger, GRI
Vanguard Realty, Inc. GMAC Real Estate