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jesusapprove…, Home Buyer in Houston, TX

the average cost to start a foreclosure cleaning business

Asked by jesusapproveme, Houston, TX Fri Jun 28, 2013

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Truthfully...

aside from some cleaning supplies, garbage cans, disposal fees being covered and a vehicle to get you to and from the jobsite and disposal site... that's about it!

Heck you could even rent a moving box truck for the day if you didn't have a vehicle.

check out http://www.trashoutstartup.com for some more ideas.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Oct 10, 2013
I think it depends on the area you're living in. He's right on how much cleaning supplies you need to buy. I would look more into your area and see what the average cost is there. Good luck! http://aviatcommercialcleaners.com/home.html
Flag Fri Oct 24, 2014
Is this a question or an incomplete statement? Like any small business, there are start up costs. Foreclosures have slowed down but will not completely disappear. The best thing to do is go on different bank websites as well as http://www.hudhomestore.com/Home/Index.aspx. You can get on their approved vendor list and get work that way. In most cases you will have to have a business license and potentially any other contractor license the banks will require. The biggest expense may be the vehicle you will use to remove all the debris left behind, dump fees as well fuel costs, insurance and other expenses to operate the same. Other than that it takes persistency and hard work to get the jobs. Other ideas that may be helpful are: Foreclosures are not the only properties that need cleaning. When builders complete their construction projects, they need cleaning (detailing) to bring to market. Also any construction site whether residential or commercial will have debris that needs to be removed. Primarily, do not be discouraged and move forward.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Jun 29, 2013
A better question would be, "Is there a demand for this in your area?" Banks rarely care the state of the properties they auction off as they are sold "as-is". Agents rarely have REO properties cleaned up, because they won't be reimbursed by the owner for their money and again, the properties are sold "as-is".

Also, some people will live in a home up until the moment of foreclosure. Do you really want to try and clean a place with people there who are about to lose their home?
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jun 28, 2013
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