Redemption laws are the number 1 reason properties suffer from neglect in our area. The banks pay big bucks to maintain their properties by qualified national providers. The problem is that until the bank has legal possesion, they can do nothing without the risk of litigation. As an REO agent, I conduct weekly occupancy inspections on properties in redemption which in our state is 6 months past the foreclosure sale. I report what I find, but there is nothing that the bank can do about the junk piled up rotting on the front porch, mowing the waist high weeds, draining the pool that is green and filled with frogs etc. When I find the property is vacant, I report it to the bank. Sometimes, the bank will notify their attorney who in our state can file to reduce the redemption to 30 days. Still, it is a legal process that we must wait for. Once legal possesion is obtained, the bank immediately sends their provider to rekey, take photos of any personal property left behind and any maint issues. An initial yard cleanup is ordered with standing bi weekly routine maintenance. This is common among the major players like Wells Fargo, Bank of America and Chase. Other bulk investors do not necessarily have national provider relationships and deed sellers often to not have such structure. If I were trying to get into the cleanup business, I would provide a niche service that is not catered to such as tree/limb removal, mold remediation, snow removal, installing tarps on roofs, etc. The key to getting awarded REO contracts is fast response/turnaround of bids within 24 hours. Consider registering with Fannie Mae as a SAM vendor.