So if you are just starting a business, you will want to get some other clients first so you can build
a good history of success. You will also need some good cash flow from other clients as we
typically will pay 30-45 days after cleaning on foreclosures. You also have to be prepared that in some
cases you may not get paid at all....that might be 1 in 10, but it can happen. You also need a system that will be able to provide you with before and after pictures.
You probably also want to be able not only to do trash outs and cleaning, but carpet cleaning, haul off, and some other basic services, like perhaps installing blinds, smoke detectors, basic handyman repairs.
Once you have a year or two under your belt of cleaning homes and doing make ready...get a list of foreclosure agents and start contacting them on a regular basis. We normally only add new vendors when something happens to one of the old ones. So you have to be in the right place at the right time and hit on the right day.