Lou, I own a foreclosure cleaning business http://www.ilcleanout.com
that actually services your area and am happy to report that there is a market...to an extent. Although banks and real estate professionals need these properties cleaned, there is only so much they are willing to pay for.
Since REOs are typically sold "as-is" (and that can mean anything from a perfectly normal property to a home with a cracked foundation, burst pipes, etc.) the banks are not concerned with fixing them up.
that is usually the ob of the investor or first time home owner who purchases them at a severe discount. You may want to adjust your business model and do some research before figuring out what services you want to offer.
Then again, maybe you do want to specialize in a certain field and rather than try to get business from Banks, Asset companies and real estate professionals, you may want to work for a company like mine on a contractual basis.
Either way, the one thing I can tell you is that this industry is harder than people make it seem and there is a ton of tough competition out there.
If there is anything else I can help you with, please contact me at http://www.ilcleanout.com