Premium Charges - REO Property Preservation Forum
 1Likes
  • 1 Post By MHauling
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-14-2018, 01:07 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Posts: 29
Thanks: 3
Thanked 6 Times in 5 Posts
Premium Charges

I have a Property Management Company needing roughly 70 yards of material removed by Friday afternoon, I just received the call about an hour ago. Do you guys charge extra in these emergency situations? I know I submitted my bid already, but I expect that they can't argue too much about the pricing because of the crunch deadline. It's also around 2 hours 15 minutes one way (I put a line item for travel charges) but the landfill is relatively close.
MHauling is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-14-2018, 10:11 PM
Super Moderator
 
PropPresPro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Big Sky Country
Posts: 1,211
Thanks: 423
Thanked 929 Times in 465 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by MHauling View Post
Do you guys charge extra in these emergency situations?
If they won't budge on their deadline and I can make it happen, then yes, I let them know that I will charge a rush premium on top of work completed. If I can't make their deadline, I let them know when I can complete it & charge my normal prices.

Iíve already told you more than I know.
PropPresPro is online now  
post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-15-2018, 10:05 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Posts: 29
Thanks: 3
Thanked 6 Times in 5 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by PropPresPro View Post
If they won't budge on their deadline and I can make it happen, then yes, I let them know that I will charge a rush premium on top of work completed. If I can't make their deadline, I let them know when I can complete it & charge my normal prices.
They told me there was no way they could get my bid approved. I just thanked them and told them I hope to work with them some more in the future. I only have myself and 2 guys, both who are part time and work opposite shifts. I was going to have to offer a high pay to get 3 more people during the day on short notice for 2 days work, and I added that to my cost, as well as extremely premium pricing. I wasn't driving roughly 2 hours 15 minutes each way to get a normal rate of pay on a 48 cleanout notice. If I had a normal amount of time, I would have worked with them. Either way, someone dropped the ball if the answer was calling someone over 2 hours away with less than 48 hours notice to bring a house up to conveyance, and it wasn't me.
PropPresPro likes this.
MHauling is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to MHauling For This Useful Post:
JoeInPI (11-21-2018)
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-16-2018, 07:08 AM
Super Moderator
 
PropPresPro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Big Sky Country
Posts: 1,211
Thanks: 423
Thanked 929 Times in 465 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by MHauling View Post
They told me there was no way they could get my bid approved. I just thanked them and told them I hope to work with them some more in the future.
I've been asked many times by people who are just getting started in this business "I work for 'ABC' and they only pay HUD minus 20%, 30%, 40%, etc., how can I get them to increase their pay?" I always tell them the best way to do that is to learn to say NO.

Well handled MHauling! Not an easy thing to do, especially when work is as scarce as it is now in this business. Rest assured though, the way you handled that exponentially solidified you and your business as professional. In my experience, being a professional in this field causes you to stand way out and gives you the right to confidently, unapologetically demand your price from anyone - And get it!

Iíve already told you more than I know.

Last edited by PropPresPro; 11-22-2018 at 11:10 PM.
PropPresPro is online now  
The Following User Says Thank You to PropPresPro For This Useful Post:
JoeInPI (11-21-2018)
post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-16-2018, 07:00 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Posts: 29
Thanks: 3
Thanked 6 Times in 5 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by PropPresPro View Post
I've been asked many times by people who are just getting started in this business "I work for 'ABC' and they only pay HUD minus 20%, 30%, 40%, etc., how can I get them to increase their pay?" I always tell them the best way to do that is to learn to say NO.

Well handled MHauling! Not an easy thing to do, especially when work is as scarce as it is now in this business. Rest assured though, the way you handled that exponentially solidified you and your business as professional. In my experience, being a professional in this field causes you to stand way out and gives you the right to confidently, unapologetically demand your price from anyone - And get it!
I walked into Game Stop to pick up some reserved games tonight, and the manager asks me, "Are you still hiring?" I chuckled and told him that I had already hired someone. I constantly talk about my business, and to me, brand recognition is better the more you talk about it. If you're always polite to those around you, and you interact with the same people a lot of times, they're more likely to recommend you just because they see the human side of you, versus coming in and always being a jerk. Public perception is strong, especially considering almost all of my work is private.

Last edited by PropPresPro; 11-22-2018 at 11:10 PM.
MHauling is offline  
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to MHauling For This Useful Post:
JoeInPI (11-21-2018), PropPresPro (11-17-2018)
post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-22-2018, 07:35 PM
Business Consultant
 
Cleanupman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Silver Springs, Nevada
Posts: 1,380
Thanks: 322
Thanked 564 Times in 339 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by MHauling View Post
I have a Property Management Company needing roughly 70 yards of material removed by Friday afternoon, I just received the call about an hour ago. Do you guys charge extra in these emergency situations? I know I submitted my bid already, but I expect that they can't argue too much about the pricing because of the crunch deadline. It's also around 2 hours 15 minutes one way (I put a line item for travel charges) but the landfill is relatively close.
Yes...

Aladay LLC
Property Preservation
New Business Consultant
Custom Glass&Wood
Cleanupman is offline  
post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-22-2018, 08:31 PM
Senior Member
 
JoeInPI's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 342
Thanks: 499
Thanked 201 Times in 114 Posts
Absolutely. Not just for this one, but for all of them moving forward. You need to set the precedent or you'll forever be working for minimums.

Quote:
Originally Posted by GTX63 View Post
If not satisfied please returned the unused portion of the product and we'll return the unused portion of your money.
JoeInPI is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the REO Property Preservation Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome