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Hello from South Florida,we are just starting up our PP business,we are down sizeing our scrap metal recycling business to much compatition low prices.We have three p/ups that each have a trailer,I would like your opinion on these services that sell info on where to get contact info are they BULL?where would you advise me on getting this info i cant understand the secrets.Please don;t tell me i am crazy for going into this industry,just hopeing there are some real people on this forem
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Hello from South Florida,we are just starting up our PP business,we are down sizeing our scrap metal recycling business to much compatition low prices.We have three p/ups that each have a trailer,I would like your opinion on these services that sell info on where to get contact info are they BULL?where would you advise me on getting this info i cant understand the secrets.Please don;t tell me i am crazy for going into this industry,just hopeing there are some real people on this forem
There are real people here buddy. Just not sure if you can HANDLE the REAL facts or truth about this business. I wish you well.
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Google Property Preservation and start cold calling nationals and negotiate a contract based on you costs...
You're getting into a very crowded and convoluted industry....
If you need "how to" material go to
forclosurepedia.org...There are numerous video that will show youhow to compkete every service in the industry correctly...

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I'M NOT REAL but I Wannabe

OK on a serious not..are you good with a hammer, a grinder and a concrete drill? If so I might be able to helpya... no guarantees but could try.
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OK on a serious not..are you good with a hammer, a grinder and a concrete drill? If so I might be able to helpya... no guarantees but could try.
What about me?!?
I'm good with a hammer & concrete drill! Still working on my grinding skills.

Iíve already told you more than I know.
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HA!!! There is someone up there in the Mountain area that said something about grinding but I just didn't get it..... lol

Sorry can't help "up there".
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What about me?!?
I'm good with a hammer & concrete drill! Still working on my grinding skills.
OH come on you KNOW the TRUTH !! EVERY DAY IS A GRIND in this industry and there are more grating days to come that is for sure.

HAve a reserve of cash and patience. a full head of hair and 2 hands to pull it out with , that is the way I have made it. and now a days I have stock in a suntan lotion company for bald men.
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OH come on you KNOW the TRUTH !! EVERY DAY IS A GRIND in this industry and there are more grating days to come that is for sure.

HAve a reserve of cash and patience. a full head of hair and 2 hands to pull it out with , that is the way I have made it. and now a days I have stock in a suntan lotion company for bald men.

Pay attention the cash issue...
If you can't flat fo 90-120 days you may want to reconsider your business model and write another business plan...

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Pay attention the cash issue...
If you can't flat fo 90-120 days you may want to reconsider your business model and write another business plan...
This is a big issue. By the time you buy locksets, lockboxes, paddlelocks/hasps and all the supplies you will need for work the nationals have you will have over 1500.00 sitting on a shelf. then another 2000.00 for insurance. Then if you get an account they will dribble out a small amount of work for a month or two...Payment for these small jobs will be 45 after your first one,
You will need operating capital (gas, dump fees, wages, materials IF you get the work for the dozens of bids you give out....)
At least have enough $$$ to get thru three months without pay.
Say goodby to every holiday and every weekend untill you can find someone else who is qualified and willing to work weekends/holidays for even less than you THAN you will need four crews working as hard as you did the first three months to make the same $ as you doing this alone.
Good luck, it can be done.
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Please don;t tell me i am crazy for going into this industry,just hopeing there are some real people on this forem
Perception is reality, reality is perception... In addition to the good responses posted above be sure to have a good sense of humor while you're reading the contracts that are sent to you....
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