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I am considering starting a service to the foreclosure buyer
i know what im looking for here IE the bleach kilzed walls the substandard plumbing repairs and potential future issues

we can see the band aid on the cancer its potentially a whole new spin off industry

If the bank wants an HPIR why cant i give one to a buyer ?

chances are if its within 50 miles ive been through it once or twice

no discount applies and its a COD service

we did prepurchase home inspections for years so we already have NACHI
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THATS A GREAT IDEA!!!

Advertise on the radio and some cheap "penny saver" ads that you KNOW the "coverups" that the Service Companies and their Contractors do to fool the potential foreclosure buyer....

"Don't fall for the Buyer Beware and Buy As Is" Schedule your inspection asap by calling 68W30 TODAY before its to late!
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Radio has not generated the first dollar in revenue for my business.

Maybe other markets would be different.

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68: That is a GREAT idea! You may have just opened up a whole new market for those that are "in the know". After all, most here have seen our fair share of hacked up work on these houses.

BP: I agree, radio does nothing for actually generating revenue. It DOES however help create a "brand" for your company. If the spot is clever enough, and you have a fancy little slogan/jingle...it does stick. Research proves it. Unfortunately, it takes time and $ before the reward of it is seen.

To this day, still being solicited by the "service" companies out there. I have zero regrets walking away from preservation work, the only way I'd go back is purely in rehab/repair work. Nothing else, period. It simply isn't worth the headaches, when you could be out doing things that are far more rewarding. Like this.....






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we need you to return to site as there is no closeup of a tape measure showing stud spacing and or showing nail placement LMAO
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Oh Geez what would make me laugh is reporting my own work to the owner
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That whole "tape measure" picture thing is what caused me to kick SG to the curb. Our main rep clearly stated he absolutely wanted NO photos showing a tape measure in the grass, he wanted to see our equipment in the grass (harder to manipulate). So we obliged on a dozen or so properties that we "got authorizations" on over the phone. Low and behold the auditing department "reduced" our agreed upon amount for services due to lack of "verifiable photo proof of length of grass" to the tune of about $1,200. Needless to say, I lost my temper and they lost a vendor. Good riddens to them, been a fantastic 3 years without them.
Fastforward to 7 days ago, I get a random email asking if we'd be interested in signing back on with them. Oh he$$ yes, may I please go through that BS again.

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Nice remodel job P3.

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Radio ads been working GREAT for me Thank goodness!

P3 would have heard it if he quits listening to that RAP Crap hahahaha
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Tape measure photos are inaccurate and easily manipulated. The metal types can be pushed into the ground to read whatever is needed; the wood ones can be cut off on the ends. A photo of the mower sitting in the yard before and after gives a good perspective. No one from HUF or Fannie or Freddie wants those pics; they are simply another hoop to be used against you if they don't feel like paying for the job.
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