Join Date: Mar 2013
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The problem is ANYONE who works for ANY national, regional, sub of a sub, etc.. IS THE PROBLEM!
As long as you keep accepting the work they will never change.
I'm sure you can all agree that the problem is the middle men.
Imagine if there was no middle men, the person actually doing the work is the one who is contracted directly and keeps all of the money. Thats what working directly for the banks and agents is all about.
You have people on this very forum who complain yet they cover entire states or multiple states. How can you do that without being part of the problem? I'm sure you take a little for yourself and sub it again!
All of my work is done withing a 20 mile radius of my house and I have more work that I can handle. I have 4 crews who do nothing but rehabs/major repairs, I sub out carpets, HVAC and roofing, 1 crew for small repairs, and 2 trashout crews. And I try to make it to every job to QC if possible.
And guess what, there is probably another 10 guys in my area that work for other agents who are equally busy, never a shortage of work.
I know some are from very rural areas with 100's of miles between cities or heavily populated areas, I guess this does not apply to you , but not much you can do about that. It's pure supply and demand, you can't brag about how your nearest neighbor is 5 miles away and cry when you have to drive 100 miles to service a house.
The key to your success is going direct! If you feel you are being mistreated, under paid, charged back (which by the way is NOT a real thing! The banks NEVER EVER charge back anything!) then simply don't accept the work.
I got about 20 private messages asking HOW DO I GO DIRECT?
Pick up the phone and start calling the agents who have the properties you want to work on, it's not rocket science.
Also, trying to form some type of union or organization is not the answer either. You are independent contractors, not employees.