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Anyone in florida interested

I got this email today, don't have info on them or price list. We are out of the industry.

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My name is Anna, Iím with North American Asset Protection Services. I saw your Ad on Craigslist for property preservation, and we are interested in hearing from you about potentially working with us. We have just picked up a new client and will be receiving work in Alachua county and surrounding counties. Following is a list of said counties that we need coverage in. Feel free to complete your application, which can be found at the link below, and send it via e-mail. We look forward to hearing from you!
https://northamericanassetprotection...d=55&Itemid=63

Looking for contractors to cover the following counties in Florida: Leon, Wakulla, Jefferson, Madison, Taylor, Hamilton, Suwanee, Lafayette, Columbia, Baker, Union, Bradford, Alachua, Nassau, Duval, Clay, St. Johns.


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Anna Garofano
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North American Asset Protection Services, INC.
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They are apparently in my backyard. But i have never heard of them.
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Before you waste time on their application, check with the BBB, get some references from them and their price sheet. Doing business is a two way street.
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I am not in the area they are looking for. I am in their backyard. About 10 miles from their address listed on their website. Thinking of dropping in tomorrow and see how they respond.
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According to Florida State records, apparently they have a staff of 1 and annual revenue of $40,000. Not so sure what to make of this
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We're a regional, price list looks like this.. Gc's start at $20 for an under 5k sf lot, moving up 5 bucks every 5k after that, capping at $65 for an acre. 5$ more for any initial cuts that aren't overgrown. Any overgrowth/shrubs etc gets bid from site. $20 a cubic yard for debris, $15 per lock, $85 for an initial clean, (doesn't have to be immaculate, just have to prove ya tried) $48 for window boards, (don't need to paint) $80 for door boards. We don't do inspections as those prices are basically insulting to everybody. Basically everything else we turn in bids... and we always give approvals back to who bid them. I know Regionals are despised on here, but we do our best to keep guys happy, and we pay bi-weekly after the first month. The way I see it... our subs worry about the preservation, and we worry about the eternal battle to get paid.
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We're a regional, price list looks like this.. Gc's start at $20 for an under 5k sf lot, moving up 5 bucks every 5k after that, capping at $65 for an acre. 5$ more for any initial cuts that aren't overgrown. Any overgrowth/shrubs etc gets bid from site. $20 a cubic yard for debris, $15 per lock, $85 for an initial clean, (doesn't have to be immaculate, just have to prove ya tried) $48 for window boards, (don't need to paint) $80 for door boards. We don't do inspections as those prices are basically insulting to everybody. Basically everything else we turn in bids... and we always give approvals back to who bid them. I know Regionals are despised on here, but we do our best to keep guys happy, and we pay bi-weekly after the first month. The way I see it... our subs worry about the preservation, and we worry about the eternal battle to get paid.
HAHAHAHAHA OMG!

You made me snort ice-t thru my nose as I was reading this load of crap:
"We don't do inspections as those prices are basically insulting to everybody"

I hate to be the one to break this to you, ALL OF YOUR PRICES ARE INSULTING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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HAHAHAHAHA OMG!

You made me snort ice-t thru my nose as I was reading this load of crap:
"We don't do inspections as those prices are basically insulting to everybody"

I hate to be the one to break this to you, ALL OF YOUR PRICES ARE INSULTING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Agreed... And unworkable.
And im being nice about it!!!
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I'm not sure it is regional's that are so despised as it is the practices. Getting into the middle of an already crowded line and bumping the BOTG another rung down the ladder is the turn off. Thanks for your post. It is smetimes refreshing to hear from a regional that can be a little straightforward. Here is why we now only do REO/Preservation as a low priority sideline-

Our dumping rates climb every 6 months and currently, in many areas, it is a minimum of $70 truckload before items such at bedding, paint, tvs, etc. $20 cyd would be break even on our best day.

$25 to do an initial on a 100'x150' lot with maybe a fiver thrown in if it is overgrown? My youngest teenage son may take that price, but you won't get any pics.

Posting on a forum that I only have to show effort with my sales clean is setting everyone up to fail. I highly doubt you write that language into your contractor agreements.

I'd also expect that contractors would be wary of boarding orders that don't require painting when the local municipalities may. Do your subs avoid chargebacks for items like that when you don't get paid?

It is quite obvious with the numbers mentioned, the level of contractor you will attract. Unfortunately, we are the ones who come in after companies like yours lose the contract, submitting bids to redo the work.
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We pay out for quite a few jobs that we get zero-billed on actually. Nationals will find any excuse not to pay a contractor for their work, from a single missing photo, to an ambiguous rule buried somewhere deep in a vendor-memo archive labeled ***dangerous virus do not click!!!!***

I spend most of my day going through and fighting charge backs and zero bills in an attempt to get paid for every work order our contractors have performed. We send our price list out to anybody who expresses interest in working for us, before asking them to waste time on a vendor app, and if they don't like the prices we shake hands and move on. No hard feelings.

I just can't imagine a full time contractor who's out in the field all day, coming home at night and working a full night arguing with clients over whether they will be paid for a grass cut that another company cut 25 days ago, because that cut was performed within a month of theirs. If I can't get paid for a job, but I know that it was done correctly, I will ALWAYS ensure the contractor is paid, even if we aren't.

Also so there is no confusion, a 100x150 lot starts at 30. If there is overgrowth, the contractor calls from site and names their price. The extra five only applies if it is our first cut at the property, and it is not more than 12 inches tall.

Say what you want, but if i was a contractor, I'd much rather work for Naaps than for safegaurd.
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