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post #1 of 51 (permalink) Old 01-18-2009, 09:50 AM
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Property Preservation - Starting a Business -Any Suggestions

Hi All...I just started a Property Preservation Business...I have experience in the business, and now have started my own company...Does anyone have any sugessions on getting work! What Vendors to approach, Real-Estate Co.,Banks? Need the work...
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post #2 of 51 (permalink) Old 01-20-2009, 09:36 AM
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Is there a local preservation association, historic landmark commission, seek out architects who have done landmark preservation work in your region.

Go to US Gov and see what land marks are in your area.

It seems like a real narrow field to be in. If you can do preservation remodel , then you should be able to be a full service remodeler with the fine qualities of replicating old world details.

Terry
post #3 of 51 (permalink) Old 01-20-2009, 10:21 AM
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Safeguard has virtually unlimited work. They are a pain in the ass, but the work is there if you can read and work quickly. We were hitting 15 houses a day when I pulled the plug. Look into that, takes no talent or skill and it is constant work, not bad when you are staring out.
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post #4 of 51 (permalink) Old 01-20-2009, 09:17 PM
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Hit the pavement, forget the national companies.
It takes shoe leather and hand shaking to get the good leads.

Nick
post #5 of 51 (permalink) Old 04-11-2009, 10:33 AM
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Would anyone be willing to share a general price list or price standard that they use when quoting trashout service?

Thank you!!!!

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post #6 of 51 (permalink) Old 04-11-2009, 12:54 PM
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I do a lot of trash outs. There is no "formula" for it. As bad as it sounds, the banks usually have a magic number they will approve automatically. It is an under/over game and you really need to have a Realtor, Asset Manager or Broker that is a friend, explain who does what.

This is really just a short term "add on service", you can't build a business just on trash outs. Just enjoy the extra income and charge a fair price.
post #7 of 51 (permalink) Old 04-11-2009, 01:36 PM
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Handyman,

Thank you for taking the time to respond!

I hope you have a wonderful and restful weekend!

j-
post #8 of 51 (permalink) Old 06-21-2009, 12:14 PM
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I have to disagree with handyman, you can make a living on cleanups and trash outs, I gross 15-20k a month on just that. But i do have to agree with who ever said forget the national companies, they want you to work for peanuts. I get around 100-200 to gain access to a property, rekey an leave a lockbox or key and do the initial inspection. the national compaies want it done for 20.00...yes you can get 10-15 jobs a day but it doesn't add up to much and with gas prices going up its just not worth it unless you have a crew that only does that and then you have a reg crew that works with locals to do the real money work. good luck!
post #9 of 51 (permalink) Old 06-21-2009, 01:36 PM
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I have to disagree with handyman, you can make a living on cleanups and trash outs, I gross 15-20k a month on just that. But i do have to agree with who ever said forget the national companies, they want you to work for peanuts. I get around 100-200 to gain access to a property, rekey an leave a lockbox or key and do the initial inspection. the national compaies want it done for 20.00...yes you can get 10-15 jobs a day but it doesn't add up to much and with gas prices going up its just not worth it unless you have a crew that only does that and then you have a reg crew that works with locals to do the real money work. good luck!
I didn't say you couldn't make a living, I said you can't build a business on trash outs. We are making excellent money on these today, but 2 years from now, will there still be a need? This is why I said "Build a business."

I figure building a business is a lifetime thing, so the short term trash outs are just one of the services that my "business" offers. Also, you do not build up clientele, so you are always prospecting, in my business, I am after customer's for life. The banks will not be there throwing money my way when my XX year old goes to college, but my long list of repeat customers will still be there, as long as I have done my job correctly.
post #10 of 51 (permalink) Old 06-24-2009, 01:13 AM
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D&R....would you be willing to chat or email with me? I have alot of questions and found in the short time of being a member here that asking questions around here like I did on another thread about this didnt work too well?? I just really would like to actually talk with a PP company owner...can you help me out?
Oh BTW I live on the West side of Michigan on the lake shore. I am 38 and desperately wanting to own my own business and work for myself more than I can describe here. I have done quite a bit of research but still have some detailed and specific questions that I cant find the answers too....I hate cubic yard....great site for info, real crappy for navigating around the site to cipher the info.
Anyway the other thread I was in seems to of died, so I am glad to of found this one and would love if you can help me out. I think you can email me through my profile???
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