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I'm getting killed on the "utility check" the "conveyance inspection" the "submit bid" for a false mold stain... I cover approx. 100 miles and these cannot be done for $25.00 trip charge. How does everyone else handle these? tell them to reassign?
I just did a convey inspection and the toilet was compromised.. The work order tells me that I have to clean for the price of the convey inspection.. Fxxk you.
I've only gotten bone work like this for two months now, anyone else this slow?
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I always find $omething.

I would never clean anything for free. They are a pain, I turn them down if they are not within 30 mile or so, and always find something to bid. The last one i did got me a $500 roof repair that took and hour, and cost very little to do.
The conveyance inspection is especially profitable, simply because of the time pressure on the contractor, and the fact it is already supposed to be in conveyance condition. You can usually get your bid approved quickly, and for the money you want. Of course, I have no idea what company you are working for, and it may vary.
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Jim, can you call your contact to bid things like wire caps and hazards removal while you're onsite, or do you have to submit then go back later?
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I'm getting killed on the "utility check" the "conveyance inspection" the "submit bid" for a false mold stain... I cover approx. 100 miles and these cannot be done for $25.00 trip charge. How does everyone else handle these? tell them to reassign?
I just did a convey inspection and the toilet was compromised.. The work order tells me that I have to clean for the price of the convey inspection.. Fxxk you.
I've only gotten bone work like this for two months now, anyone else this slow?
5 sissy at it again! re-assign.
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I can call, but it depends on the client as to wether it will get approved or have to

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Jim, can you call your contact to bid things like wire caps and hazards removal while you're onsite, or do you have to submit then go back later?

bid. To be honest, I would rather give them a damn wire cap than do the paper work.
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Wow. So unreasonably unnecessary. I wish common sense was more prevalent anymore!
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I'm getting killed on the "utility check" the "conveyance inspection" the "submit bid" for a false mold stain... I cover approx. 100 miles and these cannot be done for $25.00 trip charge. How does everyone else handle these? tell them to reassign?
I just did a convey inspection and the toilet was compromised.. The work order tells me that I have to clean for the price of the convey inspection.. Fxxk you.
I've only gotten bone work like this for two months now, anyone else this slow?
We stopped doing P&P over this and some other issues
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200+ miles on your truck and at least a half day of your time. I'll bet you could find a better way to not make a dollar. Yes, I'd let them pass the job onto someone else.
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I'm getting killed on the "utility check" the "conveyance inspection" the "submit bid" for a false mold stain... I cover approx. 100 miles and these cannot be done for $25.00 trip charge. How does everyone else handle these? tell them to reassign?
I just did a convey inspection and the toilet was compromised.. The work order tells me that I have to clean for the price of the convey inspection.. Fxxk you.
I've only gotten bone work like this for two months now, anyone else this slow?
Personally, I'd cut my normal coverage area back to 25 miles and anything beyond requires the federal mileage rate in addition to the trip charge.

Otherwise, if you are in a hard to cover area, negotiate for a couple hundred dollar allowable to complete work required at the time of the preconvey inspection. Or negotiate to call in for a POC email covering the work.

Keep in mind, you aren't the first person there. While the property may have changed to a different client, HUD most likely has tons of bids and already knows what hasn't been addressed.

I used to do these a few years back. I always called from site to get approvals and did the work on the spot. If it wasn't approved, I wasn't going back again. Give it to some other schlep.



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Do you think any of them would be receptive for a hard to cover area, a general service area + fed mileage for outlying areas? Anyone gotten something like that?
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