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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 03-15-2012, 09:04 PM
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What is an initial work order?

I was called today from someonewanting me to do work from them. Sub of a Sub it seems. I asked alot of questions. Most of wich I learned about on CT. So what does an initial work order consist of? The lady made it sound like it would be worth my time. Would be trash out, lawn, secure house and buildings etc. What are your thoughts?
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post #2 of 26 (permalink) Old 03-16-2012, 12:13 AM
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I was called today from someonewanting me to do work from them. Sub of a Sub it seems. I asked alot of questions. Most of wich I learned about on CT. So what does an initial work order consist of? The lady made it sound like it would be worth my time. Would be trash out, lawn, secure house and buildings etc. What are your thoughts?
Summit,
I don't get it. You regularly read this forum and even criticize it's members.

You post things like this:
"How do you guys let your customer tell you what they will pay and let them take the money they paid you back? And still make a profit? Sounds insane to me. "

And this:
"I just don't get it. If the prices posted are the norm then why would anyone do the work..."

And this:
"Why not just stay home and send them a check?"

And this:
"Thanks for convincing me to never agree to do property preservation. I have gotten a call from a couple companies asking if I could go bid some work. No thanks, I'm busy. "

And now are you really considering working for this company????

I thought you were convinced??????
post #3 of 26 (permalink) Old 03-16-2012, 12:41 AM
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Summit,
I don't get it. You regularly read this forum and even criticize it's members.

You post things like this:
"How do you guys let your customer tell you what they will pay and let them take the money they paid you back? And still make a profit? Sounds insane to me. "

And this:
"I just don't get it. If the prices posted are the norm then why would anyone do the work..."

And this:
"Why not just stay home and send them a check?"

And this:
"Thanks for convincing me to never agree to do property preservation. I have gotten a call from a couple companies asking if I could go bid some work. No thanks, I'm busy. "

And now are you really considering working for this company????

I thought you were convinced??????
I do apologize if you took my posts as critizing the members here. It was more trying to understand the work issue between the bank? and the end contractor.I really don't understand how a contractor can let their customer dictate what they will pay. And no one answered that question either. I am still pretty much convinced it's not a profitable thing to do. I asked many questions and had many statements to the caller. Including I'm not interested in driving 60 miles one way to get paid 30 dollars to cut a 3' lawn, or get paid 20.00 to change a lock. Also told them we start the lein process at the 60 day mark of not being paid.when I did say those things, among others, I was assured I would get complete initial work orders. I'm just trying to find out what that means. So yeah I posted what I did and I'm very skeptical. If it is profitable I'm all for it. Just from all I see here there is no profit. If that's the case then I'm not interested. So can you,or will you, answer my original question or not?
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This post really is moot. I just got an email with what they want done and what they want to pay to do it. Without getting into pricing I can say for sure that there is no way I could do this work and make a profit. 3 of the jobs are within 20 mins of my house. definitely not worth it. Not even close. My original questions still stand though, for the prices they offered me I really would be better to just write them a check and sit at home.
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By the way, If anyone is in North Georgia I'll be glad to give you this lady's number if you want. Send me a pm it's all yours.
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This post really is moot. I just got an email with what they want done and what they want to pay to do it. Without getting into pricing I can say for sure that there is no way I could do this work and make a profit. 3 of the jobs are within 20 mins of my house. definitely not worth it. Not even close. My original questions still stand though, for the prices they offered me I really would be better to just write them a check and sit at home.
LOL... that is what this business is coming too... just ask "who do you want me to make the check out too"... they'll get the message.
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Summit the answer to your question is it all depends on what they want to be on the initial work order.

Some places its as little as change one lock and take pics of entire property condition.

Other w/os are very very detailed on what you are doing.
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. . .So can you,or will you, answer my original question or not?
Yes, I can.
post #10 of 26 (permalink) Old 03-18-2012, 12:44 AM
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From my experience the SG vendors in Northeast GA are quite poor and incompetent. Maybe you can get signed on with SG.
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