Check out these great opportunities to educate yourself in the wonderful world of Property Preservation!!
It only costs $150 per month and it's a 6 month program. How long before you receive this email: "We are excited to announce the new requirement that all vendors in our network are required to complete the Vendor University training by such and such a date in order to qualify to receive additional work. For your convenience, we will automatically debit the $150 monthly fee from your account starting next month. Failure to complete the program within the prescribed time allotment will result in loss of all work."
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How do these educational offerings mitigate the fundamental flaws in the property preservation business model? Those fundamental flaws, in my opinion, include lack of integrity and accountability from the nationals - I can safely make that assertion based on many years of experience in the industry. Examples:
1) "Oops, it was a glitch in the system that made it auto-invoice at a lower than allowable amount; now if you just jump through these hoops, we'll be able to fix that for you."
2) "We know you're a couple of weeks into the grass cut season however we must now lower the prices on all your invoices to comply with the changes we implemented today.
And any business decisions
you made in preparing for completing our grass cuts this season are blown because we're going to pay significantly less than you expected."
3) "We are back-charging you for the grass cut completed at xyz property 2 years ago because the photos are not in compliance with guidelines; specifically, address is not visible in the photos. Oh, the address was not posted at the property? You should have noted that in your completion or written it on the mailbox."
Do you think the education seminars will prepare vendors for these scenarios?