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how can i aquire bulk inspections

have been in the business for 5 years, and I currently do grass cuts and snow removals in bulk, on top of tarpings, minor roof repair, board ups, lock changes and winterizations. I have been interested in doing vacancy inspections , eviction inspections, etc for the passed few years, but am having a hard time finding clients who will give them to me in bulk. We are a small company, so getting in with the nationals has proven to be a challenge. I am located in Cleveland, OH, where the foreclosure rate is through the roof. It seems there should be plenty to go around. Anybody have any tips or suggestions to help me out?
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Just out of curiosity, say you got around 300 monthly inspections in the Cleveland area, how much do you think you will need per inspection to be profitable?
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Well if the inspections include interior pictures, $15 per, if they were all just exterior inspections then $10 per
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Well if the inspections include interior pictures, $15 per, if they were all just exterior inspections then $10 per
Good luck getting a large volume with those prices! Most drive by inspections are down to $3.00
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Sheesh, I've never heard em lower than 7.50, but also I'm not familiar with just doing drive by inspections. I currently get paid $15 for a property check, that includes going in the house, taking bids and pictures of everything. But I'm only getting about 60 a month
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I currently get paid $15 for a property check, that includes going in the house, taking bids and pictures of everything. But I'm only getting about 60 a month
Consider yourself lucky you only have 60/month. That limits the amount of time you are working for minimum wage, or less......



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Sheesh, I've never heard em lower than 7.50, but also I'm not familiar with just doing drive by inspections. I currently get paid $15 for a property check, that includes going in the house, taking bids and pictures of everything. But I'm only getting about 60 a month

You can properly inspect and bid out a house for $15.00? AND you want to do this more?
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Like I have said before, even at $25-30

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You can properly inspect and bid out a house for $15.00? AND you want to do this more?
I could not make it profitable. I can envision a scenario in which it could be profitable, but that never happens in the real world.

Not to mention the fact that you can actually complete and report an $80 grass cut in less time, in most cases.
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We are a small company, so getting in with the nationals has proven to be a challenge.
Why?
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You can properly inspect and bid out a house for $15.00? AND you want to do this more?
I could not make it profitable. I can envision a scenario in which it could be profitable, but that never happens in the real world.

Not to mention the fact that you can actually complete and report an $80 grass cut in less time, in most cases.
Often times with these property checks, there are allowables, securing, tarping etc. Also many of the houses are houses I've already been to, so I don't need to take bids because they are already on file. The bulk of my money comes from grass cuts, but the season is over. If I had 100 inspections like this a week on top of my other work I'd be doing pretty great.
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