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New to property winterization, tips??

Hi all. I own my own remodeling business and decided to make the jump into preservation work. I teamed up with a company in Syracuse. They say theyll send me work orders then ill go to the foreclosed home, change locks, board windows and make any inspections for additional work. All is documented with photos including completed work then emailed back to the property service company. Any comments or tips you guys can give me would be great. Im always nervous about working for someone I never got to meet in person. They are 2 hours away from my business. Thanks guys!
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You better hold them off for a few weeks while you read up a little here.
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go up by them and go on the road with one of there crews to see what they want and how they do it spend a day or two ,, its completely uncommon to never meet who you work for in this industry
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go up by them and go on the road with one of there crews to see what they want and how they do it spend a day or two ,, its completely uncommon to never meet who you work for in this industry
Not uncommon at all on this side of the river. I've worked for more than a few companies off & on over the past 4 years & have never met anyone face to face.

Iíve already told you more than I know.
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Some of the people in those companies are fortunate that I didn't.
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Not uncommon at all on this side of the river. I've worked for more than a few companies off & on over the past 4 years & have never met anyone face to face

oops my bad typo and bad eyes i find it VERY UNCOMMON to meet any one
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I personally have had great outcomes with a partner I have never met, I was a little nervous at first but it all worked out great. Just remember, document all work done, save all pictures and copies of invoices.
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Hi all. I own my own remodeling business and decided to make the jump into preservation work. I teamed up with a company in Syracuse. They say theyll send me work orders then ill go to the foreclosed home, change locks, board windows and make any inspections for additional work. All is documented with photos including completed work then emailed back to the property service company. Any comments or tips you guys can give me would be great. Im always nervous about working for someone I never got to meet in person. They are 2 hours away from my business. Thanks guys!
I would also suggest doing a forum search using the company name as well. It'll help you weed out some of the bad apples that send work but little or no pay, or ones notorious for bogus chargebacks that cost YOU money, etc.
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Good Luck. Better do a name search or ask around here about who your thinking about hooking up with. There are a couple of companys around Syracuse that are BAD news. I wouldn't jump in with both feet until you do some homework!!
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I was going to come right out and name the company but I don't really want to go throwing them under the bus just yet. I did do a name search and nothing popped up. They're either a fly by night company or people aren't having any problems with them. Are there any out there you could warn me of off the top of your head from the Syracuse area? My reputation in the professional world means everything to me and I would hate to have that ruined. Thanks guys!
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