In many cases this is true. Look at the math I posted above. If I work for a company that pays low or even marginally then split it with a guy it becomes a very low wage. This is why I have always said HUD pricing is generally ok before 20 hands get in the pie.Well, this reply is going to piss some people off, but from my perspective and those who work for Regionals, know it to be 100% true.
Those of us who work for Regionals are your employee's that got tired of watching the You, the Owner, make all that money off of us and now want 1/2 of your cut, and not the measly $10 - $15 you paid us to do all the field work.
Most of you now are saying "what All?". Well, we see your bills paid and new equipment coming in while we work check to check.
Working for the Regionals is Exactly like working for most of you except we get 1/2 the cut. We do not need to label photos. We do not need to bid every single item or get screwed for it later. We do not even have to worry about chargebacks later down the line. 99% of all the aggravation you guys need to worry about we don't. The Regional (You) have those issues, not us.
If you really think about it, YOU are the Regional for your covered areas and those under you are your sub-contractors you are paying to do said jobs. You all complain about the Regionals and YOU ARE THE REGIONALS.
Good for you man! I can relate. I did preservation work today. There is something nice about not having a client over your shoulder.Well, it all works out for me. I'm a guy that doesn't play well with others, as I have "social" issues. I work alone and do what I can do at my own pace.
I've had 100's of jobs and they all sucked for me till I applied to this one add for a general laborer and learned this business, then after 1 year left him for a regional. Maybe 1 out of every 100 houses I need to actually speak with another human. Most other interactions are texting or emails.
Got a call last week from a company I hope to get a lot of work from in the future. They just don't have the work load right now. He asked if I could do a couple simple inspections for $15 each. I've never done the inspection thing, how hard can it be? I was driving right by the properties anyway so I said yes. I did the first one but was running behind on my other work. I sent over the pics and forms, he asked when I would have the second inspection done.The best thing you can do for profit is learn the word NO. Politely tell them NO. Price things where you make money and say no to anything less.:vs_no_no_no:
I do have a problem with Safeguard accepting a job, then declining it without a valid reason. If his whole reason was to get their business, then push them into a higher pay grade through "No'genotiation", then that is bad business for everyone involved.Good luck with that. . .(I'd rather work with SG than try that!)
Yep I agree. I was trying to avoid all the details and writing a book on here, but I have left out some vital information.I do have a problem with Safeguard accepting a job, then declining it without a valid reason. If his whole reason was to get their business, then push them into a higher pay grade through "No'genotiation", then that is bad business for everyone involved.
Yep I agree. I was trying to avoid all the details and writing a book on here, but I have left out some vital information.
I received the call from X national when I was on the road and about to drive by the properties. He asked if I could do a couple "simple inspections that needed just a few photos and fill out a quick form and it shouldn't take more than 10-15 minutes." I said email me the work orders.
The email arrived about the same time I arrived at the property. These were not simple inspections. They were ICC inspections. They were requesting 150-200 pics and there were 2 forms to fill out, not just one. There was no way it could have been completed correctly in 10-15 min.
The entire conversation was a lie just to get me there. I wanted to keep my word so I did the first inspection, then realized I don't want to work for this company in the future anyway if this is how they do business. I didn't feel like a spittin match, just wanted to be done with them, so when he asked
about the second inspection, I just said no.
I just found it interesting how the price went from 15 to 150 by saying no. I accepted at 150 trying to recoup losses for the first one. I should have run him up 300! On a side note, the 165 is actually on their "in process for payment" for April. We'll see.....
Will I do business with this company in the future? I don't know.....definitely not doing $15 inspections and not doing ANYTHING for that state rep.
Haven't introduced myself yet but I will when I figure out where that goes. In the process of reading all the info on here, or searching before I ask to see if any questions I come up with are already answered.I'm just not a fan of any National and Regionals don't even make sense to me. As you know there is only so much money that will be paid for a service. When that money is split 2, 3, sometimes even 4 times there isn't anything left for the guy in the field. This is what causes all the poor quality work in the field.