REO Property Preservation Forum banner

1 - 20 of 164 Posts
N

·
Guest
Joined
·
0 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Any feedback on Homeland Field Services, a property preservation broker, located in Utah.

thanks.
 
C

·
Guest
Joined
·
0 Posts
Discussion Starter #2
We're working with them now. Today was day 7. Still too early to tell. What do you know about them?
 
N

·
Guest
Joined
·
0 Posts
Discussion Starter #3
Homeland FS

In the sign up phase. Trying to make an informed decision.

just concerned with all the negative comments on the web about Preservation brokers.
 
F

·
Guest
Joined
·
0 Posts
Discussion Starter #4
I started work for them about 45 days ago. If you have done property preservation before they are pretty good. Banks are clamping down on them so things are more detailed now. Take a minimum of 175 pictures on each inspection, you should do fine. If it is overgrown in the back and you have mowed the front stop and put in a bid. Don't say you mowed half they won't pay you for any of it. MY MISTAKE. Then they wouldn't pay me for mowing the next time either because it was a recut, not overgrown because I had done the initial cut. I know my mistake and I paid for it.
They do answer their phones at least. Paychecks are steady. James is great to work for.
 
2

·
Guest
Joined
·
0 Posts
Discussion Starter #5
I did work for them and I still haven't been paid. They sent me 90 miles round trip to do a cleanout and the work had already been done. I asked for a trip fee and they said "too bad". They were rude and difficult to get ahold of. They even hung up on me when I asked to be paid.

They are unprofessional and I would never work for them.
 
F

·
Guest
Joined
·
0 Posts
Discussion Starter #6
I do work for Homeland and I have had my problems with them as you do with any company BUT All problems are worked out. For the people who wrote this comment I talked with the owner of the company to get the other side. Work orders must be updated and they tried to contact you but you did not respond. They were forced to reassign this order to another vendor who did the order before you went out to do it. If you had done the work in a timely fashion you would have gotten paid. Sorry for your feelings about for the company but I will continue to work for them happily.
 
O

·
Guest
Joined
·
0 Posts
Discussion Starter #7
H&g llc

I am new to property preservation as a main income. I was not happy about not getting paid for a min. 60 days. The work was very sporadic and I had other things going on so committing to jumping on a work order within 48 hrs while not getting paid for over two months is not for me. Additionally, if you are missing anything, even 1 photo out of 150 sent, your pay will be docked. I invested over $500 in materials and fuel and out of 5 work orders I got a total pay out of $130.00 over 4 months. Then I went out of town over Christmas and was removed from their contractor list. When i called to find out why I was getting no work I found out my contact had quit 3 weeks earlier and told no one that I had gone out of town for that week. Additionally bidding a job is no guarantee of anything, so don't waste your time. I will be terminating my relationship with them so if anyone wants about $200.00 worth of locks and lock boxes for cheap, let me know!
 
F

·
Guest
Joined
·
0 Posts
Discussion Starter #9
ogie569 said:
I am new to property preservation as a main income. I was not happy about not getting paid for a min. 60 days. The work was very sporadic and I had other things going on so committing to jumping on a work order within 48 hrs while not getting paid for over two months is not for me. Additionally, if you are missing anything, even 1 photo out of 150 sent, your pay will be docked. I invested over $500 in materials and fuel and out of 5 work orders I got a total pay out of $130.00 over 4 months. Then I went out of town over Christmas and was removed from their contractor list. When i called to find out why I was getting no work I found out my contact had quit 3 weeks earlier and told no one that I had gone out of town for that week. Additionally bidding a job is no guarantee of anything, so don't waste your time. I will be terminating my relationship with them so if anyone wants about $200.00 worth of locks and lock boxes for cheap, let me know!
Don't blame you when you work with the above named company. LOW PAY and SLOW PAY. Get a reputable service company that pays decent and keep those locks.

Sorry you got hooked up with undesirable company.

Also,,,,, you might be an independent contractor but YOU CANNOT LEAVE TOWN for any reason..you are at their disposal 24/7. Yep you are not an employee but only owned.
 
F

·
Guest
Joined
·
0 Posts
Discussion Starter #10
Property Preservation Companies

Who do recommend as a GOOD Company?
 
R

·
Guest
Joined
·
0 Posts
Discussion Starter #11
ogie569 said:
I am new to property preservation as a main income. I was not happy about not getting paid for a min. 60 days. The work was very sporadic and I had other things going on so committing to jumping on a work order within 48 hrs while not getting paid for over two months is not for me. Additionally, if you are missing anything, even 1 photo out of 150 sent, your pay will be docked. I invested over $500 in materials and fuel and out of 5 work orders I got a total pay out of $130.00 over 4 months. Then I went out of town over Christmas and was removed from their contractor list. When i called to find out why I was getting no work I found out my contact had quit 3 weeks earlier and told no one that I had gone out of town for that week. Additionally bidding a job is no guarantee of anything, so don't waste your time. I will be terminating my relationship with them so if anyone wants about $200.00 worth of locks and lock boxes for cheap, let me know!

Do you have a list of your inventory if so can you email it to [email protected] once I receive it I will make an offer on inventory we use
 
G

·
Guest
Joined
·
0 Posts
Discussion Starter #12
CYPREXX Services in Florida is a great national company who pays me on time and well. But you have to be at the top of your game. They don't put up with half assed.
 
F

·
Guest
Joined
·
0 Posts
Discussion Starter #13
Cyprexx is half assed. It got so bad that we termintated a $700k relationship with their stupidity. Never looked back and never felt better :)
 
G

·
Guest
Joined
·
0 Posts
Discussion Starter #14
Sorry to hear that. I guess everyone's experience may be different. I have only worked for them in the 2 years of my business and I netted about 70k last year without working very hard. I only have one crew, so I wasn't on your level.
 
F

·
Guest
Joined
·
0 Posts
Discussion Starter #15
When we started with Cyprexx you would call in and the owner would actually answer the phone. Through some "breaks" they grew. As time went by they got IMO "to large for their britches" and their customer service has tanked. Clients/Banks are wanting to tank them for thier ineptness.
Its really to bad. 4-5 years ago I woulda been singing their praises. Now? Nope.
Their employees are unskilled and untrained which puts the contractors at great risk.
As everything else in this business "ride the wave and DON'T put your eggs in 1 basket".:no:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
231 Posts
Anyone ever hear of Border Preservation Services?, they're advertising for subs in my area now and the only info I've found on them so far is that they're based in Texas?..BPS anyone?
 
F

·
Guest
Joined
·
0 Posts
Discussion Starter #17
All-Craft said:
Anyone ever hear of Border Preservation Services?, they're advertising for subs in my area now and the only info I've found on them so far is that they're based in Texas?..BPS anyone?
Nope but have heard of Boarder Patrol Services and they seem to stink..:laughing:
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
4,096 Posts
All-Craft said:
Anyone ever hear of Border Preservation Services?, they're advertising for subs in my area now and the only info I've found on them so far is that they're based in Texas?..BPS anyone?





BPS is also the initials of my company. And I'm not from TX. ;) :laughing:






As for Homeland................................................. I BRIEFLY worked with them.

And I had problems with them from the initial phone conversation.
The recruiter straight up lied to me on the phone from the get go and thru the short relationship the lying was very routine.

I was told that Wells Fargo does not pay HUD rate. Lie

I was asked to travel well outside my home area to help them out of a bind. They lied about the rate they were going to pay. Lie

They only let you bid $15 for debris even when HUD rate was $45 back then in my state. Told me they aren't getting HUD rate. Lie

I told them that I was not working for that low and would bid my jobs accordingly. They said that was OK with them. LIE

They told me way back then that paint wasn't paid as a hazmat item by HUD. Lie


This was back in 09 when HUD rates and guidelines were not what they are now.


I can't find the email I sent them laying out all the lies I caught them in in the very short time I worked for them. They never bothered to reply to me.
 
M

·
Guest
Joined
·
0 Posts
Discussion Starter #19
Contact me if you still have the locks and how much you want for them. I may be interested....
 
L

·
Guest
Joined
·
0 Posts
Discussion Starter #20
Glad to learn so much about homeland, was just about to sign on with them as a sub. Maybe not anymore.
 
1 - 20 of 164 Posts
Top