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new to property preservation biz any suggestions on one to sign up with?
 
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Hes saying you didnt go intro section and introduce yourself to us...................Its courtesy,we dont know you from adam where your at or anything
 
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oh my bad I thought i did that when I first signed up a couple months back. I'll do it though thanks.
 
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JSConstuction,

Your ok. We all get a testy on the "who is snooping" anymore. You did the intro thing back in Jan.

Love to help you but don't know any "good" or better yet...."decent" companies out in the NW. As far as I'm concerned there isn't any good companies anymore. Try to get hooked up with a few realtors that service Fannie and Freddie Accts is your best bet.

Otherwise, Welcome to the P&P section! You'll get black and blue marks here but will be better for it. :)
 
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right on thank for the info I'll look in to that. I thought i had done the intro but wasn't sure so did one again.
 
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The best thing you can do when looking into a company is to use the search feature on the forum to find information. You can normally find at least one thread with their price list, level of integrity, etc. As you'll find out, most companies do not have a good reputation just because they will eventually screw you over.

Find out what prices you need to charge in order to make a living and stand strong behind those prices because these companies will see how low you will go.

And as Fremont said, realtor/broker direct work is the best way to go. Good luck!
 
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Can anyone recommend who to sign up with, I am in the Albany NY area.

I have been hawking the site for a bit now, amazing amount of info here. I am doing some work for 5 brothers, what a learning curve is probably the best way to put it. I am having trouble with the fact that they give you a work order for a specific bid - ie remove remaining debris and personal, you send that in. They kick it back as they want more pics of something they think maybe occurring. Simple, yo gave me order for XYZ, I gave you XYZ. The order didn't include ABC as well.

Is this typical
 

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Yes.

You will need to supply condition and rebid photos every time you are there, noting any changes to the property and supplying a full bid. This is pretty typical for any national.
 
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The worst part, I install a padlockand hasp as requested, send in the pics (complete as per your blog) and they block payment. The damn website that thing with it's automated emails, my Lord. I sent in 25 additional photos last night and get another email this am. I think we are gonna have a conversation in the am and figure out if I am staying or not.

They sent me to a property Monday, I agreed to stop and see what i would need -- advised them I was not in possession of their lock code yet, then when I get there it is posted with one of their sheets and another companies sticker. I call in, advise them of it and they tell me to bill for a trip charge, and then just go back and secure it when the locks arrive.

So I got back there Friday, it was never done, now over 2 feet of water in the basement. I call in immediately to advise them, I now have a different rep, she was really working hard on getting the authorization. Then she calls me back, they had cancelled out the order and I have to leave until a new one is issued. OK, no problem. Now I get emails from someone else wanting to know why I couldn't access the property as the photos don't support it. REALLY?????????? Good thing i save emails I think. Smells like it does in that house right now to me. Maybe I am just a little to paranoid.
 
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Get used to it!!! This is your life in this bussiness.
 
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I am just trying to fill in down time, boy I don;t know how you all deal with type of crap. I drove an additional 50 miles for the same $40 that I already earned..... this time on my dime.

If I didn;t have $1500 in supplies right now I would just walk away, that may happen anyhow, the old adage of cut your loses.
 
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Im out 3 more weeks not worth it almost 4 years my time and life and Its just not worth it. I sleap alot better and dont have to worry half as much
 
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I can fully appreciate the worrying idea. Either way, I am going to have the inspection shee tthat was left there by the other contractor either physically or pic and that shoudl be more than enough to calmme. It sates point blank on it, rason they were there initial secure and wintz. I walked down the stairs while I was waiting for the compressor to build up and :eek: LOL :no:
 

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NOT being cheeky

GET INTO A DIFFERENT LINE
the P&P is dying

http://www.inman.com/news/2012/02/23/renters-wanted-a-strategy-shrink-reo-inventory

http://www.mortgagenewsdaily.com/channels/voiceofhousing/01272012-government-foreclosures.aspx

The REO companys are going to fizzle and die out soon and their will be a shift to property maintenance. See above

INDUSTRIAL INVESTORS dont care about alot they want someone whio can do it all and be available 24/7. I have been told REO work is going to be FLAT till 2015 then start back up. This comes from a realtor whom I trust and just came back from a conference in CAli i belive it was . As soon as I have a link I shall post it as to the minutes of they conference

FIshing is look'n good :thumbsup:
 

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GET INTO A DIFFERENT LINE
the P&P is dying

http://www.inman.com/news/2012/02/23/renters-wanted-a-strategy-shrink-reo-inventory

http://www.mortgagenewsdaily.com/channels/voiceofhousing/01272012-government-foreclosures.aspx

The REO companys are going to fizzle and die out soon and their will be a shift to property maintenance. See above

INDUSTRIAL INVESTORS dont care about alot they want someone whio can do it all and be available 24/7. I have been told REO work is going to be FLAT till 2015 then start back up. This comes from a realtor whom I trust and just came back from a conference in CAli i belive it was . As soon as I have a link I shall post it as to the minutes of they conference

FIshing is look'n good :thumbsup:
Yup. Protracted socialism.
 
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This is strictly a fill in only, no more no less. We have some projects coming up, and this run around and deal wiht devastation, Christ if I wanted to be doing that all the time I would still be working as a paramedic.

What totally blows my mind, the house I mentioned earlier, can't even get the water evac'd from the lines assumable storage tank is still full. I asked my rep the other day about the status of the bids, she said she has seen them turn around in a day, and take up to:bangin: a year. At that point, just bring in an excavator and a couple dump trailers.

Another question, got a re secure I am dealing with, window was kicked in and the house stripped of all copper. I have 12" carriage bots, and they wont reach the 2x4's let alone go through them, high vandal area. How do you guys address that??
 
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