That would still mean he was using 8 dumpsters per job. Also, even if he took 40 hours to clean that house and most likely only 8 max worse case then he still made around $14.50 per hour. When I was a child my dad owned a cleaning business and they did this stuff all the time but on a person to person basis and could empty and entire house splitting garbage, packing things up in boxes and putting them on the truck in a few hours. Again, I just want to state that I'm not trying to be an asshole, I'm just trying to lay things out for people. I haven't read anything where it showed Safeguard intentionally did something to benefit themselves by screwing over the sub. It mostly seems like all the complaints are from people who messed up a job, didn't meet Safeguards strict regulations or think they deserve more money.Easy answer..... multiple dumpsters required for the job.
I don't recommend anyone; I just relate experiences.
If you think Safeguard is OK..........Give Lamco a try :whistling2:
BPWY or "new" Fremont. Please PM me on how to get in touch. A while back on CT there was an offer in a thread to help take our skills to a new level. I'd love to pick you brain on mold and water remediation. I've looked for classes to take on becoming certified but I haven't found anything for WI. I also wouldn't mind knowing how you got a $2500 roof tarp job that took 4 hours:yes:Thank you Brad, for the kind words and the great advice!
Fremont stayed at CT but the man behind the curtain is still here.
The name has been changed to protect the guilty.
This is excellent advice. I was thinking about doing almost exclusively grass cuts during that season. 20 cuts a day on normal sized lawns with a good path between properties seems doable. Just spoke to Safeguard and they send out checks weekly still so it it's just like any normal job where you get paid this week for the work you did last week, etc.If you think Safeguard is OK..........Give Lamco a try :whistling2:
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In all seriousness, IMHO it isn't about the companies that you, me or any of the rest of us work for. It is more about the relationships you build and the type of work you perform. Think about that last sentence and how it relates to almost every post from the likes of GTX63, BPWY, MTNMTMAN, FREMONT REO (by the way where is Fremont did he stay at CT?) and numerous others
In terms of relationships, meet and know who your brokers are. Give them courtesy calls when being sent to a property. When you wint a house that is closing tomorrow, and you will, if you talk with the broker about servicing the property, you open the door to dewint the house for that broker. Talk with neighbors. I've gotten a few private party grass cuts when mowing foreclosures. They will pay as much or more and you don't have to wait 30-60 days to get paid.
As for the type of work. DO NOT PUT ALL YOUR EGGS IN THE P&P BASKET and don't put all your eggs in one clients basket. I do little P&P work anymore. I am now doing FNMA and FMAC repairs and rehab. The photos required are much less and the broker walks through the house and signs off so you get paid. No BS of photos don't justify. This is in addition to my private customers I work for. Others here work directly for brokers. Others are lawncare and landscape companies, etc.
Money can be made in P&P. It comes down to perspective and risk versus reward. I much rather spend three days roofing then 14 days straight mowing grass. My family sees me more and it is more profitable. Plus it gives me more down time to post here :clap:
You just said Mccaffrey, are you located in Upstate NY? I was working for the business known as them before. The worse crooks I've ever dealt with. I had some friends working internally there too and one of the girls was telling me he would make her cry and others cry constantly while telling them to lie about pictures, etc.there is no good one there is no bad one ( so to speak ) our model here has changed in that we work for as many companies as we can in a tight zip code range. we dont do the 100 mile long by 100 mile wide deal and we dont limit ourselves to just one company
i have been known to photograph posting from regionals and nationals on properties and call them tell them who i am what i do elaborate that im a local this is my " backyard", i call the brokers who leave cards and ask after REO services when on the road and i spy another contractor i stop and chat offer a work share to keep our workers working and keep us more local to our home base and them the same
it used to be how much i made those days are over now its how cost effectively i can do the job
with the work share i got going with two others we cover 4 to counties but never cross one anothers path and we dont follow each other leap frogging if you will
we branch out and reach out and sell our product if your doing lawns talk to the neighbor ask who does there lawn are they happy tell them your there every two weeks if they want there lawn done and it fits your circle come once a week. we have taken over entire cul de sacs this way for all intents and purposes we are SUPER handy men ( and some women ) we know at the very least the basics of every system you can encounter in a home so sell that at inhabited buildings
be ready to cut a company away from your business model if they dont serve you i have about three houses i have been too for multiple companies safeguard BE Mcaffery etc they players will cut you dont doubt it
do not get taken advantage of try to get an RVM you can talk to and gravitate to them when you have to or have issues
i think the key thing you missed is i was charged back 150 for a bottle of cleaner on a counter , true thats a pic screwup , is it worth 150? no , did the client enjoy that discount ? i doubt it