How to Start a Foreclosure Cleanup Business is the most up-to-date, thorough analysis of how to start and grow a foreclosure cleanup business in 2013 and beyond.
A foreclosure cleanup business is responsible for primarily the cleaning, clearing and maintenance of properties that have been foreclosed upon. Services offered by these enterprises involve interior and exterior repair and maintenance, ranging from debris removal, boarding of windows and doors, changing locks, inspections, painting, and more. The foreclosure cleanup industry is growing as a result of the astronomical number of foreclosures on the market today.
Though often termed "property preservation companies," foreclosure cleanup companies are actually different in that they are generally smaller contractors that work as arms of larger property preservation companies. The larger property preservation companies, in most scenarios, work directly with HUD (the Department of Housing and Urban Development). Increasingly, the larger companies are relying on the services of smaller foreclosure cleanup companies, who act as foot soldiers in the management, cleanup, and repair of properties in pre-foreclosure and foreclosure states.
How to Start a Foreclosure Cleanup Business includes the following topics: Business start-up, licensing, insurance, pricing, marketing, HUD subcontracting resources, start-up sample forms, copies of actual bids, and much more. Readers get detailed direction on niche marketing, working with larger contractors, choosing helpers, licensing and insurance, uniforms, equipment and supply purchasing versus renting, and other necessary information to help them start and grow a successful foreclosure cleanup enterprise in 2011 and beyond.
Further, readers receive a detailed look at several foreclosure cleanup bids won and jobs completed, with a step-by-step analysis of how each job unfolded. (All information is from the first-hand account of an Atlanta-based foreclosure cleanup business owner.)
The author is a realtor, real estate contractor, investor, and foreclosure cleanup business owner. As a result, readers learn crucial start-up tactics from a real estate professional with pointed experience in several real estate industry capacities.
How to Start a Foreclosure Cleanup Business is unique in that it provides a detailed perspective on starting and growing a foreclosure cleanup business from a seasoned professional who has successfully worked on many levels in the real estate industry.