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How to Find Jobs for Your Foreclosure Cleaning & Real Estate Contracting Business

As a foreclosure cleaning company, there are several ways to find jobs, or "work orders" for your company. But you have to know how and where to search.

A real estate contracting company handles duties that range from lawn care, to rehabbing and building, and everything in between. A popular sub-category of real estate contractors has fast become the foreclosure cleanup business.

A foreclosure cleanup company performs tasks such as general cleaning, changing locks, and boarding up windows and doors of vacant and abandoned homes to keep vagrants from entering. They also handle lawn care and regular yard maintenance of properties in pre-foreclosure, or that have been foreclosed upon, to minor repairs, interior and sometimes exterior painting, winterization of homes, interior trash outs, debris removal, and more.

Landing Work Orders for Your Foreclosure Cleanup Company

As a foreclosure cleaning company, there are several ways to find jobs, or "work orders" for your company. The primary gold mine in foreclosure cleanup work lies in contacting larger companies who have the jobs to outsource. One of the most effective ways to initiate contact with a larger company outsourcing work is directly, often via online vendor applications.

However, many larger property preservation companies are increasingly advertising online. They are soliciting help for both salaried, corporate positions, as well for lucrative frontline, trash-out and cleanup jobs.

Online Job Boards

Online job boards are fertile outlets for foreclosure cleanup work, if you know how to search for the plethora of opportunities. Internet job boards are divided into employment categories that range from the expected administrative, to professional career positions in, for example, the legal and medical fields. But now it's not uncommon to see many formal job boards with entire foreclosure cleanup-type categories that previously were housed under Real Estate.

Property Preservation has become a popular job category on internet job boards. Websites such as the popular Monster, Career Builder, and the lesser known and newer job boards like Juju, The Ladders, Simply Hired and the like, all list property preservation jobs.

Viable Jobs Less Visible Under Other Real Estate Job Categories

It helps to know under which categories to search for property preservation and foreclosure cleanup type jobs.

Construction Category: Though "Property Preservation" has become a more used job category than in the past, some jobs are still further cloaked under less visible categories such as "Construction."

Mortgage Field Services: Another category under which foreclosure cleaning and real estate contracting companies such as lawn maintenance businesses should seek jobs is the "Mortgage Field Services" category. This is actually a formal industry term that is a vital fiber in the fabric of the real estate and property preservation industry. But many new foreclosure cleanup and real estate contracting companies may overlook using it in their job search efforts.

When you research foreclosure cleanup and real estate contracting jobs for your small business, include the Contracting and Mortgage Field Services sub-banners in your search for jobs to propel your company.

Sample Job Postings

Here is a sample job description for a position that was recently posted on one of the larger, well-known job boards that was cloaked under the following category: Construction/Facilities; Skilled Labor:

"EXPERIENCED PROFESSIONALS IN PROPERTY PRESERVATION TO HUD GUIDELINES ONLY SHOULD APPLY. [Company] is looking for an experienced Field Technician to handle the [County Names]. Candidate must have their own work vehicle and tools. It is a necessity that candidates have experience in property preservation to HUD guidelines, and understand the proper procedures for all areas of this business including winterizations. For serious consideration, candidates should e-mail their resume to [Email Address].

The above job posting is an excellent opportunity for a properly licensed and insured foreclosure cleanup business.

Finding Jobs via Classified Ad Websites

Even classified ad websites have become popular outlets for property preservation, foreclosure cleaning and real estate contracting jobs such as lawn maintenance. To find the job opportunities, visit classified ad websites (such as Craigslist and Backpage) for specific property preservation and mortgage field services jobs.

Many of the larger, more formal property preservation companies have a hard time finding smaller companies who are properly licensed, insured and structured to handle the foreclosure cleaning volume a market riddled with foreclosures is spewing.

To begin your search for specific jobs in your geographic area, compile a list of property preservation companies, which are excellent, direct job outlets with online vendor applications.

Also, research job listing websites and the Jobs section of classified ad websites and start applying.

Many wishes of success with your foreclosure cleanup business.

NOTE: Throughout the internet and in real estate industry literature, you may see the terms/names mortgage field services, property preservation business, foreclosure cleanup, foreclosure cleaning, foreclosure clean-outs, foreclosure clean, clean foreclosures, cleaning foreclosures, REO trashout, REO trashouts, field asset services, property field services, field service, and field services used interchangeable. The main thing to remember is foreclosure cleaning and foreclosure cleanup generally refer to smaller entities; while property preservation generally refers to larger companies.

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Article by Cassandra Black, Author of How to Start a Foreclosure Cleanup Business and several foreclosure cleanup industry Guides, Reports and Forms. Sign up as a Premium Newsletter Subscriber. You will periodically receive foreclosure clean-up job leads and consultative advice to help you grow your foreclosure cleanup business!

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