Fellow Foreclosure Cleanup Business Owners,
Spring is in the air, and therein lies plenty of opportunity for the new foreclosure cleanup business
owner to grow their business by offering basic industry services. Specific service areas of the foreclosure industry will flourish as temperatures rise.
Warm Weather Equals Foreclosure Cleanup Cash
Warm weather brings many unpleasant scenarios in abandoned homes and properties that have been foreclosed upon. These un-pleasantries can equal a cash influx for the smaller company poised to take advantage of the benefits of the warm spring season, on into the hot summer months.
Fundamental Evergreen Services
Services such as interior and exterior debris removal, foreclosure cleaning and yard work will heighten as temperatures escalate. Regular lawn maintenance, trash-out work and general foreclosure cleaning jobs can help new foreclosure cleanup companies stay afloat
as they vie for more desirable jobs consisting of bulk orders.
Many times, fundamental evergreen jobs will come directly from realtors and other outsourcing real estate contractors located in a new foreclosure cleanup company's backyard.
Bread and Butter of Foreclosure Cleanup Startups
While the coveted, double-digit work orders from banks and larger property preservation companies are ideal, the basic, local, steady contracts will often prove to be the bread and butter of many foreclosure cleanup startups.
How Spring Will Propel Foreclosure Cleanup Profits
One example of how spring will propel the need for basic services: With warm weather comes stench -- sweet-smelling stench in the form of foreclosure cleanup work. Debris that has sat in a home throughout the winter months won't be so inconspicuous when the warm weather flows in, especially in neighborhoods with houses in close proximity.
You can best believe homeowners will be calling their homeowners association ("HOA") officers about the smell trickling from next door or down the block. Then HOA officers will reach out to the listing realtor on the sign in front of the home. After that, the listing realtor will ultimately contact the bank or mortgage company responsible for the foreclosure listing (seeking permission to have the work completed).
Another example of how spring will propel profits lies in plain old yard work. With warm weather comes high grass that will need regular cutting and the overgrown shrubs and limbs that will need trimming back. Most subdivisions hold more than a few foreclosures in these times, and you can best believe neighbors will make noise to make sure their properties are not further devalued by homes remaining in unkempt states.
Adding cause for concern, foreclosure homes visibly in need of maintenance are magnets for break-ins. So the hotter it gets, the more vocal concerned neighbors will become in effort to get someone out to the properties to maintain them for the season.
Start Saturating Your Area with Your Business Name
If you have started saturating your area with foreclosure cleanup brochures, business cards and marketing material (and you have taken pains to niche your business appropriately to win "mind share" when it comes to foreclosure cleanup in your area), you will be perfectly poised to take advantage of the work that will start flooding in, right along with the hot weather.
If you have not started, now is the perfect time; the first day of spring was not too long ago.
Many wishes of great success growing your foreclosure cleanup business!
Cassandra Black is the Author of How to Start a Foreclosure Cleanup Business: FREE Articles & Advice Blog, How to Start a Foreclosure Cleanup Business, How to Register Your Business with HUD & Other Government Contracting Agencies: One-Stop Resource to Locate Government Contracts,
Pricing Guide for Foreclosure Cleaning & Real-Estate Service Businesses, How to Market Your Foreclosure Cleanup Business, the Foreclosure Cleanup Business Combo Estimate & Contract Form, (and other cleanup business forms) and the Housing Authority Master Contacts List with Bonus Search Tool. Cassandra is also the CEO of
Foreclosure Cleanup, LLC, Real Estate Cleanup, Atlanta, GA, and an Investor & Landlord (TheCassandraGroup RE
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Below are some starting points for locating HOAs in various cities across the U.S. Please note, with all the foreclosures out there, some of these lists may be out-of-date, but it is a starting point for you. Search Options: Simply GOOGLE the phrase "homeowners association list" and your city and/or state name to search for HOA contact info for your area.
HOAs Across the U.S.: http://www.aboutmyhoa.com/NATLOPEN.htm
Colorado HOA List: http://www.brianpetrelli.com/hoalist.asp
Florida HOA List: http://www.hoa-fl.com/
Las Vegas HOA List: http://images.agentcenter.com/client/9/9/8/24899/Las_Vegas_HOA.pdf
Littleton, CO HOA List: http://www.littletongov.org/comdev/hoa/printHOA_pub.asp
Texas HOA List: This list is apparently from 2007, so some items may be out of date, but, again, it's a starting point).: http://www.scribd.com/doc/123043/HOA-contact-list-2007 (enlarge text at bottom of box containing info by using the enlarge function available).
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