Are you a real estate professional working in the Fremont area? If so, do you ever work with or even specialize in foreclosures or REO transactions? If the answer is “Yes” then you have most likely needed foreclosure cleanouts in the past.
And, quite likely, you’ll need them again. So, who do you call?
DIY Foreclosure Cleanouts: Real Estate Professionals Need Not Apply
It’s not that you can’t manage the task yourself. The real issue is, why should you?
You know better than anyone that every hour spent doing things that you could delegate is an hour taken away from what you do best – selling homes. And the argument that you might tell yourself that you can “save money” doing things yourself is a bit hollow, too.
Your time is worth money and that time really shouldn’t be invested in cleaning out all the trash, junk, and other debris that is often left behind in a foreclosed home. At the same time, you are a professional and you know that anything that is done on your property needs to be done professionally, as well.
This is why you really don’t want to just hire someone with a truck and a dolly to do it for you. So, what’s your best option?
More Reasons Why the DIY Option Isn’t so Great
As a real estate professional working with foreclosed properties you will almost certainly find yourself with a house full of old, used junk at some point. And you’re going to need an expert and cost-effective way to get rid of it.
Even if it is only a few piles of trash and some larger items, while you might manage getting it out of the house yourself, the problem is that you can’t just put it out on the curb for the garbage service to pick up. For one, they probably won’t if it doesn’t all fit in the bins. And secondly, you may no longer have garbage pick up service for the property.
Maybe you or a colleague has a truck or large van for hauling – where do you take it here in the Fremont/East Bay Area? You could go to one of the few local landfills, but not everything is allowed in a landfill.
The bottom line is that, even if you do have some help and a suitable vehicle, doing it yourself really isn’t the best option. Take it from the pros at Junk King Fremont: we can offer you a few great options!
Got Foreclosures? Call Junk King.
There was a time not that long ago when foreclosures hit historic levels. It was both sad and tragic for many people as they lost their homes to the economic downturn and housing market upheaval.
Since that time, some sense of normalcy has prevailed, and those sad foreclosure numbers have dropped back to what industry experts refer to as normal levels. However, with the impact of the coronavirus outbreak, economic shutdowns, and the fallout of state and federal actions, many people are being hit hard economically.
And this may be a harbinger of an uptick in local foreclosures.
As of October 2020, foreclosure activity in Alameda County, for example, was increasing and homes in pre-foreclosure status were on the rise. While not alarming as yet, the looming threat of more shutdowns and economic restrictions doesn’t bode well.
In October 2020, the top five cities in Alameda County for foreclosure rates were Oakland, Berkeley, Hayward, Castro Valley, and Union City.
The real problem is that foreclosures can occur for a variety of reasons and are not always tied to economic downturns or recessions. Job loss, a death in the family, divorce, and any number of other issues can create situations where a mortgage holder can no longer keep up.
When these instances do occur, as they do on a regular basis, the real estate professional tasked with selling the foreclosed home has a number of chores to complete for that to happen. And one of those chores is often the dreaded foreclosure cleanout.
But the good news is that if you are the one with that chore on your list, simply call in the Fremont area’s expert foreclosure cleanout team to take care of it for you.
Ever Heard of “Green” Foreclosure Cleanouts? We Have!
At Junk King Fremont we are fully committed to the company’s eco-friendly mission of striving hard to ensure that as much junk is recycled or donated as possible. We are unique in that Junk King is the only nationally recognized junk removal company that consistently works to recycle 60 percent or more of everything we haul away.
At Junk King Fremont, we achieve this through our working relationships with local recyclers, donation centers, and various not-for-profit organizations across the East Bay.
This allows us to quickly and efficiently remove old, unwanted junk items like the things abandoned by previous homeowners. In addition, our removal process is designed to keep as much of this junk material as possible out of our landfills.
Have you ever wondered how much junk can be recycled? Almost all of it as it turns out.
An article from DoSomething.org notes that,
“The EPA estimates that 75% of the American waste stream is recyclable, but we only recycle about 30% of it.”
And, when you consider that the average person in the United States generates over four pounds of trash every day almost 1.5 tons of solid waste every year, that’s a lot of waste in a nation of more than 331,000,000 people!
The good news is that there is hope for all that trash and solid waste still sitting in that foreclosed property you need to get cleaned out.
If you have old furniture pieces still sitting in the house, no worries. Most furniture can be partly if not completely recycled. And, if it’s still usable furniture in good shape, it’s highly likely we’ll be able to find a new home for it.
Are there old, broken-down appliances left behind in the property you’re trying to sell? Well, we’ve got that covered, too.
Removing and hauling old appliances such as dishwashers, ovens, and washing machines is a huge and somewhat labor-intensive task. Those big appliances can easily weigh up to 300 pounds and are almost always difficult to pick up and move. And that’s not even counting those massive, bottom drawer freezer refrigerator units!
And, if you were to decide to do all that yourself, you still have to know where to take them after you manage to get them loaded and secured.
The good news is that Junk King Fremont can come out to that foreclosed home and haul away any and all “abandoned” items and we do that in a manner that exemplifies our reputation for award-winning service.
And, in addition to our service, you’re sure to love our fair and transparent pricing that sets us apart from the rest.
Professional Foreclosure Cleanouts for the Fremont Area
If, in your work as a real estate professional, you need a foreclosure cleanout at some point, we’ve got you covered. No matter whether the house is in Castro Valley, Hayward, Union City, or in downtown Fremont, if your property is in the wider Fremont area, we can take care of it for you.
Junk King Fremont provides an efficient, safe, and environmentally friendly foreclosure cleanout service that makes that part of your job effortless.
Our professional and experienced junk removal team can quickly and easily remove and haul off any and all items that have been left behind in a property. The only thing we don’t take is hazardous material and, hopefully, you won’t have to deal with that!
Junk King Fremont uses two-person teams and our large trucks to deliver cost-effective junk, trash, and debris removal.
In fact, our junk removal trucks are up to 30 percent larger than our competitor’s trucks, which means more junk in fewer trips. We can manage even the largest pieces of furniture since our big, red trucks designed for large junk items. And, best of all for you, we do all the heavy lifting!
So, ready to take care of that foreclosure cleanout? It’s as simple as 1, 2, 3.
Our professional and insured junk removal team will show up at your property, and we’ll call 15 minutes before we get there. Once we’re on-site, we’ll give you a free estimate based on how much room the junk will take up in our truck.
If you like our estimate, you simply point, and we’ll load it all into our junk removal trucks and haul it away – all without any hidden fees!