Why Realtors Need a Foreclosure Cleanout Business
Experience has shown that former homeowners have little or no incentive to leave their foreclosed home in salable condition when they leave the property. In fact, most foreclosed properties are often found with trash and abandoned furniture and other property that the previous homeowners failed to remove.
Foreclosed homes need a lot of preparation before they are ready for an open house. Many Realtors and banks with a large inventory of properties find themselves with a need to hire a foreclosure cleanout business. Typically, this includes hauling away old furniture, appliances, unwanted items and other debris that was left behind.
Because of the complex and time-sensitive nature of REO, short sale and foreclosure transactions, banks often need cleaners on short notice and the clean out work needs to be completed with a strict turn-around time-frame. Oftentimes, foreclosed properties require a lot of work before they are in selling condition.
Getting to the Sale by Getting a Foreclosure Cleanout
Many foreclosed homes are usually sold in an “as-is” condition which means the foreclosing institution doesn’t make any major repairs. But a good real estate professional knows that it is still necessary to clean out the property prior to staging it for an open house and subsequent sale.
And because of the nature of the work involved, really good professionals know that it is strategic and cost-effective to outsource the work to a professional foreclosure cleanout service like Junk King.
A professional firm will offer a number of services to protect and preserve your collateral throughout the period of the foreclosure process and up to the sale of property. They understand the needs of Realtors and real estate professionals and are knowledgeable of investor/insurer guidelines in order to ensure that all work is completed in accordance with the applicable specifications.
Why Your Foreclosure Cleanout Should be Outsourced
The old saw that “time is money” is founded in a fiscal reality. If a Realtor is paying a laborer, say, $20 an hour then the actual cost is closer to $27 an hour in California, for example. Paying someone to clean up a property, put it all in a rental truck, then take it to a landfill – if possible – to dump it for a fee, then clean out the truck, and return it to the rental site can take a great deal of time.
In fact, depending on the size of the job and the amount of debris, it can run upwards to half a day or more. And one of the cardinal rules of smart realty business is to never spend more money than you have to prior to a sale.
So an eight-hour clean up job not only costs you over $200 in labor costs – plus gas, mileage, and dumping fees – but it also costs hours of your own productivity lost while you research, organize, take care of the rental and rental return, etc.. Altogether, this task can cost well over $300 just to get rid of the trash!
And this isn’t even taking into consideration any over-sized appliances or furniture that will require more than one person to haul out and remove.
Three Reasons to Use a Foreclosure Cleanout Business
1. Reduce the loss of your own production time that is otherwise spent on debris clean up and “dump runs.”
Better to spend your own time working on tasks that produce revenue than to use it cleaning a trashed property, or being off site at the local dump, landfill or recycling center.
2. Minimize your overall clean up and disposal costs
Every hour spent and every person engaged in clean up and disposal adds up. It can be significantly more cost effective to outsource that work to a competent and professional specialist.
3. Eliminate the time and effort spent managing disposal and recycling logistics
Getting a satisfactory foreclosure cleanout is not just a simple matter of “throwing it away.” Recycling is not only a good idea, but in many instances it is required. And with landfills disappearing, the acceptable options for proper disposal and recycling of residential debris can be problematic. And you really don’t have time for that!
Choosing the Right Company for Reliable Foreclosure Cleanout
Once you decide to outsource the trash removal part of your real estate deal, you need to determine which firm is the right one for the job. And while you can certainly find plenty of guys with trucks willing to do the job, choosing that alternative may end up costing you more than you hoped to save. This is why Junk King really is the firm of choice.
Junk King is the leading business to business junk removal service in North America and our real estate junk removal services take care of this cleanout process for you. It’s one big task off your to-do list and it’s a big step toward getting your property ready to sell or rent.
Speed, Reliability and Quality Service
We understand that as a real estate professional you need your homes to be pristine and you want to be able to list them as quickly as you can. We also understand that you appreciate hassle-free services and really can’t afford to have problems with a property. And your clients have enough to deal with when selling a home, so having the chore of junk removal handled by someone else is a huge bonus.
Junk King offers fast and friendly junk hauling with an emphasis on eco-friendly practices. We recycle or donate 60% or more of the junk we collect — including renovation debris, furniture and appliances, and even clothing and personal items. Real estate ventures can proudly call Junk King their green partner for real estate junk removal.
We are insured and offer post-escrow payment. Junk King handles junk removal services for real estate professionals across the U.S. and we are the highest rated service brand in the nation. You can depend on Junk King for speed, reliability and for the peace of mind that comes with getting your property ready fast.
Our team specializes in large waste removal and trash hauling. We can be on location in mere minutes, so call us today! Our crew is fully insured and well-trained, so you can trust them to get rid of your unwanted items in a professional and courteous fashion.
One of the best things about hiring Junk King is that we recycle a much of the material we pick-up. This is proof of our commitment to being an eco-friendly removal service. If you have questions about what we do or what we believe, give us a call at (707) 744-4254.