Lawn Care Business Forum Lawn Care Business Book Lawn Care Business Blog Lawn Care Software
Home Forum Contract & Flyer Templates Blog Software Videos Podcast Calculators / Estimators Store Mower Review Design It Yourself Lawn Business School

Go Back   GopherHaul Landscaping & Lawn Care Business Marketing Forum > Lawn Care, Landscaping, and Property Management Forums > General Talk

General Talk If it doesn't fit anywhere else, post it here.

realtors


General Talk

If it doesn't fit anywhere else, post it here.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 03-12-2013, 07:45 PM
daddy03w daddy03w is offline
new member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: ohio
Age: 32
Posts: 25
Rep Power: 0
daddy03w is on a distinguished road
Default realtors

I have been listening to the podcasts and heard one where lawn care pros are working with real estate companies or agents. I have tried to work with realtors and none of the real estate agents pay anything for any kind of work for any listings they have, they send your info to the bank/client that owns the property.

The real estate agent i work with haz given my info to several banks and i have gotten jobs from different banks, not the agents.

Sorry for spelling issues im using my phone.
Reply With Quote

Stop guess-timating. Learn how to estimate and make money! $$$
Mow Time Estimator Lawn Care Price Estimator Mulch and Topsoil Calculator Snow Plow Estimate Calculator


  #2  
Old 03-13-2013, 12:09 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,307
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Would these be to spruce up a property before an open house or to clean up the lawn to sell it?

For some jobs, this would be something the realtor or homeowner would want you to do.

For other jobs where homes have been repo'ed, that is where the bank would most likely pay.

So it could depend on how you are marketing this. Market one way and you will get the realtors. Market the other and the realtors would potentially send you some bank referrals.

Does this help?
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-22-2013, 09:02 PM
daddy03w daddy03w is offline
new member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: ohio
Age: 32
Posts: 25
Rep Power: 0
daddy03w is on a distinguished road
Default

I have gone in and talked to several different realtor companies and none of them do work on a property, it is the responsibility of the owner to do to prep for any kind of showing to sell the house. I have one realtor that I have gotten a couple one time calls. got one call for landscaping but the ladies accountant told her not to spend the money, and the house is still for sale 10 months later.

I have heard about other parts of the country that real estate agents do pay for prep for a showing but not around where I live.
my aunt was an agent for 3 local companies and she told me some have a "concierge" list some of which you have to pay to be on.


I am looking into a couple model homes in some newer subdivisions.
I currently mow for a gentleman that travels overseas during the winter and his home was one of the model homes for the subdivision, he has one current model home next to him I am working on getting but am up against a LARGE local landscaping company.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-22-2013, 09:12 PM
SECTLANDSCAPING SECTLANDSCAPING is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: CT
Posts: 1,912
Rep Power: 0
SECTLANDSCAPING is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by daddy03w View Post
I have gone in and talked to several different realtor companies and none of them do work on a property, it is the responsibility of the owner to do to prep for any kind of showing to sell the house. I have one realtor that I have gotten a couple one time calls. got one call for landscaping but the ladies accountant told her not to spend the money, and the house is still for sale 10 months later.

I have heard about other parts of the country that real estate agents do pay for prep for a showing but not around where I live.
my aunt was an agent for 3 local companies and she told me some have a "concierge" list some of which you have to pay to be on.


I am looking into a couple model homes in some newer subdivisions.
I currently mow for a gentleman that travels overseas during the winter and his home was one of the model homes for the subdivision, he has one current model home next to him I am working on getting but am up against a LARGE local landscaping company.
Its not even just the for sale ones. I had a agent that rented the houses call for about 6 different quotes. I have never been hired. I drive by and no one has did it. Then she tried to sell me the house once.

It would be a smart idea to have the tenants pay more rent to pay for the work but they dont see it that way. They rather just neglect the property and let the next sucker move in. I watch these houses sit empty forever.

Your really going to put your sign up here?


Attached Images
File Type: jpg realestate1.jpg (173.6 KB, 2 views)
File Type: jpg realestate2.jpg (262.6 KB, 2 views)

Last edited by SECTLANDSCAPING; 03-22-2013 at 09:17 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-23-2013, 03:35 PM
SNethercutt SNethercutt is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 202
Rep Power: 2
SNethercutt is on a distinguished road
Default

What you have to understand. Realtors work off commission.

Thet don't get reimbursed for having you mow a home for sale or cleaning up the lawn. Yes they may sell it faster but that's not an issue for them. I would say leave them alone.

As far as working for the bank. Don't do it. It takes way to long to get paid. I had a contract with a company out of California that finds sub contractors to now REO properties. I had to have an attorney send them a letter to get my money. And plus they want 10 pictures of each property submitted by certain day and time. Sometimes they throw something at you last minute. Just not worth it
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 03-23-2013, 03:51 PM
doug1980's Avatar
doug1980 doug1980 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Crestview, Florida
Age: 33
Posts: 17
Rep Power: 4
doug1980 is on a distinguished road
Default

One time shots of any kind are not my cup of tea. I do have several accounts that have a property management company. Not a bad gig but many times there are miscommunications about who is responsible for what.
__________________
Former PCOIC for the US Air Force
Currently Certified PCOIC at Grass Roots Lawn & Landscaping


Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 03-26-2013, 01:45 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,307
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Realtors tend to be people that are really plugged into the community. With that being said, do you feel it is ever worthwhile to reach out to them and let them know you are in business on the chance they need some lawn care services or know someone who does, or is it just better to not reach out to them?
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 03-26-2013, 08:34 PM
daddy03w daddy03w is offline
new member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: ohio
Age: 32
Posts: 25
Rep Power: 0
daddy03w is on a distinguished road
Default

i have had 2 properties from a real estate agent and also mowed her business property. the 2 properties i have got from this agent and both were owned by a bank, the banks were responsible for my payments. I would email an invoice to the bank and payment would be mailed out or in one case i had an account with the bank and they would just direct deposit it in my account.

I would love to get more work from realtors but 99% of them have lists you have to be on, some of those list you have to pay to be on.

I am working on getting more realtors on my portfolio but its little harder than planned, Im finding out look towards the banks to maintain some properties in foreclosures. it may be limited term but it works for me for now.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 03-26-2013, 09:34 PM
BLC7 BLC7 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 93
Rep Power: 2
BLC7 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SNethercutt View Post
What you have to understand. Realtors work off commission.

Thet don't get reimbursed for having you mow a home for sale or cleaning up the lawn. Yes they may sell it faster but that's not an issue for them. I would say leave them alone.

As far as working for the bank. Don't do it. It takes way to long to get paid. I had a contract with a company out of California that finds sub contractors to now REO properties. I had to have an attorney send them a letter to get my money. And plus they want 10 pictures of each property submitted by certain day and time. Sometimes they throw something at you last minute. Just not worth it
Thanks for this. I had a company today call asking me to register as a preferred "vendor/sub-contractor" for their company - sounds just like what you described here. Their company had been awarded HUD properties in Mississippi, and were looking for vendors/sub-contractor in my county, etc. Basically jobs for Bank owned properties, foreclosures, etc... After doing a bit of research, and especially after this comment, I'm going to leave it alone.

Their website is http://www.pkmg.net

If any of you have heard of them, I'd love to hear your thoughts.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 03-27-2013, 07:02 AM
LawnBoy0311 LawnBoy0311 is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: East Coast
Posts: 1,169
Rep Power: 0
LawnBoy0311 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BLC7 View Post
Thanks for this. I had a company today call asking me to register as a preferred "vendor/sub-contractor" for their company - sounds just like what you described here. Their company had been awarded HUD properties in Mississippi, and were looking for vendors/sub-contractor in my county, etc. Basically jobs for Bank owned properties, foreclosures, etc... After doing a bit of research, and especially after this comment, I'm going to leave it alone.

Their website is http://www.pkmg.net

If any of you have heard of them, I'd love to hear your thoughts.
There are quite a few companies like that. They get these bids, then in turn sub them out for CHEAP. I talked to one once to get an explanation on how it works. Here is what I understood....

For lawns quoted at $35-$40 a cut by me, they were paying $20 the first cut and $15 for each additional. You had to take plenty of pictures to show you were there, and had to send them to them. After all the paperwork and pictures, you would get paid. If you show up and the lawn is overgrown, they pay you a couple bucks for gas, and you submit a bid as to how much it will cost for you to cut it. You may or may not get the job.

Theres more to it than that, but I'm sure you get the idea. They are looking to pay as little as possible.

I thought of every which way to make money doing this. I'm pretty sure a lot of us have. With my area being so big, they had over 100 foreclosed properties around me. This didn't count neighboring towns....only mine. With so much potential, the margins are just too small to work with.

Last edited by LawnBoy0311; 03-27-2013 at 07:06 AM.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Email Marketing To Realtors andyjoneslawncare Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 24 11-22-2009 07:40 PM
Emailing Local Realtors walkerlawncare09 Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 10 03-10-2009 11:42 AM
Marketing with realtors Steve Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 5 02-03-2009 05:04 AM
Talking with realtors tmillsap General Business Discussions 3 11-06-2007 12:11 AM
A new idea to market to realtors. Steve General Business Discussions 6 09-14-2007 04:04 PM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Brake job!
kslawn
08-30-2014 07:49 AM
Today 10:06 AM
by stevef1201
7 199
Trailer tires
J.A.S.LawnService
Yesterday 10:17 AM
Today 08:32 AM
by kslawn
2 100
snowplowing
jshak40
Yesterday 07:20 AM
Today 08:15 AM
by kslawn
6 160
Mowing 7 acres
avetslawncare
08-31-2014 04:24 PM
Today 07:29 AM
by grassdoctore
4 150
Walk Behinds and Texas...
SGL1
08-26-2014 03:53 PM
Yesterday 11:36 PM
by SGL1
7 276
Help pricing cut down 7...
Bradcook21
08-26-2014 11:17 PM
08-31-2014 04:48 PM
by avetslawncare
6 249
New to the industry-...
Lsmain
08-31-2014 10:53 AM
08-31-2014 10:53 AM
by Lsmain
0 103
Sod
RosalesLawnCare
08-27-2014 03:47 PM
08-30-2014 07:00 PM
by RosalesLawnCare
2 193
Lawn Route Templates
Landscaper1165
08-30-2014 01:52 PM
08-30-2014 05:04 PM
by stevef1201
1 136
Exmark Lazer Z S-Series...
BLC7
08-22-2014 10:18 AM
08-30-2014 09:49 AM
by BLC7
10 433
Hello! New here and...
CaliforniaFriendly
08-29-2014 11:30 AM
08-29-2014 05:39 PM
by jrs.landscaping
1 152
Stihl engine isn't...
Marcintosh
08-12-2014 08:30 PM
08-28-2014 09:28 PM
by Marcintosh
12 575
Hello
jawnebgoode
08-28-2014 08:37 PM
08-28-2014 08:37 PM
by jawnebgoode
0 90
Hello from Ohio
kurtwin
08-28-2014 05:06 PM
08-28-2014 05:06 PM
by kurtwin
0 114
Softball field
kslawn
08-15-2014 09:28 AM
08-28-2014 12:01 PM
by Steve
16 655
Lawn needs top soil What...
jymie
08-26-2014 11:01 AM
08-28-2014 11:58 AM
by Steve
5 257
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
08-27-2014 08:33 PM
by kurtwin
1,187 331,317
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
03-22-2014 09:12 AM
08-26-2014 04:21 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
110 6,717
How do I approach...
Bradcook21
08-21-2014 01:48 AM
08-26-2014 05:08 AM
by Billy Goat
12 559
Tender Process
M2Dave
08-24-2014 12:31 PM
08-25-2014 04:14 PM
by Steve
2 236
Grass hopper mower
ExtremeLawncareServices
12-05-2013 08:51 AM
08-25-2014 04:02 PM
by Steve
26 3,892
Need help pricing basic...
Bradcook21
08-22-2014 01:21 AM
08-22-2014 01:05 PM
by Steve
2 325
Yearly contract Pricing
jrob0691
08-21-2014 08:57 AM
08-22-2014 01:01 PM
by Steve
6 398
yearly contract help...
jrob0691
08-21-2014 04:09 PM
08-22-2014 12:48 PM
by Steve
1 270
Pampas bushes
Bradcook21
08-22-2014 01:30 AM
08-22-2014 07:17 AM
by grassdoctore
1 244
2014 Gie-expo
ExtremeLawncareServices
08-19-2014 11:22 PM
08-21-2014 08:50 PM
by phlawncare
2 285
Fuel Can Spouts
Shark1611
08-16-2014 09:09 AM
08-21-2014 08:23 PM
by SGL1
11 530
Have you ever had to...
SouthernRootsLawnCare
07-26-2014 02:41 PM
08-21-2014 05:03 PM
by stevef1201
6 783
Hello
M2Dave
08-21-2014 12:32 AM
08-21-2014 01:38 PM
by Steve
1 251
New Landscaping Business
rekon32
08-16-2014 02:26 PM
08-21-2014 12:33 PM
by SouthallMowing
8 582
Downed Tree Chop Bid
WesleySnips
08-16-2014 03:47 PM
08-20-2014 01:44 PM
by SGL1
10 555
60 inch honda/bunton...
pblawncare
08-17-2014 11:30 AM
08-18-2014 03:19 PM
by Steve
2 296
Replacement Parts -...
nicholas-KC
08-16-2014 08:40 AM
08-18-2014 03:16 PM
by Steve
4 410
Preparing the soil
Billy Goat
08-16-2014 06:18 PM
08-18-2014 03:01 PM
by Steve
1 320
What to pay help
phlawncare
08-04-2014 08:33 PM
08-18-2014 10:33 AM
by jrs.landscaping
29 1,154
Hello
Jeff1
08-07-2014 11:18 PM
08-15-2014 11:53 PM
by Jeff1
11 615
Lie #2 RESIDENTIAL...
ExtremeLawncareServices
01-06-2014 05:02 AM
08-15-2014 01:46 PM
by mattthelawnguy
54 6,731
Need help 30 HP koler...
Shady Grady
08-01-2014 03:31 PM
08-15-2014 08:46 AM
by kslawn
18 787
New Boomless Sprayer!
BlackRain75
01-03-2014 01:01 PM
08-14-2014 02:37 AM
by BlackRain75
12 1,985
first year update
cmdlawncare
08-12-2014 05:41 PM
08-13-2014 03:29 PM
by Steve
1 414
Hello from Jacksonville,...
JM Lawn Care
08-10-2014 07:15 AM
08-13-2014 07:04 AM
by Sprinkler Buddy
9 539
Hello everyone new to...
maddyandrays
08-11-2014 04:51 PM
08-12-2014 08:58 PM
by Shark1611
2 373
Walk behinds
hpruitcei
08-07-2014 06:28 PM
08-12-2014 02:35 PM
by mattthelawnguy
7 642
New name help
stevef1201
08-10-2014 04:27 PM
08-12-2014 12:03 PM
by Steve
6 519
my little green dilemmas
Lawn Techie
08-03-2014 11:47 AM
08-11-2014 01:20 PM
by Steve
7 617
what the best...
CleanCutsLLC
08-02-2014 01:02 AM
08-11-2014 01:16 PM
by Steve
6 667
Texas lawn care company...
Livingston Lawn Care
07-25-2014 11:29 AM
08-11-2014 01:19 AM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
13 925
Covering all the bases
janslawncare
08-08-2014 10:11 AM
08-08-2014 01:41 PM
by Steve
1 455
New from Florida
ADE
08-06-2014 08:40 PM
08-08-2014 01:32 PM
by Steve
4 525
JOB - Landscape Install...
janslawncare
08-08-2014 10:06 AM
08-08-2014 10:06 AM
by janslawncare
0 412
» Popular Tags
4wd ads auger birdscaping charge collections subcontractor craigslist customers ecosymbiosis estimate exmark fall ferris first truck franchise gopherhaul grass gravely hardscapes hills holiday honda how much to charge how to bid introduction invoice john deere quik trac kawasaki labor cost landscape services late lawn lawn care lawn care busines plan lawn care business seo lawn care business show lawn care business website lawn care business website seo lawn care website lawn service leaf cleanup lesco lighting marketing mowing mulch estimate new buisness new mower patio install podcast promotion pto reo rotating scag scripts season seo starting a business starting a lawn care business start up lawn care business steve stihl theft theft of services tips toro toro grand stand trailer walker
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:13 PM.


(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:13 PM.

(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy