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.

Money & Jobs Doing Foreclosures


General Talk

If it doesn't fit anywhere else, post it here.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 10-27-2009, 09:11 PM
majoe7 majoe7 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Florida
Posts: 184
Rep Power: 7
majoe7 is on a distinguished road
Default Money & Jobs Doing Foreclosures

How many of you read the article on the bottom front page of the USA Today newspaper. "Cities fight blight sown by recession" by Marisol Bello USA Today

“The article starts out by stating that city workers are taking hands on approach to fight the blight of foreclosed homes. They are mowing lawns, trimming shrubs, boarding up windows and doors, replacing stolen fences, clearing out trash, then charging property owners for the work. Two cities mentioned in the article is one here in Florida called Cape Coral FL. and Chula Vista, Cali. Cape Coral mowed 5,234 lawns and collected $410,000 in liens. Chula Vista passed rules and imposed fines up to $1000. They charge the owner for the work and also charge $128 an hour for the code enforcement officer. So far the have imposed $1.5 million in fines and collected $600,000 so far. “

It was an interest short read that gave me some ideas for jobs. First, maybe instead of going to the banks and realtors for foreclosed homes, we need to go to the cities, municipalities or government outlets to try and get our foot in the door and either start up, help or take over this chore for them. Obviously there is great money in this and the article and workers already suggested the needed jobs.

1. Mowing
2. Trimming Shrubs
3. Boarding Up Windows and Doors
4. Replacing Fences, I don't know about this one, but good money in it.
Maybe removing the post the person left behind after they took the 6 foot section of fence panels. Posts are the cheap parts of the job.
5. Clearing out trash.
6. Removing items left behind inside the house.

I am sure that with our knowledge we can come up with more jobs to do. This would be a perfect time for a lot of us sense it our slow time and we are looking for jobs to offset our loss of income or wanting to keep our schedule full and busy. Some of these jobs can be done by our winter friends or maybe you can plow driveways or keep entrance ways snow free?

John

Credit to USA Today for some of the contents posted here.
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 10-28-2009, 03:46 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,460
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
It's a great idea. The thing that I bet a lot of business owners would be concerned about is how would they get paid? Would the town pay them soon after services were rendered or would you have to wait until the town got paid to get paid?
__________________
- 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 10-28-2009, 09:20 AM
turfmaster's Avatar
turfmaster turfmaster is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Midwest
Posts: 366
Rep Power: 7
turfmaster is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve View Post
It's a great idea. The thing that I bet a lot of business owners would be concerned about is how would they get paid? Would the town pay them soon after services were rendered or would you have to wait until the town got paid to get paid?
Exactly, That would be my concern how long am I going to wait to get paid.
We serviced foreclosed properties for a bank and after repeated invoices and phone calls we finally got paid.
I will not deal with that crap next year.

I have my reservations about the inefficiencies of any level of government getting things done.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10-29-2009, 05:15 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,460
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Quote:
We serviced foreclosed properties for a bank and after repeated invoices and phone calls we finally got paid.
How long did it take in total to get paid?
__________________
- 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
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
Shouting = Money CHEESE2009 General Talk 7 08-05-2009 11:58 PM
Are home foreclosures up in your area? Steve General Talk 6 09-18-2007 06:13 PM
Any money in this? Steve General Business Discussions 2 10-13-2006 07:52 PM
Mowin' in the Money Steve General Business Discussions 2 05-24-2006 01:46 PM
Jobs being created aren't as good as the jobs lost Steve General Business Discussions 0 05-19-2006 03:08 PM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Is it too late to do...
markty
06-16-2015 05:28 PM
Yesterday 07:34 PM
by wolfpacker53
5 1,996
I dont know what to do...
Bradcook21
06-21-2015 08:49 AM
Yesterday 07:33 PM
by stallman419
12 2,179
Should I buy this Exmark...
googus
Yesterday 09:22 AM
Yesterday 03:29 PM
by googus
3 85
Just about mid year, how...
GreenWorx
06-24-2015 07:05 PM
Yesterday 02:53 PM
by American L&T
6 1,924
another newish job for me
holymoly
06-07-2015 08:34 AM
Yesterday 02:06 PM
by American L&T
9 2,127
Unemployment rates drop,...
Steve
07-02-2015 12:40 PM
Yesterday 09:42 AM
by Steve
2 79
Before & After tree...
COREtreeservice
07-01-2015 09:20 PM
07-01-2015 09:20 PM
by COREtreeservice
0 79
Dogs
Mr. Mow
06-29-2015 02:37 PM
07-01-2015 11:28 AM
by Steve
6 1,888
Ready to learn and get...
Koley Lawn & Landscape
06-28-2015 05:16 AM
07-01-2015 11:26 AM
by Steve
8 1,877
Three Stripe Land Care...
hammr04
06-30-2015 07:19 PM
07-01-2015 11:24 AM
by Steve
1 79
Country Life Lawn Care
darleneh
06-29-2015 11:24 AM
06-30-2015 01:25 PM
by Steve
3 1,741
Rubber mulch...
avetslawncare
06-24-2015 09:28 PM
06-29-2015 09:23 PM
by Chilehead
6 1,881
Marketing ideas
xandrew245x
04-29-2014 06:35 AM
06-25-2015 07:11 PM
by GreenWorx
34 5,758
Never ending sod jobs
avetslawncare
06-05-2015 09:46 PM
06-25-2015 11:42 AM
by Steve
11 2,368
Weed and Feed Service...
mike94740
06-23-2015 05:50 PM
06-24-2015 09:56 PM
by avetslawncare
2 1,799
Trimming hedges / trees,...
Hard-Body lawn & garden
06-23-2015 07:08 PM
06-24-2015 09:59 AM
by Steve
1 1,797
Hi Everyone from Arkansas
KellyMarie
06-04-2015 04:16 PM
06-23-2015 01:34 PM
by KellyMarie
4 2,067
how to make customers...
Bradcook21
05-27-2015 05:04 PM
06-23-2015 06:36 AM
by GreenWorx
7 2,306
problems with a customer...
LawnCareMan280
06-16-2015 10:26 PM
06-22-2015 11:11 AM
by Steve
6 2,105
Please review this FREE...
markty
06-21-2015 07:42 AM
06-22-2015 11:00 AM
by Steve
1 1,818
A good commercial bid...
burtle
06-20-2015 09:09 PM
06-22-2015 10:56 AM
by Steve
1 1,885
What would you do with...
holymoly
06-20-2015 06:48 PM
06-22-2015 10:48 AM
by Steve
1 1,846
New Member just joined...
vgoleco@hotmail.com
06-19-2015 03:49 PM
06-22-2015 10:42 AM
by Steve
2 1,844
Credit Cards - What's in...
Shark1611
06-16-2015 03:04 PM
06-21-2015 07:24 PM
by Chilehead
4 1,948
Blade usage
Wolf4dk
06-16-2015 12:18 AM
06-21-2015 05:35 PM
by kslawn
4 1,952
Hello, I am new to the...
adamslawnservices
06-17-2015 08:06 PM
06-19-2015 10:28 AM
by Steve
3 1,874
First commercial bid
SGL1
06-12-2015 08:57 PM
06-18-2015 05:04 PM
by SGL1
9 2,334
Needing a website built
burtle
06-17-2015 09:02 AM
06-18-2015 11:02 AM
by Steve
7 2,027
I have been rude and...
biglee
06-15-2015 10:11 PM
06-18-2015 10:46 AM
by Steve
10 2,110
Start LIKING FACEBOOK...
rlclawncare123
02-26-2015 12:06 AM
06-17-2015 08:38 AM
by burtle
9 3,197
Customer keeps adding...
Mr. Mow
06-13-2015 06:22 AM
06-16-2015 10:23 AM
by Steve
11 2,342
Pass discounts onto...
burnell76
06-03-2015 06:33 PM
06-16-2015 10:02 AM
by burnell76
3 2,045
burned grass only where...
nhauto
06-15-2015 05:28 PM
06-16-2015 09:45 AM
by Steve
2 1,916
Half year mark review.
Steve
06-02-2015 11:24 AM
06-15-2015 01:04 PM
by Steve
18 2,650
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
01-11-2015 10:41 AM
06-15-2015 01:01 PM
by Steve
86 9,715
New Member
Bruce Fehr
06-05-2015 07:13 PM
06-15-2015 12:53 PM
by Steve
6 2,048
New to the business,...
CarefreeMowing
06-12-2015 02:36 PM
06-15-2015 12:50 PM
by Steve
1 1,934
Beginner Mistakes:...
Steve
01-31-2007 11:45 AM
06-13-2015 08:48 AM
by holymoly
45 12,044
New to the forum, new to...
CarefreeMowing
06-11-2015 12:35 PM
06-12-2015 10:44 AM
by Steve
2 1,847
problems with a customer
LawnCareMan280
05-19-2015 06:28 PM
06-11-2015 10:50 PM
by stallman419
8 2,405
Website Review
Outdoordesignsknox
06-08-2015 08:44 PM
06-11-2015 09:48 PM
by Just for Cuts
13 2,298
Anyone need help? I have...
biglee
05-06-2015 12:22 PM
06-10-2015 01:45 PM
by holymoly
15 2,991
Hello from the GREAT...
gbfarmsllc
06-09-2015 11:10 AM
06-10-2015 01:29 PM
by Sprinkler Buddy
2 1,917
Hey guys and gals, I'm...
Joeyhall
06-03-2015 03:54 PM
06-08-2015 02:15 PM
by chris2500hd
8 2,166
Mowing Bermuda...
Mr. Mow
06-02-2015 12:45 PM
06-08-2015 12:45 PM
by Steve
12 2,323
Hey Guys
PrattLandscaping
06-07-2015 06:37 PM
06-08-2015 12:23 PM
by Steve
2 1,932
Share your stolen...
SGL1
05-27-2015 09:05 PM
06-08-2015 11:54 AM
by Steve
25 2,883
Hello there My name is...
zwalk1839
06-04-2015 11:10 PM
06-08-2015 11:52 AM
by Steve
4 2,044
Laid off oil field...
Mr. Mow
05-30-2015 09:03 AM
06-08-2015 06:20 AM
by Mr. Mow
4 2,158
How do you find one time...
Greg'slawnandlandscape
06-02-2015 09:57 PM
06-05-2015 09:49 PM
by avetslawncare
4 2,074
» Popular Tags
ad landscaping advertising apartment complex apartment lawn care estimate applying bark billy goat brushcutter blowout bob villa collections commercial curb appeal services demonstration design door hangers edging employee problems equipment dealer equipment rental facebook foreman free advertising free lawn care google growing a lawn care business hardscapes hills how to husqvarna increase customers jobs landscape landscape services landscaping lawn aeration lawn care lawn care busines plan lawn mowing marketing marketing secrets more customers business mr dave new business ordinance past due patio install per hour service plowing pricing push versus ride scripts secrets to landscaping shell shreaded small engine repair snow plowing sq ft square foot trailer trailer mate pro tree tree pics trimmer rack up sell employee web design website website design winterization wood www.greenturion.co.za
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:04 PM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:04 PM.

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