Originally Posted by Little's
Hi Steve. Not necessarily only if you are already established with them. The way I got in with them was by driving by one of their properties and noticing it in bad shape. I called their number and asked for the maintenance manager. I talked to her and said "I was driving by your property at ....and I can get it whipped into shape for you today for $xx". She said bring me your lic. and ins. and get started. That was it.
It has been a great business relationship ever since.
Interesting discussion this one with lots of view points
My view is similiar to this
When I look at a property needing cleaning up for agents / property managers I always check if its being sold or rented
Over here they dont have property maintaince managers
On needs to be careful about pricing ( I did some research on property managers/ real estate web sites and discovered looking at their management contracts / sales agreements some only have a fixed percentage to play with dollar wise over that the need the owners approval) I keep copies of these on my records that way when pricing a job I know I can go to $XXX before it needs to be passed on upwards to owner
I also ask if they want the Basic or Gold service
This varies between a Weed Eat and Cut or a Full Cleanup
I also keep my eyes open for recyclables(Scrap Metal) or stuff that can be on sold via our TRADEME site or just given away to the local op shop
I have been known on some big jobs to be disposing of these items while work is in progress
Maybe Im an oppurtunist because while I make extra $s from these I dont pass these savings to the client unless they are as shrewed as I am in those cases we may haggle on price or I just tell them the lot will go to the dump