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Old 09-23-2011, 08:25 AM
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It can be a pain in the butt. I think they average about 45 dol a lawn. It does not really take much longer to take the pictures. if you have a 2 man crew one person starts taking the pictures while the other gets going on the lawn. The pictures are how you get paid by cyprexx. you post the pictures on their website and then they pay you once a month for the work you have done. They have a 3 strikes your out deal as well. If they find you didnt do something they wanted you to do then that is one strike after 3 they drop you for a yr then yo have a chance to work for them again. The company that is helping me out is 4 yrs old and has 200+ yards a month that they mow.
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They average about 45 dol per yard. That is how they pay you by pictures u post them on their website and at the end of each month they send you a check .
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I havent had to much luck with them. They seem to be the cheapest of the cheap. I had a few calls right before a open house but other then that they werent to interested in keeping them maintained.

One of the realtors I do 6 rental properties for will call to do one of the houses for sale because someone is going to look at it. To me thats the wrong way to take care of a property.
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Ckout cyprexx.com they are pretty good about keeping their propeties maintained. Most of them want it done every week until the house sales
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Foreclosed houses are not worth your time. . . they dont pay weekly, they pay monthly. . and you have to take pictures up the AZZ .. NO PICTURES, then you dont get paid. . and there so picky on the lawn. . Stay clear. . . Most foreclosed houses a "property service company" will do. .because the banks have "MANY" houses and they usully want them all done by the same company in the area.. . so there only paying one company to do the work and not 15 dif. people. . just my 2 sence. .
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I do lawns for a local property managment company that only handles forclosed homes, trying to resell them, I cut every other week, charge 1.5 times a weekly cut and make about 1K per month. The thing that s-cks is I will pick up one to five one week, and loose one or two in a few weeks. So the money is not always the same.. I only cut, and trim, do not do hedges, trees, clean inside the house etc. I will put all the trash in one place and he has his crew pick it up once in a while. Good money Not too much work Except the one I had this week, hasnt been mowed in a year, the cuttings piled up rather high.
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I have been doing preservation work for a few years now and imo its a pretty good thing. I have found realtors are not the way to get these properties. Either go directly to the bank or find a company and subcontract for them. We average over 600 cuts a month along with the other work involved also. Most do require a minimum of 1 million liability and e&o insurance and the work can get annoying at times with all the docs and pics required but with all the foreclosed homes there are it is a good money make. I do not travel more than a 100 mile radius for my work, normally only about 50 or so. i have completely stopped my residential cuts and m entirely doing preservation work in the summer due to the over abundance of it in my area. Hope this info help and I can give you more info if needed.
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Foreclosed houses are not worth your time. . . they dont pay weekly, they pay monthly. . and you have to take pictures up the AZZ .. NO PICTURES, then you dont get paid. . and there so picky on the lawn. . Stay clear. . . Most foreclosed houses a "property service company" will do. .because the banks have "MANY" houses and they usully want them all done by the same company in the area.. . so there only paying one company to do the work and not 15 dif. people. . just my 2 sence. .
I have about $2500 worth of work waiting for me over the next few days, the only thing I need to do to get paid is do a good job. I do anywhere form 30-45 grass cuts every 2 weeks. Plus hedge trimming and tree trimming jobs that end up paying about $100 an hour. I will change locks and remove debris if I have to but I don't like it because it doesn't really pay as well. I average about $4000 a month after expenses just from foreclosure work.

Not to bad for one guy and a lawn mower. If you are interested in this work google "property preservation" and start contacting companies. Watch craigslist they hire mostly on the spring. If they don't pay at least $25 a yard move on its not worth it. The company I do most of my work for pays $40 a cut. But I started out making much less, it worked out because I was able to learn how things worked.
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I actually am getting some help from a local lawn care company here in kc. They get around 30-40k a month just on cutting the lawns and doing 72hr checks. They average around 45dol a yard not to bad. Plus they do cleanouts in the winter and snow removal as well. They have 2 crews with 2 on each crew. still not a bad profit for a month.
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I have a Friend/Realtor that sets me up with the Foreclosure company.
First Mow can very depending on what it looks like (Garbage , Tall grass dog Crap etc.) anywhere from $45.00 to $100.00 and then it a standard $45.00 weekly or $50.00 Biweekly.
So far they have been good to me but you always have to remember they are short term work so you are always searching for more work.
Your better off with three full season weekly mows the 12 one off repo jobs.
But hey ya got to take what ya gotta to pay the bills.

Good Luck
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