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LawnLady10
02-02-2010, 05:08 PM
I keep hearing about all these bank properties that need work. How do you go about getting these accounts? I looked into one such company and there was a timed 40 page test that was completely irrelevant to landscaping in general. NOT what I was looking for.

OrangeToys
02-02-2010, 05:40 PM
The bulk of my yards are forclosures but the down side is you may have 20 this week and in 2 weeks have 10. It's a gamble but I also have about 15 other weekly customers I mow for. Occasionally I get some clean up jobs from them and get to pull weeds, and reinstall mulch but not often.

bohiaa
02-02-2010, 05:48 PM
REad your turf MAg.

there's a GREAT articule there this month about this issue.

Personaly I wouldn't touch them

Mike's LawnCare Landscape
02-02-2010, 06:35 PM
They contacted me last year . All over grown ,most likely you will find a bees next in every yard LOL. Pay is slow. But not to bad . I kinda like working for them. Little change up.

OrangeToys
02-02-2010, 06:37 PM
i get paid with in 5-10 days and its not pocket change

regal services
02-03-2010, 01:13 AM
Been working on foreclosed properties going on 3 years. I answered an ad on craigslist. In the winter I do winterizations and lock changes. Starting in April we mow. The first time there if it is high you can bid it. I get paid like clock work. I have another thread going. The problem I have is they only let you mow 2 times a month. And around here that means very tall grass for the first 4 to 6 weeks. I am trying to figure out this year how to cut faster. I have a billy goat brush cutter. But you have to haul away the clippings. And that is what is taking my time in the spring is raking up clippings.

Woody82986
02-03-2010, 09:08 PM
I work for a guy who manages foreclosed properties. He pays me every week and the work was pretty steady during the growing season.

Woody82986
02-03-2010, 09:29 PM
I might add... that's not all I do. I just do wome work for him to fill up my schedule.