We have done some stuff in the past for Pinelands Preservation. There isn't a ton of bank owned homes in our area, but the ones we have done were pretty rough. They guy I have dealt with has made some pretty absurd property requests as far as locations go, one 60 miles north and another 50 miles southeast and wanting them both done on the same day. Uh....no.
It didn't take too much negotiation to get a somewhat fair price for the properties. What ones we have done have been the initial maintenance with nothing under $90, for a couple hours of work. A DR field mower works well! I told them up front that all we do is lawn care, we aren't maids and don't intend on being maids.