I do work for a local business in my area who deals with the banks on these properties. Basically the banks want a one stop shop, someone who can do the mowing, a property clean out, and usually fix up the house so that it can be sold. MY biggest problem with the bank is they usually wait to have the initial mowing done until they are up against the wall. For example, I have bid about 10 properties for this company for this mowing (usually eow) starting in about march we were bidding them. Well now the bank is getting all of these letters from the cities to get them mowed. So then we get called from the company to mow these asap. Half of them are in the area that is later in the week (thursday friday) so its just a huge hassel. I finally told the guy to tell the bank to be a little more proactive and not wait until the last second because half of these properties are about 2 feet tall the first time we get to them. Theres trash rocks you name it. well he didnt like that very much so we will see how many more i get. Im not desperate for them. They are decent money makers, but jsut a pain in the ass.