real estate

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by barefootlawns, Nov 1, 2004.

  1. barefootlawns

    barefootlawns LawnSite Member
    Messages: 60

    has any one just went up to a real estate agency and advertised if not how did you do it
  2. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Messages: 10,178

    my wife works for one. i get alot of work through them. often times people will move into a new house, in another state, without having yet sold thier old home. so, while thier home is being advertised, the real estate agancy has me maintain the properties. couldn't be a better deal, the agency garentees payments, and there is no home owner on site to even check the work. oh, btw, are you gonna ask for my social security number as proof of this?
  3. barefootlawns

    barefootlawns LawnSite Member
    Messages: 60

    thanks but have you talked to any more besides the one your wife works for
  4. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Messages: 10,178

    no i have not. and to tell the truth, i wouldn't want to. i would be very concerned with getting paid.
  5. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,969

    BooBy Almost

    Looks like getting paid is a real issue for you. May I suggest you set up a credit card billing system and just help yourself to the customer's money. When they sign the contract just include their CC # as part of the deal.
  6. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Messages: 10,178

    well yea ric, isn't that funny, one tiny little issue about working....the part where u get paid. i am kicking around the credit card thing, i just may do it. no geobum , i will not provide you with my birth certificate to prove this
  7. Up North

    Up North LawnSite Bronze Member
    from MN
    Messages: 1,063

    That's how I got one of my best customers. I talked to the realtor I bought my place from and he set me up with a guy he knew that owned several rental properties. Ended up with 5 of his accounts. Just talked with another agency in town on Sat. and they want me to do some props for them next season. Seems some people move away before the house sells and the agency will contract with someone to maintain those props. May be hit or miss but I'll give it a try and see how it works out.

  8. mtdman

    mtdman LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,143

    I've worked for a few realators over the years. The problem is with the cheap-o real estate agents that only want it cut every few weeks, or right before they show it, etc, and want it to look great. They don't want to spend the dough, but want it to look perfect. I have worked for the homeowners that move away and need the lawn maintained. That is by far a much more desirable deal.
  9. lawnworker

    lawnworker LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 897

    Bobby, does your wife like selling home? How many hours do realtors have to work to make a good salery? I have been thinking about ditching lawn care for a career in real estate.
  10. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Messages: 8,745

    I work for a real estate company and love it. They are always throwing work my way all the time. They probably give me at least a dozen properties a month to take care either because the house just jumped on the market or its closing

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