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Here's my gripe...National Property Preservation Companies, a great concept if they hire the right local contractor, BUT when they don't it can be a nightmare. May I introduce some of my recent encounters?

John aka the drunk guy- He was supposed to meet me at a property to bid on some fire damage repair. He missed two appointments, and then told me "Oh, I can get in, I'll just break in" No Thanks. When I did meet him, he tells me that he will have to come back with an electrician....hmmm...Was he really thinking that the fire damage did not affect the wiring, when it caused major structural damage?

Two Punks in a Pick-up- These two Jersey Shores wanna-be's show up at a CFK exchange as the authority for check release and to re-key property. They are 25 minutes late, and have to leave to go get a lock set.

Dollar Store Air Freshener- I haven't actually met this person yet but for the past three weeks they have been turning and re-dating all the empty air fresheners in one of my pre-lists. They come in every week, cross out one date with sharpie, turn re date and photograph. It makes me wonder, how much money do they think they are saving? Some lenders require that the property preservation company place air fresheners in the kitchen and bathrooms. I think they meant AFTER you clean it. If the house is dirty, not even a full air freshener is going to entice a buyer.

In all fairness, there are some excellent preservation contractors that I would enjoy working with again. I just think it may be a good idea to raise the bar and weed out the under performers.

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Comment by Billie Dalessio on June 1, 2012 at 10:06am

Hey Marcy, I'll bet they were full :)

Hi Sam, yes I know it is probably low paying work, but I am of the mindset that any job worth doing, is worth doing well. Some of our REO chores are low/no paying, but we do them to satisfy the clients and keep our accounts.

Comment by Marcy Moyer on May 31, 2012 at 10:17pm

Billie I thought of you today as I put air fresheners in my new listing.

Comment by Billie Dalessio on May 31, 2012 at 9:17am

Comment by Sam Shueh on May 30, 2012 at 8:44pm

These rehib chores are not meant for top or high priced contractors.

Now I realize why these refresher dates got previous writings on them... Ah so

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