I am writing an article on winterizing properties, which all of you probably do now, but I am including "summerizing". I have done BPO's on too many properties only to be called back 2-3 months of summer later to do an update BPO on a property that now has been destroyed with mold because no steps were taken to fight off the humidity of our summer days (I'm in Baltimore). I would be interested in personal experiences on what works, what doesn't, who takes the initiative (does the lender do it through the property preservation company or look to the listing agent to go ahead with this process) and anything else you might want to contribute. I am also going to go into a new concept, "caretaker in place", where the defaulting owner is paid to stay and take care of the property until sold and then given a nice moving bonus if they do a good job. What do you think?