Foreclosure Cleaning: More Small Business Q&As

Foreclosure Cleaning Business:  More Small Business Q&As about Contractor’s License, Using Accountant, Forms of Payment

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Hi Everyone,

I hope your day is going great. As promised, below I’ve shared a few more quick foreclosure cleanup Questions & Answers from a business owner like you. Topics Covered: Using an accountant, getting a contractor’s license, and “the money” (forms of payment to accept). Hope they will give you some insight regarding your own business.

Enjoy the afternoon. Until next time …

Cassandra Black

More Small Biz Q&As

Small Business Q&As about Contractor’s License, Using an Accountant, and Acceptable Forms of Payment

Questions: Cassandra, I meant to email you back a lot sooner but I couldn’t find your email … My questions: 1. Do I need an accountant? 2. How will my clients pay me? 3. Can I still make pretty good money and will realtors still want my services if I can only offer trashouts and cleanouts in the beginning (I can’t afford a contractor’s license right now to have subcontractors do more work)?


–Accountant? No; you don’t NEED one, but if your business can afford one, go for it.** (I, personally, love Turbo Tax.)

–Payment method? You can set your own preferred pay method. Check, CC, PayPal, cash, etc. Use your judgment — cash is king of course. Careful accepting checks in this market, though many realtors will use them.

–Money? You can make a solid income offering JUST trashouts and cleanouts. (You don’t need a contractor’s lic — I’ve never had one.) The amount you earn will depend on YOUR efforts, period. Remember, your marketing should be done using “bulldog” mentality. Don’t send out a few marketing pieces thinking your biz will fly; stay on it. Be consistent; touch potential clients over and over again. Pick up the phone and put a voice behind your mailers, too. You have to do that.

Good luck to you! … Cassandra

**Note: The above is not intended to be a substitute for accounting and/or legal advice.


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Foreclosure cleaning businesses and real estate contracting companies specialize in clearing out and cleaning up homes that have been foreclosed upon. These companies consist of trash out businesses, lawn maintenance companies, locksmiths, repair and handyman businesses, painters, plumbers, electricians, pressure washing and gutter cleaning companies, carpet installers, inspectors, cleaning companies, haulers, and the like.

Our company educates new businesses about specifically the contracting industry as it relates to foreclosure cleanup. We provide the foreclosure cleanup and real estate contracting tools needed to get our REO-riddled industry back on its feet through foreclosure cleanup and real estate contracting services.

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