Secure the property and perform a lock change according to investor or insurer guidelines. If the property is pre-foreclosure, the lock will be changed on a secondary door when possible. Post-foreclosure, all locks will be changed. A lockbox can also be installed at the clients’ request.
Interior and exterior debris that creates a potential health, safety or infestation risk, or that may result in a code violation, is routinely removed from properties, both pre- and post-foreclosure. Once a property has gone through foreclosure, all debris inside and out, hazardous and non-hazardous will be removed. Interior debris is removed per investor guidelines, and exterior debris is taken to a licensed dumping facility. Personal items left in the property remain until clients provide specific instructions or a personal property eviction is ordered,
Sometimes above ground pools can be a safety hazard, an eye sore, or de-value your asset. We dis-assemble any above-ground pool and remove it from the property. If requested, we also orange fence the prior pool’s location for safety measures pertaining to uneven ground.
In cold climates, vacant properties are vulnerable to costly and serious damages from frozen and burst water lines. We drain all water lines and use air compressors to assure that all water is blown out of the lines. Contractors also drain hot water tanks and pressure-test the system for possible leaks. Toilets are cleaned and flushed, and antifreeze is added to bowls and tanks. Antifreeze is poured into sink drains and traps. Stickers are applied to all winterized fixtures noting the date of winterization.
Whenever possible, utilities at a vacant property will be turned off. If a sump pump is present, electricity will remain on. All winterization services are supported with written and photo documentation and submitted to the client for review.
Whether a vacant property is in pre- or post-foreclosure status, it must be well-maintained so that it does not detract from the neighborhood, create a public nuisance, or draw a code violation. All lawn maintenance is performed according to client instructions and investor guidelines. During lawn maintenance, properties are also checked to assure that they are secure. Maintenance
Properties that have been vacant for months or years, or who prior occupants were not of cleanliness can cause a serious health, safety, and sanitary issue. We will deep clean properties which include: Dust, wipe, sweep, mop, vacuum, scrub and clean the ENTIRE property as detailed as possible. This includes inside refrigerators, ovens, dishwashers, cabinets, microwaves, base boards, walls, doors, windows, ceiling fans and more.
During the course of a vacant property,
REO properties often need
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As the market for REO services has increased in the aftermath of the nation’s housing crisis, we are highly experienced in maintaining the REO assets of clients to protect the value and help improve the marketability of properties.
Previously, the task of maintaining REO properties had been left to real estate agents under contract to sell the property. However, separating the marketing and maintenance responsibilities allows real estate agents and field services companies to focus on what each does best. Real estate agents can focus on selling properties, and field services companies can focus on keeping the property maintained and secure.
Please contact us to learn more about our REO services, including initial cleaning, maintenance services, ongoing services
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