Due to the ongoing slow growth in the national housing market, there are still a record number of REO properties and foreclosures. And this usually means foreclosure cleanouts.
Many of these properties are currently in various stages of preparation for eventual sale. Ultimately, most of them will require extensive work and cleanup before they can be sold. And cleaning abandoned homes does not rank high on any real estate professional's list of preferred chores!
Good News, Bad News
While the number of foreclosures was dramatic for a long period of time, the good news is that the actual number of homes going into foreclosure has dropped significantly. In fact, the numbers are close to what they were seven years ago, despite a recent uptick in foreclosure numbers this fall.
Again, this is good news for home owners, Realtors and the overall market.
But the bad news is that the number of homes still in foreclosure is still high - and may get higher this winter. In fact, there are almost a half a million homes in some phase of the foreclosure process. And because these homes sit vacant and, in many cases, were hastily abandoned, they will require continual clean-up and maintenance, etc.
Unfortunately, many of these homes are not left in the best condition by the previous occupants and need a lot of work before they are ready to market. As a result, there is a growing need for foreclosure cleanouts with these properties.
Why You Must Have Foreclosure Cleanouts
Historically, it has been demonstrated that former mortgagees have no incentive to have a foreclosed residential property left in salable condition when they leave the home. In fact, most foreclosures are often found with trash and property that the previous homeowners failed to remove.
Foreclosed homes need a lot of preparation before they are ready for an open house. Many Realtors and banks with a large inventory of properties find themselves with a need to hire a foreclosure clean out service. Typically, this includes hauling away old furniture, appliances, unwanted items and other debris that was left behind.
Because of the complex and time-sensitive nature of REO, short sale and foreclosure transactions, banks often need cleaners on short notice and the clean out work needs to be completed with a strict turn-around time-frame. Oftentimes, foreclosed properties require a lot of work before they are in selling condition.
Getting Expert Help With Your Foreclosure Cleanouts
Because many foreclosed home are usually sold in an "as-is" state, this means the foreclosing institution doesn’t make any major repairs. But a smart Realtor know that it is still a necessary task to clean out the property prior to staging it for an open house and subsequent sale. And because of the nature of the work involved, really smart Realtors know that it is strategic and cost-effective to outsource the work to a professional foreclosure service like Junk King.
A professional firm will offer a number of services to protect and preserve your collateral throughout the period of the foreclosure process and up to the sale of property. They understand the needs of Realtors and real estate professionals and are knowledgeable of investor/insurer guidelines in order to ensure that all work is completed in accordance with the applicable specifications.
Junk Hauling and Disposal for Your Foreclosure Cleanouts
Once you decide to outsource the trash removal part of your real estate deal, you need to determine which firm is the right one for the job. And while you can certainly find plenty of guys with trucks willing to do the job, choosing that alternative may end up costing you more than you hoped to save. This is why Junk King really is the firm of choice.
Junk King is the leading business to business junk removal service in North America and our real estate junk removal services take care of this cleanout process for you. It’s one big task off your to-do list and it’s a big step toward getting your property ready to sell or rent.
Speed, Reliability and Quality Service
We understand that as a real estate professional you need your homes to be pristine and you want to be able to list them as quickly as you can. We also understand that you appreciate hassle-free services and really can’t afford to have problems with a property. And your clients have enough to deal with when selling a home, so having the chore of junk removal handled by someone else is a huge bonus.
Junk King offers fast and friendly junk hauling with an emphasis on eco-friendly practices. We recycle or donate 60% or more of the junk we collect — including renovation debris, furniture and appliances, and even clothing and personal items. Real estate ventures can proudly call Junk King their green partner for real estate junk removal.
Real Estate Ready
We are insured and offer post-escrow payment. Junk King handles junk removal services for real estate professionals across the U.S. and we are the highest rated service brand in the nation. You can depend on Junk King for speed, reliability and for the peace of mind that comes with getting your property ready fast.
Our team specializes in large waste removal and trash hauling. We can be on location in mere minutes, so call us today! Our crew is fully insured and well-trained, so you can trust them to get rid of your unwanted items in a professional and courteous fashion.
One of the best things about hiring Junk King is that we recycle a much of the material we pick-up. This is proof of our commitment to being an eco-friendly removal service. If you have questions about what we do or what we believe, give us a call at (707) 744-4254.