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Start a Clean Foreclosure Cleanout Company Information

Updated on February 13, 2014

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Cleaning foreclosures a business for you
Cleaning foreclosures a business for you

Starting a businesses cleaning foreclosures

Many have asked questions such as how much should I charge, how long should it take to turn around a house and is it important to charge by the sqft. If you are like me you have wondered these same things. Start a Foreclosure Cleanup Business.

Foreclosures are a hot news topic right now, making the news headlines as the recession proof business for small businesses.

What types of business license is needed in foreclosure cleaning business?

First of all you may to acquire a business license and check to see about becoming bonded with general liability or bonding insurance. If you do decide to charge by the square feet here are some options to follow: depending on the size of the house it could take up to 3 days to do the cleaning, now if it's a smaller house it should not take as long. Typical prices fall in the range of 1.25 to 1.75 a SQ.FT.

Repairing damaged walls and replacing floor tiles can be a deciding factor as well, exterior maintenance of a property may require that you do some pruning and watering and lawn care. It would be best if you are just starting out that you offer as many services as possible, such as general cleaning and repair.

Foreclosed Home Clean Out Service

Contacting Realtors and lending companies is what is required to get the word out about your service, quality work as well as prior experience is what many of these business professionals will be looking for in a new start up company, you will need to bid on the jobs as well as show that you have all the proper licenses.

What is your Company business name?

The three things that you will need most when getting started as an entrepreneur is a good business name, you want your company name and profile to portray the right message. It is important to pick a name that will be easily remembered by all. Foreclosure cleanup business is not necessarily a good name for your business because too many other entrepreneurs will be using that name, you want to stand out from the rest.

How to market yourself in your cleaning business

Marketing yourself is where you will find that it takes more than just a classified ad, knowing who to contact and what to do next is key to your success of your booming business to helping put foreclosures back on the market after a long spell being vacant by cleaning and repairing foreclosures.

Frequently asked Questions about getting started in the foreclosure cleaning business

When you get started you may have some of these questions: how did u get started?how much start up money was needed? did you go to real estate companies or banks to get foreclosed homes to clean up? Are you interested in starting a foreclosure Cleanup in the Lapeer Mi area. Can you be of any help have any suggestions? Are you currently working for someone in Maryland. Are you cleaning out the houses.

Are you thinking about starting your own in Pa but not sure where to start. Could you use some help? Would you like an answer to the question that was asked on how do you get started. Are you living in Michigan where unfortunately the foreclosure rate is very high. have you just by a foreclosure.

How to get started and who to ask about startup money

Are you interested in getting into the business but where do you start? have you started a Foreclosure and RE Cleanup business in the Atlanta area Good business do you own a house cleaning company, would you like information on how to price REO clean up. Are you interested in starting up a clean up business.

Is a lawn care service required?

Do you have a lawn care service. Do you feel as if there a need in my area of N. C. Could any one give me help on local home in my area. thank you for your help. who to contact with information regarding this business. Would you be available in the following counties in s.w. Florida. Are you in the Daytona Beach area. Are you looking to start a cleanup business. Don’t know the companies that I would contract with.

Who to contact and how to come up with an estimate

Do you want to know where to get started to do this. Are you in the mortgage business aware of the declining market and all the foreclosures at this time. Are you looking to get started into the foreclosure clean-up business. Do you need some tips on how to get started Who to contact, How to price a location, What equipment is needed.

How, Where do you dispose items. How and who do you contact when starting up this clean up service? Is there a certain company that sets it up or do you just call realtors? If so how do you come up with an estimate, Have you started a Foreclosure cleanup company would you like any information on how to grow your company.

What to expect in your foreclosure cleanup business

It is important to note that real estate companies will require that a foreclosure cleanup business is one where you do everything from install windows to hauling trash towinterizing a property , also in order for you to compete and get contracts, you will find that many banks and real estate companies won't hire you if you're not licensed, bonded and insured, so make sure you get all those things in order before you start placing ads in your local newspaper.

Your company will require some outsource help so it is a good idea to contact people who can do the following tasks as painters, floor people, electricians, locksmiths, carpenters and landscaping.

Also most large national companies that provide more than just cleaning REO's and foreclosures they also do Property Valuations, Insurance Loss Inspections, High Risk/Code Enforcement, Vacant Property Registration, Title Services, Evictions, Hazard Claims Administration.

How to find companies for more work in your area

Are you interested in starting a foreclosure clean up business in the Denver metro area If anyone can give me any ideas of where and how to begin, have you just opened a cleaning service in Colorado and would like to know how or where do you go to get started! Would you appreciate any help. Do you have an auto detail business and am interested in the Home cleanup business.

Where do you begin? Would you like to get into foreclosure clean-up in North Florida. Could you send me any information on who to contact. We would like to find additional companies in the Colorado area that are looking for companies to do clean outs for foreclosures. We have found one company, but not enough work.

Licensed contractor in foreclosure cleanup

Are you a state licensed contractor and interested in foreclosed clean up? Do you have master of all trades taping,painting,tile,master carpenter framing,and trimming, roofing electrical,plumbing,heating ,general labor bobcat,service.

Are you a state license general contractor and want to find out all, can you get started in this line of work I have a landscape company and have been interested in foreclosure cleanups for sometime.

Do you just not know who to contact? interested in doing business with banks or Realtors in SWFL, Lee, Charlotte & Sarasota counties. Will you do it all, haul away, house cleaning , lawn maintenance, pool maintenance, pressure wash and repairs. Do you have all the tools and equipment.

How to price foreclosure cleanup and get contracts from banks

Do you need information on how to price foreclosure cleanup and how to contact banks and mortgage companies? Would you like to know how to get a contract directly from the banks or other companies to learn more about getting starting in the business of cleaning out foreclosures from someone who’s been in the business over 10 years.

Are you looking to start a foreclosure cleaning business in Tifton, GA and Metro Atlanta area. do you need more information on who to contact,how to price locations. These are just a few of the circumstances you will find that you need answers to.

How to contact bank and mortgage lenders

Can you recommend any others,how do i get into this business? Do you know there is a huge market for cleanup crews and do you have years of experience in construction work. Have you tried calling local banks. Are you looking to start a cleanup and fix up business in Alabama. Do you want info on Who and how to contact Banks and mortgage lenders, rates for various projects, how to begin

Contracts and Revenue Potential of a foreclosure cleanup business

Do you contact Realtors that specialize in foreclosures they have a cache of homes Are you looking to start a foreclosure cleanup business in the tidewater area in Va would you like information on how to get started,who to contact about contracts and the revenue potential, are you interested in doing foreclosure clean-outs,

Do you have a cleaning maintenance Where do we find information for starting and getting good business? you currently own a cleaning business here in the Panhandle of Florida and work part time for someone contracted by the Realtors to clean out foreclosed homes. How can you go about getting these contracts myself? Do you have all the equipment, including the trailer, mowers, digital camera, etc.

Foreclosure Cleaning Insurance

Bank owned properties is a business that will require some type of experience and licensing along with permits.


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    Deborah Moore 

    8 years ago

    Looking to start my own business cleaning foreclosures in Washington state. How to bid on the jobs

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    8 years ago

    Clean up all foreclosed properties residential/commercial in Jefferson, Shelby and Tuscaloosa Counties of Alabama.


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    stanley james 

    8 years ago

    looking to start my own cleaning business. need help i like to clean banks or doing lawn care . been on my job for 26 years need my own business . Is there eny one out there that could help me . stanleyjames

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    8 years ago

    Hi my name is Baesean I want to start my own business cleaning out foreclosed homes in the Stae of maryland.

    Please email me @

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    9 years ago

    I have a hard time taking business "advice" from an article that has this many errors in grammar and spelling. Isn't there a spell check or editor to check these things? Even the title is incorrect.

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    9 years ago

    I am in Florida and I have Done New Construction cleaning for ten years. And with the economy work is just not their. I am interested in starting a cleanout business and just trying to find out cost of getting started. or if their is someone around that can help out with many questions. Please e-mail ma at

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    9 years ago

    Hi my name is Lee,I want to start my own business cleaning out foreclosed homes in oakland,lapeer and wayne county area any advise on getting started would be greatly appreciated.

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    9 years ago

    Hi everyone all i see here id everyone wanting to know how to start this type

    of biz. What you need to do is get licensed insured and bonded Go to as many

    real estate brokers talk to the agent who primarily deals with foreclosures and see

    if they need your service. The end. P.S. Dont buy thesr expensive "how to" books

    use that money to put into your buisness

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    kim art. 

    9 years ago

    Hello, I'am interested in starting my own clean up business, I have a dump truck. Can anyone give me info. on where to start. Thanks for your help.

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    9 years ago


    I am very interested in learning more about starting my own Foreclosure clean out business and I could use some information. Please email me @



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    kurt Weiss 

    9 years ago

    I my name is Kurt wise, I own a remodeling/General contractor business and looking for additional work in the St-Louis MO area. Clean for closure cleanout seem to be a great fit . How do you get in touch with the right people ...

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    Laronda Wakefield 

    9 years ago

    I'm tryin to start a foreclsure cleaning service in Flint,Mi and I need help Getting it started.

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    9 years ago from Oxford, MI

    This is a great niche business to take advantage of. If you start networking with dumpster rental services, as well as wholesale cleaners, you can save a fortune. I know of a few people that do this and they have more than enough work! Great hub.

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    9 years ago

    hello my wife and I have been cleaning residential homes and doing landscaping in Georgia and interested in taking our business to the next level .this seems like a very good Idea .Can any real estate agent or lender provide me with information on getting connections to me at

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    9 years ago

    hi my name is shammayh and i am looking for the quickest and least inexpensive to start a forecloser cleaning business can someone please help me

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    Mr. Benson 

    9 years ago

    My name is Mike Benson I own and Operate Mike Benson Home Repair and Hauling in Central Florida. I have been doing clean outs for a few years now I am in need of more work and Bank and Lender contacts. If anyone can help please contact me. Thank you in advance for any help you can provide me.

    Mike Benson

    Mike Benson Home Repair and hauling.

    Citrus County Florida

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    9 years ago

    My husband I are looking forward to entering this type of business. We clean beach houses here in NC and are very dependable. Please contact me at this email: Willing to travel whereever.

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    9 years ago

    Hi everyone, my main goal is to assure those who are interested in having a clean property clean up at a very reasonable low rate,that i am the man for the job,serious inquiries only please. Im located in the GA area but will travel,so please contact me

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    9 years ago


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    gregory caradine 

    9 years ago

    This artical has been very helpful to me. It has at least begun to answer a lot of the questions I have about starting such an enterprise. However, it trends to ask more questions for which it does not provide any answers to. Is this a come on for a hook to ask me for money to complete the answeres? If so, Who do I have to contact and how much do I pay them?

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    9 years ago

    I could also really use some info on above question if you would please contact me at...

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    9 years ago

    DON'T LET ANYONE FOOL U,if you do not know anyone or willing to give them a kick back,you don't have a chance getting started in this business,trust me!!!!!!!!!!!

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    10 years ago

    i would like info on the above questions i would like to start a business in this field but dont know where to start im located in central ohio my email address is

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    Ned C Bridgeport CT  

    10 years ago

    I would like to start clean foreclosures, and i ordered book

    it cost me $ 177.00 and the lady who says she is going to send

    it to me just did not send any thing for my money.So be care full first check BBB recommendation and then order. She is located in Florida the title says Cash For Clean Out Homes

    I am on lay of now and like to start do this clean business

    to Employ my self.If any one can help please.I am located in Connecticut.

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    10 years ago

    I would love to get answers to the above questions as I currently owne a cleaning business and trying to get into Foreclosures Clean-Outs in Minnesota. Are there any Realtors, Bankers, Lenders in the MN area that would be willing to assist me in getting started. Please email me at

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    10 years ago

    Would like all the information on this. I am trying to start this business up and in the state of Missouri. I need to know where to start out and how to get out there to do this. Please meail me.

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    10 years ago

    Would like help on all the above questions. If anybody ccould help I would greatly appreciate it.How do I find jobs in this field? Please contact me at my e mail address.

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    Mary Redford 

    10 years ago

    I am interested in this please e-mail me

    Thank you,


    Mary Redford,Pres.



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    10 years ago from hopefully somewhere peaceful and nice

    looks like a good business for the next few years for sure


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