Trash Out Company REO RESQ Founder, Frank Patrick, Discusses Safeguard’s Good Neighbor Door Hanger Initiative

Frank Patrick, founder of foreclosure trash out and field service franchise REO RESQ™, writes how door hangers are helping his property preservation company maintain foreclosed homes.

Scottsdale, Ariz. – July 14, 2010 – In a recent article by Frank Patrick, one of the country’s top property preservation and trash out experts, Frank discusses how a new initiative by national property management company, Safeguard, is helping property preservation contractors combat neighborhood blight caused by foreclosures.

In the article titled “Foreclosure Trash Outs: Just Like A Good Neighbor,” Frank describes how neighborhoods that have experienced multiple foreclosures have suffered declines in property values and quality of living, due to these vacant homes falling into disrepair and becoming unsightly and unsafe.  “Even homes that have been secured by property preservation companies can still end up being vandalized or become targets for arson or copper pipe theft,” remarked Frank.  Frank explains how Safeguard is providing neighbors of vacant homes with contact information via door hangers, where they can easily report illegal activity or maintenance problems.

“The correlation between vacant properties and criminal activity has been well documented in communities nationwide,” says Safeguard.  “This ripple effect drastically reduces the servicer’s collateral in their assets and wreaks havoc on the communities where the properties exist.”

“By being a good neighbor, property preservation specialists can both help communities stay safe during this continuing foreclosure crisis, as well as and increase their business.  That’s a big win-win for all concerned,” Frank Patrick wrote.

“This, of course, also means a great deal more opportunity for companies that perform foreclosure trash outs – as property preservation is increasingly seen as the biggest foreclosure business opportunity.   Profits for these companies, both big and small, continue to increase nationwide,” continued Frank.

Frank’s nationwide franchise, REORESQ™, is helping entrepreneurs all across the country start up and successfully operate property preservation franchises.  Frank believes that 2010 will provide incredible opportunities for field service companies, property preservation contractors, and trash out businesses.

In addition to being the founder of the property preservation franchise REO RESQ™, Frank Patrick is also the founder of American Society of REO Specialists™ (ASREOS). Patrick was recently featured in Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal and USA Today for his expertise and success in the REO Sales and REO agent training industry.

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About REO RESQ™:

REO RESQ™ was begun by two brothers with the perfect blend of credentials – one with an extensive background as a top REO broker, the other with years of experience in construction.   Starting as a small family business in Kansas City, Missouri, REO RESQ™ offered property preservation and default management services to banks, lenders, asset management companies and REO agents.

In the past five years, the success of REO RESQ™ resulted in it becoming the first nationally franchised company providing comprehensive property preservation and asset management services for REO properties.  REO RESQ™ provides the full spectrum of Property Preservation services including:

Inspect – occupancy and property condition inspections

Secure – lock changes, lock box installation, evictions, board ups

Preserve – winterization, emergency repairs, pool service

Prepare – trash & debris removal, janitorial service, landscaping

Repair – repair of minor health and safety issues, code violations

Maintain – ongoing lawn care, maid service and pool maintenance

REO RESQ™ guarantees quality work delivered on your schedule to get your REO listings “ready for market” – and looking their best for a quick sale.  All our franchisees are fully licensed and properly insured – and trained by REO field service experts to provide the level of property preservation service that you desire.  We strive to limit your out-of-pocket expenses while providing world-class service.

REO RESQ™ understands your business – because it’s our business.

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About Frank Patrick:

Frank Patrick began his real estate career in 2000 after a 12-year stint in corporate America as a sales manager.  As a new real estate agent Frank knew that he wanted to find a niche within the real estate industry.  After months of research Frank decided to specialize in REO, an acronym for bank owned foreclosed homes.  Frank quickly became one of the top REO agents in the nation averaging over 100 transactions per year for the last 9 years.  In 2007 Frank’s production soared to over 214 sales.

In 2004 Frank and his brother Scott Patrick started a property preservation company to offer maintenance and repair services to banks with foreclosed homes.  Frank’s solid understanding of the REO industry and Scott’s 20+ years in the construction business was a recipe for success.  This year their property preservation business is on track to gross over one million dollars in revenue.  Today Frank manages his REO Real Estate Brokerage, REO Renegades an REO agent training business, his trade association The American Society of REO Specialists and is developing a national Franchise Property Preservation company, REO ResQ.

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