Trash Out Company REO RESQ Founder, Frank Patrick, Discusses The Danger of REO Properties With Neglected Pools

Frank Patrick, founder of foreclosure clean out and property preservation franchise REO RESQ™, writes about how neglected swimming pools from foreclosed properties are posing a threat to neighborhoods.

Scottsdale, Ariz. – August 27, 2010 – In a recent article by Frank Patrick, one of the country’s top property preservation and trash out experts, Frank writes that with foreclosures hitting another record high in May2010, REO (Real Estate Owned) homes are causing a huge demand for property preservation services.  The summer months also help cause a greater need for these services – specifically when it comes to overgrown lawns and neglected swimming pools.

In the article titled “Foreclosure Trash Outs: Problem Pools,” Frank describes how neglected swimming pools on REO properties are creating a neighborhood health and safety hazard that becomes markedly worse in the hot summer months.  “Unfortunately, because there are still so many homes in limbo all across America – the residents have left, but the banks have yet to officially foreclose – tens of thousands of swimming pools aren’t attended to,” remarked Frank.

Frank writes, “The biggest problem, perhaps, is being able to locate these vacant homes to attend to these recurring and dangerous problems. The processing time for foreclosures is becoming increasingly longer, due to the record-setting numbers, and that means more and more homes are “off the radar.”

“The immediate need for property preservation companies to perform foreclosure trash outs and other vital tasks such as pool maintenance is obvious. Demand for these companies is already at an all-time high and a proven lucrative career choice in these tough economic times,” Frank continued.

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. Frank and his brother, Scott Patrick, have already trained many franchisees in foreclosure trash outs and launched incredibly successful property preservation careers for people who had never done that kind of work before.

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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