Trash Out Company REO RESQ Founder, Frank Patrick, On Foreclosure Trash Outs and When Lawns Turn To Jungles

Frank Patrick, founder of foreclosure clean out and property preservation franchise REO RESQ™, explains how the lack of property preservation leaves foreclosure lawns a growing menace.

Scottsdale, Ariz. – August 30, 2010 – In a recent article by Frank Patrick, one of the country’s top property preservation and trash out experts, Frank writes that with the start of summer, foreclosure lawns are turning to jungles, causing these properties to become an eyesore in many American neighborhoods.

In the article titled “Foreclosure Trash Outs: When Lawns Turn To Jungles,” Frank describes how overgrown lawns on REO properties in Florida, Missouri and Illinois, among others, are generating numerous complaints from neighborhood residents.  These areas are experiencing the same problem that other cities all across America are dealing with – finding the responsible party for foreclosed homes that are in limbo.

“Many lenders are delaying foreclosures to allow the borrower time to apply for a loan modification or attempt a short sale.  Many times the borrower simply gives up during the process and abandons the home.  It is during this period of time in which the home is not yet foreclosed on and the borrower is not caring for it that the lawns get out of control. Many in the industry speculate that some lenders are procrastinating when it comes to foreclosing on these properties even after they know that the borrower has given up and has no intention of continuing to maintain the property.   Since the owner has abandoned the property and the lender has not taken it back, the grass and weeds grow out of control.  But blaming the banks is far from the whole answer – the unprecedented flood of foreclosures has left them overwhelmed,” wrote Frank Patrick.

“Once a property preservation company has been hired to perform a foreclosure trash out, they usually have the added responsibility of regularly mowing the lawn and maintaining the home to the local housing codes. This enables the home to keep up appearances and prevents the appearance of a whole neighborhood falling into disrepair,” 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.

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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