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Four Questions To Ask Your Property Preservation Company

When it comes to securing, cleaning, and preserving your inventory of foreclosed homes, you have a lot of options. But not all property preservation companies operate the same way. What should you ask companies before making a decision?

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Grace Will Lead Me Home

There is a redeeming factor to working in foreclosures in Minnesota. It’s hard work, both physically and emotionally. But there is also a palpable feeling of civic accomplishment when we see a home transition from vacant to alive, from silent to singing.

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Beyond Curb Appeal: Code Compliance And Safety Issues

Foreclosed homes come in all shapes and sizes. They also come in different levels of disrepair. While we can wish that your entire portfolio be comprised of well maintained, structurally sound homes, we know that’s rarely the case.

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DuAll Services - Dirty Dave Does It All

In the property preservation world, Dirty Dave is a renaissance man. He is our foreman, the orchestral director who coordinates the complicated teamwork that goes into preserving hundreds of homes throughout Minnesota at any given time. Yes, he’s a leader. But he’s also much more.

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Dirty Dave’s Dumpster Dance

Dirty Dave is a professional choreographer. You won’t see him directing dancers in Swan Lake or The Nutcracker; Dirty Dave is not into the fine arts. But he employs the same techniques, creating a well-coordinated, steady march of foreclosure cleanout prowess. I’ll give you an example.

 

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It Matters How You Plow

Snow removal is a huge issue for property preservation contractors during Minnesota’s winter. Laws vary between cities, but generally an accumulated snowfall of one or two inches is enough for DuAll to make sure all of your properties are code-compliant, safe, appealing places.

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Cold Air Means It’s Time To Winterize

Oftentimes, you’ll have a portfolio of many foreclosed homes to look after, and you can’t be at all of them at the same time. If the furnace or boiler breaks down, shuts off, or outside power is somehow cut from the property, you are at a serious risk of having the house freeze. When a house freezes, the pipes burst. And burst pipes are a several-thousand dollar repair job.

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Confessions Of A Trash Master

It was my first day as part of DuAll’s property preservation team. I didn’t know what an REO property was, let alone signs of what a difficult job might be. I just knew that I’d be removing debris from a foreclosed home.

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A Sales Clean Like None Other

When you’re dealing with REO properties in Minnesota, you often come across less-than-spotless homes. In fact, you’ve probably come across places that look like they are decades removed from any sweeping, dusting, or wiping of countertops. Don’t worry. We have you covered.

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Your REO Property Can't Scare Us

The assignment comes in: you have an REO property to prepare, and you don’t know what to expect. Once you open the door, you see the daunting task ahead of you: there is rubbish piled to the ceiling, there’s water in the basement, and the back windows are broken. You need the best REO field services available. You need DuAll.

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