D.R. Isaacs, Distressed Real Estate/NonPerforming Note Investor (Castle Financial Resources)

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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Get ahold of local property management companies and see if they have some preferred vendors that they might share.

Jul 25, 2017 01:16 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Candice A. Donofrio has some good advice.  I cant imagine dealing with these types of issues from across the country.

Jul 25, 2017 05:02 PM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker
Jul 25, 2017 02:15 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Check with some property management companies in each area and they may share some vendors names and numbers.

Jul 25, 2017 03:47 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Look for active foreclosure agents in those cities and contact them. For the listing they may assist you!

Jul 25, 2017 03:21 PM
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

I find craigslist is often a good source for cleaners. The state contractor's board should provide names of licensed contractors for construction issues.

Jul 25, 2017 02:38 PM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Welcome, and it looks like you have received a good start down the path to finding what you need.

Jul 25, 2017 06:07 PM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

D.R. Isaacs  I am not familiar with those areas. Good question.

Jul 25, 2017 04:52 PM
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

See Fred Griffin answer.  List should be helpful.

Jul 25, 2017 04:43 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

No idea.

Jul 25, 2017 02:53 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Call local RE/MAX offices and ask for the agents who handle foreclosures. They will be a good source for you.

Jul 25, 2017 02:16 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Google it. Amazing what you can find on google.

Jul 25, 2017 02:03 PM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Wonderful! Those whose real estate business includes acquiring notes are seldom in the environment of real estate agents.

Where I would first turn is to your 'investor' collegues specificly those who are successful flippers. You make a quick few bucks with little risk.

Next I would refer to my investor list, that is the list compiled from bandit signs, flips in progruess, and investor meet ups.

As a last resort I would seek out those who are 'hustling' for a living. Those who are looking for more work. These come to the surface the morning you post your Craigslist ad at 2 AM. Make absolutely certain you can drive to where they live. Confirm it.

The result will be no lesss than 20 to add to your list. Do NOT OFFER ENTIRE PROJECT.  Start with the gritty and ugly. Landscape and trash out.

IF you are not experienced in this, perhaps return to option 1 (collegues) and consider a JV partner.

Jul 25, 2017 02:02 PM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

handymen under supervision could do the work...

Jul 25, 2017 01:14 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Great advice Candice A. Donofrio!  

Better yet, hire a property manager or refer them out to a real estate agent in the respective areas. That will free you up to do what you do best - procure more foreclosures (I'm assuming that's what you do best)!

Jul 25, 2017 08:15 PM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Maybe a home improvement store.

Jul 25, 2017 07:59 PM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I would look for the best local REO agents who will have a couple of great contractors they have already used. 

Jul 25, 2017 05:05 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Property managers would be a good choice, and difficult to get all this done from afar.

Jul 27, 2017 07:00 AM
D.R. Isaacs
Castle Financial Resources - Stockton, CA
Distressed Real Estate/NonPerforming Note Investor

I want to thank you all for your suggestions. Many were downright helpful!  if by chance any of you know a Realtor in those communities please feel free to provide my info.  SUCCESS!  Darrell

Jul 26, 2017 10:49 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Mr. Google.  There are many portals that contractors advertise on as well. I wish you all the best!

Jul 26, 2017 08:55 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

It might be easier to wholesale them for a small profit to local flippers.  Otherwise, I'd try and find a reputable contractor out there that won't charge an arm & a leg.  Some local flippers may be willing to partner with you as well.  They do the remodel and shoulder the costs of it, you provide the house, you both split the profit.

Jul 26, 2017 08:43 AM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Candice A. Donofrio had a good answer. It seems to me that there are plenty of qualified jobbers out there. Usually with bank foreclosures, the asset managers always seem to want to drive down the pay rate for contractors and consequently, few are willing to work for that level of pay. This opinion is from my personal experience working with REO properties and not without experience. Good luck!

Jul 26, 2017 06:34 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Candice A. Donofrio nailed this one!

Jul 26, 2017 06:23 AM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Try local Property Managers 

Jul 26, 2017 05:50 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I hope you find what you're looking for.

Jul 26, 2017 04:53 AM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

D.R. Isaacs - well, you got pretty good advice from few members.

Good luck.

Jul 25, 2017 10:52 PM
Dave Halpern
Keller Williams Realty Louisville East (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert

What Wayne Martin said! REO agents are used to overseeing contractors for out of town asset managers. They may oversee a contractor for you to get the listing.

Alternatively, you can just get it cleaned out then sell quicker for a lower price without the hassle and risk of rehabbing it from a distance. Your net may be the same or better selling it non-rehabbed.

Jul 25, 2017 09:20 PM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Other respected agents you trust, BBB, Chamber, etc.

Jul 25, 2017 08:22 PM