Property managers starting/buying cleaning company’s

rob allen

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Not sure if you’ve noticed it or not but it’s a trend here. Realty agents, realty brokers and property managers are starting or buying up existing cleaning companies. Some of my best accounts too. I think they see our success and want a piece of the pie. Anyone else seen this?
 

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Here locally the big player in real estate has their own maintenance company. They do electric, plumbing, A/C and general contracting. Just a matter of time for a cleaning division.
 
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That's all very true, but if they can do it, and we the people accept it, who taught them it was ok?

People are caring less and less about each other. I'm seeing it daily, this free for all to get what they can for themselves.

I admit I'm finding it harder to stay optimistic with the prevalence of the decay in human morals and society.
 

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They lady that ran my boys daycare had a sign in her office that said "I run a daycare, you can't scare me". I feel the same way, a couple of my competitors used to hire me and meet me on the job with their company shirt for me to wear as I dyed bleach for them or corrected tech mistakes on expensive items. Did you ever see the barber shop that had the sign out front after supercuts moved in across the street? It said "we fix $8.00 haircuts!".
 
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They lady that ran my boys daycare had a sign in her office that said "I run a daycare, you can't scare me". I feel the same way, a couple of my competitors used to hire me and meet me on the job with their company shirt for me to wear as I dyed bleach for them or corrected tech mistakes on expensive items. Did you ever see the barber shop that had the sign out front after supercuts moved in across the street? It said "we fix $8.00 haircuts!".
Amen,, they wont do good work and we will get to fix it all !! Remember when they all cried over tile being installed
 

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Not sure if you’ve noticed it or not but it’s a trend here. Realty agents, realty brokers and property managers are starting or buying up existing cleaning companies. Some of my best accounts too. I think they see our success and want a piece of the pie. Anyone else seen this?
Since real estate perked up after housing market crashed in 2008, their efforts are understandable. Years before turbulent times I had one on one meeting with representative of major real estate company. At that time they counted about 180 offices in the area. The proposal was to service their properties ( in and outs) within 48 hours of notice, while implementing my existing price structure. Honestly, I didn't see this program being successful for many reasons.. You might imagine what those might be....
 
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Rob, after youve been in biz as long as I have, you realize that things go in cycles. Look at the Restoration Industry. Insurance companies tell insureds that they have to use their Preferred Vendor. Then after a couple years they start having problems with the Preferred Vendor and go back to just recommending a company. Then after having problems with that, they go back to a Preferred Vendor Program.

Simply put, the Management companies just looked at what they are paying out for these services and decided that they could save money doing it themselves. In a few years the Management company will find out its not cost effective to do their own cleaning and then again hire it out. Then a new manager will come back in and it will be done in house again. Its just a cycle....
 
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We have a plumbing contractor here that has their own flood restoration service.
 

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I was hired by a company that maintains times shares. .I was hired to set up and train there contract properties. They
Promised the world to me delivered zero. Ended up working 20 hours a week. I begged for some sales literature. THEY said make it yourself. There now selling the van and equipment. This too shall pass as they will see there cost actually rìse. I quit . I offered to train so they gave me the pressure washing guy for a day .
They sold the van a couple months ago .

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It’s why we charge value rates - so we don’t give people a reason to look into other options. The internet has commoditized many things - why not us too?

Think long term and price yourselves to where people don’t think about needing it to be cheaper.