The Vital Relationship between a Junk Removal Company and a Real Estate Agent
Real Estate is an industry where timing is everything. Houses can come on and off the market within a matter of minutes, and Real Estate agents need to have a relationship with a Junk Removal Company that they can count on for quick and effective service. With such an array of companies available that offer debris removal services, picking the right Junk Removal Company for your needs may be more important than you realize.
Key Points a Real Estate Agent should look for when picking a Junk Removal Company
Scheduled Open Windows of Time
One of the problems with many junk removal companies is the fact that they have a large volume of work on a day-to-day basis, and not enough resources to properly handle an urgent cleanout. Availability is everywhen when looking for a company that you can rely on. American River Hauling and Junk Removal Co. operates differently in the fact that we schedule windows of time in our day for those emergency situations that may arise last minute.
We’ve found that this is best practice in having long lasting and successful relationships with our professional clients.
Highly Trained Estimators
While many junk removal companies offer service windows of 2 – 4 hours, we take pride in the fact that we’re routinely able to offer service windows between 30 minutes to an hour. As a Real Estate Agent, your time is valuable. And so is ours. The last thing we want is to waste your time by being somewhere when your time could be best spent somewhere else.
Another key benefit when choosing a company that has invested the time in training their estimators is no surprise costs. If you choose a company that is not practiced at estimating, or does not have proper procedures put in place, you very may well find yourself with additional costs at the end of the job. For example, if the estimator did not accurately assess there were materials that required special handling, such as hazardous waste materials, they may try to put that additional cost on you. That is not only unprofessional, but it’s not pleasant. Make sure you work with a company that negotiates prices beforehand, and then sticks to that price.
Low Tier Company
Chance for surprise costs are high. They typically inaccurately assess the volume or didn’t agree on price before hand.
Pricing is usually agreed upon upfront, however, there are often surprise costs due to lack of proper estimation.
Prices are agreed upon upfront and won’t change.
Licensed and Insured
Easily one of the most important aspects that distinguish American River Hauling and Junk Removal Co. and its competitors is peace of mind. No matter where you are in the country, when a Real Estate Agent hires a junk removal company that is not insured, they are putting yourself or their client at risk. If an accident were to happen on the premises while cleaning a backyard or an attic, or moving old appliances, and they hired a company that did not have insurance, they would be liable.
We’re fully insured and offer peace of mind to your projects. If you live outside of the Folsom, El Dorado Hills, Granite Bay area, I suggest you make sure you find an insured Junk Removal Company near you. While it may be more cost effective in the short term to hire a weekend warrior to do your cleanouts, the risk of financial ruin is high. And in the end, it’s just never worth it. Junk Removal is a strenuous process, consistently lifting heavy objects with a real danger of pulling muscles or potentially worse. With rising health care costs and the possibility that your junk removal employee might not even have health insurance, you could be liable for thousands and thousands of dollars.
If you choose to hire a company that is bonded, that is a great sign that you’ve hired a professional company. However, just because a company isn’t bonded, doesn’t mean that they have elected to have an insurance policy that doesn’t include damage to the premises their working at. For example, we have a clause in our insurance from Next that includes damage to a clients property or personal items.
Experience working with a Real Estate Agent
Nothing beats experience when it comes to work. It’s what a potential employer wants to see on your resume, it’s what an investor wants to see when they’re looking at potentially funding your project. Experience tells the world that ‘you can,’ and this is my proof. It’s almost like wearing one of those ‘I Survived’ t-shirts after going on an intense ride at an amusement park, showing the world that you’ve done it, and that you can do it again.
Junk Removal might seem straight forward, but one of the most interesting aspects about it is that it’s constantly requiring you to think on your toes. For one, every job site is different. Unless you have repeat business, you’re essentially going to a brand new place 3 – 4 times a day. From there you need to assess the problem, brainstorm a solution, execute the solution, and then be ready if the plan needs to change. Junk Removal is a dangerous job that requires quick thinking, and it’s important to hire a professional so you can have the piece of mind that the job will be done, and it will be done safely.