The initial services order is the first step to placing a "SOLD" sign in the yard.
When a property moves to REO status, the focus shifts from simply protecting and maintaining it, to marketing and selling the property as quickly as possible.
Safeguard contractors secure the property, re-key all doors, remove debris and complete a full maid-service cleaning of the interior of the home. Depending on the season, the grass will be cut or the water lines will be winterized. The property will be inspected for damages, pool areas will be secured and emergency conditions, such as basement flooding or roof damage, will be addressed immediately.
The contractor also will notify the real estate listing agent when the initial services have been completed so that the agent can immediately begin marketing the property.