Joe Hummel Speaks of Core Values

Property Preservation Core Values: Integrity First

Property Preservation Core Values: Integrity First
By Joe Hummel
 

I am reminded daily of how many core values are missing in this industry when I walk into a property. Integrity is an important value that should be placed at the top of the list.  I am sure most would agree there is a lack of such values these days. I am reminded of the United States Air Force core values that rang loud in my house years ago when my wife recited them over and over, trying to perfect them entering into service; “Integrity first, Service before self, and Excellence in all we do.” Even though I never served in the Air Force, I can say these core values are needed in many industries; especially Property Preservation. These core values are a huge part of my own businesses. I recite them in my head as my wife did to keep focus in these rapidly changing times. Continue Reading

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Game Over: Insert Two Credits… by Joe Hummel

Before I start, I would like to say thank you for the many people offering support! I am humbled knowing my insight offers some positive meaning to people. I am attempting to take a position to help our industry with effort, affiliation, and smart design. I am offering my perspective to anyone willing to think outside the box on issues. The C-Level cloud gets thick at times, and we need a strong dose of true reality- aside from the numbers. Continue Reading

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OM vs BOTG by Joe Hummel

OM vs BOTG: Who’s Betting?

OM vs. BOTG: Who’s betting? by
Joe Hummel

The mortgage field service industry is full of stresses just as other industries are. Some stresses are positive in nature, and others make you seriously consider psychotherapy, nonetheless we all voice our daily struggles with conversations using different channels. We discuss our points of view, and describe our encounters, but when explaining our situations some discover there are two sides to every story. Continue Reading

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Order Processing: Considering the Outsourced Product

Order Processing: Considering the Outsourced Product
 

The MFS industry requires each service company to submit detailed condition reports as well as identify sources of damage, subsequently providing estimates for repair to each asset being maintained. Order processing is a critical component to completing work as a field service company and can prove difficult for those not prepared for the detailed data required for each client report. Major financial backlash can occur with the smallest error, such as overlooking detail in a report. Some look for solutions to minimize these errors with 3rd party professionals, and attempt to maximize profitability given our price reductions in some areas. I feel that with the “Compliance Movement” more processing companies emerge to help struggling companies stay on the level with reporting. Continue Reading

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Due Date: What’s The Rush?

Due Date: What’s the Rush? by Joe Hummel
 

Today, Property Preservation provides a widening variety of services on vacant, distressed and foreclosed properties. The companies performing this work are bound by many guidelines for the completion of the services and are aware of potential fines and penalties if the work is completed incorrectly. In some cases, others fail to identify and adhere to some basic guidelines, and many question actions taken by their client(s). One major guideline violated is what I consider “prompt service”. Continue Reading

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MFS Basic Headaches: Understanding some of it… by Joe Hummel

MFS Basic Headaches: Understanding some of it…
by Joe Hummel
As this is my introduction to CubicYard.us, and I am very excited to be a contributor, I would like to introduce myself, and offer some insight. My name is Joe Hummel, and I come from a working class family. I understand that my achievements are earned through effort, and determination, and my success is relevant to those I affect. I focus on compliance, and troubleshoot issues with an emphasis in quality and adaptability, and feel as an industry professional I can offer thoughts on my encounters with the systems and protocols of our industry, so I can help to those trying to assist in providing a better structured industry. I work here too! Continue Reading

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