Hoarders seeking to sell their homes make notoriously difficult clients for real estate agents, but a clean-up service that caters to homeowners with the psychiatric condition may help agents uncover new opportunity in this segment of homesellers. Agents who join a referral network launched by clean-up and junk-removal service Address Our Mess can earn up to a $250 referral fee for sending customers the firm's way. The company may also direct customers looking to sell their homes to agents part of its network, and for no fee. Address Our Mess covers over 25 states and typically performs between five and 10 clean-ups a day, according to Jeff Cohn, co-founder of Address Our Mess. The company specializes in serving homeowners who suffer from hoarding disorder, a condition marked by a tendency to "excessively save items that others may view as worthless," according to the American Psychiatric Association. Employees are taught to deal with the psychological tender...
- Agents who join Address Our Mess's referral network can earn up to $250 for sending a customer to the clean-up service, and may also receive free referrals.
- Address Our Mess claims to cover 27 states and perform five to 10 clean ups everyday.
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