Realtor CLEANS House!!!

Real Estate Agent with Cherimie Crane & Associates

I am so excited (my fingers can barely keep up) to say that my new venture, NEAT FREAKS, is on the verge of opening.

For those of you that haven't heard me chatter on endlessly about my new company, it is a cleaning service. A cleaning service that goes a bit further and gives me something to truly smile about each day!


It was an idea born of heartache...


I spend hours on end, as  a Realtor, listening to single moms pour their devoted hearts out.

These are professional women who sincerely try to put money back for a home, their child's future, and invest wisely to protect their families.

One job often doesn't provide them with the cash flow to build funds for anything other than day to day expenses. So I would watch them try desperately to juggle day care, day job hours, night shifts, etc....all just to break even.


Enough is at 2am one morning I sat straight up in  my bed and almost kicked my own behind for not thinking of this sooner.


As a Realtor, I get endless calls from people each day asking me to refer an honest, dependable, economical cleaning service. Now, I will say there are some good ones...but it seemed the industry has so much turn over and sometimes the prices just don't match the results!




So I juggled the idea around for months. I researched local cleaning services, called endless service providers, and spoke to my single moms. They all were thrilled.


Now to make an extremely long (about one year worth) story short..this is what it comes down to...


What is required of NEAT FREAKS members:



They will be independent contractors. They will start off at a percentage of every job they do..then eventually (if they get three good reports, and work at least 6 months) they make 90% of every job they take. They decide when they work however if they turn down more than 4 jobs a month....I say adios.


I have already gotten several businesses...doctors..yada yada who want to take us own as their main cleaning service so most of the jobs will be after hours....


I am so excited. The best part is:


I didn't do this to be Donald Trump. My hopes is to be only the founder. I don't anticipate making tons of money myself. I wanted to give single moms a shot at owning a part of a business that gives them freedom and cash!


I require that each person who joins Neat Freaks do the following:


1. Establish a college fund for at least one of their children (I will match it at the end of the year)


2. Attend a short class on financial planning (at their convenience but must be done within first 3 months, free of charge of course)


3. Meet with (one of my good friends) a local physician to learn about how to save money on health care for themselves and their children, and how to be proactive in keeping everyone no charge of course..but must be done in the first 3 months.


4. Read at least one of the following books (I have all the copies, yes I am a nerd):

 Smart Women Finish Rich

 Suze Orman's Women and Money

 Financial Freedom (Dave Ramsey)

It has to be done within the first year......


So...I am pretty pumped. I am not lucky enough to have kids right now...but I am excited to offer this to those who do!


If you know anyone who may be interested in our services or becoming part of our staff, please let me know.


Our menu of services will be available by June 1, 2008.



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steve baylock
nalley insurance - Columbus, NM

Great post, I really enjoyed reading it,keep them coming,Thanks again

May 18, 2008 03:24 AM #1
Pam Joffe
Solaris Realty - Tampa, FL

Good morning Cherimie - That sounds great,  a business with a heart, I hope your new company takes off and grows.

May 18, 2008 03:24 AM #2
Cherimie Crane
Cherimie Crane & Associates - Beaufort, SC

Steve and Pam- Thank you so much for the encouragement. I am simply giddy. I really believe that this is going to help these women do great (even greater than they already are) things!!

Thanks again for your encouragement!

May 18, 2008 03:38 AM #3
Natasa Glamoclija
Natasa Glamoclija - Brookfield, IL

One my colleague from the office did the same. Some idea is better then no ideas at all. Good luck.

May 18, 2008 03:39 AM #4
Steve Hoffacker
Steve Hoffacker LLC - West Palm Beach, FL
Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor

Cherimie, great concept and great post. Thanks for taking an inspiration and giving it life. God bless you in your endeavor.

May 18, 2008 03:59 AM #5
Amie Varney
Prudential Verani Realty - Epping, NH

Cherimie:  Good for you, I wish you MUCH SUCCESS in your business!

May 18, 2008 04:06 AM #6
Cherimie Crane
Cherimie Crane & Associates - Beaufort, SC

Steve- God blesses me each day..thank you.

Amie- I sincerely appreciate your encouragement. I am so happy to give back to such a wonderful cause.

May 18, 2008 04:09 AM #7
Gwendolyn Wrigh
Victory Virtual Solutions - Beaufort, SC
Victory Virtual Solutions

you beat me to this in BFT! Great  idea sister is getting started in the cleaning business again soon...I will have her contact you.

May 18, 2008 01:32 PM #8
Leesa Finley
RED Properties - Wake Forest, NC
RED Properties - Raleigh NC Real Estate

Cherimie - I am so excited for you!  I had no idea how the concept was going to work BUT I love what you are anticipating with the requirements - that is two-fold in that it gets them money and educates them.  Make it three-fold - gives them a nest egg, too, for their kids.  What a BRILLIANT idea!  MUCH SUCCESS!!!!!

May 19, 2008 12:18 AM #9
Catherine Sinocruz
Coldwell Banker Select Real Estate - Reno, NV
Broker-Salesperson, ABR, GRI, CRS

Hi Cherimie,

This is definitely a good way to augment your real estate career.  I like how you called it "Neat Freaks".  Much success to you, girl!


Jul 11, 2008 05:06 AM #10
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