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And in doing so unite and become a force to be reckoned with…

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Well what has become of the Property Preservation Industry? Insanity comes to mind. This past couple weeks has brought additions and contractions to National Association of Mortgage Field Services, (NAMFS). We saw them lose Berghort and Buczek, and gain Platt, the media force behind their New Propaganda Machine and two more non-paying companies in Cheap Suit Jay at Michigan Realty Solutions  and Fakin’ Shane Akin ASAP, a company who has a now defunct website, perfect fits for an organization that has absolutely no regard if their members break the law or cheat the Boots on the Ground Contractors.

Today I see reports that one of the NAMFS members has tendered a resignation due to personal issues and he feels that his behavior is not what it should be for an NAMFS member. While I’m not a fan of airing dirty laundry as I have quite a basket full myself. It is the personal behavior that has created a controversy.

Is someone’s personal behavior that is separated from ones business fair game? Suppose it is after all it’s every one’s business when Britney Spears goes to 7-11 at three in the morning with no underwear. However, I have to ask…Is it??? Is one’s personal business everyone else’s?

While I think many know my feeling on that, it does never the less come out at times.

Now that those pressing issues have been addressed let us talk about the industry. How do we overcome the deficiencies the industry is experiencing?

We have two conflicting views on this issue. One is that of the members of NAMFS the other of the BOTG’s. Both agree that education and proper training is desperately needed. Both offer a form of education and training.

However, where one is an independent entity un-affiliated with other entities in the industry. This organization makes no bones about their goal, and that they are a “for profit” business having no ties to any organization in the industry.

The other organization is a “non profit” selling background checks and education, already the waters become cloudy and the subject convoluted. This organization is made up of the upper echelon National Order Mill members that dictate to vendors that you must take their education or receive no work. The reality folks, that make you an employee, and if you do not have the guts to stand up like Todd LeSalle of TLC in Las Vegas NV, or Tina McPherson, out of Baltimore, Maryland, have done, then you deserve everything that happens to you and your business.

I’m sorry if that upsets anyone, but the reality is this. The Boots on the Ground have for the past seven years that I know of have just rolled over and licked their proverbial butts when it comes to the demands of NAMFS members and NAMFS itself.

For 25 years NAMFS has had the opportunity to assist the industry. They claim to be “The Industry Leader”…Mr. Miller what is NAMFS the leader of? Theft? Graft? Pay for Play? Embezzlement? Violations of the IRS independent contractor rules? Improper business licensing? Stolen substandard education modules? Oh excuse me…That is what the membership of NAMFS is ALLOWED to do. Allowed to screw over anyone without reprisal, well except for the education thingy… perhaps I’m a little unfair in the questioning of Mr. Miller here???

At the opposite end of the  spectrum is the other organization NAARPI Internationa. and  they have  developed education and training modules. They have been accepted by the state of Texas. In addition the International Accrediting Organization, which naturally is competition of other accrediting agencies and they receive a very bad name because of that. One of the competitors is the US Department of Education, who has deemed them an “accrediting mill”. The reality here folks is this…NAARPI Int. has had their materials reviewed, they do not force it on anyone, their members do not provide work, NAARPI Int. has NO ties nor obligations to anyone involved in the Property Preservation Industry. However, the reality is this, what ever you feel about accrediting, NAARPI Int. product has been reviewed by someone other than an self appointed industry guru that some claim does not even perform preservation services.

The one big advantage of this? Business Consultation Services, Business 101 instruction are offered by NAARPI Int. Something that will help the BOTG succeed in business. In addition NAARPI Int. offers assistance with website and business development.

On the flip side? There are no demands that you work for $1,25 an hour and wait for sometimes years to get paid for your work.

NAARPI Int. does not tell you where to purchase your supplies from or who you must purchase your insurance from. No, NAARPI Int. members are just that, members. They are simply members of an organization that supplies education and training to an industry.

Their (NAARPI Int.) material has been reviewed, there are no scandals lying around waiting to blow-up with one of their members. There is no deception of what their purpose is. No convoluted “Non-profit” issues to expose the underbelly too. There are no members creating photograph issues for illegal back charging… well questionable back charging to say the least…

So how will this all play out? That, my friends, will depend on the main players with these issues. The Boots on the Ground, these are the folks that will eventually make the decisions on how the industry will shake out.

If you’re a BOTG you are probably asking… How do we do this? Simple you make decisions that will benefit YOUR business, not someone else’s. Currently that is what is going on in the PPI. Decisions being made that do not benefit one’s business. The BOTG are Emplactors*** that make decisions based of fear of being fired. It is up to you to make a sound decision. Do you want to benefit from something that can transcend industries or would you like to patronize a scandalous membership of an organization that has had 25 years to do something right and has only become part of the industry’s problem?

Currently one of the biggest issues in the industry is the background checks of Aspen Grove and another company that many (idiots) are accepting the forced participation in to continue to receive work. Mr. LeSalle forfeited a 500k contract and stood his ground like a businessman should. How many of you can say that?

On this note it is my understanding that NAARPI Int. is currently in negotiations with a company so they may offer this service to their members for the price of a cup of coffee…Ok Starbucks price of a cup of coffee…but hey for $5 you’re going to get the same BC that Aspen Grove is billing you $65 per head and no credit check to beat your credit score up. Oh and it will be voluntary not forced upon you.

In closing let me say Congratulations to Michelle Paterson of Florida for becoming the newest member of NAARPI International. Michelle took advantage of the free membership offer and was the first to provide the information required for the state of Florida to obtain the free one year membership.

 

Hey…Until Next Time Folks…

Happy Gardening.

Written By: Aaron Aveiro

Photograph courtesy Google Images

Opinions expressed do not reflect those of Aladay LLC Ownership

*** Emplactor is an employee that has been  incorrectly classified as an Independent Contractor with specificity to the Property Preservation Industry.

2014 Truckee Meadows and Surrounding Farmers Market Season Schedule

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Yes at long last…..FRESH PRODUCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

USDA Program encouraging the support of local farmers
USDA Program encouraging the support of local farmers

 

As a firm believer  the really way to really know your food is to know your Farmer.  If you’re like most of the folks I know you are seriously ready for some truly fresh produce.

With summer just around the corner Here are our areas Farmers Markets Schedules.

 

 

Sunday Markets:

Rail City Sparks Sunday Farmers Market

Start Date : Uncertain at this time 9:00 am
End Date :  1:00 pm …………………….Check back for update on dates…

Day of Event: : Sunday Time : 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Address : 1720 Brierly Way, Sparks, NV 89434   Phone : 775-355-1551

 

Reno South Farmers Market

Start Date : June 1, 2014 9:00 am End Date : September 7, 2014 1:00 pm

Day of Event: : Sunday June 2, 2013 to September 15, 2013 Time : 9:00 am to 1:30 pm

Address : The Grove at South Creek, 95 Foothill Road, Reno, NV 89511   Phone : 775-329-5181

Tuesdays Markets:

Sparks Tuesday Morning Market

Start Date : June 3, 2014 8:00 am
End Date : September 30, 20141:00 pm

Day of Event: : Tuesday Time : 8:00 am to 1:00 pm

Address : 1231 Pyramid Way, Sparks, NV 89431 Phone : 775-358-0925

Reno Summit Tuesday Farmers’ Market

Start Date : June 10, 2014 9:00 am   End Date : September 30, 2014 2:00 pm

Day of Event: : Tuesday  Time : 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Address : 13925 S. Virginia St., Reno, NV 89502    Phone : 775-746-5024

Wednesday’s Market

Farmers Market at Lakeside Inn and Casino

Start Date: Wednesday, May 7, 2014 thru September 2014
Hours: 4pm-7pm
Location: 168 U.S. 50, Stateline, NV

Reno Village Farmers Market

Start Date : June 7, 2014 8:00 am End Date : October 4, 2014 1:00 pm

Day of Event: : Saturday Time : 8:00 am to 1:00 pm

Address : 1119 California Street, Reno, NV 89501 Corner of California & Booth  Phone : 775-746-5024

Lampe Park Farmers Market
Start Date:  Wednesday, May 21, 2014 thru September 2014
New Hours: 9am-1pm
Location: 1325 Waterloo Rd, Gardnerville, NV

Thursday’s Markets

Farmers Market at Tunnel Creek

Start Date: Thursday, May 1, 2014 thru September 2014
Hours: 4pm-7pm
Location: 1115 Tunnel Creek Rd. Incline Village, NV

Sparks Thursday Farmers Market

Start Date : June 12, 2014 3:00 pm End Date : August 21, 2014 8:00 pm

Day of Event: : Thursday Time : 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Address : Victorian Ave. Circle/Victorian Ave., Sparks 89431 Phone : 775-746-5024

Dayton Farmers Market

Start Date : June 14, 2014 3:00 pm  End Date : Into October weather permitting 2013 6:00 pm

Day of Event: : Thursdays Time : 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Address : 60 2nd Avenue Dayton NV 89403  Phone : 775-250-7884

Midtown Farmers Market

Start Date : June 5, 2013 10:00 am End Date : September 4, 2014 2:00 pm

Day of Event: : Thursday    June 5, 2013 to September 4, 2014  Time : 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Address : 1311 S. Virginia St. Reno, NV 89502  Phone : 775-815-8587

Reno Garden Shop Nursery Farmers Market

Start Date : May 22, 2014 4:00 pm End Date : September 11, 2014 8:00 pm

Day of Event: : Thursday … June 5, 2014 to September 12, 2014  Time : 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Address : 3636 Mayberry Drive, Reno, NV 89509 Phone : 775-813-6505

Different bands provided by Bill Nagel…and Beer and Wine for Donation to make a wish. 

Fernley Farmers Market

Start Date : June 5, 2014 4:00 pm End Date : August 21, 2014 8:00 pm

Day of Event: : Thursday May 23, 2013 to September 4, 2013

Time : 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm  Address : Mirage Garden & Gifts at 350 E. Main Street.     Phone : 775-287-2811

Great Basin NevadaGrown Farmers Market

Start Date : September 4, 2014 3:30 pm End Date : September 25, 2014 7:30 pm

Day of Event: : Thursday September 4, 2013 to September 25, 2014   Time : 3:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Address : 846 Victorian Avenue, Sparks, NV 89431  Phone : 775-351-2551

Friday’s Market’s 

Friday Evening Farm to Fork Festival

Start Date: Friday, May 2, 2014 thru September 2014
Hours: 4pm-7pm
Location: 1488 U.S. 395, Gardnerville, NV

Saturday’s Markets

Reno Summit Saturday Farmers Market

Start Date : June 1, 2014 9:00 am  End Date : October 4, 2014  2:00 pm

Day of Event: : Saturday Time : 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Address : 13925 S. Virginia, Reno, NV 89512 Phone : 775-746-5024

Lazy 5 Park Saturday Market

Start Date : June 28, 2014 7:30 am End Date : August 30, 2014 12:30 pm

Day of Event: : Saturday Time : 7:30 am to 12:30 pm

Address : 7100 Pyramid Highway Sparks, Nevada 89436 Phone : 775-746-5024

Carson City – 3rd & Curry Street Farmers Market

Start Date : June 7, 2014 8:30 am End Date : September 20, 2014 1:00 pm

Day of Event: : Saturday Time : 8:30 am to 1:00 pm

Address : 3rd & Curry Street Parking Lot, Carson City NV 89703 Phone : 775-720-7789

Early Spring Market

May 11 to 31, Day of Event: : Saturday Time : 8:30 am to 1:00 pm

Green House Garden Center 9 to 1 Curry Street