You can start your own business of cleaning foreclosure properties by simply planning and preparing well in advance. It will be necessary to acquire a license before getting started. The type you need will depend on your state and county.
Once your license is acquired, you can begin to get yourself known to companies who will provide you contracts for your foreclosure cleaning business. This will be local real estate agents and mortgage companies.
Take the time to contact them in writing to let them know what services you can provide and that you are available. Give them your contact information and a business card. Also follow up with a visit if possible. This contact will help even if there is no cleaning foreclosure properties work available now. When it is, they will give you a call.
You should plan in advance for your pricing structure. Take into account if you already own your supplies or will need to rent, how much you can do on your own vs. hiring subcontractors, how long the project will take and how much you want to make per hour/day.
For your first few jobs, consider doing them yourself. This will allow you to become familiar with all the dynamics of the job. Later, you can hire crews to do the jobs and have more projects going at once. You will then be able to concentrate on the business side.
Cleaning foreclosure properties is a great business to start, and will provide you with a long term and financially rewarding business.