Foreclosurepedia has been requested to advise and compile Contractors interested in providing Disaster Inspections resulting from the historic Hurricane Ian now approaching landfall in the State of Florida. If your firm is an International Association of Field Service Technicians (IAFST) Member, you will be given priority.
Eric Miller, Executive Director of the National Association of Mortgage Field Services (NAMFS), has been Johnny Come Lately as Hurricane Ian targets Tampa with a Category 4 force and effect. Even the International Association of Field Service Technicians (IAFST) has the evacuation orders published and constantly updated at the top of their page. There has been a lot of speculation lately as to whether or not Miller and NAMFS will even make it through the next fiscal year. Miller’s Bacchanalian escapism at the recent Five Star simply demonstrated that he had little grasp — let alone control — over an Industry that is far removed from him and NAMFS. In fact, with an 80%+ attrition rate of Labor, the reality is that the three dollar inspections that NAMFS members have pushed and the lack of pay raises in over 30+ years has already taken its toll on a dying Industry.
As hospitals close and move patients out of the St Petersburg area, the lack of announcements from ALL NAMFS MEMBERS has been a deafening silence. It is part and parcel a demonstration of how NAMFS members hold profits above human life. Currently, firms such as ServiceLink and Cyprexx — both in the path of Hurricane Ian — have refused to cancel any work orders.
Charlotte County, Hernando County, Hillsborough County, Lee County, Levy County, Pasco County, Pinellas County, and Sarasota County all have MANDATORY evacuations. And with thousands of work orders currently ongoing there, Labor has begun to question whether or not they will be charged back for work impossible to perform. The answer to that question is yes. Yes, if you refuse to risk your life you will be charged back for work orders as no other statements have been provided.
It is business as usual for Eric Miller and his NAMFS member cabal. The only question remaining is how many lives will be lost based upon their profiteering. If you are currently receiving work orders from NAMFS members, Foreclosurepedia would like to speak with you! Shoot us an email and let us know what actions are being taken to protect you as Hurricane Ian approaches landfall.
For years, the United States has kept its dirty little secret of its captive slave nation of Puerto Rico fairly well guarded. Raped by hedge funds, its territory used for shelling by the US Navy, and its ability to do business with any other nation other than the US banned by law — the Jones Act — the reality is that as we watch Hurricane Ian barrel down on Tampa, many in Puerto Rico are definitely not losing any sleep. Hurricane Ian will probably be the worst hurricane to make landfall in Florida in over a century. And the fact of the matter is that if you are currently reading this article from Tampa, right now, your only hope for survival will be to evacuate in the next several hours.
It isn’t surprising that Eric Miller, NAMFS Executive Director, hasn’t had anything to say. After his Bacchanalian vacation at the recent Five Star, the reality is the Mortgage Field Services Industry is the furthest thing from his mind. In fact, his last Twitter post was on 21 September at the Five Star and a leading retweet from 09 September and was about suicide pegged at the top! Wow, that really tells you something about his state of mind!
Many in the Industry are chomping at the bit to get Labor into the disaster area — before it even hits! The reality, though, is that with an attrition rate hitting well over 80% now, from Industry highs, no one is going to leave their families to rush off for three dollar inspections. And more on point, with Florida now being the Wall Street South and home to a tremendous amount of Industry order mills, we are going to witness precisely how terms like Disaster Recovery Plans are implemented. It is well and good that the hundreds of thousands of dollars spent on conferences for mid level staffers to get liquored up happened, but whether or not they retained, let alone implemented, any of the information actually occurred. As a CTO responsible for multiple nonprofit IT systems — some in Florida — built on a Microsoft Azure backbone, I can tell you that today is not the day to figure out if your plan is ready for Game Day.
My estimates peg damages in upwards of $55 Billion in the Tampa MSA — metropolitan statistical area. And with Wall Street now in a bear market, the Florida insurance marketspace almost completely destroyed thanks to years of a DeSantis failure to act environment, the reality is that there is no preventing the veritable collapse of Tampa much like there will be no preventing the 12 – 15 foot storm surges which are going to wipe out portions of Tampa itself.
With a direct hit on Tampa now all but a foregone conclusion, the path of Ian is much like the path of the Build To Rent portfolios which raged during COVID. 15 – 25 inches of rain are expected to drop as Ian slams through Tampa to Orlando to Jacksonville, where ServiceLink has a major office complex. Surprisingly, not a single alert has gone out cancelling work in the Tampa area let alone encouraging Labor to seek shelter or evacuate. Like everything else — other than the Almighty Dollar — everything is but a stepping stone to profit.
Foreclosurepedia wishes Labor the best as Hurricane Ian hits Tampa and while the Industry and NAMFS both refuse to acknowledge the horrific landfall event of Hurricane Ian you are going to experience, we stand ready to assist all International Association of Field Service Technicians (IAFST) members whom require immediate assistance!
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