Two years ago, Caroline Reaves took the helm at property preservation and inspection firm Mortgage Contracting Services, setting the stage for her September debut as one of HousingWire magazine's Influential Women of the Housing Economy. Reaves' story is featured in the upcoming September edition of HousingWire alongside dozens of other profiles featuring top women in the business. Click here for subscription information. REAVES TAKES CENTER STAGE AT HOUSING'S TURNING POINT Stepping into the CEO role during one of the busiest times in default servicing and housing takes the type of drive and determination that Reaves developed as a child growing up in a household where work ethic was central to the family's core values. In today's real estate economy, Reaves' firm is setting itself apart by constantly looking for ways to help servicers preserve an influx of REO properties that need constant care and upkeep. From her firm's headquarters in Plano, Texas, Reaves sat down with HousingWire (see video above) to shed some light on where MCS stands today, and where the firm is going. Write to: Kerri Panchuk. Associated video production by Matthew Torres.