How to Find a Reliable Handyman in Your Area | TurboTenant

May 5, 2022

As a landlord, you know better than anyone that maintenance requests can pop up when you least expect them. Having a local handyman on speed dial, ready to help with any situation, will reduce your anxiety while ensuring that your tenants receive top-quality assistance when they need it most. Learn more from our blog on finding a reliable handyman in your area.

Maintenance requests can crop up unexpectedly, and as a landlord, having a dependable handyman on your side is invaluable. According to a study by Porch, landlords typically receive six repair calls per year. But not everyone is born with a DIY gene, which is why it’s essential to discover a local handyman you can trust. In this video, we’ll share some valuable tips to simplify your search:

Tip 1: Do Your Research We kick off by emphasizing the importance of thorough research. We explore various resources, including Yelp, HomeAdvisor, Nextdoor, the Better Business Bureau, and Google, to help you vet potential handyman candidates effectively.

Tip 2: Schedule Interviews Discover the significance of scheduling interviews with prospective handymen. We highlight the importance of evaluating not only their handyman skills but also their personality fit for your rental property needs. Don’t hesitate to ask for testimonials to gain insights into their past performance.

Tip 3: Get a Detailed Project Quote When it comes to selecting the right handyman, it’s not always about choosing the lowest bidder. We delve into the importance of obtaining a detailed project quote, ensuring that you’re comparing “apples to apples” when making your decision. Learn the value of having all project updates in writing and the convenience of tracking expenses using TurboTenant’s online platform.

Closing: TurboTenant’s Resources As we wrap up, we encourage you to explore TurboTenant’s blog for additional educational resources to support your rental property business growth. Whether you’re a seasoned landlord or just starting your journey, our platform is here to simplify property management and maintenance.

Finding the right handyman can make all the difference in maintaining your rental property hassle-free.

Video Transcript

Narrator: Maintenance requests can pop up when you least expect them. On average, landlords receive six repair calls a year, according to a study from Porch. We’re not all blessed with the DIY gene, which is why it’s a great idea to find a local handyman you can count on. Here are some tips to help guide your search:

  1. Do your research: Use Yelp, HomeAdvisor, Nextdoor, the Better Business Bureau, along with a healthy dose of Google to vet candidates.
  2. Schedule interviews: Evaluate their personality as well as their handyman skills, and don’t be afraid to ask for some testimonials.
  3. Get a detailed project quote: Don’t just go with the lowest bidder, and make sure you’re comparing apples to apples. Get all updates in writing and track expenses for your rental property in TurboTenant’s online platform.

Closing: Check out TurboTenant’s blog for more education to help you grow your rental business.


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