Re: Questions about finding the right rehabbers… - Posted by Mark-GA
Posted by Mark-GA on April 28, 2000 at 09:32:06:
I have had luck going to the local hardware store, finding the oldest guy in there, and asking him if he knows a good handyman. They usually have a few cards.
Anytime I see one of my neighbors having work done, I ask them about the person that did it. I ask even if I don’t need anyone at the moment.
I ask other investors in my area. They are often reluctant to give the names of their best people, but sometimes you get lucky.
Once, I saw a guy at Home Depot with a “Handyman” magnet sign. After trying him out on a few small deals, he is becoming a regular for me.
On another note, once I find someone that works out for me, I treat them right (when I am able). I use bonuses for some. I always pay quick. If I trust them, I even prepay portions of the job (always holding back some). I find out what motivates them, and try to provide what they want. Basically, treat them as I would like to be treated if I were in their place. This results in better workmanship and higher profits for everybody…