How do i find a handyman for my rental home?

Matthew Whitaker, back again here talking to you Questions Owners Ask.

This question is, where do I find a good handyman to help me with my rental houses?

So, I’ve got a few suggestions for this one but I want to start with saying finding good help particularly right now when the labor market’s so good and people can find jobs pretty much wherever they want, finding good handymen is one of the hardest things that we do as a property manager.

First thing I would say is good luck.

I mean you’re going to be fighting along with the rest of us to find a good handyman.

First place I would look is at your local Home Depot or Lowe’s. I mean that’s a place where these people congregate, coming in, coming out.

They’re willing to hand out cards, they’re willing to help you. And get their cards, ask them what they do. We’ve needed people in the past and we’ve literally hung out at Home Depot all day handing out cards for people.

Next thing I would say is.

My phone just told me that my battery is low. So, next thing I would say is I would look in Craigslist.

Maybe post a job in Craigslist. Again, this is kind of a blanket type way to look for people.

Tell them what you’re looking for. A lot of times handymen will actually post their resumes on Craigslist.

It’s just a great way to find people.

The last thing I would say is

Attend like real estate investor meetings and ask around.

I always say the rule about a great handyman though is you don’t tell anybody about them, but maybe there’s another investor that can’t keep a handyman busy full-time and would love to have some help keeping that person occupied.

So, that’s it. Where to find a good handyman.

Matthew Whitaker with gkhouses. Thank you. Bye-bye.