Top Things to Know About Hiring a Handyman

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Top Things to Know About Hiring a Handyman

Getting ready to sell your home means that there may also be the need for a handyman. While some easy fixes can be completed on your own, there may be some that require more skill. This is where hiring a handyman can be extremely beneficial.

Thoughts from Angie’s List explain that by hiring a handyman, you can avoid overcharge and waste because a handyman will charge you for their hours worked and nothing else. Many will also keep their charges low with low overhead, considering they don’t have other workers to pay.

Top Things to Know About Hiring a Handyman A handyman handles tasks such as painting and carpentry jobs, which can be finished in a short time. Generally, they will work by themselves and charge per hour plus materials. In some states it is a requirement for them to be licensed and have insurance as well.

If in the event that the task that requires repairs or renovations is on a much bigger scale, then you should think about hiring a contractor rather than a handyman. Larger tasks like going behind walls, rebuilding areas and tearing out will be a contractor’s specialty, and they will oversee plumbers, electricians, etc.

Before deciding who you need, make a list of all the tasks that need to be completed. If they are simpler projects like painting and touch ups, then a handyman should be fine.

To get the best worker for the job you should:

  1. Ask if your friends, family members or real estate professionals know someone they can recommend. They may also know an individual or company specializing in “make-ready”, which includes touch-up and fix-up or a room-by-room clean up. You might also visit sites such as Angie’s List or HomeAdvisor to hire workmen.
  2. Interview a few handymen before you make a decision. Ensure that each handyman has experience in the field, all of the proper tools for the job and a sound guarantee that they will provide the service.
  3. Hire someone you are comfortable with and who you trust to work in your home. Only hire a handyman who is bonded and insureTop Things to Know About Hiring a Handyman d.
  4. Complete an inspection of the work while it is in progress and after it is completed. A lot of professionals take pride in their workmanship and will be happy to show you how it’s coming along. Most handymen rely on referrals for continued business, so if you’re pleased with their work be sure to refer them to family and friends.

Make sure not to leave any small repairs unfinished before you put your home up for sale. A lot of home buyers will recognize ignored maintenance and see it as a sign that there are greater problems hiding in the home.

Before finalizing your thoughts on selling a home, feel free to reach out to us with any questions you have about buying and selling! If you are ready, give us a call at Showcase Realty at 704.997.3794 or send us a message here!

Thinking about selling without a real estate professional? Be sure to read  13 Reasons You Should Not Sell Without A Real Estate Professional’s Help to become more knowledgeable about the topic. We take pride in what we do and we would love to work with you! Check out Nancy Braun Sells 33% Faster than the Average Real Estate Professionals – But How? to learn more about our team!

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