|Posted by email@example.com on April 23, 2012 at 12:40 AM|
Something is broken and needs to be fixed in your rental property in Downingtown or Exton and you don't currently use a property manager, what do you do? There are three things you can do to fix it. 1. Do it yourself. This is a little challenging because it takes a lot of time to diagnose the problem and fix it especially if you only do it every now and again and you may end up having to call someone anyways. 2. Use a local company that advertises and is licensed and insured, like a plumber or carpenter. These are normally more expensive and will charge you up front fees to fix whatever your problem is, but they have a reputation and would normally do a pretty good job. 3. You can hire a local handyman that you know from word of mouth. This will require your time to manage him or her and you want to make sure they know what they are doing and have experience. The price for a handyman in Downingtown, Exton, Pottstown, or Phoenixville can vary greatly. The price you can expect is anywhere from $35/hr - $125/hr and also there may be minimum time commitments, so make sure you have a punchlist. If your turning your property between tenants, the jobs are bigger and require more time. The bottom line is that you have plenty of options if your not using a property management service already, but if time is money for you, don't forget it may take a few times to find the right handyman, manage and supervise them, make sure they are doing it correctly and a quality job, and lastly at a fair price. A property manager for a rental in Downingtown, Exton, Chester Springs, Phoenixville, or Pottstown will be able to do this for you a probably at a lower overall cost.