Tips for Hiring a Handi-Man

Hiring a handyman can be a great way to get things on your “honey do” list done, and done quickly. However, when you are hiring someone who will be working in your home, you want to make sure that he is reliable, trustworthy and will do a good job. There are a few key steps you will need to follow in order to make sure that the person you are hiring is the right and best person for the job. If you do these things, you can be assured that you are hiring the right man for the job. 

Get references from your friends - If you have any friends who have used a handyman in the past, talk to them. Ask them for suggestions. Make sure to ask them key questions about the person they hired. Was he trustworthy? Did he get all of the tasks completed? Was he reasonably priced? Did he do quality works? Once you have gotten a list together of people who your friends have used, you will want to do a little bit more research to narrow your list down. 

Get on the phone - Once you have the names of several handymen, you will want to call them yourself. Getting names from friends is only a starting point. You need to make sure that you feel comfortable with this person. While talking on the phone there are some important things to take note of. Does he sound confident in what you are asking him to do? Does he seem reliable? Is he willing to give you references of other people who he has done work for in the past? If you get a bad vibe from someone, it is best to cross him off of the list and move on the next candidate. 

Call his references -If you were able to get references, give them a call. This is one of the best ways to learn about someone that you are going to hire, by hearing from other people who he has worked for. This is similar to what you did initially, but here you will be able to talk to more people. You will want to ask these people questions very similar to, and even maybe more in depth than you did in the first step when you talked to your friends. 

Search the world wide web - The internet is brilliant. There are many different websites out there that rate contractors, plumbers, handymen etc. You can often find reviews about someone by searching for the name and city of the handyman. If you find negative reviews online, you should probably not use that person. This can be very handy and you can usually find a wealth of information on the Internet. 

For candidates that make it through the entire process, you will just need to decide which handyman’s schedule best fits with yours and whose prices will work best for your budget. If you follow all of these steps, you should have no doubt that you hired the best person for the job.