Do you have a good team in place to handle maintenance issues within the community? What about people who can maintain the landscaping? If your property management company or association doesn’t employ these individuals, you need a solid third-party crew you can rely on when you need help. It can be difficult to find reliable contractors, especially in cities that are experiencing extreme growth. Here are three places to start your search for contractors, maintenance crews, and landscapers.
HomeAdvisor connects homeowners with service professionals in their area for home improvement, maintenance, and remodeling projects. You can rest assured you’ll find quality companies here, as all businesses are prescreened and have to pass both criminal and financial background checks. This is a free resource for homeowners. HomeAdvisor also offers project planning tools that can help customers get a better idea on how much specific projects will cost.
Angie’s List is a member-based online review website where homeowners can find the best local service providers, from roofers to handymen. Over 60,000 reviews are left every month by members. Members can provide great detail about their recent projects, from price to quality of work, and rate the company using a report card scale A through F. Angie’s List is a great marketing tool for companies that do quality work, and terrible for companies that don’t. This service is free for members, however they do offer paid tiers that include perks such as help getting estimates and scheduling appointments.
Thumbtack is aimed at making the process of hiring a pro simple. Thumbtack makes it easier for consumers to get bids from local professionals interested in taking on their job. Upon receiving bids, users can compare pricing, reviews, and business profiles, and select the best company for the job. Thumbtack aims at helping smaller businesses get the job without needing flashy websites or expensive marketing. Similar to Angie’s List and HomeAdvisor, this tool is free for consumers.
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