I'll start with that- I am really (really) frustrated.
I'm investing in Pittsburgh PA and one of the things that is holding me the most is the fact that I can't find a contractor. At all.
I have a rental property that needed just a minor fix so the PM took care of that for me. Now I want to buy a duplex that will probably need a nice amount of work and I afraid to do that because I don't have a contractor yet.
I have tried to look search (and reach out) in Home advisor, Angie's list, Yelp, Houzz. Also looked here in Pittsburgh forum and couldn't find any refferals. I was looking in the Facebook area group but I have a trust issues with refferals from Facebook.
I'm OOC so I don't know anyone from Pittsburgh (exept my agent which have no refferal for me).
I know that I'm doing something wrong obviously and I would really like to know what.
Any input or recommondation will be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
Shai, does your property manager have referrals? That’s where I found my contractor. The PM has an ongoing financial interest in your property, and through their normal business they should be coming into contact with a lot of different handymen, tradespeople, etc. So they will not recommend anyone who hasn’t already displayed a certain level of reliability during previous jobs.
I agree the FB group can be a mixed bag of characters. However I’ve found them to have good resources for specialty trades. I found a great guy to refinish bathtubs through there, for instance.