Property Mgr/Handyman Network

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Hello All,

I own several rental properties in South Philly and lower Northeast.  I manage and do most of the repairs myself.  Whenever I go on vacation, I'm always anxious about urgent issues that may come up and I'm not around to check on it.  It would be great if there's a network of people like myself who can serve as backups for each other, similar to when a doctor goes on vacation there's a designated backup doctor in case of emergency.  I'm curious how others handle this circumstance or if there's a network that already exist.  Thanks.

When my usual handymen are not available, I normally use the Homee app to call up one on demand. If you have not used the app before, it is like an Uber for handymen.

Originally posted by @Rick C. :

When my usual handymen are not available, I normally use the Homee app to call up one on demand. If you have not used the app before, it is like an Uber for handymen.

 Wow, sounds like a good resource... thank you!  What do you like the least about using them?

The fact that the professionals are paid by the minute, so there is less motivation for them to get the job done quickly. That being said, I have found it is worth taking the risk of them "running the clock" if I am in a pinch and want to efficiently resolve a maintenance request. A few extra dollars to a handyman is certainly cheaper than having a tenant not renew because these requests were not given the proper attention.

Originally posted by @Rick C. :

The fact that the professionals are paid by the minute, so there is less motivation for them to get the job done quickly. That being said, I have found it is worth taking the risk of them "running the clock" if I am in a pinch and want to efficiently resolve a maintenance request. A few extra dollars to a handyman is certainly cheaper than having a tenant not renew because these requests were not given the proper attention.

 

Originally posted by @Rick C. :

The fact that the professionals are paid by the minute, so there is less motivation for them to get the job done quickly. That being said, I have found it is worth taking the risk of them "running the clock" if I am in a pinch and want to efficiently resolve a maintenance request. A few extra dollars to a handyman is certainly cheaper than having a tenant not renew because these requests were not given the proper attention.

Good insight, thanks! 

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