I am just starting out in the Austin area as a general contractor/handyman specializing in kitchen and bath remodeling. I would greatly appreciate any tips and suggestions on networking effectively. Besides word of mouth, where do most of you turn to when looking for general contractors/ handyman services.
Thanks in advance
@Matthew Malen investors will thank you if you show up at local REIA meetings! This is a great place for networking and EVERYONE is looking for a reliable contractor. It's a great way to get referrals, too. Don't be afraid to bring a portfolio with photos of some of your work!
@Matthew Malen . I agree. Local landlord associations are a great way to network. I would also check on local investing facebook groups. I have found a few contractors that way.
I would also reach out to real estate agents and offer your services to them. I have got many good contractor referrals from agents they have done work for.
@Matthew Malen I really only get referrals
@Matthew Malen I’m always interested to connect with quality handymen here in the Austin area. Feel free to share any samples of your work.
@Matthew Malen - welcome to Austin, this is a great market for your skillset. A lot of renovations happening throughout the Greater MSA. I connect investors to trades all the time, would love to connect
I have newbie investors who are dying to pick the brains of contractors.
I see a lot of requests for contractor referrals on this Facebook page: