Two weeks ago I called six different contractors to come take a look at a small repair job on my personal house.
Every single one went to an answering machine or voicemail. Okay, understandable. They are busy working. I’ll leave a message.
In total, four of them called me back, and I scheduled four different appointments with each of them to get me an estimate. Of the four appointments, two of them never showed up.
Of the two remaining, one said he didn’t know how to do the job. The other said he would call me back with an estimate in 24 hours. It’s been a week — and now his phone is disconnected.
And I still need the repair job done.
For anyone who’s ever tried to hire a contractor or handyman for their home or business, this story probably sounds a bit familiar. It’s difficult! Of the 100+ guests we’ve had on theBiggerPockets Podcast, I would rate “finding a contractor” as the number one difficulty mentioned by investors.
Why is it so tough?
Well, there are two primary reasons I see:
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