One of the greatest challenges for any first time investor or homeowner is finding reliable handymen and contractors for repairs or home improvements. And while I am always happy to pass along names and numbers of service people either I or my clients have been happy with, sometimes I don’t have the right person for the job.
While Angie’s List
is always a viable option, a client called this morning with what may be a wonderful alternative; Service Magic
Like Angie’s List, Service Magic lists and works with reliable contractors who they’ve screened. They also ask customers for reviews of the services performed which they then make public.
Where they differ, however, is their web site asks you for a description of the job you need done. They then figure out what type of contractor you need, then have up to four pre-screened contractors who do that type of work contact you.
My client reported she was thrilled by the caliber of people sent (which included Sears
), the speed in which they contacted her and the quality of work done.
It’s always nice to have these kind of resources on hand.