Be Professional: Some customers have the idea that handymen are nothing more than “laborers” and not professional. Dress the part, speak, and carry yourself as the professional you are.
– Written estimates: Have something in writing so there aren’t any surprises later on.
– Unsafe conditions: If you work in a part of town that looks “suspicious” or is well known for crime, don’t put yourself in an unsafe situation.
– When visiting a customer’s home to write an estimate keep alert for the following:
- Unsanitary conditions: Those who enter an unhealthy environment open themselves to sickness and disease. Don’t bring it home with you. Also, junk hoarders create a perfect habitat for rodents, snakes, dead animals, etc.
- Know your surroundings: If it doesn’t feel right, pass on the job. It’s more than ok to say no thank you: Remember, although you’re providing a service you have the right to refuse service. – Always carry the proper insurance.
– Be credible: Join the handyman association that is reputable. Show that you mean business by being certified by the Association of Certified Handyman Professionals™.
– Lastly, carry the proper insurance for your business. Check out our rates!