13 Jan 2014
Booking home services with Handybook
Ever been stuck waiting for a plumber who didn’t show up? What about cleaning professionals forgetting to take out the trash?
Let’s face it – most real estate investors are rarely excited about property maintenance. Finding reliable and trustworthy contractors can be tough and most investors have their fair share of horror stories. Searching for them can be a time-consuming task in itself.
Handybook, an direct online booking service, offers a convenient, simple way to get general property maintenance repairs and projects finished. Bookings can be made with just 24hrs notice where you can specify the date, time, location, what work needs to be done and with instructions on how to gain access – you don’t even need to be there!
Founded by 4 students at the Harvard Business School in 2012, the platform was designed for investors who don’t have time to manage the minor upkeeps a property needs.
Business Development Manager at Handybook, Alex Buckley says, “The home services market used to be very fragmented. Consumers used to have to search for a property service professional, negotiate a price, coordinate a time that fits both the customer’s and the professional’s schedule, and figure out a way to make a payment.”
Adorned by young entrepreneurs, families and tech-savvy investors, this platform simplifies the entire online booking process for general maintenance services. They work with brokers, property managers, and firms to find industry professionals so you don’t have to and makes the ordering of any of the services as easy as ordering takeout.
Alex says, “There is no longer a need to spend valuable time searching for property service professionals. We are a one-stop shop for all maintenance services.” With Handybook, investors don’t have to contact a painting company, a plumbing company or an electrical company. The website gives you access to all of these services and more.
Handybook is available in 13 cities nationwide including Boston, San Francisco, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Atlanta, Seattle, San Diego, Houston and Dallas. Over the next year, they plan to expand their offering to new marketplaces, strengthen service professional bases and provide their customers with an easier user experience.
Alex says, “Our end goal is to be the #1 website and app that consumers go to book general property services. We want our brand to be synonymous with reliability, quality and timeliness.”
For more information, visit Handybook.com. Use the promotional code FFORWARD to receive a free hour off any service.