Selling or Buying a Home? Mr. Handyman Can Handle Your ‘To Do’ List

On these pages we’ve spoken with Skip Wyatt, Owner, Mr. Handyman Serving Greater Fairfield County, about home repair and maintenance and some of the many things that differentiate Mr. Handyman from other home service providers. Spring is a time when many choose to buy a new home and sell their existing homes, and we asked Skip to talk to us about how Mr. Handyman can help during this process.

“As your one call solution for most home Repair, Improvement and Maintenance needs, Mr. Handyman is the perfect solution for both buyers and sellers. Early in the selling process owners and their agents inventory work to be done before the home is shown,” said Skip. “This might include general maintenance or specific repairs. Grout damage, fresh caulk in bathrooms and exterior caulking. Bi-fold doors need to be returned to working order, dings and dents in the drywall need repair and broken floor tiles need replacement. The goal is to reduce the appearance of ‘wear and tear’ throughout the home. Items that may end up on your pre-sale ‘To do’ list are quite extensive, and we have experience resolving most of these issues.”

Continuing, Skip says that, “Once offers have been accepted the Inspectors enter the picture. Your mortgage provide will require a WDO inspection – Wood Destroying Organisms – and often a more general home inspection is also done to identify home damage in various forms. We can handle most items identified during these inspections and have trusted referral partners for services like HVAC, pool leaks and roofing, which we don’t provide. So, even when we can’t help you, we can connect you with somebody that can – which still makes us your ‘one call’ solution for most needs around the home.”

“And finally,” said Skip, “new owners moving into a house want to make it their home. This may include installing curtain rods, mini-blinds and shelving. We hang pictures and mirrors, install medicine cabinets and paint walls and rooms in a color of the new owner’s choice. For those with bigger plans we can remodel bathrooms and support other home improvement projects.”

Skip described the strong relationship Mr. Handyman has with many local Realtors. “Most people only buy and sell a few homes in their life, and don’t always know who to call for something like clearing a WDO report. Realtors, who do this frequently, recommend Mr. Handyman because we show up on time, do quality work and stand behind it with a guarantee, and just make the process easy. There’s enough stress in the housing market today without worrying about your contractor showing up or doing the work properly.”

For those not familiar with Mr. Handyman, they are your locally owned one call solution for most home repair, improvement and maintenance needs. They provide a live answer to every call, offer scheduled appointment times, guarantee their work and clean up when done. Mr. Handyman has an A+ rating with the BBB, is an Angie’s List Super Service Award winner and is licensed and fully insured for your protection. All their staff are background and drug screened and have 15+ years of experience. They are skilled, safe and reliable – and fully prepared to support you needs. Call today to at 203-373-7717 schedule an appointment or to discuss your specific needs.