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    Small Job Handyman in Calgary

    Looking for someone who can do most minor repair jobs a good husband and father can do for my rental properties including:

    -Fixing toilets,
    -Unclogging sinks,
    -Fix faucets,
    -Diagnose and fix broken appliances (stove, laundry machine, dishwashers),
    -Assemble and fix furniture,
    -Toggle breakers,
    -Move furniture,
    -Change batteries on smoke an CO detectors,
    -Program thermostats,
    -Change lightbulbs,
    -Shut off valves for pipes
    -Install door knobs
    -Install light fixtures
    -Know what parts to buy to do any of the above as needed and have the know-how (or Google skills) to figure it out

    Ability to do small DIY jobs is a plus, including:
    -Cut and install baseboard
    -Interior painting
    -Install toilets
    -Install cabinets
    -Framing
    -Install laminate
    -Install carpet
    -Pipe fitting
    -Small electrical

    My properties are in Huntington Hills and Thorncliffe (Off Centre street in the North).

    I'd like to build up a calling list of a few guys I can have on call for periodic work. You'd need your own tools and vehicle.
    Last edited by harbl_the_cat; 04-12-2015 at 10:45 PM.

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    Good luck, those aren't "Millennial" compatible skills.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Camo tung View Post
    Good luck, those aren't "Millennial" compatible skills.
    They are when you become a Husband, Dad, and Real Estate investor - regardless of what generation you're from.

    I'm just less a fan of going to my property at 9:00 on a Sunday evening to fix a broken toilet chain, especially if I can pay someone to do it.

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    I'd help ya with the electrical if i had the time, but I can suggest a few guys.
    Let me check with them first.


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    Cool, thanks JWire! I'm in the same boat too... Too many jobs, not enough time - hence why I'm looking for help.

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    PM sent with electrical contact


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    Quote Originally Posted by jwirecom109 View Post
    I'd help ya with the electrical if i had the time, but I can suggest a few guys.
    Let me check with them first.
    Toggle breakers,
    You sure they can handle such demanding work? lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by lone-wolf View Post
    You sure they can handle such demanding work? lol
    You know it's a small job when your home - but when you have to drive 20 minutes both ways - it becomes a bigger job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harbl_the_cat View Post
    You know it's a small job when your home - but when you have to drive 20 minutes both ways - it becomes a bigger job.
    As a tenant, I only rent from landlords living within walking distance of my house, preferably only on the same property.

    As a tenant I'm paying for a service rather than investing in property. Basement floods, roof leaks, I believe I've been paying for the upkeep on those things all along.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swampdonkey View Post
    As a tenant, I only rent from landlords living within walking distance of my house, preferably only on the same property.

    As a tenant I'm paying for a service rather than investing in property. Basement floods, roof leaks, I believe I've been paying for the upkeep on those things all along.
    You are - as are my tenants - which is why I tend to be quite vigilante about doing it. Now that I'm moving into multiple properties, though, it's just becoming too much work for me to do myself.

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