"Be reliable, like a mathematical formula."
When I was an active Real Estate Broker and Property Manager in Wenatchee, I was blessed with many wonderful vendors. Now that I'm retired, I don't need many of them but I do still count on my trusty all-around handyman... Dylan Honeywell.
My husband was the super handyman at home but since he passed away, I have counted on Dylan to help me out with a myriad of things I have no clue how to do... or takes some man muscle.
When I replaced my big old floor model TV with a big flat screen, I knew I could count on Dylan to help me mount it on the wall. My first dilemma, though, was to get rid of that lug of a TV I'd had for 15 years. Dylan recruited one of his muscle-bound buddies so they could load it in his truck and hauled it off to the Salvation Army.
Dylan is smart. Whenever I ask him how much he'll charge me for a job he just says "Whatever you think it's worth." He knows I always pay him more than the job is worth on an hourly basis. And, he is worth it!
Dylan is reliable too! He always shows up when he says he will... no excuses.
Smart, reliable and skilled. You can't beat that combination in any vendor.