January Challenge: Kudos To Dylan

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-Carol Williams

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. 

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Carol Williams
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Hi Sharon Lee ,
He's definitely a keeper.  I hope he never moves away. 

Jan 08, 2019 07:47 AM #13
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
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Hi Myrl Jeffcoat ,
Yes, very blessed.  I'm sure there are others out there but not many people have his work ethic these days.  I always know he will be reliable and fair with me. Not easy to replace that. 

Jan 08, 2019 07:48 AM #14
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Carol Williams
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Hi Grant Schneider ,
I think he likes it when I call.  He knows I pay well and fast and I know he will get the job done right.

Jan 08, 2019 07:49 AM #15
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
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Hi Brian England ,
When you find a good one, you certainly want to treat them well and pay fast. That makes them want more work, doesn't it? 

Jan 08, 2019 07:50 AM #16
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Roy Kelley
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I hesitate to recommend our outstanding handyman. He is so busy that it has become more difficult to get on his schedule.

Jan 08, 2019 08:28 AM #17
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
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Hello Carol,  I am also lucky to have a great handyman because I was never good with a screw driver but good in the kitchen.

 

Jan 08, 2019 08:46 AM #18
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
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Hi Roy Kelley ,
Yes, that is a risk but I use him so seldom, I'm happy to recommend him.  He always works me in. He knows I pay well... and fast!  I write him a check on the spot. No billing or waiting to get paid.

Jan 08, 2019 08:57 AM #19
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Carol Williams
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Hi Will Hamm ,
Now, I need to be on the look out for a man that's good in the kitchen.  LOL

Jan 08, 2019 08:57 AM #20
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Will Hamm
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Carol, That is a good one, that is what my wife priorty was because she could not cook.

Jan 08, 2019 09:00 AM #21
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Carol Williams
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Hi Will Hamm ,
I "can" cook.  I just don't particularly want to. 

Jan 08, 2019 09:44 AM #22
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Sheila Anderson
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Good afternoon Carol. You are very fortunate to have Dylan. I wish I had a clone here.

Jan 08, 2019 10:42 AM #23
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Carol- you have found what many are still looking for...a reliable person who can help you with these kinds of chores and fixes!!!!   BTW- I remember our last old big clunky tv we got rid of years ago. It took about 3 big men to cart it away. 

Jan 08, 2019 06:14 PM #24
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What a great entry! Smart, reliable, skilled and lots of trust between the two of you. Love how you pay...right away and whatever you think he's worth. Obviously, he is also pleased with the arrangement. Hope you let Dylan read this to show your appreciation.

Thanks so much for entering the January challenge Carol Williams 

Jan 08, 2019 06:30 PM #25
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Carol, You are very lucky.... we used to have a great Handyman... he  said either his truck dies first or he reaches 72 years of age he will stop working... sadly he reached 72... have not had a good one since....Endre

Jan 08, 2019 10:48 PM #26
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Diana Zaccaro
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Carol, You'd better hold on to him! The good vendors are few and far between! I love the fact that he lets you decide what to pay...smart thinking on his part.

 

Jan 11, 2019 09:53 PM #27
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
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Hi Carol

Dylan sounds like a terrific handyman to know. Great vendors like him are hard to find. Nice shout-out and great entry for the contest.

Jeff

Jan 12, 2019 11:01 AM #28
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Sam Shueh
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Salvation Army in our area does not take old TVs anymore. I take it to County Toxic waste.

Jan 13, 2019 07:20 AM #29
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Jane Chaulklin-Schott
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Lucky you, lucky Dylan. Hey, that's a winning pair. There is a saying, Carol, : Great when it works for both people.

Jan 16, 2019 03:28 PM #30
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
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Hi Sheila Anderson 
Dylan does make life way more convenient for me, knowing I can count on him to do what needs to be done in a timely manner.

Jan 27, 2019 08:03 AM #31
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Carol Williams
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Hi Kathy Streib 
I'm a little late with my respons here.  Dylan does make life much more convenient, knowing I have someone I trust to get things done.

Jan 27, 2019 08:04 AM #32
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