I know a guy...

Real Estate Agent with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties Licensed in Connecticut

Do you know a guy who can.....???

Litchfield County Real EstateI hear this all the time. Yes, I do, I know a guy who... cleans up and out, paints, pulls oil tanks, is a master carpenter, plows, mows, is a fantastic electrician, great plumber, on and on, tried and true, tested over and over again.

As a side note, every time I hear that question "do you know someone...", I can't help thinking about one of my most favorite movies, "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels". The police chief says "A man owes me a favor. Rene the Knife. He is a master with a stiletto and a magician at hiding a body." Of course that just may illustrate how my mind works and might have been better left unsaid. As an example...

Andrea, do you know someone that can pull this oil tank? I remember saying exactly this, "I know someone who is a master with a backhoe and a magician at making the tank disappear!" Now do you see why I think of that movie?

Litchfield County Real EstateMost real estate agents have a list of guys and gals, companies who are tried and true. I know I do. And they don't get on my list just because I know them. They get on my list because my clients love them, because they don't disappoint, because I know I can trust them. Getting on my list is not easy, getting off the list is easy peasy. Bad review from a client and they are off, off, off.

Why is this important? If you are thinking about selling your home in lower Litchfield County CT and your house needs work, you will want to have access to my list. Because if you don't clean it up and out it will cost you. Don't believe me? Read my story "I met a guy who sold a house". Or you haven't kept up with home maintenance yet you want to get as much as possible for your home, read this story "Why didn't my house sell?". (Pay close attention to the comments of other real estate agents, they know what they are talking about.) Then you will understand why it is so important that I have my "I know a guy/gal" list. They are masters of their trade, magicians at getting the job done. One of the THREE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS about GETTING A HOUSE SOLD in Litchfield County CT is the condition of the house.


And by the way, my list is just as important for a buyer! Trusted mortgage professionals, home inspectors, local insurance agents, people who can help you make the home you want to buy the home of your dreams!

So yes, I know a guy...


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Charlie Dresen
Steamboat Springs, CO e-Pro
Steamboat Sotheby's International Realty

Every good real estate agent has a great "I know a guy/gal who can help you with...!" I treat my list like an extension of my reputation...so every person on there has a stellar track record, and like you...I delete someone from the list when there's any slip-up or complaint.

January 28, 2012 10:04 AM
Monica Nunchuck
St. Augustine Buyer's Agent
St Augustine Team Realty

The problem of knowing "The GUY" and referring him to the one who is asking could easily back fire if "THE GUY" dosen't meet up to their standards consequently blaming you for any problems and putting you in the middle of the mess. 

January 28, 2012 11:21 AM
Linda Jamail Marshall
Broker, ABR,QSC,RECS,ACRE - Innerloop Houston, Tex
Linda Marshall,Houston Texas, Linda Marshall, Realtors®

Great post, also agree 100% with Monica #38

Greetings from Innerloop Houston Texas

January 28, 2012 11:34 AM
Eric Michael
Metro Detroit Real Estate Professional 734.564.1519
Remerica Integrity, Realtors®, Northville, MI

I'm always adding quality guys to my list. I was thinking of buying a domain specifically for the list. www.iGotAguy.com was already taken, though.

January 28, 2012 01:02 PM
Mike Cooper
Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc

I know a guy or two myself, Andrea.  I keep a list on my website of recommended tradesmen, and I am quick to pull the off if they do anything that I find out of the ordinary.  

January 28, 2012 02:07 PM

Andrea Swiedler

Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT
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