The Entrepreneur Forum | Financial Freedom | Starting a Business | Motivation | Money | Success

Repairs and maintenance to homeowners

Learn how to build wealth and win financial freedom the Fastlane way!

Say "NO" to mediocre living rife with jobs, ascetic frugality, and suffocating savings rituals— learn how to build a Fastlane business that pays both freedom and lifestyle affluence. Join more than 70,000 entrepreneurs who are making it happen.
Join for FREE Today
Get the books
Remove ads? Join Fastlane INSIDERS
(Registration removes this block)

Would private homeowners pay for monthly maintenance service and repairs?

  • Yes of course

    Votes: 4 100.0%
  • Hell no it won’t work

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    4

FLdetermined

New Contributor
Read Rat-Race Escape!
Read Fastlane!
Read Unscripted!
Oct 30, 2021
19
12
I work for a social housing provider that offers a repairs, maintenance and home improvement service to all the tenants living in the portfolio.
There is no such service for private homeowners.
I want to create a user friendly platform that private homeowners can use that mirrors the service provided to social landlords.
Sounds too good to be true?
 
Don't like ads? Remove them while supporting the forum: Subscribe to Fastlane Insiders.

biophase

Legendary Contributor
FASTLANE INSIDER
EPIC CONTRIBUTOR
Read Unscripted!
Summit Attendee
Speedway Pass
Jul 25, 2007
8,242
38,461
Scottsdale, AZ
My property management company basically does that for me.
 

MJ DeMarco

I followed the science; all I found was money.
Staff member
FASTLANE INSIDER
EPIC CONTRIBUTOR
Read Rat-Race Escape!
Read Fastlane!
Read Unscripted!
Summit Attendee
Speedway Pass
Jul 23, 2007
34,217
133,488
Utah
I work for a social housing provider that offers a repairs, maintenance and home improvement service to all the tenants living in the portfolio.
There is no such service for private homeowners.
I want to create a user friendly platform that private homeowners can use that mirrors the service provided to social landlords.
Sounds too good to be true?

I think it would work, so much so that I posted the idea as an INE (ideas needing execution) on the INSIDE. The idea didn’t last long and someone purchased it. (The idea then is deleted)

Bottomline, I’d target affluent homeowners who value time for than money. I’d easily pay $xxx a month for someone to visit monthly to change filters, lightbulbs, and other maintenance issues.
 

eramart

Contributor
FASTLANE INSIDER
Read Rat-Race Escape!
Read Fastlane!
Read Unscripted!
Speedway Pass
Aug 31, 2015
98
95
Moscow, Russia
I did post some time ago about homeowner from SF area who couldn’t find an affordable service to fix bathroom faucet without asking to renovate whole bathroom, so there is some need at least.
 
Don't like ads? Remove them while supporting the forum: Subscribe to Fastlane Insiders.

FLdetermined

New Contributor
Read Rat-Race Escape!
Read Fastlane!
Read Unscripted!
Oct 30, 2021
19
12
I think it would work, so much so that I posted the idea as an INE (ideas needing execution) on the INSIDE. The idea didn’t last long and someone purchased it. (The idea then is deleted)

Bottomline, I’d target affluent homeowners who value time for than money. I’d easily pay $xxx a month for someone to visit monthly to change filters, lightbulbs, and other maintenance issues.
That’s great MJ. Thank you for taking the time to consider my idea. The affluent niche is a really interesting USP.
Up to me now to do something with the idea and execute it!
Thanks MJ, loving the books
 

FLdetermined

New Contributor
Read Rat-Race Escape!
Read Fastlane!
Read Unscripted!
Oct 30, 2021
19
12
I think it would work, so much so that I posted the idea as an INE (ideas needing execution) on the INSIDE. The idea didn’t last long and someone purchased it. (The idea then is deleted)

Bottomline, I’d target affluent homeowners who value time for than money. I’d easily pay $xxx a month for someone to visit monthly to change filters, lightbulbs, and other maintenance issues.
And out of interest, what’s the INSIDE? How is an idea purchased and deleted? What does that mean? Thanks
 

thechosen1

Legendary Contributor
EPIC CONTRIBUTOR
Read Fastlane!
Read Unscripted!
Speedway Pass
Aug 25, 2020
2,750
5,824
USA
I think it's obvious that they would. Look at lawn care and cleaning - people already pay monthly for these services.

I know tons of people who hire out their landscaping, house cleaning, and pool maintenance every month! These people aren't necessarily rich - they're common! It's a big market in the USA.

Every homeowner is a potential candidate. People who can't afford to pay a couple hundred bucks a month towards home maintenance simply aren't homeowners, in most cases.
 

CaptainAmerica

Silver Contributor
FASTLANE INSIDER
Read Fastlane!
Read Unscripted!
Speedway Pass
Dec 27, 2015
238
541
50
Phoenix OR
I do this, as a starting point for moving into the commercial space. It's a booking agency; I hire out independent contractors, and the homeowners pay once for several services (ex. full cleanout of rental, plus landscaping, plus pest control). The ICs don't have to chase leads or money, the homeowners don't have to chase or schedule different vendors. I get a % off the top.

Yes, people do it. It's like anything else, though - marketing is king. Followed closely by reputation, which is a factor in hiring ICs. 80% of the clients are for regular housekeeping services, followed by handyman services. Property management companies hire me to outsource their services.
 

Dan the Man

Contributor
Read Fastlane!
Read Unscripted!
Mar 15, 2021
20
29
Must be a good idea. If you Google "home maintenance services" you will get many pages of them ready to do your bidding or choose from their list of options. Then there is always Angi.com, where you can go a la cart. Now, if you have an idea that is outside of this "box," or a better way of doing things, you may be on to something good. You could be the next Google of home maintenance services. Good luck with that.
 
Don't like ads? Remove them while supporting the forum: Subscribe to Fastlane Insiders.

FLdetermined

New Contributor
Read Rat-Race Escape!
Read Fastlane!
Read Unscripted!
Oct 30, 2021
19
12
So it’s been 3 months since I first posted my idea and new business proposition. Been busy securing partnership deals with national contractors and have chosen a web designer to partner as tech lead for the website.
I have no idea what I’m doing or in what order I should be doing things, but I know what I want to get to in the end and I’m just pushing hard to move that needle in any way I can!
My next post will show some tangible progress with a link to my site. My primary goal is to achieve just 1 sale within 6 months. I intend to start slow on a regional basis, get a sale, then build a reputation to take the business nationally.
Only small steps so far I know, but I’m so dedicated to make this work I’ll stop at nothing. It’s now an obsession, and it feels great!
 

Post New Topic

Please SEARCH before posting.
Please select the BEST category.

Post new topic

New Topics

Fastlane Insiders

View the forum AD FREE.
Private, unindexed content
Detailed process/execution threads
Ideas needing execution, more!

Join Fastlane Insiders.

Must Read Books...

Explore books recommended by MJ DeMarco and other members of the Fastlane entrepreneurial community.
Fastlane Bookstore
Top