Lots of good advice. I also get a lot of work from a reality company in town. The owner of the reality company has rentals and a motel.
Speaking of people owning rentals one guy that calls me owns a carpet cleaning company. He has owned his company for years. Just him and one helper do all the work. He has a ton of rental properties in two states!
There is another company in town that owns apt buildings. They have there own handyman, but last winter he called me to replace a bake element in a range because he was laid up after having surgery. He gave me a lot of calls well he was laid up. Thought it would end once he got back on his feet, but I guess they liked my service as he is still calling me to do the appliance repair stuff for him.
There is one apt building in town I have never been in to do any work ever since I started here in 1988. Got a call from my friend at the reality company to go look at a refrigerator. I asked if they owned that apt building now. She said no, but the lady that manages it did not know who to call so she mentioned my name and the lady asked her to call me.
When I asked my friend from the reality company about the billing address she said just drop the bill off at the office and I will make sure she pays you.
First I thought here we go, a friend of a friend calling me. I will never get paid for this one, lol..
But the reality company has been good to me, so I did the call. Dropped the bill off the next morning at the reality office and had a check in my mail box three days later.
Come to find out the owner of the apt building that I fixed the refrigerator in and had just been in for the first time in 24 years of servicing this area lives in New York City. That's a long ways from South Dakota.
I would say the reality and rental companies in town are my best customers right now. They never question the bill and pay me ASAP. I don't even have to wait until the end of the month. I think just so I can get it fixed ASAP they are happy.