I got a nice house recently through nextdoor. They are selling and had it painted and asked me to do the windows and get all the the paint spray off. Started with just the outside, (she can do the insides she says lol they always say that) then she was so happy with the outside she wanted me to come back for the insides. This was last week. The open house was today (3.2 million dollar house) so she called me Saturday to come and do some touchups. Paid me full price, she she wishes I could come every day. It’s so awesome when the customer is that happy with your work, probably they’ve never even seen them professionally cleaned and detailed before.
And as a bonus the real estate agent saw me up on the ladder getting the second floor and asked for my card. She has a bunch of vacation rentals she says she can never find anyone to get the upper windows, she told me we’d be in contact Monday, I think she wants me like on a schedule for all of her properties. This could be really big.
As I was finishing up and chatting with the owner she told me the real estate agent was really impressed with my work and that I came back to touch up for the open house.
I can appreciate that. This place is strictly luxury properties though so maybe there will be a little extra money there.
I’m lucky in that I don’t actually need the money. I do this because I truly enjoy the work and for some extra discretionary income. I know what I’m worth. If they want lowball me or play games I can walk.
I don’t think that’s a fair comparison. I’m not going into a 3 million dollar house with a roll of paper towels and windex. I’ve been doing this over 10 years. I’m just now at the point when I can start doing it for my self rather than work for someone else.