Think you know your [tag-tec]locksmith[/tag-tec]?
Broderick Perkins, a columnist for Realty Times raises this very important question.
We don’t need to go into the horror stories. You can probably guess what they are. Or maybe you’ve experienced some yourself.
How will you know your locksmith will not invade your [tag-self]tenants[/tag-self]’ privacy and property?
Check out his background
This involves more than simply looking up sleek ads in the Yellow Pages.
You need to do the same dedicated due diligence you perform when checking out future tenants and buying new investment properties.
Ask other landlords for recommendations.
Word of mouth goes a long way toward uncovering hidden problems.
Insist on legislation requiring licensing for [tag-ice]locksmiths[/tag-ice]
Surprisingly, only nine states have this requirement.
I live in one of those nine states, and that may be the main reason why we haven’t any trouble.