We are well into the New Year and winter is hitting us with it's cold temps and lots of snow. Despite our desire to cuddle up in a blanket and hibernate for the season, did you know that winter is actually the best time of the year to book that interior painting job you've been thinking about?
As our company has expanded beyond the exclusive realm of interior/exterior painting, Lawlor Family Painting has transformed itself into Lawlor Painting and Property Services. Now, we offer an array of services, including Property Management.
How and why, you might ask?
“We got into property management slowly over the last 4 to 5 years. As clients began to trust us, they began asking us to provide this service. In response to this demand, we added a variety of property management services. In dealing with us for your property management needs, you are cutting out the need to deal with several separate contractors for different services. You are getting the service of a trusted and reliable company that has a proven track record of growth and top-notch customer service.”
Chris Lawlor, Founder/Owner of Lawlor Painting and Property Services
We carry the trustworthy, reliable attitude that is at the heart of our painting philosophy over to our Property Management services. From lawn care to property surveillance and much more, Lawlor Painting and Property Services is here to ensure professional-grade work so that you don’t have to worry!
Here’s a break-down of all Property Management services that we provide:
Since many of the properties we manage are second homes, clients entrust us with the task of keeping their yards neat and tidy while they’re away. This service allows our clients to rest easy, knowing that their properties are being tended to with care and keen attention to detail.
Whether it’s keeping the grass mowed or adding landscaping that’s sure to catch anyone’s eye, we work hard to ensure that every property we manage is a pleasure to look at.
Here in Upstate New York, we expect a lot of snow in the winter. It’s not uncommon to find ourselves waking up in the middle of January to two or more feet of snow outside our doors. Tired of shoveling, we recently purchased our very own snowblower...and a new 4WD truck to haul it with! Now we’re more than prepared to go out and clean up winter’s cold mess so that our clients don’t have to.
We provide external cleaning as one of our property management services. This includes pressure washing to remove all those nasty layers of dirt and grime from your house’s siding and decking. This is truly the way to start springtime on a high note -- out with the old!
Maintenance & Repairs
Leaky faucet? Drafty windows and doors? We don’t just provide the properties we manage with striking face-lifts, but we also handle the mundane maintenance and repairs that are necessary to keep homes up and running. If you need us, we’ll be there! For our second-home clients, we also provide routine checks to make sure everything is working properly.
It can be so stressful as a homeowner to manage different projects and their contractors. This is where we come in. Lawlor Painting and Property Services offers to manage our clients’ projects so they don’t have to. In doing so, we take the tension out of home renovations. Having worked alongside an array of different contractors over the years, we have the experience necessary to provide supervision and oversight.
Property SurveillanceFor those owners of second homes or the Aruba-bound vacationer, we provide property surveillance and security checks to limit our clients’ anxiety. Routinely, we visit our vacant properties and look for any signs of trespassing, vandalism, forced entry, robbery, etc. Not only does having someone regularly check on a home dissuade intruders, but it also provides a level of certainty and ease for the homeowner.
Vacation Rentals Assistance
We have several clients who rent out their second homes during the seasons when they’re away. As property managers, we work to ensure that renters are satisfied with their living conditions. In doing so, our ultimate goal is to make our clients’ lives easier so that they don’t have to worry.
And Of Course...Painting!Are you interested in any of our services? Call us today! 518-817-8149.
By Ariana Stadtlander
We’ve all heard the horror stories. Tales of terrible customer service, shoddy work ethic, and appalling results. Unfortunately, the ratio of reliable painters to unreliable tends to swing in the wrong direction. This is bad news for you and bad news for the high quality painters trying to break the stigma surrounding their craft. Yes, there are high quality, hard-working painting contractors -- lots of them, in fact. So, you shouldn’t shy away from hiring someone to paint that living room of yours just because you’ve heard one too many horror stories. If you know what you’re looking for, the vetting process can be a breeze. Look for these five things when hiring a painting contractor, and you’ll have success every time!
One of the most important things you should look for when hiring a painting contractor is experience. This should come as no surprise. Find out how long they’ve been in business, view images of their previous work, and ask a lot of questions! You can usually tell if a painter has experience if they have extensive knowledge in brands of paint, paint finishes, and the preparation that’s needed to give the best results. Your painter will know if a surface should be stripped or sanded before paint is applied. If they don’t, then look somewhere else for your painting needs.
When you’re looking to find out if your prospective painter is good at what he does, see what other people have to say! Most painting businesses will offer references or testimonials of previous customers that provide positive feedback. Hearing what other clients have to say is one of the easiest and most reliable ways to see if someone is the right fit for you.
If a painter is serious about doing business with you, they will provide a contract that is both professional and fair. It will clearly state what is to be expected of them, while also providing protection for the both of you. If a contractor doesn’t provide a contract, this is cause for concern, and you should seriously consider whether you’d like to take the risk of hiring them. If you want to know exactly what should be included in your painting contract, here’s a great resource.
As with so many things, price is a great indicator of good vs. bad quality. If your contractor seems to be lowballing a particular job, then you have to ask why. Conversely, if the quote is high enough to make your teeth shatter, you should be concerned. What is the best solution for this? How can you know what’s a good price and what isn’t? As with most purchases, shop around. Compare. Interview several prospective contractors and get several different bids. This will give you a good idea of what’s an acceptable price for your job, and from there, you can sift out the lowballers and teeth-shatterers.
If you go out and buy something of value, whether it’s that new smart LED flat-screen or a diamond-studded engagement ring, you want to make sure you get the warranty, right? Your painting job should be no different. Make sure you ask your contractor about their policy on guarantees. A good painter will offer to come back and fix their work if any issues pop up within a certain period of time.
So, there you have it. If your prospective painting contractor has these five things, then you know you’ve been successful! Hire them, and you can enjoy that beautifully painted living room when they’re all finished!
Are you looking for a trustworthy, hard-working professional for all your painting needs?
We’ve got references.
We provide contracts.
We offer fair prices.
We guarantee our work.
Contact Lawlor Family Painting and set up a meeting today!
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