If youâre planning to complete some renovations on your home before putting it on the market, you may be unsure of the best way to go about finding the right contractor for the job. While there are probably many contractors available who can do your renovations right, hereâs how you can get to the bottom of who will work the best for you.
Make A Few Phone Calls
Once youâve done some research and determined a short list of prospective contractors, youâll want to call each contractor to determine that they can complete your project in good time and are the right candidate for the work required. If theyâre not available or are cagey about your question, this can be an easy way to whittle down the list.
Arrange A Meeting In Person
While a phone interview should provide you with some good insights right off the bat, youâll also want to meet your potential contractors face to face before making any final decisions. If you get along well with the contractor and they are able to answer the questions you ask with confidence, itâs a good sign that they may be the right pick for your project.
Check In On The References
Once youâve decided between a few candidates, make sure you contact their former clients to determine how happy they were with the work and the contractor. Since you may have a date in mind for when you want to put your home on the market, it will be important to know if the job was completed in good time, as well as if any final issues were left hanging in the air unfinished.
Consider The Estimated Costs
Last but not least, youâll want to have each contractor break down the project and provide a projected cost for labor and materials. You should be able to get a good sense of exactly what itâs going to cost and which bid is the most realistic. While it may be tempting to go for the lowest bid since youâll probably be moving soon, youâll want to strongly consider which contractor and which price will turn out the best in the end.
It can seem complicated to hire a contractor for your home renovations, but by conducting simple interviews and checking references you should be able to determine who the best person for the job is. If youâre curious about home renovations and would like to know more about financing options, contact your trusted mortgage professional for more insights.
Author:Vic Defrisco Phone: 858-863-7043 Dated: May 10th 2016 Views: 109 About Vic: ...
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