Delinda Harrelson

The Flipping Coach

Tips for Finding the Perfect Remodeling Contractor

Whether you are a flipper rehabing a home or a homeowner, your home is a large investment, and most homeowners desire to create a home environment to ideally meets a family’s everyday living needs and preferences in styles.

To accomplish this goal, many homeowners and rehabbers decide to embark on a remodeling project to realize their goal of having a home that reflects who they really are inside. This can be an exciting time for the homeowners and their families.

However, there are some things that can go wrong that results in a lot of frustration, wasted time and often raises the overall cost of the intended project. There are some practical and commonsense tips for finding the perfect remodeling contractor that every homeowner or real estate investor that is planning an upcoming remodeling home project should seriously consider beforehand

How Should You Find a Reputable Home Remodeling Contractor?

It used to be difficult to properly research a contractor or other service provider in the decades before the Internet became a household staple. Today, consumers can quickly get online and perform a search for nearby local contractors. This is an excellent way to begin the recommended steps for finding and choosing a credible remodeling contractor.

There are many different sub-categories in the general field of home remodeling contractors and businesses. Some will do just about any household and/or property remodel jobs, while others focus on a narrower field like kitchen or bathroom remodeling experts. There are contractors that specialize in outdoor property structures like fencing contractors.There is a difference when working outdoors than inside. Look for contractors that have enough experience in doing the job expected.

Some terrific first steps in locating a nearby remodeling contractor include:

· Perform an Internet Search Online – Most Contractors Now Have Websites

· Ask Around – Word of Mouth is Still the Most Reliable Way to Find Better Contractors or Service Companies

· Check with Your Local Better Business Bureau for Reports & Ratings

· Visit the Home Office to Speak with Potential Candidates in Person

· Utilize Online Platforms for Service Providers & Consumers to Connect – Craig’s List, Services by Category etc.

· Take Advantage of Free Consults or Inspections

· Check Your Local Phone Directory for Business Contact Details & Service Areas

· Do Your Homework & Bargain Shop Before Hiring a Remodeling Contractor

Things to Look for in a Professional Home Remodeling Contractor

There are some specific traits, skills and other details that can help a consumer zero in on the best contractor needed to do the work that is desired. In general, avoid businesses or contractors who seem to offer deals too good to be true. Do a quick price search to get a general idea of the prices to expect in your specific geographical location. There are still some crooks and shady businesses that promise the moon but rarely deliver.

Ask each considered contractor for character and customer recommendations and reviews. Most reputable contractors will have a decent amount of glowing and positive customer reviews and are happy to share with prospective customers. When determining if the price is fair, remember to consider the time and quality level of work that you are really paying for.

For example, a bathroom remodeling contractor might charge more per hour, but the business might have a bigger number of employees, have better equipment and/or supplies and generally gets the work completed far faster than others in the area. In that case, consumers might even save on the overall costs even if the contractor does charge a higher fee upfront.

Other recommended qualities & things to search for:

· Stellar Customer Service Record

· Honest & Transparent Business Practices

· Certifications & Other Indicators of Higher Skills, Knowledge & Service Specialties

· Ask to See Previously Completed Work

· Returns Call & Other Good Communication Skills

· Back-ground Checks on Workers that Will Be on Your Property

Do Price Comparisons & Check Time Promises Before Hiring

While it is often better to go with a trusted contractor that charges a little extra for their higher skills levels, it is still best to do some comparison shopping. Also, be sure to inquire when the contractor can begin the work, how they will be completing the job and expected finish dates and prices. Even successful and popular contractors have special deals and price cuts during the year. Customers could save money if willing to wait until the contractor is off season.

Like any business transaction that involves money, every consumer should do their homework before hiring any remodeling contractor. This involves checking the community and business reputation of each contractor, price fees and the quality of the work and materials that will be used. Avoid those service contractors that use pushy or scare tactics. Reputable contractors value their customers, and these are more likely to be the better candidates.

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