When you’re ready to start a home improvement or repair project, you want to make sure you hire the best contractor for the job. This can help you to avoid being ripped off. With so many different contractors out there, how can you be sure that you’re making the right choice? Here are a few tips from “How to Find a Great Contractor 2021 (Tips for Screening and Dealing with Contractors)” by Transform Real Estate on how to find the best contractor for your project:
• Ask family and friends
• Ask a real estate agent
• Ask other investors
• Use online resources
Once you have narrowed down your list, interview at least three different contractors and tell them the vision you have for your remodel. Check to see if the building contractor is looking to save you money or if they are trying to upsell you on things you don’t need.
Ask for a quote and check to see if it captures everything, including the cost of permits, materials, and labor.
However, never base your decision on price alone.
Once you have found a good contractor, ensure you get a written contract that spells out the work to be done, when it will be completed, and the price. This will help to avoid any misunderstandings later on.