Tips for Hiring a Contractor

Reblogger Gabriela Agostinelli
Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX100 632130

George Maynes put together ten nice tips for hiring a contractor. Don't forget to have everything in writing for your protection. Have a nice day!

Original content by George Maynes AB067539

Top 10 Tips for Hiring a Contractor 

1.    Get at least three written estimates.

2.    Get references and call to check on the work.

3.    Check with the local Chamber of Commerce or Better Business for complaints.

4.    Be sure that the contract states exactly what is to be done and how change orders will be handled.

5.    Make as small a downpayment as possible so you won't lose a lot if the contractor fails to complete the job.

6.    Be sure that the contractor has the necessary permits, licenses, and insurance.

7.    Be sure that the contract states when the work will be completed.

8.    Ask if the contractor's workers will do the entire job or whether subcontractors will do parts.

9. Be sure that the contract specifies the contractor will clean up after the job and be responsible for any damage.

10. Don't make the final payment until you're satisfied with the work.


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Stanley Stepak
Howard Hanna - Avon Lake, OH - Avon Lake, OH
Realtor - Avon Lake, Avon, Bay Village, Westlake,

All very simple but at the same time the most important points in checking out and making sure your contractor is for real.  There are a lot of wannabes out there that can really mess up your home if you are not careful 

Dec 07, 2010 02:58 PM #1
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