Most people hire contractors without knowing much about them. And that can lead to all kinds of serious problems.
Believe me, I know because I also manage my own rental properties. So, I’ve learned a lot about finding the right contractors and the problems that occur from hiring the wrong ones.
Here are a few helpful tips to make sure you hire the right one.
First, make a list of good prospects.
You can do it by asking friends and family members. Or check with a local Realtor (they tend to work with a lot of contractors and usually know a few good ones).
Next, you want to find some verified references.
These are people you know and trust that can verify the quality of the contractors work and reputation. You want to know that if something unexpected comes up that they will go the extra mile to make things right. If you don’t have any friends or family in the area, you can use any of the previously mentioned options.
Last, check out what their online reviews look like.
A contractor with a lot of positive online reviews probably cares a lot about their reputation. They are more likely to stand by their work and try to keep you happy. Plus, if things don’t go well, a negative review (or the threat of one) can be a valuable negotiation or leverage tool for resolving the dispute.
P.S. If you are interested in learning more about avoiding remodeling problems, read: Remodel: Without Going Bonkers or Broke.
Adam Diamond Law works with sellers throughout McHenry County. We pride ourselves on performing excellent client service with open communication and transparency. If you would like to sell your home, call our office at (773) 217-9623 to schedule a consultation.
Disclaimer: This blog post is for informational purposes and is not intended to be legal advice or to create an attorney-client relationship. Every situation is unique and it is always best to review your individual situation with a local attorney to understand your options.