Nashville – How To Avoid a Horror Story When Dealing With a Contractor

-Nashville - How To Avoid a Horror Story When Dealing With a Contractor. We've all heard horror stories about contractors. So how do you find a good one? When choosing a contractor for the job, there's a lot of things to consider, not just price. If he or she says they can do it much cheaper than everyone else, they're probably not the right person for the job. Remember, you usually get what you pay for. Hey friends. Corey Fager with Franklin Fine Homes and Nashville Homes ETC. Here are five things to consider when choosing a contractor. Start with word of mouth. Nothing beats a referral from a friend that you know and trust. If that contractor made your friend happy, chances are they're gonna make you happy too. If you still can't find anyone, check social media and ask for a recommendation. Or hey, reach out to us. We know a lot of tradespeople that we've worked with over the years, and we'd be happy to share their name and number with you. Regardless of how you found them, don't be afraid to ask for the proper credentials. How long have they been in business? Do they have the proper license and insurance? And also ask for references. If you're considering more than one person for the job, then collect bids or quotes from each of them. If one of the quotes is significantly lower than the others, then I would throw that out. They are most likely cutting corners somewhere. Or they may come to you halfway through the project and tell you that they need more money to complete it. They may even keep you waiting significantly longer than anticipated, because they're taking on other projects at the same time. Personality's important, especially with larger projects. You'll want someone who can offer their expertise but also listen to your needs and wants. Remember, this person may be in your home for weeks. So you wanna get along with them. You may not need a complicated contract especially for small jobs, but you should put everything down in writing, and that includes the price, how defects will be dealt with and the estimated time it should take to complete the job. This will eliminate disputes down the road. And finally, how you pay for the job is just as important as how much you pay for the job. Be weary of anyone who asks for full payment on the front end. A deposit, however, is acceptable, as contractors will often need to purchase materials. You can make another installment midway through the project, or you could just make the final payment when the job is complete to your satisfaction. I hope these tips helped. Remember, feel free to use Tara and I as a resource. Corey Fager, Franklin Fine Homes, Nashville Homes ETC. Love where you live.
Nashville - How To Avoid A Horror Story When Dealing With a Contractor
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