Planning to hire a contractor to help repair or update your home?
It’s unfortunate, but at PineCone Properties, we’ve seen a lot of homeowners hire bad contractors 🙁
Sometimes they quit the job half-way through, do a shoddy job, or charge you more than promised.
That’s why we HIGHLY recommend vetting the contractor you choose to work with before signing any papers or paying any money.
In fact, here are a few tips for making sure you hire a contractor that’s going to do their job well.
Ask For Credentials — Obviously, you want to hire a contractor who’s qualified to work on your home. That’s why it’s a good idea to ask the contractor for the credentials they bring to the table. Where did they learn? Do they have any official certificates or credentials to prove they’re legit?
Ask For References — The best way to determine whether a contractor is trustworthy or not is to talk to people who have had work done by them in the past. Ask the contractor for some references who you can call and speak to. If they don’t have any or if they dodge the question, that’s a big red flag.
Double-Check The Contract — Before you sign anything, make sure to read the contract thoroughly. You might even hire a lawyer to help you understand the contract before you make a commitment. Don’t be afraid to ask the contractor questions as well.
Hope that helps!
And if you ever want to sell your home as-is for cash, give us a call at (360)572-6664 — we can make you a fair cash offer and close in as little as two weeks!