Find Trusted Home Improvement Pros
One of the most difficult things to do when you’re flipping, renovating or any type of home improvement is finding a trusted contractor. Real estate investors often start with a contractor before realizing they are unreliable, produce spotty work or are too expensive. While there are many amazing contractors, they can be challenging to find! Whether you are looking for a general contractor, need new drywall, a deck or in need of plumbing work, DCREIE has the resources for you.
Brick & Stone
Cleaning & Maid Services
Designers & Decorators
Disaster Recovery Services
Drywall & Plaster
Fireplace & Wood Stoves
Flooring & Carpet
Fountains & Ponds
Furniture Repair & Refinish
Garage & Garage Doors
Glass & Mirrors
Heating & Furnace Systems
Home Security Services
Hot Tubs, Spas & Saunas
Lawn & Garden Care
New Home Builders
Septic Tanks & Wells
Sheds & Enclosures
Sign Making Service
Snow Removal Service
Waste Material Removal
Water Treatment System
Questions To Ask A Contractor Before Hiring
Before you hire a contractor and begin investing money, you want to make sure the contractor check off all the right boxes. You want to make sure the job is done effectively and also be of high quality. Before you select a contractor, consider asking the following:
You will want to make sure that any contractor you are considering has a great track record and isn’t promising they can complete a project they haven’t proven to be successful in the past.
In most states, contractors have to have a license that is registered with the state. With this number, you can look into if this contractor has any claims filed against them.
If the answer is no, you do not want to hire this contractor. Be sure they send you copies of their policy and that you keep those on file. You are looking for a policy that includes workers compensation as well as general liability that will cover any accidents that might happen on the job.
Be sure to get the cost that is projected for the project in writing. Get as detailed of an estimate as possible so that you can compare one contractor against another.
Other Important Questions To Ask
- What is your timeline for completion of this project?
- What is the payment collection like?
- How will additional costs be handled?
- What is the best way to get in contact with you?
- Is there a warranty on the work you provide?
- Is your company in good standing with a trade association?
Find A Contractor & Improve Your Real Estate Investment Today
We encourage you to utilize the categories above provided by DCREIE to find the best contractor for your project. Be sure to protect yourself and your investment by asking the right questions before starting a project.