What To Look For When Hiring A Contractor

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We’ve all heard the horror stories about contractors from you-know-where, right?

From small but annoying issues like leaving garbage behind to big safety concerns like painting over black mold, I’ve seen it all. The good news is that my experiences mean I have a short list of contractors that I trust to always do good work. But even if you get a contractor recommendation directly from me, it’s important to do due diligence before signing a contract. 

Here are 5 questions you should ask before hiring a contractor:

  1. What’s the estimated project timeline?
  2. What are your working hours (what time will you start and end working each day)?
  3. What is the payment schedule?
  4. How do I contact you, and how long does it typically take to receive a response?
  5. How do you protect the project site?

This is just a starting point, of course. You’ll also want to check out reviews and even ask the contractor if they can put you in contact with a few of their clients with jobs similar to yours so you can make the right decision.

Make sure that you keep records of your project and communications with the contractor. While the vast majority of contractors are great, documenting your job’s progress will offer you some measure of protection should something go wrong.

If you’re looking for help to hire the right contractor or want recommendations, feel free to text me or give me a call at 646.644.0099 — I’d love to help you out! No pressure, no sales tactics, just the help and guidance that you need.

P.S. Be sure to check out my free local Facebook Group, Explore NY Life. It’s a great place to connect with other community members and get weekly updates on the best events and happenings in and around town!

Nina Rodriguez

Nina Rodriguez

I'm Nina Rodriguez. I am a Realtor at Coldwell Banker Realty. I live and work in the Hudson Valley and love everything this area has to offer. If you live or thinking about moving here, you have come to the right place! Stay up to date on Events, Outdoors, Real Estate, and more. I’m looking forward to connecting with you soon! See you around town! hello@thehvlife.com | 914.685.8222
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