Selecting the Right Contractor to Build Your Dream Homeby Kevin Smith Author
Taking on that next house remodel project or new home construction to build your dream home is a big decision. You know you will be making a big investment and want to spend your dollars as smart as possible. But you don’t want to cut corners and want to do things right. To do this, you know you need to hire the right commercial contractor in Hayward, CA. But you’ve heard so many horror stories from friends and relatives of working with contractors. In fact, you think to yourself that you’ve never heard a positive story.
Good and honest remodelers and contractors are out there. Here are a few tips to help you find some and make the best, a most well-informed decision on who to hire.
#1 – Start your List – Word of mouth is more powerful than any other form of marketing because you are talking to someone who has experienced it. Think over any friends who recently had home remodel projects or new homes built. Ask around the office as well. These people have been through the entire project – start to finish – and will have opinions on their contractor experience. You’ll find that in most cases they either will absolutely love or hate their contractor. As them why and get details.
#2 – Get referrals – Once you’ve identified list home remodelers or contractors, ask for a list of people for whom they’ve completed projects. These testimonials will be positive, of course. If these homeowners have made arrangements with the remodeler or contractor to show their homes, you can get an idea of the level of quality to expect. Another option, more for upscale homes, is to visit a local parade of homes where builders open one of the houses they have built for people to walk through to get to know their work.
#3 – Meet Face to Face – Once you’ve narrowed down your list, request to meet face to face with a representative from the remodeler or contractor. Prepare a list of questions that are important to you. Ideally, you meet at the place of the remodel or on the lot for new construction. Review the scope of the project and ask for timelines and what they think are the pros and cons of the project. At this meeting, you can ask for referrals as well.
#4 – Side-by-Side Comparison – After you’ve received bids, sit down and compare the timelines, costs, guarantees, etc. Make a side-by-side comparison of the pros and cons of going with each commercial contractor in Hayward, CA. At this point, you’ll be well prepared to make your choice.
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