Finding the Right Contractor
For large home renovations or if you want the job to be a little easier on yourself, hiring a contractor might be the right choice. Contractors assist in the design and renovations themselves. They can also help in certain permits if need be. They are intimately involved with how your renovations look in the end so it’s important to find someone who is competent, thorough, and understands your vision of what your home should look like. In this article, we have three tips in finding the best contractor:
1. Interview several options
Searching for a contractor is like going on dates. You want to find one that matches your values, is professional, and does the job right. If this is your first time hiring a contractor, it’s valuable to see what your options are. After talking to a couple, you have a better grasp as to what questions to ask as well as what is available to you. You also get to know different personalities and you can choose a contractor that best fit yours.
2. Make sure they are licensed and carry insurance
Contractors are required to be licensed if they are doing anything electrical or the plumbing. Additionally, make sure they have worker’s compensation as well as insurance in case they damage your house. It also helps to ask if you can be the certificate holder of the policy so that you are notified if it expires. If this happens, you can halt the project until the policy is renewed.
3. Ask about how they intend to communicate with you.
Whether it’s through weekly meetings, phone calls, text, etc, make sure the contractor is thorough in their communication so that you are kept in the loop and to ensure that your opinions can be considered at any time in the project.
We hope this was helpful! If you decided that you do not want to go through the process of renovation and are looking to sell your home, EverSan Cooper is your as-is home buyer in the Houston, TX area. Whether your home is a laundry list of repairs, an outdated home, or financially draining, we will buy your house without the need for maintenance or repairs. We work with your timeline and make you a reasonable offer swiftly. As a small business, our goal is to help families and uplift communities by giving people the chance to start new. Give us a call or schedule a meeting with us to see how much your home is worth!