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The 3 Most Common Mistakes
People Make When Hiring Contractors

orange bullet Paying the Contractor Before Work is Completed
orange bullet Not Having Clearly Stated Agreements in Writing
orange bullet Selecting the Wrong Contractor

orange bulletPayments, contracts and agreement for work to be done
It is recommended that any work done on your property over $100 be clearly defined in the form of a written contract or agreement.
This document stating exactly:

  • What will be done,
  • When it will be started and completed,
  • Total amount of monies that will be owed upon completion, and
  • A breakdown of all charges.

Charges that are not clearly stated and understood in advance allow for additional charges to be fraudulently added in.

Proposals from several companies will provide clues to fair pricing for estimated work. Selecting the least expensive proposal often results in poor quality workmanship and shoddy materials.

For further information regarding:

  • Advanced payment
  • Down payments
  • How much to pay
  • Paying with cash or check
  • Contracts
  • Contractors who just started in business
  • And alternative ways to pay for materials without paying the contractor directly,

    Refer to Chapters 5 &10 of the book How to Hire a Contractor Without Getting Ripped Off!

orange bulletSelecting the Wrong Contractor
Going through the process of finding contractors and repair people can be long and frustrating; but it is absolutely necessary to insure your work gets done right the first time. Be aware that many so-called contractors are actually employees of larger companies who moonlight, have no insurance, and may not be qualified.

orange bulletHere are a few things to ask the contractor before making your decision

  1. Are you and your workers covered by Workman's Compensation?
  2. Do you hold a current contractors license?
  3. Do you have a guarantee policy? What is it?
  4. Have you done work for any of my neighbors?

       -A Few Questions to Ask Yourself
  5. Is this someone you feel comfortable having around your home?
  6. Is the price competitive?
For more information regarding:

These are just a few of the tips you need to know. To help you make the best choice, based on sound information and proven techniques, the concise easy to read booklet, How to Hire a Contractor Without Getting Ripped Off! Can be your life saver and help to insure you hire the right person the first time.

Hiring the right person the first time can save you countless hours of wasted time trying to get things corrected or just trying to get the Company to come back out and look at the problem.

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