Tell You They Don't Care
By: Suzie Paints
No one cares more about your money, your home or your life than you do! You are the only one who has your best interest in mind, knows how you want things done and knows what is most important to you. Honor what you want by doing your homework before choosing contractors for your project.
What Do You Value?
Decide in advance what is the most important part of your project to you- is it getting the lowest price? Is it getting the best work? Is it getting the project done in the shortest amount of time? Is it having a great, hassle-free experience even though your life is being disrupted by your project? Knowing what part of your project is most important to you helps you find and hire contractors whose project-values match your own. Checking out a contractor’s marketing material like pamphlets, brochures and their website will help you decide if their project-values match yours, but the real scoop comes from talking to the contractor’s past clients.
Do Your Research!
listen to what the contractor, sales person or
marketing materials say about a business- they’ll
never tell you they do a poor job! They all will
always tell you how great the company is or how
great their products are and how you can’t live
without them. The marketing material will throw the
word ‘quality’ around like it’s the magic,
make-them-buy-now word whether or not it’s actually
the truth. Your contractor’s marketing materials
will never say ‘contractor does not show up on time’
or 'workers spend more time on their phones than
they do actually working for you' or ‘workers take 3
hour lunches’ or ‘beware: you’ll have to listen to
music you hate being blasted at painful levels while
workers are present.’
You owe it to yourself to do some investigating and find out what it would really be like to have that specific contractor in your home. Do an internet search for the specific contractor or business and see what is being said about them. Do an internet search for horror stories about your particular project to find out ways other contractors have done a horrible job or scammed their clients- knowing where the potholes are in the road to your completed project is the first step to avoiding them.
Don't Blindly Trust