Thursday, February 7, 2019

Tips for Finding a Reputable Contractor

Today many homeowners go to the internet to choose a contractor. There are many websites that a homeowner can visit to help with their contractor search. This seems like a great way to find a contractor, but it may not be the best way. Many websites promote contractors who pay to be listed at the top of their site. Although customer reviews on these sites are helpful, top page position on a website does not necessarily mean that the contractor is the most qualified.

Here are some ways to find information to help you choose the right contractor for your project:

  • Google – Reviews on Google can be posted by any customer. The more positive reviews a contractor has, the higher they are ranked. Google searches also provide overall company information like organizations they belong to or ways they give back to the community.
  • Facebook – Facebook reviews can also be posted by anyone. In addition to checking reviews, a company’s Facebook page can provide insight into the company’s culture, community involvement and more.
  • Friend and Family References – The best recommendations come from friends and family members. Ask them if they have worked with a company they love. They will have first-hand experience with a company – from the first call to final payment as well as insight about any service issues.

It’s important to feel good about a contractor and to feel you can trust information you find online. Don’t assume the contractor who appears at the top of a search is the best. Consider these other sources as part of your search.



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