How to Find A Good Remodeling Contractor


With real estate sales growing and property rentals filling up right now, it is harder now to find a good remodeling contractor. If you need your listing or rental refurbished a bit before landing a prospect, here are some strategic tips to find a contractor who fits your needs:


Ask your group of friends who are also in the real estate business for any recommendations. Getting referrals from people you know and trust will bring you a peace of mind. And if your contractor knows they were referred by a past client, the contractor will make it a priority to keep you happy.

Be Clear

Don’t beat around the bush with your properties. Make it absolutely clear what your goal is. Show that you have put a great deal of thought into this project as well as how much you can spend on a contractor. This all may change later, but at least have something in mind so the contractor knows that you are serious.

Get Contractor’s Input

Be careful not to jump into pricing. That can be better determined by the contractor. First, ask about a proposal from the contractor, which can include objects like sketches. This shows that the contractor is knowledgeable and is serious about you, your business, and getting the job done.


Now it’s time to bid. This can take some time, so be patient. Try to get bids from at least three contractors. Forego any bids that are way too high or low. If your first choice’s bid is over budget, negotiate some more.

Be Flexible

Bidding is a good time to discuss scheduling. Ask your contractor about typical start and end times for your kind of project. Just remember to be flexible. For your first choice, you may have to wait for some time in order to get the results you want.

When making physical changes to your property, it is very important to find a good contractor. Do not rush with trying to nail down a contractor. Spending some time on a project like this is worth it.