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Monday, December 1, 2014

How to Hire the Right Contractor for Your Remodel

Many homeowners don't have a relationship with a real estate professional unless they have made the decision to sell their home. People often do not realize that a real estate agent can be a great resource for homeowners. Our experienced RE/MAX Lakes Area Realty agents, would be happy to help you with any home needs you may have.

Our agents have valuable information on home maintenance, remodeling, refinancing, and other related topics. We think you'll find that a relationship with a real estate agent whom you trust is a great asset. If we can be of assistance now or in the future, please give us a call at 218-963-9554 or email us at remaxnsw@uslink.net

Remodeling projects for your home can be as intimidating as they are rewarding. Having the right team to get the job done can make a huge difference. The first thing is to determine what kind of professionals you'll need for your particular project. Small jobs may only require trade specialists such as a plumbing contractor, while larger projects may necessitate architects, design-build companies, interior designers, or all of the above. Whatever help your remodel needs, selecting the companies or individuals that fit you and your project is important. Here are five ways to screen prospective contractors:

#1: Check their experience: How long have they been in business? How much work have they done on projects similar to yours?

#2: Get references: Call references and ask questions about quality of workmanship, communication and dependability.

#3: Check their credentials: Most areas require that contractors be licensed and insured. A good contractor won't hesitate to provide such documentation.

#4: See their work: Look at pictures, but also visit recent and older projects to view the craftsmanship and durability of work done.

#5: Establish trust: A contractor with a detailed, specific plan is important, but you should also feel in your "gut" that you could trust someone with a project of this magnitude. Being comfortable with your contractor is very important.


Hopefully these guidelines help you in your search for the right remodeling professionals. If you'd like references or other assistance, We’re here to help, so If we can be of service in any way, don't hesitate to call.

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