Tips For Choosing The Best Contractors For Your Rental Property
Are you thinking about making some improvements to your Portland Oregon Rental Property? If so, unless you are intent on doing the work yourself, you’re going to have to hire a contractor.
In today’s world, hiring a contractor can be tricky, especially since there are a lot of ‘fake reviews online, and it can be difficult hiring someone who has the experience and skillset that you need.
Thankfully, you can easily hire the right contractor for your property when you follow these tips.
Tip #1 – Determine The Type Of Contractor That You Need
Do you plan on making one repair, or multiple repairs?
If multiple repairs are needed, you may want to hire a general contractor because, they are responsible for coordinating and managing building projects, including hiring sub-contractors and suppliers, so you can get all of the work done at once.
Tip #2 – Determine Their Level Of Experience
Let’s face it, anyone can put fake reviews online these days and make themselves look like they have a high level of experience and expertise in their profession, even if they just got started.
To accurately determine a contractor’s level of experience, it’s best to investigate their reviews online to determine if they were written by real people because, if those reviews are not connected to legitimate profiles online, that’s a good sign that they are fake.
Tip #3 – Be Clear About The Work You Need to be Done
Clear expectations from the very beginning are one key to success with hiring a contractor because as long as you are on the ‘same page’, you can eliminate property problems and ensure that they perform work that’s to your specifications.
Tip #4 – Verify Their License And Qualifications
Even though a contractor may say that they are licensed and qualified, the reality is that verification is the only real way to know for sure if the contractor has the skills and level of expertise that they claim to have.
Thankfully, the internet makes it easy to investigate a contractors license and qualifications so it’s best to check with the state licensing board to verify their credentials before hiring them.
Tip #5 – Watch Out For Red Flags
Last of all, but most important, when hiring a contractor always look out for ‘red flags’ including companies that ask for payment upfront or payment via cash because paying a contractor upfront makes it easier for them to walk away instead of completing the work on your property.
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