Things to Know Before Hiring a Contractor: Read Reviews

The more you know about a contractor you might hire, the better. so, be sure and read consumer reviews about the companies.   Hearing what others have to say about your candidate can help sway your decision.

You can find reviews of residential-type suppliers on Angie’s list. You can also find feedback on Yahoo, Bing, Google or other search-engine sites. Follow them on Twitter or listen on Twitter to hear what people are saying about them.

What are you looking or listening for?  Here’s a short list:

  • What do they charge?
  • Do they follow up after the job?
  • Do they return initial calls promptly?
  • How long have they been in business?
  • Are they efficient in how they work?
  • Are they neat and clean?
  • Are they polite?
  • Who else have they done work for?
  • What kinds of work do they do?

You can add more to this list–this is just to get you started.

Happy researching!

The Grass Queen