What’s the Best Way to Hire a Licensed Contractor in San Diego?

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Today we want to talk to you briefly about hiring a licensed contractor to do some work on your home. We’ve got some great tips for you on how to get the best work done for the best price, so without further ado, let’s talk about what you need to do when you are looking to hire a contractor to do some work on your home.
Our first tip is to get multiple bids from licensed contractors. Three is a good benchmark. Take those three bids, lay them out on the table, and compare them. If one is considerably lower than the others, double check to make sure they aren’t leaving anything out or cutting any corners.

The second thing you need to do is get it in writing. When you sign a contract, make sure you get a copy as well. Remember, the contractor works for you. Don’t be afraid to make changes. If you have to add or delete something, make sure you get a signed change order, which will become part of the contract.

Finally, check the financial terms. You need to know how much they want as a down payment, the total price, and when payments are going to be made. Contractors should not be asking for more than $1,000 or 10% of the bid as a down payment, whichever figure is less.

If you have any questions for us, feel free to give us a call or send us an email. We look forward to hearing from you!

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