Monday, December 13, 2010

Seven Tips for Hiring a Contractor

#6 Was the estimate on your project returned quickly?

OK, you’ve made your calls, scheduled your bid and now you are waiting to see exactly what the contractors come back with as far as price.

If, indeed, the contractor is preparing a thorough, written bid for your project, it will take anywhere from 5 - 7 days, depending on how extensive the project is.

It takes time to show all the subs the plans and gather those bids. Make sure they are clear on the timeframe you can plan on to receive a solid, written bid back from them.

If it is a smaller, less involved project such as interior painting, the bid could come back as soon as 2 days. Again, make sure you get a timeframe from the contractor as to when you can expect the bid.

This is the clarity in communication that's so very important.

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