How To Determine Who Is the Best Person To Hire
This will help you hire the right person
and have a great home project.
One of the biggest determining factors in whether or not you have a successful home improvement project is who you hire. Finding the right person can be tricky, so I’m here to share some tips with you. I’ve learned a lot about this throughout my career, and today I’m talking about a few things you need to remember so you can have a better experience.
First, get a list of key people together before you have an issue. The last thing you want to do at 3 a.m. when your heat isn't working is to look for service providers and have to pay an emergency fee or go with the first person who answers the phone. That's usually not the best experience.
To help with this, I recommend getting recommendations from neighbors and people you trust. A great experience for one person might not be great for you, so ask questions about the things that matter most to you. For example, how were they with scheduling? How responsive were they? Know if you care more about convenience or price. Also, I have found that providers who have tons of five-star reviews usually have prices that reflect that.
"Who you hire will determine if your home project is successful or not."
Secondly, know that people are very consistent. Everyone is going to have an off day, but how someone handles your inquiry or the initial appointment is going to be very telling of how they run their business. If someone is unresponsive or doesn't follow through, they're likely disorganized. Therefore, if you don’t feel good about things initially, pick someone else.
Lastly, most people know this, but get multiple estimates for larger projects. If you have a ballpark budget in mind, share that in your initial conversation or inquiry because then you can know right away if things aren’t a match, which will save you some time.
If you are looking for recommendations, I'm always happy to share my experiences. I would love to help you have a more positive homeownership experience, so call or email me anytime.