1. How many years of experience do you have in the industry?
You want to find out the reputation and experience of a company before you start to use them. Reputation matters. Of course, there are many companies online that you can talk to and each will give you a different figure for your renovation. But where do their numbers come from? With a professional company, you will get a detailed analysis of our price breakdown for a renovation job.
2. Are your subcontractors licensed and insured?
You want to make sure that you and your family is protected from liability from any accident that might occur during a job. We have heard numerous stories of clients who used contractors who were not insured, and it led to big problems later on. Only use workers from a company that can prove its credentials.
3. How much value have you added in other people’s homes?
You want to use a company that has a track record of helping to increase the value of people’s homes. You can find this information out by getting a list of the homes that a renovator has worked on and then talking to a real estate expert about which of those recently sold homes turned a profit based upon the cost of the room renovation. Many companies will actually publish this information, and all you have to do is ask for it. We don’t recommend using a company that does not provide this information upon request.
4. Do homes sell quicker with this renovation company?
It’s great to earn more money based on a renovation. Another question is how quickly it will help your home to sell. In this case, it usually depends on what kind of renovation you had done and what kind of neighborhood you live in. If your house is a two bedroom, one bath in an area that has a lot of two bathroom homes, you are probably going to want to get a bathroom renovation first.
5. Is this company invested in the customer’s success?
Commitment to your success may be most important. It depends on whether the company is more interested in getting a job and getting paid than they are about you having a successful outcome for your renovation. A good company will tell you when they think you’re making a big mistake.
We suggest that you look at which company has the staff that you can build a relationship with. In the end of the day, choosing a company is more than just who will do your next renovation job. It is about which company you want to work with, who will do a great job and that will really have your best interests at heart. Our remodeling contractors are happy to serve you. Call one of them in your area for your free assessment today!