What should a person look for while conducting research to find the best real estate agents? Good question. This article will answer the question by experienced full-time agents. So expect our first answer to direct you to find experienced full-time agents. The rest of this article is less predictable.
Knowledge, experience, commitment, patience, integrity, and availability are all good assets in the real estate industry. An effective real estate agent has experience to recommend the right professionals (home inspectors, title companies, soil and septic experts, home improvement contractors, lenders, appraisers, real estate attorneys, water treatment companies, termite inspectors, etc.).
Listing agents should be experienced buyers agents, and buyers agents should… Continue reading
These are the 10 most important considerations before hiring home improvement contractors.
We are often asked for recommendations for local contractors for home improvement projects, well and septic service and inspections, termite inspections, landscaping upgrades and maintenance, etc. As experienced real estate agents we feel qualified to provide a list of concerns which should be addressed before selecting a contractor. We have provided this list in order of importance:
(1) Obtain a written estimate. The contractor you select should provide a detailed written estimate which includes the item of repair, cost of repair, and target date of repair.
(2) Agree to a completion date in the contract. Once a contractor starts the job he shouldn’t work other jobs for other clients which will remove workers and slow the work being provided on your project. Nothing is worse than completion dates being ignored because a contractor has received new business and… Continue reading