When it comes to renovating your home, you want the best contractor for the job. But how do you find one? What questions should you ask before hiring anyone?

What Is the Contractor’s Area of Expertise?

If you’re looking to hire a contractor, one of the first questions you should ask is: What is the contractor’s area of expertise?

A good contractor will be able to answer this question without hesitation. They should be able to provide examples of projects they have done in the past and explain how their experience can help you with your project.

Are They a Member of Any Professional Organizations?

A good contractor will be a member of a professional organization. The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) is one example, and it offers training, education, and certification programs that can help you find contractors who are committed to their craft.

Another way to find out if a contractor belongs to such an organization is by asking them directly if they are part of one—and if so, which one it is! Having this information will help ensure that you’re working with someone who takes their work seriously enough that they want more than just your money: They want your business too!

How Many Homes Have They Renovated in the Last Year, and How Many Renovations Have They Done Overall?

A good contractor will have a history of successful projects and will be able to provide references from previous clients. If you’re working with a new company, ask if the owner or general manager has renovated his or her own home. If so, what was the experience like? Did he/she enjoy it? Did it go smoothly?

Asking about previous projects is important because it gives you an idea of how much experience your contractor has with similar jobs in your area.

Do You Have Anything in Common With Your Contractor and Their Team?

A good contractor will share your values and have the same approach to business as you do. Think about it: if you’re a type-A person who likes to be in control, but your contractor doesn’t care about deadlines or schedules? Then there will be problems!

It’s also important that you can communicate with your contractor easily—and vice versa. If they don’t speak English well enough to explain their work, then how can they understand what needs fixing? And if they are always on their phone while at home with clients (or worse yet, texting), then how do they plan on meeting deadlines?

Do You Share Similar Values and Personality Traits?

You also want to find out if the contractor you’re considering hiring shares similar values and personality traits with you. This is important because they will be spending a lot of time in your home, so being able to get along with them is important. You also want a contractor who communicates well so that way there are no misunderstandings about what’s going on or what needs to happen next in the project.

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