Choosing a "Seller-Friendly" Contractor
Although there are many terrific contractors out there, there are always a few bad apples. When preparing your home for sale, you need a contractor that gets your job done on time, on budget and without creating a big mess.
To help make sure that happens, ask prospective contractors these questions:
“Will I be issued a receipt detailing the work done?” This is handy to have as you might want to show it to buyers.
“Do you thoroughly clean up the work area each day?” This is especially important if your home will be shown to buyers during this period.
“Is the project schedule realistic? Is there a chance the work might take longer than expected?” Delays can negatively impact the sale of your home. It’s better to get a realistic timeline from the contractor, rather than an ambitious one.
“Under what circumstances will the final price be higher than quoted?”