Part 1 in a series: "Ask the right questions to get the right remodeler!"
Fact: it does NOT have to take forever to pick a remodeling company. Here's how to narrow down your search quickly and efficiently:
Just GOOGLE these 3 words:
1. Remodel or remodeler or remodeling. Pick one, they all work.
2. Type of project: kitchen, bathroom, painting, deck, garage, etc.
3. Your zip code: This eliminates far-away companies.
Then, skip the ads (the first few say “ad” in a box), then look at the results below the ads. Follow these simple steps. Ready? Here's what to look for:
A. Their WEB SITE: How ‘deep’ is it? Small remodelers have a home page and a few other pages, but no “depth”. Who owns the company? Do they have a blog? Photo galleries of their work?
B. Their BUSINESS: How long have they been around? Experienced remodelers have many years behind them. Someone new lacks the training and background to serve you well, and to work with you within your budget.
C. Their REPUTATION: What do others think of them? Google 3rd party companies like BBB, Angie’s List, Houzz, enter the company name and look for “reviews”. See what others say about their work.
Congratulations! These ABCs are an important first step in narrowing down your choices & saving tons of time. Remember, when you start contacting companies, you’ll want to only talk with experienced remodelers who want to work within your budget.
But…what do you ask them? Well, that’s when ‘drilling deeper’ knowledge comes in handy.
Drilling deeper: In Part 2 of this blog, we give you actual scripts to use, when you contact the remodelers on the list you've just created.
We'll show you exactly what to ask..it's easy! To read Part 2, click here.
Have a great week!
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