Glen Gallucci discusses three ways to find the right contractor for your job.
Hi Glen Gallucci back again from Peak Private Lending. Today’s video we’re going to be talking about three ways to find your contractor for your next project. Stay tuned.
Today we’re going to talk about the three ways that you can go and find good contractors for your next rehab.
- The first is simply referrals. Referrals are probably the best way to find qualified contractors. Getting referrals from fellow investors is even better because now they can tell you the pros, the cons, the good, the bad about their contractor and what experience they’ve had with the contractor on their project. They can tell you things like was the pricing okay? Did they show up every day? Was the quality of their work good? So referrals by real estate investors are the number one way to find good contractors.
- The second way is to go to some of the supply houses. If you’re looking for a plumber, electricians you can go to the plumbing supply, electrical supply. If you’re looking for a general contractor, you can go to Home Depot, you can go to Lowe’s. You can go there and what I’d like to do is look at the vans and the trucks that the contractors are driving. And one indication that a contractor is probably reliable and good is if they have really nice vans, nice lettering. And most important, their name on the van. If they put their name, you know Bob Smith’s contracting, you know they’re putting their name out there. So more than likely they should be pretty reputable. Also, you wanna see their address, their phone number and their license number, their home improvement license number on the truck or van. You don’t want to take numbers down of vans and trucks that just look dilapidated or they’re barely running or the lettering is kind of wiped out on it. It just doesn’t show that they have pride in what they do and that might reflect on the type of work that they do
- The third way is to really just drive around the neighborhoods looking for projects that are under construction, stop in, go in and look. Meet the contractor, you can see what type of work they’re doing and you yourself can go and say wow this looks really nice or gee this looks kind of shoddy, the moldings aren’t matching or it’s messy, is nobody here, there’s only one person and a big job. So that’s another great way just like when we go to look out and find houses we drive around. Nothing wrong with driving around going out because with all these ways you wanna go and see these contractors, their past projects.
Whether from referrals, or you go and find their trucks at Home Depot or Lowe’s or just by driving around. What of the projects have you done? Let me see the quality. Let me speak to the owners of the home. So those are three pretty good ways of finding contractors for your next project.
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