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How many estimates should I get?

If a contractor comes to you highly recommended by a trusted friend or family member and you have met with the contractor and feel comfortable with them, then getting additional estimates is probably not necessary. However, many clients new to the process invite 2-3 companies for an onsite consultation at their home. On site, both contractors ought to be able to give a ballpark estimate. Ideally, at that point, the client the contractor with whom they foresee the best relationship and whose ballpark estimate felt most realistic.

What is the process?

During our initial conversation, you’ll be asked basic questions about your project such as objectives, existing conditions, timeframe and your budget. In most cases, we’ll set a time and date for an on-site consultation at your convenience.

Why should you get the contract in writing?

Without a written contract for your home improvement project, there is no way to ensure that your expectations of product, installation, project scope and pricing are being met.  Remember that proposals from different remodeling contractors may look as different as apples and oranges! Don't be shy about asking any contractor to clarify the proposal. Ask lots of questions and each contractor the same questions for consistency. Insist upon a written proposal. Examine it to make sure you think it is complete and fair. Do not settle for an oral agreement on any of the work to be performed. Have the contractor document all points clearly in writing. At The Property Fixers, our detailed proposal becomes our contract so that you can clearly see what you are getting and what it costs. No surprises.

How does payment work?

Typically 25% is put down to cover some materials unless there are special orders (tubs, tile, etc) that require a down payment. That additional amount will be added on. No other payment is due until the project is done – and done right. Very few home remodeling companies are willing to make this kind of promise.  Our policy clearly demonstrates our commitment to completing your project with quality and efficiency. We know we don’t get paid until you are fully satisfied. We accept payment in both check and credit card.

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