New York City (PRWEB) September 17, 2008
To further its ongoing campaign to educate tri-state area homeowners about the often confusing NY, CT, & NJ home improvement market, MyHome LLC (http://www.myhomeus.com) owners Mayan Metzler and Yoel Piotraut have created critical guidelines for interviewing and hiring a contracting professional.
Like many other urban regions across the country, the tri-state area's housing market is changing in the wake of the housing and banking crises. More and more homeowners are choosing to renovate existing homes rather than buy or build new ones. Commercial property owners are likewise turning to renovation and reconstruction rather than attempting to buy or sell property in today's market.
From Bergen County to Westchester, knowing how to find and hire a reputable and reliable NY or NJ contractor has therefore become imperative and an initial interview is key to that process. Questions about the contractor's work ethic, level of experience, and overall ability to do the work required are all essential.
"Some homeowners are hesitant to ask tough questions because they're afraid they're going to offend the contractor," notes Metzler. "But a professional contractor won't be insulted in any way. If you do detect any hesitation or resistance to answer questions, that's a sign of a deeper problem and you should probably consider a different provider."
MyHome suggests tri-state homeowners and commercial property owners ask:
- For poof of licensure and insurance;
- For references. Also ask if you can speak to previous clients and view past work in your area;
- What kind of work they specialize in. Hiring someone who specializes in kitchen remodeling to install your living-room flooring probably isn't such a great idea.
- If you can visit their business office. A well-organized office is a good indication of their professionalism and competency.
- If they are willing to complete necessary construction loan or bank documentation. Most professional contractors will agree to this; if they hesitate or say no, find a different service provider.
- If they will provide a comprehensive quote and materials list. If they say no, find another contractor.
"Any professional contractor is going to be happy to answer these types of questions because he or she will be proud to discuss their trade," adds Piotraut. "And neglecting to investigate the contractor's reliability and professionalism could cost you a lot of money and time due to shoddy workmanship and botched or uncompleted work--not to mention the untold stress and anxiety it will add to your life."
As full-service New York and New Jersey home improvement specialists, MyHome prides itself on its customer education process along with its exemplary service and track record. For more information on MyHome and its many products and services call 1-800-730-0148 or log on at http://www.myhomeus.com.
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