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This may just be a regional service, but I use something called "Service Magic" quite frequently. It's a referral service for contractors. 100% good luck so far (knock on wood...)
A bid worth having requires a job description that is comprehensive and detailed. A competitive bid based on a few notes and a walk through will not yield a competitive bid. The job description is too loose.An architect knows competent contractors who are suited to the scope of work. The architect can also describe the job in generic, technical terms that does not leave the contractor inappropriate room to provide unacceptable results. Start right to finish well.
Ask your friends, neighbors and Realtor for referrals. As a Realtor I regularly recommend the carpenters, plumbers, electricians, engineers, painters, roofers, landscapers, handymen and contractors who I know will do quality work at reasonable prices for my clients. For major renovations try to take a look at some of the work the contractor has recently done, speak to those homeowners, google the contractor and check to see if there is any information about the contractor with the Better Business Bureau.
The best way is to ask your experienced Realtor and also check with your friends and relatives. Most realtors offices have a compiled list of the best contractors, attorneys, painters, decorators, sgtagers, movers, etc. You should also get at least three bids and requestg a recommendation and pictures of the work done.
Best of luck,
Mimi [contact info removed by moderator]
Hi Fred, I agree with Steve & Michael. Most homeowners use referrals from freinds, relatives and their Realtor. I just had a past client the other day call me for local contractor information, and who I would reccommend in doing the work for them.
The best place to find a contractor is through a personal referral. If you don't know someone who has used the trade you need recently, then call yyour Realtor. We work with more tradespeople than you can imagine, from rehab property to pre-listing fix-ups. Chances are your realtor has a good referral for you...You may also check a web-site like agnie's List (www.angieslist.com) for a list of tradespeople to interview, but beware, they are untested!Good Luck!
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