Top 3 Benefits of Hiring a Local General Contractor For Your Repairs And Improvements.

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Top 3 Benefits of Hiring a Local General Contractor For Your Repairs And Improvements.

 

 

There you are thinking about the things that need to be done around your property. The reasons can be various: the preparation for sale in a few months and you want to get the maximum price, the damages have gotten severe or the years and need repair, or you’d like to just live in a more up-to-date home. But you need to decide who to hire for the work. There are so many contractors to choose, where do you start?

 

I would suggest you that a hard look at a good local general contractor in your area. Why? Well, there are three benefits of hiring a local contractor.

 

 

1.One-On-One Interaction – Small, local construction companies are easier to reach, easier to make changes, easier to ask questions. Many general contractors actually work on-site with the crew. They are always there, seeing what is going on at you property. The larger companies have layers of authority. Questions, changes, concerns take time and may get lost in the chain of communication.

 

2. Cost-Effective - General Contractors who live close, and work close spend less time traveling. They can also quickly meet with you at supply houses to pick out the finish products. This will save you money. Doing this with a larger company will take more time and cost more money.

 

3.Credible Referrals – Good contractors, who work in their local area, have to maintain a good referral list. A bad reputation in your home town is contracting suicide, word travels fast when bad work is done. Being local, you can actually look at the work and talk to the owners where the contractor has done projects in the past.

 

 

Having said this, you still need to do your homework, get references, check current licensing with the State, verify up-to-date insurance, check past jobs, all which still needs to be done.

 

Even that will be easier at the local level.

 

 

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Debbie Gartner
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Yes, I believe in going local whenever possible.  That will also help the local economy to help everyone local.  Yes, always check references. Very important.

Sep 26, 2011 04:52 AM #1
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Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
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True Debbie. It is good to keep the money in our local economy.

Sep 26, 2011 05:19 AM #2
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Roger D. Mucci
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Excellent points Tom.  I met a local contractor through the BNI group I was in for a while.  He's excellent, trustworthy, dependable...............what more can I say.

Sep 26, 2011 06:01 AM #3
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Anne M. Costello
Weidel Realtors - Yardley, PA

Local works for the homeowner and also keeps the money local in the economy. It's a win - win! Quality work for the contractor with his reputation on the line and "stimulus" dollars for the area.

Sep 26, 2011 06:14 AM #4
Rainmaker
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Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
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Can't say much more Roger, glad to hear that hiring local worked for you too.

Plus a satisfied homeowner, willing to referral the contractor to the next owner. Thanks Anne.

Sep 26, 2011 09:30 AM #5
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Joe Petrowsky
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Knowing the good from bad local contrators is key. I have a number of contractor referral partners. They always make me look good. I look forward to be able to refer te, as the job is done right the first time. Great post!

Sep 26, 2011 10:09 AM #6
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Kristine Ginsberg
Morris County, NJ: Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC - Morris Plains, NJ
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Tom - the only problem with your words of wisdom, which I wholeheartedly agree with, is that you don't live in my area!

Sep 26, 2011 10:11 AM #7
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Richard Yates
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Broker and Realtor Orange County, California

Tom, As a Real Estate Agent, having a local contractor that we can trust can make our job much easier.  Almost every transaction will identify something the requires attention, which can often be handled by saying, "I've got a guy for that".  I have a swimming pool contractor that doesn't even use business cards, he is constantly gaining new business strictly from referrals.  Thanks for pointing out some good benefits of using a local contractor, and best wishes always.

Sep 26, 2011 10:35 AM #8
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Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
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I think it is an advantage working local to find good services. A solid referral is always a good feeling too!
Sep 26, 2011 01:57 PM #9
Rainmaker
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Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
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Wow! Thanks Kristine, I wanna be on your refferral team. That's it.... I'm moving to Morris County! :)
Sep 26, 2011 02:00 PM #10
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Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
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Thanks for verbalizing how a local contractor can help with the transaction Richard. Too often the contractor is looked upon as the bad guy. We are here to remedy the situation.
Sep 26, 2011 02:05 PM #11
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Doug Bullwinkel
Vitek Mortgage Group - Roseville, CA
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I always try to deal locally whenever possible.  It's a two way street and we all have to support each other today so everyone can survive this crazy economy.  Thanks for the reminder.

Sep 26, 2011 08:09 PM #12
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Diane M. Phillips
Frankly Real Estate Inc. - Manchester, MD
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Tom ~ You are exactly right. I need a trusted contractor I can trust and rely on here at home, still searching.

Sep 27, 2011 02:12 PM #13
Rainmaker
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Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366 - Placerville, CA
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Thanks for the local comment Doug.

Good luck in your search Diane, I'm sure you will find one.

Sep 28, 2011 01:59 AM #14
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