Catching up on my TiVo I noticed that NYC real estate guru Barbara Corcoran shared her tips this week on hiring a contractor. Among other tips she suggests that a disorganized truck indicates a contractor may make a mess of a job. I am not so sure but will start making note of who rolls by the flip to test this theory.
She makes two very good points about terms and payment — retain one-third of the intended price until the job is totally finished, and discuss up front what change orders will cost. I think we may get burned on the latter there, and I’ll blog about that soon.