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Avoiding the Home Improvement Scam

Home improvement is very important once you decide to upgrade your home. In finding contractors, there are a few tips to help avoid scams. We have listed the common red flags to be aware of during the home improvement process. A home imrpovement scam can stare you right in the face and you not know the consequences of missing these signs:

1. Contractor References

A contractor must supply references from previous employers before working on your home. The previous employers should give you a vivid idea of the contractor's workmanship. Along with references, a contractor must supply valid paperwork for you to review as well.

2. Physical Address of Business

Do not work with a contractor whom owns a voicemail or Post Office Box. If his business is legit, there will be a physical location to find the contractor if work is not completed.

3. Payment Options/Guarantee

Be cautious of contractors whom ask for complete payment up front. These contractors may take your money without completing home repair services abided in the contract. Instead of full payment, offer to pay a scale as the work is completed on your home.

For instance, a low down payment should be given in the beginning of the project but the contractor can receive the rest as it reaches 40% and beyond.

4. Cancellation Agreement

You have three days to cancel a contractor's offer. If they do not abide by the cancellation, please take a look at our network of reliable contractors waiting to assist you. We understand that time's of the essence and the work is needed now. Why wait any longer to find the perfect match for your home improvement?

At Real-Estate-Yogi, we provide certified contractors to handle home improvement assignments diligently. Our vast network of professionals understand that their reputation, workmanship, and ethics distinguish them from their competition. Unlike other real estate sites, we are sure our referrals will provide outstanding service.


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