Today I’m going to be sharing with you the steps you need to take to hire the perfect contractor. Please be advised that any desire you may have to create an impulse buying decision should be null and void.
Also be aware that after your job is finished it is finished. I see people so often make the mistake of thinking that the same contractor that finished the job the first time should come back and fix whatever problems may arise after their completed work. Ladies and gentlemen, if the job is finished considered it finished or be willing to pay again for a second job.
Now, I do mention those things because they have happened to me before, and they are extremely frustrating to deal. Furthermore, impulse buying decisions, as I mentioned above, can be the killer in your job because you don’t know who you’re dealing.
Now, if you’re going to hire someone I recommended that you ask these pertinent questions:
1) Will you be doing the work on a site or someone else?
2) If someone else may I speak to them?
3) Do you have testimonials from past clients?
4) If you don’t have testimonials from past clients what sort of guarantee can you offer me?
5) Lastly, what is your plan to do the work and what can I reasonably expect from this job?
If you ask these questions, you’ll know far more about the operations of this business, and the work you can expect to pay. The rest lies all into the details of a certified contract that is either written down or verbally made.
Please remember, nothing is set in stone unless something is signed on the line that is dotted, but all in all you should expect a good and harmonious relationship with the person that you hire.
Now that you have these questions in mind I also want you to think about how to hire the right contractor, or even how to select the right candidates for your job. The number one thing to do is look at the real Google search engines. The reason I use Google is because they have map listings. Finding high quality power washers like VT Mobile Pressure Wash in Houston, Texas becomes as simple as 1, 2, 3.
What’s super important about their map listings is the fact that Right out of the gate you can determine the distance of the business. You can also immediately find out what their ratings are based on a five-star scale and check out client testimonials from their Google + page. Should the contractor you’re considering have more testimonials and reviews, be sure to check him/her out. Like, Andrew Thompson out in Humble, Texas doing power washing services.
Lots of reviews and testimonials are a good sign of many years of experience and very honest reviews mixed in. Why would anyone go through the trouble of asking five questions?
To verify the truthfulness of their results by the look in their eyes. If they’re shifty, you already know what that could mean, if they’re fearless and honest it will show in their character. I want you to take the challenge. If you live out in Sugar Land, Texas and need pressure washing done contact Andrew Thompson and ask him about what he does. Meet him face to face and verify for yourself what a highly ethical person would say.
These are just some things to look out for in your line of the hiring process. In our next series, I’ll cover the mechanics and strategies of some of the best power washing business I’ve ever seen.