View Full Version : BBB Suggestions could help you in your marketing

08-08-2006, 02:27 PM
Here are some tips from the BBB for homeowners looking to hire a contractor. You could also use these tips in your marketing material to show how you are better than the fly by night operators.

BBB Tips for Avoiding Crooked Contractors (http://www.wtoctv.com/Global/story.asp?S=5251343) - Quote[/b] ]The BBB offers these tips for protecting against home repair scams:

*First, get estimates from at least three companies.

*Make sure the contractor has a history of doing work in the community.

*Once you pick a contractor, get the agreement in writing.

*Make sure they give you legitimate phone numbers and an address.

And here is the most important tip: do not pay the full amount up front in any form. Howard recommends setting up a "pay as you" go checklist, paying as phases of work are completed, instead of before any work is complete.