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Tip# 1 of 4 on how to find the right contractor.


Narrow down your search by what type of work needs to get done


When narrowing down your search for a contractor, it is important to first figure out what type of work needs to be done.


This can be anything from home renovations to building a new deck.


Once you have a good idea of the scope of the project that will yield you the highest return, you can start looking for contractors who have experience in that area.


You can also ask your friends, family, neighbours & Realtor for referrals.


Stay tuned for my next 3 tips to help you find the right contractor! 


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Introduction

Contractors are in high demand these days, but finding the right one can be difficult. With so many contractors out there, it is important to set up an interview process beforehand to find the best contractor for you.

There are four steps that you should take:

1) Narrow down your search by what type of work needs to get done

2) Get referrals from friends and family

3) Read reviews online

4) Set up interviews with three contractors for each service

This process will help ensure that you end up with a contractor who is skilled in your area of need and one that you are comfortable working with.

Narrow down your search by what type of work needs to get done

When narrowing down your search for a contractor, it is important to first figure out what type of work needs to be done. This can be anything from home renovations to building a new deck. Once you have a good idea of the scope of the project, you can start looking for contractors who have experience in that area. You can also ask your friends, family, and neighbors for referrals. 

Get referrals from friends and family

The internet is full of different contractors and not all contractors are created equal. It is important to make sure you are getting a contractor that has the knowledge, expertise, and skills to get the job done right.

If you know anyone who has recently used a contractor, they can provide you with lots of information. Ask them about their experience; what company did they use? Did the company meet time commitments and communicate well throughout the project? Was there follow-up after completion? What was their overall impression of the work performed? These questions will help you determine which contractors to look at first.

One of the best ways to find a great contractor is to get recommendations from people you trust. This could be your family and friends, or even people you know through work or social circles. If someone has had a good experience with a contractor, they will likely be happy to refer them to you.

Read reviews online

One way to avoid wasting time interviewing contractors is by reading reviews online. If you spend ten minutes researching one company, those ten minutes will save hours in the long run as you will interview fewer contractors than you would have otherwise. You can search using keywords such as Fort St John home renovation contractors or Fort St John deck building, depending on what the project actually entails.

Set up interviews with three contractors for each service

When looking for a contractor, it is important to set up interviews with three different contractors. This will give you a sense of what each contractor is like and what they can offer you. It is also important to ask the same questions to all three contractors in order to get a fair comparison.

Conclusion

In Fort St John, finding the right contractor can be a challenge. However, if you follow these four steps and take your time to find the perfect one for you then it will become much easier: 

1) Narrow down what type of work needs to get done 

2) Get referrals from friends and family 

3) Read reviews 

4) Set up interviews with three contractors for each service. These four steps will help ensure that you end up with a skilled contractor who is knowledgeable in your area of need and someone whom you are comfortable working with.

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I have sold a property at 10409 109 ST in Fort St. John.
This move in ready home with garage is less than 10 years old & has been meticulously maintained. Located in Sunset Ridge on a cul-de-sac with easy access to city walking paths & Ma Murray Elementary. Open concept main floor with a large kitchen island overlooking living room & stunning gas fireplace to curl up around on chilly winter nights. Impressive master bedroom with vaulted ceiling, walk in closet, beautiful arched window, additional closet and ensuite bath. No lugging the laundry down the stairs with convenient upper level laundry room with newer washer/dryer. Home includes smart upgrades such as wifi thermostat & wifi garage door opener. The drive way has been extended beside the house with gravel for additional parking & backyard access to fully fenced yard with gazebo, & a shed.
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Welcome to 2022!


Let's talk about housing prices in 2021 over the previous year. We saw increases across all dwelling types in Fort St. John by 8.4% over 2020. 


Let me break it down for you!


All dwelling types

⬆️ 8.4% ave sale price $381,000


Single-detached home

⬆️ 6.7% ave sale price $397,000.


Attached dwellings

⬆️ 2.4% ave sale price $279,000


Homes with an acreage

⬆️ 13.3% ave sale price $604,000



Now, these are the early stages of 2022 and it's a great time to list because inventory is currently low, and many pre-approved buyers are ready before the interest rates rise again. 


If you’d like to learn more about how I can help you navigate through this unique market, give me a call at 778-784-7845 or schedule a call here   https://bit.ly/3CLn9g2



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