Are you making a common mistake that could cost you your home when hiring home improvement contractors? Nearly every homeowner will eventually need to engage home improvement contractors for new projects or repairs to their home.

Unfortunately, many homeowners are unsure how to find the best contractors, negotiate and contract for the work. As a result, they tend to follow whatever commercial recommendations are offered by the contractor. Homeowners often sign completely unfair contracts, simply on the recommendation of someone they’ve just met who has a financial conflict of interest.

Concise easy-to-read homeowner’s guide to finding, selecting, negotiating and contracting with the best home improvement contractors. Details risk areas of contracting and how to best manage them. Covers topics of background research, request for proposal, contractor selection, negotiation, contract and risk management. Written by a homeowner, for homeowners.