Tips For Finding The Right General Contractor To Renovate Your Home!

Real estate brokers often bring clients to a home in need of significant work and try to help them visualize a finished product after renovation!

But, typically there will be a huge leap and a great deal of work between imagining what a home will look like and then seeing the project through to its eventual end.

This process of creating a dream home will usually go in one of two directions and much of that will depend on the general contractor that is chosen and how they were vetted by the homeowner prior to signing on the dotted line.

The importance of the General Contractor cannot be overstated because it is ultimately the GC’s job to get the work done on time, within budget and according to specifications.

And, like in any profession, there are good ones, average ones and bad ones!

At this point let me loosely (very loosely) try and compare the lyrics of a Tina Turner song to some of the horror stories you may hear about home renovations leading into some of the steps to take in order to have a smooth process:

You see we never ever do nothing
Nice, easy
We always do it nice and rough (Proud Mary)

Tips For Choosing The Right General Contractor

These tips are provided courtesy of RLSMedia in an article written by Greg Johnson of Contractor Connection.


Michael Haltman, President of Hallmark Abstract Service, New York.

HAS is a provider of title insurance in New York State for residential and commercial real estate transactions.

And, for anyone either buying a property or refinancing, remember that although your attorney will likely recommend a title insurance provider you always have the right to choose your own (click here to learn more)!

If you have any questions you can reach Michael by email at

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