How do you choose a contractor?
I am a single, 25 year old first time home buyer who has recently purchased a 115 year old home. I don't really have anyone around to help me when I meet with contractors (or recommend one), so any advice people have about how I should select one would be greatly appreciated.
One issue that really perplexes me is the "quote" business. Sometimes contractors will issue a quote on the spot, while another contractor, quoting the same job, will take up to a week or longer to issue a quote. What is that all about? I'm naturally more reluctant to work with someone who takes that long to give me a quote because I expect they're "up to something" if they need that much time to come up with a figure. Is that wrong? Please help...
Last edited by jmoniz06; 10-25-2009 at 07:58 PM.