Here’s how to choose a contractor for your project

When looking for a contractor, make sure they have all these qualities plus a home building software like Buildertrend.

Chelsea Cole / Buildertrend

So, you’re building a home or doing some remodeling, but you’re not sure how to choose a contractor or what qualities to look for. We can help!

Here at Buildertrend, we know what it takes to keep construction projects on track. We also know that in order to keep projects moving, contractors should have a home building software like ours. Hiring a contractor who pairs our Messages feature with these key qualities will ensure your new home build or renovation project is stress free.

  1. Transparency

Transparency is an essential component when deciding how to choose a contractor and forms the foundation of your professional relationship. Buildertrend’s communication features are must-haves when it comes to managing successful construction projects. Contractors who use Buildertrend can keep your home build or renovation on track with constant updates using the in-platform communication tools such as Messages.

Buildertrend’s Messages feature is similar to email. However, instead of having to scroll through an endless inbox, you can quickly and easily find all your communication in one place. This ensures organization and documentation for future reference or any unforeseen circumstances.

  1. Professionalism

A delayed construction timeline is irritating for you as the homeowner and is definitely something your contractor should avoid. If they’re missing deadlines and being unclear about the completion date for your new house or project, your contractor’s causing unnecessary stress and conflict.

Part of being a professional contractor is being able to finish jobs on time, and contractors who use Buildertrend can keep timelines on track with constant updates using Messages. In addition to the other internal communication tools offered by Buildertrend, Messages allows contractors to send updates or answer your questions in a quick and professional manner.

  1. Collaboration

Clear, effective communication methods are essential for collaboration. Conflicts often arise when there are breakdowns between you and your contractor regarding simple change orders or an increase in price for building materials. Keeping everyone on the same page will keep your home build or remodel running smoothly and reduce the amount of friction.

When determining how to choose a contractor, remember that a contractor who uses Buildertrend’s Messages feature will stay more connected to you. Throughout the job, your contractor or builder will oftentimes need to collaborate with you on decisions regarding your product selections, change orders and other finishes. You can log in at any time to read or send Messages to your contractor regarding things like selection choices, schedule changes and payments.

  1. Receptive

As the homeowner, you’re excited about your project, and you want to be involved in the process. And with Buildertrend, you can be! Staying connected with your contractor is crucial to your project’s success, and it’s a great way to ensure you have input on your new home build or remodel.

With Buildertrend’s Messages feature your contractor can keep you updated on product selections, change orders and other important finishes. Staying involved throughout your project shows your contractor that you’re engaged and ready to sign off on final decisions. It will also help to maintain trust and foster a great professional relationship.

  1. Responsive

We don’t have to tell you that having an unresponsive contractor or project manager is the worst. Receiving little to no updates about your new home or project is not only frustrating, but it leads to wrong appliance selection, paint colors and other design mistakes. Luckily, with the use of home building software, the days of infrequent updates or only seeing the finished job are over.

Buildertrend gives you and your contractor access to the mobile app. This allows both parties to check and send Messages from anywhere at any time, increasing responsiveness and timely communication.


Choose a contractor who uses Buildertrend

Knowing how to choose a contractor for your home build or remodel should be easier if you know they use Buildertrend. By picking a Buildertrend contractor, you’ll never miss a detail because all communication is in one place, and you can log in at any time to view and send messages.

Your home is a huge investment. Be involved every step of the way.

About the Author

Chelsea Cole
Chelsea Cole

Chelsea Cole is a content marketing specialist at Buildertrend

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