Newbie advice on finding a good Home Inspector and Contractor

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Besides references. What are some practices/tools you employed as a newbie in RE investing to assist you in finding a good home inspector and contractor for your projects?

Do you use a checklist of must haves like pictures of previous work, specific # of reference checks, particular licenses, etc.

I don't have a checklist. I just use reviews/referrals. Obviously, price is a deciding factor. What kind of work are you having done?

You can find good home inspectors by asking the top real estate agents in your area for recommendations. 

Best way to find contractors is to talk to architects, designers, engineers, realtors and other investors.

Also check MLS for flip properties and new construction specs for sale.

Make sure to get 3 or more current project in process refinances, 3 or more current past clients, visit some job sites in progress to see how they look.

You can tell a lot about a contractor by how clean and organized the site is and the quality of the subs a well. You also want to talk to the subs to make sure they always get paid on time by the builder.

Make sure to get check license status and for complaints with the state and get proof of insurance sent directly by their insurance company to you as named insured.

Thanxxx so much. Nicole-I have to SF that I want to convert to MF. One is already mine the other I’m in the process of purchasing. I found a quality home inspector now for the architect and construction companies. Greg - really great tips. 

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