Working in the home improvement industry means being reliable and trustworthy. Building a good reputation is how you find more work, and keep clients coming back. Unfortunately, not everybody in the industry is as honest as our eLocal experts, and there are many professionals who cut corners or deliver sub-par work. Spotting these less than scrupulous professionals before working with them is a not only helpful, but necessary skill to have.
Why We’re Asking
The experts here on the eLocal Home Expert Network take their work, and client satisfaction, very seriously, and always try to deliver the best results possible. Part of knowing how to deliver excellent work is knowing how to spot when somebody’s work ethics aren’t up to par, especially when navigating professional relationships. We want to know what the red flags are for unprofessional behavior, and how homeowners can spot a professional who won’t do good work.
So tell us, experts:
What are red flags for a home improvement professional?
How can a homeowner spot an unprofessional business during the initial conversation?
What are your red flags when evaluating potential employees?
How about for potential business partners?
Like any industry, there are home improvement professionals who don’t take their work seriously, and think nothing of delivering sub-par projects. Knowing how to spot an unprofessional worker before hiring them can help both homeowners and industry professionals keep work standards high.
Experts, post your answers in the comment field below!