Don't Sweat It... Hire It!: An A to Z Guide to Finding, Hiring and Managing Home Improvement Pros

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Creative Pub. International, 2007 - House & Home - 214 pages
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A handy guide to hiring handymen

Don't Sweat It-Hire It! Is a fun, easy-to understand guide to hiring professionals to do your home repairs and improvements. It caters to the BIY (buy-it-yourself) consumer, who prefers to hire work done rather than do their own home projects-the fastest growing trend in home improvement. All types of residential maintenance and improvement specialists are included in this book, ranging from the neighborhood lawn care person to construction general contractors specializing in major remodeling and renovation. Readers will learn how to find good, dependable resources, how to check references and work histories, how to negotiate fees and contracts, how to communicate with professionals and supervise their work, and what to do when things don't go exactly as expected.

The book includes sample contracts and schedules that readers can use to create contractual agreements, and an extensive list of resources to help consumers find and manage good home repair and improvement specialists.

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About the author (2007)

Phil Schmidt has written several successful home improvement DIY books, including Decorating with Architectural Details, Sheds, Gazebos &Outbuildings, and Finishing Basements & Attics. He lives in Golden, CO

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