If you own rental properties in Salinas or Monterey County, one important thing that you should realize is that those rental properties will require work at some point.

Instead of waiting until the last minute to hire a contractor, you should search for a contractor right now that you can get to know and add to your database of trusted local professionals that you can contact at a moment’s notice.

How To Choose A Contractor That You Can Trust

Step 1 – Search Online – In 2019, just about every contractor in the Salinas area has their own website or social media profiles that they’re using to market their businesses online. This is why you should spend at least 30 minutes searching for a contractor online. Keep in mind though that not all contractors are created equal and that even though their website looks great, feedback from their clients is what really matters. You should also take the time to read through comments from their current or previous clients just to confirm that they are the experienced contractor that they claim to be.

Step 2 – Ask Your Personal Contacts For Referrals – Another handy thing that you could do during the process of searching for a contractor is to ask your personal contacts for referrals. This means speaking with your friends, family members, or business associates, and ask him for referrals for contractors that they may be currently using or have used in the past.

Step 3 – Go To Your Local Home Improvement Store – Last of all, but most important, since just about every contractor in the Salinas area has to use a home improvement store like Home Depot or Lowe’s sooner rather than later, you should take the time to visit a home improvement store in your area and ask them if they can refer you to a contractor in the area that they trust.

Besides visiting your local home improvement store during any day of the week, if you feel adventurous you should try visiting that store at 6:00 in the morning, or before you head off to work, because contractors who are standing in line early in the morning or often are picking up supplies before heading off to the job site and they can generally be counted on to be the most reliable and trustworthy contractors in the area.

Contact 36 North Property Management

For more tips on how to find a great contractor, or to speak with us about our Property Management Services, contact us today by calling (831) 484-4604 or click here to connect with us online.