Referrals can be a valuable source of information when choosing a contractor for a home improvement or renovation project. Here are several reasons why you should trust referrals when selecting a contractor:

  1. First-hand experience: When you get a referral from someone you know, they have likely worked with the contractor and have first-hand experience with their work. This can give you an idea of the quality of their workmanship, their communication skills, and their overall professionalism. Think of it like an interview, the individual who referred the contactor to you as already vetted them, and if they're referring them, they trust that the contractor will also deliver to their best of their ability on your project.
  2. Trustworthy source: Referrals from friends, family, or colleagues are typically more trustworthy than online reviews or advertisements, as you know the person making the referral and can ask them questions about their experience. Sometimes when scouring the internet, the reviews might not a true testimony to the work performed or the contractor who performed it. By receiving a referral from someone you trust, it's clear that they trusted their contractor enough to refer them to you.
  3. Reduced risk: Choosing a contractor based on a referral reduces the risk of hiring someone who is unreliable, unprofessional, or inexperienced. You can have more confidence that the contractor will deliver quality work and complete the project on time and within budget. The individual who referred them to you can testify to this.
  4. Efficiency: Who doesn't love saving time? Referrals can save you time and effort in the search for a contractor. Instead of spending hours researching potential contractors and trying to determine their reputation and reliability, a referral can help you narrow down your options and make a more informed decision.

Overall, relying on referrals can help you find a reliable contractor and minimize the risks and uncertainties that come with choosing a contractor based on an online search or advertisement. Referrals are the best way to find a contractor as they were given to you by someone you know that can speak to the service and workmanship that contractor delivered. Additionally, when asking for referrals, you might get feedback on a contractor that advises you not to work with them. Both of that type of feedback is great to have when selecting a contractor for your project.