Advice On How To Cut Ties With A Contractor
If you have ever interviewed potential contractors for a remodel job, you know it can be a tedious process. However, once you have hired a contractor, the contractors who did not get the job, still need to be notified.
Before most homeowners hire a contractor to install siding, or wood floors, many will get a few bids. For contractors who do not make the cut, Angie Hicks, founder of Angie's List, says a homeowner should always follow up with the contractors they do not select.
"It's important for them (contractors) because they've invested time giving you an estimate," Angie Hicks said. "It's important to give them feedback so they can move on to other jobs."
So how should someone politely tell someone that they are not hired?
"The best way to let a contractor know that they didn't get the job is the same way they've been communicating with them through the process," Hicks said.
Hicks says notifying someone through email or on the phone is acceptable.
"Keep in mind if you were in their shoes, this is an opportunity for them to gain some valuable feed back for why they didn't get the job," Hicks said.
If a homeowner chooses to offer feedback, Hicks says keep it constructive and professional.