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Friday, September 1, 2023   /   by Richard Eimers

A New Study Shows One in Ten Owners has been Scammed By a Contractor

Amidst the growing demand for home improvement projects, such as kitchen and bath remodels, and outdoor renovations, it has become increasingly important to be vigilant against contractor scams. Recent reports indicate that 1 in 10 Americans have fallen victim to these deceptive schemes, resulting in significant financial losses averaging around $2,426 per case.

To protect yourself from contractor scams, Richard Eimers from Beach Road Realty, serving the Destin, 30a, and Inlet Beach areas, advises following these comprehensive tips provided by a Nationwide Provider:

Verify contractor's license and insurance: Before hiring any contractor, always request proof of their license and insurance. A licensed and bonded contractor offers homeowners an added layer of financial security and reassurance, knowing that they are working with a legitimate and qualified professional.

Get everything in writing and review the contract carefully: Verbal agreements are risky and prone to misp ...

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