10 tips for motivating a home contractor

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You bought the house you’ve always wanted and hired a contractor to do some remodeling. Things go well during the contractor’s first week on the job.

Then, he starts showing up late or not at all, tuning you out and cutting a few corners. You’ve already forked over a pile of money.

If you want to salvage the relationship and the money you’ve spent, there are positive steps you can take.

Here are 10 strategies that building professionals, designers and remodelers use to motivate a difficult contractor.

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