Hire a Home Improvement Contractor with Confidence

A guide to surviving a home addition project and a black mold remediation project so you can enjoy your home
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  • Lectures 30
  • Length 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
  • Includes Lifetime access
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    Available on iOS and Android
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About This Course

Published 1/2013 English

Course Description

Course updated: September 2016

Every year homeowner's decide it is more cost-effective to update or add-on to their current home rather than move. They are ready to make their space "fabulous" again. They admit they are not a DIY person and would prefer to hire someone but are not sure how to protect themselves.“I am nervous about hiring a Contractor to do work on my home." Does this sound familiar? You are not alone.

Here is what students are saying about this course:

"I am starting a major home rehab project with a 203k loan, with no previous experience of working with a general contractor. This course was really helpful to me!" Theresa L.

"This course takes me through the whole process-start to finish of home improvement issues--as well as the stress one goes through."- Gary W.


Welcome to: Hire a Home Improvement Contractor with Confidence

Instructor E.B. Joseph is going to show you step by step how hire a Contractor and avoid getting ripped off. She completed a 450sqft Home Addition Project. She covers interview questions, decision making matrix, golden rules, hidden cost and much more. She demonstrates how to utilize the forms provided to stay on track and organize from start to finish. She will even share how she survived a totally unexpected Mold Remediation Project. Her focus is on helping you gain confidence in an unfamiliar situation. She speaks from the homeowner's perspective. This is a major decision with major cost involved. Gain clarity and organization with this class.

Enroll Today! Prepare now for a successful Fall, Spring or Summer project.

What are the requirements?

  • Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Be able to print templates
  • Adobe Reader and Flash Player
  • Use internet browser: Goggle Chrome or Mozilla FireFox

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Upon completion of this course you will learn:
  • How to sound competent
  • How to avoid getting ripped off
  • Lessons from Mold Remediation Project
  • Lessons from Home Addition Project

Who is the target audience?

  • If you are a homeowner
  • If you have projects that NEED to be completed
  • If you have projects that you WANT to be completed
  • If you are not a DIY person and you would prefer to hire someone
  • If you are a DIY but do not have the time
  • If you have limited to no experience in this area

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Welcome Orientation
Cost of My Project (FAQs)
When is a building permit required (FAQ)
Section 2: Planning Phase
Udemy Student Platform
Homeowner's Maintenance Checklist
This is an exciting time.
Keep the excitement going but also stay grounded.
Danger, Danger
Build your understanding
Build your comprehension
Section 3: Initial Contact
Let them know you have done your homework.
Let them know you have done your homework.
Checking their ability level.
Checking their ability level.
Putting all information together
Putting all information together
Section 4: Build a Relationship
Learn the tool which says, "I stand up for myself".
Remember if you learn nothing else.
More than one approach. 
Section 5: Money, Money, Money
Track your money.
Don't get blindsided
Section 6: Regroup
Unfortunate events sometimes happen.
6 pages
Don't let it consume you.
Section 7: Mold Remediation Project
Mold Photos
Dust or Mold?
My Story I
My Story II
Mold Remediation -DIY
Section 8: Closing
2 pages
From my project.

Thank for completing the class. If you need to print a certificate, go back to the top above section 1 and look for "24 out of 24 completed". Next click on the small trophy. The system will take a few minutes to generate the certificate. Click it a second time then save as pdf to your desktop.

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Instructor Biography

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Are you a working adult who would like to go but back to college, but you need to brush up on your writing skills?

Do you own an older home and would like to remodel but are afraid of being ripped off by the Contractor?

Are you at stay-at-home-mom (SAHM) thinking about homeschooling your child?

Are you tired of being broke and would like to change your relationship with your money?

Do you have a challenging child and your patience is wearing thin and you need some new ideas?

These are all personal goals that I can help you accomplish. You can take action TODAY to change your tomorrow.

Q: Why are over 1000 Students enrolled in my Udemy Courses?

A:  They provide proven plans that work!

Here is a little bit about Me...

I am Ericka Bellamy Joseph (E.B. Joseph). I am a retired U.S. Marine of over 20 years. I have been Debt Free (8+), a Homeowner (16+) and a Homeschool Mom (4). I am the owner/CEO of Plan2Win Solutions, LLC. What I do best is consolidate information into simple to follow formats. When I retired from the military, I had two dreams-homeschool my child and work for myself. It started with writing the books that were floating in my brain and now it has blossomed into much more.

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