Home shows provide great opportunities for people to shop and gather ideas, but it is important to go into a home show with a plan in mind.
“Your home is likely going to be your most expensive investment, so before starting a home improvement project, educate yourself about the process and hire someone you can trust,” says Warren King, president of the Better Business Bureau. “While there are many trustworthy and reliable contractors, there are also those that charge too much and do too little or nothing at all.”
Before walking through the doors of a home show, BBB offers some simple planning advice:
Remember, do not feel pressured to buy expensive items or services right away, as returns and refunds can be challenging. Save receipts and other purchase paperwork. Review the FTC's Cooling-Off Rule to see which purchases may be protected.
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