Having a Home Improvement general contractor’s license gives the contractor a competitive advantage over unlicensed contractors. It shows a legitimate, trustworthy, and professional business on the eyes of the clients, the government, as well as their competitors.
To sell a home at a proper market value a homeowner should only hire a Licensed Home Improvement Contractor for any work done to their home or property.
Home improvements completed by unlicensed contractors are not accepted or validated by most Appraisers, which can significantly hurt your property value or even prevent you from getting the return on your investment.
Licensed contractors are not limited to clients who want to pay little or who may even try to take advantage of the fact that they are hiring someone unlicensed. They have unbounded opportunities to reach a larger pool of clients.