With so many people doing home improvements, contractors are busier than ever.

It could be months before they can take on your project, then comes a knock on your door offering to take the job on the spot.

It may seem like a bygone era, but door-to-door salespeople are around, and there are some red flags to watch out for if one shows up at on your doorstep.

A common tactic is to say they’re a contractor with extra supplies and can offer you a really good deal. It could be on building supplies, painting, driveway paving, roofing or pest control, among other things.

They often say they’re only in your neighborhood for the day and if you call the company for an estimate and contract, it will cost you a lot more.

Doing business this way is usually not a good idea, said Bryan Oglesby of the Better Business Bureau.

“Never feel pressure to let them in your…

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