Tip of the Week - November 9, 2015 - Be sure to deal with licensed professionals

Whether it's a contractor you are letting into your home for minor repairs or major remodels or you're doing business with a real estate broker, be sure that individual is licensed by the State of California.  A licensed professional must prove his/her education and experience and submit to a background check, including fingerprinting.  Should something go wrong with transactions or services, consumers have better recourse if they've dealt with a professional licensed by the state.

Video tip from Wayne Bell, California Bureau of Real Estate Commissioner