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Buying Real Estate

Choosing a Building/ Contracting Professional

It can be very difficult to find the right Professional for the job.

It is important to know when the job is beyond your level of expertises. This is when it would be to your advantage to hire a professional.

Some things to look for when hiring a Contractor/ Builder:

  • References: Always ask for names and phone numbers of some of their past clients, talk to those you know, who have dealt with them in the past. Ask to see photos of the work done. Or ask to see the project.
  • Timing: What is their timing like, can they achieve the job in a timely manner, keep in mind that most jobs take longer than expected. Especially if any changes are made.
  • Credentials: Do they have the knowledge, ability, resources and man power to complete the job.
  • Cooperation: Are they adaptable to meet your needs, are they willing to change minor details. There will be a fee to do this so remember this when designing your project.
  • Most Important: Do you have a good feeling of trust with this contractor?

Following are some benefit to hiring the right trade:

  • Cost: In the long run it can cost you significantly less.
  • Time: It will take less time for the contractor to do the job vs. doing it yourself thus allowing you to enjoy the benefits sooner.
  • Expertise: The contractor is the expert and knows his business and will be able to do the job with fewer difficulties and be able to deal with complications easier.
  • Connections: The contractor will have the leads for you to hire the right sub trades and find special order items. He will also know the right place to turn to to get the right permits to allow you to start the job, such as the NEC, NVCA or GSCA, as well as the building permits.
  • Scheduling: The contractor will schedule all the trades as they are needed, this can be a difficult and timely task.

This list is just a few things to think about, there are many items and responsibilities to deal with. If you have any questions please feel free to e-mail me and I will point you in the right direction to get the job done.

Thank you very much for taking the time to read this and best of luck in your future plans.

 

 


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