Give The Contractor A Break, He Is Busy Too!

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Give The Contractor A Break, He Is Busy Too!


There has been a flood of activity the last week in Sacramento. I don’t know if other contractor have experienced it or not but things are really overwhelming. The bulk of the calls that I have gotten are from the internet and I assume much of it has to do with blogging about construction, dry rot, and repair.


contractor in SacramentoI realize that once a property owner has made a commitment to do something, they want to get things rolling right away. The caller wants me to come see the problem right away, they need an estimate, and when can we get started? All very important things that need to be done but if the contractor is already busy – this can be a bit of a task. Give him a break, he may be busy.


I do try to get to everyone when I can but there are only so many hours in the day. Some jobs I just have to turn down, some will take a while to get to, and others can be squeezed in the same day. There are many factors that go into doing repair work in Sacramento. If the contractor has a lot going on, maybe it is because he is in demand.


If your project is something that you have waited to get started, be patient with the time that is needed to get the work done. Your delay in getting started should not be passed on to the contractor, give him some time. If you cannot wait for this dry rot repair contractor, or feel that it can be done by another one – call someone else. I’m sure that the busy contractor will understand your need to get things done right away and will not be hurt by you call someone else for the job.


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Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

Tom, I needed some concrete work done at the house where I rent and manage for a friend.  The contractor I chose to do the work was on vacation for two weeks and was one month out as far as scheduling me.  I waited and got the best job from the best contractor.  It was well worth the wait, which I'm sure you are too.

Aug 01, 2013 10:23 PM #1
Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Tom,

I get this too. I got a call yesterday from a very good Realtor. She wanted to set up an appointment for a home inspection, BUT I had one at that time already. She will have to call back the sellers and re schedule the appointment. Don't wait till the last minute to get things done.

Try and give us a few days to get everything in order.

Have a good day in the Sacramento area.

Best, Clint McKie

Aug 02, 2013 01:46 AM #2
Toni Weidman
Sailwinds Realty - Trinity, FL
20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL

This happens in real estate too, Tom. People are in a big rush to know what their home is worth, they are going to put it on the market right away, and 6 months later they finally say "We're ready, come and list the home"

Aug 02, 2013 05:10 AM #3
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%
RE/MAX Gold - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

Sounds like you have to expand your work crew, Tom. You should not be sending people to the competition. Maybe it's different for Sacramento contractors than for Sacramento real estate agents, but I am never too busy to help anybody. Unless I just plain don't like them, LOL. But last year I closed an escrow every 3 days. I might not meet with a client today but I will see them tomorrow.

Aug 02, 2013 09:56 AM #4
Mike Young, covering the USA - Las Vegas, NV
FHA 203k Consultant 916-758-1809

nice visualization of the mag cover... I was making an inspection the other day and the phone rang while I was talking with the client, we wrapped it up and a about ten minutes went by when I called the number back, the guy said "I was looking for a 203k consultant but I found one" then hung up. We are not commodities, I had to laugh that some of the clients look at us all as if we are exactly the same. Tom, I am absolutely positive that you are not in that "commodities" category and if they missed you, they should have waited. If you get contractor or a consultant that is answering their phone maybe they don't have any work... mmm 

I have found that "busy people get things done" and many times in a more efficient manner.

Aug 02, 2013 10:16 AM #5
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