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My history with contractors in my new home has been anything but stellar. That said, there are exceptions and one of those is the guy I hired to install gutter guards last fall will be back to install a new gutter where the insect people bent it. It is better this time, because I know the work ethic and skill level of the man. No worries, just confidence. I'm hoping the major work next week goes as well.

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Ted Glover
Alderman Classic Realty, LLC - Moultrie, GA
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Good morning Sheila, glad it worked out for you. There are some good ones out there.

Sep 26, 2014 11:55 PM #1
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Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia

Good morning Sheila, it can be very frustrating working with contractors. I'm glad you found a good one!

Sep 27, 2014 01:10 AM #2
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Fred Griffin, on leave of absence from ActiveRain
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
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     Sheila, "my" carpenter told me the other day that he is retiring.   I could cry!  It is so challenging to find ethical, competent, craftsmen and contractors.   

     Hang on to your Gutter guy!

Sep 27, 2014 01:31 AM #3
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning friends and thank you for stopping by and leaving your comments and offering your support: I really appreciate it. My experience has left everything to be desired, save my electrician and gutter guy. My orginal contractor never finshed a 6-8 week job in a year and then some. I had to get someone to finish and it cost a bundle. My current situation requires more fixes to the original gift that keeps on giving. Major money, but fingers crossed the new, third guy is honorable and hopefully skilled as well. 

Hello Ted. The only thing that worked out is this guy. A small job, relatively speaking, but this guy is responsive. Thank you.

Hi Sybil. One out of five. It is a hard road in a new area, but once I get a good one: he will be mine forever. Thank you.

Hello Fred. I compltely understand. I had that kind of guy in New Jersey. He was mine for 35 years and I sorely miss him now. Thank you.

Sheila

Sep 27, 2014 01:55 AM #4
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Bob Ratliff
Robert Ratliff Realty - San Antonio, TX
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Sheila, having contractors come to ones home is always a little scary but if you know their history and work ethics it usually turns out great. Good Luck.

Sep 27, 2014 03:43 AM #5
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Thank you Bob. I'm only 1 for five and I did due diligence......:( thank you though.    Sheila

Sep 27, 2014 03:46 AM #6
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Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Vision Quest Realty - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Hi Sheila, my sister had a contractor that at first she thought was great...well, she fired him and the new contractor says everything he has done was wrong. She didn't check him out....so now she knows better...live and learn!

Sep 27, 2014 04:47 AM #7
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Hi Rebecca. I did check mine out: license, insurance, state registry, references and more. He was an addict and it got worse and worse. So very sad, but moving forward. Thank you.   Sheila

Sep 27, 2014 04:53 AM #8
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Bob Crane
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I am glad that you found a good contractor, they are hard to find sometimes.

So I am guessing that the insect person will not be invited back.

Sep 27, 2014 05:28 AM #9
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Hello Bob. It's a whole lot more than the inspector. He was fine. TY   Sheila

Sep 27, 2014 05:33 AM #10
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I am hoping next week goes as well also.  I know you've had way too many unexpected issues after the move, it's time for the tide to turn.

Sep 27, 2014 05:56 AM #11
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Thank you very much Tammy. I really appreciate that. I like the new picture.

Sheila

Sep 27, 2014 05:58 AM #12
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good afternoon Sheila,

Glad the gutter guy came and repaired your gutter..now let's hope next week goes smoothly. You have definitely had your share of bad luck with contractors!!

Sep 27, 2014 07:01 AM #13
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Hello Dorie. The gutter guy will do his work on Monday or Tuesday once the bug people close the house and remove the extruders and close those areas. I figured I don't want a new gutter only to have the bug people bend another. The main work starts Wednesday, but the forecast is rain. Say a prayer for me. Thanks. Sheila

Sep 27, 2014 07:26 AM #14
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Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366 - Placerville, CA
General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage

It sounds like you have done your homework again this time Sheila, I hope that things go well next week.

Sep 27, 2014 11:11 AM #15
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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Choosing the right people to do work these days seems more an activity of chance.  Good luck it getting the work performed to your satisfaction this time.

Sep 28, 2014 06:34 AM #16
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Thanks Myrl. My fingers toes and eyes are all crossed.    Sheila

I'm really scared Tom but hopeful. TY.

Sheila

Sep 28, 2014 06:37 AM #17
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Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
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Moving to a new area would be difficult if you don't know anyone who has recommendations for contractors and other service providers.  Glad you found a good one.

Sep 28, 2014 06:53 AM #18
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Hi Chris Ann. I hope so, TY.   Sheila

Sep 28, 2014 06:57 AM #19
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