Somethings There Is A Tradeoff!

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Somethings There Is A Tradeoff!


When working in an apartment community there are times when you have to work around the schedules of others. With this comes a trade off by all those involved. If all parties work together and are willing to make some sacrifices, work can get done.

We are doing some stabilization work to the framing of the floor and ceiling of a unit, there seems to be a lot of movment that the resident noticed. To do this project, we have to get inside his unit and get access to the problem areas. However, he has limited us to a small window of time – 3 hours a day, 3 days a week.

Now this is not a lot of time we we have to set up and clean up in our usual fashion. The resident has allowed us to cut some corners on our end to allow more working time to do the repairs. We can see one example in the photo. Rather than patch the hole in the ceiling each day with drywall, we are covering the opening with plastic. This is quicker to remove and replace.

This may not be the best way to schedule a job but the resident is a long term resident, one that the manager want to have sty around. We told her that we would do what we can to make things work out for all involved.




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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Tom, You are right, if everyone gives a little the job will get done faster.  Have a great one.

Apr 14, 2015 11:53 PM #1
Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert
Zion Realty - Gilbert, AZ
Broker/Owner of Zion Realty

Good morning Tom. Not the most optimal of all schedules to complete a repair but I know you'll get it done!

Apr 15, 2015 12:56 AM #2
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning Tom,

Just like bending in the wind! Something we all become accustomed to eventually.

Make yourself a great day.

Apr 15, 2015 01:11 AM #3
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Tom you make do with what you  have, but the schedule of this job seems to be making things more difficult than they need to be.

Apr 15, 2015 04:06 AM #4
Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

Gad, I would go stay somewhere for a couple of days just to get the work done and get it over with. But that is a good solution for what you are facing. But that sounds like a lot of travel time plus setting up every time. Hope you get paid for the trouble.

Apr 15, 2015 04:18 PM #5
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Realty ONE Group - Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas Henderson Homes for Sale

Hello Tom ... I agree with you my friend ;o)

Apr 16, 2015 10:28 AM #6
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