Is it just as hard in your area to find a responsive Contractor as it is here in the Los Angeles area?
Contractors: aka Home Professionals the good and the bad, I am sure many home owners have faced this dilemma and were quite frustrated with the process and the results.
Just to give you an idea, Diane and I have been discussing, that we want to remodel our small bathroom, aka the guest bathroom, aka my bathroom. This discussion has been going on close to a year now.
Ironically about four months ago we were ready to start the project. Hence with that said, we reached out to one of our neighbors, who is about six houses away from us. Not wanting to bore you with the details, but one site visit and about a month of hit or miss communication later, he let us know that he is spending most of the summer with his daughter and would not be able to do the job.
The second contractor was a referral from another neighbor who did a similar project and liked the contractor. One site visit and a mediocre to lousy proposal and limited communication later we are still negotiating with him to come back and give a more “precise proposal”.
In the mean time, I reached out to my network and we are now having the third contractor who looked at our small bathroom. He came out Sunday evening and said it is not going to be an easy job and will be labor intensive of what we want. He was also upfront that the proposal will not be ready until the end of the week.
Diane also reached out to another neighbor, who is going through the same challenges of selecting a contractor to redo their small bathroom. She also indicated the challenge is similar, but she is a bit ahead of us and met with four contractors and they are near the point where there might be a meeting of the minds.
Not wanting to digress, my question to the community is, is this just a Los Angeles problem? Trying to find honest, reputable and responsive contractors who give you a relatively reasonable response? From the initial contact point to checking out the job and give you a proposal that is professional and not grammar school level or what I call a SWAG method, instead broken down to Labor Costs, time to do the Job, leaving room for error a plus and minus factor?
Now, I would love to know if they are all this way when it comes to giving a proposals, then my next question is: what will they be like in doing the job? How do you control the time delays and the cost over runs? I have some ideas but would be interested in your thoughts.
Clearly if this is how non-responsive I would be with my buyers and sellers, I would not be in business for very long. How do these guys get away with it? How do they stay in business? I am just curious because clearly, I am in the wrong business, trying to give my money away to a reputable contractor to do a reputable job, is that asking too much?
If I would be this unresponsive I would long have been eliminated from the Real Estate Profession.
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