Examining the House and Homeowners-Construction Estimates

What’s the first thing that a building contractor looks at, when giving an estimate? Right when I step out of my truck, I look at what kind of cars are parked in the driveway and whether the home is maintained or not. If the home is in primo shape, it tells me that these homeowners could be meticulous and this usually means more work for a building contractor.

If the home innocent in that good of shape or moderately maintained, it tells me that the homeowners might not be overly fussy and could be easier to deal with. In other words, meticulous people are usually hard to deal with.

What’s the second thing that a building contractor looks at when giving an estimate? The next thing that I am going to look at is the inside of the house and what kind of personality the homeowners have. If the outside of the house is in great shape, there’s a good chance that the inside of the house is going to be in even better shape.

I really examine the homeowners carefully. I have only been fooled twice by someone’s misleading personality. It happened to me when I was young and I do the best that I can, to avoid working with people that I might not get along with. Any hint that the homeowners are trying to deceive me in any way, will terminate the in home estimate.

Whenever I am giving an estimate, I examine the house and the people, like they’re examining me. If you’re not comfortable with the homeowners and you don’t feel comfortable, for whatever reason, let another contractor work with them. It’s just not worth it.

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