Real Experience - Real Education

 

These courses are designed to provide the viewer with the critical common sense information a person needs before hiring a contractor for any serious job. There are risks and opportunities that are a part of every project. While you will never be completely free of risk, you can reduce it substantially in a number of ways. If you watch or listen to this entire course, you are going to come away with a few ideas or insights that you didn't have before. These insights could make a substantial difference in your success in working with a contractor, and in the overfall success of your project.

The points covered in this series are common sense and most people are just fine relying on their instincts and natural intuition when building and hiring contractors. If you invest a little time and energy absorbing this content we have prepared you will be that much more prepared and likely to succeed in bringing your project to life. 

 

 
No nonsense here whatsoever. This is must have information for anyone new to construction who is starting a serious project.
— David R. Peters
Fantastic information that made a real difference in working with contractor for my custom home. 5 huge stars.
— Terry Oaks
 

Video Modules Included

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Who Do I Hire?

Hiring the right contractor is the single most important thing you will do to ensure a desirable project outcome. Learn the best places to start looking for a contractor, the right questions to ask, and the red flags you may come across. Learn Scott's opinion on contractor marketing, trade organizations, best bet for inexpensive contractors, and the guaranteed best place for recommendations (not your family and friends, although those are good also).  

 

What you need to do before meeting with contractor

Learn how to prepare for meeting and accepting bids, the questions to ask when interviewing potential contractors, how to make sure you are comparing apples to apples, the things you should never say to a contractor - that could cause him to run far away!

Learn the unspoken things you can do that can result in a lower bid from your contractor,  and the things you should NEVER says to a potential contractor. Remember that your contractor is also interviewing you and making a good impression will result in a lower bid. A good impression for a contractor means things that will make his job easier, not harder. 

 

 

How to read between the lines of a bid?

Every contractor will write their bid in a different way. The bid will often be the contract that dictates every part of your project, from the structure itself - to the payment, timing, techniques, and individuals completing the work. There are a few things however that should be a part of every bid. Learn whether a simple 1 page (or less) bid is a red flag or a workable contractor document. Learn the phrase that will protect both you and the contractor in terms of the quality of work.  

 

Should I negotiate with a contractor?

Learn the pros and cons that come with negotiating your contractors bid. Learn whether contractors are surprised when clients attempt a negotiation. There are a couple techniques for negotiation that are very effective and can result in more value for you as the client.  Sales text covering the things the viewer will learn in this video. Lots of unanswered questions, possibly bullet format? The following is placeholder text known as “lorem ipsum,” which is scrambled Latin used by designers to mimic real copy. Donec ac fringilla turpis. Sed a ligula quis sapien lacinia egestas. Nullam sit amet nisi condimentum erat iaculis auctor.

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Extending Trust to a Contractor

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Why the $&%!@ is this so expensive??

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Money is your muscle

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Licensed vs. Unlicensed

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What determines value?

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No legal advice included!

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Keep these items in mind

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