The construction of a new home can be a challenging task. From selecting the materials to choosing a contractor to dealing with a myriad of other home building details, it can be tough to put on a good face and not look like you’re on the verge of collapse.
But because construction is so stressful, it can also be a great way to get into the mind-set of the home-buyer before signing a contract. The process of buying your new home is a lengthy and stressful one. From all of the decisions to the contractor and the builder, it can be tempting to just give up because it’s getting old or it’s just too much stress. But that’s not the way to go.
The first step in the process of buying a home is to get a contractor to help you with the details and make sure you have everything you need. After that all of the details will naturally fall to you and you will be able to relax and enjoy the process. Most of the more stressful aspects of home-buying come from the process of moving in with your contractor.
But, as you know, that process is often fraught with problems. Not all contractors are built alike, and not all builders are built to do what you want. So you will need to be able to trust your contractor to do the right thing for you. Of course, you still need your lender, title company, and seller to step in if there are any issues. And, since all of those steps can take a bit of time, you will need to do this yourself.
So what to do? Trust your builder to do the good stuff! But, of course, as with any other relationship, things can go wrong. Some builders will try to cheat you, or try to put you in a position where you can’t trust them. And, since you don’t know your contractor, what do you do? You can’t trust them, and you want to know how to protect yourself, so you decide to hire a trusted friend.
The first step in this process is to decide if you want to do it yourself. Some people like to call it home staging, but I think it more correctly describes what a home construction team does. When your builder sends you a rough estimate of the cost of a project, you would consider this an offer to buy the house and turn it into a home. If you accept this offer, you will be putting this contractor under a great deal of pressure to deliver.
By hiring a contractor to do the home staging yourself, you are putting yourself in the position of having to work closely with the builder. This is not an easy situation to face, and in some cases it can be downright painful. If you are working with a contractor and the contractor is incompetent, the contractor may be willing to do anything to make up for their own shortcomings. On the other hand, if you are working with a good contractor, you need to be careful what you ask of them.
The good news is that a contractor should always be able to do a great job on your home. As a general rule, good contractors are very conscientious. They are always on time, they clean up any messes they make, and they make sure that all of the work they’re doing is done to a very high standard. But good contractor isn’t a magic spell.
In this case, good contractor is the very thing we mean when we say, “What you need to do as a contractor is to do a good job.” It has to be a good job because you don’t want your contractors to get lazy or break down. If they do, then you have to fix it quickly, and if they don’t then they are the ones who are lazy.
There are many different types of contractors. The very best ones understand that good work is good work and don’t want to break the rules. However, there are also those that break the rules, and in my experience, they are the ones that tend to get lazy. This is probably because they don’t understand that as long as they maintain good work ethic, they will always be the best at their jobs.