Blogs tagged with contract,
- How real-life renovation is different from HGTV (Part 2)
Anyone who watches “reality” TV knows that there are elements of fantasy mixed in with reality. After all, there has to be enough drama to keep you interested in staying through the commercial breaks and move along fast enough that it covers everything important in its allotted time spot (which is about 42 minutes once you’ve taken off time for advertising).
That’s part of the reason why HGTV shows make home renovation look quicker and simpler than it really is. In the previous article, Forbes.com contributor Ian Altman explained his nightmarish experience with a general contractor who signed a contract and immediately started complaining he wasn’t earning any money. Unfortunately, his troubles didn’t end there, and yours might not either.
The disappearing electrician
After firing his general contractor, Altman was left with the task of finding and hiring an electrician who’s prices would fit within his budget. He selected an electrician named Jason who settled on a fixed price for the project and plans moved forward, for once.
However, with just a day or two left of work left, Jason mysteriously vanished from the job site and didn’t return for several days. Altman recounted, “I asked him when he would return to complete the work. . . . Five times he failed to show up as promised.” Finally, Jason admitted he was too busy with a commercial project he’d landed and further explained, “I’m done with houses anyway. It’s way too much hassle for zero money.”
A contractor is bound to his contract
So what’s your takeaway from all this? First of all, realize it isn’t your problem if a contractor signs a contract with an agreed-upon price and then complains about it later. If they didn’t feel it was worth their time, they shouldn’t have agreed to do the work in the first place. Do your homework to find out how much the project should cost and then ask several contractors to submit bids. And remember, you’ll get what you pay for.
Get referrals before hiring anyone
Second, when looking for contractors, ask around for referrals, read online reviews, and take everything you hear with a grain of salt. A drawback of online reviews is that people tend to only post extreme viewpoints—you’ll see little middle ground or neutral feedback. Personal referrals from people you know well are the best kind to go by, especially if you’re able to visit the person to see the contractor’s finished product. Don’t rely on the pictures on the contractor’s website as proof of the kind of work he’s done. If a contractor turns out to be fraudulent or unreliable, some of the blame will go to you for hiring him.
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Tags: renovation, HGTV, hiring an electrician, general contractor, budget, home renovation, contract, contractor referralsAdded on Feb 20, 2015 | 1727 Views |
Apttus, the category-defining Quote-to-Cash software company, drives the vital business process between the buyer’s interest in a purchase and the realization of revenue. Apttus is delivered on the Salesforce1 Platform, the world’s most trusted and comprehensive cloud delivery infrastructure. Applications include Configure-Price-Quote (CPQ), Renewals, Contract Management and Revenue Management.Added on May 23, 2014 | 1413 Views |
- Coghlin Companies Blog
From concept to commercialization Coghlin specializes in product engineering, automation systems and control, and contract manufacturing. Call 800-640-3760.Added on Aug 1, 2012 | 615 Views |
- Contract and Document Management Software
A weblog that offers variations of insights about document and contract management software.Added on May 13, 2009 | 807 Views |
Contractnista’s goal is to create dialogue around contract management and contract management software. Contractnista is where you can find many of the industry’s hottest topics, including: tools and techniques; lessons and best practices; challenges and solutions; events and major organizations.
Added on Sep 30, 2011 | 800 Views |
- Cuyahoga County Commercial Real Estate Lawyers
Consult with attorneys at Dinn, Hochman & Potter, L.L.C. in Cleveland, Ohio in commercial law and business law related issues. The law firm is committed to provide entrepreneurs and businesses owners the legal guidance and direction needed to make crucial decisions that serves through the lifetime as a business. Lawyers maintain in-depth knowledge of the law and never hesitate to go above and beyond to help client achieve the best possible results.Added on May 17, 2013 | 1117 Views |
- Food Contract Manufacturing
Pacmoore's contract manufacturing capabilities, which include blending, turnkey processing, sifting, and spraying enable Pacmoore to meet nearly any requirement for food and dry ingredients.Added on Mar 2, 2012 | 524 Views |
- Independent Investor
Independent Investor specialises in comparing and reviewing online financial spread betting, share trading and Contract for difference (CFD), forex brokers.Added on Jan 3, 2015 | 883 Views |
- Jobs For Everyone
Career, Jobs, Contract position, intel, microsoftAdded on Jun 4, 2008 | 1029 Views |
- Las Vegas Contract Disputes Attorneys
For experienced, knowledgeable and well-respected legal counsel and representation in business and commercial law, contact lawyers at the law office Brown, Bonn & Friedman, LLP in Las Vegas, Nevada. Attorneys provide cost-effective representation without compromising on efficiency or the standards. Lawyers listen to client goal and uses that information to identify and provide legal options. Attorneys are ready to litigate the matter before a judge in order to protect client interests.Added on May 13, 2013 | 965 Views |
- Montana Commercial Real Estate Attorney
Billings, Montana based Harris & Warren PLLP offers legal assistance to clients in cases related to franchising and business law.Added on Apr 29, 2013 | 761 Views |
Advocacy for interim management of marketing functionsAdded on Mar 23, 2006 | 674 Views |
- Politics 101 Malaysia
Complex social and political issues in everyday language for young MalaysiansAdded on Aug 27, 2005 | 597 Views |
- Rablon healthcare : Best Contract manufacturing Company in India
There has been continuous increase in the demand of Rablon Healthcare products and service like contract manufacturing throughout the nation because they have built strong relationship with the customers.
Added on May 22, 2014 | 418 Views |
- Samsung Galaxy Series Deals
Samsung Galaxy Series Deals is a one stop shop where all your efforts for searching a Galaxy series handset would end and that’s our guarantee. And if you want to own an elite class phone from galaxy series then you should be going for galaxy phone contract for sure.Added on Jul 13, 2012 | 728 Views |
- Schecter Law Blog
Schecter Law Blog gives complete information about business law, real estate law, contract review and preparation etc. The resources vary from giving information and analysis about the legal issues in starting a new business. It also brings up the importance of hiring a lawyer for providing legal advice in new business acquisition or sale. You can also find about the title examination, construction agreements and brokerage disputes.
Added on Jan 24, 2015 | 532 Views |
- Structural Economic Issues
The current totalitarian economic society values nothing else but wealth - a wealth blown directly into the hands of intellectually deficient single minded business elite who are embedded directly within our governments. Demand Economic Justice for All!Added on May 3, 2008 | 941 Views |
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