How We Work
Residential real estate -- at the end of the day we all need some place to call home, and our job is to make sure it's all you want it to be!!
Houses that have fallen on times of disrepair and deferred maintenance or worse -- been completely abandoned and destroyed make us sad -- and nothing gives us greater satisfaction than resurrecting them to a new life and purpose so they can be a great home for someone or some family…
In fact, our investors get the same thrill as us. We all know that at the end of the day our work ensures people have a home that expresses their lifestyle, everything works as it should -- and, they can be safe and secure.
It all begins with a vision -- and a budget
No matter whether we are changing a light bulb or digging a foundation to erect a brand new home we have to know what's expected. We need to have a clear picture or understanding of the end result required to meet the demands of our investor clients or residents. And, a key part of this is related to budget. Every detail influences cost. Materials, difficulty, environment, timing, all factor into how the job is going to be completed and how much it will cost.
The nature of our work is such that we never know our true cost on the job until we're done. Consequently, we believe our most important service to our clients starts with our first meeting where we get to know one another and identify what's essential and important to meet their needs.
Details for Success
Architectural Blueprints -- Scope of Work -- Material Specifications Purchase Agreement -- Payment Draw Schedule
In every job, we need a picture of what our client needs to solve the problem or build what is needed. In a simple job, a client might just show us the work to be done but if the work requires something more extensive a blueprint is provided to ensure we are all on the same page.
Accompanying the blueprints is the Scope of Work and a list of Material Specifications. The Scope of Work is the narrative for each work area that spells out exactly what is needed to ensure the client's desires are properly stated. Included in the Scope of Work is the list of Material Specifications to be sure we have exact agreement on what is to be used.
Once we have all the specifications, we put together a Purchase Agreement and Payment Draw Schedule to spell out our understanding and agreement so the job is completed to everyone's satisfaction. Along the way, it's possible that unforeseen issues might arise that need attention. If this happens, we review the matter with our client and create a Change Order to reflect the changes and account for any additional costs or savings.