SAVANNAH, GA, Sep 15, 2014—Home remodeling is a great option that allows you to get the house you desire, without picking up and moving or starting from scratch. However, there are many precautions to take when remodeling, from thorough planning and budgeting, to finding a remodeler that fits your needs. Below, Connie Ray, President/Owner of Coldwell Banker Platinum Partners suggests 5 questions to ask a builder before you decide to hire them.
How much experience do you have with this kind of project? Your home remodeler may tell you they have years of experience, but that doesn't mean they have years of experience on your job, specifically. “You don't want to find out mid-way that this is the first bathroom they've built from scratch,” says Ray.
Who does your design? If your contractor doesn't have a specific go-to person for design, this means you may need to hire an architect in order for your project to be successful. Many builders, even talented ones, don't have an eye for design, which can end up being a hassle when the door to your brand new kitchen pantry bangs up against the stove when you open it.
Where are you located? “A contractor who doesn't have to travel far to get to a job means they are likely to be more punctual and have a faster response time if any issues should arise,” notes Ray.
How does my budget sound? Be sure to be upfront with a potential contractor about your budget, and how flexible it is. “While many are uncomfortable talking about budgets, this will save a lot of stress and hassle for both parties involved,” says Ray.
How do you find your estimates? Every remodeler estimates differently; some offer very detailed estimates, while others ball-park. “Understand a contractor’s pricing process before signing any contracts,” recommends Ray
For more real estate information, please contact Coldwell Banker Platinum Partners at Connie.F.Ray@mycbpp.com, 912-352-1222, or Coldwell Banker Platinum Partners.
Coldwell Banker Platinum Partners, established in 1995, is a full-service real estate firm with more than 100 sales agents strategically dispersed among its office locations spanning from Beaufort, South Carolina, through the greater Savannah area to St. Simons Island, Georgia. The company was founded by Connie Farmer Ray, president and CEO of Coldwell Banker Platinum Partners. In addition to listing and selling residential real estate, Coldwell Banker Platinum Partners other divisions include commercial real estate, property management, relocation services, a real estate school, mortgage lending, and a publishing/media division. The companys corporate offices are located at 6349 Abercorn St., Savannah, Georgia. For more information visit their Web site at www.MyCbpp.com or call 800.505.8111..