Craigslist Follies: Investor looking for Contractors who finance

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I noticed this ad today in Metro Detroit Craigslist: Date: 2011-08-01, 4:18PM EDT Reply to: see below [Errors when replying to ads?] I am an investor. I just purchased 60 properties and will be purchasing more, I am seeking a professional construction company that can rehab my properties and receive payments as the homes are… Read Article

Questions, Questions, Questions…

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A contractor got a laundry list of questions from a prospective client.  They were posted on the Contractortalk forum: Member Heritage said: To make a very long story is one of my prospective clients. We haven't signed anything yet but since they had concept drawings for their reno & addition to their home, I… Read Article

Pesky Homeowner Peaks Over My Shoulder

Gladys Kravitz

Today was different.  A customer hired us to paint (2) - 10' x 12' back bedrooms, and install crown molding.  We advised the homeowners that any loose items should be either removed from the room or if items should stay, could they please move them to the center of the room as much as possible… Read Article

Where’s My Cart?

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This homeowner went to Home Depot to get materials.  His shopping cart was just here!  Now he must locate it. He should have just let his contractor pick up the supplies! Okay guys. I'll admit it. I'm bored on a Saturday morning... Here's some more homeowners testing out the Door Guardian at the Depot: Hey… Read Article

Eat Breakfast Or Wait ‘Til Later?


I have a pressing question.  How many of you guys eat breakfast before starting the day and how many wait 'til later, like lunchtime?  The reason I ask is because lately I've been having my regular coffee routine in the morning and go straight to the jobsite. Is it just me, or does it sorta… Read Article

Don’t Be A Slob When Service Calls

dont be a slob - service calls

Some contractors get a lot of flack when showing up at a homeowner's jobsite because of the way they are dressed.  The client will never tell you, but you should take your uniforms seriously.  They may not hire you again if your company appears unprofessional.  You may have all your credentials in line: being licensed… Read Article