Building Contractor's Worst Nightmare

There is nothing worse than a homeowner who doesn't know what they want or what they want the project to actually look like. This has got to be the building contractor's worst nightmare and I would like to send a special message to any contractor who hasn't been through this nightmare before.

If you're a building contractor and you've been through this process before, I can sympathize with you, but if you're a building contractor who has never had an indecisive clients, I would like to warn you about a few problems that you might run into, if you don't take care of a couple of things first.

If your client doesn't really have a good idea of what they want, don't rush them and never and I mean never tell them that everything is going to look great. If they don't have a pretty good idea, how the final project is going to look when it is complete, you could find yourself with some problems at the end of the project, when the homeowner tells you that this isn't what they had envisioned.

Why am I telling you this, because this has happened to me more than a few times. I thought that the homeowner understood what the projects were going to look like, before I started working. Only to find out later, after I was almost done, that they weren't entirely happy and weren't planning on paying me.

Don't get caught up in this and make sure that your clients understand exactly what you're doing. The bigger the project, the more problems you could face, especially if you don't have someone who has a pretty good idea, what the finished project is going to look like.

I'm at a point in my career, where it's not even worth my time to convince anyone that something is going to look great. Keep something in mind here, just because you have a great idea and understanding about what something is going to look like, doesn't mean that anyone else does.


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