Some people can’t be bothered to communicate with their contractor, but they’re missing out on a lot of things. For one, a great relationship with your remodeler gives you access to intangible perks. Here are a few reasons excellent rapport with your remodeler is a good thing.
It’s never a bad idea to be polite, even more so to people who are doing work on your home. You may say that you’re already paying them, but there is no reason not to treat them with respect as people.
When you talk to your contractors, do so with honesty and clarity. If you have a concern, especially about the work, our crew would appreciate it if you talk to us about it right away, instead of shelving it later when it’s already done – and we find out that we wasted your time and ours. Candor is appreciated and will often be reciprocated.
When you hire us, you can rest assured that you’ve hired the best in the business. Our expertise covers exterior, bath and kitchen remodeling. So, once you give us the green light, we can apply our experience and tools to the job.
It doesn’t mean, however, that you should keep quiet and get out of the way. It just means that you can certainly ask questions and make decisions as the homeowner, but let us do the heavy lifting, and don’t micromanage the crew.
Finally, smile! It brightens everyone’s day when you approach the job and your contractor with a positive attitude. Optimism is highly underrated in a physically demanding job, and a kind word or gesture can boost morale on both sides. You can even take it further by bringing your contractors a drink or a snack, and consuming them together.