Jul 18, 2012
Just barely over halfway through the year and I've already been given the "bad news" from a few of the better contractors we work with:
"We're excited about your project and look forward to working with you and your client...but we're very busy, and it's going to be a couple of months before we can even take a look at it."
Man, that's got to be hard to say, especially coming off this most recent and painful recession. Who wants to turn away work?
One of the lingering aftershocks of the recession is that while business is picking up, there are lot fewer businesses out there to do it.
And because much uncertainty about the future of the economy remains, that's not going to change for a while.
Many of the contractors we regularly refer clients to are backed up - for months. They're happy to take a deposit and put you on their list, but you're going to have to wait a while.
Sigh...patience is a virtue, right?
If you're thinking ahead to a new home or remodeling project, don't wait 'til the last minute to secure your design and construction professionals - make inquiries now, find the right firms, and get on their schedules.
Then you can relax a bit, gather your thoughts, secure your financing, and be ready to hit the ground running a few months from now.
Are you planning to build or remodel? How far ahead are you thinking?
Need expert Residential Architectural advice for your new home or remodeling project? Contact Richard Taylor, AIA at RTA Studio.