Originally Posted by Craigslist Hack
It's 10:30 and I'm still up bidding jobs and helping the girls upload orders. I have a full day planned for tomorrow and this guy now wants me go come inspect the job.
I'm like is the house gone? Ok good.
I'll get there when I get there.
I don't like when the tail wags the dog.
I know this ain't your first demo?....You do realize not everyone has balls of steel, Right !!!
When "they" call about why isn't done yet, my favorite line is "im being held hostage to a 3rd party" ... that usually end the conversation. My latest adventure went like this, house gets vandalized, i bid 250.00 per to get a licensed plumber and electrician out to bid repairs. The bank approves it both bids for 3rd parties. Only after another contractor, my comp screwed the job up, like hiding unpaired electrical line behind drywall he had to repair, not connecting the main water line to house, reusing copper in a high vandal area. This list goes on.
Moral of the story, first electrician company goes out to bid, takes my 50 bucks to give a detailed bid, sends a text 2days later, his helper quit he cant do the job, never pay for a bid before you get the bid. Lucky for me next company comes out for free and give a realy cheap bid and with references and his licenses, i throw 25% on top and it gets approved. They hit his EO first before they approved the bid
Now the plumbers, first one comes out wants 75 bucks up front for detailed bid. Gets the money and i never hear from him again, 2 guy comes out says he wont touch the job because the piping is so screw up and there is a 14 inch crawl space and hes to fat to get under home...yep true story. 3rd plumber come out bids it and does it for free, i tack on 25% and get it back.
"I'm held hostage to a 3rd party" this went on over a 4 week period.with calls at that least ever 3 days and emails daily.
So to make a long story short : National hits stupefied contractor's EO and the insurance company pays the National and the National subs the work out again for a higher price on the 2nd go round making money both times ...This is one of 7 jobs im fixing because of Regionals.
I must say Linkedin didn't produce the results i hope for.