Why are they so bad? I mean why do they treat us subs this way?
If I treated my subs awful they would all quit on me....
They had someone call me off my remodeling website, which is marketed towards high end remodeling www.AtlantaRemodelingNow.com
it says nothing about preservation work and is about marketing to high end remodel clients....So why would they have someone call me and ask me to do remodeling work for them when I am obviously not desperate for work- at the same time they want me to carry E&O, the only other company that has ever asked me for that was SafeGaurd, who is obviously the worst ever, so I just don't get it. They told me they have some remodel jobs coming up and want me to be ready in a few weeks..so of course there's a rush on me... it just seems like the same ole same ole I got when SafeGuard came along...
Any advice is well appreciated I don't want to pass up a good thing but I am worried its just more of the safeguard type of BS...
If they are calling you that means
(1) They have a need
(2) They have burned their bridges with their last vendor
(3) They don't pay
(4) There is a reason they are calling you.
I get calls all the time from property pres. companies and I have a few screening questions. You should develop the same thing if you are going to get into this industry, so you don't waste your time with the low ballers. Yesterday I had one call and want me to go 60 miles one way to do a 40 dollar lock change, " that does not even pay to put my shoes on to go to my truck" "Well you can get the locks for 4 to 7 dollars on line. " Thanks for the call but your companies pricing is not a good fit to what I need to make a profit" GOODBYE
I told them ( FAS) years ago I don't do REOmodeling and Tennant access. IT does NOT pay. they have their pricing list and that is that.
You WILL spend many hours giving them a competitive bid that is fair.
You will be told that is too HIGH.
You will not get the work.
When you try to justify your pricing You will get to hear " thats fine we will just reassign it".
You will get a fuel bill at the end of the month and wonder if it is worth it.
When competiting against a Realtor they ( realtors) don't mark up bids so it is IMPOSSIBLE to be competitive. FAS marks up your work between 30 to 60 percent. Thats their commission for being your pimp.
Negative attitude on my behalf perhaps. But i would recommend a pricing list before committing and sticking close to your base of operations till you get the feel for how they operate and if you are going to keep on with them.
Best of LUCK