A remodeling coach is a person with experience and extensive knowledge in the home improvement industry and offers customized teaching and mentoring to homeowners and contractors. Remodel coaching is a unique service designed to help bridge the communication gap between homeowners and contractors empowering both to navigate the challenges of home remodeling projects.
A coach acts as an intermediary between contractors and homeowners as a way to prevent remodeling nightmares.
Coaches help homeowners figure out what they want in a renovation, set a budget, compare bids, choose the right contractor, create a work/payment schedule, and shop for materials and supplies. Once a project starts, they can stay on top of the schedule, monitor the quality of work and act as a liaison should any disputes arise.
Unlike many contractors who are moving between jobs all day, a coach has the time to discuss a homeowner’s plans, suggest alternate and sometimes less expensive materials and designs and explain why things cost what they do. Most contractors are so busy they often do not take the time to answer homeowners’ questions as specifically as necessary, walk them through a project or offer suggestions about how to do something better and possibly more economically.
Perhaps most importantly, a coach can help save a homeowner’s time, money and sanity. Paying for a coach can be far cheaper than ending up with a project you aren’t happy with, or a job that doesn’t get finished because of an unresolved dispute. Remodeling nightmares do not have to happen. A remodeling coach will bring them to an end and ensure a positive remodeling experience for everyone.
One of the worst nightmares for a homeowner is a contractor who continually doesn’t show up daily and doesn’t communicate effectively. Some of the main concerns for homeowners include contractors who:
• Don’t write clear, easily understood contracts.
• Continually add charges to the job with no explanation.
• Aren’t available for questions or conversation.
• Want to do all work without permits and don’t discuss why permits are or are not needed.
• Leave a messy job-site.
• Want money when it’s not due.
• Want to do less work than the original bid/contract calls for.