Blink - The Importance of Trusting Your Gut with Contractors
January 18, 2013 - 5:33pm
This blog post is something I have been crying and complaining about for the last few months to my staff. Many people have read the book “Blink” in which they talk about how experts can, at the blink of an eye, tell if something is wrong. If you think about it, it doesn’t take a genius to realize when something is wrong. It just takes someone having experience in a field to figure it out.
For the last 5 years, I have been rehabbing properties. Obviously, at the beginning, there were some issues. I always heard “That’s a fair price” or “that’s about what is charged” and I just accepted it. Why? Because that’s the way it’s done. Obviously, now, when I hear those words, I immediately know I’m being gouged. I can tell, now, when I see quotes on things and can estimate time ...
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