The top challenges of choosing a service provider

Simply put, finding the right service provider for your home renovation can be exhausting.

Taking on a contractor can quickly turn into a full-time job. There’s always the chance they’ll be unreliable and distant. We often hear stories of jobs that should’ve taken a week stretching into a month. Other contractors try their best Houdini impressions and disappear into thin air. 

Even if you do find a quality contractor, organizing their workload can take a large chunk out of your day. You may also be unsure about what you want done. A good contractor would be able to point you in the right direction. But how do you find one? 

Perhaps an even better question is should you find one? 

All you want is for your home to look good. You also want it to be a hands off process where you can go back to doing other things you enjoy. Sorting out this conundrum is as simple as handing over the responsibility to industry experts.

1. Contractor availability

Finding a contractor in a red-hot market can be like a construction-based game of “Hide and Seek.” During times like these, a contractor is an elusive character. They’re usually busy with someone else’s home and will get around to offering you a bid in weeks, or more. Even so, a project’s start date could be months down the line. All of these delays add up to precious time lost in the process. You aren’t their top priority because they view you as one-off business as opposed to a long term partnership.

Don’t wait longer than you have to by holding out for a busy service provider.

With Revive, you won’t have to wait. Over the years, we’ve built close ties with our contractors through repeat business and the promise of more work. We reserve them to 40-60 projects every year. Naturally, this makes us a vital sales partner--as a result, our projects are prioritized. This translates into shorter wait times and better quality work for you, the homeowner. It also means faster turnaround if you plan on selling your home.

2. Contractor reliability

Horror stories of contractors gone wild abound. The cause of wayward workers usually stems from contractors biting off more than they can chew. Suddenly, there are too many jobs and not enough contractors. So, they’re pulled from your home to work elsewhere once the project gets going.

At Revive, we stand by the motto “Work hard, play hard.” We rate our contractors on the quality of their work and timeliness. If we see what we like, we offer bonuses as an incentive to keep up good performances. If we can’t put our stamp of approval on a contractor, we won’t hire them to begin with. It’s really as simple as that.

Reasonable pricing, quality, and speed are our priorities. So, we resolve only to contract vetted service providers that are insured and licensed. This ensures that there are no hiccups along the way.

3. Cost of renovations

Cost is determined by a variety of factors. It accounts for availability, scope of work, opportunity cost, and expected quality. Still, a service provider works for you based on the premise that they can only be in one place at a time--at least until teleportation is a mode of transportation.

Consequently, you’ll find that many contractors are unflinchingly rigid when it comes to pricing. Instead of pulling your hair out and emptying your pockets, why not take a look at how working with us turns the table to your advantage.

Contractors love consistent income. They also appreciate the promise of recurring work. When a contractor knows there will be a steady stream of business coming their way, they know not to bite the hand that feeds them. This is how we create leverage. With that, we can get competitive rates on jobs. 

Since we do thousands of jobs per year, we also know how much materials cost. We source materials based on economic factors as well as availability. Collectively these considerations are made with the highest ROI in mind. It also makes creating and, more importantly, sticking to a budget far more likely. 

Our comprehensive approach and experience help keep costs low and generate the best results possible.

4. Emotions: How to take them out of the equation

We’re all rather sentimental about our homes. It can be tough to let people in to renovate. What if they choose a neutral color instead of your bright orange paint for the kitchen? The truth of the matter is that this will not appeal to most buyers. That’s why having a second set of highly-attuned eyes can be a lifesaver. 

At the end of the day, our mission is to help you get the most out of your home. That means creating financial models, analyzing the neighborhood, and designing a strategy that works. We look at the financials and do what makes the most “cents.” 

5. Lack of industry expertise

The tides of what buyers are looking for are constantly changing. Better said, what buyers are willing to pay most for is always changing. Most contractors won’t have their finger on the pulse of industry trends and buyer expectations--their job is only to execute what they’re told to do.

Working with Revive, you get the best of both worlds. We know how to get the job done and what the end buyer wants.

Keeping up-to-date is not just about reading the latest articles. To stay on the cutting-edge of the renovation industry, we take into account customer feedback, attend conferences, and are constantly on the lookout for new information. We are always evolving and staying up to date with the latest trends.

Key takeaways 

Service providers don’t always make life easy. You’ll need a contractor that you can rely on and that won’t cut corners. Revive is a true concierge service that manages the full home renovation process from start to finish. We know how to increase project turnaround by 50% compared to traditional renovations. That’s the power of organization, quality, expertise, and a wealth of service providers we tap into. 

Let us maximize the value of your home and take the challenges of finding a service provider off your plate.

written with intention by

Michelle Sanchez
Interior Designer / Project Manager

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