Having a good contractor makes all the difference

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I was heading out to a flip I am doing and on the way I called my contractor and asked if he would be there, he got all upset and said I was not supposed to go out until Monday and he does not want me seeing the house yet (I have been going twice a week to check on things so I was really worried).

I go into the house to find amazing $5/sq foot flooring throughout the property when I planned to do the $.70/sq foot flooring due to it being a cheaper house ($40k), so I called him and said "hey this really isn't in my budget I can't afford this stuff it is going to blow the budget".

He started laughing out loud and said it was meant to be a surprise his buddy that works at a hardware store had someone bail on a special order of this oak bamboo flooring that is $5/Sq foot and he got it for $.99/ Sq foot and he was under budget on the rest of the house so he hooked it up.

Just goes to show having a great contractor can make a world of difference.

Ian Hoover, Real Estate Agent in PA (#RM423721)

Teamwork, it's what makes or breaks us.

Great story! I am a believer in under-promise and over-deliver, especially in construction.

Brian Ortins, Real Estate Agent in MA (#009530456)

@Ian Hoover ,

Very nice surprise. Remember, one hand washes the other.


Glad to read this, sadly I haven't had the same experience, so it's nice to come across something like this.

Make sure you keep him! 

@Ian Hoover

Upon reading, I was nervous for you...I'm glad that the "surprise" worked out to be favorable.

It is nice to hear of a good story regarding a contractor.

Alright, where is the magic lamp you rubbed? lol

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