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Estrella Carolina Mckinney
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Make sure your contractor is good at spelling in English.

Estrella Carolina Mckinney
  • Investor
  • San Antonio Texas
Posted Feb 7 2024, 08:02

In the world of remodeling, accuracy matters, even in spelling!

Choosing a contractor who excels not only in construction, but also in clear communication, is the key to a smooth and successful project. Because when every detail is explained correctly, it not only builds spaces, it builds trust. Choose a contractor who crafts perfection, word for word. 

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Don't expect it to happen to you like it did to me and not get passed over for a misspelled word.

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Steve Vaughan#1 Personal Finance Contributor
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Steve Vaughan#1 Personal Finance Contributor
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Replied Feb 7 2024, 10:59

While clear communication is important, I wouldn't summarily discount contractors whose first language isn't English. 

I've had many many excellent contractors where English was their second language.   There's a difference between carelessness and secondary language barriers.  

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Andrew Syrios
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Andrew Syrios
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ModeratorReplied Feb 12 2024, 11:54

Clear communication is definitely important but I don't think good spelling is particularly important. 

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Nathaniel Bowers
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Nathaniel Bowers
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Replied Apr 2 2024, 13:20

😆😆😆☺️🙏 I apologize for any confusion caused by the wording! You’re absolutely right—precision in communication is crucial, especially when it comes to construction and home improvement projects. The subtle differences between terms like “remove,” “replace,” and “installation of new” can indeed lead to unexpected outcomes.

I use a detailed excel spreadsheet to clarify expectations I'd have no problem sharing I use with all my clients that I perform work for. Providing clear instructions and specifications helps prevent misunderstandings and ensures that everyone is on the same page. It might be tedious, but it’s a wise investment of time to avoid potential mishaps.

If you're a Microsoft office buff I'll email my spreadsheet it could be a valuable resource for others navigating similar situations. And yes, proper punctuation is essential for clarity! 📝

Remember, a well-communicated contract benefits both parties and contributes to a successful project.