By Renée Biery

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Add-on’s, renovations, and new construction homes can seem intimidating to take on. How do you even get started? How do you find and manage contractors? What surprises should you anticipate coming up? How long do these things take?

In this podcast, you will learn all that and so much more!

Managing a Renovation Project – What Is My Role?

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What you will learn from this episode: 

  • Each project size can require a different size team

  • No matter the size of the project you will still be managing

  • What you can expect to manage and make decisions on for your project

Today I want to talk to you about managing your projects. There are probably 3 different types of projects. There’s a small, medium, and large, like a full-on new home being built.

Each project you do will require a different size team. Often I see people hiring large companies when really need a mid-level company. So, what’s the difference? Usually cost because as the construction companies get larger so do their overhead costs and therefore theyir supervision costs! What’s the best way for you to find that sweet spot for your size project, that of course is achieved through research!

No matter who you hire you are still managing.

You might be thinking that you have a supervisor to manage, or you hire a large team, so why is that your job? Well, trust me, they actually are managing. They’re managing the schedule, the budgets that were set, etc.

What you are needed to do can be different with each contractor, but that’s what you find out before you hire them. You may be the one calling the electrician, the plumber, getting them scheduled. So that’s something you need to keep in mind before hiring that contractor – do you have time for all of that?

Regardless of the size of the project, regardless of the size of the company you’ve hired, you will also have to manage the selections. Even if you are just doing your living room, you have floors, molding, walls, ceilings, lighting, all of that falls to you. Just because you hire a team, whether it’s a middle size or large, doesn’t mean you can sit back and wait for the finished product. You will really be involved every step of the way. Most of your involvement will be before the work starts. 

So, really the success of your project – is YOU. Your management skills, your ability to select all of the items in the room that you are working on in advance of when they are needed. Meeting deadlines, getting ahead of deadlines, is up to you – no matter the size of the team you hire.

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