Looking for a good collaborators is no easy task, but these golden rules will make the selection process smoother.
Defining what you need is important, unclear instructions often time leads to rounds of revision. Preparation work has to be done prior to choosing the right collaborators for the project.
Doing your own research, and let the lead project manager know accordingly and always ensure that you and you collaborators are on the same page to avoid miscommunication.
Don’t assume he/she knows what you are talking about - showing visual examples is the best way to clear up any misunderstandings.
The visuals will include:
All these will help contractors understand your requirements, so take time to review and refine the details before approving them.
Project management skills, problem solving and how responsive they are plays an important role.
But picking the collaborator you’re most comfortable with, that will work harmoniously with you during the duration of the project, is the most important factor.
Knowing that your collaborators have been in the industry for a substantial amount of time, is one factor that needs to be considered as well. Licensed contractor are required to go through extensive training.
The accreditation guarantees that a contractor has at least 3 years of experience and is actively involved in the renovation trade, is ACRA-registered for a minimum of 1 year, and has good track records.