Construction Expert On Remodeling

Construction expert Jeff Stief offers some advice to homeowners, new and seasoned, about how to avoid many of the pitfalls of remodeling that haunt even the wealthiest, most educated people because they just didn’t know better.  “In the remodeling San Antonio field, some of the biggest mistakes I’ve seen are people getting a deal so good it was too hard to believe. And unbelievable is usually what they get”, Stief said.   With new homes, Stief explains, some owners are in such a hurry to get in their new home, they agree to change orders they don’t understand, settle for less than adequate work because the builder swore he would come back and finish, after closing, and never did.

“I’ve seen people who, after a year of torment and misery pay off the contractor to “finish the house and get out!”. Then, after they close (bad idea) they have no recourse except an expensive lawsuit, which they may spend thousands of dollars to an attorney, up front, only to learn lessen number two: You can’t get blood from a turnip.  “If you have any money left to hire another contractor to finish the miserable work and still have enough money to hire an attorney, someone will take your case. Not on contingency, but with the money UP FRONT. And if you have a good attorney and a bad builder, you will win in court.  Steif’s motto is, “If it sounds too good to be true… it probably is.”

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