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Old 09-19-2013, 01:44 PM   #1
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I am a new contractor and just made contact with a GC who is renovating 200 rental homes within 20 minutes of where I live. I know most of you consider this type of work not worth it but for me it would be good bulk work.

The GC wants a square foot price for any house he sends me to. I said I would give him an estimate for the first 2 homes and then develop square foot pricing. Any thoughts about things to do and not do when bidding and approaching this work. Materials are provided and I am
Just bidding labor.

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Old 09-19-2013, 01:45 PM   #2
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Any work is worth doing IF the price is right.
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Old 09-19-2013, 02:01 PM   #3
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Flipping rentals/polishing turds.

It isn't the worst thing ever, but the potential to be a major headache is there.
Especially working under a GC.

Good luck.
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If he wants a SF price for any home he gives you in my book is a major red flag!

Read this thread: https://www.painttalk.com/f4/red-flags-25170/
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There are a lot of red flags on this one and I think i am going to say no thanks. Earlier today the GC sent me to an address and to give an estimate and then called me while I was on the way to suggest that I not touch anything since the cleaning/decontaminating crew had not hit the house. I said i would hold off until the house was safe. It's hard to turn down work when just starting but this may be a lot of trouble for little payoff
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There are a lot of red flags on this one and I think i am going to say no thanks. Earlier today the GC sent me to an address and to give an estimate and then called me while I was on the way to suggest that I not touch anything since the cleaning/decontaminating crew had not hit the house. I said i would hold off until the house was safe. It's hard to turn down work when just starting but this may be a lot of trouble for little payoff
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Just bid it for wall space square footage, not floor space, and stipulate it doesn't include anything beyond basic prep.

Bidding by the sq foot isn't that big of a deal. Although, if he's wanting dirt cheap work that's another story.
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