3 home renovation nightmares and how to avoid them
The boogeyman. Things that go bump in the night. The monster hiding under your bed.
It all sounds like pretty scary stuff, right? Not to remodelers. For this brave bunch, it’s not these things that nightmares are made of. It’s projects plagued by problems. The type of issues that drain a team’s budget, energy and time so much there’s no choice but to let out a blood-curdling scream.
Well, it’s time to give your vocal cords a rest. The homes you renovate shouldn’t be so stressful they’re worthy of an address on Elm Street. And we’ve got just the fix – construction project management software!
Beware, the Freddy Kruegers of projects. Home remodeling apps can turn nightmares into dream jobs. Here are three of the most common project problems – and how tech puts them in the past.
1) Over budget and over deadline
Dollars wasted and dead days gained. There are few sentences more frightening to a remodeling team than that. After all, time is money, and money is time. The two go hand in hand.
No matter how many precautions you take and how carefully you plan, the unexpected can still happen. When it does, your budget may no longer be enough to finish the project, and you may need extra time to get the job done right. Let home remodeling software ensure the unexpected isn’t uncontrollable.
Serving as an all-in-one solution for every stage of the remodeling process, tech comes equipped with features like Scheduling. Here you can plan everything out, link tasks together and plan for extra time.
Even better, smart software like Buildertrend acts as your single source of truth. You no longer need six systems to get one job done. That sort of efficiency is priceless. Speaking of prices and moolah, Buildertrend can help you budget better, too. Seriously, it’s got a Budget feature. Combine this with reporting functionalities and you’ll be able to track all labor costs, bills, purchase orders and more.
For even more insights and tips on avoiding this nightmare, check out our three-step guide to keeping projects on track with digital tools.
2) Less-than-satisfied clients
Scarier than a specter, more wicked than a witch is the – dun, dun, dun! – unhappy client. By simply opening their mouths, they have the power to derail your business reputation and spook away leads for good.
So, it’s a no brainer. You want to do all you can to harness the power of positive word-of-mouth and land countless referrals through happy clients. Sounds easy, right? It is with a construction management app.
For example, Buildertrend includes a Customer Portal feature that gives each of your clients an individual login. Once inside the portal, they can track progress, pay online, choose design selections and even see the full project schedule. That level of transparency, communication and organization is sure to make even the most difficult clients seem easy-peasy.
3) Team chaos instead of collaboration
A team that’s disjointed and disgruntled can cost remodelers a lot of Zs (and a lot $). Good thing tech has the power to transform chaos into collaboration.
Systems like Buildertrend aren’t just for project owners. Every crew member can log in to stay in-the-know. Communication features, such as Messages or Daily Logs, mean your team no longer has to keep paper notes, search through texts or manage emails to know where a project stands. It’s all right in the palm of their hands.
Those at the helm of projects can catch up on their beauty sleep, too. They don’t have to waste hours holding their teams accountable anymore. The To-Do’s feature easily assigns tasks and a Time Clock with geofencing ensures you’re paying your crew accurately.
Remodeling is often a job that can’t be done without subcontractors either. That’s why Buildertrend allows you to create accounts for trade partners, too. Say “sweet dreams” to communication silos.
Ready for no more remodeling nightmares?
For even the most seasoned pros, renovations can be tricky. You want to know the risk, anticipate, plan and solve them – before they even happen.
Construction software for remodelers can help manage and learn what goes wrong during a job. Often times, it’s the solution, too. When it comes to this type of tech, there is no platform more powerful than Buildertrend.
Try the leading construction job software now, risk free. Think of it as the nightlight of the remodeling world. Turn it on, and it’s nightmares no more.
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