Planning a Home Renovation? Get a Diagnostic Forensic Home Inspection YESTERDAY!

Your Home Renovation’s Costs, Timelines, and Quality home inspections, house inspections, property inspectionsControls – as well as your Sanity – may be determined by whether you invest in an in depth, top to bottom diagnostic forensic Inspection of all the Home’s Structures and Systems.
When it comes to Home Renovations, what you don’t know will hurt you! The inspection will neutralize the sayings “Expect the Unexpected” and “If It Can Go Wrong, It Will”!
What’s Behind Your Walls? Whether you are a Do-It-Yourselfer or working with a Renovation Construction Project Manager or even a Contractor, all the structures in your home are fed by the same systems—electrical, plumbing, sewer, HVAC, etc.
Do you actually know how healthy any of those systems are in your home?? Because, chances are really strong that there are faults in one or more of those systems. Investing in a renovation project whose faulty systems are connecting to your new project means ripping out the new to make the repairs in addition to repairing the faults elsewhere in your home. That situation is not just a bad dream…that’s called a NIGHTMARE…
Solution? Find out about your home’s structures and systems BEFORE you begin your renovation. And do so in a thorough way using vetted skilled professionals to perform a Diagnostic Forensic Inspection of your property’s structures and systems. We are PPR and that’s what we do. We do not offer a one and done service.
Do you have a Diagnostic Forensic Home Inspection job for us today?? Shoot Phil Eide a text or give him a call…he’s President of Properties, Probe, and Renovation (PPR). He’ll discuss our process, pricing, and scheduling with you.
home renovation, renovation wartchdog, project managerWe’re the WatchDogs whose job it is to represent your real estate interests…
to protect your property, its safety, and its value.
Here’s the number: 216.577.5579
           Here’s the website:            www.propertiesprobeandrenovation.com

STOP NOW – Avoid Home Renovation Nightmares – Get a WatchDog!

Are You Embarking on a Home Renovation Adventure? Be Prepared! Expect the Unexpected!! Hire a Project Manager to be Your WatchDog!

Before Starting a Major Home Renovations, think about thisrenovation disasters, project management, construction management – “If you were making a list of the top five riskiest financial ventures open to private people, major home renovations would be right up there. The potential for a train wreck is high unless you make absolutely sure it doesn’t happen…” Steve Maxwell – Considered one of Canada’s top handymen.

A Sad Commentary – Steve Maxwell continued with a lengthy story from a client – here’s an excerpt “I came home to find one of Mr. Contractor’s men sleeping in my basement, and another guy drinking beer from my fridge, but for his part, Mr. Contractor says these claims are all lies (even though he wasn’t on the site). His workers aren’t allowed to drink on the job. And ‘there’s nothing wrong with a guy closing his eyes for a few minutes on his break, is there?’” Problems like the above are not uncommon.

Don’t Drive Yourself and Family Crazy! When home renovation are underway, frustration, stress and disappointments are often the norm. Homeowners and their families face delays, cost overruns, flawed materials, dirty work areas and shoddy workmanship with little or no recourse. To assure the work is being done to specification, the homeowner is forced to be on sight at all times! Many times this is not possible. When you’re away – That’s when trouble begins!

The Basic $ Problem – Unfortunately, most homeowners are not able to supervise jobs on a day-by-day basis. Many General Contractors forgo having a supervisor onsite during every step of the process in order to lower project costs and keep within timelines. In addition, General Contractors work with the trades with whom they have a relationship. They often take overrides on the trade’s hourly wage. The General Contractors do not “Vet” the required trades to meet the owner’s specifications and desires! Remember – Every job should be checked and approved before the walls go up!

renovation management, project management, condominium renovation, construction managementA Simple Solution – Hire a renovation Project Manager like PPR to coordinate the project from inception to completion! Working with a renovation Project Manager removes the owner;s burden for overseeing the project to meet or exceed the owner’s budget, timelines and expectations.

First Things First – It is imperative that along with hiring a renovation Project Manager you get a Forensic Inspection of your entire home before embarking on a project. While potentially more costly than a traditional Home Inspection that takes a cursory look at you home and the systems [Generally $300 to $500], the Forensic Inspection will thoroughly examine all of your home’shome inspections, house inspections, property inspections, forensic home inspection structures and systems to determine their viability and compatibility with the planned renovation. The cost will be dependent on the number of skilled professional trades that need to be utilized to perform the inspection. You’ll be able to make decisions throughout the inspection process to help control costs and save money in the future. Remember – The complicated structures and systems involved with homes require sophisticated diagnostic capacities implemented by trained professionals!


What is the Role of a Project Manager for Your Renovation Project?

> Overseeing – The project(s) from inception to completion

> Planning and coordination – Working with Architects, Engineers and Designers

> Reviewing – Plans and Specifications

> Compliance – Secure permits and schedule inspections

> Insurance – Assists in securing proper coverages

> Budgeting – Each phase of the renovation and the entire project

> Vetting and Hiring – Contractors and trades as required to provide quality and timeliness

> Obtaining cost estimates and bids – From the skilled trades and material suppliers – Generally, at least 3 per specific project

> Creating and Updating Timelines and Coordinating the Trades – The various laborers and trades – ie. decluttering & organizing spaces, demolition specialists, remediators,, roofers, HVAC experts, plumbers, electricians, drywallers/plasterers, tilers, counter installers, flooring specialists, deck builders, and many more.

> Inspecting –  All deliveries for price, quantity & quality

> Returning all Unacceptable/Flawed Materials and Fixtures

> Managing Payments – For all materials and fixtures

> Inspecting all Projects – On a hour-by-hour/day-by-day basis

> Dealing with the Unexpected

> Coordinating the Payment of Trades

> Keeping Accurate Records and job site photos

Establishing & Maintaining Open Communications with You and all other Parties

> Acting as Your Eyes and Ears – Your WatchDog!!

The Difference Between a Project Manager and a General Contractors – Night & Day! The big difference between the two is project managers, project managers make a difference, renovation managementthat the General Contractor is hired to work on a project and to manage his people – the trades. The Project Manager is hired to oversee and represent the Home Owners interests from the projects inception to the completion. The Project Manager answers only to the Home Owner!

The General Contractor may or may not get the work done on budget and on time. The Project Manager makes sure the work is done to the Architects, Engineers, Designer and Home Owners specifications. The Project Manager must oversee the work of the Contractors when one is required!

About the Cost of a renovation Project Manager – Ask Yourself the Following – “Am I wealthy enough to afford the cost of unpredictable overruns, poor quality and workmanship and delays in predicted completion dates? What price do you and your family put on sanity?”

Making the Decision to Hire a Renovation Project Manager – Why hire a Project Manager for your Renovation Project? Chris Mascelli, Clerk of the Works/NYS Certified Code Enforcement Official offers a simple answer – “Because it will save you time, money, and frustration! A Project Manager = Project Success!”

In short, the Project Manager shoulders the responsibility of keepingproject management, construction management, home renovation management, remodeling management your project moving according to plan. The Project Manager’s goal is to manage the project so that it finishes on schedule and within budget, while still meeting building codes, plans, and specs and your expectations. Note – Your Project Manager will also assist with financing, developing timelines and calendars; vetting and hiring trades and on-site workers; developing a strategy for potential conflict resolution; and more.

project manager, watchdog, PPR WatchDogAre you a Home Owner, Potential Buyer, Real Estate Investor Planning a Renovation/Remodeling Project?

What to do next? Give Properties, Probe & Renovation (PPR) a call to discuss your project and the potential role of a Project manager. Whether or not you decide to work with PPR as your WatchDog, you’ll gain insights into how to avoid a Renovation Nightmare.

What can a Project Manager Do For You?

Tell Us About Your Project – PPR is a Good Listener!

Find Out More About Properties, Probe & Renovation (PPR) 

We Will Be Your WatchDog!

Email Phil Eide – [email protected] 

Text/Call – 216.577.5579

Who Can Protect Your Real Estate Interests – Residential & Commercial?

PPR – We’re Your Real Estate WatchDog!

What Does PPR Do?

About PPR. We at Properties, Probe and Renovation (PPR) are getting interesting and valuable inquires about the breadth and depth of our services! We are also getting many questions about what PPR does and what differentiates our model in each of our business sectors. In addition, people want to know how PPR can help them! 

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 PPR Services and What We Do. PPR started with a focus on 3 real estate related sectors and added 2 based on market demand. Here are PPR’s 5 key competencies:

3. Onsight Property Management – and we added

4. Decluttering & Organization – web page under construction

5. Home Watch – web page under construction 

 Note: One question generally comes up 1st as people review PPR’s services:

The Question – How can PPR claim superior expertise in each of these diverse specialties?

The Answer – No one organization could effectively provide the all of the following 5 services. Unlike many companies who claim to “Do it all”, PPR vets local industry professionals to meet the specific needs of the client. We then act as the WatchDog as the professional(s) perform their services to assure quality!   

Description of PPR’s Services. The 5 PPR services and how the services can assist potential clients:

1) Site Location. PPR is a Site Location and Real Estate site location, site search, real estate sites Search Company focused on locating the most perfect residential or commercial property per our Client’s financial and/or lifestyle specifications. As our Client’s PPR WatchDog, we are not obligated to dual agency as are most real estate brokers–therefore we consider ONLY the interests of our Clients.

2) Forensic Property Inspections. PPR is a Real Estate home inspections, house inspections, real estate inspectionsForensic Inspection Company utilizing vetted trade experts to perform a thorough, objective probe/examination of the land, physical structure, and systems of the Client’s property of interest to identify current and potential maladies. What value does our PPR WatchDog protection offer our Client? With a thorough analysis of the condition of a property, financial risk is reduced because the current or potential ROI can be more accurately assessed.

3) Renovation Project Management. PPR is an Onsite Oversight Renovation Project Management Company acting as our Client’s project management, construction management, renovation management, remodeling managementPPR WatchDog by supervising a renovation project from inception to completion! PPR works with our Client’s design teams – Architects, Engineers and Designers –  and then vet the repair and installation teams during the construction phases of the project. These efforts protect our Client against poor quality materials and unacceptable installations to better assure the Client’s desired outcomes. Unlike General Contractors who are generally focused on keeping a sub-contractor team together, timelines, and moving onto the next renovation project, PPR is focused on completing our Client’s renovation project to their own specifications. We focus exclusively on our Client’s lifestyle needs before, during, and after the renovation; the quality of their project; and cost-controls.

decluttering, clutter, home decluttering, home organization4) Decluttering & Organization. PPR understands clutter and how to help our Clients overcome it. Utilizing hands-on tools, systems, and solutions for organizing and decluttering, PPR provides vetted professionals who focus on optimizing living and working spaces for renovation prep, downsizing, or refreshing. Respecting our Clients and their possessions is paramount through the sorting, packing, distribution, and relocation process. With efficiency and cost-savings, PPR helps clients  manage their decluttering and organizing projects to reduce stress and frustration!

5) Home Watch. PPR looks after a home and property when the owner is away for an extended period? When seasonal or extended business home watch, house watch, home visitationtravelers, those working out-of-town, absentee owners, lessors, and others cannot regularly oversee their own property, PPR provides a visitation service which verifies the condition and safety of a property during the owner’s absence. In addition, PPR provides our Clients with vetted services and trades to handle emergencies which may arise. Such a simple solution to provide peace-of-mind!

What PPR Provides Clients. People who are looking for or own real estate! More than ever, those seeking and owning real estate require professional services which represent their interests on an unbiased basis – their eyes and ears!. The needs may start with the location of a best real estate watchdog, watchdog, property watchproperty to inspecting the properties in which they have an interest to assisting in renovation project management. PPR becomes our Client’s WatchDog!

How Can PPR Assist You?

The best way is to send us a brief email – [email protected] – describing your project, location and any questions. You can also call or text Phil at 216.577.5579.