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Project Manager for managing Repairs and Renovations

Discussion in 'Renovation & Home Improvement' started by ann_hv, 20th Jan, 2016.

  1. ann_hv

    ann_hv Member

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    Dear All

    Purchased a run down investment home in Manly West. 3 bed, 1 bath and 1 garage. Poorly kept by owners and requires extensive repairs and renovations.

    Can anyone suggest project manager to manage tradesman and complete renovations ?

    Got a quote from a construction/renovation company, came close to $100k. Buyers Agent and selling agent thinks that using the project manager, everything could be done realistically for $75k or less.

    Any ideas or sugestions ? Any references for project manager or retired/semi retired builder who could manage this for me ?

    I had read a forum few days ago where a semi retired builder (perhaps his name was Andy or Sam) worked as "psuedo project manager". I can't find that forum now. Can anyone assist ?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Xenia

    Xenia Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    My best friend is a licensed builder who project manages work, renovates and builds in Adelaide an Sydney. I can give you her number but need to know what state Manly west is???
     
  3. ann_hv

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    Hi Xenia,

    Sorry, I should have clarified earlier. Manly West is in QLD. 13km South-East of CBD.
     
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    MsAli Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    @LeMU can possibly recommend a project manager
     
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    Thanks LeMU. I read this forum few weeks ago and tried to search but could not find. Heaps thanks for posting this thread. I will contact tradesmen from this forum.

    My investment home is being settled on 2nd February so I am in a bit of rush to get everything finalised. There were some issues during B&P which delayed search and appointment of PM and/or Tradesmen. Would you please advise how much your PM is charging (fixed price or percentage of total cost ?) and if you would like to pass on his details so I can start conversation. And later if you advise the quality is not good, I can drop further conversation.

    I had a conversation with our future property manager yesterday and she is happy to assist by providing contact details for trusted tradies they use. Also, she is on lookout for a project manager too.

    I have now engaged Jane from Hotspace Consultants to prepare "Renovation Action Plan" for the home. So, I should hopefully get full report by end of the next week.

    Thanks.
     
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  9. D.T.

    D.T. Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    Alternatively see if your property manager project manages
     
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  10. ann_hv

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    I have spoken to her and she is co-operative. She has contacted her agency's tradies and awaiting response.

    Ours is a big project and I really like someone to take responsibility when needed. The future property manager may not be able to able to give time when needed.
     
  11. bob shovel

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    I would think getting a project manager would be more expensive as your paying for the "work" plus their wage. Getting a builder or tradie to look after the lot their wage will be factored into the work they do plus a mark up on the work they subby.
    Using your pm would be most cost effective if they do it, but as there are no tenants they're not getting paid as yet. You may come up with another agreement though.
     
  12. D.T.

    D.T. Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    This is why they should be willing - win win for both parties.
     
  13. ann_hv

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    Thanks Bob and DT. I will speak to property manager and see if she is willing.