<6 Apr 2019>
Meeting our second ID from WD* later!
Pretty exciting. I realised that our timeline is super tight too cos most IDs need to have second meeting then we can get quote. We are meeting R* on 7th May and that should ideally be our latest cos we are getting keys on 17 and it's really tight??
Y* was nice and she also shared some tips of what to look out for and how the ID industry works as well. One thing good is that she's her own boss of her own company so at least the reputation is there
But she did tell us that our timeline quite tight and we really need to confirm ID soon. But but we still wanna wait to see R*.. so R and I kind of talked and we decided not to let any timeline give us pressure. It will be a bonus for sure if we can shift in before ghost month, otherwise then it's ok. Rather get a good house cos we staying for long :)
The experience is really different from R*! Really almost like contractor haha. Like we dived right into what we wanted for our house, so I guess we literally had to know what we wanted cos we didn't really get much suggestions either. No mentioning about our likes and interests too so .... Idk!
Some things she also mentioned to look out in contracts and quotations. - When they quote for tiles, usually the ones outside is from $3.20 psf and above. So then does the company need you to top up if you want better tiles? For example if your contract quotation only says provides $3 psf tiles.
- Carpentry wood use.. she says her carpenter uses Singapore wood which is 15mm thick for the 3 ply. She mentioned that some of the Malaysia ones are 12mm
- case trust. She says they are actually like a middleman? So quite no of ID studio prefer not to pay them for the middle man cos they actually don't do much. As compared they prefer Qanvast cos they are better customer service aspect too
- IDs for bigger companies might go on paid share basis. So means they work on commissions, and not they own the company. So then need to check if the quality or the workmanship is there. Or if they oversee the whole project or hand it down to contractors etc
*Please pm me if you would like to know the IDs I was referring to!