Q: What are 3 Things I Should Know About Securing Home Project Permits?
(1.) Contact your City’s Buildings & Permits department to find out what’s required for your project.
(2.) Inquire about the cost of the permit(s).
(3.) Request a timeline and ETA so you can let your project team know when to begin work.
Q: What Should I Consider Before Making An Addition To My Home?
(1.) Is this a need or a want?
(2.) How long do I plan on living in my home?
(3.) What is the value the new addition will add vs. the cost?
(What are the comps for my area before/after the addition? Am I overbuilding?)
(4.) What’s so special about my current home that I wouldn’t consider moving? Is the trouble worth it?
(5.) What am I looking for in a contractor? Who will I choose as my contractor?
Q: Can you describe the process of working with Ribo Home Remodeling?
(1.) We begin with a home visit (maybe two if it’s a large project).
(2.) A job assessment is next and includes measurements and defining the scope, as well as sub-contractor(s) review if appropriate.
(3.) We will prepare a proposal for the client’s review, Q&A and approval.
(4.) Once an agreement is finalized we will determine material and/or equipment selection, review the timeline and commence the work.
Q: When is the best time to build an outdoor living space?
A: Late March/early April is ideally the best time to execute building your hardscape features (e.g., stone flooring, arbors, pergolas, etc.) so that you can concentrate on the landscape at the beginning of the growing season. Then you can enjoy your new outdoor living space for the full length of the Summer and throughout the Fall.
Q: Which rooms bring the most value when putting your home on the market?
A: It’s all about where we spend most of our time at home. The top three rooms new buyers evaluate:
2. Family area / living room
3. Master suite (bed + bath)
Q: What are your thoughts on leadership?
A: That’s not an industry question! But I’ll take it. I actually came across a leadership quote recently that really resonated with me.
“The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly.” -Jim Rohn