The SmartHomes Group LLC

The SmartHomes Group LLC Renovate Now. Pay Later. Yes, REALLY! Class A Contractor, MHIC, Home Improvement, Kitchen and Bathroom Remodeling, Roofing, Landscaping, Paint, Flooring

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Have a safe and happy 4th from everyone at SmartHomes.
07/04/2021

Have a safe and happy 4th from everyone at SmartHomes.

Have a safe and happy 4th from everyone at SmartHomes.

Why are contracting/ remodeling prices going up if we are coming out of the pandemic? In my industry, I provide a servic...
06/03/2021

Why are contracting/ remodeling prices going up if we are coming out of the pandemic?
In my industry, I provide a service that consists of 3 components. Labor, Materials and Overhead.
My Overhead is relatively low (happy hours and a few trips to Italy a year) so it really doesn't need to factor in this discussion.
So let's start with the Materials aspect of contracting.
This is a complex problem and unfortunately it doesn't look like the trend is going to shift anytime soon. And before anyone chimes in with a tHaNkS biDeN (OR Trump) or any other political references, No it is not political and has nothing to do with the current or former administration.
So let's start with the obvious. Clearly the supply lines are still being affected. There was the cargo ship, Ever Given that blocked the Suez Canal recently. Roughly 13% of the global shipping (or $9 billion daily) navigates through that passage and commerce will feel the ripple effect for several months to come. There's also the fact that people have been home so they're engaging with more online shopping. Personally, I almost never shopped online (pre-pandemic) and was the "jump in my car and go grab whatever I needed at the store guy". No more! I'm even ordering a lot of our renovation materials and having them shipped directly to the properties. Inevitably sending more trucks on the road which continues to strain supply lines. Finally among the biggest factors is the reduced need for paper. As a country we continue to shift to a digital presence. That combined with a massive shift in a workforce working from home there are lower needs for large orders of office paper. When making lumber, many of the mills transfer (sell) pulp and other wood byproduct to the paper mills. With paper mills needing to produce less paper they are having to either warehouse or find other means of disposing of this byproduct. Now take a lumber mill who was being paid a lot of money for the byproduct who now has to either "hazardous dispose" of the waste or warehouse it, until disposing, their operating cost skyrockets.
Voila! A deck costs 400% more than 9 months ago. Any by the way, will continue to go up.
Now let's focus on labor. There has been an ongoing trend in the contracting industry. With the popularity of remodelling homes and growing interest in renovations you would think that the industry would be booming. It isn't, it's actually shrinking. Statistically speaking, each day someone becomes a new contractor, 10 leave the industry. This is where things become a little more speculative. So here's a formula where you have a growing need for people who are trusted and skilled to do work on homes and a shrinking pool of tradesmen capable of doing it. For my remodeling company, we have been and remain extremely busy. I have been scrambling to help new clients while focusing on agents needing properties worked on for listings and of course, my investors.
I'm lucky I don't have clients waiting several months for projects to begin on their home but many contractors do. This is not how I'd like to operate its just reality.
So what does all of this mean in terms of real estate? Well, with interest rates where they are if you're looking to buy, buy now! With a shortage of inventory if you're looking to sell, sell now! And if you need work done, contact a trusted, experienced contractor and do the work NOW. Contracting prices will continue to rise and the demand will continue to increase as well.
~Bill

Why are contracting/ remodeling prices going up if we are coming out of the pandemic?
In my industry, I provide a service that consists of 3 components. Labor, Materials and Overhead.
My Overhead is relatively low (happy hours and a few trips to Italy a year) so it really doesn't need to factor in this discussion.
So let's start with the Materials aspect of contracting.
This is a complex problem and unfortunately it doesn't look like the trend is going to shift anytime soon. And before anyone chimes in with a tHaNkS biDeN (OR Trump) or any other political references, No it is not political and has nothing to do with the current or former administration.
So let's start with the obvious. Clearly the supply lines are still being affected. There was the cargo ship, Ever Given that blocked the Suez Canal recently. Roughly 13% of the global shipping (or $9 billion daily) navigates through that passage and commerce will feel the ripple effect for several months to come. There's also the fact that people have been home so they're engaging with more online shopping. Personally, I almost never shopped online (pre-pandemic) and was the "jump in my car and go grab whatever I needed at the store guy". No more! I'm even ordering a lot of our renovation materials and having them shipped directly to the properties. Inevitably sending more trucks on the road which continues to strain supply lines. Finally among the biggest factors is the reduced need for paper. As a country we continue to shift to a digital presence. That combined with a massive shift in a workforce working from home there are lower needs for large orders of office paper. When making lumber, many of the mills transfer (sell) pulp and other wood byproduct to the paper mills. With paper mills needing to produce less paper they are having to either warehouse or find other means of disposing of this byproduct. Now take a lumber mill who was being paid a lot of money for the byproduct who now has to either "hazardous dispose" of the waste or warehouse it, until disposing, their operating cost skyrockets.
Voila! A deck costs 400% more than 9 months ago. Any by the way, will continue to go up.
Now let's focus on labor. There has been an ongoing trend in the contracting industry. With the popularity of remodelling homes and growing interest in renovations you would think that the industry would be booming. It isn't, it's actually shrinking. Statistically speaking, each day someone becomes a new contractor, 10 leave the industry. This is where things become a little more speculative. So here's a formula where you have a growing need for people who are trusted and skilled to do work on homes and a shrinking pool of tradesmen capable of doing it. For my remodeling company, we have been and remain extremely busy. I have been scrambling to help new clients while focusing on agents needing properties worked on for listings and of course, my investors.
I'm lucky I don't have clients waiting several months for projects to begin on their home but many contractors do. This is not how I'd like to operate its just reality.
So what does all of this mean in terms of real estate? Well, with interest rates where they are if you're looking to buy, buy now! With a shortage of inventory if you're looking to sell, sell now! And if you need work done, contact a trusted, experienced contractor and do the work NOW. Contracting prices will continue to rise and the demand will continue to increase as well.
~Bill

Today we honor our fallen.
05/31/2021

Today we honor our fallen.

Today we honor our fallen.

To say this homeowner needed a little help is quite the understatement. He did his best to do a lot repairs himself. Unf...
04/26/2021

To say this homeowner needed a little help is quite the understatement. He did his best to do a lot repairs himself. Unfortunately, renovation work isn't always like the TV shows. We were thrilled to help his family restore this home and they received above list offers the first day on the market. Did I forget to mention no payment until closing?

Bathroom now, pay later. Yes really.
04/19/2021

Bathroom now, pay later. Yes really.

Kitchen now, pay later. Yes really.
04/15/2021

Kitchen now, pay later. Yes really.

Finish that basement now and pay later.
04/12/2021

Finish that basement now and pay later.

04/10/2021
Renovate Now Pay Later. Yes really. Stunning kitchen transformation in just 3 weeks.
04/09/2021

Renovate Now Pay Later. Yes really. Stunning kitchen transformation in just 3 weeks.

Love the retro look but your average buyer does not. Renovate now, pay later.
04/07/2021

Love the retro look but your average buyer does not. Renovate now, pay later.

This client didn't pay until closing for this incredible transformation. We can do the same for you. Renovate now, pay l...
04/05/2021

This client didn't pay until closing for this incredible transformation. We can do the same for you. Renovate now, pay later. Yes really.

May your Easter day be fulfilled with endless possibilities. Happy Easter 2021!
04/04/2021

May your Easter day be fulfilled with endless possibilities. Happy Easter 2021!

May your Easter day be fulfilled with endless possibilities. Happy Easter 2021!

Renovate Now, pay later. Yes really!
04/01/2021

Renovate Now, pay later. Yes really!

If you haven't caught the season 4 premiere, don't worry it's in reruns right now. Hit me up for times and channels.
03/31/2021

If you haven't caught the season 4 premiere, don't worry it's in reruns right now. Hit me up for times and channels.

If you haven't caught the season 4 premiere, don't worry it's in reruns right now. Hit me up for times and channels.

03/24/2021

Route 611, Bartonsville Beautiful Day Un Dia Bonito Show presented by The SmartHomes Group LLC and all PA Supporters! ...DRIVE BY NOW! :) #takeaselfie

Catch the Premier episode of The Beautiful Day / Un Bonito Show this morning at 9 am BRC TV 13 and on Service Electric i...
03/21/2021

Catch the Premier episode of The Beautiful Day / Un Bonito Show this morning at 9 am BRC TV 13 and on Service Electric in PA and on Comcast Channel 36 in Central NJ 32 cities via HTTV with Host Dorimar Bonilla and Season 4 Co-Host Monique Lynch Cosme and Alexa Sánchez! Catch Special guest Judy Torres in depth interview and performance.
The Beautiful Day/Un Dia Bonito Show Presented by SmartHomes Renovation Company. Renovate now, pay later. Yes really!

Catch the Premier episode of The Beautiful Day / Un Bonito Show this morning at 9 am BRC TV 13 and on Service Electric in PA and on Comcast Channel 36 in Central NJ 32 cities via HTTV with Host Dorimar Bonilla and Season 4 Co-Host Monique Lynch Cosme and Alexa Sánchez! Catch Special guest Judy Torres in depth interview and performance.
The Beautiful Day/Un Dia Bonito Show Presented by SmartHomes Renovation Company. Renovate now, pay later. Yes really!

Before and after. Renovate now, pay later. Yes really.
03/19/2021

Before and after. Renovate now, pay later. Yes really.

A little plumbing leak can cause a world of pain. Before and after bathroom remodeling. This client paid us at closing 🔧...
03/16/2021

A little plumbing leak can cause a world of pain. Before and after bathroom remodeling. This client paid us at closing 🔧🪣🚨

Before and after. Renovation on a budget
03/11/2021

Before and after. Renovation on a budget

Spring is coming! Deck repairs or builds now, pay later.
03/10/2021

Spring is coming! Deck repairs or builds now, pay later.

Before and after. Client sold this home in 4 days. No payment until closing.
03/09/2021

Before and after. Client sold this home in 4 days. No payment until closing.

In 2 weeks you'll have a Beautiful Day.
03/01/2021

In 2 weeks you'll have a Beautiful Day.

In 2 weeks you'll have a Beautiful Day.

contractors Archives - 15 West Homes
02/18/2021
contractors Archives - 15 West Homes

contractors Archives - 15 West Homes

Paying for Pre-Sale Home Renovations Home Renovations, Sellers Who doesn’t like good BEFORE and AFTER photos…especially of a home? The photos below were from “Before” a recent renovation of my client’s investment property, which he was looking to sell. He knew he needed to update literally...

02/01/2021

Weather is just one of the many factors that can affect the timeline of a renovation.

01/29/2021

Spring is coming. Paint now, pay later. Yes really.

"The time is always right to do what is right".
01/18/2021

"The time is always right to do what is right".

"The time is always right to do what is right".

01/06/2021
2020 Recap – The SmartHomes Group

2020 Recap – The SmartHomes Group

2020 Recap Leave a Comment / Uncategorized / By Bill C / January 6, 2021 Sorry but I’m a little late for the 2020 recap. In so many ways it has been the best year and the worst year for me. As a business owner and a contractor it has been one of the busiest years of my life. SmartHomes remains one...

On behalf of our entire team at SmartHomes we wish you and your loved ones a very happy Thanksgiving.
11/26/2020

On behalf of our entire team at SmartHomes we wish you and your loved ones a very happy Thanksgiving.

It looks like our email server was hacked. We believe we have identified the problem and have disabled the emails from g...
07/23/2020
The SmartHomes Group

It looks like our email server was hacked. We believe we have identified the problem and have disabled the emails from going out. If you have received an email from myself or anyone on the SmartHomes team, please delete it and we will re-send anything you need for current or former renovation projects. I apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused.
If you have any problems please contact me directly.

~Bill

703-855-8032 office
813-732-3983 mobile
www.thesmarthomesgroup.com

We work with realtors to help their clients with high-quality, affordable renovation services and guarantee all work performed plus a 1 year full warranty.

07/16/2020

Paint now, pay later. Yes really! No payment or interest for up to 12 months on all home repairs. Including PAINT.

07/14/2020

Paint today, pay later. Yes really!

07/13/2020

Don't be left with the difficult decision of only doing repairs you can afford. Do the repairs that make sense. No payment until closing.

07/04/2020

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