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What is Fair Market Value in Construction?
Fair Market Value– noun–selling price for an item to which a buyer and seller can agree.
Many clients find it challenging to understand construction pricing. Even when they attempt to do their research, they receive a vast price range of estimates.
At FairTradeWorks, we understand your confusion. As a full- service construction service, we save you time by contacting trades on your behalf to obtain an estimate. We do that for you with an increased volume of estimates. We don’t get 1 or 2 trades to bid on projects. We send it off to all applicable trades in our vast Trades Pool. You can rest assured that the trades we deal with are all vetted and qualified, with proven portfolios. On top of that, we create an exact scope of work before entering the tendering process, which allows the trades to be exact on their pricing and be very competitive.
This is how we obtain fair market value for clients.
How is a FairTradeWorks Advisor different from a Construction Project Manager?
At FairTradeWorks, the Advisor deals with the client and may sometimes have a Project Manager monitor the trades on site.
We do not do the construction or building of your project. Our company is a construction brand that serves as an advocate. We act on your behalf to ensure you receive quality work, FAIR pricing, and legal protection. Our goal is to be your construction brand for life, so your satisfaction means everything to us.
At FairTradeWorks, our trades compete for the work and pricing. The winning bid signs a contract with us, and our Advisor monitors their work. We do not charge our trades to be in our Trades Pool, but they do have to obey our code of conduct, produce quality work, and uphold our agreements. We handle the client care for our trades, which allows them to focus on quality and efficiency. It keeps things fair for all parties.
Hence our name FairTradeWorks.
Do you only do full residential renovations?
We want to be by your side through EVERY construction project. Whether we are updating your washroom, or building your dream store front, office, or building, you should be able to trust that if it has to do with construction, we are here for you.
FairTradeWorks is a service for residential and commercial clients who are building new structures or renovating.
Do you offer a warranty?
FairTradeWorks guarantees all workmanship for 12 months from install. Under our contract, all work will be performed under the municipal permit system and will be inspected by City officials.
In addition, all work will be inspected by our highly experienced construction Advisors throughout the project to make sure the highest standards of our company are upheld.
We heavily screen all of our trades to ensure only the most qualified and skilled people are permitted to operate under the FairTradeWorks system.
All trades are checked to ensure they have current WorkSafe BC coverage, hold the required liability insurance, and maintain current police background checks.
Note: All appliances and materials fall under the manufacturer’s warranties.
What are your hidden fees?
We believe you should know how we make our profit, so we break down your estimate line-by-line. We have NO hidden fees. After putting your project out to tender, our professional estimating team ensures all details and costs are covered before creating the final cost estimate. Our overhead, profit, and professional management fee are clearly broken down on the estimate. The result of all this is complete transparency and accuracy. What we are most proud of though, is all of the additional value-added services that you receive. We are proud to be paid on results and customer satisfaction.
Can I get a schedule for the project?
Yes, all of our clients are given a schedule showing the estimated time it will take to complete their project. Our Client Care & Design Manager also ensures contracts include start and end dates on all projects. To improve the client construction experience, we ensure we keep everyone in the construction process aware of all schedules and budgets.