This time it is epic.
Friday I received a call from a person requesting a price to do a Lot Assemblage in Scottsdale.
Considering this is where my camp is I've done a few here.
I did my diligent research and proceeded to write up a proposal. I gave a price of 2520 to do the platting which is very reasonable considering Scottsdale is always a 3 time submittal and usually asks for some things that others do not.
(Note: I always put a clause in my scope that says the client is responsible for submittal's and meetings and if they want me to do it, it is my RLS hourly rate and I usually get the project with the hourly because they don't want to deal with the city.)
Scottsdale also requires an ALTA be submitted so I worked in a cost of 1500 for the ALTA which enabled me to give the awesome price for the assemblage.
I promptly sent it off and Saturday I received this message from the person.
"weird I have gotten quotes all the way down to $550 for a combing the 2 lots-- I do have a current ALTA that is 4 months old? So I guess I'll just go with the quote that was $550.00"
Upon seeing this I was actually relieved. You ever have that gut feeling that tells you to run from a project?
I was also a little confused and massively amused.
I wanted to call them and explain that they are setting themselves up for a very bad experience but then thought to hell with it, let them find out on their own.
I feel confident that they misconstrued the other surveyors scope unless the other surveyor is a complete moron.
Today I am the luckiest guy alive because I lost a project that was priced professionally. On the lower side of professional truth be told.
Peace out and have a great week surveyors.
It's getting psycho busy out there!!!!