We discussed design agreements last week; today we’re going to look at them from another angle. The first step is setting the budget with the client.
A contractor in Hawaii sent in a note asking about a few sales issues.
We often hear from contractors dealing with a client who, for whatever reason, has decided to change the terms of their contract. Other professionals have the same problem.
A call came in from a friend recently. It seems that a client of his wants to cancel a signed design agreement.
One problem contractors run into is dealing with clients who want to change the scope of the project after signing the design agreement, and not realizing how it might impact their budget.
A design agreement allows you to get paid for your work. All too often, design efforts are either given away or end up being a waste of time.
If you want to make the best use of your time and not allow others to waste your time, don’t estimate major projects without a design agreement.