Is it profitable to buy a repaired apartment, or buy an apartment without repair and repair it?
We will try to answer this question in the article.
You can repair your bought apartment without repair in 2 ways: find an individual master, buy the building materials yourself and entrust repairs to repair teams or companies that provide materials themselves. "Marja" based on information collected from people who repaired their apartment, recounted the main difficulties encountered in the repair.
REPAIR WITH THE HELP OF INDIVIDUAL MASTERS
Let's say you talk with an individual master thinking "I'll repair my apartment as I wish," in this time you should take into account the following difficulties.
2. You have to pay for work more than you thought. Usually, individual masters without building materials work for a price within 70-110 manats per 1 square meter. If you require the master additional work, then probably he will start to "mumble". Since, in the process of repair, the apartment owner can change his mind several times. Sometimes the renovated part of the apartment is destroyed, as the owner of the apartment does not like it, in case the rooms are not considered beforehand, the kitchen, corridor, bathroom and toilet are changed, etc. If you want the master not to grumble, you will have to pay him extra.
3. Time spent buying materials and spoiled nerves. If you chose that the building materials will be bought by yourself, please note that this will take at least 3 months. You will often have to go to the market and store of building materials. And the most debilitating side is that you have to go to the store several times, if the materials you bought are not sufficient for repair on the list written by the master. Some materials will remain superfluous and money in this form will be lost. In addition, when buying construction materials, sellers will tell you higher prices, cheated during reckoning, and sometimes you will not be able to find the material that you need, and this can spoil your mood.
4. You are not a master, and therefore do not have information about the secrets of repair. The master chooses the easiest jobs for the comfort of his work, although if he made repairs a little hard, the work would be more beautiful and quality.
5. Theft and absence of savings in building materials. Pray that your master will not be "dishonest" and use construction materials with savings. If in the evening the master in his handbag will carry construction materials to his home or spend construction materials without saving, this will lead to the fact that you will be spent extra.
6. Repair takes much time. If many masters are inclined hastily after giving their work to get money, some masters are irresponsible. Many such masters who drink alcohol in the evening, come to work late in the morning, often sleep "drunk", often do not come to work. In some cases, the repair process lasts 5-7 months, and this causes a waste of time and the spoiled nerves of the owner of the house.
ASSIGNMENT OF AN APARTMENT TO REPAIR BRIGADS OR COMPANIES
Recently, the number of construction companies in Baku has increased dramatically. Such companies report that they repair every 1 sq.m. of apartments for 180-250 manats. This price includes payment to the master, construction materials and design. If you read this price, you say "perfect", then you hurry. Usually these prices include repairs with ordinary cheap building materials, doors to the rooms are bought by the owner of the apartment. If you want a different and high-quality repair, the price will necessarily increase and rise to 350-500 manats.
BUY FROM COMPANIES SELLING REPAIRED APARTMENTS
Common practice in recent years in the world and Azerbaijan has shown that the best option is to buy an apartment from well-known companies that hand over repaired apartments. Such companies are professionals in the repair work, they use higher quality materials, create an opportunity for apartment owners to choose the design and make changes to the project, the relations between neighbors do not deteriorate, as all apartments in the building are repaired and handed over simultaneously, etc.
REPAIR IS NOT IMPLEMENTED WITH CHEAP MATERIALS
The representative of the company "Crystal Absheron" informed the "Marja" that one of the biggest advantages of the company in the apartment market is the delivery of fully repaired apartments:
"WE GET CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS CHEAPER THAN MARKET PRICES"
The company official said that some people think that the repair process is very convenient and prefer to repair the apartment themselves. But at the end of the repair they realize that they made an erroneous decision:
In fact, high-quality repairs which cost 250 manats per 1 sq. m. to the company will cost people to 450-500 manats. We take into account that our company buys products for wholesale prices directly from the manufacturer. Therefore, construction materials cost us for very low prices. In addition, people may not have enough information about repairs, but we know our business. There are people who cannot complete the repair of the apartment within 6-7 months, but build the building and hand over it within 1 year by completing repair as well".