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Unresponsive IDs

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tanyuanhan
by tanyuanhan
ago

Has anyone had a similar experience? A few IDs that I have reached out online seems to be unresponsive to my enquiries. I have even attached my requirements and floor plan but have issues getting to any one who is eager on my project. This is so frustrating.


Pearlyn_Goh
by Pearlyn_Goh
ago
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Yea it is not very uncommon actually, some firms (even big size firms) does not give a crap about managing their online communication channels. When I was choosing my IDs there were some firms whose showrooms i always pass by on my way to work. Thought they are quite established ones but when I check their profiles they barely have any projects or reviews. In the end they did not make my shortlist.


Pakoball
by Pakoball
ago
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I am also in the midst of shortlisting ID, contractors and its super tiring. Came across quite a number who dont even bother to provide quotations after telling them my budget but funny thing is they seem very nice while discussing on the front. Looks like more and more IDs are only trying to fish out those who are willing to spend 50k and above.


Bigcow
by Bigcow
ago
3

Some of the IDs i have met maciam like ah beng. During the meeting all was nice and friendly. After that no quotation or whatsoever. Keep saying got family problem, then say he outside without laptop etc. 2 weeks liao. Still no quote. In the end just disappear without any sound.


minionsgang
by minionsgang
ago
4

Yep. Some ID firms I encountered is don't entertain small budget client. Granted. If they have a small team, time spent on bigger project is better than dealing with smaller project. After all they have rentals, employees to cover.  Small house owners can only pray hard, especially during current tightening covid period.


Pakoball
by Pakoball
ago
5

A few weeks in I have to blacklist a few IDs already. Some because I had to repeatedly chase for quotation after the first meeting. Some after meet the first time tell me got family problems so was busy (wtf?), this la that. So I blacklist.


Sometimes it's all about who is your ID rather than which company he from. End to end its the ID as the person who is going to manage your project, even though he/she is utilizing the company's resources.


Bigcow
by Bigcow
ago
6

Does anyone have the ID MIA from them? Some IDs I enquire have'nt got back to me from a while... maybe my budget too low? 28K for 3 room flat...


Pearlyn_Goh
by Pearlyn_Goh
ago
7

Its quite common actually for non-responsive, that's why I usually chit-chat a bit with them online to see how these respond to new customers.


Some IDs bother to reply but they will subtly hint they have a minimum sum for the project. There will always be1 or 2 who didn't bother to reply despite calling & emailed them. Some atas one only wants to do condo/landed.


WaterLoo
by WaterLoo
ago
8

I was in the process of choosing an ID for my home. Made contact with 3 IDs and here were my experience:


a) ID 1: Unresponsive after 1st meet. We kept sharing her our design ideas - with no response from her. When she delayed on our second meeting (that too when we asked to confirm it was on) we realised they have too many projects; and if thats the attention we are getting now - better to dodge the bullet

b) ID 2: 1st meeting, took long time to hear the requirement. Postponed next meeting twice with assurance "sending quotations soon". Finally her laptop crashed :/

c) ID 3: Quoted twice the price for same concept than other two IDs who have given us quotation thus far. 20 to 50% more maybe make sense if better quality, better materials etc, but twice the price???


All 3 are eliminated and I am still in the process of searching. Would not engage any ID who is not punctual, unprepared and no REAL portfolio of previously completed projects.


Unresponsive IDs

Updated on 18 June 2021
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