New member, new project
Want to introduce myself as I've been lurking in the background for a while. We are in the initial stages of planning a new home which includes tearing down an existing house and building a fairly large (approx 4500 sqft) new home. We close on the property in a few weeks, already have hired an architect to start design drawings, and are a little scared of what we are taking on. Since finding this forum and realizing the depth of knowledge it represents, I've been waiting for the right time to start what I am sure will be an endless stream of questions over the next year (hopefully only a year).
My first question has to do with the option of hiring an owner's rep. I have an acquaintance who is an owner's rep and he is trying to talk me into hiring him for the project. Would appreciate some opinions on the subject. I am pretty busy with my career and was thinking this would alleviate some of the pressure of project.