Building Permit Expediter: Separating Myth from Fact

In this article, I am going to dispel some myths and reinforce some facts about building permit expediter. For more information or a personal consultation contact our team at (310) 275-7774.

Myth: All building permit expediters are pretty much the same

It’s tempting to think all building permit expediters are pretty much the same around the country. But, ask any veteran of the space and they’ll tell you about their favorite building permit expediter. The one that specializes in a specific area of the country and they wish worked everywhere! On the other hand, they can tell you horror stories about the time they haphazardly hired a cut-rate building permit expediter.


Fact: You should value permit expediting solutions over permit expediting services

 There is a clear difference between service and solution, services feel they are fulfilled by performing actions. While solutions are geared towards the final outcome and have a goal in mind. Building permit expediters that are worth their salt are knowledgeable, friendly, and creative. It’s hard to put down “leverage relationship” in an invoice, and that’s one of many things you want in a building permit expediter.


Myth: I won’t have problems with permits, therefore I don’t need a building permit expediter

 I’ve heard this time and again, folks think their projects are straightforward and can handle their own permits. This works for some cities and areas but there comes a moment when they want to go to a complicated or heavily metropolitan city and their normal methods don’t work. For roll-outs and shopping centers, it’s wisest to get a quality building permit expediter on the project.


Fact: I need a building permit expediter with planning or architecture experience

 I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard permit expediters claim they have planning experience but they have no educational background to justify the claim. A quick check on professional social networks and clients can see that the runners, who the firms claim have extensive planning experience, have merely interned with a city (sometimes in a department unrelated to where they work now). Dig into a firm and find out where their project managers actually worked and what they studied. If you’re not concerned with this then maybe you should opt for a courier service instead of a building permit expediter.


About Permit Advisors: Permit Advisors Inc. is a complete permit, entitlement consulting, and expediting firm based out of Beverly Hills, Ca. We go beyond just submitting plans, as you may have experienced with previous expediters. We have established strong relationships with officials of many municipalities and have numerous time and cost-saving strategies that we implement to efficiently complete projects. We aim to secure all permits as quickly as possible! We keep track of all the different aspects of the permitting process and make sure that the project is being given full attention by everyone on the team. We responsibly update clients and ensure that lines of communication are open between the Jurisdiction, the consultants and the client at all times. Contact us today for a consultation


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May 1, 2017 By admin