Terry L. Walker, AIA Teams Up with ServiceMagic.com

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Seattle architect Terry L. Walker, AIA is now participating with ServiceMagic.com in the mew Exact match program now available in Seattle.

If you are trying to find an Architect you need to read this. One option to find an Architect, has always been to open the yellow pages and point, always a bit risky, for another, you can invite every architect who’s ever sent information or called on you over to the house, one at a time, or set up appointments and drive around town, to each one, it would take about 3 weeks - we don’t recommend these approaches.

Maybe you could Network with your colleagues at work, neighbors friends and through professional associations like the Seattle AIA to identify firms who design buildings similar to what you want, and/or visit their projects. Collect names from magazine articles, typically an initial list of no more than say, 10 should do it.

Better, pre-qualify the list by phone and narrow it down to 5-7 for initial screening, usually through a Request-for-Qualifications (RFQ). Send an RFQ to your list and then, based on what you get back, interview 3-5 firms. Got time for that?

Give firms ample time to respond to an RFQ. Every firm out there is always grateful for three to four weeks turn-around time. It is also helpful to list a name in the RFQ as a point of contact to answer questions about your project and/or arrange for a site visit. “We will have questions and we will want to visit!” There has got to be a better way?

Try Exact Match

Connecting using the power of the world wide web is a better option. Exact Match is faster smoother better way of finding and hiring an Architect. Fortunately ServiceMagic has simplified the process and moved this process to the cutting edge of the information age and now through the Exact Match Service you can contact a design professional in your area immediately after you review an online profile of a pre-selected professional in your area. No wasted time. Exact Match will save you a great deal of time and effort. It is comparatively effortless.

Why not click on the "Web Site" link provided to the right, to contact this ServiceMagic Professional directly. Click on "Exact Match Process".


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