The Construction Leading Edge Podcast

You should walk into every contract expecting to negotiate?  Learn what to look for and how to quit getting screwed.

What you'll get from this construction podcast episode with construction attorney Karalynn Cromeens:

- The bid and scope are never the same, and not understanding the difference has cost some people their business.

- There's no room for charity in a business transaction.

- What is the first rule of subcontracts?

- Common misconceptions about subcontracts.

- How liens work and why they are leverage.

- You should walk into every subcontract expecting to negotiate. What are some negotiation strategies?

- Clauses to look out for in subcontract agreements

- How to negotiate a "Pay when paid" clause

- "Being clear is kind."

- You say that "the bid and scope are never the same" and that you've had clients lose their entire business because they didn't realize this.

- Tell us about the Subcontractor Institute

- Talk about your book - Quit Getting Screwed

Resources mentioned in this construction podcast episode:

Quit Getting Screwed: Understanding and Negotiating the Subcontract by Karalynn Cromeens-

Billd - They'll pay your supplier up front and give you 120 day terms.  Learn more and estimate your cash flow needs at

3 Questions to Help You Get Paid for Estimates -

Mastermind Group for CoConstruct Users-


How you can connect with Karalynn Cromeens

Karalynn Cromeens on LinkedIn -

Company website -


Direct download: Construction_Leading_Edge_197_MIX.mp3
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