I see it all of the time. Clients write me wanting to redesign their website, they want to kick their old site to the curb, up their game and really go pro with their site, but when it comes to the details, they haven't planned it out. They are just ready to hand over money and walk away with a new fancy machine.
The way to approach your redesign so it can last you years and make you beaucoup de largent (aka $$$)
Before you throw thousands of dollars at a design team, you ought to invest a bit of time into the vision for your new website and all of the moving pieces along with it. I created the Website Whispering Redesign Discovery to help my clients not only get the best bang for their investment, but also to help them really understand the scope of what their redesign could and should entail.