Do you struggle when negotiating for better prices on your home improvement projects? You’re not alone. Most people are uncomfortable talking about money, plus haggling often seems like you’re asking for someone to do you a favor.
Well, there are tricks to get a Sarasota fence installation contractor such as Florida Fence to charge you less without sounding like you are negotiating. Here are three of them.
Get multiple bids
The good thing about getting contractors to bid for your project is that you can honestly let all bidders know that you are doing so. That gets everyone to know that you are really interested in a friendly quote. Knowing they’re competing against other contractors will certainly drive their prices down.
That said, don’t always go for the cheapest offer unless you have a guarantee of quality.
Buy supplies yourself
Your contractor will usually offer to buy the supplies and charge you the amount, but you’re generally better off doing this yourself. The fact is, if you take care of the supplies, you can always shop around for the best prices, something your contractor may not do.
Just be sure to confirm how much material you need to buy so you don’t keep going back to the shops.
Install during slower months
Installing your fence in the off-peak season can get you better rates than doing so when business is booming. Find out what period of the year contractors don’t have many projects, and get a quote during that time.
Even if weather conditions don’t permit the project to be done at the time, chances are the contractor will offer you a better deal when business is slow.
All of your home improvement projects will usually cost you some money, but there are always ways to save dollars in the process. All you need to do is select a contractor carefully, take care of the supplies yourself and time the project smartly.