I have a lot to learn about pricing and how to figure out a fair price.
I learned this a long time ago when I got estimates for replacing the roof and fixing the chimney on my primary home. The estimates were very far apart, the highest more than double the lowest. I ended up going with the lowest one after getting references and was very pleased with the work.
Later I learned it again about mowing when I sought a few times to have someone mow the lawn at my second home, which I normally do myself. I kept getting estimates of $150. Today a very experienced company owner offered me a variety of prices ranging from $30 to $100 depending on the level of service. He recommended $30. I went with $75.
I wish I knew how to gain confidence with these things. I think I end up doing okay, but it's never easy. It's never comfortable.
Does anyone have any insights about how to make it easier?
I go by referals and talking to ppl about their vendors.
And once I find a good one, I'm pretty loyal but will let them know that I will get other bids.
Being a Realtor and investor helps in my number of contacts, and to keep good vendor bc they know I will not only use by refer them if I remain happy.
Price is important but RESPONSIVE, RELIABLE, and REASONABLE is my main points
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