Sunday, 25 October 2020

How to Cut a Home Renovation Project’s Cost | Consumer Reports

Getting bids from at least three contractors will give you a good sense of the market, and also provide some bargaining power In a Consumer Reports national survey of general contractors 96% said they would be willing to negotiate the price of a job

Now, conventional wisdom holds that you should always throw out the highest bid But if you think that's the best contractor for the job, it's worth trying to negotiate a lower price Keeping the business of repeat customers was the biggest reason to haggle cited by 75% of contractors, who reported offering a 10% median discount So if there's additional work coming down the line, definitely mention that during the negotiation process

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