Hiring a painting contractor can lead to anxiety for many people. Are you suffering with feelings of worry and anxiety as you begin your search? If you’re looking to hire one for a large-scale project, there’s no doubt that you may be concerned about cost. At RCI Painting, we realize that you want to get excellent quality at a reasonable price. This is one of the main reasons why we are one of the most affordable painting companies in South Florida.
Today, we are going to give you some tips that will help you get discounts from us or whatever painting contractor you decide to hire. Are you ready to make good decisions and start saving? Simply follow these proven steps today.
This may seem like a simple step in the process, but many people seem to overlook it. Have you ever heard the saying, “a closed mouth doesn’t get fed”? Well, a closed mouth often doesn’t get discounts either. Before settling on a painting contractor, don’t just settle for the quote that they present you with. Ask if there’s anything you can do to get a discount. Maybe there’s a membership card that will lead to a 10-20 percent discount. Or perhaps you can fill out a survey or review card to get a certain percentage back once the job is completed. However, it is up to you to be assertive to get the discounts that you’re seeking. Don’t depend on someone else to save you money. Ask questions!
Shopping around isn’t only important to ensure that you get the lowest quotes and access to the most reputable companies. It is important to have multiple quotes so that you can pin painting contractors against each other in a way. When one company gives you a quote, be sure to mention to them that you have many options and the company on the other side of the town is ready and willing to do it for less. In most cases, once this happens, the company you really want will counter offer in order to keep your business. Competition is a healthy thing that pushes people and companies to perform better. This same logic applies to painting contractors. Why wouldn’t you take advantage of this tool? Go out and get 3-5 quotes and make sure each painting contractor is well aware that you’re shopping around before you make your decision.
Let’s face it; many companies try to sell customers more than they need. While we don’t operate this way at RCI Painting, we realize that it is common practice with many companies on the market. If you want to ensure that you’re not being overcharged and/or you plan to get a considerable discount, you must be eligible about exactly what you want and need. For instance, if you’re hiring a painting contractor to take care of a small community, why would you allow one to give you the same quote that would be given to someone who needs a large housing community painted as well as some commercial buildings? Remember, being knowledgeable about your requests is the best way to get discounts and avoid unnecessary bills.
There’s nothing wrong with being a suck up when a discount is on the line. When you speak to the painting contractors, make sure that you’re sweet and attentive. Ask them if there’s anything that you can do to make their job easier. When they show up to actually work, stay out of their way so they can be productive. Feel free to offer the team fresh lemonade or water and small snacks. Remember, your discount doesn’t have to be set in stone long before the painting contractors arrive at your home. If you’re sweet and kind enough, you might just get an offer for the discount that you’ve been waiting for.