Top Five Mistakes: Quotes - Comparing apples with oranges
Wall Treats are Auckland Master Painters. Through working as exterior and interior painters in Auckland for over 15 years, we see homeowners making the same avoidable painting mistakes again and again. These mistakes cost homeowners financially and can cause significant stress.
In response we have put together a special series to outline the top five mistakes people make when having their homes painted, and how to avoid making them.
We will share one mistake each month. This month we look at how you go about sourcing quotes.
Mistake 1: Obtaining quotes from painters who are not of the same calibre
“Dealing with Ashley, and looking at other projects Wall Treats had carried out, was what moved us to engage Wall Treats. Ashley was so timely, professional and considered. She really thought about how best to get the job done for us.”
Mr Thegn Ladefoged
When undertaking a major project such as house painting, it makes sense to get a number of quotes. We want to know that the price we are being given is reasonable, and the quote process gives us a chance to gauge the manner and professionalism of the contractor and decide how we feel about working with them.
However, to be able to effectively compare quotes, it is important to put some thought into requesting them from businesses of the same calibre.
For example, if using a Master Painter is important to you, naturally you will request quotes only from registered Master Painters. However even within this category there are variances, and each runs their business differently.
If dealing with a professional contractor is important to you, when seeking quotes consider:
- Are they recommended by people you trust?
- Are they backed with good reviews and testimonials?
- What do your interactions with them tell you about their professionalism?
Businesses that hold themselves to a similar standard of work and professionalism should provide similar quotes. If you get quotes from businesses that run very different operations you can end up with a significant variance in price. It can be very tempting to accept the lowest price – and house painting is an area where you really do get what you pay for.
If you want your home painted by award winning Auckland Master Painters who consistently provide excellent workmanship and superior customer service, get in touch for a quote.
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