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Old 08-20-2018, 08:55 AM   #16
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Re: Are contractors (on HomeAdsivor, angieslist, etc) generally expensive?


The customer is going to pay for everything regardless.
Example of contractor estimate break down.
Wagers , Benefits & payroll , overtime , pay roll taxes , materials , sales taxes , rental cost , permits = $$$$$.
Plus contractor overhead , contractor profit & contractor commission = $$$$$$.
Now add the contractors markup = $$$$

Total the above & that is your contract price to the customer now who is going to pay for all of this ?
Hire someone that does not have this king of break down will not make a profit to support him or pay his bills. If the customer wants to see this breakdown that's fine but he has NO right to change anything on it.
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Old 08-20-2018, 09:15 AM   #17
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Is it different than any other form of advertisement?
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Old 08-20-2018, 09:39 AM   #18
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Is it different than any other form of advertisement?
No different all the contractor has to do is add any cost to his breakdown check list if the customer does not like the price he can go else were.

I found out many , many years ago that I could wait it out and make three times the amount money by correcting the mistakes of the contractor that got the job for a low price and yes the customer had to pay for both.
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Old 08-20-2018, 10:11 AM   #19
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Home Advisor picks contractors out of the air. If they find a business card on the ground, they will call that person & try to sell him job leads not just jobs. A contractor pays for the leads no matter if they get the job or not. If they called me once, they called me at least 10 times. Finally, I told them that I was retired & the guy hung up the phone in a split second. If he had taken the time to say thank you & good bye, he would have lost time on the next call.
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