You shouldn’t pay more than you can afford

Looking around for tradesmen is not fun.

Some people may have a contact list of their usual plumber, decorator and electrician.

However, not all of us do.

Maybe you might like to look around for the best option.

Or, you may have noticed you are paying more than other people who got the same service.

Regardless of why you want to save money on tradesmen doesn’t matter.

Saving money doesn’t have to be complicated.

Things to keep an eye out for

When looking for a tradesman, there are things to consider when browsing around.

  • Their pricing – Do they offer a flat rate? Do they charge less under specific circumstances?
  • Reviews from clients – Could their pricing be justified by the previous happy customers they served?
  • What their service includes – You may think the cost of the service covers everything, but sometimes you will have to pay extra.

And, if something seems too good to be true, the reality is that it could be too good to be true.

You may not be doing a lot of research if you only want a new kitchen tap installed, but if you require a high-scale job to be performed, the best thing to do is lots of research.

Where you are going wrong.

Some people may not realise some of the simple mistakes they are making with their search for a tradesman.

Let’s say you want to look for ‘man and van removal services’, instead of looking around for ones that provide information about their pricing and what they include in their service, you may have made the mistake of clicking on the first ad result on Google.

Ad results are often not the best to click on when looking for a tradesman.

Anyone can have the top result if they are willing to pay more.

Just because the result is first, it does not mean they deliver top-quality services.

You might also ask a friend or a relative for a recommendation for a handyman.

While it may be a good idea, it is also important to understand that everyone has different expectations.

Remember: don’t settle for less than your version of perfect.