Getting a contractor to bid your work

Selecting a Contractor

Some Owners are confused when contractors are not over-eager to bid the work. If contractors believe you are not ready to buy the work, or you are just a price shopper, they may feel that you are not worth their time. Here is how you can get them to bid.

  • Tell the contractor you are getting only three bids. You are not looking for ten.
  • Tell the contractor you are not looking for the lowest bid, but the best value for your dollar.
  • If you were referred to the contractor or you saw his work and liked it, make sure to mention that.