Do you Negotiate on Price?

Generally speaking, the answer is no. We give the lowest price we possibly can to produce high quality craftsmanship on every project. This means that any reduction in price will substantially harm us.

But that doesn’t mean you don’t have options.

While we cannot reduce our price for any item included in the scope of your project, we may be able to substitute less expensive materials, or cross off any non-essential line items to help reduce the total cost of the project.

In the end you have to make a choice regarding which contractor you choose. Either you are choosing a contractor to get the job done well, and that comes with a certain price tag attached, or you are choosing a contractor to get the job done cheap, and that comes a with a loss of quality.

It is simply not possible to choose both high quality and a lower cost.

It all comes down to which is more important to you. Price or quality. Just because you have a specific budget that you cannot go past doesn’t mean you have to settle for lower quality, but it may mean you have to settle for less overall work getting done.

At Harris Home Improvement, we only focus on providing high quality craftsmanship. We work to ensure that everything gets done right and well the first time, and we provide a Warranty for any instances in which we fail in this regard.

There is one final thing to consider when it comes to negotiations. Even after you get the price reduced to fit within your budget, you need to keep in mind that surprises always happen on every project that end up making the project cost more than initially expected.

The larger and more complex the project, the older the home being remodeled, the more surprises are likely to happen that will end up driving up the total cost by the end of the project. Failure to keep this in mind could end up causing terrible problems for both you and the contractor you end up choosing.

So, if you have a very specific budget that you simply cannot go over, make sure you ensure the estimated cost of the project leaves enough room to account for these surprises. A good rule of thumb is at least 10%. But for more complex projects, especially one’s in older homes, it may end up costing as much as 20% more than estimated.

We hope this helps you.

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