My girlfriends and I were discussing this topic recently…. when you need to hire someone to do some work on your home- paint a room, replace a boiler (!), repair a leaky faucet, do you have multiple service providers come to your home to give you an estimate? Or do you just get a recommedation from a friend or off of Angie's List and go with the first guy you make an appontment with?
Still not feeling comfortable?
1. It Makes You a More Educated Consumer
2. Providers Will Sharpen Their Pencil More if They Know They Need to Be Competitive!
3. Money Isn't the Only Factor in Your Decision