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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
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I'm always looking for a "good" contractor to assist my clients for a "better" price. 

Aug 01, 2015 10:44 PM
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Ritu Desai
Samson Properties - Ashburn, VA
Virginia Realtor-Fairfax/Loudoun/PW-703-625-4949

Our home inspection addendum requires licensed contractor to do the job and receipt provided. I prefer to use someone who will standby their work. Depending on the issue we request few quotes or use someone we know.

 

 

Aug 01, 2015 11:41 PM
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Penny Brockway
Brockway Realty - League City, TX

A little of both.  I usually go back to the tried and true ones, but when I need someone for a different type of job, I'll check with fellow agents to see who they recommend.

Aug 01, 2015 11:17 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Since I will ultimately be 'accountable' for the recommendation, I only refer those who are proven assets.

If they are price shopping, I'll hand them the phone book. (Well, I don't know where one would find a phone book so they go to big G)

By the way, my proven assets have demonstrated accountability, professionalism and competitive (not cheapest) pricing.

For instance, I have a low cost roofer for whom you must wait (use for flips) and another roofer who can be more responsive.

Aug 01, 2015 11:06 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

that's one of those "depends" questions.   Depends on the depth of the issue that needs repair and who the seller is paying for the repair (if my listing) or buyer on the selling side.  Sometimes they want more than one price, if they do I get it.

Aug 01, 2015 11:00 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I tend to use the contractors who have been reliable and reasonable in the past.

Aug 01, 2015 10:57 PM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

If I have a known and trusted vendor, that is my first choice.  Otherwise I shop for the best choice (not necessarily the best price).

Aug 02, 2015 05:05 AM
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Stefan Winter
Real Estate in IL & NV | Owner of Real Estate Web Tech | Daily Vlogger - Las Vegas, NV
Owner - Winter Group & Real Estate Web Tech

Decision is up to my client, I am happy to recommend some contractor I know are good and price their work fairly.

Aug 02, 2015 03:11 AM
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

It depends on the repair.  For some such those type of repairs I have not ever had done in the past or recent pasts, I will shop around.  For other repairs, I use the same people all the time until something makes me switch.  In other cases, the first contractor who even shows up gets the job.

Aug 02, 2015 02:30 AM
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Spirit Messingham
Tierra Antigua Realty - Tucson, AZ
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I always try to get three bids from licensed contractors.

Aug 02, 2015 01:33 AM
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Dan Pittsenbarger
Keller Williams Western Realty - Bellingham, WA
Improving Conditions

If it's a repair that I know fits in with my frequently called upon contractors that were arleady shopped and have done a great job for a great price for other clients, I refer one or more of them. If it's job that's outside of my regulars expertise, I ask around.

Aug 02, 2015 12:54 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
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we use several different contractors in our area who are very fairly priced and do good work....those are the names we give out ..

Aug 02, 2015 12:40 AM
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Hella Mitschke Rothwell
(831) 626-4000 - Honolulu, HI
Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker

If I hire a contractor, I usually stick to my favorites. Cheaper is not necessarily better or faster. Service and quality is big in my books. But if a client needs to hire one, I suggest choices. Just because I like someone's work doesn't mean the client would and therein lies liability if I specifically suggest someone.

Aug 02, 2015 12:26 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I have certain contractors that have proven themselves...low price is not everything,

Aug 02, 2015 12:02 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
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Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School I would stick with contractors who I know I can depend on to do a good job.

Aug 01, 2015 11:58 PM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
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The decision is up to our principal.

Aug 01, 2015 11:44 PM
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Sara Wagner
Woodland Management Service - Adams, WI
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Both, a short list.

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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
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Depends, for most things we have a list of people that we can rely on.

Feb 18, 2018 11:25 PM