Dan Phillips - Being an absentee owner, I have entrusted management of my Brisbane property to Rental Trends for a number of years now. All dealings I have had with Ann and her team have met my expectations over this time, and I would highly recommend Rental Trends for their professional management in protecting all property interests.
We regularly have requests by our landlord clients for us to obtain several quotes for general repairs to be carried out on their rental property.
Our role as property managers is to work in your best interests, however we do ask you to keep certain things in mind when considering sourcing a number of quotes for general repairs.
Good tradespeople are hard to get! We only source the very best, and good tradespeople know that doing quotes can often result in no paid work. Further to this; being good tradespeople means they are usually kept busy! Therefore our tradespeople do charge for their time to produce quotes. These can range from $50-$100 each!
We trust our tradespeople! Some of our tradespeople are people that we have worked with for years. We know that they are good at what they do, charge reasonable rates and get the job done right the first time.
With this in mind, we recommend that in most cases, it is more cost effective just to get the job done first time, without having to shop around unnecessarily for quotes that can just cost you more money!
If you are preparing for expensive renovations to be done, obtaining several quotes is obviously a smart thing to do but for smaller more general repairs, it makes good sense (and good cents) to just get the job done!