Why is it so hard to get Contractors out to my house and give me a bid?
Santa Barbara is a unique community. On the one hand, we have tons of Contractors who either live in the area or work here. But the next closest place to live outside of Santa Barbara is far enough away that it turns away many who are otherwise more business savvy, who usually live in bigger cities and don’t come here. As a result, most local Contractors are already very busy with the shortage of good tradespeople to service our local needs. Furthermore, many Contractors are either do-it-yourselfers or run very small crews. This makes it easier for them to stay busy since they have limited people on their team to handle the needs of their customers. But it also makes it harder for them to find time to meet with new people. And if a Contractor already has work, and a voicemail full of people calling to get more help, he really doesn’t need to call you back or come to your house to “bid” on your job. You may even have a really great job for him to do… but it really doesn’t take much to keep a small team busy, let alone one man working by himself. So if you find you are not getting called back, or getting stood up for your appointments, try to not take it too personally. You probably just aren’t calling the right Contractor yet. Is his voicemail full? Big red flag. Too busy for you.
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