For all you DIY’ers out there!

January 22nd, 2014

How often have you done a DIY project and invested countless hours researching and comparing bids?

Today’s post is by Dennis Nicoletti: Manager at SafeSourcing.

It wasn’t until I began working at SafeSourcing that I realized the absolute value and benefits of having a professional do the sourcing (aka) the “heavy lifting”, no matter what or size of the project.  I recently moved into a pre-owned home that needed some home improvements some of which I could do myself. Other projects required professionals.   My wife and I prioritized the projects and developed a cursory budget and that’s was the easy part. 

Contractor/supplier research – not only did I have to call friends, family and neighbors but I also spent an inordinate amount of time (evenings and weekends) calling, qualifying, getting estimates over the phone and in my home.  BTW – the in-home estimates were painful and exhausting after a work day.

Bid comparisons– Once all the above was completed (or should I say all I could handle) I compared best bids, services and warranties, then began the elimination period of the process. That was time consuming as well (more evenings and weekend shot).  By now I was thinking; “do I really need to do this project”?

Summary – Once I had decided on the best overall bid, I still did more leg work to be sure I understood all aspects of what was going to be provided by the contractor/supplier as well as doing my best to minimize my costs.  Again, more time and energy.

Result – In the end I got what I wanted and was happy with the cost.  However, the one thing I could never get back was my evening and weekend time usually spent with family.  That’s when it hit me…what we do at SafeSourcing keeps our customers focused on their day to day business while we do all the heavy lifting, utilizing our vast supplier data base, expertise and professional project teams that will save you money…EVERY TIME.

For more information on how we can help you with your procurement needs or on our “Risk Free” trial program, please contact a SafeSourcing Customer Service Representative.  We have an entire customer services team waiting to assist you today.

As always, we look forward to your comments.

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