Cheap...isn't always best.

Real Estate Broker/Owner with WHISPERING PINES REALTY 20398180

In today's world of get it for as little as possible, isn't always the way to go.

I compare the junk at Walmart and what my local Hardware store has...(A mom and pop shop).

Yes I pay a bit more but I get GOOD stuff.

Same goes for repairs.

I have a list of contractors...

Most are mid priced to the lower end.

I don't have any that claim to be the cheapest because I don't want my clients to complain about shoddy work.

You can buy cheap now and replace it later decent now and have it for a long time.

Comments (11)

Terri Poehler
Realtor - Coral Springs, FL
Coral Springs Real Estate Agent

This is so true. I can hear my husband now . . . You get what you pay for!!

Jul 23, 2013 11:47 AM
Andrea Swiedler
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties - New Milford, CT
Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT

Bill, you are so right. One way to get off my list is to do a bad job. And you get exactly what you pay for indeed.

Jul 23, 2013 11:53 AM
Bette Gottwald
UNITED REAL ESTATE | Central PA - Mechanicsburg, PA
"Bet"on Central PA Real Estate!

William, I agree with you, plus I too, like to deal with "Mom and Pop," rather than the big box stores.  Mom and Pop stores have real personality and super personal service.

Jul 23, 2013 12:54 PM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTORĀ®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Good point!  You get what you pay for with most things, and repairs are in that category as well.

Jul 23, 2013 02:48 PM
Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

It's "priceless" when you find the right person for the job or the right item to buy, regardless of the cost

Jul 23, 2013 08:42 PM
Kathy Sheehan
Bay Equity, LLC 770-634-4021 - Atlanta, GA
Senior Loan Officer

William, this is the same wise advice my Grandfather gave me years ago.

Jul 23, 2013 10:55 PM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

Agreed. Fix it now once or a couple of times in the future.  I find that the old time hardware store is becoming more & more valuable when you have places like Home Depot & Walmart thrown in the mix.

Jul 23, 2013 11:48 PM
Laura Giannotta
Keller Williams Realty - Atlantic Shore - Little Egg Harbor, NJ
Your Realtor Down the Shore!

William I agree.  I like buying where they understand what they're selling and stand behind it!

Jul 24, 2013 04:09 AM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I have to agree with you all the way. I will pay more for a quality item and have it for a long time.

Jul 24, 2013 11:49 PM
Vern Eaton
Askov, MN
Realtor 651-674-7449

It can be very hard to find American made or other good quality in a small town.

Jul 28, 2013 10:25 AM
Randi Brammer
Randi Brammer, Acctg. - Hinckley, MN
Accountant & Tax Preparer

sometime it is all you can afford for the time being.  Quality is always the best way to go if possible.

Jul 29, 2013 09:31 AM