Painting and Decorating – Being Asked To Price An Insurance Job
Waste of time in my experience. They just use you for a quote
They can be ok. They generally give the funds to customer so you’re not waiting to get paid from them. If it’s someone I don’t know I charge for an insurance quote because there’s a lot of people who will just want the quote but have no intention of giving you the work. I just say it will be deducted from the job if I’m successful in getting it.
You do tend to get messed about a bit. Home owners are asked to get quotes for a pay out a lot of the time. I have had a couple of good ones
I’ve quoted about 10 in my time and never got 1. Waste of time in my opinion. Having said that, if someone asked me to go quote tomorrow for an insurance job, I can’t refuse it.
I Always charge for insurance quotes as they tend to just want a quote to get money…did 5 last year and didn’t get one
Been stung a few times on insurance quotes. As above 👆don’t bother
Stay away! they have set prices already for each task and they will not pay anything else, save your time and energy on jobs you know you can win👍
Charge high. I normally tell the client I’m charging high and putting £100 for them towards there excess so they push for you to get the job. Normally it’s the client who pays the insurance company, give them the money.
I’ve just done one, I was asked to do an insurance quote and a private quote for the same customer (separate work in the house) I added on a lot on the insurance job to cover materials for private job doing customer a favor. When It came to payment, he tried saying I said he can keep the insurance quote money and that I would just charge him the same day rate throughout on the private job but for the whole job. Didn’t back down from that and he coughed up the money. But just be careful they do try it
As everyone else has said, I’ve done a few quotes and never heard back from any of them. I think they send the quote off and do it themselves.
Do what David Fortnam says, that’s great advice. I do the same or even sometimes crank the price up and say I will do an extra room as well. The customer will get loads of quotes. Weeds out the cheap ones and just sends the insurance company the top three quotes
I charge 50 quid! Time wasters!!
Go and get your own experience, I’ve done a few now and not charged and not been messed around. I was worried sick as I hear all the stories on here