Want to renovate your home or maybe resurface your pool? I always advise getting three estimates before hiring someone.
Deb Schubert thought that's what she was doing when she wanted a price to cut some trees down, but she got a surprise from the tree cutter she did not choose.
The business wanted a 20% cancellation fee saying that Deb had signed a contract, not an estimate.
Estimates are not binding.
While the tree trimmer eventually dropped his demands, it's a good reminder.
Anything you sign can be binding. Make sure to read the entire document before giving your signature.
Most estimates don't require a signature and you shouldn't sign one.