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You have an in-ground sprinkler system that needs to be serviced each spring and winterized when the weather turns cold. So can you cut a deal on maintenance services? Possibly.

"It's a competitive world," says Leonard Ritz, a former contractor who is now an attorney with the New York firm of Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C.

Attitude is important, too. This is still a professional who's trying to make a living, Silva says, so negotiation has to be conducted tactfully. "But you can always say to them, 'Can we set up some sort of process where you give me a deal because you have guaranteed work?'"


 

 

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