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How Local Vendors Produce Surprising Results

How Local Vendors Produce Surprising Results

Benefits of Using Local Vendors

In our culture, super-sized business – from the big-box retail store to the behemoth financial institution – continues to thrive. However, the cries of “go local!” are growing louder in many sectors, whether you’re buying fresh produce, shopping for a loan, or seeking out an exterminator for your complex.

Some might wonder if it’s worth utilizing local, independent vendors – after all, sometimes it costs more upfront, and isn’t just to easier to go with what you know? I say yes, it’s absolutely worth it to patronize local vendors – for so many reasons.

I think you’ll find that you’re surprised at how beneficial it can be. Here are just a few of the ways it can help you and your business, and community:

 

  • It’s Personal: When you “go local,” you’re very likely to establish relationships with vendors, and there’s a certain accountability inherent in those personal relationships. When you trust a person and support his/her livelihood, they appreciate it – and are likely to return the favor by providing personalized, top-notch service.
  • Quicker Response Time: A big chain might not be able to service major appliances at your facility for two weeks, but you need the service in two days.  Odds are, a local vendor will be able to get you an appointment on the books much more quickly.
  • Easier Access, Communication: You can wait on hold for an hour for a customer service operator at a chain store call center. When you call a local business, you’ll probably be dealing with a lot less red tape – the person answering the phone may even be the company owner.
  • More Benefit to Local Economy: When you support local businesses, more money stays and circulates in the local economy – that’s always a good thing, especially in the arena of real estate and commercial property management services.

 

Of course, choosing to work with an independent business doesn’t mean they get a free pass – you should still practice due diligence, making sure they’re established and reputable.

As local property managers in San Diego, we work with numerous reliable, hard-working local business owners. Check out some local vendors for your company, and see what they can do for you! 

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