Ridiculous Home Repair Fees
It’s hard to imagine, but very few people listen to the advice from contractor referral services, the better business bureau or the Department of consumer affairs. It’s extremely important to get at least two estimates, but it would be best to get at least three estimates, on any home repairs that you’re going to have done to your property.
Here’s the benefit of getting at least three estimates. You now have three individual prices, to compare. If you only had one price, and nothing to compare it to, how would you know that you actually getting a fair deal.
My mother-in-law was selling her house and she had a home inspection company, do the required home inspection, so that she could sell her home, under the required guidelines of the government. The home inspector also left her with an estimates for the home repairs, that needed to be done.
I only had one word to say about this estimate, it was the most ridiculous home repair fee that I had ever seen, up until that point in my life. I have seen plenty more sense and continue to be amazed at some of the prices that some of these home inspection companies, charge for their services.
To replace an eight-foot 4×4 post, they were going to charge her $400. The repair man suggested that he could do it a lot cheaper, if he didn’t go through their company. Eliminating the middleman is what I call it and keeping all the money for yourself.
If you don’t want to pay a ridiculous home repair fees, you’re going to have to spend some time, and get a few estimates. There’s no getting around it, get out the phone book and start calling local contractors.