Ridiculous Home Repair Fees - Home Inspections
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
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 4x4 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 phonebook and start calling local contractors.