Originally Posted By: ddivito This post was automatically imported from our archived forum.
Why get involved in that? I used to give a “cost guide” from the FHA as a courtesy to my clients and it became a nightmare. They would quote these national averages instead of having a licensed technician tell them what the realistic cost would be. It became the unintentional cause of deal killers.
Give them a list of contractors in the area to call for that information.
Originally Posted By: jfasano This post was automatically imported from our archived forum.
Dennis, I knew I would get that response, but I get referrals from attorneys and they want repair costs, replacement costs and upgrade costs for their clients. I am also using a guide that does not reflect true costs and that is why I am looking for something better.
My report gives a range of prices for some things but it also states:
"Individual prices from contractors can vary substantially from these ranges. I advise that several bids be obtained on any work exceeding several hundred dollars. DO NOT RELY ON THESE PRICES...GET FURTHER ESTIMATES."
Hope this is helpful.
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