Posted by Tim on September 13, 2003 at 17:51:25:
Guess I need to brush up on my state abbreviations!
I too would be leary of realying on seller…(s)he would have done it when they lived there if they were motivated. $500 in materials costs seems reasonable, but labor is always going to make or break a budget, oftentimes the materials are the inexpensive part.
The good news is I am far from the only person who owns a handyman service and can get things done for very reasonable rates, and usually very promptly. Check in your phone book or as the PM or neighbors for recommendations on who they have used. You want to have someone who comes recommended, as it is all to easy to start a business like this, and there is no test of how much one really knows…