Posted by Lonnie on May 04, 2000 at 20:33:22:
I would get a price based on the job, rather than by the hour. And also a firm estimate on the completion date. It’s amazing how slow some people can work if paid by the hour. It’s pretty simple to figure what the material will cost, just figure what’s needed and check the prices in the store. Also, cost will vary according to whether you get the material, or your rehab man does. Have your rehab man explain how long each job will take, add the two together and you will have a pretty good estimate.
As for total cost, it will depend on how long it takes (the longer it takes, the more lot rent you pay, and longer your money is tied up.) Compare the time and cost against what you can sell for. I usually figure what I think a job will cost, and then add 25% for safety.