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Question DetailsAsked on 6/19/2011

The true 'going rate' for contractors

My question is: how do you know even after you have three estimates from three different recommended contractors, for instance painters, what the true 'going rate' for painters is. How can you know if the quotes are not ALL out of line or what the going 'ball park' rate should be? Thanks, I keep asking that question when I see rates that all seem very high compared to what I had thought they should be.

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I suggest that you purchase or go on line and look up the BlueBook Cost Guide. This book gives you general rates and times for all types of services and by region. It is the guide that insurance companies use to set job estimates for insurance claims. It is a general good guide, but you should not use it as the price you should pay. These are general guides and averages. Hope this helps.

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