When I set up an appointment for the home inspection at the beginning of escrow, my buyer clients frequently ask if it’s necessary for them to be there. The answer is that their presence is
What's it cost? Depends on what you call it...
Dated: January 18 2020
A gate on the side of our house fell off of its hinges several weeks ago, and I had a tough time finding the right person to repair it. I researched and contacted a half-dozen fencing and gate companies, and heard consistent quotes in the range of $1,500 to $2,500, depending on the kind of gate I wanted to have installed. That was more money than I wanted to spend. I considered tackling the job myself (which would not have been a smart move), and then I tried doing a different kind of search. Instead of fencing companies, I searched for highly rated handymen.
A half-dozen emails and phone calls later, I found a qualified handyman who likes to tighten up and reinstall things like gates, and who charges $80 an hour. For only $200, I got what I wanted—my old gate in perfect working condition, ready for 5 – 10 more years of service. Lesson learned: when you set out to fix or improve something in your home, make sure that you are describing the job you really want done.
As a residential real estate executive with an extensive background in corporate marketing, I am able to apply unusually strong skills in marketing communications, e-marketing, strategic planning and ....