Austin Area Home Service Pricing Guide

By | October 8, 2016

Bargain rate vs Market rate

Market rate is the average rate you can run into every day. Bargain rate is usually hard to find. You will have to screen a lot of contractors from different channels in order to get the bargain rate. Finding providers on BestValuePros.com will save you a lot of time with locating home service professionals offering the best value.

Mowing

Yard size (sqft) Weekly price Biweekly price
Small (<6000) $25 $30
Medium (6000~12000) $30 $35
Large (12000~20000) $35 $40

Flooring

Engineered wood

Material: $2-$10/sqft
Installation: Market rate: $3/sqft. Bargain rate: $2/sqft
Removal: Market rate: $3/sqft. Bargain rate: $2/sqft

Solid Wood

Material: $3-$10/sqft

Installation: Market rate: $4/sqft. Bargain rate: $3/sqft
Removal: Market rate: $3/sqft. Bargain rate: $2/sqft

Laminate

Material: $1-$3/sqft
Installation: Market rate: $2/sqft. Bargin rate: $1/sqft.

Tile

Material: $1-$10/sqft
Installation: Market rate: $3/sqft. Bargain rate: $1.5/sqft
Removal: Market rate: $3/sqft. Bargain rate: $2/sqft

Cleaning

Market rate: $25/hour
Value rate: $20/hour

Handyman

Market rate: $75/hour
Bargain rate: $50/hour

Plumbing

Market rate: $100/hour
Bargain rate: $70/hour

Electrician

Market rate: $100/hour
Bargain rate: $75/hour

Interior Painting

Paint the interior wall of 1000 sqft house (labor only, not including ceiling):
Market rate: $1500. Bargain rate: $700

This information is put together based on the input from the community and might not be always accurate or up-to-date. If you have different opinions about an existing category or would like add a new category, please feel free to comment.

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