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Most Outrageous Quote? (by WMH [NC]) Jun 19, 2022 12:50 PM
       Most Outrageous Quote? (by WMH [NC]) Jun 19, 2022 12:50 PM
       Most Outrageous Quote? (by plenty [MO]) Jun 19, 2022 1:28 PM
       Most Outrageous Quote? (by Barb [MO]) Jun 19, 2022 2:22 PM
       Most Outrageous Quote? (by Ken [NY]) Jun 19, 2022 2:41 PM
       Most Outrageous Quote? (by WMH [NC]) Jun 19, 2022 3:07 PM
       Most Outrageous Quote? (by gevans [SC]) Jun 19, 2022 3:58 PM
       Most Outrageous Quote? (by WMH [NC]) Jun 19, 2022 4:17 PM
       Most Outrageous Quote? (by Small potatoes [NY]) Jun 19, 2022 10:17 PM
       Most Outrageous Quote? (by David [MI]) Jun 20, 2022 7:37 AM
       Most Outrageous Quote? (by FloridaNative [FL]) Jun 20, 2022 9:46 AM
       Most Outrageous Quote? (by Sisco [MO]) Jun 20, 2022 11:21 AM
       Most Outrageous Quote? (by Hoosier [IN]) Jun 20, 2022 2:09 PM
       Most Outrageous Quote? (by David [MI]) Jun 21, 2022 7:00 AM
       Most Outrageous Quote? (by WMH [NC]) Jun 21, 2022 8:42 AM
       Most Outrageous Quote? (by Nicole [PA]) Jun 21, 2022 12:14 PM
       Most Outrageous Quote? (by Lana [IN]) Jun 21, 2022 4:41 PM
       Most Outrageous Quote? (by plenty [MO]) Jun 22, 2022 7:04 AM

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Most Outrageous Quote? (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: Jun 19, 2022 12:50 PM
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I think I received my most outrageous quote ever the other day. And it wasn't for landlord stuff.

I'm advertising for a housekeeper. Specifically, I need one to come in weekly and do floors (vac, mop) and bathrooms. That's it. I have a very bad back and just can't do those things very well.

No dusting, no laundry, no kitchen cleaning, no dealing with clutter. I have 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, a living room, a kitchen, 2 hallways and 1 set of stairs.

What do you think that should cost? (I know first clean might be more.) --50.82.xxx.xxx




Most Outrageous Quote? (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: Jun 19, 2022 12:50 PM
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Forgot to post the actual quote:

$600 --50.82.xxx.xxx




Most Outrageous Quote? (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Jun 19, 2022 1:28 PM
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So $125 week? Can you find a highschool kid? How long do you think they would be at your house? 8 hours? --172.58.xx.xx




Most Outrageous Quote? (by Barb [MO]) Posted on: Jun 19, 2022 2:22 PM
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Wow! for $600 I think my housekeeper might come out there. Well, once. LOL.

I pay $30 an hour for my regular cleaning crew. They have a business license and insurance. A mom and her two daughters and they hire on additional folks, but a member of the family leads each team. They do a great job.

They also do all my turnover cleanings. Been employing the same folks since early 2017. --149.76.xxx.xx




Most Outrageous Quote? (by Ken [NY]) Posted on: Jun 19, 2022 2:41 PM
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For that price you can probably get a Doctor to take the job --74.77.xx.xx




Most Outrageous Quote? (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: Jun 19, 2022 3:07 PM
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Plenty that was a ONE TIME clean. Not weekly. $600 for ONCE. Then we'd discuss the weekly price after that...

Had someone come today and quote me $350...I'm taking it because I need it done.

Then $225 a week... --50.82.xxx.xxx




Most Outrageous Quote? (by gevans [SC]) Posted on: Jun 19, 2022 3:58 PM
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I get two hours of quality deep cleaning for $100. I provide all the supplies. --158.115.xxx.xxx




Most Outrageous Quote? (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: Jun 19, 2022 4:17 PM
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Gevans, I wish. Maybe come winter when ALLLLLLLLL the cleaners don't have too many (seasonal) houses to clean already... --50.82.xxx.xxx




Most Outrageous Quote? (by Small potatoes [NY]) Posted on: Jun 19, 2022 10:17 PM
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cleaning companies have upped their pricing. 225 for 3 hours max w 2 or 3 cleaners and no deep cleaning. --172.58.xxx.xx




Most Outrageous Quote? (by David [MI]) Posted on: Jun 20, 2022 7:37 AM
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in 2017, I was remodeling a half bath in the basement, and wanted the floor tiled directly on top of the concrete. Lowes subbed out the measure to a different company than the installer. So installer shows up, says the floor is too uneven , and quotes me $400 to use cement to even the floor before installing.

So I could either pay this guy $400 and he does it same day, and comes back next day to finish the tile. OR I try to find someone else just to save a couple hundred bucks and delay the whole job weeks. I pay, the guy does a good job on the tile, and I get the house rented just in time to leave for vacation. --50.4.xxx.x




Most Outrageous Quote? (by FloridaNative [FL]) Posted on: Jun 20, 2022 9:46 AM
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Wow...WMH that is high. I pay $72/hr for a crew of two with a 3 hour minimum. They once charged $648 for a deep clean on one place - but it was filthy and about 2500 sf living. They don't do windows or garage spaces or patios/porches, just interiors. --73.205.xxx.xx




Most Outrageous Quote? (by Sisco [MO]) Posted on: Jun 20, 2022 11:21 AM
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My guess is that she didnít want to work for you. --149.76.xxx.xxx




Most Outrageous Quote? (by Hoosier [IN]) Posted on: Jun 20, 2022 2:09 PM
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We had someone clean our entire house (2,700 sqft) once per month (we have no kids, and are fairly tidy people) and we paid them $120 each time (it was a retired husband and wife couple, took them about 2.5 hours each time...so 5 "person hours"). But that was in 2017...they had health issues and had to stop...so not sure what it would cost today...but I'm guessing about $160-180? We also tipped them $10 each time and bought them something for Christmas each year. They did floors, dusting, wipe down all appliances, clean all sinks, toilets, etc....but no laundry, dishes, or picking up things. We also gave them things we didn't need, like used appliances when we got new ones...and they were appreciative of that.

I've gotten quotes from some professional cleaning companies on cleaning rentals, and they want a fortune...too many layers of people getting paid (employer has to pay benefits, SS, etc.) --99.92.xxx.xxx




Most Outrageous Quote? (by David [MI]) Posted on: Jun 21, 2022 7:00 AM
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regarding cleaning rentals, you should be charging the last tenant for cleaning , so why does it matter how much it costs? If it's market rate, that should be good enough if you need to go before a judge.

MI is weird that it doesn't allow deduction from SD of cleaning . So a lot of LLs charge an upfront cleaning fee . --50.4.xxx.x




Most Outrageous Quote? (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: Jun 21, 2022 8:42 AM
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This isn't for rentals, David, it's for me personally. My departing tenants DO clean - it's part of the lease. They get it clean and ready to occupy, and they leave it clean and ready to occupy. I don't have a cleaner for rentals.

This quote was for us, our personal home. And I'm thinking people see the house on the water and this lady, in particular, knows we have rentals (her ex-husband is our used appliance guy) so possibly figured we would pay more than the average bear. We won't.

Our house is on the water but it's just an average house, not a McMansion. --50.82.xxx.xxx




Most Outrageous Quote? (by Nicole [PA]) Posted on: Jun 21, 2022 12:14 PM
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For about the past 10ish months, I've had a cleaning lady in my personal home. Once a week for three hours a time. We've missed quite a bit but that doesn't matter to me. My home is 3900 square feet so of course the entire thing doesn't get cleaned by her weekly. I (and my grandkids) clean as I go. What she does helps me keep up. Four bathrooms - 2 seldom used - so she does them every other week. run sweeper or dust in bedrooms that don't get used often. She actually loves to mop so she does the kitchen floor (25 x 20) weekly. Mostly due to laziness on my part. She helps me a lot with bigger things that my kids and grandkids used to help with but I am impatient and can't wait for their time schedules. She asked for $15 an hour. I give her a $50 for the three hours. One time I tried to give her extra (I forget why) and she refused. She is ... 69 years old.

At a completely empty 1200ish square foot property that had been renovated, I paid a two person crew $200 for about 4 hours. Mostly construction "dirt" (again, we had kept up with it all along), cleaning out new kitchen cabinets from the sawdust, and massive amounts of windows, etc. --98.237.xxx.xx




Most Outrageous Quote? (by Lana [IN]) Posted on: Jun 21, 2022 4:41 PM
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When I lived in town with a nice big house, I had a weekly housekeeper for $10/hour(long time ago). It was the best stress buster ever. --216.23.xxx.xx




Most Outrageous Quote? (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Jun 22, 2022 7:04 AM
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Do ya want me to drive down there? I'll clean it for you, one time, then the cleaning lady can carry on. Will be coming thru there in Nov. I supposed she didn't want to clean it, or want the work and quoted you very high price? Anyway that's crazy for one time! --172.56.xx.xxx



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