Zillow Advice: Selling Process - I need a person who will Help me fix-up my House ... (WITHOUT it costing me an arm and a leg) ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-need-a-person-who-will-Help-me-fix-up-my-House-WITHOUT-it-costing-me-an-arm-and-a-leg/527526/ Zillow Advice | Zillow Real Estate Hi Larry,Ask around to see ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-need-a-person-who-will-Help-me-fix-up-my-House-WITHOUT-it-costing-me-an-arm-and-a-leg/527526/ Hi Larry,<br/><br/>Ask around to see if there are any local contractors that are willing to be paid out of escrow when the home sells.<br/><br/>Please let me know if I can be of further service.<br/><br/>Kind regards,<br/><br/>Arpad Tue, 13 May 2014 19:25:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-need-a-person-who-will-Help-me-fix-up-my-House-WITHOUT-it-costing-me-an-arm-and-a-leg/527526/ 2014-05-13T19:25:00Z Well that is a reality TV ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-need-a-person-who-will-Help-me-fix-up-my-House-WITHOUT-it-costing-me-an-arm-and-a-leg/527526/ Well that is a reality TV show. Unfortunately they are not realistic.!<br/>&nbsp;&nbsp;The cheapest way to "fix up" without an "arm and a leg" is to DIY ( do it yourself). Most home repairs are not so hard to do, and perhaps you can bring in a handy person, to help you with the more difficult things. Painting, light repair work are not too hard to do &nbsp;yourself.&nbsp;<br/>Sweat Equity...goes a long way. Mon, 12 May 2014 20:48:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-need-a-person-who-will-Help-me-fix-up-my-House-WITHOUT-it-costing-me-an-arm-and-a-leg/527526/ 2014-05-12T20:48:00Z All good comments, I agree ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-need-a-person-who-will-Help-me-fix-up-my-House-WITHOUT-it-costing-me-an-arm-and-a-leg/527526/ All good comments, I agree with Doreen, many Realtors seem to be well connected.&nbsp; I recommend a good handyman who is reasonable, I find that contractors prefer more profitable jobs like kitchens and baths etc. where a good handyman with a full time job prefers side work.&nbsp;&nbsp; Sat, 22 Feb 2014 00:53:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-need-a-person-who-will-Help-me-fix-up-my-House-WITHOUT-it-costing-me-an-arm-and-a-leg/527526/ 2014-02-22T00:53:00Z It's always a good idea to ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-need-a-person-who-will-Help-me-fix-up-my-House-WITHOUT-it-costing-me-an-arm-and-a-leg/527526/ It's always a good idea to work your personal network first, friends, family, your Realtor first to see if you can get any contractors with a personal recommendation. If &nbsp;that's not an option you should check anglieslist, or other local service sites.&nbsp; Fri, 21 Feb 2014 23:55:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-need-a-person-who-will-Help-me-fix-up-my-House-WITHOUT-it-costing-me-an-arm-and-a-leg/527526/ 2014-02-21T23:55:00Z I agree with Dorene. If you ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-need-a-person-who-will-Help-me-fix-up-my-House-WITHOUT-it-costing-me-an-arm-and-a-leg/527526/ I agree with Dorene. If you have a relationship with a Realtor that you trust they would likely have relationships with reputable contractors. If you are concerned about what a contractor charges you can get bids from multiple contractors before you settle on one. It would be wise to leverage the expertise of someone you trust who knows how to maximize the value of your home in preparation for listing it. Most contractors will not have this expertise. Fri, 21 Feb 2014 22:35:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-need-a-person-who-will-Help-me-fix-up-my-House-WITHOUT-it-costing-me-an-arm-and-a-leg/527526/ 2014-02-21T22:35:00Z Hey Larry,[contact information ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-need-a-person-who-will-Help-me-fix-up-my-House-WITHOUT-it-costing-me-an-arm-and-a-leg/527526/ Hey Larry,<br/><em>[contact information deleted by ZIllow moderator. Please see our Good Neighbor Policy for posting guidelines]</em> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 22:03:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-need-a-person-who-will-Help-me-fix-up-my-House-WITHOUT-it-costing-me-an-arm-and-a-leg/527526/ 2014-02-18T22:03:00Z I agree with "fixing " your ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-need-a-person-who-will-Help-me-fix-up-my-House-WITHOUT-it-costing-me-an-arm-and-a-leg/527526/ I agree with "fixing " your house so that you can present it well and get the highest offers. If you hire a local Realtor to list your home, chances are they will have connections to handymen, painters, contractors, landscapers, roofers, home stagers and so forth. <br/><em><strong>These are the people who will "help you fix up your house!"</strong></em> Sun, 09 Feb 2014 00:29:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-need-a-person-who-will-Help-me-fix-up-my-House-WITHOUT-it-costing-me-an-arm-and-a-leg/527526/ 2014-02-09T00:29:00Z Most contractors are crappy ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-need-a-person-who-will-Help-me-fix-up-my-House-WITHOUT-it-costing-me-an-arm-and-a-leg/527526/ Most contractors are crappy at prioritizing jobs, most decorators are crappy at controlling construction costs. You need to target the areas yourself and then subcontract the work you need. Any professional team coming in will empty your pocket faster than you can say beep.<br/><br/>Or you can try to submit your house to the show for help if they travel to your area.... Fri, 07 Feb 2014 17:10:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-need-a-person-who-will-Help-me-fix-up-my-House-WITHOUT-it-costing-me-an-arm-and-a-leg/527526/ 2014-02-07T17:10:00Z