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[VIDEO] How to Estimate Home Repairs in 15 Minutes or Less

There are three ways you can determine the repairs needed on a home: Hire a licensed contractor, pay for an inspection, or you can learn to “ballpark” the repairs do-it-yourself style.

Jim Ingersoll, shows you how to estimate home repair costs DIY-style in 15 minutes or less.¬†Download Jim’s >>¬†Repairs Estimator Form¬†[Right click the link to “save” the .pdf file.]

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Jim Ingersoll is a real estate entrepreneur who has bought and sold hundreds of homes. He is the author of Investing Now and Cash Flow Now (both available at, and enjoys speaking and coaching others on how to obtain their financial freedom.

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  1. Joe Stallone says:

    Please note: At least in Massachusetts, licensed home inspectors are expressly PROHIBITED from giving estimates for repairs and form giving referrals for contractors or any workman. I imagine that this is true in most if not all other states.


  2. Vivian Terry says:

    short and simple…I love it!

  3. Viva S. says:

    Very informative, I enjoyed it!!

  4. Thanks everyone for your comments!!!


  5. Willie says:

    Very informative, we all need to learn to estimate repairs in our potential properties.

  6. Weston says:

    This seems off to me. Maximum repair estimate $25/sq ft?
    I can’t imagine the guesstimate formula bearing any sort of accurate or reliable results. There’s so much room for variance.

    Needless to say, the “what to look for” half of this video was useful.

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