What is the budget to hire a Private Investigator?
Price range depends on
- Type of Services
- Extensive of the investigation (resources & equipment)
- complexity of the cases
- Period of surveillance
The fees may be fix rate or on day work rate with minimum hour rate, however, it will depend on the type of services to be engaged. The fee range per hour rate may vary from $100 to $400 or more ( depend on cases) , and excluding additional fees.
The common Fix rate services are :
- record search
- background check
- “GPS monitoring”
How much deposit for a start?
For example, the commercial fraud investigation may require a deposit of $5000 while matrimonial case may require a deposit of $500 up to $3000 ( or 50% of the agreed packages) depend on the following factors:
- length of surveillance hours estimated
- mode of transportation involved
- resources and equipment to be deployed.
Set you realist time schedule and budget to carry out the investigation is important, no point allow only 3 operation “time” to “get your result” and upset as you are run out of budget thereafter. This is waste of everyone time and your money too.
Investigation is expensive to a lot of normal person or some organisation ( or business), however, come to a stage that it become a necessity rather than a preferable. When you are sick, you may seek for your own knowledge to buy medicines from the pharmacy your self. Read and check reference from the internet to cure your sickness. However, when the case is serious and required specialist to perform the operation and intensive medication, you are better to get a qualified doctor instead. Are you seek around the market to test all the doctors ? ( May be seek for second opinions or perform a second time operation)
Think carefully and start the investigation when you needed. Discuss with genuine Private Investigator Agency for second opinions. Have a clear objective and don’t fall into a scenarios that you are run out of budget but your case is on the midst. It is a waste of effort if you stop the operation half way and the result may just a foot away? Do not give up too fast.