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Babysitter cost? AND realtor rec?


I am having my brother's gf become our babysitter, or at least while they are together (haha)! She hasn't asked for money or rate yet. I figured she'd do it for free, but I rather pay her. But I have no clue what to pay! She works at a daycare and gets $8/hr. I have a 14 wk old who goes to bed around 9-10 right now, although we are trying to make it 8pm. If we have her stay past, say, 11pm, should I increase the rate?

We are thinking about buying a home in Moore/Norman area in 5 months possibly, so need a rec for a Realtor please! 

Re: Babysitter cost? AND realtor rec?

  • Realtor--Lisa Mollman, hands down.  She sold our house in Moore and I LOVED her.  She also helped us buy our lot two summers ago.

    As far as rates, I would probably pay $8/hr since that's what she gets at her job.  If you stay out particularly late, I would tip her as you see fit.   We currently pay all CPR certified babysitters with experience $10/hr, and I think that is more than fair.


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  • I'm no help in the realtor department, but for babysitting I would say $10/hour would be fine.
  • I was thinking $10 an hour too
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  • If you are going to buy a house in Norman I would recommend someone from the Dillard Group.
  • The babysitter cost sounds about right...especially if you're staying out late and they have CPR.  We haven't had a sitter in a long time, but we usually order them pizza or some dinner too. 

     Realtor -- my MIL works at Prudential Alliance Real Estate at (405) 733-2871.  Her name is Nancy. 

    Good Luck!


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  • I agree with $10 an hour.  Seems to be about the going rate.  :)  
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