MY DILEMMA:

I am investing in ATLANTA Metro area, bu I do not reside there full time, and do not have a GC on my team. I am encountering difficulties because I need to know estimated cost of projects to accurately get an assessment of the SCOPE OF WORK. This way I can work the numbers to see if the deal makes sense. I am also using hard money and I need to be able to show construction coast to get the appropriate funds for purchase. 

Does anyone have any experience with these issues or knowledge of estimators pricing?