Just seems like a high cost for moving furniture and possibly a little prep - that hasn't been revealed. Even if the house has 12 rooms and requires $2k in really good paint, it's probably only a $6-8k paint job. I have about 3,000 square and I've been quoted as low $3500. They expect you to move valuables and unload heavier cabinets. Every crew has someone who excels at running from room to room with spackle, painters caulk, etc. and make quick work of any fill work. Ditto for any taping. I've done a shit ton of this myself and just don't see $2k getting nipped off a paint job. Maybe $500
Well, there's including something in the bid for "shit happens" type stuff, and then there's padding it way high and acting like you're doing them a favor when you're really just bringing it down to where it should've been in the first place.
No idea the size, condition, or amount of furniture in their place.
We used to do this on rentals a lot and there's always crap you simply couldn't see the first time.
Few scrap pieces of different thickness of sheetrock and spray texture, etc. stayed in the truck at all times. You gonna walk in somewhere and start patching holes that were hidden behind dressers and pictures and stuff.
Or they left a bunch of crap there, they're gone, and the only person to move it is you.