Does anyone know (approximately) how much it would cost to paint the exterior of a 1,500 square foot house in on the southside of Virginia? With gable roofs and some height to it, I don't think I can handle it on my own and am wondering what a contractor might charge.

It's old wood siding with several layers of old paint, so there would definitely be a good bit of prep work going into it. I'm not looking for anything precise--just something in the ballpark.