Well, I'd do it myself first. That's just ridiculous.
I've spent two weeks getting stuff ready, checking lights and putting them up. It's quite the task if you put up a lot..,,cords, lights, and doing it so the house doesn't go dark the minute someone turns on a blow dryer. LOL
But 1k?? Not unless you've got a huge house and are looking for something very extensive and professional. Most people take a couple hours and their done.
It is a dangerous job. I know my dh fell off the roof at least twice! That was younger years and he is no longer allowed to get up there! I miss it though but to do lights like he did back then would cost a bundle. I think we will stick to doing the porch and bushes this year.