How to save a lot of money by investing in houses to renovate! 5 tips for learning to do repairs


Let your knowledge of how to fix investment properties grow like plants in a garden. Follow my advice and you will be ready to answer any problem.

This is how I learn new skills:

Stick to the experts like glue

Always be there to help when the handyman or contractors are working on the house. To ask questions. Take mental notes of how things are working. For example, every time a technician works on my air conditioner, I’m on the roof with him, I see how he analyzes the problems, I ask him what the various components and parts are called, and I ask how to identify the others types of air conditioning problems. Now I know what to look for, and I can do what he did, if the same problem arises.

Take classes at community college

Community colleges offer an assortment of courses helpful to the restorative investor. I mainly took courses in electrical wiring, but I also did plumbing and carpentry. Classes take place in the evening to adapt to the schedules of active people. No naps at the back of the class during boring lessons as lessons are focused on hands-on learning.

Start a library

Take to heart the old adage “A house without a library is like a body without a soul”. I own at least 100 books related to buying, selling, repairing, taxes, and managing real estate tenants, as well as several how-to videos. Whenever I’m at a book sale, I always cross the aisle with the real estate books and the aisle with the home repair books.

I have more home repair books than any other type of book. Before starting a new project, I consult a book to show how professionals demonstrate how to do it. During a project, when I get stuck, I refer to a book to find the answer to my problem.

Sometimes when I’m not working on a project, I like to browse my repair books for ideas for the future.

Ask for help at hardware stores

I’ve always had better luck getting my questions answered at small hardware stores, like ACE, than at big box stores, like Home Depot. When I was learning how to lay carpet, I got good advice from a salesman on how to fix the carpet to the floor. The people working there generally seem to have the hands-on experience to offer helpful advice.

the Internet

This is an area I often overlook, but it’s potentially the most useful tool for finding repair information.

To find out how to respond to repair issues, I simply Google what I want to do. For example, “I want to change a washing machine on a kitchen faucet”. Usually several good links appear that offer solutions to my problem.

When you need help fixing your homes to fix, don’t get frustrated, get ready!

Source by Terry Sprouse

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