Let your knowledge of how to renovate investment properties grow like plants in a garden. Follow my advice and you’ll be ready to answer any challenge.
Here’s how I learn new skills:
Stick with experts like Clay
Always be there when handymen or contractors are doing work around the house. Ask questions. Make mental notes about how things work. For example, every time a technician works on my air conditioner, I’m on the roof with them, I see them analyze the problems, I ask them what the different components and parts are called, and I ask them how to identify other types of air conditioner problems. Now I know what to look for and can do the same thing he did if I have the same problem.
Take classes at a community college
Community colleges offer a wide variety of beneficial classes for the best performing investor. I mainly took classes in electrical wiring, but I also did plumbing and woodworking. Classes are held at night, taking into account the schedule of classes. No dozing off at the end of class during boring lectures because classes focus on hands-on learning.
Create a library
Take to heart the old saying, “A house without a library is like a body without a soul.” I have at least 100 books related to buying, selling, property renovation, taxes, and tenant management, as well as several how-to books. Whenever I’m at a book sale, I always hit the real estate aisle and the home improvement aisle.
I have more home improvement books than any other book. Before I start a new project, I’ll read a book to see how the pros demonstrate how to do it. During a project, when I get stuck, I turn to a book to find the answer to my problem.
Sometimes, when I’m not working on a project, I like to look through my repair books to get ideas for the future.
Ask hardware stores for help
I’ve always been lucky enough to get my questions answered at small hardware stores like ACE rather than big box stores like Home Depot. When I was learning how to lay a rug, I got a good tip from the seller about how to secure the rug to the floor. The people who work there usually have the practical experience to give useful advice.
This is an area that I often overlook, but it is potentially the most useful tool for finding repair information.
To find out how to fix repair problems, I just type what I want to do into Google. For example, “I want to change the washer on the kitchen faucet.” There are usually several good links that offer solutions to my problem.
If you need help with upper house renovations, don’t be disappointed, get ready!