When you are beginning your career as real estate investor, flipping homes can be an extremely strenuous ordeal. The rehabbing process of a home in Texas could end up costing you a lot of time and money in the end. You can make a lot of money as long as you take the time out to properly prepare yourself for every investment. There are a few trade secrets that you should keep in mind when you begin.
Knowing how to or someone that is handy.
Rehabbing is not all about buying and selling homes. Sometimes a new or not so new home, calls for you to be able to get down and dirty. Being able to install a common toilet system or a being able to run a wire through a wall are great skills to have as an investor. Like we have stated before, depending on how you are buying a home, often you cannot tour the property prior to purchase. Being able to do certain small jobs on a property can take some of that apprehension away.
On the other hand, you also need to humble yourself, no one person can conquer the world. Play to your strengths and recognize your weaknesses. If you know you have no clue on filling holes in drywall, do yourself a favor and find someone that can do it for you. Having a home that looks nice to a potential buyer trumps any expenses you may incur during the rehabbing process.
Make yourself familiar with your work
When taking on the rehab business, you need to make sure you are always on your game. From what sports history tells us the most prepared player wins the most. If you are a hard money lender in Texas, you need to constantly check how the market is changing. If you are an investor, you need to know what you are looking for. Check the area that you are looking to purchase a home in. Make yourself familiar with the types of homes that are in your area, as well.
Surround yourself with a team of experts that know the business
While you should make sure you are familiar with the business, you should also make sure you have a solid team of experts around you. Should you be handy enough to fix certain small jobs in the home, however, you do need an expert that is able to do the bigger jobs. If you are not familiar with plumbing in the home do not take it on by yourself. You may feel as though you save money, in the long run, it could end up costing more if you happen to mess something up.
You might even think you should solely bankroll your investment by yourself. Having a solid hard money lender in Texas that can loan you the money you need. Give yourself a fighting chance when you start your real estate career. You will have a lot of competition, but if you follow these steps you will ensure your success.
Dennis Dahlberg Broker/RI/CEO/MLO
Level 4 Funding LLC Private Hard Money Lender
Arizona Tel: (623) 582-4444
Texas Tel: (512) 516-1177
Dennis@level4funding.com NMLS 1057378 | AZMB 0923961 | MLO 1057378
22601 N 19th Ave Suite 112 | Phoenix | AZ | 85027
111 Congress Ave |Austin | Texas | 78701
About the Author: Dennis has been working in the real estate industry in some capacity for the last 40 years. He purchased his first property when he was just 18 years old. He quickly learned about the amazing investment opportunities provided by trust deed investing and hard money loans. His desire to help others make money in real estate investing led him to specialize in alternative funding for real estate investors who may have trouble getting a traditional bank loan. Dennis is passionate about alternative funding sources and sharing his knowledge with others to help make their dreams come true. Dennis has been married to his wonderful wife for 42 years. They have 2 beautiful daughters 5 amazing grandchildren. Dennis has been an Arizona resident for the past 40 years.