How do I get the repairs done ? - Posted by Wilton
Posted by Wilton on March 11, 2000 at 22:26:54:
When I buy a house that needs repair, I have always done the work myself, with a helper or two. I use the helpers for rough work and I do the plumbing, electric and carpentry when necessary. This has worked very well for
me, but i am now too old to do the work, but do not wish to retire. As a matter of fact, I feel that this can now be my most productive time, IF I can find a way to get the physical work done at a reasonable cost. Just picking up the phone and calling a G.C. is not the answer because of costs. I have considered the following:
Lease option the house and let tenant make repairs. I have tried this only once before, and it didnt work out for me. Maybe I failed to have the right plan.
Hiring a general contractor of less that professional status. I find that they talk better than they work. Perhaps not enough screening on my part.
I am now considering doing a “prehab” as Joe outlines in one of his sites. I can still do that with a helper, and then sell to a Rehabber.
Any Ideas will be appreciated. Wilton