Learn the inside secrets from a licensed General Contractor!
Maybe you’ve attended a rehab seminar or purchased courses that covered the mundane: costing out materials; what work you can do yourself to save a few bucks; what colors to use or not use…and maybe how to ‘cut corners’… Well, put on your seat belts, because the ULTIMATE GUIDE TO REHABBING is going to show you how to save THOUSANDS of dollars on every rehab moving forward by CONTROLLING the Contractor (NOT you being at their mercy!). I’ll show you how to find, qualify, and manage your contractors so you can reduce your stress and maximize your profits!!!
REPEAT AFTER ME: “I AM NOT AT THE MERCY OF MY CONTRACTOR!”
Learn how to MINIMIZE your liability on your rehab. Did you know that you can be sued by workers who are injured on the job; sued by tenants or buyers for property damage or injuries sustained by sub-code home improvements? You can have liens placed on your property by contractors or suppliers whom you didn’t even know existed! I will show you how to eliminate these risks, and more! Not ‘Construction Savvy’? Learn basic construction terminology and what to look for when you walk a prospective property. Not up to speed on building codes? I will teach you what rehabbers NEED to know when tackling projects, including emergency egress concerns. Forms, forms, forms…and more forms. Oh, and contracts. My guess is that if you ever signed a construction agreement with a contractor, you signed their contract. Never again! I’ll show you what to include in your contracts…and the importance of written Change Orders and Punch Lists, and the rehabbers best friend: the almighty LIEN WAIVER. I have worked with literally hundreds of subcontractors, contractors, land developers, and homebuilders. As such, I have either issued or been issued thousands of construction documents in my career, and I have distilled that expertise and experience into several key construction documents every rehabber simply MUST HAVE in their arsenal!
LEARN THEIR LINGO AND COMMUNICATE LIKE AN OLD PRO!
Yes, many contractors will take advantage of you if they don’t believe that you know what you’re doing. I will teach you pertinent construction lingo so you can communicate like a pro! When you speak in their terms, you’re sending a clear message: make your margin off someone else. I will also teach you about construction issues relevant to the residential rehabber so that you know what you’re looking for when walking a prospective property.
GOT LEAD PAINT?
Are you aware of the new EPA Lead Based Paint regulations? Or are you aware but clueless as to what this means to you? The EPA has stipulated VERY specific testing protocols, containment and disposal procedures, and mandated that any contractor who works on affected areas MUST be certified in lead paint work hazards. Oh, and you, as the owner, MUST give your tenants and buyers specific EPA pamphlets on lead paint, and get a signed receipt! I will break down all the pertinent guidelines so you will be fully prepared for your next rehab project done on pre-1978 housing, thus avoid being a violator and being hit with fines that can reach $37,500…per day, per incident!