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6 Ways to Find Awesome Fixer Upper Contractors

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Hey Guys, JP here—One commonly recurring question we’ve heard over the years how to find awesome fixer upper contractors for your fix-and-flip deals. Or even to handle the renovations for your rental properties.

Where are those contractors hiding?

While Patrick and I typically prefer wholesale deals (quick nickels) over fixer uppers (slow dimes), truth be told we’ve each had our fair share of rehab experiences. Guess that’s what happens after 24+ years (combined) in the real estate game. And when you’re in this business, it’s just always going to come up from time to time—you’ll need to hire a contractor.

Well, today I want to share with you 6 quick, but solid shortcuts for… 

Finding Your Next Awesome Fixer Upper Contractors

OK, so let’s do this…

OK, there you have it. So quick post-video review:

  • Tip #1: The Giver’s Gain
  • Tip #2: The Realtor Referral
  • Tip #3: The Random Drive-By
  • Tip #4: The Donuts at Home Depot Maneuver
  • Tip #5: The REIA Connection
  • Tip #6: Ask Angie

Which one are you gonna try first?

fixer upper contractorsEven Super Investors know that getting a bad contractor can quickly eat up time and money – and in this business, loss of time and money can be the difference between making a profit on a deal and barely breaking even.

It’s not worth it to take chances on this member of your team. But if you follow these 6 tips, you should be on safe ground as you move your investing business forward in securing solid, reputable fixer upper contractors (rather than questionable riff-raff).

Now it’s Your Turn

Tell us how you’ve found your contractors. What worked; what didn’t work so well. We’d love to hear from you!

Johnpaul Moses

JP Moses is a roughly-hewn man-child who jumped into REI back in Y2K and full time in '02. After many twisty turns over the years, from landlording to short sales to rehabs to Realtoring to lease options to REOs to notes to owner financing, blah, blah, blah… he finally stuck his flag deep into wholesaling. Today JP's Memphis-area operation's wholesaled somewhere north of 400+ transactions and actively turns 3-7 houses a month. He also really digs helping others and pours a ton of his heart and soul into helping his fellow real estate investors from his own REI and business-building experiences.

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Just started out but I do like what you have presented thus far plan to use your idea and see how it works. Thanks for the points have good day.

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