How to save a lot of money when investing in houses that need fixing! 5 tips to learn how to make repairs

Let your knowledge of investment property repair grow like plants in a garden. Follow my advice and you will be prepared to respond to any problem.

This is how I learn new skills:

Stick to experts like Glue

Always be available to help when handymen or contractors are working on the house. Ask questions. Take mental notes on how things work. For example, every time a technician works on my air conditioner, I’m right there on the roof with them, watching them analyze problems, asking them what the different components and parts are called, and asking them how to identify others. types of air conditioning problems. Now I know what to look for and can do what he did, if the same problem comes up.

Take community college classes

Community colleges offer a smorgasbord of classes useful to the investor in need of repair. I’ve mostly taken electrical wiring classes, but I’ve also done some plumbing and carpentry. Classes are at night to accommodate the schedules of people who work. Don’t fall asleep in the back of class during boring lectures because classes are focused on hands-on learning.

start 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, repairing, taxing, and managing real estate tenants, as well as several how-to videos. Whenever I’m at a book sale, I always walk the aisle with the real estate books and the aisle with the home repair books.

I have more home repair books than any other type of book. Before starting a new project, I consult a book to show how the pros demonstrate how to do it. During a project, when I get stuck, I refer to a book to find the answer to my problem.

Sometimes when I’m not working on a project, I like to flip through my repair books to get ideas for the future.

Ask for help at hardware stores

I’ve always had better luck getting answers to my questions at smaller hardware stores like ACE than the big box stores like Home Depot. When I was learning how to lay rugs, a salesperson gave me some great advice on how to secure the rug to the floor. The people who work there generally seem to have the hands-on experience to offer helpful 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 fix problems, I just type what I want to do on Google. For example, “I want to change a washer on a kitchen faucet.” Usually there are several good links that offer solutions to my problem.

When you need help to repair your upper houses, don’t be frustrated, be ready!

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