Reviving Homes For Resale... An Unexpected New Job
I haven't been able to post much lately because I've been pretty engrossed in my new(ish) job. I was hired in July to be the General Contractor managing the remodels of these 6 houses for a local investor. All of the homes have been victim to foreclosure and some degree of neglect. They're not fancy by any means, but they all have potential to be lived in and loved again. It's my job to see that they be brought back around to todays standards and made ready for resale so that some expectant home buyer can be excited about their new purchase... And, of course, my client can walk away with a profit.
I'm gonna be honest, this is pretty much a dream job for me... It's not glamorous, not even pretty. It can actually be downright disgusting! But where I find joy is in the transformation process and seeing the final product. In this situation, I'm not only managing all the subcontractors, but I also get to decide on all the design aspects. One thing that I have learned over the years of doing remodels and home building is to be aware of your market and build accordingly. I hesitate to share these projects here because they are not spectacular, like a lot of homes that people showcase as remodels. These are essentially entry level flip homes. I come in, see what needs primpin' and fixin' and get to work trying to bust it out in the shortest amount of time possible while conservatively spending money, and yet, doing the job right.
All of the homes are single story, and range from about 1,000 to 2,000 sq. ft. They are all nestled in the pine trees on 1/2 acre to 1 acre lots.
Let's meet the cast of characters, shall we?
Not so pretty, huh? Well, hopefully that's gonna change. Stay tuned for posts about the progress.