When you take on a rehab property, you want to maximize profits and reduce costs anywhere you can. Let’s take a look at one of our rehabs to demonstrate how you can do this.
How can you keep costs low and profits high on a real estate rehab project? When you take on a rehab, you want to be sure you’re maximizing your profits wherever possible. Let’s take a look at one of our projects as an example. To really get a feel for the project and these tips, watch this video above.
The first impression is what really makes or breaks a rehab. The first thing we did to get that “wow” factor was pressure wash out front and throw some red mulch down by the walkway. The neighbors liked that, too.
As soon as you walk in, you can see something that I do to a lot of my rehabs, and I call it the “chair rail effect.” You can divide the wall with two tones of neutral colors above and below the chair rail and put a nice stain on the rail itself. We used white for the baseboards to keep them neutral and elegant.
When we look for a rehab, we look for an open floor plan like this one. We also replaced the light fixtures with some modern IKEA fixtures that only ran us about $30 each. In the living room, you can also see the chair rail effect with the two tones of paint and the classy stained chair rail.
Under the stairway, we had a big hole in the drywall when we bought this property. Instead of just patching it up, we decided to add some pizazz by creating a built-in shelf and adding some $1 push lights from IKEA to the top.
So as you can see, we added that wow factor with a little paint, a cheap chair rail, some drywall, less than $10 worth of staging, and some $30 light fixtures.
If you have any questions about spending your money in smart ways on a rehab or you’re thinking about investing in real estate, give me a call or send me an email. I’d love to speak with you.