I’m immersing myself in real estate knowledge and thank God for the internet and you tube, there’s a whole wealth of information out there that can be good for newbies like me.
Lately, I’ve been focusing my attention on rehabs. I figured that if one understood rehabs, one would understand real estate investing a whole lot better and even wholesaling.
My question is: How does the rehab cost add up?
When investors quote a rehab cost or estimate cost, say, $40,000, does this include materials plus the contractor’s fee and labor, or is the labor priced differently?
As always, looking forward to your response…
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You asked a very involved question… contractors will quote whatever work you tell them to. And if you’re not clear, you’ll never get accurate bids on anything.
Some will quote you labor only, some both materials & labor, some will underbid you only to give you what’s called a “change order” later on, upping the real price, some do good work, others don’t.
When I walk through a job, you have to be as detailed as you can, when drawing up your OWN scope of work. I go as detailed as labeling what SKU numbers from Home Depot or Lowes I want, with doors, chandeliers, counters, etc.
That way, when you provide YOUR scope to one or three contractors, you get ACCURATE bids.
Make sure they realize it includes both materials & labor. My coaching students walk through jobs and do this on a daily basis, as it does take practice.
Hope this helps!