Hello BP family. Is it uncommon to ask a contractor(s) to walk me through my first or second deal just so I can kinda get a feel for eyeballing things that need to be repaired?
Good morning, That is not uncommon. My contractor is also the property manager for a few of my rentals. I use him when I am walking through deals and need verification on cost and materials. Just be upfront with the contractor(s) about what you are trying to accomplish. Communicate with the contractor that you feel comfortable with and make sure he has the right of first refusal when it comes to performing services. At the same time, be sure to walk around hardware stores and home improvement stores to get a feel for pricing and types of materials that are commonly used on your area.