Hey everyone! I am working on my 2nd investment property. Last Monday, my realtor and I drove around looking at potential properties. I got to thinking that it would be good to have a 'go bag' to bring on these tours to be able to do a good analysis of the property. I looked up some web pages and found some good tips. I would really like to hear what you all bring and look for when you view a property.
Here are some of the things I was thinking about:
- List of things to look at
- Instant read electrical tester
- Volt meter
- Bug Spray
- Hand Sanitizer
- Phone has camera & calculator apps (does anyone have a favorite analysis app?)
- Business Cards
Good list. To it I'll add the following:
Bullet level (useful for checking slopes on walls, floors, etc.)
Digital tape measure (nice for checking room sizes, lot sizes, etc.)
A "regular" tape measure (for checking door sizes, window sizes, ceiling heights, etc.).
Point-and-shoot camera (I take a couple hundred photos per property, which uses a lot of space on my phone and drains my battery quickly).
A stick or something else to clear cobwebs
Super bright flashlights (just reinforcing the need to make sure the flashlight casts a lot of light. I have one that shines wide, and another one that shines far).
Thanks for making the list. I'm eager to hear what others suggest too.
I like the level and stick for cobwebs ideas. I don't know why I wasn't thinking measuring tape. I have great flashlight made by Anker that I bought on Amazon - rechargeable battery, super bright, and small.