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My next step thank you to call have over fifteen years experience in their real estate industry and our highest at three.
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Jonathan Andrew Scott are joining me now drew is there where else are Jonathan the contract it doesn't get this help -- out of season.
I have watched your shows I've seen all of -- I particularly -- -- property bro you poignantly are particularly this close senator.
-- but throughout -- I'm gonna start with you my biggest beef about in this.
Renovations always look way too easy finding a great deal on a house looks too easy renovations -- -- -- so are you kind of like cut corners a little.
That what we never got -- is no I mean that the whole point in today's market that people -- want their dream home but it's not realistic that they can afford it move in ready so we're trying to do on our shows this show people that.
With a little bit of elbow grease you can actually turn a house that looks like it's beyond repair into something that could actually be your dream home -- to the -- and about to -- -- in your pocket.
And and there's there's no cutting corners -- it's -- just knowing when you're looking for a house what.
Would be worth -- -- probably to -- what would be worth it and what things are maybe too expensive to go -- a prompt before you -- houses that are fixed rappers they're good deals they're bad deals out there's the people at.
Well but love love it or less debt which I also watch on HGTV the bet you all -- see series like structural problems in these houses that people have bought is that the big is the biggest hurdle for people when they're trying to ponder that one or -- There are in -- hidden because you know people always wanna put it back on an inspector there wanna put it back -- somebody else but unfortunately inspectors can't open all the walls they can't see everything that's hidden and and unfortunately some sellers will intensely hide problems with the house and a lot of people who did renovations throughout the seventies and into the -- They they really compromise the structure and they they covered up with drywall.
And the wanting to mine are just because something hasn't structural issue doesn't mean it's not worth buying it right you just have to make sure you have professional check it out what you know what the -- -- to repair it and then you can make an educated decision.
These renovation -- that you use on the show.
They always say you always get a lot done for what seems like a little money and in a lot of instances is that a legitimate budget does -- include -- -- actual labor.
Yes so I don't charge for my -- so that's probably the biggest difference in the budget that you'll -- Didn't figure in Bahrain when you all have made I have contract like all all the -- trades of the plumbers electricians all those folks that's all included in the budget and even anything that we can get -- we get some appliances for free for the homeowners we still include the retail cost of that in the -- -- -- it's realistic.
But you'll notice whenever the budgets getting really tight that's when I get in there and do even more and and bring home -- and to help.
Because it doesn't cost us any more -- there is still a lot of mean we're on our new show brother vs brother you see.
These huge transmissions were doing the houses -- in just two or three days some of these jobs you know it could take you a couple of months to do a full blown renovation on home.
But those are all things people can do on around you just meet you need to know what tasks you can do what -- usually don't -- -- -- -- -- can -- but -- -- there's it seems like.
Particularly with technology people and men and women to us a lesser extent they just don't know how to do construction work anymore they don't act that people don't you know how to change a -- involves a New York City.
So I just think that a lot of times you see these people doing this work an average person just can't delay this is.
My rule of thumb.
If you don't know what the heck you're doing the effort into it as he'll bring in a professional there -- -- left the ever stopped a man enough to.
They're glad that I -- -- don't know where they're going to ask for instruments hidden -- ask for directions.
No I honestly there are some people who watch shows like like tires -- -- I can do this but we really trying to say don't don't you set yourself up to be liable for lawsuit down the road for example.
If you do our renovation on the basement and you put in -- -- -- -- your own electrical you don't get the permits that you should not for the job.
-- twenty years down the road and if that house burns down because your faulty electrical work you're still liable there's no timeframe that -- -- -- viability so.
It's in your best interest to make sure that you have professionals doing certain jobs and then stick to things in your -- -- -- Here in the renovation I've not got a house was built in 1965 is like a flat -- modern ranch house is no great shakes but I've still got the original frigid air -- of an and they are the one that was in the list.
That's the oven -- -- in the house because I'm just afraid to I'm afraid to even begin a renovation there won't get finish in a couple of -- -- -- The fighting is if people want to get rid of stuff like that because it's not as energy efficient as what some mental -- today you highlight.
-- I -- Bryant's people what people will pay money for the love that stuff but what we're doing our next show order next season that we're doing how we're taking homes in the Connecticut area we're trying to make it that's when I happened to him yeah.
-- attic well no I don't racers -- yeah yeah yeah.
That's the thing is that you want to understand where your best spending your money and and getting rid of something that's -- be monthly -- cost -- a lot more money like appliances or maybe windows that are not energy efficient these are the things that.
You know on the surface they're not as aesthetically pleasing is all new -- but the -- they keep your bills lower monthly.
I wanted to ask you practically as a real terror what are some of the worst -- you've ever seen or things that.
Because like even the granite countertop stainless steel clients saying it now looks a little dated -- bit and console like the worst stuff he wasn't.
One of the things with countertop for example people get really wild but the pattern and it's never too much -- a while pattern it goes out of style fast.
The big thing -- -- kitchen appeal to a new renovation -- kitchen but they don't change about -- -- that's -- the -- I think you're not adding any value -- home all you have now is that crappy -- with a new cabinet how do you figure out a good -- for kitchen.
I have a warped minds and so I just see this stuff when I walk into a kid I've literally walking -- studio here they think.
Right that's not bad -- -- -- has -- announced you know I decided things happening.
So with a kitchen the first thing I look at is can we move the walls to change the footprint.
There's no sense in just putting your lipstick on a -- and putting new cabinets in the and in that way but any Capitol Hill coming give -- free quote on and on a space -- I'll show you some great design so it it's silly for someone is trying to their own kitchen without having a professional come -- and -- my free quote.
And ideas of what you can do.
Other bad renovations -- -- you've seen people try the do or start doing it was just hideous -- out.
We -- we bought houses to where there one guy was a quarter and that he went around and so instead of buying plywood -- the the outside of the house.
He'd stolen -- -- and like you know for sale sign drugs outside and that's what he achieved the whole house and stuff play that you want to look at all the red flag if you're buying a house.
-- -- back move furniture look at everything this is your biggest investors do your due diligence you can't just rely on the inspector or your real real -- to -- you have to do your.
Due diligence and don't get wrapped up in -- bidding war say there because that's screaming don't let.
Someone pressure you into making Iraq's decision I mean bidding wars are fine as long as you understand what the value is -- should -- -- your market analysis on -- house before you even put an offer it but we -- to -- -- stuck on -- pretty don't get all.
Excited about how beautiful -- look -- -- -- he gets us.
I don't I I did that there was one town house have looked out wants and it looked great the first time in the second time I noticed all of the problems because it was a it was a renovation that the guy Don himself -- -- -- expected to cost you grabber do you have three other -- -- -- take care out.
Good Johnson it was terrific -- please come back we will watch -- jamming you got three shows you can -- I did the exact I'd I'd back that need a lot of help on my housing it's -- brother vs brother is on HDTV on Sunday nights at 10 PM eastern but again there's also probably Brothers you name it.
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