Yesterday I was interviewed by the legendary radio host, Mark Wayne, of WICH in Norwich, Connecticut about my new book “Turn Your Home Into a Rental House Instead of Selling It!”.
Check the Roof
Mark commented that the first two things he would check when buying a house would be
1.) the roof, and;
2.) the foundation.
He doesn’t want to be stuck with these potentially big ticket expenses.
I said that those types of dangers to a real estate investor underscore the importance of having a thorough inspection of the house done prior to purchasing.
Have a Professional Inspection
Not only does a complete inspection by a professional inspector
1.) protect you from surprise expenses, but
2.) the inspector’s written report is a good tool to help negotiation a lower price with the seller, if the inspector identifies other issues the house may have (for example, A/C, plumbing, wiring, etc.)
Television Interview Update
The Morning Blend is a nice, friendly show, with genial hosts Amanda Guralski (who is also an author) and Sally Shamrell.
Before we started filming, they asked why Angy wasn’t with me, since she co-authored the book.
I had to tell them the truth.
I said, “I tried to get her to come, but ultimately she couldn’t be on the show because of her back. It has a big yellow stripe right down the middle.”
Strangely, Angywas never nervous when she and I have taught fixer-upper house seminars together, but she was a little anxious about appearing on television.
Like Riding a Horse
I told Angy it’s like learning to ride a horse. Isaid, “Sure, you may get bucked off a few times and maybe just break an arm or a leg, but before long, you’ll be riding that horse like the Lone Ranger!”
Maybe that wasn’t such a good analogy.
I thought the interview went okay, except that I caught myself mumbling a few times.
Blog Review of “Turn Your Home Into a Rental House.”
Thanks to Sharon at Louisville Gals Real Estate Blog for her review of my new book.
Upcoming “Turn Your Home Into a Rental House ” Radio Interviews
Friday, July 19th, at 7:45 am (eastern time), I will be interviewed by Gary Sutton and Chris Tyler, at WSBA 910 AM in York, PA.
Friday, July 19th, at 8:10 am, I’ll be on Dan Ramey’s showon WBEX 1490 AM, in Chillicothe, Ohio.
On Thursday, July 25th, at 7:10 a.m. (central time) I’ll be on Jeff Anderson’s show, KSDR 1480 AM, Watertown, South Dakota.
Watch this space for information on additional interviews.
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