How to Make a Decision on a Home Sight Unseen

Rules of Renovation TeamRenovation0 Comments

Making a decision on a home sight unseen can be stressful and risky. Here are some great tips for deciding whether the home is worth your time and money or not.

When you read advice about home renovations — from myself or any other expert on the subject — you’ll hear that the worst mistake you can make is not doing your homework. If you don’t research the local market trends, market prices for nearby comps, potential liens on the property, etc., you’re asking for problems. You don’t want to buy … Read More

When is the Best Time to Buy a Property?

Hilary FarrReal Estate Investing5 Comments

People are always wondering when the best time to buy a property is. The answer is always right now. The worst thing you can do is wait around for the "right time" to come along.

Whenever people find out about what I do, they always have questions about real estate, usually pertaining to tips for remodeling a house, etc. I love answering these questions. I could talk about real estate investing all day long. Although, I’ve noticed that there is one question that tends to come up more often than others. People want to know … Read More

How to Write a Great Real Estate Ad

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Learning how to write a great real estate ad will help you sell those properties that you've worked so hard on remodeling and rehabbing.

When people come to the Rules of Renovation events, they usually expect to learn about how to start real estate investing. They often don’t consider all of the things that go into creating and running a successful real estate investing business. For example, many Rules of Renovation students expect to hear about tricks and tips for finding and building a … Read More

3 Habits of Successful Home Renovators

Hilary FarrRenovation6 Comments

These 3 habits are important for home renovators to adopt if they want to be successful in the real estate investing business.

Being a successful home renovator is about more than just finding great deals, getting rehabs done on time, and selling the homes at a decent profit. Yes, those are the bare bones of renovating, but to be truly successful in this business you have to embrace the fact that you’re not just a renovator—you’re a real estate entrepreneur. You are … Read More

4 Surprising Staging Tips You Need to Know

Hilary FarrStaging1 Comment

I like to think of staging as the finishing touch on a job well done with my house remodels. When I buy houses, they’re almost always wrecked. There’ll be rotted floorboards, destroyed bathrooms, and even graffiti inside and out. Then within a few weeks of hard work, I have a beautifully rehabbed house that almost anyone would love living in. … Read More

How to Use Pinterest for Your Real Estate Marketing

Hilary FarrMarketing2 Comments

There are hundreds of thousands of users on Pinterest, which means your business will be able to gain a lot of exposure from the platform.

When it first started gaining popularity, I never considered Pinterest to be a real estate marketing tool. Today, many real estate professionals use it regularly to gain brand awareness, build leads, and sell properties. Back in the day (not that long ago), Pinterest was a fun way to archive sites, articles, and items that users found online, using pictures and … Read More

4 Tips for Finding a Great Web Designer

Hilary FarrBusiness2 Comments

Hiring a great web designer for your real estate business will help you achieve the professional online presence you need to set you apart.

You already know that if you want to be a successful real estate investor, you must have a solid social media presence. But, did you know that it is also a wise idea to have a professional website as well? With so many content management systems and services to choose from (WordPress, Wix and everything in between), you might think, … Read More

Don’t Forget About the Importance of Lighting

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Lighting is one of those things that is often overlooked in renovations, yet it is one of the most important things to include!

You probably already know about the importance of curb appeal when renovating a house, but are you aware of the next most important factor in house staging? If you have great curb appeal, people will want to come inside and see your house, but what do they see when they step in the front door? Do they see a bright, … Read More

How to Increase Your Property’s Curb Appeal

Rules of Renovation TeamExterior Design4 Comments

It's easy to forget the importance of curb appeal when it comes to real estate investing. Follow these tips to make your property more appealing to buyers!

Any good real estate investor knows the importance of beautifying a home’s interior AND exterior, but many people still seem to forget about curb appeal. If you aren’t aware, curb appeal is one of the biggest factors that gets potential buyers in the door during an open house. Spending time on a home’s curb appeal is equally as important as … Read More