DIY vs. Professional Contractors – Finding Affordable Help

Need to cosmetically upgrade faded paint, chipped walls, scratched floors or heavily worn carpets or even remodel a rental? There’s the do-it-yourself method and then there’s professional help; not surprisingly, the latter is getting more affordable. I was having a conversation the other day with a designer/contractor who is also a skilled electrician. Business has been slow for him, especially with the lull in the building boom. He finds that customers are calling more often for a service estimate than for a service appointment. Competition for work is fierce. As a licensed and bonded professional, he can only reduce...

Corporate Rental Property

Strategies for Furnishing a Corporate Rental

Have you heard the old adage, “How do you eat an elephant?” The answer to the question is, “bite by bite.” While no one “eats” elephants, this old adage shows that you have to tackle big tasks bit by bit, piece by piece. A corporate rental requires a lot of stuff, after all, the average cost of furnishing a 800 square foot property is about $8-10,000… more if you have a office and additional bedrooms. To furnish your corporate rental, take to heart these tips: 1. Furnish your property by shopping at three locations: Remember time is money and...