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Mistake FREE Real Estate With Marck de Lautour

This podcast is for passive investors looking to listen in on others who've made the mistakes so they don't have too. 

Feb 4, 2022

Creativity can bring a new look to a house and even bring up its value. In this episode, I have Eric Drake joining me on the show. He is a contractor with a very artistic eye. Working with Eric is one of the best things that has happened to me. I have seen how creativity can transform a home without breaking a bank. Eric insists that you need to consider time, budget, and quality of the output when doing any renovation.

In this episode, Eric will take us through some of his favorite projects, advise on things that should worry us the least when remodeling a house, questions to ask when hiring a contractor, among other things. If you have a home or homes that needs remodeling, it would be best to listen to this episode.

Key Talking Points of the Episode:

[01:13] Eric’s background in contracting

[02:47] The first house that Eric and I did

[03:16] Eric’s experience working with SPD

[04:09] Eric’s favorite projects

[12:15]When flipping a house, which parts of the house shouldn’t worry you, especially when it comes to flipping?

[15:02]Questions that people should ask when hiring a contractor to remodel the kitchen and bathroom in their personal home

[17:41] What gets Eric motivated?

[23:09] One of the craziest mistakes that Eric has made

[25:24]People that Eric would like to spend time with

Quotes from the Episode:

“You take everybody’s knowledge and put it in one lump sum and make fine tune that’s smooth.”

“Every house I do. I’m going to pretend that my kid both my kids are going to live there.”

“Anything can be done. It’s just a matter of, picking your battles.”

“Every good idea is grown from another idea.”