How have the Arts impacted your life?
The arts have always been apart of my life. I loved to act in plays as a young man and also admired people that had an artist eye for paintings. Currently, I'm still using art today in flipping houses. My last flip project was an historic home with a year built of 1920. In this deal, the goal was to rehab the old home with a superior finish out but leave some character to the property due to it being historic. You have to blend in the right finishes of the kitchen and baths and keep in mind what would a typical buyer want in the home to achieve a certain price point.
In your downtime, what art medium to you find your self drawn to?
I love to listen to music and watch movies in my down time. I really enjoy watching movies or shows that were written very well which makes the characters come alive. I also can appreciate short film makers that brings out a different kind of creativity.
How did you get into real estate appraising?
After graduating college. I moved back to my hometown of Little Rock, Arkansas. I came across real estate appraising while prepping for law school. Once I learned how to complete an appraisal I immediately became passionate about that career. I really enjoyed the work and I knew that before buyers can close on their house they would always need an Appraiser.
What is the difference between home valuation and home inspection?
Both appraisers and inspectors can potentially kill a real estate deal. Appraisers only deal with repairs that are seen with the naked eye and determine value. Home Inspectors check the entire property and give a report of condition that details the home from the roof to foundation.
What is the most rewarding and most difficult thing about being a real estate investor?
In flipping, The most difficult thing in my opinion is working with rehab contractors. In every deal there is a time frame that is there and if you don't have the right people working for you and if they don't go exactly by the design plan that could cost you big time. The most rewarding thing is when things go right and the the home sales with low marking time.
How has Covid-19 impacted your business?
In this market, there are homes still available but I just mostly wait for the right deal to come around.
Who/What is your daily inspiration?
I credit my grandfather for showing me how to work by the " sweat of your brow". I learned to be self motivated at a young age.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
I would love to highlight the appraisal industry as an awesome career. I hope to inspire more minorities and young people to get into the business. Most people don't even know about this field until they get ready to buy a home.
How can we stay connected to you?
Follow me on instagram @the_motivated_one