Over the past 7 months, I have learned a lot about running a house hacking real estate business. One of the most important things I have realized is the importance of putting together a team of experts to help navigate challenges as they arrive. It is important to understand that you can never have too many strong experts on your team and on this early journey as house hackers, Dana and I, have used the following experts to help move us along.
Our Expert List:
- House Hacking Mentor – The House Hacking community is full of advocates
- Realtor – Working with an agent who also invests is highly recommended
- Insurance Broker
- Accountant – Specializes in Real Estate
- Contractors – Roofer and HVAC
- Structural Engineer
- Home Inspector
As we continue to grow our portfolio over the next 5 years, I know this list of trusted experts will continue to grow. One of the concerns when we decided to house hack was finding trusted experts to rely on as we learn how to build and operate our business. Thanks to the Google and Yelp, it is pretty easy to find help in a specific market, but we still prefer to tap into our network and go with referrals.