For years I have considered dabbling in real estate investing.  As many of you know, I do have some rental properties, but I had always dreamed of taking my real estate business to the big leagues.  This would mean changing my thinking as it comes to these properties as investment vehicles, and I have been actively trying to learn what I can along the way.

Today I had the opportunity to attend a private presentation on the effects on home prices with respect to specific renovations.  The speaker had done research to see what house flippers could do to maximize their property values.  When I had heard that this presentation was going to happen in our city, I was excited – any information that teaches you how to squeeze more money out of your investments is always valuable.

During the presentation, many real-world examples were used to help illustrate the concepts.  Some of the specifics included Milgard Ultra Woodclad Windows in Studio City and their effect of home prices, sale values of homes based on the colors of their walls, and simple landscaping ideas that could give you good return on investment.  While these topics were all over the place, they all focused on one thing – how to make the most profit from a home sale.

Today’s seminar has definitely given me some food for thought.