Architect – As you build your Real Estate Investing Power Team you may want to have several questions that you ask each potential member. As you look at homes you may find one that has major issues, if you are wholesaling it, your buyer will have to deal with those issues. If you decide you want to do a buy, fix, and flip or a buy and hold then you will have to deal with those issues. In some cases you may have to bring in an architect for a project such as an issue with the structure of the property.

As of now the only architect you may know is Mr. Brady from the Brady Bunch. Therefore, you will need to expand your search to try to find an architect that you can add to your power team.

There is not an exact script to interview your Architect, back to the questions but here are several questions you can consider asking your Architect:

1. What do you see as issues or challenges for your project?

2. How will you approach my project?

3. How will you gather information about my needs for the project?

4. How will you establish priorities and make decisions about my project?

5. Who from your firm will I be dealing with? Is it the same person that will be designing my project?

6. How interested are you in my project?

7. How busy is the architect and how many projects have they recently completed?

8. What are the steps in the design process for my project?

9. How will you organize the process for my project?

10. What do you expect me to provide for this project?

11. What is your design philosophy?

12. What is your experience with estimating costs and how close is the estimate usually to actual cost?

13. What will you show me along the way to explain my project?

14. Will you provide to me drawings or sketches for my project?

15. What services do you provide during construction of my project?

16. How disruptive will construction be to my business or property?

17. How long do you anticipate it will take to complete my project?

18. What makes your firm better than your competition?

19. How do you establish fees?

20. What would you expect the fees to be for this project?

21. If the scope of the project changes, how will the additional fees be calculated?

22. Are you licensed, bonded and insured?

23. How long have you been in business and can you provide references?

24. Can I get an email and secondary number either cell phone number or office phone to contact you with further questions?



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