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Flipping Houses: Turning a Wreck into a Gem


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Flipping Houses: Turning a Wreck into a Gem

Five years ago, I decided to start my own side business. Along with keeping my job as a construction worker, I decided to use my savings to purchase an older residence. The plan was to fix up the place and then sell it at a profit. It didn't take me long to figure out that while my side business would take up most of my free time, it would make me a lot of money. Today, I still flip three or four houses a year. My strategy developed through trial and error, and I've learned how to evaluate the potential of a property first, then buy second. I know what must be done in the way of exterior painting, making the place secure, and ultimately finding the right buyer. If you are thinking about trying this kind of sideline, read on. What I've learned will help you a lot.

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Spring: The Season For Planting, Produce, And Porta Potties

If you own a farm, spring is one of the busiest times of year. Crops are beginning to grow, and you are spending long hours either in the field or preparing the produce stand for customers, but what do you do when you need to go to the bathroom? Does it really make sense to stop everything so that you can drive back home and go to the bathroom? If you don't have a restroom in the barn, this may seem like the only option, but is it? Here are a few reasons why renting a porta potty may be a better option.

Cost-Effective

A porta potty may be one of the best business investments that you could make for your farm, especially if you will be needing it for several months. For $100–$300 a month, you may be able to rent a porta potty for the entire planting and growing season. This is much more cost-effective than having a bathroom built inside the barn, and you will not have to worry about winterizing any pipes for the off-season. After harvest time, you can simply have the rental company come and haul it away.

Customer Satisfaction

Porta potties may also be a great way to attract and retain customers. Think about it; if your farm is a bit off the beaten path, are your customers really going to want to drive back into town in order to go to the bathroom? Comfortable customers are in less of a hurry to leave your produce stand, and may end up spending more money. A well-maintained porta potty may go a long way toward keeping your customers happy and shopping.

Clean Facilities

Another advantage of renting porta potties is that the rental company will also service these restrooms as well. Depending on your needs and how many people will be using the porta potty on an average day, the rental company will establish a service contract to clean and maintain the unit anywhere from weekly to monthly. This means that the porta potty will be one less bathroom that you have to clean.

Convenient Location

Because a porta potty is fully self-contained, you will not have to worry about where it can be installed. Just let the delivery person know where the most convenient place to have your porta potty located would be, and they can be sure to accommodate you.

Renting a porta potty can be a great investment for any farm. Not only is it a cost-effect solution to needing a conveniently located, clean bathroom, but it can help you to maintain customer satisfaction as well. Contact a rental company like A & A Porta Pottys for more information.