Some real estate investors enjoy self-performing all the construction work and others like to hire a professional contractor who they can oversee completing the project. Either approach can work just fine but the important understanding is that you must start with a detailed plan. What does this mean? This means you must be involved and do your homework. You can trust people, but you still need to verify what they tell you. Real estate investing involves working with contractors who are vital to your success. However, I regularly see projects go over budget because an inadequate understanding of what work actually needs to be done and how much that work will cost is never compiled before the project starts. Do not hesitate to reach out and discuss any rehab challenges you may have.