My journey of becoming financial independence by 35 years old
I was without a washer for a week. This one, I had to hire my handyman to fix, and I thought I should do a post in regarding “How to buy Appliances for Rental Property”.
1. If you can, don’t provide washer and dryer. You only need to provide washer and dryer hook ups in rental units. People tend to take W/D with them when they move. This cut down the headache of having to fix them in the first place. It’d fall on your renters’s responsibility.
But if you do have them this is the brand to buy: Maytag, whirlpool
Stay away from foreign makes like Samsung and LG
*beside products are exploded. They don’t offer waranty beyond 1 year versus Maytag 10 years warranty. .
Customer service is terrible. I was on the phone with them for 2 hours waiting, all I got was they could give me a phone number for some random company which I’m going to be responsible for payment because their 1 year warranty is out. They want these guy to see if it was user error or it was Samsung’s. I told them, I fix machines, I can’t get to your parts because the whole thing is rust and fall apart. Still, customer service is next to nothing.
6. You can buy used off of craigslist or habitat of humanity – Stove, W/D, Fridge, Dishwasher could go from $75-150.
7. Always try to fix failed appliances. Learn to fix these items would save you tons of money in the long run. Hey! Sweat equity is king. LOL 🙂
**The pictures are the Samsung door, my handyman had to drill the screws out. Samsung door was totally rusted and almost fall apart. It doesn’t seem like that apply the same standard of paint and the right type of materials. The screws are in the wrong place right below the filter.
*This is important, whenever to totally gut a property for renovation, convert those hook up to electric.
Well, I hope this help anyone who will become a landlord to save sometimes in decision making on what and how to buy.