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Frequently Asked Questions

Shows

Q. How can I apply to be a part of Income Property? If you’re interested in being a part of Income Property, click here to get all of the details. Good luck!

Q. How long do the renos take on the show? Renos generally take about 3-4 weeks and the homeowners need to be available for camera for 8 days.

Q. Where can I find a list of the products and services you use on Income Property? Please go to the Income Property resources section of my website which gives you access to a guide for building materials, design materials, and services for each episode. You can also check out my new ‘Design Guide’ for inspirational room pictures – see all of the income suite rooms we’ve designed over the seasons.

Q. Do the homeowners on Income Property get to keep the furniture? Usually, no. Unless it’s a furnished, executive rental, the furniture and artwork are just used for staging. We do give homeowners photos of the staged space to use in their rental listings.

Q. What software program do you use to draft your floor plans on the show? All of our original floor plans and layouts are created using AutoCAD. For each episode, our plans are animated by a graphics company who works in partnership with my production company.

Q. Where can I watch past episodes of Income Property? You can watch online from Canada and the USA. Enjoy!

Renovation & Design

Q. Can I hire you to work on my property or consult with me on a project? Any extra time I have after shooting various shows, writing for national publications, managing my properties, and running a real estate coaching company goes to my family… sorry, I’m unavailable to take on any individual projects.

Q. Can you recommend a contractor in my area?

We get an overwhelming amount of requests for recommendations for tradespeople, and while I can’t suggest an individual contractor in your area, I always start by doing my research.

I’ve also provided a checklist below that I use to find good trades:

  1. Ask family and friends for recommendations. Word of mouth is often the best and most honest advertising.
  2. Phone the tradespeople on your list, interview each of them and include the following questions:
  • Are you licensed?
  • Do you have insurance?
  • How long have you been in business and what is your area of expertise?
  • How much money do you require as a down payment for the work?
  • How much time do you expect the project to take?
  • Can you provide references and photos of recent projects?
  • Do you guarantee your work?

Think about the interaction you had with the company or individual during your interview – were they courteous, knowledgeable and forthcoming with information and references? A first impression is a pretty good indicator of your future interactions. Make sure you follow up on references! They’re useless otherwise. Make sure you get multiple quotes and get everything in writing. And never pay the full amount until the job is complete and you’re satisfied with the work.

The more information you have, the better. Good luck with your projects!

Real Estate Investing

Q. How can I get involved in real estate investing? Congratulations on making the decision! Real estate is a big topic, with lots of different avenues to explore. Check out my Keyspire website to get started.

Q. Can I rent one of your apartments? Unfortunately, we do not provide a listing of units for rent. Your best bet is to look at MLS or other reputable rental listing sites for available units in your area.

Media, Speaking and Endorsement Inquiries

Q. Are you available to speak and/or make an appearance at my event? For endorsement and personal appearance/speaking requests, please use the contact form found here.

Scott

Q. Can I get an autographed picture of you?

Yes! Please click here and let me know you’d like to receive an autographed picture. Be sure to send your name, mailing address, and a short message that you would like to have included on the picture. My team generally sends them out monthly, so please be patient.

Q. Where do you get your plaid shirts? Most of my show wardrobe comes from Ben Sherman.

Q. Are those really your teeth? Can I touch your hair? Are you married? (Seriously??   I really get these questions!)   Yes, maybe, and happily.

Q. You have to have a weakness… what is it? Bacon!

Q. Were you really in a boy band? Yes! I was in a group called “Next Element” in the late 90s/early 2000s.

Q. How do I contact you about an idea, suggestion, or content?

Click here to submit your ideas, suggestions, or content however, please do not submit any information unless it is your intent to give me it unconditionally. While I value your enthusiasm, I am unable to accept any information that you provide if it contains any obligation or limitation whatsoever. Please read my terms for further details.