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Selling Your Inherited Music Studio Home

studio1If you’re in the music industry and have inherited a home used previously as a music studio but no longer want it, this article will help since inherited properties can be a real burden. There are a ton of reasons why you may not want to keep the property. Most of the time it simply comes down to time, cost and maintenance.

If the home itself is not worth any of these three it’s generally best practice to sell it – even if it was a kick ass music studio while it lasted. And the least thing you want are to have to fork out property taxes on a home you no longer want.

And if no one is occupying the home you’re more at risk to be dealing with squatters and vandalism which is cause for more headaches.

What to Do

When you have a property that you no longer want it’s often best to just sell the damn thing. And as a musician this can be a good thing for you since the money you make off the sale can be put forth toward new music equipment. The problem is, if the home isn’t in good condition, it may be tough selling it on the open market.

This is why I recommend using a Real Estate Investor when handling properties like this. Private investors will be able to pay you top dollar for you home (no matter its condition) and have cash in your hands in as little as 3 weeks.

The process is a no brainer.

One of my favorite Investors in So Cal, Doug Van Soest, does just this and has an incredible success rate buying properties from clients in the Inland Empire. I highly recommend you check out his site here and get a free quote from him to see what he can offer you on your home today. Here’s a quick vid with him explaining the process and what it is that he does exactly in a podcast released by House Flipping HQ:

How it Works for You

Now as a guitar player, pianist, violinist, or just all around music producer, you won’t have to do much of anything. At it’s bare minimum you will have to sign a few papers and agree on an amount the investor is willing to pay on your house first. After you’ve done that they will take care of the entire transaction process leaving you free to simply collect your check when the allotted time frame is up and the process complete.

With a good investor, like Dougs Business, SCHB (So Cal Home Buyers) the process can generally be done in about 3 weeks with a full check cashed out to you in that time frame.

Simply go to the site, fill out the form, and within 24 hours they will contact you with your cash offer or with a few questions to get some more details from you regarding your situation. Either or, the process is fast and effective. And as a musician who may need cash the expedited process is only better since you’ll have more money to buy additional music equipment to add to your rig.

Simple Instructions to Make Sure Your Guitar Lessons Help You

guitar player being trainedSeveral new guitar players don’t always fully understand the demand that learning an instrument takes on you. The most important factor when it comes to learning how to play is making sure that you practice daily, consistently, and at least 1 full hour, every single day – and this is a minimum.

If you have a true passion for the guitar, you will learn that this won’t be a difficult feat to reach. In fact you will enjoy every moment that you are able to spend with your guitar.

If you have reserves, and look at that more as a chore then I suggest you forget about playing the guitar and take up another hobby because the guitar won’t be fore you. To get started on the right track if you’re truly interested, then make sure to check out this link: Best Acoustic and Electric Guitar Training for Beginners

The Best Type of Lessons

In my personal experience, it wasn’t until I got serious, and found a structured way of learning how to play that my skills improved dramatically.

Many guitarists, or new guitarists I should say, rely heavily either on themselves and tablature, or free videos online that don’t provide a solid, step-by-step structure to learning.

When it comes to guitar, nothing is more important than progressive learning.

If you dabble a little here and a little there you won’t make much progress.

In order to get better what you learn needs to be stacked on top of each lesson so you’re able to apply what you learned before to what you learn now.

You can find some of the Top Acoustic Guitar Training and Lessons online at that link.

Why I Don’t Recommend Formal Lessons

Don’t get me wrong, if you know someone who is a professional musician, and they are willing to sit down with you every day to teach you then by all means learn from them! But truth is, with formal instructors you’re limited to only them. Their lessons and their style of teaching.

There isn’t room to expand beyond what they teach and they’re teaching tactics may not be as effective for you as they would be with someone else…or many other teachers.

But if your ambitions enough and are willing to do it, or even attend a music college then by all means go for it.

But if you want to be a good casual player then being able to sit at home in the comfort of your room and learn to play is my personal preference.

With structured online lessons, you can even more benefit from many different teachers and that will allow you to refine your skills in several different ways instead of just one.

Do Not Anticipate To Be a Competent Guitar Player in Under 3 Years

The truth is you are going to suck at the guitar – for a long time.

You are going to need years and years of practice before YOU will feel happy about your playing abilities.

While you can most certainly learn how to play some impressive songs within that time, being able to go beyond that, and compose your own music will take much longer.

It’s one thing to be able to play a guitar but a different thing to KNOW how to play a guitar.

One implies you can play songs while the other suggests you actually understand how the guitar works at a level that allows you to translate your own emotions onto and out of the guitar.

You must be persistent up until you are able to play some harder tunes.  Click here for some of the Best Acoustic and Electric Guitar Training for Beginners