If you're a real estate investor -- flipping, buy-n-hold or a contractor trying to make a profit, TIME is of the essence . The longer it takes to turn a property or a job, the less you make. That is why working with reliable sub contractors is so important. If a trades-person or supplier says he will be there Monday but doesn't show until Wednesday, everything gets thrown off schedule and you are losing money. Building the right team of reliable, honest, responsible people is crucial. Nothing is more important than your team. Don't go into battle with someone who won't be there to cover your back when things get rough. Oh --and don't forget to cover their back when they need you -- it's a two way street. -Drive carefully and have a safe trip !