Category Archives for House Flipping

Working With Wholesalers Shouldn’t Be Difficult

Most real estate investors know that working with wholesalers can be a great source of potential deals. Wholesalers have been known to be a great source of very lucrative deals.

working with wholesalersUnfortunately, working with wholesales is not a walk in the park. You have to work it if you want to find killer deals. As you work with wholesalers, you will soon realize that how you deal with one wholesaler isn’t necessarily the way you deal with another.

Types Of Wholesalers

  1. Career Wholesales

These are seasoned real estate wholesalers who have been wholesaling for a long time and are seasoned real estate investors. Their primary business is wholesaling real estate and sometimes they dabble in other deals.

It’s important that you build a solid relationship with career wholesalers because they could be an excellent source of deals for you. These types of wholesalers are well financed and usually take the best deals for themselves. The bad news is that these types of wholesales are a little challenging to work with.

  1. Ladder Climber Wholesalers

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Is Foreclosure Flipping Dead?

There has been a lot of speculation about house flipping-- foreclosure flipping, to be specific. Is foreclosure flipping dead?

Well, many people have their reasons as to why the number of foreclosures are on the decline, but the truth is; foreclosure is fading for a number of reasons many people haven't thought of.

Of course, the promising economic data and the raw figures of new foreclosures may have drove foreclosure flipping to its end, but there’s a new player in town that’s killing it even more—the hedge fund. How?

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Unbelievable Tips On How To Become A Reliable House Flipper

Becoming a reliable house flipper is all about being honest and distinguishing yourself from unscrupulous people in the business.

reliable house flipperMany people have a negative attitude towards fix and flip specialists. The negativity comes from different sources including clients, banks and even government. I had some reservations when I was starting my house flipping website. I handle other aspects of real estate as well but I did not want to present myself as a fix and flip professional. This is because of the bad rapport that is normally associated with this business.

The Downside Of House Flipping

To be completely honest, there are a number of reasons why house flipping has received so much criticism. One of those reasons is the large group of unscrupulous people in this business. These are people who look to make great profits through dishonest methods and by scamming investors. They buy property in bad state and do nothing in terms of repairs. Therefore, they do not improve the value of the property. They then flip it to an unsuspecting buyer.

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To Work Or Not To Work With Wholesalers In House Flips

Many people have had terrible experiences with wholesalers in house flips but are they all the same?

I have to confess that in the many years I have been flipping houses, I have purchased properties from wholesalers. Some of my best deals were sourced from wholesalers. Up to date I still use wholesalers.

When I first started out, I had a hard time differentiating between the good wholesalers and the bad ones. I made my fair share of mistakes and I believed that a majority of the wholesalers were honest people. I wasn’t naïve; I just gave people the benefit of the doubt.

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Expect The Best And Prepare For The Worst In House Flipping Deals

A solid cost projection is one of the most important things that you have to establish if you want your house flipping deals to succeed.

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One of the biggest costs you will incur for the entire project, other than purchasing the property, would be expenses. If you become too casual in how you handle your financial projections, you will land yourself in big trouble.

Murphy’s law states that “whatever can go wrong, will go wrong.

Murphy’s law applies not only to many areas of our lives but it also applies to house flipping. You can handle Murphy’s law by expecting, anticipating and planning.

Time Is Not Your Friend

When flipping houses, you should try as much as possible to

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How To Make A Huge Profit On One House Flip

Have you ever gotten emails from real estate investing “experts” claiming they can help you make a huge profit on one house flip?

huge profit on one house flipI have and I can tell you that they are nothing but hype-filled emails. What I’m about to tell you is not hype but a fact.

I made $56, 135 in one house flip.

I too couldn’t believe it but I can tell you for sure that it’s possible to make such a huge profit and even more from one house flip.

Sick And Tired Of Over-Hyped Headlines?

I’m tired of gurus who over-hype their messages and claim to know the secret to reaping huge profits from real estate. I won’t dwell so much on this topic but just to be clear, I don’t usually make $56, 135 on single house flips all the time.

Typically, I make around $20-30, 000 which is not a bad figure at all. 14 months before I made my $56, 135, I’d made a profit of

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House Flipping Project: Project Manager Vs. General Contractor Vs. DIY

Who can make your house flipping project a success? Is it a project manager, a general contractor or should you do it yourself? Only one way to find out.

house flipping projectMy day ended really terribly the other day. I took on a project I thought I could handle alone and I ended up hitting myself square in the jaw with a floor board. I didn’t break anything but I realized that there are three ways that I could rehab a house. I could either:

  1. Hire someone to do all the dirty work
  2. Do all the rehab work myself
  3. Do some of the rehab work and let the others do their part.

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8 Reasons Why Your Real Estate Investing Business Is A Huge Failure

Is your real estate investing business growing at a snail’s pace? Maybe it’s because you are making some easily avoidable mistakes.

real estate investing businessWe all learn from our mistakes and in real estate, the more experience you have the more you learn and the less likely you are to make costly mistakes. Unfortunately, for some people it’s not that easy to survive in this industry because their real estate investing business is not growing as fast as they would like. If you are part of these people, then you could be making these 8 mistakes:

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New Additions for HFS Members

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The past few weeks have been real exciting here at House Flipping School. Personally I have met a ton of new people, some who have been investing in real estate for years and others who are just thinking about getting started. It's been a real fun ride.

On October 16th we held our first ever monthly House Flipping School MeetUp. We had over 65 people show up from a variety of different backgrounds and professions. The MeetUp proved to be a great opportunity for building your team and making those connections that really help grow a business.

While at the MeetUp I was able to talk directly with many blog readers and House Flipping School members. It was nice to get out from behind the guise of the computer, and actually speak 1 on 1 with many of you.

A few HFS members even gave me some helpful recommendations on how to improve the membership side of this blog. In particular these members wanted:

  • An easier way to navigate through the dozens of educational posts here on HFS
  • Access to some "older" pieces of premium content that were available when we launched HFS over 1 year ago

I take your recommendations seriously, so last week I reached out to my website guy Ryan and explained that we needed to make some changes.

Here's what we have added so far to the HFS membership experience. This is really just the tip of the iceberg of what we have in store.
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