How To Flip Properties | Success Vs. Failure

To Learn How To Flip Properties, you must first learn the Do’s and Don’ts of the business

How To Flip Properties Success Vs. FailureIn the last half decade, a great number of people have started to join the dynamic field of house flipping. House flipping has the potential be an incredibly profitable industry for new investors with a lot of ambition.

However, many new investors jump into a house flipping project without realizing the full gravity of the situation. They often make rookie mistakes that they’ll regret later. As a beginner, you should try to avoid these mistakes by researching and learning as much as you can about how to flip properties.

How To Flip Properties | The Do’s And Don’ts

If you want to learn how to flip properties, it would be smart to see what problems other just like you have run into. In the following section, we pair a common mistake (don’t) with its alternative solution (do):

Don’t Go In Blind

What many people believe starting out is that house flipping is something that can be learned in the moment, during each step of the process. These people believe that they can learn how to buy a house when negotiating a deal and can learn how to rehab when up to their ankles in plaster and drywall.

While some minute aspects are always learned in the moment, if you take your time too much, you may end up losing a great deal of money. Every day you sit on your property you are loosing money from the costs of homeowner’s insurance, utilities, maintenance, and any loans that may be involved.

Do Understand Everything Involved Before Buying A House

Always try to remember this important rule: doing your research in advance will save you money in the long run. You should determine the costs of each and every part of the house flipping process and make sure you stick to a lucrative business plan. If you aren’t going to make money during after you sell, what’s the point of flipping?

Don’t Just Look Up The ARV Online

One of the most valuable points that is emphasized when across the house flipping community is that you should never spend more than 70% of the ARV or “after repair value” when buying a property. While you might follow this rule by the book, it means almost nothing if your ARV estimate is incorrect.

What many people do is look up the ARV of other recently sold houses in their area online. While this is a good start, these prices might not be a reliable gauge. Maybe a comparable house on the same street sells for a certain amount so you assume that your house will be worth the same after renovations. Whoops! You accidentally overlooked the fact that the house you found on the Internet faced a lake and yours faces the freeway. If this were the case, your house would be worth considerably less.

Do Get An ARV Estimate From A More Reputable Source

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Mike LaCava

I'm a full time real estate investor, proud Dad and husband. My team and I are working to restore communities - one house at a time. House Flipping School is my way of sharing this vision with other investors who want to do good for their community, and make money flipping houses.