Coach’s Corner: A Real-Life Property Evaluation

  The Story Our house flipping team recently purchased a 1940s bungalow home in “full-gut” condition in Denver, Colorado. Over the years, the home was occupied by a variety of family members and, ultimately, became a hoarding situation. After purchase, I immediately started my evaluation, budgeting and timeline process on the property — an integral step in our fix and flip process.     I …

2018 Fix and Flip Design Trends: Where to Spend Your Repair Budget

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According to Zillow’s Erica Sooter, it’s no surprise that kitchen and bathroom renovations power the largest ROI for fix and flip properties. In order to help you make money on your next house flip, we’ve collected projections for 2018’s biggest home interior trends. Use these to focus your repair dollars on designing spaces that attract your potential buyers. Kitchen Trends for 2018: Grey and White …

SaaS-y Women: 4 Takeaways from SaaStr Annual 2018

Advice for Women Entrepreneurs and Professionals This week, I attended SaaStr Annual 2018 in San Francisco. Fixters showed up in force with 6 of us joining the 10,000 attendees. And I’m happy to share, despite what I’ve heard about previous years, there were a lot of women in attendance (whew). It is interesting to apply what we heard from companies of all sizes to the …

Interpreting Your Home Inspection

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When you are a home buyer and you receive the home inspection report back on a property under contract, here are some tips for what to look for in the report. Some things are major red flags while others that seem major, simply are not.   Health and Safety Items Mold, radon, gas leaks, improperly vented furnaces and faulty electrical wiring are major items that …

How to Determine If Your Renovation Project Has Galvanized Pipes

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Could Galvanized Pipes Affect Your Fix and Flip Budget and Timeline? Our house flipping team recently purchased a bungalow home, built in 1942, in Denver, Colorado. After the initial walkthrough, we quickly realized that the house contained galvanized and copper piping. Below, we will share with you how to determine if your renovation project has galvanized pipes.  What are Galvanized Pipes? Galvanized pipes are steel …

How to Create a House Flipping Business Plan

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  8 Questions You Must Answer When You Create a House Flipping Business Plan   Plan your work and work your plan. That is key to avoid chaos in your life. If we would all stick to what we plan to do, I venture a guess that there would be many more millionaires in the world. Making money flipping houses is no exception. Many people …

Curb Appeal Sells a House: Landscaping Tips For Your Next Fix and Flip

Landscaping Tips For Your Next Fix and Flip Selling your fix and flip for your predicted After Repair Value (ARV) price or higher is often the difference between a fair project or a great project. The first impression a buyer receives for the home is the most important factor when they are starting to make their buying decision and impactful landscaping is the best way …

Inspection Objection and Resolution Tips: Fix It Now or Fix It Later

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Below, we’ve detailed some Inspection Objection and Resolution Advice. Buying a home to flip is a serious purchase decision. Knowing the property’s true condition and what you are walking into is paramount. Always use a qualified home inspector to verify the structural quality in a potential buy. However, you should also know common problems to look out for such as: Roof Sloping Cracked Stucco or Exterior …

Want to Fix and Flip Houses? 2018 is Your Year!

Get Started Fixing and Flipping Houses Today. Typical house flipping seminars quickly turn from sweet to sour when you are bombarded with fluffy marketing jargon and high-pressure sales tactics. You spend 10, 20 or even 50 thousand dollars to hear how easy flipping is, and at the same time learn that it is not at all what it looks like on TV. You return from …

How to Fail at Flipping: Major House Flipping Mistakes

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What NOT TO DO When Flipping Homes. In the past five years, our team has fixed and flipped hundreds of houses in Colorado and Nebraska. Along the way, we learned valuable lessons about best practices, but more importantly, we learned the major house flipping  mistakes. As Will Rogers, famed actor and social commentator said, “Good judgment comes from experience and a lot of that comes …