Tom Hurford, Fixters CEO

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 …

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 …

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 …

Want to Flip Houses But Don’t Know Where to Start?

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  Start Your Fix and Flip Education. Build Your Own Business. Gain Flexibility. Creating your own successful fix and flip business can be incredibly rewarding, provide a fantastic level of income and give you the schedule flexibility you’ve always wanted. Want to Flip Houses But Don’t Know Where to Start? Can it really be done or is the promise of lifestyle and money from a rewarding career …

Lessons Learned After 150 Fix and Flips: Part 2

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As mentioned before, we have fixed and flipped 150+ projects. We have learned countless fix and flip lessons through our successes and most importantly our failures. In ‘Lessons Learned After 150 Fix and Flips: Part 1’, I shared my insights on creating a plan, determining your ARV, and more. This is Part 2, including more invaluable lessons that I’ve learned after fixing and flipping over …

Lessons Learned After 150 Fix and Flips: Part 1

Lessons Learned Fixing and Flipping

In the last four years, we fixed and flipped 150+ projects in two states.  And while we had many more successes than failures, it was the failures that taught us the most valuable lessons. It opened our eyes to the undeniable truths of this business.  We’re here to help you avoid making the same mistakes we made.  As Will Rogers said, “Good judgment comes from …

Technology is Eating Every Industry – Why Not Fix & Flip?

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Technology has made detailed and involved processes such as Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and taxes much much easier. Companies such as SalesForce and Intuit are worth billions of dollars because of this simple idea. The team at Fixters recently attended the International Home Builders Association Tradeshow in Orlando. One of the meetings was held on the topic of scaling your business and growth. The main …

House Flipping Industry Today

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One of the questions we always hear is “what is going to happen when the industry slows?” I think that this viewpoint has a lot to do with the Great Recession. Real estate dropped and spiked so aggressively after the subprime mortgage crisis in 2008. I fully appreciate that real estate is a cyclical industry but I feel there are some significant demographic trends that …

The Front Porch Story

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A Fixters.com Blog During our history, we have fixed and flipped over 150 homes. These properties have ranged from a simple condo remodel that sold for $100,000 to a complete $500,000 remodel of a 75-year-old historic property that sold for over $1,000,000. Along the way, we have had our share of successes and certainly made our share of mistakes. The purpose of Fixters’ Front Porch …