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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 …

Avoid Fix and Flip Issues: Burst Pipes

Unexpected Problems With Fix and Flip Homes: How to Avoid Burst Pipes When evaluating a property, flippers must account for unexpected problems and related costs. Renovations take time and money — and incorrect budgets can wreck your ROI. Kurt Schlegel, one of our fix and flip experts at Fixters provides tips on how to check a potential flip for major issues before incurring unexpected costs. …

Seasonal Selling: Home Sales During the Holidays

Seasonal Selling: Leaving your house on the market during the holiday season may boost your chances of finding the perfect buyer! ‘Tis the season for holiday shopping, but some may say otherwise when it comes to house hunting. Based on my experience as a Realtor, I have been conditioned by real estate markets of old to take homes off of the market and the Multiple …

Flooring Types: What to Choose?

While walking through a property, one of the first things you will notice is the condition of the floors. More often than not they will need to be replaced or refinished. Floors take the brunt of the wear and tear, and even when a home is only 10 years old, the floors need attention. Several rooms of a home require a decision to be made …

10 Exterior Updates to Get Buyers in The Door

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In the wonderful world of real estate, it’s more than just what’s on the inside that counts. Whenever you’re renovating and selling a home, pay attention to the outside too. You want the exterior of the property to welcome buyers in. Here are our 10 quick tips to up that curb appeal: House Numbers – People should be able to easily read the house numbers while …

Not Your Mother’s House: Trends that Cringe

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There are some old trends you can make new again or a few that people will find charming. And on the other hand, if you aren’t ripping off that popcorn ceiling you might not be selling that house. We’ve picked our worst trends and characteristics of older homes that you need to dump! Paint them, change them, upgrade them.  Don’t let these eyesores hurt your …

6 Ways to Save on Your Fix & Flip

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Ask For Help There is nothing more expensive than doing something, than having to do something twice. Mistakes are costly. Save money and time by seeking out the help you need ahead of time. Need advice? Need coaching from the fix and flip experts? Fixters provides you with coaching in construction, real estate, and financing. See more advice and tips here on the Front Porch …

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

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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 …