This no-fluff book contains detailed, step-by-step training perfect for both the complete newbie or seasoned pro looking to build a killer house-flipping business. In this book you'll discover: --How to get financing for your deals, even with no cash and poor credit! --How to evaluate a potential market or "farm" area! --What types of properties you should buy, where and from whom! --How to find great deals from motivated sellers! --How to evaluate deals quickly and accurately! --How to make competitive offers and complete your due diligence efficiently and effectively! --How to create a Scope of Work, a Budget and a Schedule! --How to hire the best contractors and manage your rehab to completion! --How to get your properties under contract for top dollar! --How to get your property to the closing table as efficiently as possible so you can collect your check!
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Are you ready to leave the 9-5 and get started flipping houses? The Book on Flipping Houses is written by active real estate fix-and-flipper J Scott, author of the popular real estate website 123Flip.com, and is published by BiggerPockets Publishing, the publishing arm of the premier real estate investing website BiggerPockets.com. This book contains more than 350 pages of detailed, step-by-step training perfect for both the complete newbie or seasoned pro looking to build a killer house flipping business. In this book you'll discover how to: How to get financing for your deals, even with no cash and poor credit How to evaluate a potential market or "farm" area What types of properties you should buy, where and from whom How to find great deals from motivated sellers How to evaluate deals quickly and accurately How to make competitive offers and complete your due dili-gence efficiently and effectively How to create a Scope of Work, a Budget and a Schedule How to hire the best contractors and manage your rehab to completion How to get your properties under contract for top dollar How to get your property to the closing table as efficiently as possible so you can collect your check Whether you are an experienced renovator or just starting out, the Book on Flipping Houses will teach you everything you need to know to build a profitable, efficient house flipping business and start living the life of your dreams. Table of Contents (Chapter Level) Foreword Introduction Chapter 1: First Concepts Chapter 2: Get Your Financing In Order Chapter 3: Find Your Real Estate Agent Chapter 4: Where Should You Buy? Chapter 5: What Should You Buy? Chapter 6: Who Should You Buy From? Chapter 7: How Will You Find Deals? Chapter 8: The Flip Formula Chapter 9: Looking at Properties Chapter 10: Making Offers Chapter 11: Your Due Diligence Chapter 12: Create Your SOW Chapter 13: Create Your Budget Chapter 14: Create Your Schedule Chapter 15: Hiring Contractors Chapter 16: Managing Your Rehab Chapter 17: Agent or FSBO? Chapter 18: Staging Chapter 19: Buyer Due Diligence Chapter 20: The Closing
Plenty of books exist about fixing houses that try to make readers believe that anyone with a little cash and some know how can "flip" (buy, rehab, and resell) houses. Idiot's Guides: Flipping Houses takes a much more practical, boots-on-the-ground, real world look at the process by presenting the risks and rewards of flipping real estate. This book will help readers determine if they have the necessary time and cash, and guide them through the process of successfully purchasing, rehabbing, and profiting from their investments. Coverage includes: - In-depth discussion on devising the perfect flipping strategy, including a business plan and timeline, which enables a flipper to take a property from drab and shabby to modern and eye appealing. - Tips on how to target neighborhoods, properties, and selling markets to find a perfect flip property. - Includes easy-to-understand checklists so readers can ensure they've performed all their Flip Timeline Steps, including legal paperwork, staging the house, to inspection and closing. - Discussion on finding financial funding and assembling your team of experts.
If you want to discover the shortcuts to making huge profits by flipping houses to become financially independent and live your dream life, then keep reading ... Do you know what the quickest and most efficient way to make profits out of real estate investment is? In 2017, 200,000 homes were bought and sold in the US within a twelve-month period. That's 6% of all the single-family homes and condos sold during the whole of the year. Do you know why? It's because these houses were flipped. Imagine buying a house, then quickly renovating it, before selling it four weeks later at a profit A good house flipper can turn a month of work and investment into a year's worth of profits, all because they understand the secrets to successful real estate investment, and how to rehab and resell a home. The average profit margin for a flipped home in 2018 was $29,342. That's the average for the whole of the United States. If you know where the most profitable house flipping locations are, then you can easily reap 6-figure profits. A skilled house flipper knows more than just where to invest, but also when to invest. Too many people think that they only need to learn the 70% rule and then they'll become a house flipping tycoon and be rich in no time. But a skilled house flipper understands that calculating risk correctly, based on numerous considerations, is the secret to becoming a house flipping success instead of a flipping flop. These skills can be learned, as long as you have a willingness to put in the time and effort required. Mindset and work ethic go a lot further in real estate investment than fancy degrees or even a huge bank balance. You just need to start learning, and then you'll start house flipping in no time. In this book, "Real Estate Investing - Flipping Houses", you will discover: The 8 key ways to secure financing The most important consideration when choosing the right real estate farm area How to choose who to buy from and why The 10 places you need to go to locate the very best real estate deals The secret formulas for profitable home flipping How to become a killer negotiator, who always makes the best deals The 7 questions you must ask before hiring a contractor The techniques to becoming a ruthless closer How to apply for the most beneficial license every house flipper needs to have And much, much more. House flipping sounds so easy and so profitable to do, that it's too good to be true. It is this kind of thinking that makes people sit on their sofas, thinking about what could be, rather than discovering the proven methods to house flipping, that has turned millions of former nobodies into millionaires. Even if you've never heard of house flipping before, you can invest in real estate and make quick, effective profits. You just need to discover the secrets to a successful house flipping operation. If you want to discover how to flip homes and reap huge, quick profits, then you need this book today
Outlines a process for generating cash flow, with or without a good credit record, a large sum of cash, or a real estate license, for both experienced investors and beginners. Gives background on real estate transactions, then offers strategies for finding and buying bargain properties and reselling
Whether you’re looking to make a career out of flipping homes or see it as a part-time venture, you can make fast money legitimately. Before you get started, you need to know the right way to flip, regardless of local market conditions and current economic trends. There’s more to flipping than redoing a kitchen or staging a property. Every deal is different, and each investor must have a clear business strategy. Expert investors William Bronchick and Robert Dahlstrom have learned how to be successful in all types of markets—and now they share their secrets with you. From the bestselling authors of Flipping Properties, which brought the term “flipping” to American households, The Business of Flipping Homes is an A-to-Z guide for both new and seasoned investors. The book explains what flipping is and isn’t, goes beyond the investment of a basic single-family home, and demonstrates how to find, renovate, and sell properties using proven methods. With more than 40 years combined experience in buying and selling investment properties, Bronchick and Dahlstrom explain how to avoid many of the pitfalls and issues that could drain your funds and come back to haunt you. They give systematic approaches on long-term planning, including how to find and work with partners, structure a business, and utilize your specific talents, resources, and aspirations in realistic ways. You’ll learn how to figure out timelines, work with real-estate agents, understand the paperwork, analyze the numbers, utilize technology, and, most important, find the money.
FLIP, the third book in the National Bestselling Millionaire Real Estate Series (More than 500,000 copies sold!) FLIP provides a detailed, step-by-step process to analyze each investment, identify the best improvements, accurately estimate the costs and intelligently oversee the construction. It takes out all the guess work and almost all of the risk. Here's what industry experts are saying about FLIP: "Read this book before you flip that house! FLIP is an indispensable step-by-step guide to flipping houses that you will refer to again and again." -Carlos Ortiz, Executive Producer, "FLIP That House" (TLC's most popular real estate TV show) "At HomeVestors, we're in the business of buying and selling homes for profit and I can attest that there are few, if any, who can rival Rick's and Clay's expertise when it comes to fixing up houses for profit. This book is a must-read for any investor." -Dr. John Hayes, President and CEO of HomeVestors of America (the largest homebuyer in America) "FLIP is a must-read book for everyone in the real estate business. Every agent should have this book. They should read it and master its contents. Why? Because it is the best guide ever written on how to evaluate real estate and how to add value to a house." -Gary Keller, Founder and Chairman of the Board of Keller Williams Realty International and author of bestselling The Millionaire Real Estate Agent and The Millionaire Real Estate Investor "For anyone looking to build wealth in real estate, FLIP provides a step-by-step approach that really works in any market." -Loral Langemeier, bestselling author of The Millionaire Maker FLIP extends the national bestselling Millionaire Real Estate series with a step-by-step guide that is quickly becoming "the model" for successfully finding, fixing and selling investment properties for profit. Based on their involvement in over a 1,000 flips, Rick Villani and Clay Davis walk you through the proven five-stage model for successfully flipping a house: FIND: How to select ideal neighborhoods, attract sellers, and find houses with investment potential ANALYZE: Identify which improvements to make and analyze the profit potential of any house BUY: How to arrange financing, present the offer, and close on the purchase FIX: A 50-step, easy-to-follow plan for fixing up houses that keeps you on time, in budget and assures top quality SELL: How to add finishing touches to quickly sell for maximum profit Woven through the book is an entertaining narrative that follows the flipping adventures of Samantha, Ed, Bill, Nancy, Amy and Mitch as they find, buy, fix and sell their first investment houses. With all this plus the experience of over a thousand flips condensed into one book, FLIP gives new investors the tools they need to avoid common pitfalls, make a profit, and enjoy the process of house flipping. Rick Villani and Clay Davis are senior executives at HomeFixers, North America's leading real estate rehab franchise. HomeFixers has been involved in more than 1,000 flips nationwide.
Provides advice on purchasing undervalued properties, fixing them up, and selling for a profit, discussing such topics as putting together a flipping strategy, securing funding, house hunting, and evaluating properties.
Let’s face it—fixing and flipping houses is sexy. Who doesn’t love the idea of buying a rundown, mold-infested shack and transforming it into someone’s dream home for massive profits? Reality TV shows make it look so easy. A little paint here, some new kitchen cabinets there, and presto! The house is sold for big bucks and everyone lives happily ever after. If only it were that simple. Fixing and flipping houses is a business. In order for a business to survive, prosper, and grow, systems must be put in place. Fixing and Flipping Real Estate: Strategies for the Post-Boom Era is a book that breaks down the four essential components of a fix-and-flip business, giving you the building blocks to efficiently buy and sell 1 to 20 properties a month in today’s post-boom era housing market. You’ll learn about each of the boxes: Acquisition—How to find and buy a profitable real estate deal. Rehabbing—How to systematically remodel a house and how not to underimprove, or overimprove, your property. Sales—How to sell your flip for the highest possible price in the shortest possible time. Raising Capital—How to get the capital you need to grow your business, including using other people’s money, for your real estate deals without getting sued or going to jail. In the post-real estate boom era, fixing and flipping is again a solid business--especially in the “sand” states—Arizona, California, Nevada, Texas, and Florida, among others. It’s also a good bet in states as diverse as North Carolina and Washington State. And with the real estate market projected to bottom out nationally in 2012 (this time for real), there are plenty of houses to be renovated and plenty of money to be made by the enterprising in all fifty states. This book shows real estate investors everything they need to know to get started fixing and reselling houses either as a substantial sideline or a full-on business.
"I am finishing up your excellent book Fix & Flip Your Way to Financial Freedom. I have probably read 6 fix & flip books over the past 6 months and your book is one of the best I have read."-ArtAre you ready to start an exciting career or side job flipping houses? Fix and Flip Your Way to Financial Freedom is written by Mark Ferguson, who runs Investfourmore.com a real estate blog with 300,000 views a month. Mark is also an active flipper, having flipped over 100 homes and is currently flipping multiple homes in today's hot market. Mark is also a real estate agent, a rental property owner and a trusted authority when it comes to real estate investing. This book contains all the details need to start flipping houses from scratch or to build your current flipping business bigger and better.In this book you'll discover how to:Finance your flips with banks, hard money, private money and moreFind killer deals that make it possible to make a lot of money flipping housesAccurately predict the costs and repairs that will come with a flipFigure out what houses you should buy and which houses you should stay away fromStructure offers and negotiateFind contractors and keep good contractors working hardSell your houses for top dollar quickly!Scale your business to get to the point of doing ten or more flips at one time (like Mark)Fix and Flip Your Way to Financial Freedom is a wealth of information on flipping houses. It will help you know what it takes to make it big in real estate and avoid many of the costly mistakes most new flippers make. Table of Contents (Chapter Level)About the Author Introduction 1. How Much Money Can You Make Fixing and Flipping Homes? 2. Why I Like to Fix and Flip Homes; Money, Time, Enjoyment...3. What are possible downfalls involved in flipping houses? 4. Why it is Risky to Buy Old Houses to Flip 5. How Much Money Do You Need to Fix and Flip a Home? 6. What are the Costs Involved in Flipping? 7. How much does it cost to fix up a house? 8. How to Determine What to Repair on a Rental Property or Fix and Flip 9. How Long Does it Take to Fix and Flip a Home? 10. How to Finance Fix and Flips 11. How to Finance Fix and Flips with Hard Money 12. How to Find a Portfolio Lender Who Will Finance Multiple Investment Properties 13. How to Make More Money Fix and Flipping Homes 14. What Is the 70 Percent Rule? 15. Should you use a contractor to repair a fix and flip or do the work yourself? 16. How to Find a Great Contractor 17. How to Make Sure the Contractor you Hire Will do a Great Job Repairing Your Home 18. Fix and Flip Case Study Part 1 19. Fix and Flip Case Study Part 2 20. How and Why I Lost Money on a Flip 21. How to Buy Real Estate below Market Value 22. How Can You Get a Great Deal on a House on the MLS? 23. Why You Should Become a Real Estate Agent if You Want to Buy Fix and Flips 24. How to Determine Market Value on Investment Properties 25. How to Sell a House for the Most Money 26. How Much Does it Cost to Sell a House? 27. Why You Should Always Use a Real Estate Agent to Sell a House 28. How to Find an Investor Friendly Real Estate Agent 29. How Can an Investor Get a Real Estate Agent to Find Them a Great Deal? 30. How to Determine Whether to Fix and Flip or Buy and Hold a Property 31. Is it better to Fix and Flip Houses or Buy and Hold Rental Properties? 32. How to Make One Million Dollars a Year Flipping Houses33. Bonus Chapter; How I Bought My Last 20 Houses