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7 Tips on Flipping Real Estate



One of my favourite shows is call ¡°Flip This House¡±. It is a popular American TV programme where each episode spotlights on a purchase and renovation of a single unit house. It shows you the purchase price, the renovation cost, and the market value of the ¡®flipped¡¯ property. Flipping read estate is a very exciting thing to do and it brings very good potential profit too. If you have a good sense of what people want in a house and enjoy the make over processes of a house, flipping real estate will be a good way of doing property investment. Its promising high returns welcome many to try this popular real estate investing method.

Here are some tips for you on how to flip real estate:

Tip #1 - Know the trends
You do not sell something just because you want to sell it. Finding out what people are buying should be the things that you want to sell. A great place to find out about real estate trend is to visit show units. Home catalogues are very informative too as you would want to get fresh ideas on the types of properties that sell.

Tip #2 ¨C Provide home essentials
Kitchens and bathrooms are the most essential part of a house. People like to see something nice in these spaces. Make sure these areas are clean, neat, and in great working condition. Efforts put into these areas will definitely fetch you a higher selling price.

Tip #3 ¨C Make it beautiful inside-out
Some people may think that inner beauty matters more than outer beauty. But flipping real estate business is different. You want to charm your potential buyers right from the moment they set their eyes on the exterior and continue to be impressed when they check out the interior. You want to make that first impression counts.

Tip #4 ¨C Check if everything works
Flipping real estate can be pretty expensive. If you only have a small budget to work with, start with making sure the basic plumbing, electrical, heating and air conditioning works. A nice coat of fresh neutral colour paint works wonder in transforming a house too.

Tip #5 ¨C Set and follow a timeline
Time is money. When planning the house ¡®flipping¡¯ process, it is important to set a timeline. Check often on your contractor to make sure there is no delay. Stick to what you have planned for the house and sell it sooner after. Just know that the longer you hold the house in your hands, the higher the chance of losing your profits.

Tips #6 - Learn from the experts
Getting opinions from experienced professional in the field can give you valuable insights and latest tips on the things to look out for when flipping a property. There are lots to learn from attending property workshops and participating in online forums where people share their experiences and stories.   

Tips #7 ¨C Be prepared for any mortgage issues
There are times where you need to be prepared to face possible properties under a foreclose status. You can always try negotiating with the mortgage company for time extensions. Make sure you involve the current owner when you do so. Check through the paper works and know the terms and conditions.

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