What is the Difference Between Wholesaling and House Flipping?

Wholesaling and house flipping are drastically different from each other. The path you take will depend on your real estate investing goals.

A lot of people will tell you that you can dip your toes into real estate investing by starting out as a wholesaler. And, when you first look into it, it seems like a good idea. It’s a lot like flipping houses, but instead of doing all the rehab work and taking all the time to get the house in … Read More

(INFOGRAPHIC) The Path to Success in Real Estate Investing

Even though it isn't necessarily easy, following the path to success is necessary if you want to pursue a lucrative career in real estate investing.

As much as we would all like it to be, the path to real estate investing success isn’t quite a walk in the park. Real estate investing requires a great deal of dedication and patience. You will have to learn to overcome failure, and you will have to put in A LOT of time and hard work. Even though it … Read More

15 of The Worst Real Estate Investing Mistakes A Beginner Can Make

Follow the advice of these top real estate experts to learn how you can avoid making these 15 real estate investing mistakes.

Real estate investment can be a tough nut to crack. While some thrive in the industry and rise to the top, others struggle to find success. But what is it that creates the difference between the two? Is it personal drive and tried experience? Is it contingent strictly on the health and vitality of the industry? Or is it simply … Read More

5 Things That Can Kill Your ARV

Pay attention to these 5 things before you start flipping a home, as they can really kill your ARV and turn away potential buyers.

One of the things I love about making money flipping houses is figuring out how much a house will be worth after we finish our rehab work. Estimating our ARV (after-repair value) before we buy gives us a good idea of what we’re in for and how much we can spend on rehabs. If we can do this accurately, Christina … Read More

4 Warning Signs to Watch Out for When Looking for a House to Flip

No flipper wants to break even. Watch out for these warning signs if you want to make a profit off of your time and hard work.

Finding a good house to flip can feel like a hassle when you don’t know what to look for, but it is extremely important if you actually want to make a profit off of your flip. The last thing you want to do is purchase a house that has foundational issues, a bad roof, or anything else that you will … Read More

4 Reasons You Should Be Going to Real Estate Networking Events

One of the best ways to kick-start your real estate investing career is by attending real estate networking events during the year.

As you probably already know, the real estate business is all about reputation and relationships. As you’ve started to grow your real estate investing business, you’ve created and built relationships with real estate agents, contractors, wholesalers, and others in the real estate investing industry. With each new person you meet, you get access to even more people in the business, … Read More

Invest or Save? What Should You Do with Your Nest Egg?

Determining whether you should invest or save your nest egg can be a difficult decision. Here's some tips for what you should do.

When Christina and I started flipping houses, we really didn’t have much in the way of savings. To get our real estate investing business off the ground, we started working with investing partners and private lenders. Just like you, we were looking for ways to invest in real estate with no money, so we put in the sweat equity while … Read More

Investing Mistakes That Are Eating Your Profit Margins

If you want to be successful and make every flip go farther, avoid making these investing mistakes that can eat your profit margins.

The path to real estate success is definitely filled with potholes and twists and turns. If you’ve been investing in real estate for a little while now, then you probably already know that house flipping in general is actually a lot simpler and easier than a lot of people think. If you can find a good deal on a distressed … Read More

5 Finishing Touches You Shouldn’t Forget in Your Flip

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When you’re remodeling your flip, it is easy to get distracted by all of the obvious things such as the flooring, paint, light fixtures, appliances, etc. I know Christina and I are guilty of getting caught up in all of the large projects, but it’s important to not overlook the smaller details. When we are almost finished with a flip, … Read More