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

3 Surprising Places I Shop for Rehab Supplies

If you are trying to save money on your flip, then quit shopping for brand new rehab supplies and try looking at these 3 places instead.

When it comes to finding a great deal, I’ve become a real master. After all, the key to fixing and flipping houses is to get a great deal upfront and then avoid paying too much for your rehabs. You don’t want to do poor work. You want to really bring the house up to its true market value with renovations … 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

3 Rehab Mistakes That Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time

These rehab mistakes may seem like a good idea at the time, but could end up costing you more time and money than you had planned for.

Over the years that Tarek and I have been running our house flipping business, we’ve learned quite a lot about what to avoid when rehabbing. In fact, I was thinking just the other day about how many mistakes we made on our first few house flips, especially when it came to rehabs.The thing about home renovation mistakes is that they almost … 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

4 Really Cheap Rehab Fixes That Pay Off

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When we film our show for HGTV, we mostly focus on the big repairs and rehabs for our flip houses. Those big changes are the most entertaining things to watch in a half-hour TV show, and they give our audience a pretty good idea of a lot of the stuff that goes into fixing and flipping houses. But if you’re … Read More

5 Remodeling Projects to Instantly Increase Your Flip’s Value

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Many people believe house flips need to be complicated and cost thousands of dollars, and while some houses will naturally need a bit more care, there are a couple of painless projects that will instantly boost your flip house’s value. Over the years, Tarek and I have found that these projects have made the most of our budget and they … Read More

3 Kinds of Social Media Posts That Get Great Engagement

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Social media marketing has really taken off over the last few years. I’m always amazed when I think about how, just a few years ago, you never would have thought to have a Facebook page for your business. Today, it’s almost more important to have a social media presence than an actual website for your real estate investing business. Of … Read More

2 Pieces of Smart Home Tech to Consider for Your Next Rehab

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There is no doubt that you know that house flipping has kind of a bad reputation with a lot of people. I really hate this because, if you’ve seen any of our work, Christina and I work really hard to upgrade and update the houses we fix and flip. We don’t just slap a new coat of paint on them … Read More

5 Things You Shouldn’t Forget About Rehabbing, But Probably Have

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When it comes to house flipping, there are most likely a million things going on in your mind all at once. What paint will look best in the bathroom? What time is the team coming to work? When do the kitchen countertops need to be installed? With so many things to think about, it can be so easy to overlook … Read More