What is the Best Way to Start Building a Real Estate Network?

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

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

Is Snapchat the Next Big Social Media Platform for House Flippers?

Tarek and I are pretty much always looking for the latest and best ways to reach both buyers and sellers for our real estate investing business. We love helping people get out of bad situations with their mortgages, and nothing beats selling a beautifully rehabbed home to an excited buyer. To do that, we know that we have to stay … 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

6 Tips for Holiday Home Staging

Holiday home staging will make your flip more attractive to potential buyers, who won't want to leave when they step inside!

I love the Christmas season; the food, the family, the decorations. As great as the holidays are though, when it comes to real estate, this is considered the worst time of year to sell a home. But if you do decide to a sell a home this season, you’re in luck. Home buyers tend to be more serious around the … 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

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 Remodeling Projects to Instantly Increase Your Flip’s Value

A woman on a ladder paints a white wall with orange paint in a cover image of "5 Remodeling Projects to Instantly Increase Your Flip's Value"

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