How to Get the Most Out of Flipping Houses

For many, they dream of making one million dollars by flipping houses. That is a big goal, but it isn’t impossible, as long as you are willing to take some risks, and you have a good team on your side. You would have to flip fifty houses if you made twenty thousand on each property. If you are willing to go big (or go home), you may focus on buying a much bigger home and try to make a profit of a million on it. However, you are going to have to shell out a lot of money to buy it and then to make it a property that is worth that much! 

Here are some tips to get the most out of flipping homes. 

When looking at homes, your profit isn’t determined just by how much you sell it for. You are going to have other costs involved. Though you may realize that you are going to put some money into the repairs, you may not think about some of the others costs of flipping homes. You are going to have closing costs, both when you buy it and when you sell it. You may even have to pay some money to finance it while you are fixing it. Not only that, but you are going to need to pay the utilities bills, as well as insurance and taxes. If you work with a real estate professional, he or she will need to be paid. All of these add up and can cut into your bottom line! 

Always give yourself some wiggle room. When thinking about what type of profit you can make on a home, you need to give it some wiggle room. You may be fixing the home up and run into a repair which could cost you a few thousand dollars to fix. There could be something major that you don’t notice until you are in too deep. For this reason, when you are trying to decide what will make a good flip and what won’t, always take off five to ten thousand dollars off of your profit, just in case. 

It also helps to have a good team to work with. When you are flipping houses, you can’t do it all on your own. You should be working closely with a real estate professional, who may call you when he or she sees something that you may like to come on the market. You may want to have a few investors to help you with the money side, so that you aren’t always taking out loans to buy and fix up your homes. You may have an inspector that you trust to check out all of your properties before you even buy them! It also helps to have a contractor who is able to do the work on your homes, or at least help you do some of them. 

Though you can make a lot of money flipping houses, it isn’t easy. It takes a lot of time, money, and energy to buy, fix up, and sell homes. While you may want to make one million dollars, you may need to focus on smaller projects that are an easy flip. Though you may not make a lot of money on each, you may be able to flip twenty of them a year. You may also decide to risk it all and buy a more expensive home, put a lot of money and work into it, and hope that you can sell it for a great profit! 

If you are looking for your next home to flip, don’t hesitate to contact us today. We will be glad to work with you to build your real estate portfolio.