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Export your Rehab Estimates to a Spreadsheet!

We just added a new Export to Excel option so you can export your estimate data to Excel (or Google) Spreadsheet!

New Inspection Notes Widget

We just added our Inspection Notes widget which you can use to quickly and easily document the condition of each repair on your property.

New Bid Manager Widget!

We just launched our new Bid Manager Widget for tracking and comparing your bids received for your repairs to help you determine the best, qualified bidder for the project.

May 2021 Software Road Map Update

Here's a quick update on what we've been working on and what new software tools and features have planned soon!

Estimator Templates Loading Blazing Fast 🔥

Our developers worked their magic, and now the Estimate Templates are loading in only a few seconds so you can start estimating your repair costs faster than ever!

🎁 New Document Library (Business Plans, Contractor Agreements & More)!

We just launched our new Document Library where you can download business plan templates, contracts & other business documents for your flipping business.

[CASE STUDY] $24k Saved by Not Buying a BAD HOUSE FLIP DEAL

Here's a quick case study on how Flipper Force and our house flipping calculator tool can save you thousands of dollars by preventing your from buying bad deals.

Minor UI/UX Improvements to the Repair Estimator

We made some minor UI/UX improvements/tweaks to the Repair Estimator that will make creating estimates easier than ever!

[RECAP] A Month Full of Flip Analyzer Updates!

Here's a quick recap of all of the new Flip Analyzer updates and improvements we've made over the last month!

New Default Analysis Settings!

We just launched our new Flip Analyzer default settings so you can setup all of your commonly used analysis settings upfront, to help save you time and analyze your house flip deals faster than ever!

New Advanced Loan Options

We launched new Advanced Loan options that fine-tune your loan terms for your points, interest payments & rehab funds received.

Flip Analysis Results Revamp! New Project Capital & Cash Timeline & More!

We completely revamped our Flip Analysis results page and added in a new Project Capital & Cash Timeline so you can easily see how much capital and cash you'll need throughout your house flip.

New Flip Analyzer Single Page Analysis, Real-Time Results, Improved Cost Calcs, & More!

We completely re-built our Flip Analyzer tool to create a faster, simpler & yet more powerful tool for analyzing your flips.

So you think you can flip this house?

So you think you can flip this house? Checkout the Austin Flipsters latest episode as they follow along two new house flippers on their 2nd house flip!

New Global Vendor Expense Report

We just launched our new Global Vendor Expense Report which shows a detailed breakdown of all of your compensation paid to your Vendors on all projects in a given year.

New Vendor 1099 Report 💰

Our new Vendor 1099 Report provides a global summary of total compensation paid to your Vendors on all of your projects in a given year which will be handy for issuing your Form 1099-Misc this tax season!

New Schedule Lag and Lead Options

Now you can build Lag and Lead Times into your project schedule dependencies for tasks that need a delay or a head start.

🎉🥂 Top 20 New Features Launched in 2020!

Despite all of the challenges of 2020, we still were able launch a bunch of new features in 2020 to continue our pursuit of building the house flipping and rehab project management software you deserve!

December 2020 Software Development Update

Quick Software Development Update On What Tools And Features We Recently Completed In The Month Of August, What We Are Currently Working On, What’s Up Next & What We Have Planned In Our Backlog.

Scheduling a Cosmetic Rehab

Learn how to create a project schedule for your cosmetic rehab project.

New Project Permissions

We just launched new 'project permissions and access control' functionality so you can control which projects your team members have access to in your Company Workspace.

✨New Companies & Contact Manager Improvements!

We revamped our Companies & Contact Manager and injected new functionality for sorting, searching and exporting your Companies & Contacts!

New Invoice Accounting Report

We just launched a new Invoice Report which organizes all of your project expenses by Invoice # which will make reconciling receipts a breeze!

$20,000 Full Home Renovation

The Flipsters have 2 weeks and $20,000 to bring this house out of the 1980’s and into the 2020 rental market. Will they get it done? Watch to find out!

Misc. Scheduler/Calendar Improvements

Miscellaneous improvements to the Project Scheduler and Project Calendar tools.

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[CASE STUDY] $24k Saved by Not Buying a BAD HOUSE FLIP DEAL

Here's a quick case study on how Flipper Force and our house flipping calculator tool can save you thousands of dollars by preventing your from buying bad deals.

So you think you can flip this house?

So you think you can flip this house? Checkout the Austin Flipsters latest episode as they follow along two new house flippers on their 2nd house flip!

Only $5k for a house?

$5,000 for a house??? Condemned by the city and scheduled to be demolished will the Flipsters be able to save this home and restore it to its former glory?

Webinar: How to Estimate Rehab Costs

Learn the basics of estimating rehab costs in our webinar with Dave Robertson from FlipperForce house flipping software.

New Austin Flipsters Episode! Modern Farmhouse

The Flipsters are back! This time they are transforming a dilapidated, water-damaged home in Manchaca, TX into a modern farmhouse style dream home. S

How to Estimate Rehab Costs on Your Phone

Dave with FlipperForce walks through the Flipper Force web application on his Iphone and shows you how you can use our Rehab Estimator on your phone to quickly create estimates for your rehab projects.while you are out walking through a property.

Case Study: How to Analyze a House Flip

Watch this quick video case study as I breakdown my very first house flip I bought way back in 2011!

Creating Schedule Hierarchies & Grouping Tasks

Learn how to use the Project Task Type to build project hierarchies and group tasks to help you organize and manage your rehab project schedules.

Checkout the Latest Episode of 'The Build'

Watch this quick walk through of Gabe DaSilva's latest 'Add-A-Level' Renovation project in New Jersey where he is completely transforming the existing home by adding an addition, building a new 2nd floor.

A Spooky Tale From My 2nd Flip

In the spirit of Halloween I want to share a story about some unexpected tenants we had living at my first flip property.

What is Critical Path?

We just launched new functionality into our Project Scheduler tool that allows you to identify the Critical Path on your project schedule...but what is the Critical Path?

Case Study: How to Create a Project Schedule

In this Case Study I take a deep dive into the process of creating a project schedule for a rehab project.

How to Create an Estimate & Sow in Minutes Using Templates

Learn how to create a Rehab Estimate and detailed Scope of Work in minutes using our Rehab Repair Estimator.

How Much Does a Rehab Cost? My Bad Analogy

One of the questions that I constantly hear new house flippers asking is 'How Much Does a Rehab Cost? The problem is, that's like asking how much does a steak dinner cost? It depends!

Planning Rehab Project Timelines & Schedules

I just posted a new article about how to Create a Project Timeline & Schedule for your rehab projects. In the article I discuss how to plan your rehab project and discuss realistic timelines for each phase of construction.

Who Should Buy the Materials You or Your Contractor

Determining who is responsible for buying the materials for your rehab project will depend on what's best for you, your Contractors and your specific rehab project.

Foundation Repair Video Series

In our new video series foundation repair specialist Blake Brose w/ Smart Foundation Systems in Kansas City walks you through the most common foundation issues, repairs and solutions.

How to Choose the Best House Flipping Software

In the article I discuss the features and functionality you should look for in your house flipping software, as well as discuss the other 'intangibles' you should consider when for choosing a software company vendor for your house flipping business.

How to Analyze a House Flip in 5 Minutes or Less

I just posted a new video on how to Analyze a House Flip deal in 5 minutes or less using our Flip Analyzer tool.

Stealing Inspiration from New Home Builds

One of the best ways to get inspiration and new ideas on materials and finishes for your rehab projects is to walk-through new home builds in your area.

Prepping Your Rehab for the Arctic Blast

An Arctic Blast is hitting over 200 million Americans in the next couple of days which means everyone is in danger of FROZEN PIPES!

How to Inspect Rehabs

We just launched a new educational series on how to Inspect Rehab projects which provides common warning signs and issues to look for on major repairs such as roofing, siding, foundations, plumbing, electrical systems and more!

How to Estimate Rehab Costs Case Study

In this Case Study I will walk you through how to create a detailed estimate using our Rehab Repair Estimator Tool and I will share estimating tips and tricks to help you learn how to estimate rehab costs more accurately for your house flipping projects.

The Build Docu Series

'The Build' is a very informative and entertaining series about real sh*t that happens when you are flipping houses. ​ In partnership with Gabe we have created a page that hosts all 17 Episodes of 'The Build' Docu Series. ​

New Videos Page

We just launched our new Videos Page on our website which will be used to host all of our software video tutorials, educational videos and case studies.

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Export your Rehab Estimates to a Spreadsheet!

We just added a new Export to Excel option so you can export your estimate data to Excel (or Google) Spreadsheet!

New Inspection Notes Widget

We just added our Inspection Notes widget which you can use to quickly and easily document the condition of each repair on your property.

New Bid Manager Widget!

We just launched our new Bid Manager Widget for tracking and comparing your bids received for your repairs to help you determine the best, qualified bidder for the project.

Estimator Templates Loading Blazing Fast 🔥

Our developers worked their magic, and now the Estimate Templates are loading in only a few seconds so you can start estimating your repair costs faster than ever!

🎁 New Document Library (Business Plans, Contractor Agreements & More)!

We just launched our new Document Library where you can download business plan templates, contracts & other business documents for your flipping business.

Minor UI/UX Improvements to the Repair Estimator

We made some minor UI/UX improvements/tweaks to the Repair Estimator that will make creating estimates easier than ever!

New Default Analysis Settings!

We just launched our new Flip Analyzer default settings so you can setup all of your commonly used analysis settings upfront, to help save you time and analyze your house flip deals faster than ever!

New Advanced Loan Options

We launched new Advanced Loan options that fine-tune your loan terms for your points, interest payments & rehab funds received.

Flip Analysis Results Revamp! New Project Capital & Cash Timeline & More!

We completely revamped our Flip Analysis results page and added in a new Project Capital & Cash Timeline so you can easily see how much capital and cash you'll need throughout your house flip.

New Flip Analyzer Single Page Analysis, Real-Time Results, Improved Cost Calcs, & More!

We completely re-built our Flip Analyzer tool to create a faster, simpler & yet more powerful tool for analyzing your flips.

New Global Vendor Expense Report

We just launched our new Global Vendor Expense Report which shows a detailed breakdown of all of your compensation paid to your Vendors on all projects in a given year.

New Vendor 1099 Report 💰

Our new Vendor 1099 Report provides a global summary of total compensation paid to your Vendors on all of your projects in a given year which will be handy for issuing your Form 1099-Misc this tax season!

New Schedule Lag and Lead Options

Now you can build Lag and Lead Times into your project schedule dependencies for tasks that need a delay or a head start.

New Project Permissions

We just launched new 'project permissions and access control' functionality so you can control which projects your team members have access to in your Company Workspace.

✨New Companies & Contact Manager Improvements!

We revamped our Companies & Contact Manager and injected new functionality for sorting, searching and exporting your Companies & Contacts!

New Invoice Accounting Report

We just launched a new Invoice Report which organizes all of your project expenses by Invoice # which will make reconciling receipts a breeze!

Misc. Scheduler/Calendar Improvements

Miscellaneous improvements to the Project Scheduler and Project Calendar tools.

New Split Expenses!

Our new Split Expense functionality allows you to easily breakdown a receipt when you have multiple categories on a shared Receipt or Invoice.

New Upload Receipts and Invoice Images to the Expense Tracker!

Now you can upload receipt images and invoices directly to the Expense Tracker!

Expense Tracker Revamp!

We just launched an update that completely revamps the Expense Tracker and adds some new functionality and improvements to make your project accounting less painful!

New Email Notification System

We just launched our new email notification system that sends out task notifications and daily/weekly look-ahead emails!

Task Manager Revamp! New Task Templates, New Sort/Filter & More!

We just launched our Task Manager makeover that completely revamps our Task Manager and adds in new Task Checklist Templates & more!

Print Accounting Reports to PDF!

You can now generate PDFs for all of the Accounting Reports including the Project Budget Report, Expense Reports & Final Profit Statements!

New Export Expenses to CSV Functionality

We just pushed up a new update to our Expense Tracker tool that allows you to export your expense data to a CSV file so you can upload your expenses to Quickbooks or other accounting software if needed.

Schedule Template Loading Improvements!

We just launched a complete revamp of how Schedule Starter Templates are loaded into the Project Scheduler which should significantly improve the process of loading a Schedule Starter Templates!

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Scheduling a Cosmetic Rehab

Learn how to create a project schedule for your cosmetic rehab project.

10, 20, 30 Rule of Thumb for Estimating Rehab Costs?

Is the rule of thumb of $10/sf for a basic facelift, $20/sf for a moderate renovation, and $30/sf for a full gut rehab work accurate?

What is an absolute no-no when looking for a house to flip?

For successful house flippers, what is an absolute no-no when looking for a house to flip? What do you absolutely want to avoid at all costs?

How Can a Real Estate Agent Help a House Flipper?

What purpose does a real estate agent serve during the process of someone trying to flip a home? Why do people not just buy and sell the house independently? What does the real estate agent do that someone can not do themselves?

On average, how long does it take to flip a fixer upper?

On average, how long does it take to flip a fixer upper?

Flipping houses sounds like an easy way to make money, but is it?

Flipping houses sounds like an easy way to make money but is it?

How Much Does Demolition Costs on a Rehab?

How Much Does Demolition Costs on a Rehab?

How Much Money Do You Need to Flip Houses?

Real estate is expensive and if you don't have any money yourself, you will have to use Other People's Money in order to fund your flips.

GC says "You're a waste of my time"

"I have attempted to contact 3 different GCs thus far and only heard back from one. The one that responded pretty much said "You're a waste of my time. I only work with experienced investors. Contact me when you have a property under contract and then I'll come out and give an estimate for $300.""

When buying a fixer upper house, which fixes are the most expensive?

When buying a fixer upper house, which fixes are the most expensive?

How Did You Start Flipping Houses?

If you flip houses, how did you start, describe the first house you ever bought to flip?

What Skills Are Needed to Be A Successful Real Estate Investor

What’s the skill set I would need to be a successful real estate investor?

How accurate are TV shows about house flipping?

How accurate are TV shows about house flipping?

What is the Average Cost to Remodel a Kitchen?

Learn the Average Cost to Remodel a Kitchen for a House Flip Project.

Why would anyone buy a house renovated by a “fix and flip” company, when they are so poorly done?

Why would anyone buy a house repaired by a “fix and flip” company, they are so poorly done?

Why would you flip a house over buying a new home?

I have bought and rehabbed 3 fixer upper properties to live in as my own personal residence. It’s definitely not as easy as buying a new house, but here is why I choose to buy fixer uppers instead of new homes.

What's the maximum I should pay for a house flip?

There are 2 essential formulas you need to calculate the Maximum Purchase Price that you should offer for a rehab property.

What costs are involved in flipping houses?

Despite what you see on TV, there are many other hidden costs other than just the repair costs that you will incur when when flipping houses.

How much profit can you make on average flipping houses?

How much profit can you make on average flipping houses?

May 2021 Software Road Map Update

Here's a quick update on what we've been working on and what new software tools and features have planned soon!

[RECAP] A Month Full of Flip Analyzer Updates!

Here's a quick recap of all of the new Flip Analyzer updates and improvements we've made over the last month!

🎉🥂 Top 20 New Features Launched in 2020!

Despite all of the challenges of 2020, we still were able launch a bunch of new features in 2020 to continue our pursuit of building the house flipping and rehab project management software you deserve!

December 2020 Software Development Update

Quick Software Development Update On What Tools And Features We Recently Completed In The Month Of August, What We Are Currently Working On, What’s Up Next & What We Have Planned In Our Backlog.

$20,000 Full Home Renovation

The Flipsters have 2 weeks and $20,000 to bring this house out of the 1980’s and into the 2020 rental market. Will they get it done? Watch to find out!

August Software Development Update

Quick software development update on what tools and features we recently completed in the month of August, what we are currently working on, what’s up next & what we have planned in our backlog.

Feature Spotlight: Task Checklist Templates!

FlipperForce Includes 14 Pre-Built Task List Checklists For Each Stage Of A House Flip That You Can Quickly Lo

July Software Development Update

Dave provides a quick software development update on what we are currently working on in our Flipper Force house flipping software.

Development Update (Server Upgrades, Bug Fixes & Misc. Improvements)

For the past few weeks we have been making some improvements behind the scenes to improve platform performance and improve overall user experience for our user base.

New Austin Flipsters Episode! Flipping a House During a Pandemic!

Our clients the Austin Flipsters just dropped another 'flipping amazing' episode of their latest house flipping project in Austin, Texas!

New Start to Finish Video

We are premiering a new video walkthrough of the entire Flipper Force platform that can be used to help you analyze house flip deals, estimate rehab costs & manage your rehab projects.

Company Showcase: Space Reimagined

Learn about 'Space Reimagined' in Portland, Oregon who provides remodeling & home staging services in Portland, Oregon.

Company Showcase: Austin Flipsters

Learn about 'Austin Flipsters', two friends from college who have teamed up to flip houses in Austin, Texas.

What's Next?

Now that you've officially launched what are you building next and what are the plans for the future of Flipper Force?

🚀 We've Launched! New Plans, Features & More!

We are excited to announce that we have officially launched our house flipping software!

What's Next on the Development List

I just got our of a meeting with our developers and we have some exciting new features slated for the next week or so!

New Accounting Videos

I have been cranking out new support videos for our entire house flipping software platform to help you learn how to get the most out of our software.

Feature Spotlight: Repair Estimator

​Let's shine some light on all of the powerful estimating features that can be used to estimate Repair Costs for your Rehab Projects.

Subscribe to Our YouTubes

I have just started recording video tutorials for our house flipping software and have been uploading them to our YouTube page. We will be posting Software Tutorials, House Flipping 'How Tos', and Case Studies over the next few weeks and months so if you want to keep up with our latest videos and updates be sure to subscribe to our YouTube page below:

Continuous Improvement

​Software development is all about iterations and a dedication to continuously improving your product and features. 💪

Real Estate Investor Group Directory

👀 Explore our brand new Real Estate Investor Group Directory which has hundreds of local Real Estate Investor Groups, REIAs and Meetups from across the country.

FlipperForce Takes TechWeek by Storm

This week FlipperForce is taking Techweek KC by storm, so come by our booth and see us at the Techweek KC Expo at Union Station.

Donate to 'A Hero's Home' Charity

Today, I want to give a shout out to a great cause called 'A Hero's Home' which was created by some of the top real estate industry professionals and contributors to the BiggerPockets community.

Gearing Up for Some Big Changes

For the past few weeks we have been working on some back-end database changes to gear up for some major functionality enhancements and improvements to the Repair Estimator & Project Scheduler.

Write for Us

We have been working on building a house flipping curriculum to help new investors learn how to flip houses and we would love to input from industry professionals experiences from different markets across the country & around the world. If you are interested in contributing to our house flipping curriculum or interested in guest posting for our blog, please let us know!

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