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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.

Estimating Rehab Costs per SF Case Study

One of the most frequently asked questions I hear from new house flippers is how much do repairs costs and how much should I budget per SF for a rehab. Unfortunately, the answer is it depends...

Learning How to Estimate Rehab Costs

Creating a detailed repair estimate can be a difficult task if you don't have construction experience or knowledge of construction costs. If you aren't qualified to estimate repair costs on your own then you need to find someone who can help you with this process. I wrote a new article in our House Flipping curriculum on the process of Learning How to Estimate Rehab Repair Costs.

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.

New In-App Tutorials and support

We just launched new in-app walk-throughs, video tutorials and tool tips to help you get acquainted with all of the powerful features in our house flipping software. Our new support options will offer visual, interactive, and educational resources to make sure you are getting the most of out of all of the powerful tools in our house flipping software!

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:

New Estimator Drag and Drop

With our new Estimator update we added new drag and drop functionality so that you can completely customize the repair estimator to fit your specific project estimating needs for your rehab business.

New Estimate by Rooms Feature

With our latest Repair Estimator update you can now Estimate Repairs by Room! 🙌

House Flipping Taxes

There seems to be quite a bit of confusion about the kind of taxes that you pay when flipping houses, so I wrote a new lesson on House Flipping Taxes that answers the most frequently asked questions about house flipping taxes.

Huge Update to the Repair Estimator

​We have finally launched our highly anticipated Repair Estimator enhancements which significantly enhances the functionality, usability, and customization of our Repair Estimator tool.

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.

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.

Update Delete Projects, Tasks, Tasks Lists, Etc

We have just pushed up an update to our house flipping software with new functionality that allows you to delete projects from your account and, delete task lists & tasks from the Task Manager!

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.

Top 10 Tips for New House Flippers

Here's the Top 10 Tips for Newbies Trying to Get Started Flipping Houses.

Best Way To Start Flipping Houses

In my opinion, the best way to start flipping houses is to buy a live-in flip that needs a ‘cosmetic rehab’.

How to Find a House to Flip

One of the most common questions new house flippers ask is 'How do you find a house to flip?'. I wish the answer was simple, but unfortunately deals are getting harder to find in today's market.

1st Flip Before and Afters

This is a throwback to my very first flip which was my first personal residence. On this project I did all of the work myself (except for some minor electrical & plumbing work).

7 Reasons to Buy Fixer Uppers vs New Homes for Your Personal Residence

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 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.

Estimating Rehab Costs per SF Case Study

One of the most frequently asked questions I hear from new house flippers is how much do repairs costs and how much should I budget per SF for a rehab. Unfortunately, the answer is it depends...

Learning How to Estimate Rehab Costs

Creating a detailed repair estimate can be a difficult task if you don't have construction experience or knowledge of construction costs. If you aren't qualified to estimate repair costs on your own then you need to find someone who can help you with this process. I wrote a new article in our House Flipping curriculum on the process of Learning How to Estimate Rehab Repair Costs.

House Flipping Taxes

There seems to be quite a bit of confusion about the kind of taxes that you pay when flipping houses, so I wrote a new lesson on House Flipping Taxes that answers the most frequently asked questions about house flipping taxes.

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.

Top 10 Tips for New House Flippers

Here's the Top 10 Tips for Newbies Trying to Get Started Flipping Houses.

Best Way To Start Flipping Houses

In my opinion, the best way to start flipping houses is to buy a live-in flip that needs a ‘cosmetic rehab’.

How to Find a House to Flip

One of the most common questions new house flippers ask is 'How do you find a house to flip?'. I wish the answer was simple, but unfortunately deals are getting harder to find in today's market.

1st Flip Before and Afters

This is a throwback to my very first flip which was my first personal residence. On this project I did all of the work myself (except for some minor electrical & plumbing work).

7 Reasons to Buy Fixer Uppers vs New Homes for Your Personal Residence

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.

5 Forms You Should Have Signed From You Contractor Before You Start Construction

There are 5 forms you should have signed/received from your Contractor before you start the project.

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New Speed Enhancements ⚡

We just launched some new speed enhancements that should help FlipperForce load faster than ever!

⚡ New Zillow Data Api

We just launched our new Zillow Data API that automatically pulls in property data for new projects.

Miscellaneous Enhancements & Bug Fixes

We've spent the last few weeks collecting user feedback which has been used make a few enhancements, clean up a few items and squash a few pesky bugs in our house flipping software.

New Schedule Templating

We just launched our brand new Schedule Templating functionality that allows you to load Schedule Starter Templates and save your own custom templates that you can use on future projects! 🎉 In the past, creating a detailed project schedule took nearly an hour to create, but with our new Schedule Templating you can load a project schedule in seconds! ⌚

New User Guides

We recently added a new 'User Guides' button which can be used as reference to watch video tutorials and launch interactive tutorials to help you learn the software at your own pace.

New Print Schedules to PDF

With our latest round of updates to the Project Scheduler you can now print your Project Schedules to a PDF document! 🖨

Feature Spotlight Autoscheduling

One of the new features we just launched with our revamped Project Scheduler is Autoscheduling! 🎉

New Scheduler Functionality

The next time you login you should see our new update to the Project Scheduler which re-built the user interface of our Project Scheduler, and added in new functionality for Auto Scheduling, Critical Path, Milestones, Hiding Weekends & Print to PDF!

New Export SOW to Microsoft Word

We just launched some new functionality to our Scope of Work Report that allows you to export your SOW to Microsoft Word so you can make additional customizations as necessary for your rehab projects!

New Print to PDF

We just launched our new print to PDF functionality that allows you to print your Investment Packet, Estimate Report & Scope of Work Report to a PDF document.

New Estimate Report

We just launched a new update which adds a separate 'Estimate Report' option for creating professional Rehab Cost Estimates for your projects.

New Feature Track Expense Change Orders

We've added in some new functionality to the Expense Tracker that allows you to track your project Change Orders.

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!

Dolling Up the Reports

We've been dolling-up and enhancing our reporting options in preparation for our new print to PDF functionality. ​You will notice your reporting will have a new cleaner, dolled up look as well as hopefully notice some new usability enhancements as well!

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.

New Scope of Work Notes

With our latest update you can now save scope of work notes with your Estimate Templates which can save you hours of time creating Scopes of Work for your projects!

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.

New In-App Tutorials and support

We just launched new in-app walk-throughs, video tutorials and tool tips to help you get acquainted with all of the powerful features in our house flipping software. Our new support options will offer visual, interactive, and educational resources to make sure you are getting the most of out of all of the powerful tools in our house flipping software!

New Estimator Drag and Drop

With our new Estimator update we added new drag and drop functionality so that you can completely customize the repair estimator to fit your specific project estimating needs for your rehab business.

New Estimate by Rooms Feature

With our latest Repair Estimator update you can now Estimate Repairs by Room! 🙌

Huge Update to the Repair Estimator

​We have finally launched our highly anticipated Repair Estimator enhancements which significantly enhances the functionality, usability, and customization of our Repair Estimator tool.

Update Delete Projects, Tasks, Tasks Lists, Etc

We have just pushed up an update to our house flipping software with new functionality that allows you to delete projects from your account and, delete task lists & tasks from the Task Manager!

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.

Add Vendors Directly in the Expense Tracker

We just pushed up a new update which allows you to add Vendors directly from the Expense Tracker.

New Project Budgeter Update

Today, we pushed-up a new update with some new enhancements and bug fixes to the Project Budgeter.

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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.

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!

FlipperForce Joins KC Incubator

I'm excited to announce that FlipperForce has partnered with local Kansas City accelerator, BetaBlox!

What Does Beta Mean?

Flipper Force is currently in 'Beta', but What Does that Mean?

What's the Difference Between Flipper Force & House Flipping Spreadsheet?

Learn about the key differences between Flipper Force & our House Flipping Spreadsheet products.

Solid Feedback So Far Thank You For Your Help

​A quick shout out and thank you to all of our users that have signed up since our launch and have been battle-testing our software! We have gotten some vital feedback to help us squash some pesky bugs, and also received valuable feedback on our existing features and future road map!

We've Opened Up Registration

We are excited to announce that we have officially opened up Registration for our new Flipper Force software!

Write For Us.

Want to share your knowledge and experience, and get your brand in front of thousands of house flippers and real estate investors?  Write articles, blog posts & content and get your company featured on our website.