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Company Showcase: Austin Flipsters

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

New Affiliate Program (Earn 25% Recurring💰)

Join our Flipper Force Affiliate Program and earn a 25% recurring commission on all paid subscribers you refer to our software!

⚡🏠⚡🏠 New Project Duplication

Duplicate entire projects in a matter of seconds using our new Project Duplication functionality!

⚡ New Platform Improvements

Check out our latest updates we've made to the Project Dashboard & Property Details pages.

New Multi-Upload Drag-and-Drop Document Manager

You can now upload multiple files, images and documents all at once!

New Mobile Friendly Sidebar Menu

We re-built the sidebar functionality so now you can easily see and access all of your tools and reports in the software from the sidebar!

Miscellaneous Improvements & Bug Fixes

This week we went back and made some enhancements/tweaks and fixed a few bugs.

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!

Flip Analyzer Makeover

We have been working on making-over our Flip Analyzer to hopefully make things not only prettier, but also simpler, more intuitive, more mobile responsive and more user-friendly.

🎉15 New Software Features in 2019

Learn about the top 15 New Features we've launched in 2019 so far!

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?

Improvements to Our Reporting Print to PDF

We went back and completely re-built the way our reports are being generated so now are Investment Report PDFs, Estimate Reports & SOW Reports are higher resolution, full OCR and a significantly smaller file size (<1MB) which ultimately means our reports are being generated much, much faster! ⚡

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!

New Subscription Plans

Now that we have officially launched we have introduced new subscription plans for individual house flippers, small project teams & large house flipping organizations.

New Team Management & Access Control 🔐

With our new update now you can add team members to your workspace and control user access so team members can only view and edit certain tools in the software.

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.

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?

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.

Another Speed Update⚡

We just launched speed update that should help our Project Budgeter tool load faster than ever!

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?

New Speed Enhancements ⚡

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

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.

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.

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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!

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!

Rehab Estimator Mobile Improvements

We pushed up a new update that improved the mobile responsiveness of our Repair Estimator so you can estimate repair costs for your rehab projects using your phone or tablet device!

New Estimator Category Duplication & More! 🔥🔥🔥

We just launched new updates to our Repair Estimator tool that adds in new functionality to duplicate entire categories in the Repair Estimator.

New Scheduler Improvements

We just pushed up some new improvements to the Project Scheduler that make our project scheduling tools more powerful than ever!

📅 New Calendar Events (& other improvements)

We just launched new updates to our Project Calendar that adds in 'Events' that you can use to manage appointments & meetings.

New Investment Report Updates

We just launched some new Investment Report enhancements that help you to further customize the Investment Report's easier and faster than ever.

New Address Lookup & Image Autofiil

We just pushed up another new time saver update that allows you to quickly look up property address information & load a property image using the Google Maps API.

New Affiliate Program (Earn 25% Recurring💰)

Join our Flipper Force Affiliate Program and earn a 25% recurring commission on all paid subscribers you refer to our software!

⚡🏠⚡🏠 New Project Duplication

Duplicate entire projects in a matter of seconds using our new Project Duplication functionality!

⚡ New Platform Improvements

Check out our latest updates we've made to the Project Dashboard & Property Details pages.

New Multi-Upload Drag-and-Drop Document Manager

You can now upload multiple files, images and documents all at once!

New Mobile Friendly Sidebar Menu

We re-built the sidebar functionality so now you can easily see and access all of your tools and reports in the software from the sidebar!

Miscellaneous Improvements & Bug Fixes

This week we went back and made some enhancements/tweaks and fixed a few bugs.

Flip Analyzer Makeover

We have been working on making-over our Flip Analyzer to hopefully make things not only prettier, but also simpler, more intuitive, more mobile responsive and more user-friendly.

🎉15 New Software Features in 2019

Learn about the top 15 New Features we've launched in 2019 so far!

Improvements to Our Reporting Print to PDF

We went back and completely re-built the way our reports are being generated so now are Investment Report PDFs, Estimate Reports & SOW Reports are higher resolution, full OCR and a significantly smaller file size (<1MB) which ultimately means our reports are being generated much, much faster! ⚡

New Subscription Plans

Now that we have officially launched we have introduced new subscription plans for individual house flippers, small project teams & large house flipping organizations.

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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?

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!

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!

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Don't Know How to Flip a House?

If you are looking for a free, no-hassle, Self-Guided resource to learn about flipping houses checkout our  step-by-step house flipping guide with over 50 articles, videos and case studies on how to flip houses.

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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.