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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!

⚡ 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! 🎉

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?

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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.

How Much Money Can You Make Flipping Houses

The House Flipping TV Shows always give the illusion that they are making hundreds of thousands of dollars on each flip, but honestly a lot of the numbers are fake & they don't take into account all of the project costs it truly takes to flip a house. So how much money can you make flipping houses?

6 Reasons to Hire an Inspector

Do you need to hire an inspector to inspect your property before you make your purchase? Here are 6 reasons why you should get an inspection:

New Lesson: What Does ARV Stand for in Real Estate?

If you are new to flipping houses, you may be wondering what ARV stands for?

New Lesson: Loans for Flipping Houses

We just posted a new lesson on 'Loans for Flipping Houses' in our House Flipping Curriculum. This lesson discusses the different loan options you have available and benefits and downsides you should consider of each before you purchase your first flip property.

New Lesson: How to Write a Scope of Work

I just posted a new Lesson on How to Write a Scope of Work for your rehab projects to get bids from your Contractors.

Documents You Need to Work with Contractors

We just posted a new Lesson about the 8 Documents You Need to Work with Contractors on you rehab projects. The Lesson provides a detailed discussion about the documents you need to pre-qualify your Contractors, hire your Contractors, and pay your Contractors. As well as documents that your are required to file by Law.

Can You Flip Houses Part Time?

Flipping houses part-time can be a great way to generate extra income on the side while you have a full-time job. It can also allow you to 'dip your toe in the water' to see if flipping houses is for you before you quit your full-time job.

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! ⚡

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.

Another Speed Update⚡

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

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!

🎉Our Top New Features in 2018

Learn about the top 10 New Features we've launched in 2018!

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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?

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!

How to Flip Houses Guide
step-by-step house flipping guide

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.

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.