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Top 15 New Features Launched in 2021! 🍾

Our team here at FlipperForce is constantly working on building new tools and making new improvements to our software platform. Here's our top 15 New Tools and Features that we launched in 2021!

📷 New Project Photo Log for Managing Your Project Photos!

We just launched our new Photo Log tool for managing all of your project photos and creating a chronological photo timeline showing the progress of your project from start to finish!

New Task Overview Widget

We just launched our new Task Overview widget which will make it easier than ever to see everything that you need to get done on your projects.

Document Manager Revamp

For the past few weeks we've been working on some new improvements to our Document Manager to make it easier for you to manage all of your project documents in one place.

New Project Pipeline Dashboards

We just launched our new Project Pipeline Dashboards which provide a visual pipeline of all of your Leads and Active Projects you and your team are currently working on in your company workspace.

New Property Overview Page & 4 New Widgets!

We just launched our new Property Overview page which will be the main project "hub" to see all of the important information about the project stage, status, milestones and things that you need to get done on your project.

Our New BRRRR Analyzer is here!

We're excited to announce we just launched our powerful new BRRRR Analyzer tool for analyzing Buy, Rehab, Rent and Refinance deals!

Simplified Sidebar Navigation

We launched a newly revamped simple, clean and collapsed sidebar that's easy to navigate.

New BRRRR Investment Packet

We just launched our new BRRRR Investment packet that you can use build massive credibility with your lenders so you can get cheaper money for your BRRRR projects!

Software Progress Update for September 2021

In this video we discuss what tools and features we've been working on and what we have planned for the near future!

New Bulk Import Expenses to the Expense Tracker

We just launched our new bulk Expense Importing tool so you can easily bulk import a bunch of expenses to the Expense Tracker in a matter of seconds.

New Construction Workflow and Terminology Tweaks

Now when you are setting up your project and select a "New Construction" strategy, the terminology throughout the software will change to better suit the terminology used for a new construction project.

Easily Edit Your Existing Custom Estimate Templates!

We just launched a new Estimate Template Management area which makes it much easier to edit your existing custom Estimate Templates so you can easily make adjustments to your existing template categories, repair items and prices!

A Conversation w/ Dave the Founder of FlipperForce

Dave joined the DealMachine Thought Leader Series to discuss his experience flipping houses and estimating rehab costs.

New Inspection Tips, Red Flags, Warning Signs & Things to Look For!

We just added some new Inspection Tips, Red Flags, Warning Signs and Things to Look for to our Inspection Widget on our Rehab Estimator!

Our New BRRRR Analyzer [BETA] is here! 🚀

We just launched our first iteration of our new BRRRR Analyzer which you can use to analyze Buy, Rehab, Rent and Refinance deals!

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 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.

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.

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.

📷 New Project Photo Log for Managing Your Project Photos!

We just launched our new Photo Log tool for managing all of your project photos and creating a chronological photo timeline showing the progress of your project from start to finish!

New Task Overview Widget

We just launched our new Task Overview widget which will make it easier than ever to see everything that you need to get done on your projects.

Document Manager Revamp

For the past few weeks we've been working on some new improvements to our Document Manager to make it easier for you to manage all of your project documents in one place.

New Project Pipeline Dashboards

We just launched our new Project Pipeline Dashboards which provide a visual pipeline of all of your Leads and Active Projects you and your team are currently working on in your company workspace.

New Property Overview Page & 4 New Widgets!

We just launched our new Property Overview page which will be the main project "hub" to see all of the important information about the project stage, status, milestones and things that you need to get done on your project.

Our New BRRRR Analyzer is here!

We're excited to announce we just launched our powerful new BRRRR Analyzer tool for analyzing Buy, Rehab, Rent and Refinance deals!

Simplified Sidebar Navigation

We launched a newly revamped simple, clean and collapsed sidebar that's easy to navigate.

New BRRRR Investment Packet

We just launched our new BRRRR Investment packet that you can use build massive credibility with your lenders so you can get cheaper money for your BRRRR projects!

Software Progress Update for September 2021

In this video we discuss what tools and features we've been working on and what we have planned for the near future!

New Bulk Import Expenses to the Expense Tracker

We just launched our new bulk Expense Importing tool so you can easily bulk import a bunch of expenses to the Expense Tracker in a matter of seconds.

New Construction Workflow and Terminology Tweaks

Now when you are setting up your project and select a "New Construction" strategy, the terminology throughout the software will change to better suit the terminology used for a new construction project.

Easily Edit Your Existing Custom Estimate Templates!

We just launched a new Estimate Template Management area which makes it much easier to edit your existing custom Estimate Templates so you can easily make adjustments to your existing template categories, repair items and prices!

New Inspection Tips, Red Flags, Warning Signs & Things to Look For!

We just added some new Inspection Tips, Red Flags, Warning Signs and Things to Look for to our Inspection Widget on our Rehab Estimator!

Our New BRRRR Analyzer [BETA] is here! 🚀

We just launched our first iteration of our new BRRRR Analyzer which you can use to analyze Buy, Rehab, Rent and Refinance deals!

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.

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?

Top 15 New Features Launched in 2021! 🍾

Our team here at FlipperForce is constantly working on building new tools and making new improvements to our software platform. Here's our top 15 New Tools and Features that we launched in 2021!

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.

How to Flip Houses Guide
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Don't Know How to Flip a House?

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