House Flipping Blog

Follow our House Flipping Blog for tips on flipping houses & the latest updates on our FlipperForce House Flipping Software.
Learn More

Recent Blog Posts

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.

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.

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!

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

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!

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.

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!

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.

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!

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 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.

📅 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.

Company Showcase: Space Reimagined

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

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.

Next
1 / 6
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 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.

Next
1 / 3
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!

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.