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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.

🎉15 New Features in 2019

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

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?

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.

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!

How Much Does Demolition Costs on a Rehab?

How Much Does Demolition Costs on a Rehab?

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.

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!

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.""

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!

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.

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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.

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).

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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.

Laundry List of Updates

We just pushed up a laundry list of software updates to improve the software and squash some pesky bugs.

New Estimating Pricing Guide

We created a new Construction & Repair Costs pricing guide which you can access directly in our web application using the Chat icon in the bottom right hand corner.

New Investment Report Builder

We just launched our brand new Investment Report Builder which helps you create Professional Investment Reports and build credibility and get funding from your Business Partners & Lenders!

Boring Software Update

We recently pushed up an update with a few bug fixes and enhancements. This week the development team will be finalizing the Investment Report & then starting to work on a few other enhancements such as the Templating for the Scope of Work report & Scheduler.

New Rehab Project Budgeter Tool

We just released our new 'Project Budgeter Tool' which can be used to compare your initial analysis and project budget to actual expenses on your projects, so you can forecast your project's profitability.

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?

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!

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.