Many rookie real estate investors make the mistake of overpricing their properties when all the work is done. The bottom line: If you want a successful listing that produces multiple offers, you must price your property correctly. Additionally, an overpriced investment property will sit on the market too long and tie up your money. The tried and true method for pricing your flips correctly is to find reliable comps in your property's neighborhood--and the best way to do that is to work with a Realtor(R). You can also check the market yourself periodically, while you're fixing up the property.
With TV shows boosting the popularity of house-flipping as a business, people who ordinarily wouldn’t have ventured into real estate investment territory are jumping on the bandwagon. But if you’ve been in the business for a while, you know this isn’t a get-rich-quick scenario. You know that you still need to find the best deals, but the market is getting crowded with investors who aren’t… well, aren’t as invested as you are. So what do you do? Finding Turn-Key Homes in a Seller’s Market Like most real estate investors, you may find that Atlanta flips are hard to come by.
Popcorn ceilings are -- thankfully -- a fad of the past. Unfortunately, they’re still in many older homes, and homebuyers don’t want anything to do with them. If you’re thinking of flipping a house and it has popcorn ceilings, you’ll be happy to know there are quite a few simple tricks to remove them and start fresh. Depending on the home's age, you’ll want to do a lead and asbestos check before you make your decision to remove it. If the house was built before 1980, the possibility that asbestos will show up in testing is high, so you’ll have to call in the
If you recently purchased a home as-is, you may be just finding out that the previous owners were hoarders. If your deal of a lifetime includes trash (or worse) from floor to ceiling, you’re probably wondering what plan of action you should take. What to Do With a "Hoarder" House If you’ve assessed the home and think there may be some buried treasure—hey, it’s been known to happen—it may be a good idea to hire a cleaning service that you’ve depended on in the past. Having a contractor you trust (especially if you think there may be valuables) will be