Fixing up houses for profit is one of the best ways to make a quick buck in this down market in real estate. Real estate is always a good profit generator and it is no different than what we have been seeing on Wall Street. We’ve all seen the homes that we liked getting foreclosed and many of them can be bought cheap and fixed up for a nice profit.
Homes that need fixing up are easy to flip for a nice profit. It doesn’t matter what condition they are in, if people are desperate to sell it is an easy way to make money. I was flipping houses 30 years ago and the homes that I was involved in were not much different from what you see today. The only difference was that we were dealing with single-family homes rather than condos.
Now you might think that there isn’t a big difference because we are dealing with single-family homes, but there is a huge difference in the demand and supply of these houses. There used to be a time when there were just as many houses for sale as there are now. There used to be plenty of buyers for fixing up houses and this meant that everyone could afford to buy houses. These days the market is different and if you can buy houses for cheap and fix them up then you can make a pretty decent profit buying and fixing up houses.
So now you are wondering how do you find houses for cheap and fix them up for profit? The answer is simple. You need to use the services of a real estate agent. If you don’t know of anyone in your area who is a Realtor then you can go online and search for “real estate agent” or something similar. The best part about using an agent is that they usually own some houses themselves and this means that they can search for houses that are for sale by owner and help you with finding the one that is best for you.
Once you have decided which houses you are going to fix up and sell you need to find the owners so you can get them to agree to sell their homes. This is not always as easy as it sounds and you may have to hire a lawyer or two to help you get the owners to agree to sell their homes. Fixing up these homes can be a very lucrative business, but it takes a lot of hard work and dedication to make it successful. It is not for every investor and if you don’t have the stomach for this type of work then you should probably avoid fixing up houses until you have learned more about real estate and how to flip houses.
Fixing up houses yourself is also very possible but the profit margin is much less than what it would be with a full time flip. One reason for the profit margin is that fixing up these homes will take a lot longer then flipping them. Fixing up a home will usually take 6 months to a year before the process is complete and that can be very frustrating for investors looking to speed up the process. However, if you really want to fix up a few houses in your area then you can do it and be very profitable. I would recommend that you take a manual labor course and learn how to flip houses quickly and easily using a manual labor method.