Oh, if flipping homes were only as easy as the good-looking, seemingly impervious reality-show stars made it seem.
TV shows make it seem easy enough. A normal person like you or me cuts their teeth on their first rental property and then, dozens of investments and a streaming show later, they’re huge stars whose homes seem to follow the same progression: find it, buy it, contractors discover a problem and magically fix it, home is done, home sells.
The entire process can take as little as a couple of months and, with that as the standard, flipping homes seem pretty formulaic. Find the right contractors and the right homes and you’re good to [...]