BiggerPockets Podcast 209: Flipping 83 Homes in the Last 18 Months with Kevin Carroll

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Is small thinking holding you back? Not after this episode! Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast, Josh and Brandon talk with Kevin Carroll, a real estate investor who decided 18 months ago that he wanted to start flipping houses… and has done 83 flips in the past year and a half! Perhaps most impressively, Kevin did most of these flips out of state utilizing strategic partnerships — a strategy that just might change the way you think about real estate forever. Sit back and prepare to have your mindset expanded and let “big thinking” take over.

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In This Episode We Cover:

  • How Kevin went from a straw-built house to flipping 1,000 houses
  • What a bank-owned product is
  • How he built a system that works
  • What you should know about probates
  • How to think like an investor instead of an agent
  • Things that could screw up a deal
  • The two components that make a deal successful
  • Why you should consider holding costs
  • Buying properties offsite
  • Insight on quality control and scaling the business
  • How to stay ahead of the flip
  • Why he partners with real estate agents
  • Why his partners need him
  • His favorite deals and why
  • The bad deals he’s encountered
  • Thinking big when it comes to setting targets
  • Who your friends are so important
  • And SO much more!

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Tweetable Topics:

  • “Everything is based on relationships.” (Tweet This!)
  • “I’d rather spend $2,000 more and get the flip done a week sooner.” (Tweet This!)
  • “One of the important things you can do for a contractor is to pay them immediately.” (Tweet This!)
  • “Who you hang out with will dictate your level of income, your level of success.” (Tweet This!)

Connect with Kevin

Kevin’s Straw-Built House

Kevin's Straw House

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  1. Pero Bule

    Great podcast!!! Thank you!!! Just a quick question, related to the cover photo on the top, for this episode. I am curious to find out, why was a picture of the Dubrovnik, Croatia, used as a cover photo? Being that Dubrovnik is the city of my birth, I am happy to see it, but I am just curious, how is it relevant to this episode, if at all 🙂 Thank you very much!!!

  2. Mark Andrew Ballantine

    Just listened to this Podcast. So sorry about your Renton experience. That’s my neck of the woods. There are lots of contractors practicing OJT in markets like this. The better and more experienced ones are slammed. I deal with this problem on my commercial projects. This is especially when the schedule is critical.

    I really enjoyed your share. Flipping will be a component of my business as well.

    Thanks Kevin

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