I made $187,861 NET profit on this flip!

127 Replies

I've been a real estate investor for about 12 years now and I've been involved in a lot of flips. I don't do upper end houses, mostly just starter home stuff. I know that there are people who frequently make 100k + on flip projects, but those are generally deals that sell for 1 Million plus.

I sent a direct mail piece to one of the owners of this house (absentee owner) and after months of her "vetting" me (see called all of my references, including my attorney!) I bought the house for $113,000. I spent $150,000 on the remodel and sold it for $482,000! After all commissions, closing costs, etc. I had a NET profit of $187,861. This is my highest net profit on a single flip ever.

I made a really cool 5 minute video of the project for my blog. You can check out the video here: http://youtu.be/XoIEY0IrOuQ

Hopefully you find the story more interesting than my kids did! :)

REI Nation
Turnkey Real Estate
Wondering how to safely invest in out-of-state real estate?
This 40-page eBook is your best resource for safe, profitable, passive real estate investing.
Download Now

Nice short video, very cool.  Only thing that would have made the story better would be if you would have presented the old owner with her old tin toy when she came back to see how you transformed the home.   I like what you did to the home.  Crazy it took 1yr to renovate. 

@Curt Davis  Lol, that would have been funny... but I wouldn't have had the extra $445.01. :) Good catch on the timing of the project. It took A LONG time. The city was partly to blame.. but we just couldn't help ourselves either, we kept making it better and better. You know how it is on projects.

@Mark Ferguson I read your success story with the car and it inspired me to post my success story. I haven't ever been very active on BP but I might start posting a few more things. Props on the car!

@Mark Ferguson You're right.. it's just a little scary right? Because you have to follow through. :) I've recently experienced that in my own little way with the video blog I started this year. I start recording a project and I have to tell the story for better or worse. I have one rehab project that I have put "part 1" and "part 2" our already (on video) and "part 3 is coming in a few weeks, and I'm going to LOSE MONEY! It's hard to admit your losses, but it keeps things genuine. Thanks again for the comment. :)

@James Enright  Thanks! It was really fun putting that together. I read to my kids every night so I thought it would be a cool memory and way to record the story. But they probably liked the ABC book just as well.

Buy & sell single-family rentals online
Radically accessible real estate investing
Get access to exclusive property listings, proprietary data, and support to build your portfolio.
Learn More

@Brandon Luke  Lol. Thanks. That's what I was thinking when it came time to list it and we were pulling comps. Boom! :)

Thanks @Jonathan Makovsky  @Timothy Riley  !

@Pedro Plencher  & @Mary B.   I noticed that you guys are wholesalers, I'm actually primarily a wholesaler. I have a video about an awesome wholesale deal I did to. I think it was titled the "Geno" story. In that video I actually have audio from the negotiation I had with the seller! :)

Free eBook from BiggerPockets!

Ultimate Beginner's Guide Book Cover

Join BiggerPockets and get The Ultimate Beginner's Guide to Real Estate Investing for FREE - read by more than 100,000 people - AND get exclusive real estate investing tips, tricks and techniques delivered straight to your inbox twice weekly!

  • Actionable advice for getting started,
  • Discover the 10 Most Lucrative Real Estate Niches,
  • Learn how to get started with or without money,
  • Explore Real-Life Strategies for Building Wealth,
  • And a LOT more.

We hate spam just as much as you