Fix and Flip vs. Buy and Hold, What’s Best for You and Your Investor Client?

Date: November 21st,2019

Time: 6:30-8:30pm

Location: Sterling Pig Brewery, 609 W State St, Media, PA 19063

Snacks & Light Beverage will be Sponsored


• Nathan Trunfio President DLP – Direct Lending Partners

• Holly J Wilkens –Rehfuss, Licensed Real Estate Agent & Investor, BAE Realty

• Joseph V. Scorese, Senior Loan Officer Firstrust Bank NMLS#3917844

• Joseph J. Console, Esquire, Console Matison, LLP

Real estate investors have many different investment options to reach their overall goals. Choosing which niche to specialize in could be a very difficult decision. Two of the most popular strategies, and for good reason, are “fix and flip” or “buy and hold”. These unique strategies both have the ability to generate income. However, the fix and flip strategy can generally produce profits in a shorter time frame while the buy and hold strategy creates monthly cash flow almost indefinitely. This workshop outlines some of the major highlights (or headaches) of both strategies.

As a preface, we would like to point out that neither strategy is inherently “better” than the other. What it really comes down to is your interest, skillset, goals and investment horizon. Also, who is to say one can’t do both?

Fix and Flip Investing

Let’s start by talking about fixing and flipping. The fix and flip strategy, if executed properly, consists of buying a real estate asset at below market price, improving the property through strategic rehab and selling that same property for a monetary gain. This strategy gets a lot of attention, and in my opinion, can be the more glamourous option compared to buy and hold. While the short-term gains can be tempting, this investment strategy is not for everyone. There is much skill, strategy and risk tolerance needed in flipping homes.