Interview: From Knowing Little English to Flipping 5 Houses at Once

by | BiggerPockets.com

Real estate investors are constantly asking themselves how to grow and scale their business, especially as a new year is almost upon us. Even though many want to scale their business into something bigger, investors don’t always know how to do this effectively.

In today’s video interview, I have the pleasure of chatting with Andresa Guidelli, the owner of Corsa Home Solutions, a real estate company based in Philadelphia, PA. Andresa has a fascinating story. She came over to the USA from Brazil in 2008 speaking very little English. She decided to stay in the states after her cultural exchange program and decided to get her second masters degree in communication. She read Rich Dad Poor Dad (like many of us) and was hooked on real estate investing. She started her company in 2012 and focuses on flipping single family homes in Philadelphia. She went from barely speaking English to flipping tons of property and is currently managing five flips simultaneously. Andresa shares three key ways to scale your fix and flip business:

  1. Establish clear goals that are written down to keep you on course and focused.
  2. Ensure you have clear systems, processes, and technology in place.
  3. Build and maintain effective partnerships.

Related: 6 Clever Ways for House Flippers to Save Big on Remodeling Supplies

I hope this interview inspires you to scale your own business as 2017 quickly approaches. Let’s get some discussion going.

What ideas are you going to implement to scale your business in 2017?

Thanks for watching!

About Author

Elizabeth Faircloth

Liz Faircloth has been managing and investing in real estate since 2004, along with her husband, Matt. We have built our business from scratch and now own over five million dollars in residential and commercial assets. We love to help and educate investors. Our YouTube Channel, The Landlord’s Chronicles, offers short, yet educational videos that covers topics such as flipping houses, rentals, rehabs, property management, and lessons learned along the way. http://www.youtube.com/c/DerosaGroupTrenton

6 Comments

  1. Ashley Wilson

    @Elizabeth Faircloth and @Andresa Lobrace this could not have come at a better time! My father and I started a flipping business 2 years ago. My father has 40+ years as a GC owning his own business and partnering with other people prior to our collaboration, and I come to the table with buy-and-hold experience, and project management experience. Over the past 2 years we have flipped four houses, and this year we were both able to transition to this being our only source of income! On Friday we are having a meeting to discuss our 2017 objectives. While we already have a business plan, we are a few years ahead of our original forecast so we are excited to readjust!! One of the major topics of discussing is scaling our business! One of our goals next year is to do multiple houses simultaneously. A year ago, I would be lost on how to get to this point, but it’s amazing how much I have learned through articles and videos like these highlighting the important points to consider when scaling. I honestly can say I feel very confident (not cocky, but confident!) to move to this next step. So thank you for that added confidence booster!
    Personally, I love seeing two more women and two more families in the business! (Side-note:My husband and I did the buy-and-hold, and he is retiring shortly and will be transitioning full-time to real estate). And further, go PA girls (I am a Philly suburb’s girl)!!! Wishing you both the best for 2017, and hopefully one day we could all meet up and discuss more than just coffee:)

  2. Andresa Lobrace

    @Ashley Wilson
    Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us! I am sure with the expertise and the team you have you guys will rock 2017. I am always here if you need any support!
    Go Philly girls!!! Let me know next time you are in town so we can catch up!
    Happy holidays!

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