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Is Flipping a Good Investment Strategy in Current Market?

Aug 17, 2007
Many property flippers are questioning their approach to real estate investing. What was once an easy profit has become something of a struggle, and investment properties are continuously taking longer to sell. This has led many investors to discontinue flipping real estate and begin searching for other investment opportunities. Some investors have even bailed completely out of the real estate market.

Granted, times are getting harder for real estate investors, but that does not mean that there is no longer any money to be made in flipping. As times inevitably change, it is up to the investor to revamp his strategy so that he can continue making money in a tight market.

One of the benefits of a declining real estate market is that properties can be purchased at rock bottom prices. Yes, homes are losing value, but this only means that you can purchase more home for each dollar that you invest. And as any investor will tell you, the key to making money is buying low and selling high. That makes the current real estate market a perfect place to buy, buy, buy.

The downfall of a declining real estate market is that the number of houses for sale far outweighs the number of buyers. This can make it difficult, but not impossible, to quickly flip a property for profit. What is needed, then, is not to forgo real-estate investing altogether but to change your sales strategy so that you can stay ahead of your competition.

To make money flipping homes in any real estate market, you need to sell the property quickly. In fact, the majority of flips that lose money do so because they simply sat on the market for far too long. With this in mind, it makes sense that you can still make continue to sell quickly.

The number one thing that you can do to ensure that your properties sell before those of your competition is to offer something to your buyers that they cannot find anywhere else. A good example of this is seller financing. Seller financing not only attracts buyers, it is also a great way to supplement your income during a time when you might not be able to earn as much profit from real estate investing as you were once able to.

Offering custom upgrades is also a great way to attract buyers. You can do this by marketing the home before it is completely finished. Many buyers jump at the chance to choose the finishing touches of their new home. Allowing buyers to choose carpet color, appliances, and other last minute details can give you an edge over the competition.

Keep in mind that each market is different and will require different strategies for success. Being open to change and being willing to adjust your marketing strategy to reflect that change may be just the thing to keep the money rolling in while your real estate investing competitors throw in the towel.
About the Author
James Klobasa, once broke with no job and $20,000 in debt made a choice that changed his life forever. That choice was investing in Real Estate. With the founder of, The Little Building Co. you too, can learn at Real-Real Estate Investing
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