Flipping homes is something that can make almost everyone a ton of money. In the same breathe, it has caused a lot of real estate misery for many would be property moguls over the last few years.

So, is now the time to dive into the real estate market to make money?

Flipping homes, as a definition, is purchasing a piece of property to immediately resell it for a substantial profit. For instance, if a home was purchased from a previous owner because of an immediate need for cash, the flipper probably acquired the house for a pretty cheap price. A house flipper can usually use his or her know-how and resources to get in contact with buyers who are willing to purchase it. And for a profit too.

Not only that, but a successful house flipper is able to get the highest possible price for a house through using a large network of people looking for homes in that particular price range. So if a home owner falls on some hard times, a house flipper can acquire the property for a fantastic price, flip it, and immediately profit from his/her house buying buddies. 

Some people argue the ethics of flipping homes, claiming the value reported by flippers are inaccurate. This seems to have been one of the root causes for our current foreclosure calamities that we are facing as a nation.

While in some instances this may be true, the great majority of times a house’s value is reported correctly. What this doesn’t indicate is if the current value is based on a bubble that is about to explode. That is where the research and calculated gambling comes in because that is exactly what investors are partaking in. A gamble of significant proportions.

 The controversy about home flipping lies in the way in which the houses are acquired. That’s the reason house flipping is profitable: circumstances. Just because a homeowner needs to sell their house to get out of danger doesn’t mean the people waiting to purchase it are committing some kind of crime. House flipping is a profitable business genre, and thusly, it’s a highly refined process. It’s not chaotic, and it’s an early bird gets the worm sort of business structure. 

People jump on homes that are up for sale in the hopes they can sell it to a buyer who is going to do something with it. In order to become a successful house flipper, you have to know somebody who has already been house flipping for years. There is no substitute for the knowledge that comes with experience. Business with a blueprint methodology that rarely changes is usually followed by a flow of business that always moves in familiar patterns.

Moe Bedard
My name is Maurice "Moe" Bedard. I am the founder of America's #1 Mortgage Forum, LoanSafe.org. My online work has been featured in the New York Times, LA Times, Fox Business, and many other media publications.