Blog Education To Flip or NOT to Flip

To Flip or NOT to Flip

By Bobby Curtis, October 18, 2018

That IS the question. It’s always a pleasure to join Tra’Renee on Afternoon Live to chat about real estate.

I have been flipping houses, both large and small, since 2010 and have extensive first-hand experience with house restoration. You can find more of my interviews and tips on buying, selling, and flipping a house here.

This week I answered common questions about flipping houses. You’ve seen the TV shows that make flipping seem easy but there’s a lot to consider. If you’re thinking this may be for you, check out my tips and then watch this clip to arm yourself with all the facts before you dive into your next home restoration project.

Before you quit your job and start flipping houses, here are my Top Four tips:

1. Know your strengths and weaknesses.

2. Lower your risks by becoming or hiring a professional.

3. Have a budget and stick to it.

4. Be flexible because you never know what might come up once you’re in contract to sell that house.

Check out Afternoon Live, where I’m on once a month for more advice and guidance on Portland real estate. And click here to learn about 5 mistakes to avoid before flipping your first house.

Bobby Curtis
Principle Broker
Licensed in Oregon
Licensed Contractor
CCB# 215071
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Bobby Curtis

Principal Broker & Licensed Contractor

Meet Bobby Curtis.  Buyer’s agent. Listing agent.  Renovator. A down-to-earth Midwesterner hailing from the great state of Michigan, Bobby harnesses equal parts brains, brawn, and enthusiasm for every client and project.  After graduating from the University of Michigan, he began a career in the pharmaceutical industry focusing on sales, marketing, and consulting.  In those five years, he was even lucky enough to roam around Europe for short assignment in Geneva, Switzerland.  Nevertheless, the European trip came to an end and he traveled back stateside where he traded in his suit for a high-quality flannel and some Carhartt’s.  After purchasing his first house to flip, Bobby rolled up his sleeves and started in on what would become his passion – transforming houses into homes by unleashing the beauty of each unique property. Since 2010, Bobby has bought and restored several houses a year in Portland, both large and small, with great success.  Armed with extensive first-hand knowledge of house restoration, Bobby offers his clients an exceptional eye to pinpoint property potential and value.  Whether you are searching for complete fixer property or a dialed-in and buttoned-up home, he is happy to guide you through the process of finding your perfect place.  If you are selling your property, Bobby’s keen eye will help you showcase all of your property’s best features.  Because Bobby buys and sells several properties of his own every year, he better understands what it's like to be in his clients shoes. And as an experienced buyer’s agent, listing agent, and renovator, Bobby is well-versed in negotiating a great price and terms for his clients. If you’re looking to get a sneak peak of Bobby in action, you can watch him (and his mom) on an episode of First Time Flippers on the DIY Network. Or you can catch him on Katu's Afternoon Live daytime talk show once a month, discussing Portland Real Estate and House Restoration. Check it out here Contact Bobby at: 503-502-3066 or bobby@livingroomre.com Licensed Contractor #215071
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