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Old 02-20-2008, 08:59 PM   #1
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NEED Business/people Looking For A Contractor To Flip Houses. Who Should I Look For?


I am looking for people or businesses that are looking for a contractor to flip houses. Where would I find these people/business? I figured this might be a good place to ask.

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Old 02-20-2008, 09:03 PM   #2
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Re: NEED Business/people Looking For A Contractor To Flip Houses. Who Should I Look For?


Be very careful not to give away your services. Most of what I have seen so far is that they want it done the cheapest way that they can get it so they can make more money.

You might want to look at trying to find your own flip it properties.

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Why would you want to work for RE Flippers?
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Oh yeah:
www.craigslist.com
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A little late for that, isn't it? Looking for that kind of work today is like Osama applying for a visa on 9/12/01.

House flippers.....riiiight.
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Why would anyone want to be given a completely unrealistic budget to do work that requires much more funds, to be done properly?
Why would anyone who takes professional pride in quality workmanship and craftsmanship, want to work with people, who generally are trying to spend as little money as possible to make only "surface improvements" on a property that will be catered to the uninformed?
Why would anyone in the professional trades want to turn-in the satisfying feeling of a quality job well done, with the proper time put into it.....for cutting as many corners as possible, simply, to make profit?
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Name your price to do it right. Either you get the job or you don't.
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a flippers made acontract
1st check good 2nd with meeting i have run out of money when i sell the house i WILLpay you the rest i end ed up really was screwed even with a contract courts could not under stand why i could not wait on the money but go finish the job with my money i did he did not sell the house for a year my money held up for one year
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HUH? English translation please!
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a flippers made acontract
1st check good 2nd with meeting i have run out of money when i sell the house i WILLpay you the rest i end ed up really was screwed even with a contract courts could not under stand why i could not wait on the money but go finish the job with my money i did he did not sell the house for a year my money held up for one year
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Re: NEED Business/people Looking For A Contractor To Flip Houses. Who Should I Look For?


Actually I see alot of ads like this on craigslist here in Birmingham.

Unfortunately a only a small percentage of the people here have ever heard of it, so its not a great local resource.

You could try joing the local real estate investment group, its called the associated investors of alabama and has meetings a couple times a month.

You could follow the local paper and call the guys offering to buy houses for cash, selling investment property, etc.

You could basically create a job for yourself by finding a good deal and getting a hard money loan on it, then paying yourself to do the work. There is a really good lender of this type in town with much better than usual rates for these loans.

You could also try to sub in a remodeling trade, I see alot of ads for flooring installers for instance.

I agree with the other posters these people may be a little cheaper than most, but also have seen in bigger markets this is kind a niche thing and can pay very well
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Re: NEED Business/people Looking For A Contractor To Flip Houses. Who Should I Look For?


as a RE investor myself, i would say that you are selling yourself short working specifically for re investors. They don't like to pay for quality work and therefore MANY (not all) are selling a shoddy product to their buyers.

If you insist upon working for an re investor, start going to the sheriffs auctions. You will meet a lot of investors there.

Knowing some of the investors around here, I will say... be careful. make sure that they pay you BEFORE you start each phase of the project. If they don't pay, the next phase of work doesn't get started PERIOD. Do not allow for any excuses, be firm and make sure your contracts are in order.

Also, once you get their names go to the county office and find out if they have had any liens put against other properties before....if they have, you have a big red flag.
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Re: NEED Business/people Looking For A Contractor To Flip Houses. Who Should I Look For?


guess my friends thats why i am still in buisness i put money back to survive ido good work or i would not be in buisness for 26 years thanks
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Re: NEED Business/people Looking For A Contractor To Flip Houses. Who Should I Look For?


To quote the "Wiz"

HUH!
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I wouldn't work for a flipper without an escrow account.
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guess my friends thats why i am still in buisness i put money back to survive ido good work or i would not be in buisness for 26 years thanks
yes but how doyou be in buisness for 26 years when you comunicate like this it would be hard for customers to know whatthehell you are talking about thanks
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yes but how doyou be in buisness for 26 years when you comunicate like this it would be hard for customers to know whatthehell you are talking about thanks
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a flippers made acontract
1st check good 2nd with meeting i have run out of money when i sell the house i WILLpay you the rest i end ed up really was screwed even with a contract courts could not under stand why i could not wait on the money but go finish the job with my money i did he did not sell the house for a year my money held up for one year
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guess my friends thats why i am still in buisness i put money back to survive ido good work or i would not be in buisness for 26 years thanks
Are you typing with your toes?

Put some of that money into a typing-tutorial program and an English grammer text book....please....
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WELL WELL i dont know how to type but i sure know how to write and make money so i am not the office type for a one man operation the big cotractors keep calling me when they have problems i have a good way of talking with a poor education to allthat are so cocerned about my typing
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WELL WELL i dont know how to type but i sure know how to write and make money so i am not the office type for a one man operation the big cotractors keep calling me when they have problems i have a good way of talking with a poor education to allthat are so cocerned about my typing
Please realize that poor typing skills are like a piece of spinach stuck between your teeth. It makes it hard to understand, pay attention, or read your posts.

When people post poorly, it's like Fingernails on a chalkboard.

Posting is communication. Proper and clear communication, is a fundemental key....to any successful business, or person who wants to be a successful business man or woman.

Please put more effort into typing your posts, for all our sakes.

Not making that effort shows a lack of respect and consideration for other members on the site.
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ionly finished a 8th grade education a mo ago iwould not try to type but i can try harder

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