Welcome to 1-2-3 Flip!

Your FREE resource to learn how to flip houses the profitable way…

* Yes, it’s all FREE, but if you find this site valuable and want to give back, buy my books!

About This Blog

UPDATE: I started this blog with the intent of detailing our journey from brand new wannabe house flippers to (hopefully) successful real estate investors. I think it’s safe to say that we accomplished our goal of becoming successful investors, and we also accomplished our goal of documenting that entire journey here on this website, in gory detail. While we’re now well over 100 flips (and several hundred total deals that we’ve been involved with), I’ve decided to leave the detailed blog updates, the pictures and the detailed financial results at only our first 50 deals. There really aren’t that many exciting things that happen anymore with our flips, and keeping track of the financials now that we’re doing partnerships, lending, and other non-straightforward deals, is a lot tougher. But, our first 5 years of deals (and everything you need to get started in this business) is still here for your enjoyment and education!

Hi. My name is J Scott (more about me), and I’m a professional real estate investor specializing in house flipping. If you’re looking for a free resource where you can learn how to flip houses for a living or just want to learn how to rehab a house for fun and profit, you’ve come to the right place.

I’ve started 1-2-3 Flip.com with the intent of creating the premier educational site for both novice and experienced real estate investors looking to flip houses as a business. I’m not a “guru” and I’m not selling any type of system or get-rich-quick scheme; I just want to turn the experience I’ve gained through flipping houses for a living into educational materials that other investors can use to be (even more) successful.

While the late night infomercials lead us to believe that making money in real estate is as easy as making a phone call, buying a system, and waiting for the money to start rolling in, that’s unfortunately just not the case. In fact, I’d venture to guess that about 99% of people who have ever really considered getting into real estate never close their first deal!

It’s not that real estate investing in general (or house flipping, specifically) is tremendously difficult. And — despite what the infomercials would lead you to believe — it’s not that there are “secret” ways to make money in real estate that only the gurus know. In fact, there are a million different ways to make money in real estate. Even one small investing niche — like house flipping — provides endless opportunity for the creative investor to be successful and earn large profits. And, while the endless opportunity might be great for established investors who are looking for new ways to earn a fortune, it can provide daunting challenges for up-and-coming real estate investors looking to break into the business.

Experienced investors often throw around the term “analysis paralysis” to refer to those new investors who really want to get the ball rolling with their first property, but who can’t seem to get past the “research” phase. These new investors never feel ready to jump into the game, either because they are scared of the unknown or because they don’t feel like they have enough information to be successful.

If you’re an up-and-coming investor interested in house flipping as a business, or just learning how to flip a house here and there when you could use some extra cash, the goal of this site is help you get past your fear of the unknown and to provide as much information as possible to give you the confidence to take that first big step of closing a deal. And if you’re an experienced flipper, I have a feeling you’ll find new inspiration and focus by reading our material on growing, scaling and optimizing your flipping business.

Whatever your skill level and experience, if you’re looking to become a better house flipper, you’ve come to the right place!

Btw, if you’re interested in following along with a professional house flipper, take a look at our blog. There, I document on (almost) a daily basis everything that is going on within my personal real estate investment company. You can follow our flips, take a look at our houses, learn from our progress and mistakes, and get an idea of what it takes to be successful in this business on a daily basis.

Enjoy the site, and if you have any feedback, don’t hesitate to shoot me an email!

And again, if you find this site valuable and want to give back, I hope you’ll consider buying my books!

J Scott

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