Step 1 : Write a Business Plan

When you’re about ready to start your house flipping journey, it’s important that before anything else happens in life- including starting up a business or investing money into something where there are no guarantees of success -you spend some time creating an outline for how things will go. This document should include all aspects from what name could be used based on these decisions; why one option might work better than another considering both taste/fashion preferences as well market research findings–and even specific dates detailing when bills need paying so nothing falls through the cracks.

Step 2: Researching

Peek National Trend

Housing prices are skyrocketing, which means you could be making more money if your house is up for sale.

The National trends in the housing market can provide insight into what actions to take next as a flipper or renovator. For example – right now it seems that there has been an exponential increase in cost per square foot from last year’s rates (which may mean things will only continue going upwards).

Know about Property Potential

When it comes to buying or selling a house, you need the right information. That’s why I studied what my region’s property scene looks like for me to get an idea of what will work best here.

One thing is certain – no matter where they’re living they’re not going off without knowing all about how properties are run across this area so that way when someone buys their next fixer upper everyone can be happy with what was found at first glance.

Popular Renovations

House flippers should research which renovations increase the worth of their properties most.

Step 3: Establish Legality

Apply for an EIN

To ensure that the government is aware of your business, apply for an EIN- it’s important to remember this number can be used as proof in case any issues arise.

Choose a Business Entity

The process of choosing a business entity and registering it in the state where you are preparing to execute your new venture can be quite tedious. However, this step is necessary for legal purposes so that there will not be any issues with paperwork or licensing requirements when expanding into different states later on down the road!

Licenses and Permits

There are many steps to follow when you’re flipping houses and one of those is getting all necessary permits.

Step 4: Financing

Need a Professional Accountant

The accountant will be your partner in making sure that all of the numbers add up and nothing is overlooked. They can help you stay on track with estimating costs, and planning for future expenses, as well as advising about how best to operate based on these statistics.


The best way to make sure you’re fully protected in any situation is by getting insured. There are several varieties of insurance options including,

General liability insurance covers property damage, bodily injury, legal defense, medical payments, judgment, etc.

You can protect your business with commercial property insurance. This type of coverage will cover the cost to repair or replace any damaged equipment, so you don’t have to worry about out-of-pocket expenses.

There are many benefits to having commercial auto insurance. If you own or operate a car for business purposes, this type of coverage will protect you in case something goes wrong on the road- especially when those accidents happen during off-hours.

Step 5: Build a Worthy Team

The first step to becoming a successful home flipper is building up your team. You have people who are dedicated and have great work ethics to get the best chance of success.

Real Estate Agent

As a house flipper, it is important to find someone who can help you choose the right location for your flips. You will be working with them extensively and ideally over multiple projects – so they have got plenty of experience.

They competently estimate neighborhoods as well analyze resale values on properties in those areas before deciding if buying or selling might suit better at times when prices may change quickly from one day-to-day figure into another depending upon economic factors specific only locally concerning any given geographic region.


When a person wants to start flipping houses but doesn’t want the hassle of doing all the construction on-site themselves they should hire an experienced contractor who can do this work for them. The advantage is that by working together both parties profit; however it does mean giving up some control over your property which may not be possible in certain circumstances depending upon where you live or what kind of job needs doing (i..e if there are no other contractors available).

Legal Counsel

When buying or selling a property, it’s important to have trusted legal counsel who can guide you through all of the documents and contracts. Your lawyer will also ensure that your properties meet local standards for purchase in order not only to avoid problems later on but save time too.