I love Saturdays! It’s the day that I can catch up on all my HGTV and DIY shows and dream about what I would REALLY be doing if fear (and money) wasn’t an issue! I am a sucker for a before and after transformation. My dream job would be to flip houses! TV makes it looks so easy. Recently I had the pleasure of taking a trip to Waco, Texas with my daughter and we got to see first hand the home of Fixer Upper, Magnolia Market! It was such a fun filled day!
I love the idea of finding something broken and fixing it. Broken things are cheap. Fixing them for cheap is the gamble, and selling the completed work for a profit is the goal. Sounds simple, right? When I watch Fixer Upper, Flip or Flop, First Time Flippers, Masters of Flip, Love It or List It, and Property Brothers I am so inspired. I love watching the risks, and design challenges that all of the flippers come up against. The options and decision making that needs to be made for a successful outcome sometimes appears to be overwhelming. And can be catastrophic too! On the other hand – it can turn into something magnificent.
What is something that you would do if time, money and resources wasn’t an issue?
I would be looking for that one diamond in the rough piece of real estate, that I could magically transform into an instant best seller. I love the fact that it takes guts and imagination to take something that is less desirable into a happy home. I think I am drawn to houses and real estate because I am a homebody. Home is my happy place. What scares me is the upfront cash and the gamble you take by putting everything into the flip. The other side of the same coin – is it could turn out to be a huge success!
Just like in life, the secret to a successful flip is patience. Trying not to panic and waiting for what you want is a big hurtle for me. You should know your strengths and know when to call in the experts. For me, there is the fear of making a mistake. There is no middle ground here – you’re either all in or you’re out!
Knowing that your life or your job, house, etc. (fill in the blank here) will never be perfect while trying to maintain a strong belief and having faith in yourself is where I am in my 2nd Act life right now. Until I take the plunge of flipping a house, I will continue to live vicariously through the lives of “flippers” through the magic of TV – for now!