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Fixing & Flipping Real Estate: Strategies for the Post-Boom Era

“Have you ever considered writing a book?”

Jeff Olson, Executive Editor for Apress Publishing called me back in April after reading this blog. He wanted to know if I ever considered writing a book about fixing and flipping houses. I told him that the thought had crossed my mind.

Naturally, I was a little skeptical. Was this some sort of scam? Was this Jeff Olson guy full of it? It’s not every day a publisher calls out of the blue and offers me money to write a book. So I checked out Apress online and found Jeff on LinkedIn. Both were legit. By the end of May I had signed a contract with Apress, written the book’s outline, table of contents and first three chapters.

Over the summer I dogged it a little too much and fell behind, so much so that I missed my August 15th deadline. Luckily, Jeff was patient. He gently nudged me to get the book done by mid-October. I put everything on the backburner for two weeks and got it done.

I’m proud to say that Fixing and Flipping Real Estate: Strategies for the Post-Boom Era is now available to pre-order through Amazon or Barnes and Noble. It will be released December 5th. In it, you’ll learn everything I could possibly remember about fixing and flipping houses, including:

  • Acquisition
  • Rehab
  • Sales
  • Raising Capital

How is this book different than other books about fixing and flipping?

Well, as best I can tell, it’s the first of its kind to be written since the real estate market crash in 2008. I’m sure you’d agree that much has changed since then. I had to completely revamp my business in 2009 and Fixing and Flipping Real Estate: Strategies for the Post-Boom Era has what you need to know to make money in today’s ever changing market.

Order your copy today. Consider it an early Christmas gift for yourself, or stocking stuffer for the aspiring real estate investor in your life.



7 thoughts on “Fixing & Flipping Real Estate: Strategies for the Post-Boom Era

  1. A bland cover, although one should not judge a book by its cover. But I don’t know about the rushed out tight deadline content you had to put together to make the book come out in December you may have forgotten to warn readers of something critical like the failed direct mail campaign you had this summer. I will pass on this one.

    1. Henry, the book is full of stories about my past failures. And I may have had to rush the deadline a little, but this book was written inside my head long before the words were put on paper. I hope you reconsider and pick up a copy, for $13 I promise you’ll learn at least one valuable tip.

  2. Two stories you have told about how you were hired by a fellow church member and now by an investor dont check out. Now this sunday you said that it was by another investor in another setting not doing the lease to own properties and as a handy man not as a birddog. Which is the true story?

    1. The first investor I worked with was in 2003. He taught me to wholesale/fix and flip. I started doing the lease/option thing on my own against his advice (should have listened to him). After the market crashed in 2008 I re-learned the fix and flip business from a church friend. I worked for him as a project manager/Realtor until I raised enough capital to start doing it again on my own.

      It’s really two separate chapters in my real estate investment career so it’s a little hard to follow when I write about it on BiggerPockets.com and this blog. I do my best to separate. I apologize for the confusion.

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