I have worked with flippers and it does take some skill. First you must not fall in love with any property. It is strictly an investment. Secondly you must have a renovation budget and a contingency for unexpected problems that will arise during the rehab. You need to have a competent renovation team or have most of the skills yourself.
When you sell the property, you want to do so quickly so it is best to price it a bit below the market value to get traffic and offers. You do not have to price it drastically low just a bit lower than the competition.
There are good opportunities throughout San Diego, so I would not rule out anyone area. However you should pick a location that is convenient for you to go to each day as the work being done.
Sometimes the TV shows make it look easier than it really is. I like the show The Property Ladder because the host gives good advice to the people and this show also shows more of the problems that can crop up.
So taking all of that into consideration, I would be glad to help you in this venture and help you be profitable. I have built many homes over the years and also am very familiar with many of the areas in San Diego County.
Contact me when you have some time to discuss your new venture and we can determine the best way to proceed.
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