Under $20: 10 items for a successful house flipping

Last Updated on November 4, 2021 by Kravelv

In order to start a great career as a real estate investor, you do not have to have a huge budget. First successful steps can be ensured by some simple yet very effective items that will cost you less than 20 bucks!

  1. Bandit signs

These signs are very cheap and they are a great way to attract possible sellers if you are looking for buying a property. Simple statement that you are ready for purchase which is visible in different parts of your town can make your business plummet.

  1. Outdoor hose

If you do not have the means to repave a driveway, outdoor hose can help you achieve the look of completely new and freshly painted one. Use it just before the open hours for the best effect. Moreover, interested buyers will appreciate this feature in the yard.

  1. Decal mailbox numbers

No one likes to see old and rusty mailbox in front of the house. Simple coat of paint can do the trick but do not forget to purchase some deal numbers to make the house more noticeable when people are trying to find it.

  1. New house numbers

If you really want to go all out with first impression, new mailbox numbers will do the trick nicely – together with all other adjustments you believe are necessary before entering the house in order to make the buyers interested and excited to see more, of course.
new house number

  1. Door knobs and locks

Search for a door knob that would go well with the overall theme and feel of the house. Vintage old-looking door knobs would look misplaced on modern style homes and vice versa. Take this opportunity to change the locks and surprise the potential buyers with this already finished task that is essential for everyone looking to move into a new property.

  1. LED walkway lights

You can find some cheap plain-looking LED lights easily and even if these do not look much at first glance, when lined along the walkway, they make the house more uniform, create a nice mood in the evening and provide additional security.

  1. Measuring tape

Being able to tell exact dimensions of any room in the house is indispensable for anyone who deals with house flipping. Not only will you be able to estimate the average cost for all the necessary work but you will also be able to share this information with potential buyers which can be very useful for them and help them make their decision quicker.

  1. New face plates for outlets

This is a very budget-friendly solution for anyone looking to get the house neater and safer fast. New face plates provide that feeling of order and cleanliness, especially since electricity is one of the main concerns of potential buyers. Moreover, children-proof face plates will suit any family with children perfectly.

new face plates for outlets

  1. Cookies

Raise your eyebrows all you want at this, but the smell of freshly baked cookies upon entering the house will create that homely and cozy feeling many people are looking for when wanting to settle down. Even if the smell does not seem to do much for someone, they will always be grateful that they can have a bite after long hours of looking at houses.

  1. Wine

If you feel that the particular house requires something more elegant than cookies, buy a bottle of wine. It does not have to cost more than $20 in order for the people to appreciate this thoughtful gesture and to help them relax in your presence.

Like with everything in life, it is the little details that actually mean a lot. Therefore, always keep in mind these budget-friendly features that can make the difference and prompt a sale.

Kravelv is a full time digital marketer and part time furniture and cabinet maker. During his free time he would like to create something out of recycled woods, this varies from toys, furnitures plant boxes etc. Follow him on Twitter | Pinterest | Facebook