Do You Know The Dirty Secret About Most Fixer Uppers?

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Watching the magical transformations of houses on shows such as Property Brothers and others on HGTV, it's easy to think 460 Leigh photo montagethat buying a fixer upper and doing (or contracting out) the work oneself will save one money.

But guess what?

According to a recent survey by, a service that connects homeowners with contractors, there's a dirty little secret about fixer uppers that few talk about.

While it's true that most people may spend more initially for a move-in ready house, the sad truth is people spend  more than that same amount of price difference  to fix it up. And that's not talking about the personal supervision of contractors required nor the time it takes to get the work done. 

Check out this article and call me at 408-252-8900 to find out whether a fixer or a flipper home makes more sense.

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Thanks for reading "Do You Know The Dirty Secret About Most Fixer Uppers?"

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Michelle C. Carr-Crowe and the Get Results Team (established by the late legendary Silicon Valley super agent Judy Carr) are known as the "Lynbrook and Cupertino Schools Experts." Coaching clients to success is Michelle's passion, making her and her team creative catalysts for positive change in people's lives. She is a Silicon Valley-based multi-million dollar real estate consultant, author, coach and trainer who works by referral only.

Her designations have included: Accredited Buyers Representative (ABR), Accredited Consultant of Real Estate (ACRE), Accredited Luxury Home Specialist (ALHS)Accredited Staging Professional (ASP)Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE),  Property Marketing Expert (PME), Real Estate CyberSpace Specialist (RECS), and Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES).

Michelle is an internationally-published freelance writer with over 1,200 traditional articles in print and online, co-author of two books on Silicon Valley-specific real estate as well as over 68,000 blog posts on Blogger, ActiveRain, Examiner, FaceBook, Realtor, Trulia, RealBird and others. She enjoys reading, traveling, animals, nature, family, dancing, staging, consulting, coaching and praying. Check out her blog at or visit her online at or For RE$ult$ ... Just Call ... (408) 252-8900.



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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

I hate seeing what people do with junk properties.  Just slapping a coat of paint and some new carpeting is not enough to get above average returns on your investment. Thank you for sharing your thoughts Michelle Carr Crowe,Altas Just Call...408-252-8900! 

Aug 22, 2019 04:22 PM #1
Jim Patton
Aspire Home Real Estate 209-404-0816 - Modesto, CA
Realtor - Stanislaus ,Merced, San Joaquin Counties

Hi Michelle Carr Crowe,Altas Just Call...408-252-8900! a lot of the flips that I see offered for sale are not the best of quality.  The sellers tend to cut corners to try to ensure a profit. 

Aug 22, 2019 04:57 PM #2
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Michelle.

I read the article, knowing my limitations, a fixer-upper is not for me

Aug 23, 2019 01:29 AM #3
Jerry Newman
Brown Realty, 210-789-4216, - San Antonio, TX
Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation

Hi Michelle, In our market with low inventory available for those move-in ready homes, sometimes a fixer upper maybe the way to go especially when they us those new renovation loans that are now available to buyers. 

Aug 25, 2019 07:51 AM #4
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