“House Flipping not Always Successful”

“House Flipping not Always Successful”



Mr. Petrowsky

Barbara XXXXXX gave me your contact information, I met her at the closing, as she purchased and you handled the mortgage for her. This was a property that I flipped and had on the market for 9 months. The truth is I barely broke even so I’m not sure that flipping is for me, but real estate ownership will always be. I currently own a 3 family and want to purchase more investment properties.

In speaking to Barbara she told me that you have been her mortgage broker for many years and that you really know your stuff. Can we set up a time to get together, hopefully we can work together as well? Can you email some dates and times?




For years I have done mortgages for clients that purchase homes that were recently renovated by a house flipper, but the amount of properties being flipped is decreasing and often for good reason. Some transactions that a house flipper handles can end up not making them any money and sometimes they will even have to bring money to a closing.


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Joe Petrowsky, NMLS #6869

Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS #2709

110 Main St.

Manchester, Ct. 06042

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Comment balloon 6 commentsJoe Petrowsky • April 15 2019 02:14PM


Good morning, Joe Petrowsky what looks like a fix and flip, may not be one.... investors need to do their numbers carefully....

Posted by Barbara Todaro, Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team (RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired ) over 1 year ago

Investors really need to do their research before buying a new project.

Posted by Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat (406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty) over 1 year ago

Houseflipping is not always what its cracked up to be! Unless you know what you doing and have some mentoring and guidence!

Some transactions that a house flipper handles can end up not making them any money and sometimes they will even have to bring money to a closing.

Posted by Sham Reddy CRS, CRS (H E R Realty, Dayton, OH) over 1 year ago

Good morning Joe. The power of referrals never diminishes and only increases. Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) over 1 year ago

Good morning Joe. I certainly agree. Sometimes investment properties are more trouble than they are worth even if you make money.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) over 1 year ago

There are too many amateurs out there that go to flipping seminars that promise welath beyond their wildest dreams. In those cases I know who is really getting rich.

Posted by Joe Pryor, REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties (The Virtual Real Estate Team) over 1 year ago