“This project is a prime example of a “Renovation Rockstar” because I took a young, new investor and successfully helped him flip his first home! Plus, we killed it on the ROI,” Beato said. After their profit split, Robinson walked away with a 52 percent net return on his out-of-pocket investment in less than six months. Not bad for a newbie — or any investor! “The next time you attend a Think Realty event, you never know who you are going to run into or what you can learn. Had Thurman not stood up in the front of that room and asked to intern, he may still be looking for his first project or sunk his $25k into someone else’s project and possibly not made any money,” Beato said. •

I love these little brick bungalows from the 1950s. They are solid homes and I can get in and out in reasonable time. I am passionate about getting people into their first home and don't need to complicate it by adding a second story, which in the end, may be more profit but also takes longer and increases holding costs.

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