Again the scheduling of Property Ladder and the 2 half hour episodes of Flip That House perfectly support each other.
I am not going to knock Chandra's new career. To each his own. What does surprise me is at 40+ she only has $30,000 in life savings, and she wants to use it to finance her new career in flipping houses so she can have the finances to puusue a career in spiritual healing that will pay significantly lower that her job in the entertainment field. I do wish I had known what her previous job was like. What I don't understand is how people can go into flipping without doing there research as far as knowing the area and how much the houses are going for and have a clue as to what housing materials cost and how long it takes to redo a house. Seriously, beginning flippers need to just get homes that need new carpets, paint the walls, maybe new windows, update the bathrooms and kitchens and get out in a month don't get greedy.. Chandra made all the big mistakes and she did not listen to her contrator or Kristen and experienced flipper. I am pretty sure that Chandra lost money on this house. Why she did not try flipping on a small scale while she still had her previous job I don't know. It would have been a smart thing to do. What really bugged me was watching her sabotage herself by ordering custom cabinets and having nothing being done in the house for a week while waiting for the cabinets. Talk about wasting time and money.
Then to watch 2 episodes of Flip That House and watch 2 flippers who have the similiar budgets of $30,000 be able to do the flip and make the property look good. Both of this flippers had teams of people (experts) and they listened to them. Also they both had experience in construction and could do some of the jobs themselves. The house in Watts was an amazing transformation and he did it for $23,000. Still I do agree with the real estate guy and the flipper should have splurged and had all the windows in the house redone. That was a duh moment. But this man knew his customer. I also like how he make contacts/created personal relationships with suppliers, such as the cabinet makers and he listened to what they had to say. As far as the condo in Phonix???, I hated the faux brick wall, I perfer drywall. I would rather she had spent the money on hardwood floors. My other objection were the black toilets and sinks in the bathrooms. I didn't like them at all. It looked so 80's, a nice bowl in the master bathroom for the sink and a white toilet would have a greater mass appeal. Still what I liked about these folks is that they treat it as a business. They do their research, they know their market, they have a budget and stick to it, and they have a good team of people that they listen to and they are not greedy and because of all that they are successfull at flipping.