Flipping is an interesting economic activity, and it requires a lot of expertise from the person doing it. It may seem like something easy, but knowing how to flip correctly can make a difference in the profit you have. Today we will learn how to flip cars!
We are going to have a look in-depth at how to flip cars and the whole process. This can actually be applied to anything you would like to flip, not necessarily only cars. There is people who flip computers, cars, or appliances, anything on demand.
Of course, if you are going to flip something make sure that it is something that you have at least basic knowledge of. The more you know, the more probabilities you have on making a good deal, and the less the chances of failing.
If you want to know how to flip cars for profit make sure you read until the end.
The art of flipping
Flipping is not a big deal, but requires some knowledge, in the case of cars, there is a whole world to study about them. But you don’t need to study the mechanics of every single car in the world.
Simply doing a good research on what you are going to buy will be enough. And the more you do it the more knowledge you will have for future jobs, in case you want to learn how to flip cars for a living.
We can resume the whole process in simple steps:
- Find a car on sale that you can potentially flip
- Inspect everything about the car and try to get the best deal possible
- Repair everything that is needed and put it on sale
Is it profitable to flip cars?
Of course, if you know how to do it, and have some equipment, you can flip cars for a living. If you even have a little bit of luck you can make quite a lot of money very quickly, but you will also need money to invest in the beginning.
You can buy used cars in a decent status for 2000$ investing 1000$ in reparations as too much, and selling for 5000$. At least that is the ideal, you have to consider the time it takes to sell, and the time you have to spend to repair it.
What do you need to flip cars?
If you have knowledge about mechanics (necessary if you want to flip cars) and some equipment it will be a lot better. Even if you don’t know anything you can still do it, but it will have a great impact on profit.
For example, paying someone for a “cheap” and bad quality full painting service may cost at least 500$. However, if you have a paint pistol and know how to paint a car, you can obtain a professional paint job with high-quality paint for 200$.
Of course, you will have to do it yourself, which means effort, but you save up to 300$ and that counts.
So, things that you need to flip cars:
- Money to make the initial investment (buying the car, repairing, and so forth)
- Mechanical equipment (paint pistols, tools, wrenches, etc.) the more the better
- Time to repair the car and waiting for it to sell
Is car flipping illegal?
No, flipping a car is completely legal, NOT ILLEGAL, many companies do it for profit, and independent workers do it too. If you have any doubts about it, many people know how to flip a car on Craigslist, and do it for a living. You can consult in how to buy a used car from a dealer government’s page: https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/buying-used-car-dealer
How to spot good deals
This will depend on your experience with cars and how acquainted you are with the prices of every car. The more you know on the matter the better deals you will find, and of course, you will avoid scammers trying to sell you trash.
We can give you some quick principles on how to buy used cars paying a fair price for it:
- Ask the right questions: This is where your knowledge about cars is important, you will have to know what are the important questions to make (engine, electric components, or bodywork)
- Investigate the value of the car: A quick search on google will tell you the price of a used car, the statistics on what is usually sold for, and basically if is a good deal or not.
- Check all the important things: Of course, before buying you want to test, the electricity, the status of its components, and if it rides. Everything you consider important, it will also depend on the model you are buying.
This is overall what you should do in general, but this is more of a practical matter than a theoretical matter.
What is the easiest car to flip?
It will depend on the kind of car you are trying to flip, and the cost, and status, there are other factors too. In that case, I would say that the easiest car to flip is the car that you know the most. The more you know about a car, the easier it will be for you to flip it.
Where to find cars to flip?
There are many places where you can buy potential cars to flip, here are three of the best sites to find cars to flip:
- Facebook Marketplace
There are even more, but these are the basic ones.
How do I find a car to flip?
Having all of the tools that we gave you on this post, you are ready to go. If you have all of what is required, typing “used cars” in your browser will be more than enough.
The best way to look for it is online but is not the only one, you can also look for newspaper announces, or other media. This is the easiest part of all, maybe you know a friend who wants to sell his car, why not starting there?
Video: How To Flip Cars | FULL PROCESS 
How To Flip Cars | FULL PROCESS 
How To Flip Cars | FULL PROCESS