Flipping Houses: Turning a Wreck into a Gem

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Flipping Houses: Turning a Wreck into a Gem

Five years ago, I decided to start my own side business. Along with keeping my job as a construction worker, I decided to use my savings to purchase an older residence. The plan was to fix up the place and then sell it at a profit. It didn't take me long to figure out that while my side business would take up most of my free time, it would make me a lot of money. Today, I still flip three or four houses a year. My strategy developed through trial and error, and I've learned how to evaluate the potential of a property first, then buy second. I know what must be done in the way of exterior painting, making the place secure, and ultimately finding the right buyer. If you are thinking about trying this kind of sideline, read on. What I've learned will help you a lot.


Tips Every New Business Owner Needs For Security Implementation

When it comes to securing your business, it's important that you take a proactive approach. The best thing you can do when you move into a new building is reach out to a local security service for a thorough property evaluation and security recommendation. If you've never done something like this before, there are a few things that you should keep in mind to ensure the best protections for your business.

Don't Underestimate the Assessment

The property assessment is an important part of your comprehensive security plan. Skipping this evaluation can ruin even the best security efforts, because it can increase the chances that you'll miss a vulnerability. The process includes a thorough walk-through that will help you and your security service to spot any areas that need special attention. Since every commercial property has its own unique needs, this lets you tailor your security plan to the needs of your specific property.

Don't Sacrifice Security for Appearance

You might think that you should skip the security cameras because you don't want them to be obtrusive, or perhaps you leave the shrubs against the building because you like how they look. Either way, decisions like that sacrifice the security of your property for the sake of appearances. Remember that building and property security are of the utmost importance, so take the security needs seriously. In fact, sometimes having conspicuous security measures is all it takes to discourage a would-be thief.

Make Sure You Cover Everything

If you only implement your design partway, you're going to risk the overall security of your property, your employees and your customers. Make sure that you address every doorway, every entry point and any safety hazards. You might even want to ensure that you have visible security at the front doors to screen people coming in if your business involves a lot of customer traffic.

Don't lose your focus on the interior security, either. It's easy to get lost in the details of the outdoor systems, but you still need to be sure that your building is protected as well. An in-house surveillance camera system is important, because it provides you with a deterrent as well as evidence in the event that something does happen.

Keeping a commercial operation secure requires far more than just putting locks on the doors. With the tips presented here, you can tackle your security plan with the confidence that you'll cover all of the necessary aspects. Talk with a local security service or check out sites like for more advice.