Book Review: Flip by Rick Villani and Clay Davis

Flip: How to Find, Fix, and Sell Houses for Profit by Rick Villani and Clay Davis is an excellent read, whether you’re new to real estate or a seasoned pro.

It provides plenty of helpful insights for those looking to invest in property that requires some TLC.

You’ll learn if a piece of property is worth your investment. You’ll also be able to avoid the many potential pitfalls that come with flipping a house.

An Indispensable Guide

Even if you’ve never ventured into real estate before, you’ll be surprised at how easy it is to understand the steps involved in fixing a house and selling it for profit.

I liked how the authors were careful not to overwhelm their readers, neatly dividingthe various aspects of real estate investing and presenting them in easy to digest, bite-sized chunks.

As you read through the detailed step-by-step guides, you’ll begin to develop a strategy that will have you analyzing each investment like an expert.

Refer to the guides often to eliminate the guess work and pave your own path to success.

Helpful and Honest

Yet, in no way does the book sugarcoat that fact that flipping homes is tough work.

What it does is guide potential investors so they don’t dive headfirst into perceived opportunities, and regret their decision afterwards.

There are personal stories that illustrate the roller coaster ride involved in each investment – all the risks, challenges, frustrations, rewards, and celebrations.

These real life scenarios foster an airtight approach to investing, showing reader show to take multiple paths leading towards a perfect purchase.


I cannot recommend this book highly enough.

Not only is it extremely helpful, but it’s very entertaining as well. It’s the type of book that’s very hard to put down.

If you plan on flipping properties, read Flip first.