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Vicente Valencia

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Former CEO / Board Member | Real Estate Coach and Investor | I left corporate life through Real Estate "sidepreneurship". Now, I show you how | Mentor & Investor

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Face-lift vs. Renovation

This is an art… and the most important tool in flipping properties. A subtle but very important difference when buying to renovate is to truly adjust to the needs of the property. A face-lift is not the same as a renovation. More and more people are becoming experts at finding the margin that exists between a property that only needs a face-lift and one that needs a renovation. When I talk about a face-lift, we refer to investments below €20k… just painting the wall, the kitchen, a few...

about 9 hours ago • 1 min read

First of all, what’s flipping? Simple. Buy below market price, renovate reasonably without falling into extravagance, and sell quickly. The "quickly" is the critical path… at least if you want to make good money. The shorter the cycle, the better IRR. Investors like me, dedicated to this, have people scanning the market every day or agreements with funds or real estate agencies to provide them with properties. We create a team, as I explain in my course Cracking Flipping. Architects and...

1 day ago • 2 min read

Humans have been a pain in the ass in this planet for 200,000 years. When there were a few guys dreaming about putting one stone over another stone, 10,000 years ago, the world population was 4 million, and we gathered in tribes of 50 or 100 people. When a few more guys dreamed about putting a few more stones over other stones, i.e., the beginning of the Egyptian civilization or 5.000 years ago, we were around 25 million. When Jesus Christ was born and the Romans were able to build a temple,...

2 days ago • 2 min read

I’ve been receiving a few messages about flipping in the last days. How you do it? How can I start? Should I get an investor? Should I do it myself? Should I use a general contractor? Many subbies? Etc. It’s impossible to answer those cases without proper details. I normally take one hour of back and forth with any of the people I coach to get a good understanding of the situation, potential, points to improve, etc. But, I’m going to tell you some basics principles. Flipping is not for you,...

3 days ago • 3 min read

In Gurulandia, you’ve probably heard about “never give up”. Continue, continue until you make it, they say. The sunk-cost fallacy keeps people for too long in poor or hated jobs, unhappy marriages, and unpromising projects. I have often observed people struggling to salvage a doomed business or a project when they would be better advised to drop it and start a new one. Your terrible risk aversion makes you continue. Being there, in the same place, trying, without changing much is the safer...

4 days ago • 1 min read

If you like football or soccer, whatever you like to call it, you know him. No Messi, no Ronaldo… no. Florentino Pérez. I worked for him in the past… or in one of his companies. I met him a couple of times. The fact is that he seems small. Maybe serious. Maybe even shy… But the guy is simply brilliant in business. He’s building a universe worth billions of euros, runs one of the largest construction companies in the world, as well as manages the club that generates the most revenue in the...

5 days ago • 2 min read

There are people, many, who, even if they found a map showing the way out while being kidnapped, would set it on fire. This is because habits are addictive, whether they are good or bad. Winning is addictive, but so is failing. Being happy or being sad. Being friendly or spending the day bitter. Poverty and the belief that you can't escape it. The cozy couch, the 9-5, your stupid boss or boring job. Addicted. There are true junkies of misery. They are the ones who say they don't like doing...

6 days ago • 1 min read

Which guy do you think is happier, more interesting and that it’s worthy to trust? The guy that slept with 1000 women or the guy that… I don’t know… slept and hung around with Laetitia Casta? Think about it… and don’t come with the feminism bullsh*t… you know what I’m trying to say… Which guy do you prefer to be? Or put it in another words. Which guy do you prefer to be? Which guy do you think will bring better business partners and investors? The guy that got 1.000 apartments and offices all...

7 days ago • 1 min read

Money provides happiness, and Money changes people. If you disagree, you don’t understand the power of money. First, money buys time and peace of mind, which is the closest thing a human being can have to immortality. Obviously, if you're told you're going to die in two months, you're screwed, and you'd trade all your money to avoid dying (or maybe not). But if tomorrow a friend asks you to go out for lunch, and you can go without any problem because you don’t answer to anything and it...

8 days ago • 2 min read

Think about this and tell me if it’s not interesting. A study says that for the vast majority of people, it is five times more likely to adhere to the medical treatment of their pet than to their own. Five times. How do you feel about? That means that, if I told you that your child, or your mother, or your dog needed to go for a run every morning, eat chard, take the sun, have a cold shower, do 15 min meditation, and make twenty visits to properties you like before the day ends or they would...

9 days ago • 1 min read
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