Monthly Archives: April 2015

FLIPPING FOR DESIGN


HOW-TO GET TOP DOLLAR FOR YOUR INVESTMENT PROPERTY

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Savvy Real Estate Investors look to Lockwood Interiors to provide expertise and design guidance to get “top dollar” for the sale of their properties.  Who doesn’t dream of flipping a home for profit?  It looks so easy on TV – but the reality is flipping can be very difficult and stressful.

On TV, the “flippers” are experts in almost every phase of the process.  They have Real Estate knowledge, a good eye for design and floor plan modification, reliable contractors at the ready, and seemingly endless funds for their project.  The truth is, most flippers don’t have all these skills; and making a profit on each and every flip is critical.  One big mistake could mean financial ruin.

The first step to success for the flipper is acknowledging their limitations and recognizing where they need help. Then they need to put a team together to successfully accomplish their goals.  We believe that a good team absolutely includes a savvy interior designer.  A good interior designer may not know about ARV, real estate law, or tax implications, but we do know what catches the eye as well as local market design trends.  After all the goal is to sell the place, right?

One of our clients who bought a condominium in Palm Springs was struggling with how to proceed with his flip.  The property itself was very outdated and had many design challenges.  Although the client was hesitant to spend money on a designer, he also knew that spending his money wisely and making the right decisions were critical and would make or break this flip.

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Luckily, he took a leap of faith and hired us.  Lockwood interiors was there every step of the way offering advice and guidance. After construction was complete, the home was professionally staged and Voilà - the property sold in under two days at a significant profit!


This client is now a believer and here’s what he had to say:
Patricia and her team were absolutely amazing. They worked within my budget and created a design that was fresh and bright. They were creative and always available to answer any questions that I had about the project, even at odd hours. They can also work with a variety of styles and will modify their approach depending on the needs of the client. I would recommend them to anyone for any project – large or small.

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At Lockwood Interiors our goal is to help you complete the remodel and get the most bang for your buck while making your home desirable to the broadest range of potential buyers.

  • We have experience & expertise
  • We know the market & design trends
  • We know what homeowners want
  • We don’t make emotional selections – big mistake
  • We have sources for budget friendly materials and reliable contractors
  • We know how to make the home a “Wow!”
  • We know when and where to spend
  • We know how to create high impact on a low budget

Lockwood Interiors provide services that are custom-tailored to fit the requirements and goals of each project.

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Flippers looking to redesign or renovate can confidently turn to Lockwood Interiors to help simplify the process and get the job done sooner and more efficiently.  Let’s get started!

PHOTOGRAPHY: by Robert Caldwell of Robert Caldwell Photography 760.485.5212

STAGING: by Shawn Elmore of Special Effects Staging 949.295.1457

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written by Patricia Lockwood

Lockwood Interiors is an award-winning design firm in Palm Desert, California. Self-described as an Interior Designer with a twist; Patricia Lockwood passes along trade discounts and special pricing to her clients, making her services a true value. As a certified Design Psychology Coach, Patricia helps people create spaces where they feel connected to their surroundings. The team at Lockwood Interiors, with over 40 years of combined design experience, offers a concierge level of service for all of your design and remodeling needs.

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