No Nonsense Videos & VLOGs

Chris regularly posts short videos highlighting specific topics you may come across in the real estate world.  Whether you are renovating, buying, or selling, you will find something interesting here.  Most of these videos focus on renovation issues and flipping residential properties in Southwest Florida, however general market conditions and the do’s and don’ts of buying and selling homes are also discussed.  We have learned a lot over the past 10 years and if sharing our knowledge helps you have a better experience the next time you renovate, buy or sell a house… Awesome.  That is the No Nonsense way. Enjoy!

WARNING: Some of these videos contain language that may not be appropriate for children. 

Homebuyer Tip - Know a Home's Value before Ever Previewing
Published on May 18, 2017

It has been a little while since my last No Nonsense VLOG as I have been under the weather for the last month or so. So here is my newest one, which is geared towards buyers. It is no secret that in many markets home supply is low, which means time is of the essence. You need to be able to quickly preview properties & make quick decisions to avoid losing another home. I share some key tips, talk about what you should be requiring from your realtor to ensure you put your best foot forward. As always there is some strong content, as I am passionate & No Nonsense. Enjoy & let me know what you think. If you follow what I am saying, you will be successful. GOOD LUCK!!!

The Realities of House Flipping - Renovation Tip - Slider Headers
Published on Feb 27, 2017

In this realties of house flipping video I share a great No Nonsense Renovation Tip for a what would be normal boring Sliders, where I provide insight on Slider Headers, how we do them, how you can do them & different options.   They are not very expensive and provide a high-end look & feel.  When flipping houses you always want to stand out above your competition & this tip will help you do that. This tip is simple, looks great & I hope you can take advantage of it.

3 Impacts of Building Permit Delays while Renovating

Published on Feb 16, 2017
In this Realities of House Flipping Video I address a real potential issue you can encounter, which is Permit Delays. They can be a major obstacle & cause significant time delays in your project. It doesn’t even have to be a Flip, it could also just be a Renovation to your house, which will require a Permit. The Reality is you have to Pull Permits to do a job right & unfortunately you will have ZERO control on how fast the Building Department responds, building inspection schedules, etc. You are at their mercy. I share a real life example, explain the impacts & provide tips on how to avoid delays.

3 Tips on Buying New Construction Homes
Published on Feb 9, 2017

It is no secret that New Construction is on the rise throughout the country, especially in Southwest Florida.. It amazes me how many false perceptions there are on new construction & furthermore lack of buyer knowledge on how to protect themselves when attempting to buy a new construction home. Here is my newest No Nonsense Real Estate P.A.VLOG where I provide several tips & give detailed insight into how to structure new construction contracts to ensure you are 100% protected, the home actually meets your quality standards, etc. Remember New does not always = better quality then re-sales. Enjoy & let me know what you think.

The Realities of House Flipping - Kitchen Renovation Tip - Wine Bars
Published on Feb 2, 2017

In this realties of house flipping video I share a great No Nonsense Renovation Tip for a Kitchens where I discuss how we look for dead wall spaces & utilize them with our No Nonsense Real Estate P.A. Wine Bars.  They are not very expensive and provide a high-end look & feel.  When flipping houses you always want to stand out above your competition & this tip will help you do that. This tip is simple, looks great & I hope you can take advantage of it.

Realities of House Flipping - Flipping in Lehigh Acres
Published on Jan 31, 2017

In this Realities of House Flipping Video while attempting to VLOG a story of us opening the doors of a property we have had under contract for 5 years that we can now finally close on in Lehigh Acres, literally minutes after getting there there was a Police chopper in the sky & roads were being blocked off as their was a manhunt/search occurring. Ironically the last time we were at this house 5 years ago, the same exact thing happen. Flipping in Lehigh is never boring.

The Realities of House Flipping Blog - Fannie Mae REOS
Published on Jan 26, 2017

In this Realities of House Flipping Video I share a Behind the Scenes tour of a Fannie Mae Foreclosure that had Defective Drywall & was Gutted down to the Frame by a Fannie Mae Contractor. I point out all the issues we encounter when Fannie Mae Does & really provide insight into the extensiveness of taking on of these homes on to Renovate & Flip.

The Realities of House Flipping - Kitchen Renovation Tip
Published on Jan 24, 2017

In this video I share a Kitchen Renovation Tip that will could save you money during your renovation especially when other items in your renovation have cost more then you budgeted. There reality is budgets are budgets and in some cases you do not have extra cash to increase the budget or the market won’t allow it. So you need to figure out how to cut costs if other reno items have went over budget. This tip is simple, looks great & I hope you can take advantage of it.

The Realities of House Flipping - Do Not Over Pay or Over Improve
Published on Jan 10, 2017

In this video I address another real potential risk in house flipping. That risk is overpaying for a home. Sometimes flippers can get caught up in the emotions of a highest and best and end up paying more then they should. Others might pay right but will over improve. This are two major mistakes that no flipper can afford to make. I use a real example of a flipper who made both of these mistakes and is now attempting to sellt their home for $100K above real market values. The reality is that is not going to happen as nothing supports that. Unfortunately these flippers will learn the hard way. Do not make these mistakes.

The Realities of House Flipping
Published on Dec 29, 2016

In this video I address a real potential risk in house flipping. What do you do when you are 1 week out from finishing your renovation & all of a sudden your comparable active listings have price drops of $30k to $40K to $50K. You are too far along in your reno so you cannot scale back, it’s a “Oh Shit” moment right. I share real insight into an actual situation we encountered in what most believe is a “booming” market. I hope this insight helps and good luck flipping.

Flipping is Easy Right??
Published on Nov 22, 2016

In this short video I discuss some of the behind of the scenes of the day to day of house flipping. It is a lot more then what people think, it is not easy, it is extremely stressful & can be a huge pain in the ass. However if you commit to it, bust your ass & be accountable you will be successful.

Re-Flipping a No Nonsense Home that was previously Flipped for Profit
Published on Nov 17, 2016

No Nonsense Chris & his team have taken on the tasks of RE-FLIPPING a Home they previously successfully renovated & flipped 2.5 years ago. Yes you read that right, they were able to buy back the home at the right price, allowing them to further renovate in line with their newest trends.

Insight into Listings and Commissions for Buyers and Sellers
Published on Nov 1, 2016

In this video No Nonsense Chris provides insight into Listing Agreements and understanding how they are structured & furthermore what you have to do to attempt to cancel them. He also provides insight to buyers on how commissions work to educate buyers to avoid them thinking if they work directly with the listing agent they can save 3%. Nope it does not work like that. It is incredible how misinformed so many are, so we hope this video helps.