EP 73: How She Uses a “Velvet Hammer” to Renovate and Flip Homes with Angela Florie

Let’s face it. The construction world is still male-dominated. In order to be successful in flipping and renovating homes as a woman, you need to have grace but also have the ability to be the hammer as well. On today’s episode, we chat with Angela Florie from Long Island, New York. She talks about her journey from moving from Colombia to NYC to pursue her dreams in design. After years in advertising, she realized something was missing and after soul searching, she realized real estate is where she wanted to be.  We discuss money saving lessons she wished she knew on her first fix and flip project, why “numbers are queen,” why she loves to find properties with problems, and how she navigates a male dominated world with the use of a “velvet hammer.”

Angela Florie is originally from Bogota, Colombia. She moved to NYC to pursue her Masters at Parsons School of Design (the best design school in the world!). Over the next 10 years, she got promoted a few times, changed agencies a couple of times and traveled the country meeting clients, but in the back of her head she knew something was missing. After some soul searching, she decided to launch her own company in June of 2015 focused on renovating and flipping homes in one of the most expensive markets in the country – New York. Her company, Grand Central Real Estate, LLC has grown since 2015 and not only renovates their own projects, but is also a licensed General Contractor helping homeowners renovate their homes.

On today’s episode, we discuss a ton with Angela, including:

  • Value of coaching
  • Key lessons from 1st Flip and why “Numbers are Queen”
  • What she wished she had done on her first flip
  • Most important way to STAY ahead of schedule
  • Finding properties who have problems
  • How she navigated the construction world as a “velvet hammer”
  • Most important way to THRIVE when working together with your spouse

 

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InvestHER Community

Join us on our mission to support and empower as many women as we can to live a financially free and balanced life. We invite you to join the InvestHER Community Facebook group along with other new and experienced women real estate investors!

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