Writing & House Flipping

Seven key lessons that benefit writers

Diona L. Reeves
6 min readMay 24, 2023


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Pursuing the dream of being a full-time writer is both exciting and scary. How do you begin? What advice is most useful to take you from novice status to a success story?

There are so many places to consume writing guidance, from books to Medium posts and social media content.

I’ll add one more.

Writers can learn a lot from house-flipping shows. As odd as it may sound, several themes overlap these two worlds.

Here are seven key themes from house flipping that can help build your writing career.

1—Beware the over-saturated market.

Making a profit flipping houses has been the rage for years. While the 2008 housing fiasco scared off some investors, many weathered the storm. Some even found themselves on the positive end of the latest housing boom as the COVID-19 pandemic drove prices up and inventory down.

I am not a real estate investor, but I can see how this turn of events enticed investors. The problem? Everyone wanted a piece. As more people jumped in, the availability of flippable properties declined. Now that the housing market is trending downward, the fate of investors who were late to the game is yet to be determined.



Diona L. Reeves

Thrives on being nicheless! Writes about life lessons, creativity, organization, and more.