Five Day Flip
Home improvement, House/garden, Reality
With more than a decade of experience renovating homes, Cherie Barber knows that "time is money" is not just a well-worn idiom. It's the key to her business of buying outdated homes in need of cosmetic changes, beautifying them, and then reselling the newly polished properties. While other contractors accomplish a flip in weeks or even months, Cherie has figured out how to get in, get to work and get it back on the market in just five days. She and her team incorporate quick, high-impact improvements like updated kitchen backsplashes, modern mudrooms and fresh wall finishes, salvage such items as hardwood floors and light fixtures, and add cost-effective landscaping.