House Flipper Game: Free Mode - Buying Estates

When playing House Flipper, you may suddenly feel dissatisfied with quests you find in your mailbox (or even more suddenly run out of them). But the game still has a lot to offer. Its Free Mode assumes you act as a standalone flipper, not waiting for work but creating it.

Free Mode and Its Principles

House Flipper free mode is available without any special transition. Just start the game the way you usually do, enter your office, and then launch Browser instead of Mail. You’ll see a wide selection of houses for sale you can later renovate and sell to your clients. Your potential buyers can be found via your tablet, and that’s the answer why you need both devices.

As assignments in your mailbox will come to an end someday, you’ll have to switch to Free Mode even if you don’t want to… first. But then you’ll taste it and appreciate as the most creative and the most innovative part of the game, with you in control.

Buy, make neat, sell, repeat. That’s how house flipping works; the rest is details. But these details are about how you get things done.

Renovation Day

When you have earned enough money from your assignments, you can purchase some house on sale and renovate it. To make it attractive for any of potential customers, you need to do some necessary work:

  • Remove all the garbage;

  • De-infest the house. Devastated houses are full of cockroaches;

  • Clean it through, floors, walls, and windows;

  • Remap it according to what you think may sell, and rebuild the walls (if necessary);

  • Patch all the holes in the walls (there may be more of them than you expect);

  • Apply boarding, tiles or paint;

  • Install and repair if necessary all the electrical equipment, and check the sockets;

  • Get all the rooms furnished. Pay most attention to it, because furniture impacts the price of the whole building.

But this is only the basic part of it. The reconstruction may require more efforts, up to destroying walls and rearranging them to resize rooms. Anyway, if the buyer likes this house, your efforts will pay.

When planning your work, don’t remind that each bagatelle has its price, and a serious reconstruction will be expensive. Your mistakes will cost you, too. But trials and errors are a necessity, at least, for first projects.

Return to your office periodically to see how much work is complete. As you select your current project in your Browser, you’ll see the percentage of it left to do. As you think the estate is complete, you can start selling.

Auctions

When the house is prepared (at least you think so), you need to press Enter to put it on sale. The auction starts, and the buyers from your list will propose their price or tell their objections and wishes. It may seem the most important tool for the beginner, as that’s where you can realize where you went wrong and correct it the next time.

If you realize what’s wrong before the house is sold, you can cancel the auction for some minor fee, but if you repeat this practice, it will grow. SO you better do everything right immediately, or learn faster.

Don’t forget that comments by the buyers may be ironic. So you’ll know when to take them seriously and when to neglect. But you’ll learn the difference sometime later.

Tools to Use

When doing this hell of work, you won’t do with what you have on your right button. There are more tools you will have to utilize while renovating houses:

  • Real estate database. You can access it from the laptop in your office that contains all the instructions in House Flipper how to buy home.

  • Store. It’s accessible through your tablet. Press TAB to access it.

  • Buyer database. When you have purchased a house and made all the primary work, you’ll need to decide who you’re going to sell it to. That defines what you will make this building into. It’s also available through the tablet.

  • HUD. All the time you see how much money there is at your disposal. The info is in the right part of the screen.

  • Professional vision. The mini-map in the upper right corner can be upgraded, so you can see what you have missed on it. Sometimes it’s not that obvious, so a map will be of great help.

Tips

  • Mind the tips shown while you return to your office or load new locations: they tell you more about what people like.

  • If you can’t stand even virtual cockroaches, you can go to Settings and replace them with glass shards.

  • You don’t have to dispose all the old furniture. Maybe some of it will satisfy the new owner. Though you may have to purchase some new items to revamp the overall impression.

  • Train your skills. As you reach a certain score, you’ll get points that can be spent on new working tools or abilities. With better tools, you’ll complete your work in less time.

  • House Flipper game investments require no donation (as the game by itself is paid). But you’ll need to earn each dollar with your in-game success.

  • The game has rich graphics settings, so even on an old or low-budget PC, you can adjust it to get the best performance. But the better is the graphics, the easier is the job.

 

So, once you’ll run out of assignments (it’s meant to be a feature, not a bug) and enter the free mode. In fact, assignments are just an aperitif before the course, so enjoy your endless possibilities to run your own property.