Spouses Flipping Houses Review

Spouses Flipping Houses is the latest real estate investment business training released by Husband & Wife Investors, Doug & Andrea Van Soest.

Who Are Doug & Andrea Van Soest?

Doug & Andrea have been touted as a “Real Estate Power Couple” by meetup.com a popular website where business owners and entrepreneurs can form groups & get together to network.

Doug Van Soest

Doug-Van-SoestDoug Van Soest is a Southern California Native. His Linkedin profile summary reads:

I have 12 years of full time experience in Real Estate sales, loans, investment and valuation. I worked as a California Certified Residential Appraiser from 2003-2010. Since 2008, my wife and I have purchased and sold over 200 properties in Southern California and manage our in-house rental property portfolio.

He is the CEO of Freedom Real Estate Solutions, an Investment & Asset Management company since July 2007 to the present day. Freedom Real Estate is described as:

Freedom Real Estate Solutions is a Real Estate Investment company that specializes in the acquisition, renovation and sales of single family houses, condominiums, & 2-4 unit properties in Southern California. We work directly with homeowners who need to sell their homes to find a win-win solution to their problem. That may mean referring them to a Real Estate agent, or often times, buying their homes As-Is.

Andrea Van Soest

Andrea-Van-Soest1Andrea Van Soest is the VP of Freedom Real Estate solutions and manages all of the interior design work on their rehab projects. Here’s a little about Andrea:

Andrea is a graduate of Point Loma Nazarene University with a degree in Industrial Organization Psychology. She has been a licensed Realtor since 2006 and has over 8 years of experience as a Real Estate Investor. Andrea is also very passionate about design. She recently attended UC Riverside for Interior Design and has been working with homeowners and fellow investors to create beautiful spaces.

Here’s a little about Doug & Andreas back story in business:

Since getting married in 2000, we have had a burning desire to be in business for ourselves doing something that we love.  We have definitely landed on our passion in the world of Real Estate.  We love helping to solve problems for home owners and burned out landlords.

Doug is a Certified Residential Appraiser (since 2003) and Andrea is a California Licensed Realtor (since 2006). We are students of the most respected and recognized Real Estate Investing educators in California and have since been asked to speak and educate others as well.

At Southern California Home Buyers finding a solution to your problem is our number one goal! We understand the needs of today’s buyers, sellers and investors and will work together to help you reach your financial goals!

Doug & Andrea have been extremely successful house flipping experts since being in business together. Both have a natural keen for business and among their sharp wit and business prowess they’re also extremely customer centric. Customer service has always come first and foremost to them in all of their business ventures and this is reflected in their latest Podcast Business model, Spouses Flipping Houses.

Spouses Flipping Houses

SFH_LogoSpouses flipping houses was started by Doug & Andrea as a way for them to share their knowledge of the real estate world and what they’ve learned as successful investors. It’s their way of “Giving Back” to the community as all of the information they provide so far has been 100% free.

They are also getting rave reviews for their information, pod casting style and natural entertaining dynamic they both have with each other when live on the mic.

They’re a fun-loving couple that go out of their way to make sure the listener is fully engaged and entertained while also being educated on the topics they discuss on their show.


Since being released in late 2015, Spouses Flipping Houses was an immediate hit among it’s audience. With listeners coming in from all over the world Doug & Andrea quickly became a trusted source of information for Real Estate Professionals or Ambitious Entrepreneurs to find solace in information that wasn’t trying to pitch them on a sales offer.

Here are just a few of the testimonials they’ve received on their iTunes page that reflects the couples success with their audience:

“We’re a fellow husband and wife podcasting team and this duo has us smitten! Love learning more about real estate investing and can’t wait to start implement all the incredibly insightful info that we’ve learned. Keep up the great work Doug + Andrea! Your hearts and hustle have inspired us over at Marriage is Funny!” – Jessie Artigue of Marriage is Funny

“My wife and I really enjoy your podcast. We have a rental home and laughed so hard at your stories of your renters because we could relate. We are learning so much from your shows. Thank you.” – Lxa739

“Thank you guys for putting this podcast out to the world. You guys give lots of great information, are very positive and motivational. Just wish I could convince my wife to start listening so we could get away from the 9-5 and flip some houses together.”

All in all, Spouses Flipping Houses is a Hit and we at formaplus.ca are SUPER excited to see where this real estate power couple takes things in a few years. There have even been rumors of a possible TV show in the works for this couple with HGTV – now that would be REALLY exciting!

Anyways, you can catch this Podcast live on iTunes and tune in every week for a new episode from the Dynamic Duo of Doug & Andrea Van Soest.


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The Right Business Idea at the Right Time

When you think of a better future, you usually think of being able to buy everything that you need, providing for your family and being able to live in a nice house that you can afford. However, these things never come cheap and the salary that you get is almost never enough to get you all these things.

Business-CoupleThere are plenty of things that you could do to improve your financial situation – you could start flipping houses and help people that have to sell their houses fast, or put your savings into something that brings you profit. Or you could start your own business, something simple and easy, that doesn’t require too much money but brings you something extra to increase your monthly income.

Here are some cheap business ideas that you can start right from the comfort of your home, with just a little investment.

Producing Scented Candles

This business idea is one of the most beautiful, as you get to create scented candles that will improve the houses and the interior of those who buy them. This doesn’t require a big space to make them, as you will need to use a table and the stove. The materials used are inexpensive and easy to find – you will need paraffin, scents, silicone molds and wick candles. You will also need marketing-small-businesscolored pigments to color your scented candles. There are plenty of instructions online, and producing scented candles is quite easy.

There is also a wide market for selling these, and you can even create your own website with an online store for selling your own creations. It’s the best way to reach out to people and make their lives a little more beautiful.

Producing Handmade Wedding Invitations

For this kind of business there is always an open market. People get married and they need wedding invitations to send out to their guests. Offering them handmade wedding invitation is the best way to make their day memorable and also easier. For this business you will need to invest in beautiful paper, a printer, a professional cutter – this is optional, and a table.connect-business-professionals There are plenty of patterns that you can use for creating the invitations, and all you have to do is promote your business. With beautiful decorations, a beautiful writing on the invitation (you can even use hand writing, as this is even more personal) and a nice envelope, you’ll have the invitation ready to be sent.

Producing Jewelry

Women will always love wearing and buying jewelry, and men will always buy jewelry to make the women in their lives happy. This is also a good opportunity for creating jewelry that can be extremely easy. There are plenty of websites that offer sterling silver – jewelry  for earrings, bracelets and rings, and with the right crystal you can have the business-icon-1106114457right jewelry ready for sale. You can use Swarovski crystal – these are quality crystals specially made for jewelry, and combined with silver, these represent beautiful pieces that can be used by Women everywhere.

Restoring Furniture

This business idea requires more than just passion – you need to have time and a good knowledge on how to restore old pieces of furniture. Some items will require only sanding, staining and lacquering, while others will require repairs, replacing missing parts and replacing the materials used for the cushions.

There are plenty of people who choose to throw away their old furniture, even if it is beautiful and expensive, because they have nobody to repair it and restore it. You certainly have seen how expensive this kind of furniture is, so if you know how to do this, you can create a business dedicated for restoring and improving antique furniture.chart images

There are plenty of good business ideas, but you can have the one that is adequate for you – one that you are good at, one that you know how to do and one that brings you happiness. It’s true that there is also plenty of work involved, but the benefits are equally worth it.

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