I've been gleaning flipping-related information for a long while now. Yet, it's only been recently that I decided to take the plunge in this regard. I've read/perused a conglomerate of articles, ebooks, and other materials on this subject.
I've read the whole website filliping section at Flipping Planet, only to discover at the end that it's been merged with EP. Most of the various sources I encountered contain information that converge to a number of essential guidelines. However, I normally go through more than one source to discover discrepancies among them so that I can isolate and tackle those problematic areas. The biggest one that I found out (in my opinion) was the issue of passion or interest in the subject matter. Many of the guides or ebooks emphasize the importance of interest or passion. But I seldom see this in forum posts, particularly those at FP.
The ex-moderators of FP even claim that they merely produce well-written copy without touching anything else, or what they call Perceived Value. Others claim that they complete the flipping cycle, so to speak, within a matter of weeks. The bulk of the posts I read primarily imply that flipping is all about tweaking either Perceived Value, Monetisation, SEO and/or Design. I might've forgotten a thing or two, but that's what comes to my mind at the moment.
My question is, how can a flipper be required to have a certain interest in the potential purchase when all he's hunting for is a good bargain, and all he'll be doing after buying the site is tweaking one or more of its aspects or even add perceived value only?
Sorry if my post was a lengthy one, and thanks in advance.