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Calculate After Repair Value

What is After Repair Value?

An after repair value (ARV) — or estimated future value — is how much a property is worth after making improvements or renovations. 

There are several ways to calculate ARV. One method is multiplying the average price per square foot of comparable properties. Another method is to look at similarities between your home and local properties that have recently sold. Some features you can examine to determine your property’s ARV include:

  • Condition: Include any upgrades, finishes, and additional features on the comparable property.
  • Age: Ideally, the property you are comparing has an age difference between five to 10 years.
  • Size: The square footage of the comparable home should be within 250 square feet of the size of your property.
  • Construction and style: You should compare the craftsmanship of the two properties.
  • Location: The comparable property should be within the same neighborhood or subdivision.

Most investors try to find at least three to six comparable properties to create an accurate estimate. After finding acceptable properties, you will average their sales price to determine the ARV of your own property.

Our proprietary Investor's Edge software gives you access to over 160 million property records to make it easy to find comparable properties in your area. Our software will also help you accurately calculate the repair value to make investing more straightforward for beginners and experts.

Find out how all this works by attending our next webinar.

Calculate After Repair Value (ARV)

What is ARV (After Repair Value) used For?

Figuring out an accurate after repair value, or ARV, on your deal is the make-or-break skill for real estate investors.

Once you have potential sellers reaching out to you, then it’s time to determine if any of those deals are worth pursuing.

An accurate ARV helps you know what you can offer on the deal and still make a profit.

Many house flippers also use ARV to estimate the future price of a home as well as buy the property for a discount and secure funding for renovations. With an ARV, many flippers can purchase properties at lower prices to alleviate some of the financial risks.

By using an ARV to estimate profits, if extra costs occur during the renovation process, it will not result in the investor losing money on their investment. 

Find out how all this works by attending our next webinar.

What is After Repair Value?

Our Unique Tools And Process For Calculating After Repair Value (ARV) To Keep You In The Good Deals and Away From The Bad Ones. Here's How:

17-Point Value Certification Course: Become a master at determining ARV (After Repair Value) with the utmost speed and accuracy. You’ll learn the exact same process that we’ve been using for over a decade to verify property values..
Two-Part Evaluation Process: With every deal, we’ll do a preliminary Desktop Evaluation. If those numbers look good, we’ll send a local, licensed real estate agent to visit the property to confirm values. If they don’t agree, we’ll send out another real estate agent! There’s absolutely no guessing or compromising on this step.
Learn From Past Members: Our Members Area includes recorded Desktop Evaluations we’ve done for past potential borrowers so you can know exactly what to expect.
Training From Our CEO: You can watch Ryan, our CEO, and flipper of over 500 deals, go through his valuing process on several different properties. Watch as he evaluates comparable properties, the neighborhood, and the overall viability of the deal.
Property Value Analysis Worksheet: We’ve already developed a great spreadsheet to help you organize your research and come to an accurate conclusion regarding your property’s After Repair Value.

Our Members Average $47,884 of Profit Per Flip.

Learn how it all works by attending our next webinar.

The Speed To Complete Your Deal

Once you’ve placed an offer, you need to get values done fast so you can move forward—or risk losing the deal.

That’s why we’re committed to getting our Desktop Evaluations back to you in two business days and our On-Site Evaluations in three.

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The Speed To Complete Your Deal

Strict Values = Less Risk

We want you to succeed and for this to change your life.

That’s why we’re conservative with valuing properties. Our typical process is to find three recently sold comparable properties and three on-market comparable listings. Then, we take the lowest one.

See how all this works by attending our next webinar.

Strict Values Equals Less Risk


When we do your Desktop Evaluation, our team member will do a screen recording of what they’re looking at and how they came up with their values.

If your deal doesn’t qualify for funding, you’ll know exactly what went wrong and how to find a better deal next time.

Join us on our next webinar to see how all of this works.

The Speed To Complete Your Deal