In other words, “50/50 Flip” doesn’t chronicle the escapades of people immune to the risks that befall average buyers.
“What we do is attainable for the average individual,” Krystal said. “Everyone has this idea you need millions up front. We show the realistic way you can do this even with a 9-to-5…. We wanted to show people we’re real — we’re not Hollywood.”
Besides demonstrating their real estate prowess, the show is designed to be instructive. Throughout the series, the Polites explain and employ their “Four F’s” for success.
“If I boiled it down, the keys would be funding, finding, fixing and flipping,” Dedric said.
Krystal’s No. 1 tip for prospective real estate entrepreneurs: Commit your resources to education before ever investing in property.
“We spent a lot of money to attend seminars and hire counselors and mentors,” Krystal said. “But once we were ready to go, we were able to hit the ground running.”
Besides compiling an impressive portfolio of rental properties, the Polites attracted thousands of social media followers by documenting their successes and failures. The Instagram account for their company, Be Polite Properties, boasts more than 40,000 followers. That avid audience is what first attracted A&E executives in 2020.