Keith Bynum is a name that the world has come to recognize. He’s one-half of the house flipping couple making beautiful transformations to formerly unattractive homes in Detroit. He and his partner, Evan Thomas, are doing all that they can to make sure they not only get to live their dream, but that they also help other families also live in their dream homes. The couple is a dynamic duo, and Keith Bynum is a man worth getting to know. Here’s everything you should know about his life.
1. He Lived in Denver
He moved to Detroit after spending a few hours in the city, driven by a dream. He knew that he wanted to get into the real estate business, but he felt that life in Denver was too much. He didn’t like the real estate industry there; it was expensive, challenging, and he wasn’t satisfied with the experience.
2. He Had a Woodworking Business
Let’s be clear about Keith Bynum before we go any further – he wasn’t always in the construction, decorating, and flipping business. In fact, his first venture into the business was the woodworking business he started and ran on Craigslist, making farmhouse tables for customers.
3. He Fixed His Own Home First
His initial attempt at flipping a home started with his own. He was aware that it required some renovation, so he and Evan Thomas toiled on it to produce something that pleased them. This ultimately led to buying another Rocky Mountain residence in dire need of renovation to flip. He did an impressive job on the flip.
4. He Cried Selling His First Flip
Ironicially, it was not because he was sad to see his hard work finally go. It was his sheer unhappy feeling with the couple who bought the home. He called them fussy and wealthy, and he shed tears during the closing. He knew he wanted to get into the flipping business, but he also knew he needed to do it somewhere where the clients he’d work with would be friendlier and the budgets a little more modest than in Denver. So off to Detroit it was.
5. He Opened a Business
Once he and Thomas moved to Detroit, they purchased a home that was in need of repair. After a month of renovation, they had made it into a home they were proud to call their own and eventually sold it. They then started their own business, flipping homes and running a company called Nine Furniture and Design, where they find affordable and versatile pieces to use in homes they stage. If a buyer wants, they can also purchase their homes staged with an additional $3,000 added to the price.
6. They are Very Conscious About Hiring Local
One thing that Bynum and Thomas are adamant about is hiring locally. They operate in their own neighbourhood, only working with contractors and individuals who are based in the area. They are grateful for the opportunities Detroit has offered them since they moved here, and they want to ensure they give something back to the city in return.
7. He’s Working with HGTV
It’s no secret that this network recognizes talent and capitalizes on it. This couple has been tapped to host their own show, called “Bargain Block,” which is sure to be a hit. What makes them different from other hosts on the network is that they specialize in working on starter homes. They take very modest, affordable homes in desperate need of love and give them the attention they deserve.
8. He Feels a Sense of Pride in Detroit
Bynum feels a deep sense of pride in Detroit and is delighted to be part of making it an even more respected city. He notes that the people of the city take great pride in their homes and their work, and it’s a special honor for him to be part of that, considering he had no prior experience when he decided to enter the contracting business.
9. He Does Most of the Work Himself
While he and Thomas are now in a position where they are so busy they can hire other people, they still do most of the work themselves. They handle it all from start to finish because they want to keep their costs down so that they can make a positive impact in the community.
10. He Likes to Make a Difference
Keith Bynum is a man who has a mission. His mission is to make a positive impact in the world, and he’s working on it one house at a time. He’s bringing much-needed beauty to a city, and he’s bringing a sense of progress and pride to an entire neighborhood. We don’t know him personally, but we have a feeling he’s an incredible person.
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