Investor Spotlight – Joe Scurlock, Underwood & Underwood, LLC

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Joe Scurlock and Chris Underwood make up the dream team of Underwood & Underwood, LLC. Underwood & Underwood are one of our longest standing and most successful investors, having worked with Gorilla Capital since November 2014. Since then, they have purchased nearly 300 homes using our funding, with over 100 in inventory right now. Operating in 18 counties in Florida, these guys have a great impact on their communities. They consistently turn the biggest eye sore on the block into a beautiful move-in ready home. Get to know Joe a little better below!

If you could witness any past event, what would it be?
The Continental Congress debates and the signing of the Declaration of Independence

Do you have any special talents?
I enjoy water skiing

What team(s) do you root for and why?
OHIO STATE and Ohio University (my alma mater)

What app can you not live without?
Shark Agent…use it all day everyday!

What is the last book you read? How was it?
Four Agreements…Love this book

How do you recharge?
Get on the water

What’s the best vacation you’ve ever taken?

How did you get into fix and flip investing?
Was doing mortgages and when the industry took a hit seem like a natural progression

What are your professional goals for the next five years?
Keep slugging away! Increase our geographical footprint!

What’s the craziest thing you’ve come across in your work with fix & flip?

How have you felt the fix & flip market/game change since the economic recovery?
We haven’t seen too much of a massive drop as we still have a fairly large back log of properties here in Florida. Biggest change for us might be that the hedge funds have pretty much left the market for the time being.

What advice do you have for young people entering the industry?
Make sure you do your research before you buy

What kind of impact do you believe you have on your community?
HUGE…we take a serious eye sore and turn it into a fantastic property that certainly has a nice impact on the surrounding homes

Why do you choose funding from Gorilla Capital over other sources?
I knew all the principles and key personnel and understood Gorilla’s amazing work ethic

What do you like best about working with Gorilla Capital?
Extremely easy to work with! Gorilla will work just as hard as you’re willing to put in the work!