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#331: 10 Deals on a $20K Waitress Salary With Ashley Hamilton
Ten doors free and clear on a blue-collar salary—today’s guest shares exactly how she did just that! Brandon and David sit down with Ashley Hamilton, who shares the incredible story of how she went from poverty to success through real estate investing with very little help or guidance. Ashley shares her remarkable strategies for investing in a market where very few others could, how she used BiggerPockets to develop a system, and how she got the city of Detroit to offer her a deal to buy a property at $500! Ashley also shares how she buys cheap houses at auctions, how she finds banks to finance her rehabs, and how she uses keyword alerts in the BiggerPockets forums to snag deals before anyone else! And be sure to listen for Ashley’s “no milk for her cereal” strategy to overcome and succeed! If you’re looking for an incredibly inspirational story that highlights how creativity and resiliency can pay off, you want to download this today. In This Episode We Cover: How Ashley found a way to invest in a market when very few others could How she got the city of Detroit to call her and offer her a deal to buy for $500 Getting to nearly a half a million dollars in equity in a few short years How she got started investing with nothing but BiggerPockets as a guide Finding the best part of the city to invest in Why she fix her rentals up to suburb quality even in low-income neighborhoods Building a portfolio of 10 doors free and clear The way she uses the BiggerPockets forums to help her make money Landlording like a boss Giving back to your tenants And SO much more! Links from the Show BiggerPockets Forums BiggerPockets Webinar Tarl Yarber's BiggerPockets Dave Van Horn's BiggerPockets Profile Brie Schmidt's BiggerPockets Profile Joe Fairless' BiggerPockets Profile BiggerPockets Instagram Brandon's Instagram David's Instagram Rentometer Rich Dad Poor Dad Seminar GoBundance BiggerPockets Podcast 260: The Ultimate Guide to Negotiating (for the Negotiation-Averse) With Former FBI Hostage Negotiator Chris Voss
#330: How to Ditch Distractions and Get WAY More Done With Cal Newport
Incredible show alert! You don’t want to miss this one: Brandon and David sit down with bestselling author Cal Newport (who wrote So Good They Can’t Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love, Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World, and so on) to discuss just what makes high performers different than the rest. Cal shares incredible insight based on his research as a professor at Georgetown University, including how boredom can serve a very useful purpose, how to improve your focus to master your craft, and how building “career capital” can open doors to the life you’ve always wanted. Cal also shares life-changing advice on how starting the day in “monk mode” can supercharge your productivity, how to set better expectations with team members, and how to rebuild your digital life in 30 days. This episode is so good you’ll feel guilty you didn’t have to pay. Download it today! In This Episode We Cover: Cal's story Improve your focus and remove distractions to increase productivity How to combine “deep work” with “shallow work” to stay mentally energized Building career capital you can then invest to build a better life What successful people do that unsuccessful people don’t How to set better expectations with team members How to start your day in “monk mode” and be insanely productive How to give your hours a job and make time work for you How to use boredom to recharge and motivate you His thoughts on social media and how it can rob you of time Taking the information you’re learning and letting it sink in Detox and rebuild your digital life in 30 days And SO much more! Links from the Show BiggerPockets Forums BiggerPockets Webinar BiggerPockets Pro BiggerPockets Calc BiggerPockets Podcast 329: Financial Freedom Before 30 Through Just 10 Deals With Felipe Mejia BiggerPockets Podcast 327: The “Buy, Rehab, Rent, Refinance, Repeat” Method Made Simple With David Greene LinkedIn Moment App Realtor.com
#329: Financial Freedom Before 30 Through Just 10 Deals With Felipe Mejia
Financially independent before 30 years old! Today’s guest Felipe Mejia sits down with Brandon and David and shares the incredible story of how he scaled from a $3,000 mobile home to 10 units and financial independence! Felipe has created a unique system that involves multi-unit properties, short-term rentals, and leveraging others to help run his business. The result? He is currently crushing it! You don't want to miss the insanely powerful “no-why principle” he’s used relentlessly to succeed whenever he’s told no. Felipe also discusses how he leveraged the job of communicating with his Airbnb guests to buy his time back, and how he took advantage of a construction boom in his hometown to service its workers. He also talks about how he lost 30 pounds after realizing he was in the wrong profession, and how he bought a mobile home for $3,000 and then later got paid $30,000 for it! This episode is jam packed with fun, exciting content and practical advice for those looking to exit the rat race and achieve financial independence through creative strategies with real estate.
#328: How to Laser-Focus on the Wildly Important With Author Chris McChesney
If you’ve ever had an interest in turning your desire to invest in real estate into a well-oiled business machine, today’s episode is for you! Chris McChesney, bestselling author of The 4 Disciplines of Execution, shares some mind-blowing strategies recognized worldwide for their ability to help followers achieve more success! Chris shares the difference between lead and lag activities, how to use the power of leverage to move your business forward, and how staying busy isn’t always in your best interest. He also shares eye-opening insight into the way we use confirmation bias to avoid making progress, how to break major wars into smaller, winnable battles, and the secret of “tendency override.” Chris has developed an amazing system using four key strategies to improve your odds to succeed and has implemented them with companies like Coca-Cola, Comcast, The Ritz-Carlton, and more! Don’t miss this episode chock full of actionable advice for improving your life, as well as your business! In This Episode We Cover: The difference between lag and lead activities How to use the power of leverage to move your business forward How staying busy isn’t always in your best interest How to identify your most important goal The secret to losing weight—and how to apply it to real estate What most business owners do wrong How confirmation bias clouds your vision Learning the secret of “tendency override” Breaking major wars down into small battles How to keep your goals small to make sure you achieve them How to avoid giving in to self-victimization How to develop a scorecard to track your progress How to use accountability to stay on track And SO much more! Links from the Show BiggerPockets Forums BiggerPockets Webinar BiggerPockets Youtube Channel BiggerPockets Podcast 234: Tenants, Evictions, & The Dark Side of No Money Down with Ryan Murdock (Podcast) My Body Tutor My Fitness Pal BiggerPockets Instagram Brandon's Instagram David's Instagram
Today, we’re introducing the BiggerPockets Business Podcast, co-hosted by J and Carol Scott. Subscribe now using the links below; Episode 1 is up now! SUBSCRIBE ON APPLE PODCASTS (IPHONE): https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/biggerpockets-business-podcast/id1460051721 SUBSCRIBE ON GOOGLE PODCASTS (ANDROID): https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9icGJ1c2luZXNzLmxpYnN5bi5jb20vcnNz The BiggerPockets Real Estate Podcast will be back tomorrow, and we’ll be back to regular programming next week. Future episodes of BiggerPockets Business will drop on Tuesdays -- the day after the BiggerPockets Money Podcast. Oh, and go follow the BiggerPockets Business Podcast on Twitter @BPBusinessShow and Instagram @BiggerPockets!
Sneak Peek: Excerpt from “Buy, Rehab, Rent, Refinance, Repeat: The BRRRR Rental Property Investment Strategy Made Simple”
In this special half-episode, David reads from Chapter 2 of the brand-new book he’s written on the BRRRR strategy. This particular passage goes to the heart of what makes BRRRR work: buying great deals. So how do you pull that off? In this chapter, David reveals: what he looks for when targeting properties, how to practice analyzing deals so you won’t be afraid to pull the trigger, and how to find team members and align their incentives with yours. Order “Buy, Rehab, Rent, Refinance, Repeat: The BRRRR Rental Property Investment Strategy Made Simple” today at www.BiggerPockets.com/BRRRRbook. Physical copy, eBook, or audio version (read by a professional narrator) are all available. Or you can also get EVERY format if you order the Ultimate Package. That includes the exclusive eBook, “Long-Distance BRRR,” a bonus video on how to interview and hire a great contractor, and access to a live Q&A webinar with David. In the meantime, enjoy this bonus episode!
#327: The “Buy, Rehab, Rent, Refinance, Repeat” Method Made Simple With David Greene
It’s here—THE book on BRRRR! And who better to write it than the leading authority on this strategy: our co-host David Greene. In this episode, he breaks down exactly how to “Buy, Rehab, Rent, Refinance, and Repeat” your way to wealth. David reveals how BRRRR allows him to force equity, leverage the talents of others, and recycle his capital so he didn’t have to keep working 100-hour weeks as a police officer. You’ll learn about the velocity of money, the “core four” players every BRRRR investor needs on his or her team, and the way to eliminate fear by taking a cold, hard look at the numbers. David also explains how this strategy can reduce capital expenditures and how to come to the bargaining table with a cash offer that puts you in the driver’s seat. He also addresses some common objections, including the notion that it’s difficult to influence the appraised value of your rehabbed property. Plus, you won’t want to miss the "Deal Deep Dive" where David goes into detail about one of his recent real-life BRRRR deals. Whether you’re brand new to this method of investing or are looking to fine-tune your BRRRR skills, this episode will provide you with a ton of value. Still, we only cover part of what’s in David's book, so check it out on the BiggerPockets Bookstore. In This Episode We Cover: Who David is Defining and explaining BRRRR Discovering the main benefits to BRRRR How to increase your ROI Understanding what increasing the velocity of your money is Getting good at what you do How to decrease risk by building equity and pulling capital How to scale to financial freedom faster Ways to lower CapEx expenses And SO much more! Links from the Show BiggerPockets Forums BiggerPockets Webinar Dave Visaya's BiggerPockets Profile BiggerPockets Podcast 315: How to Read Human Nature to Succeed in Life with Bestselling Author Robert Greene BiggerPockets Instagram BRRR Calculator BiggerPockets Bookstore
#326: Health, (Big) Wealth, and Total Accountability With David Osborn, Pat Hiban, Tim Rhode (and Josh!)
What does true wealth mean to you? Maybe it’s having control over your time or having the means to donate part of your income to charity. Maybe it means feeling healthy enough to jump out of bed and attack the day. In today’s episode, Brandon, David, and Josh (remember him?) speak with three financially independent investors about what motivated each of them to work so hard toward their goals. Early in their careers, David Osborn, Pat Hiban, and Tim Rhode realized they shared a common goal: to steadily accumulate streams of passive—or as they call it—“horizontal” income. So they got together and made a serious commitment, vowing to hold each other accountable every step of the way—even if it meant dishing out some tough love. In this episode, you’ll learn how finding an accountability partner can change the trajectory of your career and life, and how giving time and money can not only make you feel better but also make you more wealthy. You’ll also learn how David, Pat, and Tim built dozens of streams of income by living below their means, connecting with the right people, and taking advantage of opportunities. This is a must-listen if you've ever asked the question, “Why am I working so hard, anyway?” You’ll come away from this episode motivated to hold yourself and your loved ones accountable so you can reach your goals together. Download it today! In This Episode We Cover: The background of these founders The story behind the three amigos and the founding of GoBundance The Pillars of GoBundance Having a genuine contribution Having authentic relationships Having extreme accountability Having horizontal income Having age-defying health Having bucket list adventures How to reach your financial goal Finding motivation to earn and grow more And SO much more! Links from the Show BiggerPockets Forums BiggerPockets Webinar GoBundance BiggerPockets Podcast 226: From “D-Student” to $400,000 in Annual Rental Property Cash Flow with David Osborn BiggerPockets Podcast 284: The “Miracle” Behind Becoming a Millionaire with Hal Elrod and David Osborn BiggerPockets Podcast 190: Building 61 Different Passive Streams of Income with Pat Hiban BiggerPockets Podcast 313: How to Be Happy AND Grow a Massive Business with Entrepreneur Jesse Itzler (and Josh!) 1 Life Fully Lived
#325: From Major Business Failure to Buying 20 Houses a Month With Aaron Amuchastegui
Awesome show alert! Today’s guest is so full of information you will be blown away. Aaron Amuchastegui sits down with Brandon and David and explains how he buys 20 deals a month while practicing principles of the four-hour workweek. It's an incredible story about how he built a big business with foreclosures, how he keeps his pipeline full (including how he buys deals at auctions), how he does due diligence, and how he tracks down owners of vacant properties. You won’t want to miss his advice on owning C- or D-level properties, how he uses flip profits to fund a business that acquires rentals, and—most importantly—how you can lose money in real estate even if you’re buying great deals. This episode is full of more powerful insight than we can begin to mention. Aaron is a big-time real estate investor who has gone from rags to riches, to rags to riches again. Tune in to hear him share everything he learned along the way. Download today! In This Episode We Cover: How he got into real estate investing Buying at an auction The different types of auctions How to approach and talk to cash buyers The moral aspect of real estate How to do title research A big surprise after buying a sight-unseen house Bouncing back from losing everything he built Why he thinks flipping is a job And SO much more! Links from the Show BiggerPockets Forums BiggerPockets Webinar Kiawe Outdoor Instagram Kiawe Outdoor Brandon's Instagram BiggerPockets Podcast 157: A Simple Morning Ritual to Help You Dominate Every Area of Your Life with Hal Elrod BiggerPockets Podcast 254: Tim Ferriss on Real Estate, Becoming a Top Performer and His Tribe of Mentors Auction.com GoBundance Five Hour School Week
#324: Financially Free in Less Than 5 Years Through Apartment Investing With Michael Blank
Do you want to invest in multifamily apartments but feel intimidated by the process? If so, today’s episode is for you! Brandon and David interview Michael Blank, an experienced multifamily investor/educator, who breaks down the seemingly daunting process into super simple steps. Don’t miss Michael’s advice on how to get started in the space, how “the law of the first deal” will increase your odds of success, and how multifamily investing can lead to financial independence in five years. You’ll also love learning common multifamily vocabulary, what an ideal property looks like, and how to develop relationships with potential investors. Michael also shares incredible insight into how he built his empire, as well as his top two negotiating tactics and “three levers” to successfully negotiate a multifamily deal! This is one of THE most informative shows we’ve ever done. Download it now! In This Episode We Cover: How he got started and why he recommends multifamily investing Scaling his business despite running out of of time What is “the law of the first deal” The multiple ways syndicators make money in a deal Common multifamily terms and what they mean How to improve the value of a multifamily property What an ideal deal looks like Developing pre-existing relationships with potential investors Why cash flow is so important in multifamily His top two negotiating tactics How he bought a 321-unit building, how he BRRRR-ed a multifamily building, and returned 96 percent of their investors’ capital in the process His “three levers” to negotiate in a multi family deal And SO much more! Links from the Show BiggerPockets Forums BiggerPockets Webinar BiggerPockets Podcast 066: Flips, Apartments, & Protecting Yourself From Professional Tenants with Michael Blank BiggerPockets Podcast 108: Building a $350 Million Real Estate Empire Using the 10X Rule with Grant Cardone LoopNet BiggerPockets Bookstore
#323: How to Attract Deals and Earn More Through the Magic of Networking With Travis Chappell
Would getting more deals through your network help your real estate business? Today’s guest specializes in just that! Brandon and David sit down with Travis Chappell, host of the “Build Your Network” podcast, and dive into how to create success through other people. Travis shares strategies for using his network to find deals, mastering the art of giving to increase your success, and becoming a leader in any space you are passionate about—no matter who you are! You won’t want to miss his “anchoring” negotiating strategy, his advice on the right way to reach out to mentors/influencers, and his five tips for starting off an effective working relationship! This is one of the most value-packed shows BiggerPockets has done. Download it now! In This Episode We Cover: How Travis uses his network to source deals Why he rents his primary residence The power of creating a platform like a podcast or meetup The key to successfully partnering with family Why givers are more successful How his networks really affect his net worth The reason why he's selling his real estate properties The beauty of adding value first to others His five effective tips for reaching out and connecting with anyone His “anchoring” negotiating tactic and how he used it to land a deal Why house hacking is his favorite way to get started in real estate And SO much more! Links from the Show BiggerPockets Forums BiggerPockets Webinar BiggerPockets Events BiggerPockets Podcast 314: How to Find Rockstar Contractors and Manage Like a Boss with Andresa Guidelli Build Your Network 186: The Bigger Pockets Podcast with Brandon Turner BiggerPockets Podcast 227: From Single Family Houses to $130,000,000 in Multifamily with Joe Fairless Best Ever Podcast by Joe Fairless BiggerPockets Podcast 108: Building a $350 Million Real Estate Empire Using the 10X Rule with Grant Cardone Entrepreneurs on Fire with John Lee Dumas BiggerPockets Podcast 113: Becoming a Millionaire Real Estate Investor Using The One Thing with Jay Papasan Jordan Harbinger Show Noah Kagan BiggerPockets Hard Money Lenders BiggerPockets Podcast 169: Using Hustle and Persistence to Build Wealth Through Real Estate with David Greene
#322: 3 Things Every Leader MUST Do to Scale with Ben Kinney
Today’s guest grew up poor, living in a cabin without power or running water. But now he controls millions of dollars in real estate, owns several companies, and leads one of the country’s top-producing sales teams. How did Ben Kinney pull that off? The story involves, of course, hard work and tenacity. It involves a book that shifted his mindset at just the right time. And most importantly, it involves teamwork. In this episode, Ben lays out the hiring process he used to build a real estate agent business. He talks about how he got used to rejection working as a “cable guy” and shares how YOU can find an off-market deal and start house hacking—without a lot of money out of pocket. Ben also details the seven goals that influenced his every decision and the three things every leader should do when growing his or her business. (Hint: “inspect what you expect.”) In the "Deal Deep Dive" segment, Ben tells us how he was able to buy a company for a hefty price by controlling the terms of the deal. He's a big-picture guy, who will challenge you to think differently about real estate and business. If you feel held back by tasks you don’t enjoy, listen to this show for practical tips on how to delegate more effectively. Today's episode will inspire you and help you invest more efficiently, so you can do what you love and watch your wealth grow. In This Episode We Cover: The amazing story behind how Ben got started selling homes Being recession proof Why he builds and buys businesses Using synergy to grow his RE empire What he looks for in a deal Why he likes to buy and hold instead of flip How big businessmen save on taxes What is the income triangle and how to flip it Finding great leaders as partners or employees Building an ecosystem to help find him deals Questions he asks new hires or partners to determine if they are the right ones The story about how he spent six days to find ONE hire Working only do things he enjoys And SO much more! Links from the Show BiggerPockets Forums BiggerPockets Webinar Brandon's Instagram BiggerPockets Facebook Page Pat Flynn's Podcast The Real Estate Guys BiggerPockets Podcast 315: How to Read Human Nature to Succeed in Life with Bestselling Author Robert Greene BiggerPockets Podcast 113: Becoming a Millionaire Real Estate Investor Using The One Thing with Jay Papasan David's Instagram BiggerPockets Instagram
#321.5: BONUS: Excerpt from “The Book on Negotiating Real Estate”
In this bonus episode, co-authors Carol and J Scott read from Chapter 5: Seller Motivation and Leverage. This passage reveals the exact questions the authors ask sellers, and how to “aggressively listen” for valuable information — even when making casual conversation. Plus, Carol and J do some investor/seller role-playing. Order “The Book on Negotiating Real Estate” today at www.BiggerPockets.com/NegotiatingBook; you can get a physical copy, eBook, or audio version (that one is read by professional narrators) — OR just get the Ultimate package, which includes everything, PLUS access to two live Q&A webinars with Carol and J, two bonus videos, and a Quick Reference Guide with the top negotiating tips and tricks from the book. Enjoy this sneak peek!
#321: How to Negotiate Real Estate—Expert Deal-Making Tactics with J and Carol Scott and Mark Ferguson
Would your real estate investing business benefit from better negotiating tactics? Of course it would! On today’s show, Brandon and David sit down with J and Carol Scott, as well as Mark Ferguson, co-authors of the new BiggerPockets book The Book on Negotiating Real Estate. The authors discuss several powerful negotiating strategies, plus common misconceptions about negotiating, how “winning” in negotiating doesn’t always mean the other side is losing, and how the best deals are done through building rapport (with examples of how to do just that). You won’t want to miss their tips on how to prepare for a negotiation beforehand—something that’s made them hundreds of thousands of dollars over the years—and how to negotiate with your own contractor to get the best prices possible! This episode is full of advice to help you, the investor, save money and get deals. If you want to experience better results getting what YOU want out of a deal, download this one today! In This Episode We Cover: Introducing J, Carol, and Mark Common misconceptions about negotiating How winning doesn’t always mean the other side losing The right mindset when it comes to negotiating How building rapport can get you deals Learning to shift the negotiation off of price and into something else Tips in preparing for your negotiation beforehand Negotiating with your contractor to get the best deal possible The tip that’s made them hundreds of thousands of dollars over the years How they closed on a deal using negotiating tactics to lower the price on an already great deal And SO much more! Links from the Show BiggerPockets Forums BiggerPockets Webinar Brandon's Instagram Be a Podcast Guest BiggerPockets Podcast 311: 6 Rules for Investing in Real Estate in the Coming Economic Shift with J Scott BiggerPockets Podcast 010 : Flipping Houses 101 with J Scott BiggerPockets Podcast 068: Being a Superhero House Flipper, Investor, and Team Leader with Mark Ferguson The Best Ever Conference BiggerPockets Podcast 189: 500 Deals, the $100,000 Wholesale Paycheck, & the Systems That Make it Work with Tarl Yarber
#320: Hands-On BRRRR Investing and DIY Secrets with Instagram Star Brittany Arnason
Imagine building a business around work you’d do for free. Sound pretty great? Today’s guest has done just that, and her story may change the way you think about investing. Brittany Arnason is a 26-year-old who’s converted her talent for hands-on work into a cash-flowing, 10-unit rental portfolio. In this episode, Brittany shares how she learned the business of real estate and construction as a small child, bought her first property for $25,000, and worked on it herself to save money and learn the business. She goes on to reveal her DIY secrets for adding value at minimal cost, how she applied skills she learned at her 9 to 5 to make her a more successful investor, and how she operates as a woman in a male-dominated industry. Brittany has an incredible energy, spark, and passion for real estate, and it is infectious. Don't miss how she uses creative strategies to finance her deals and the BRRRR method to fund unlimited projects. This is an episode that will leave you pumped up and ready to go get your next (or first) deal. Download it today! In This Episode We Cover: How Britt got her first rental property at the age of 18! Quitting her job as a power engineer Pros and cons of doing your own work The Lifeonaire Strategy Things that make a huge impact in a property Using personal line of credit to fund deals What is a Step Up mortgage Doing BRRRR strategy with her boyfriend Finding deals through realtors and MLS How she learned DIY skills from the internet And SO much more! Links from the Show BiggerPockets Forums BiggerPockets Webinar Brandon's Instagram David's Instagram Chip Gaines Joanna Gaines #HumboldtHouse🏡 Realtor.ca Pinterest BiggerPockets Calculator Rehab Estimator Calculator BiggerPockets Podcast 254: Tim Ferriss on Real Estate, Becoming a Top Performer and His Tribe of Mentors Gary Vaynerchuk on Finding Deals Through Social Media & Crushing It as an Entrepreneur
319: Avoid These Common Newbie Mistakes! Hard-Earned Lessons from Nathan Brooks
How does finding and closing 15 deals a month sound? Today’s guest shares exactly how his team does just that! Returning guest Nathan Brooks goes into detail about how he built a turnkey business that consistently finds and closes deals on a large scale. He also shares great info regarding how he uses the DISC profile to understand himself and his team members, his three-step process for rehabbing homes, and why he always has at least two sets of eyes on every deal. Plus, he reveals what he wishes he had done differently in the beginning and how to alternate between a “10,000-foot view” of your business and being on the front line. You also won't want to miss his discussion about mistakes newbies should avoid. Nathan is a long-time investor with a heart-felt passion for helping others succeed. If you want to grow your real estate business, be sure to check out the incredible advice and encouragement he shares in today’s episode! In This Episode We Cover: How Nathan uses the DISC profile to understand himself What he would have done different if starting his business again His three-step process for rehabbing homes Why he always uses two sets of eyes on every deal How he utilized meetups to grow his business How his team is buying 12-15 deals a month His rule for replacing anything that doesn’t have a 10-year life span Mistakes for newbies to avoid How to alternate between a big picture view and daily activities to lead to success How he handled his nightmare flip And SO much more! Links from the Show BiggerPockets Forums BiggerPockets Webinar Seth Godin BiggerPockets Podcast 313: How to Be Happy AND Grow a Massive Business with Entrepreneur Jesse Itzler (and Josh!) Tony Robbin's DISC Test How to Use the DISC Profile To Communicate Effectively in Business BiggerPockets Podcast 087: How to Thrive After The Collapse of a Real Estate Empire with Nathan Brooks BiggerPockets Podcast 260: The Ultimate Guide to Negotiating (for the Negotiation-Averse) With Former FBI Hostage Negotiator Chris Voss BiggerPockets Podcast 232: The Four Lead Sources Nathan Brooks is Using to Flip 120 Houses a Year BiggerPockets Podcast 159: How to Build a Real Estate Business That Buys 60 Deals a Year with Nathan Brooks
#318: 100 Units in the First 2 Years (Using Bank Financing!) with Collin Schwartz
Interested in buying over 100 units in two years' time? Today’s guest did just that! Collin Schwartz shares the amazing story of how he built an impressive portfolio on the foundation of direct mail and networking through meetups. You’ll learn how Collin utilized a clever twist on the BRRRR method to avoiding paying cash for properties (but still get back his down payment), how he uses balloon notes to do this, and how his highly targeted direct mail strategy led to it all being possible. Collin also shares how he runs meetups to find deals, what his criteria are for buying properties, and how he partners/leverages with others to make this incredible success possible over such a short period of time. Collin also earns income managing properties—and even leverages that business to find deals too! If you want a solid game plan that will lead to impressive growth, this is an episode you don’t want to miss! In This Episode We Cover: How Collin went from handwriting 191 letters to over 100 units in two years How he uses networking to find deals His direct mail strategy How he uses the BRRRR method and traditional financing His 50/50 partnership structure Tips for using RUBS to increase profit What criteria he looks for in properties How to run meetups to find deals Advice for using balloon notes to get into deals (and later refinancing) How to outsource paperwork and bookkeeping to others How he makes money managing his own properties And SO much more! Links from the Show BiggerPockets Forums BiggerPockets Webinar ListSource Invoice America BiggerPockets Events BiggerPockets Podcast 234: Tenants, Evictions, & The Dark Side of No Money Down with Ryan Murdock BiggerPockets Jobs Zillow Loopnet
#317: Building a $300MM Real Estate Empire from Scratch with Multifamily Investor Chad Doty
Ever dreamed of being a successful multifamily investor who owns millions of dollars in real estate while others manage your assets? Well, today’s guest is doing just that! Brandon and David sit down with Chad Doty, a one-time businessman who ditched corporate life and moved on to real estate, now owning 3,000 units! Chad shares TONS of meaty insight, including what he looks for when choosing a market, where he’s currently investing (and avoiding), and four rules of thumb for building a multifamily business. Chad gives great advice regarding overcoming high barriers to entry, getting brokers to take you seriously (even as a newbie), and adding value to properties in order to generate big profits. Plus, you DO NOT want to miss Chad’s take on finding deals others are missing, the order in which you should build your team, and how he would invest his grandmother’s last 100K! If you’re looking for an episode with so much value you’ll feel guilty you didn’t have to pay for it, download this one now! In This Episode We Cover: How Chad got into multifamily What evergreen is Two real estate myths What comes first: deal or money The market he invests in and why His success metrics The four components of any successful business Raising money to fund an apartment building Increase rent vs. decrease expenses What does his team look like managing thousands of properties Rules of thumb for communicating with property management His thoughts on the future of today's market And SO much more! Links from the Show BiggerPockets Forums BiggerPockets Webinar Real Estate Glossary Grant Cardone on Multifamily Investing and Why You Should Never Buy a House! (podcast) BiggerPockets Podcast 316: How to Become a Millionaire Through Real Estate by 26 with Graham Stephan (podcast) BiggerPockets Podcast 113: Becoming a Millionaire Real Estate Investor Using The One Thing with Jay Papasan (podcast)
#316: How to Become a Millionaire Through Real Estate by 26 with Graham Stephan
Interested in becoming a millionaire through real estate investing? Of course you are! Today’s guest did just that—by age 26! Brandon and David sit down with top-producing real estate agent and investor Graham Stephan as he spills the strategy he used to build massive wealth at such a young age. You won’t want to miss his “fortune formula," including how he adds value to the deals he buys, how he saved money to invest without missing out on life’s experiences, and how he found work he loved to do so he could work hard while still feeling like he was on vacation. Graham’s passion for real estate carried him to big success through investing, and he shares great advice for using YouTube to grow your brand. He also discusses how skipping college helped make him a millionaire and how he used his grandma to fund his first deal! Graham touches on why he feels the future of RE is in development, ways to “make, not just find,” deals in today’s market, what to watch out for with Airbnb, and how he bought a house before he even owned a credit card. DON’T miss this powerful show from someone who made the most of his 20s to set himself up for future success. Download it today! To learn more and get started with a free account, go to Stessa.com/bp In This Episode We Cover: Closing over 3 million dollars as a first deal that made him quit college The plan he took What he could've done better What it's like buying rental properties at a young age Hack on Managing properties The Subway Sandwich Story How Graham became a millionaire in real estate by 26 Why going to college would have set him back a decade The Millionaire Formula His current investments and future plans Tips on landlording And SO much more! Links from the Show BiggerPockets Forums BiggerPockets Webinar BiggerPockets Meet BiggerPockets Career Opportunities Mission Meats BiggerPockets Youtube Channel How I became a Millionaire in Real Estate by 26 (video) BiggerPockets Podcast 315: How to Read Human Nature to Succeed in Life with Bestselling Author Robert Greene David Greene's Youtube Channel
#315: How to Read Human Nature to Succeed in Life with Bestselling Author Robert Greene
Interested in learning techniques that will virtually guarantee you success, regardless of your field of interest? Of course you are! On that front, today’s show will not disappoint! Brandon and David interview bestselling author Robert Greene, whose latest book is titled The Laws of Human Nature. Robert discusses brilliant concepts regarding earning the trust of others, determining who you can trust in an interaction, and developing the super power of reading other people’s non-verbal cues. He also shares valuable insight that will help you positively impact the emotions of others around you, put yourself in a peak state of performance, and activate the power of your own emotional connection to things you are passionate about. And do not miss Robert’s advice on making sure others cannot manipulate or deceive you, or what he’s learned studying Leonardo da Vinci and others who have mastered their crafts! If you want to become the investor who gets deals first, gets the best prices on rehabs, and is less likely to be fooled in a transaction, download this episode right now! In This Episode We Cover: Robert's mentor-mentee relationship with Ryan Holiday What a mentor is looking for a mentee What are the laws of human nature Understanding human nature and why it's the most important skill Seeing through people beyond the surface Validating the good in people Flattery vs. recognizing somebody's strength The different biases and how we're governed by emotions - Conviction bias - Appearance bias - Group bias Techniques to resist these biases How to present yourself Mastery and being emotionally connected to what you do And SO much more! Links from the Show BiggerPockets Forums BiggerPockets Webinar BiggerPockets Podcast 245: Creating Wealth that Lasts Generations with Bestselling Author Ryan Holiday (Podcast) Insight Timer Brandon's Instagram David's Instagram BiggerPockets' Instagram
#314: A 3-Step Blueprint for Managing Contractors Like a Boss with Andresa Guidelli
Would your real estate business benefit from better rehab/construction knowledge or tactics? Well, that’s the focus of today’s show, where Andresa shares her story of moving from Brazil to America and crushing it in the real estate space! Andresa excels in an area many of us find extremely challenging: managing rehabs. In this episode, she pulls back the curtain and shares tips for how you can do the same. Andresa gives great advice for finding excellent contractors (and vetting them), the three things she puts in every contract, and how she makes sure she’s never ripped off. You won’t want to miss her advice on finding the perfect team, determining the scope of work for your project, and learning your market. Andresa also shares a killer tip about challenging low appraisals she’s used successfully three separate times! Andresa is able to skillfully manage several rehab projects at a time while also running a side Airbnb business and gives great guidance on how you can do the same. Download this one now! In This Episode We Cover: How Andresa got into real estate How she finds great contractors The three things she puts in her contract How she pays her contractors Her advice for finding the perfect team How she embraces what she’s good at Why you should be humble enough to partner with others How she determines her scope of work Tips for understanding your market How she challenges appraisals Her advice for Airbnb investing And SO much more! Links from the Show BiggerPockets Forums BiggerPockets Webinar Best Ever Conference BiggerPockets Events BiggerPockets Podcast 203: Finding Deals, Funding, Contractors, and Mentors with Matt and Liz Faircloth BiggerPockets Podcast 260: The Ultimate Guide to Negotiating (for the Negotiation-Averse) With Former FBI Hostage Negotiator Chris Voss
#313: How to Be Happy AND Grow a Massive Business with Entrepreneur Jesse Itzler (and Josh!)
You want to crush it in real estate investing. But you also want fun, adventure, and time for yourself and your loved ones. Can you have both? Our guest today says, “YES!” Jesse Itzler is a serial entrepreneur who’s worn a lot of hats: rapper, founder of a private jet company (sold to Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway), partner in a coconut water venture (sold to Coca-Cola), ultra-marathoner, and part-owner of the Atlanta Hawks. Jesse shares his plan for 4x-ing your productivity, what he learned from living with a Navy SEAL (and writing a book about it!), and why investors must learn to “fall in love with the process,” rather than the product. You’ll learn his trick for scheduling memorable experiences and why you should develop your own “happiness meter.” Oh, and stick around to hear Jesse’s hilarious story about performing in front of 600,000 people—and forgetting the words. This show is packed with wise counsel for anyone who is or wants to be a hard-charging entrepreneur, but also craves more balance and bliss. Download this episode, and share it with a friend or family member who would enjoy it! When you do, tag us on Twitter (@jrdorkin, @brandtonatBP, @biggerpockets) or Instagram (@jrdorkin, @beardybrandon, @biggerpockets)! In This Episode We Cover: Jesse Itzler's backstory The moment of the most happiness -41 bucks story! How to measure happiness with the "Happiness Meter" The "3-Hour Rule" What Kevin's Rule is and why you should create "moments" Advice for making the most of life Why you should think through: What do I want to be known for in the next 5 years? How to reach out to people who you aspire to meet His advice on growing multiple business A way to redefine failure The Misogi And SO much more! Links from the Show BiggerPockets Forums BiggerPockets Webinar Atlanta Hawks Marquis Jet Zico Coconut Water Jesse Jaymes - Shake It Like A White Girl (Video) Spanx The Happiness Meter by Jesse Itzler at TEDxHickory (Video) 29029 Everesting
#312: Conquering Nightmare Rehabs While Working Full-Time with BRRRR Investor James Masotti
Excited about real estate investing and looking for a blueprint to follow? Well, you’re in luck! Today’s guest James Masotti is a well-rounded investor who’s piling up properties while working a full-time job. James shares how he consistently finds deals in a competitive market (it’s not through the MLS), how he funds these deals (it’s not with his money), and how he handles the common complications every investor faces. He also gives some great advice for acquiring properties already occupied by tenants, and explains how he keeps his partner and lenders happy even when things don’t go according to plan. He offers tips on planning for CapEx and dealing with the dark side of real estate investing, too. Plus, you won't want to miss his advice when it comes to building funnels to find deals, as well as just what to look for when interviewing real estate agents. James has a straightforward, no-nonsense approaching to succeeding in today’s market and provides tons of good content for how you can do the same! Download this episode today! In This Episode We Cover: Jame's entrance into real estate investing while having a professional career Cash reserves and how he plans for CapEx How he finds and funds deals Dealing with tenant evictions Finding the lender you need What a debt cover ratio is Why he continuously builds funnels How to handle when things go wrong Analyzing and overcoming the dark side of real estate investing! And SO much more! Links from the Show BiggerPockets Forums BiggerPockets Webinar Be a Guest on the Podcast Biggerpockets Investor Deal Diaries BiggerPockets Meetup and Events BiggerPockets Marketplace BiggerPockets Podcast 308: From 0 to 400 Units in 3.5 Years with Sterling White BiggerPockets Podcast 297: Mastering the Decision-Making Process with Business (and World Series of Poker) Champion Annie Duke The Blitzkrieg Rent Collection Plan for Landlords (Blog) What is CapEx in Multifamily Real Estate Investing (Blog) Biggerpockets Bookstore
#311: 6 Rules for Investing in Real Estate in the Coming Economic Shift with J Scott
Are you a real estate investor concerned with the potential of a shifting economy? These concerns are understandable, and today’s guest has some great techniques for both protecting your money and taking advantage of deals in any market! J Scott, author of The Book on Flipping Houses and How to Estimate Rehab Costs shares his valuable insight when it comes to predicting market changes, adapting to shifting markets, and changing your strategy to adapt to a changing economy! Don’t miss Jay’s 6 rules for flipping houses, what exact economic indicators he looks for to predict an upcoming recession, and his 6 rules for preparing for an economic recession. J is one of the most respected minds in the real estate game, and today’s show is jam packed with the wisdom, advice, and knowledge you need to position yourself where you want to be in a shifted market to make big gains in your portfolio! In This Episode We Cover: J. Scott's story on how he got into flipping houses How his business evolved over the past 10 years Market cycles and market indicators to look for Why unemployment is an indicator The "yield curve" The Buffet indicator His 6 rules for investing in this market: Be certain of your numbers Stay away from long rehabs Have a backup strategy Avoid thin deals Keep clear of leverage at all cost Stay away from the high end vacation rentals 6 ways to prepare for any market: Hoard cash Open as many credit lines as possible Build credit Figure the "worst case drop" Restructure short-term debt Don't chase your losses And SO much more! Links from the Show BiggerPockets Forums BiggerPockets Webinar Biggerpockets Investor Deal Diaries BiggerPockets Podcast 063: Automating Your Investing, Long Distance Rehabs and Spec Building with J Scott BiggerPockets Podcast 010 : Flipping Houses 101 with J Scott BiggerPockets Podcast 299: HGTV Star Ken Corsini on Flipping, Rehabbing, & Building Homes Like a Pro! Auction.com BiggerPockets Calculators How to Buy Real Estate & Build Your Portfolio Fast! ("The Stack!")
#310: A Straightforward, Repeatable Path to Early Retirement with Jennifer Bayless
Looking to find financial independence through real estate but don’t want to be responsible for a portfolio of 100 homes? Well, that’s exactly what today’s guest is doing! Jenny Bayless is a real estate investor in Colorado who is using long-distance investing principles to systematically build a portfolio of cash flowing properties using the BRRRR method! Jenny is absolutely crushing it by “making” deals in today’s tough market and shares what she looks for that other investors miss. Learn her system for targeting fixer-upper properties, how she estimates rehab costs, and the method her real estate agent uses to send her videos of potential properties so she doesn’t have to drive hours to see them. Jenny also shares how she uses hard money to buy “cash,” how she found a rockstar agent, and how she backed into an “accidental BRRRR” that led to future success! Today’s episode is equal parts inspirational and practical with TONS of actionable advice. If you want to retire early with real estate but don’t want the headache of managing 100 homes, don’t miss this show! In This Episode We Cover: Long-distance principles Jenny uses to invest near her market How Jenny uses the BRRRR strategy to systematically grow her portfolio Ways to chase financial freedom without a monstrous portfolio How she has an agent do her due diligence for her The strategy she uses to "make" deals in a today’s tough market Her opinion on how to use turnkey properties to get started investing Ways to start with fixer-upper properties to get great deals in a hot market How she uses hard money to buy “cash” deals How she estimates rehab costs before writing offers, Her “accidental” BRRRR story How she’s pursuing financial independence with only 10 homes! And SO much more! Links from the Show BiggerPockets Forums BiggerPockets Webinar Biggerpockets' Instagram Brandon's Instagram BiggerPockets BRRRR Guide How BRRRR Increases Your ROI (And Why You Should Be Using It) BiggerPockets Calculators BiggerPockets Bookstore Quickbooks Online Cozy Property Manager Buildium Property Manager Appfolio Property Management Software
#309: Closing 75 Deals Your First Year by Simply Modeling Others with Steven Pesavento
Have you ever considered flipping houses for cash but aren’t sure where to start? If so, today’s episode is perfect for you! Brandon and David interview Steven Pesavento, a long distance flipper who’s doing 75 deals a year. Steven shares several of his tips for success, including just what he does to keep his pipeline full of deals, how he follows up with qualified leads, and the strategy he used to get good at closing deals working for someone else! You’ll love Steven's system for choosing the best market to flip in, how he systematically ramped up his business, and how he built a team from the ground up (including each team member’s job title and description)! This episode is chock full of specific, actionable advice that will apply to newbies and experienced pros alike. Download and listen today! How he finds his deals, where he is consistent and wins the long game, how he flips 75 houses a year, when to grit and when to quit, how to know when it's time to ramp up your business, how to build and scale your business, the order in which you should hire, what makes up an all-star team, why repetitions are so important, and what to look for in a partner to help grow your business. We’ve created a turnkey real estate guide just for Bigger Pockets podcast listeners! This easy, downloadable guide will give you everything you need to know about real estate investing. Visit Memphis Invest today. In This Episode We Cover: Steven's background and how he got into real estate Learning through modeling successful investors The very first deal (which was not that great) How he set his goals Knowing the right time to get serious Direct mail and other marketing methods that worked for him Partnering with great people From zero to 75 deals within two years Raising money from private investors Renting his personal home on Airbnb to pay the bills Living frugally to get the business running Not taking a paycheck until year two so he could invest in people and growth And SO much more! Links from the Show BiggerPockets Gift BiggerPockets Forums BiggerPockets Webinar BiggerPockets Jobs Tony Robbins' Website BiggerPockets Podcast BiggerPockets Podcast 307: The Science Behind Setting and Achieving Big Goals BiggerPockets Hard Money Lenders Tony Robbin's Events Amazon
#308: From 0 to 400 Units in 3.5 Years with Sterling White
Would your life be positively impacted by owning over 400 rental units? What if you could get there in under four years? On today’s show, we interview BiggerPockets contributor Sterling White, who has managed to do just that! Sterling shares how he started his entrepreneurial journey selling Pokemon cards and eventually worked his way up to owning over 150 single family properties (and several multifamilies as well). He also shares how he finds 90-100% of his properties OFF MARKET using a five-step system for finding and closing on them (so simple anyone can do it), as well as the script he uses when speaking directly to sellers. You don't want to miss his powerful secret for building rapport with potential leads (by sending a specific puzzle to them in the mail) and how he raises money to close on these properties. If you want to scale your business and want the blueprint for how to do it, don’t miss this powerful episode! In This Episode We Cover: How Sterling got into real estate, working for free just to learn Negotiating equity: What is it? Why you possibly shouldn’t go the wholesaling route The benefit of focusing on your strengths How to work with your family and friends and branching out from there How he finds deals—cold calls mixed with direct mail Why he sends Rubik’s cubes to prospects Tips for creating a network of investors by building a funnel What his team looks like And SO much more! Links from the Show: BiggerPockets Forums BiggerPockets Calculators BiggerPockets Events Mentor Better Business Bureau BiggerPockets Blog BiggerPockets Facebook Profile BiggerPockets Podcast 061: How to Succeed in Multifamily Investing – A Unique Conversation with Josh, Brandon, and Ben BiggerPockets Podcast 170: The Journey From Flipping Houses to Owning 1,470 Units with Andrew Cushman BiggerPockets Youtube Channel Upwork Fiverr ListSource Brandon’s Instagram David’s Instagram
#307: The Science Behind Setting and Achieving Big Goals
Raise your hand if this describes you: You start working toward a new goal with excitement… only to watch it eventually fizzle out to nothing? If you’re human, it’s likely you’ve experienced this phenomenon. Why is it some goals are just so hard to accomplish, where others we seem to accomplish with ease? On today’s episode of The BiggerPockets Podcast, that’s exactly what you’ll discover. Diving deep into psychological research on goals, motivation, and time management, Brandon and David will pull back the curtain on how people set and accomplish big goals and give you a “GPS” toward changing your life forever. If there is one episode you listen to all year… let it be this one! In This Episode We Cover: The real estate G.P.S. system GOAL Specific Difficult Feedback Commitment Training your reticular activating system Make sub goals Reward yourself for small wins PLAN Why humans need processes and steps Lead measures vs. leg measures Learn the L.A.P.S. system on finding deals Keystone habits SCHEDULE Schedule meet-ups Set the behavior, time, and location ACCOUNTABILITY Why you may want to join a group that meets weekly with clear structure And SO much more! Links from the Show GoBundance BiggerPockets Podcast 226: From “D-Student” to $400,000 in Annual Rental Property Cash Flow with David Osborn BiggerPockets Calculators Realtor.com James Clear BiggerPockets Events Goals Research Summary (Graphs) Brandon's Blog Posts StickK App
#306: How to Go From a Few Units to Over 1,000 with Monick Halm
Are you looking to take your investing from casual to serious someday? Have you ever thought about what it would take to own thousands of units without having real estate run your life? Well, you’re in luck! On today’s show, we interview Monick Halm. Monick’s story will blow you away as she shares how she went from house hacking a duplex in L.A. to owning over one thousand units! Monick’s super simple system for finding others to partner with and invest in her deals has allowed her to scale without creating an overwhelming amount of work for herself. You’ll be amazed at Monick’s super simple formula for using the “three Cs” to find partners, her tips for raising private money naturally, and the effortless way she scales her investing. Do NOT miss her seven step criteria for choosing a new market and how to evaluate an area to find where it is in the market cycle (including which point you want to jump in at). Monick’s story is creative, encouraging, and inspiring to investors of all levels. Don’t miss out on this show filled with practical advice today! In This Episode We Cover: How Monick bought at worst time to get into real estate How she partnered on her first house with a friend and each lived in one side (unique and creative house hacking technique) How she met Robert Helms of the Real Estate Radio podcast and it changed her thinking Her “Three C” system for evaluating potential partners to work with: Character Commitment Capacity Her 7 criteria for choosing a market to invest in: Population growth Job growth Diversified economy Landlord friendly Business friendly In the right part of the market cycle (rising market) Familiarity How she ramped up her business by getting into syndication Why finding “business friendly” markets will help ensure you have a healthy tenant pool The four stages to a market cycle (and which one you want to look for when deciding when to jump in) How she developed land to create an awesome RV park to satisfy a market with massive rental demand And SO much more! Links from the Show BiggerPockets Forums Become a Guest at the BiggerPockets Podcast The Real Estate Guys Radio Flip or Flop (TV Series) Secrets of Successful Syndication
#305: Financial Independence in Your 30s Through Just 5 Investment Properties with Brad Dantonio
Are you interested in retiring early with real estate but don’t want to manage hundreds of properties to do so? Today’s guest has managed to travel to 54 countries in the last three years after retiring in his 30s by owning just FIVE properties. Brad Dantonio shares exactly how he reached financial independence at such a young age by focusing on three unique skill sets (and how you can, too). In this episode, you’ll learn how Brad has created “time wealth,” how he tracks every expense he has, and how he achieved the equivalent of a four-year degree while sitting in Houston traffic! Brad also gives us the three tips he shares with young people (including how to take your journaling to a whole new level), how he forever changed his relationship to fear, and how learning the art of delaying gratification at a young age gave him an advantage over his competition for life! Brad has a fantastic story of overcoming adversity as a young child and using his setbacks as fuel to create the system he used to retire early and live the life of his dreams. If you want to use real estate to live your best life, this is an episode you don’t want to miss! In This Episode We Cover: How Brad got into real estate How he increased his income every year for 13 years because he was fanatical about self-development How journaling impacted his life The story of him selling his software to make money and using it to to buy houses How he ended up self studying about negotiation and sales His offensive and defensive techniques on living less and earning more The value of tracking expenses Why he thinks he's wealthier than billionaires through the concept of time wealth And SO much more! Links from the Show BiggerPockets Forums BiggerPockets Meetup and Events BiggerPockets Webinars My Fitness Pal My Body Tutor Toshl How Does it Feel to be Rich? (Blog) BiggerPockets Store MBA562 Guest Teacher: Brandon Turner- How to (Finally) Write a Wicked-Awesome Book in 100 Days or Less (Podcast Episode) A Simple 4-Step Process for Writing Your First Book in 100 Days (Blog) Connect with BiggerPockets Publishing SalesForce Amazon
#304: Using Incredible Strength of Mindset to Succeed Despite Overwhelming Obstacles With Nick Santonastasso
If you’re looking to have your mind completely blown and walk away feeling like you can and WILL do anything, this show is for you! Today’s guest is inspirational figure, fitness model, and Vine sensation Nick Santonastasso. Nick shares his personal story and holds nothing back, describing how he’s overcome the difficulties of being born with Hanhart syndrome and the incredible mindset he’s developed along the way that led to him meeting Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, becoming an online viral sensation (and scaring a character from The Walking Dead as a zombie), climbing a mountain despite the absence of three limbs, and more! Nick shares tons of actionable steps for overpowering fear, overcoming and adapting to any environment, harnessing the power of gratitude, and more than we can list here! If you’ve ever been stuck in a personal rut and want to find a way to establish a mindset that ALL real estate investors should be adopting, listen to this episode and share it with someone you love! Links from the Show BiggerPockets Forums BiggerPockets Webinars David’s Instagram Brandon’s Instagram BiggerPocket's Instagram
#303: Ouch! Brandon & David's 10 Biggest Investing Mistakes (& How to Avoid Them)
Are you a little tired of hearing about all the “successes” of real estate investors and wondering how realistic this is in the real world? Well, on today’s show, Brandon and David share the 10 biggest mistakes they’ve made in their investing careers—warts and all! Let’s be honest—real estate isn’t all sunshines and rainbows. Mistakes happen! In this episode, we cover WHY investors often sabotage their own success and what can be done to overcome this! You’ll learn how to avoid massaging your numbers to force a bad deal through, how to guard against getting ripped off by contractors, how to hire the RIGHT team members to help you succeed, and how to fire the wrong ones! We also cover the high cost of analysis paralysis and how to move past it, how to choose the right market for yourself, and the mistake that cost David $5,000—simply because he didn’t understand how inspection periods work in different states. If you want to see the real story behind real estate investing, including the stuff that often isn’t talked about, don’t miss your chance for some authentic, honest transparency from two experienced investors! Links from the Show BiggerPockets Forums BiggerPockets Webinars BiggerPockets Podcast BiggerPockets Contractors BiggerPockets Loans BiggerPockets Analysis Tools Biggerpockets File Place How to Buy Real Estate & Build Your Portfolio Fast! ("The Stack!")
#302: Making $100k/Deal Using Other People's Money, Time & Experience with Cory Nemoto
Ever had an interest in house flipping but felt you needed help getting started? Today’s show covers that exact topic! Cory Nemoto is an extremely humble but successful house flipper in Hawaii who is CRUSHING the game. On today’s show, Cory shares his personal strategies for keeping his pipeline full of great deals, what strategies he uses to make a MINIMUM of 100k on each deal, how he partners with new investors to make everyone money, and his brilliant strategies for building relationships with those most likely to build his business. You do not want to miss Cory’s unique strategy for using “Dequity” that he uses to get deals brought to him before anyone else! Cory has been so successful flipping houses in Hawaii that he’s moved his system to Seattle where he’s crushing it there too-all using very simple strategies built on relationships and creating win-win scenarios. If you’re looking for a can’t-miss strategy to build a profitable house flipping business, this is one you don’t want to miss! Links from the Show BiggerPockets Forums BiggerPockets Webinars BiggerPockets Events BiggerPockets Podcast 189: 500 Deals, the $100,000 Wholesale Paycheck, & the Systems That Make it Work with Tarl Yarber
#301: The Incredible Power of Long-Distance BRRRR Investing with Alex Felice
Looking to get started investing but don’t have millions of dollars and notice there’s not a lot of opportunity in your market? Well, this is the episode for you! Today’s guest is a long-distance investor who uses the BRRRR strategy to buy fixer-upper properties in other states, then refinances to use the money to buy more deals! Alex Felice shares his valuable insights on his criteria for analyzing deals, how he builds his out of state team, and why he’ll never look at a property in person! You won’t want to miss Alex’s strategies for overcoming the fear of investing long distance, as well as his plan for living broke on purpose and how he combines long-distance investing with the BRRRR method to build a portfolio that scales! Alex is a high-energy individual who is passionate about taking action and building the future he wants. Don’t miss your chance to learn from what he’s accomplished, and start making progress building your own portfolio now! Links from the Show BiggerPockets Forums BiggerPockets Landlord Forms Zillow Trulia How I Analyzed a Deal in 5 Minutes (& Bought it Before Anyone Else Could) (blog) The Secret to Unlocking Bank Financing The highest return on investment you can make - Best Investment Books (blog)
#300: How to Invest in Real Estate—The Ultimate Show for Getting Started with Josh Dorkin, Brandon Turner, and 11 Rockstar Investors
What is the best way to get started investing in real estate? The problem with this question is that there are SO many different pieces of advice. That’s why we’re excited to bring you one of the most unique episodes of the BiggerPockets Podcast we’ve ever had. In this episode, Josh Dorkin is back—and he and Brandon deliver a series of interviews with some of the past guests from the BiggerPockets Podcast, including David Greene, Kenyon Meadows, Andrew Cushman, Arianne Lemire, Darren Sager, Ryan Murdock, Tim Shiner, Anson Young, Zeona McIntyre, and Ben Leybovich. Links from the Show BiggerPockets Forums BiggerPockets Store BiggerPockets Webinar BiggerPockets Events BiggerPockets Money Podcast
#299.5: No Money Investing – Four Techniques with Brandon Turner and David Greene
Would you like to invest in real estate but lack the capital? In this powerful episode of The BiggerPockets Podcast, Brandon and David dive deep into the topic to cover four unique strategies for building a real estate empire using other people’s money. In addition, you’ll learn why creative finance is SO important (even for experienced investors,) why equity is far more important than a down payment, and how to combine multiple strategies into one magnificent deal! This is an episode where you may learn more about real estate investing than you have in the last year, so don’t miss your chance for a content packed, highly valuable episode with Brandon and David sharing the tips THEY’VE USED to build real estate wealth themselves! Links from the Show BiggerPockets Forums BiggerPockets Podcast 264: Gary Vaynerchuk on Finding Deals Through Social Media & Crushing It as an Entrepreneur BiggerPockets Store BiggerPockets Hard Money Lenders BiggerPockets Money Podcast Scott Trench's BiggerPockets Profile Mindy Jensen's BiggerPockets Profile GoBundance Pinterest
#299: HGTV Star Ken Corsini on Flipping, Rehabbing, & Building Homes Like a Pro!
Ever wonder about the REAL story behind the house flipping tv shows? On today’s show, we interview Ken Corsini, star of HGTV’s Flip or Flop Atlanta! Ken pulls back the curtain and shares fantastic insight and knowledge into several areas of real estate investing, from house flipping to new construction to owning a real estate brokerage! In this episode, we cover Ken’s methods for finding deals in hot markets, how to recognize general contractor “price creep” (and what to do about it), and how to craft multiple exit strategies that will serve you in any market. Ken also shares some fantastic insight regarding his technique for staying flexible to protect himself from market downturns that you do NOT want to miss (if you value keeping money over losing it)! Links from the Show BiggerPockets Forums The Office (TV series) BiggerPockets' Calculators BiggerPockets' Rehab Estimator Calculator Turn-Key Property Investing: An Interview with Ken Corsini How to Buy Your First Home or Investment Property with No Down Payment (Carleton Sheets)
#298: Thriving in Multifamily Investing (Even in a Hot Market) with Michael Becker
Interested in building giant wealth through multifamily real estate investing? Well, on today’s show, we interview someone who already has. Michael Becker is an experienced multifamily investor who’s mastered the genre and simplified the process for being successful! Michael shares what every new investor needs to know about avoiding the biggest mistakes in multifamily, how to invest no matter the market or how hot it is, four problems to watch out for that led to the last recession, and a lot more! You DO NOT want to miss the deep dive where Michael shares how he and his partners made $10M in profit using a combination of BRRRR, syndication techniques, private money, and prudent decision-making. If you’ve ever thought about moving into multifamily investing at some point, don’t miss this show! Links from the Show BiggerPockets Forums Brandon's Twitter Profile Brandon's Instagram BiggerPockets Podcast 170: The Journey From Flipping Houses to Owning 1,470 Units with Andrew Cushman BiggerPockets Podcast 279: How to Find Overlooked Opportunities in a Hot Market with Andrew Cushman
#297: Mastering the Decision-Making Process with Business (and World Series of Poker) Champion Annie Duke
In today’s epic show, we interview World Series of Poker bracelet champion Annie Duke. Annie is a nationally sought-after speaker who combines her mastery of poker with a study of the cognitive sciences in a truly unique and brilliant way. In this show, you’ll have your mind blown by Annie’s insights regarding following conventional wisdom (even if it doesn’t make sense), focusing too much on the results (and not enough on the right choice), and accepting a level of uncertainty to gain a HUGE advantage over your competition. Annie’s theories on “thinking in bets” are designed to help others navigate a world where we can’t be certain of an outcome, but still come out on top over time. This is an absolute can’t-miss episode for those looking for strategies to overcome apprehension, fear, or uncertainty. Be sure to listen to this incredibly brilliant and powerful interview—and get the tools to take your next steps today! Links from the Show BiggerPockets Forums Rounders BiggerPockets Podcast 074: Buying My First Investment Property- A Newbie Podcast with Jordan, Jacob and Jeromie Jordan Thibodeau's Author Profile Scott's Instagram David's Instagram BiggerPockets Podcast 157: A Simple Morning Ritual to Help You Dominate Every Area of Your Life with Hal Elrod
#296: From Farm Boy Beginnings to $15M in Real Estate Holdings with Rock Thomas
What does it take to truly find financial independence? Money? Deals? Mentors? Or could it be something else entirely… something intangible? In this episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we sit down with Rock Thomas, a real estate investor and agent who shows others the simple mindset shifts needed to achieve financial freedom. In other words, it’s time to work on YOUR “money blueprint.” Through Rock’s story, you’ll learn the most important skills any individual needs to achieve in any field, the best way to find and attract mentors who can teach you the path, how to change your “operating system” to one that is far more successful, and so much more. With powerful stories, humor, and insight, Rock’s story is one you won’t want to miss! Links from the Show BiggerPockets Forums BiggerPockets Webinar GoBundance How to Change the Way You See Yourself | Rock Thomas | Goalcast BiggerPockets Podcast 250: Grant Cardone on Multifamily Investing and Why You Should Never Buy a House! BiggerPockets Podcast 108: Building a $350 Million Real Estate Empire Using the 10X Rule with Grant Cardone BiggerPockets Podcast 226: From “D-Student” to $400,000 in Annual Rental Property Cash Flow with David Osborn
#295: Using the Web to Land 8-12 Deals a Month with Melissa Johnson
Are you interested in learning how to flip 8-12 houses a month at $30k a pop? Well, this episode may be just what you’ve been looking for! On today’s show, we interview Melissa Johnson—house flipper extraordinaire and owner of the company Lead Propeller, a service that provides websites to help motivated sellers find real estate investors. Melissa provides some incredible information regarding how they find motivated sellers, how they negotiate deals, how they sync up with the best contractors! You won’t want to miss the three things your website NEEDS to generate seller leads, as well as the exact process to estimate rehab costs! Melissa and her husband Danny run the podcast Flip Junkie, and in this episode, they pull back the curtain to reveal the secrets to their business. Don’t miss out on your chance to learn from a seasoned pro! Links from the Show BiggerPockets Forums BiggerPockets Webinar Mission Meats BiggerPockets Perks BiggerPockets Podcast 144: Getting Out of Your Comfort Zone and Kicking Butt at Real Estate with Danny Johnson BiggerPockets Podcast 018 : Flipping, Marketing, and Wholesaling with Danny Johnson Episode 2: Is Wholesaling Illegal? w/Brandon Turner (FlippingJunkie Podcast) Skitch BiggerPockets Rehab Estimator Calculator BiggerPockets Podcast 157: A Simple Morning Ritual to Help You Dominate Every Area of Your Life with Hal Elrod BiggerPockets Podcast 284: The “Miracle” Behind Becoming a Millionaire with Hal Elrod and David Osborn LeadPropeller
#294: Meet Property Management Extraordinaire, RE Investor & Hotel Owner Jesse McCue
Are you happy with the current state of your real estate business? If you’re like most people, the answer is no. On today’s show, we interview property management superstar Jesse McCue and dig deep into how he’s became Maine’s top property manager as well as a successful RE investor along the way. Jesse shares how he formed a partnership with a successful business to become an owner of the company, as well as how he bought a 67-unit hotel off of a tip from his electrician for half of its appraised value! You’ll be amazed as he describes a strategy that is “better than BRRRR”—and most importantly, the number one question you need to ask a property manager to find out if they are the right choice for you. If you want to learn how to put fundamental business skills to work in your investment business, this is a show you do not want to miss! Links from the Show BiggerPockets Forums BiggerPockets Webinar BiggerPockets Podcast 234: Tenants, Evictions, & The Dark Side of No Money Down with Ryan Murdock The Surprisingly Simple Reason Why You Feel Stressed (Blog) Rent Manager Property Management Software Buildium AppFolio
#293: How to Retire Early With Real Estate & Do What Matters More with Chad Carson
Have you ever thought about retiring early, traveling, and living your best life now? On today’s show, we interview Chad Carson, author of the new BiggerPockets Publishing book Retire Early With Real Estate. Today Chad shares how he and his partner were able to accumulate 90 units and live purely off the money generated by their portfolio! In this episode, learn how Chad got started and the steps he took to elevate his business and which strategies he used to make $120,000 on one flip! Chad’s story covers the gamut of flipping, wholesaling, buy-and-hold, and more. If you want to know what it looks like to retire early with real estate (including what you may be doing wrong right now, and how to change that), this is an episode you definitely want to download now! Links from the Show BiggerPockets Forums BiggerPockets Webinar BiggerPockets Podcast 084: Getting Started with Creative Finance and Designing Your Ideal Lifestyle With Chad Carson BiggerPockets Podcast 141: 7 Ways to Find Incredible Real Estate Deals with Chad Carson BiggerPockets Store BiggerPockets Money Podcast The Shockingly Simple Math Behind Early Retirement - Mr. Money Mustache
#292: 200+ Deals in the First Four Years with Ryan Pineda
Can you really create a massive real estate empire in a short time when starting with almost nothing? In today’s episode, you’ll not only discover that it’s possible, but you’ll see exactly how it was done. We sit down with Ryan Pineda, a former baseball player who got his start with just $10k while doing deals from the dugout. Ryan shares with us the exact strategies he’s using to more than double the number of deals he’s doing each year—and how he’s done that for the past four years. You’ll learn how he’s finding enough leads to flip 10 deals a month, how he’s able to buy long-distance, how he’s leveraging others so he can get more done, and much more. Links from the Show BiggerPockets Forums BiggerPockets Webinar BiggerPockets Events BiggerPockets Podcast 264: Gary Vaynerchuk on Finding Deals Through Social Media & Crushing It as an Entrepreneur
#291: How to Build a Business That Helps Find Deals Before Anyone Else with Neal Collins
Are you struggling with finding deals in today’s market, where the best properties go fast? On today’s show, we interview Neal Collins, an investor in the red hot Portland Oregon who has figured out a way to find deals before anyone else even sees them! Neal shares the brilliant strategy he’s created to build a world where the best deals find him. In this show, you’ll learn how Neal was able to find a 4-plex to house hacked—and how he made an additional $8-10k a month, as well as how he built a property management company and real estate brokerage (hint: he created an army of deal finders that get paid to make him money and find him deals) where he does none of the work but reaps all of the profits, and his brilliant, simple strategy for raising private money than anyone can replicate (he really hits the nail on the head with this one). If you’re looking for a solid, profitable, and step-by-step process to make money and build wealth with real estate, you won’t want to miss how Neal did just that! Links from the Show BiggerPockets Forums BiggerPockets Webinar Brandon's Instagram David's Instagram GoBundance Airbnb Properly (App) BiggerPockets Youtube Channel Be a Guest on the Podcast
#290: 7 Paths to Financial Independence with Brandon & David PLUS Josh Dorkin Tells Us Where He’s Been!
Are you ready to get really excited about the life possible through real estate? This show will go down in BP history as one of the foundational episodes: Brandon Turner and David Greene dive deep into seven unique and powerful strategies for building a real estate business that can fill your life with cash—not work. You’ll love the humor, the stories, the lessons, and the tips throughout! This episode is one you’ll come back to time and time again. Plus — as an added bonus — Josh Dorkin comes back to the BiggerPockets Podcast to explain where he’s been and what the future of the BiggerPockets Podcast will look like! Don’t miss a moment of this powerful show! Links from the Show BiggerPockets Forums BiggerPockets Webinar BiggerPockets Podcast 014 : Cash Flow, Creative Finance, and Life with Ben Leybovich BiggerPockets Podcast 279: How to Find Overlooked Opportunities in a Hot Market with Andrew Cushman BiggerPockets Podcast 226: From “D-Student” to $400,000 in Annual Rental Property Cash Flow with David Osborn BiggerPockets Podcast 113: Becoming a Millionaire Real Estate Investor Using The One Thing with Jay Papasan BiggerPockets Podcast 048: Duplex Investing, Finding Great Properties, and Tips for Managing Tenants with Darren Sager BiggerPockets Podcast 234: Tenants, Evictions, & The Dark Side of No Money Down with Ryan Murdock Why I chose a mobile home park - Brandon turner How to Build Your Real Estate Portfolio Faster Using “The Stack” (blog) BiggerPockets Money Podcast BiggerPockets Podcast 283: 18 Houses in the First 18 Months with Paul Thompson
#289: Using Other People's Money to Build Your Real Estate Empire with Matt Faircloth
Building a real estate business can be one of the best ways to achieve financial freedom. The problem for most, however, is money: There simply isn’t enough in your hands to get all the deals you want. That’s why today’s show might be the most impactful podcast episode you’ve ever heard. In today’s interview with Matt Faircloth, author of the new book Raising Private Capital, shares the steps needed to begin raising money from others to fund your real estate deals. You’ll discover the different types of private capital (and how to approach each), how Matt and his wife were able to grow from 30 units to over 300 (!) using other people’s money, and why talking about metrics to a private lender might not be a great idea at first. If you want to 10x your real estate portfolio or build your empire faster, this is one show you can’t afford to miss! Links from the Show BiggerPockets Forums Brandon's Instagram David's Instagram BiggerPockets Instagram BiggerPockets Store BiggerPockets Podcast 203: Finding Deals, Funding, Contractors, and Mentors with Matt and Liz Faircloth BP Podcast 088: Investing with Your Spouse, Managing Financials, and Growing Your Team with Matt and Liz Faircloth BiggerPockets WebinarBiggerPockets Pro Replay
#288: 75 Rental Units in Their Early 30s with Jason and Carrie Harris
It takes a long, long time to become successful in real estate and financially free — doesn’t it? Well, not according to the power couple on today’s show! In this episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we sit down with Utah's Jason and Carrie Harris, who have built a sizable portfolio of more than seventy rental units over the past few years. These two have used a variety of creative financing strategies, and the lessons and stories they share are sure to inspire and educate you! Be sure to listen for the story of how they bought a four-plex for no money down, put $3,000 into it, and later made $186,000 in profit from that one deal. It’s unbelievable! Links from the Show BiggerPockets Forums BiggerPockets Events For Those Who Struggle Financially (Video) The Secret to Unlocking Bank Financing (PDF) Be a Podcast Guest! Brandon's Instagram David's Instagram
#287: Putting Together Real Estate Deals Using Creativity Instead of Cash with Shiloh Lundahl
How much money does it take to invest in real estate? Is there really such a thing as “No or Low Money Down?” After you hear today’s interview, you’ll know the truth! Today we sit down with Shiloh Lundahl, a real estate investor who specializes in putting together deals using a variety of different no-and-low money strategies, in some pretty unique combinations. From utilizing business lines of credit to bringing in partners to hard money to lease options and more, this episode will give you tons of ammunition for your own creative finance deals. And don’t miss the incredible strategy that Shiloh uses today to make 300% more per deal than if he were to “flip” the home. It’s pretty darn fantastic! Links from the Show BiggerPockets Forums BiggerPockets Bookstore BiggerPockets Webinar BiggerPockets Landlord Forms BiggerPockets Pro Dave Ramsey BiggerPockets Podcast 275: Buying 300 Homes While Working a Full-Time Job with Attorney Rob Oliver
#286: $13M in Equity from One Deal & Cash Flowing Despite Being Comatose with AJ Osborne
Ever have a conversation that is just SO impactful on your life you wish you could share it with everyone? That’s exactly what our conversation on today’s episode of The BiggerPockets Podcast is! Our guest, AJ Osborne, has an incredible story of building his real estate business, which focuses on self-storage facilities, as a way to transition his family from “rich” to “wealthy” - and yes, there is a difference! This show is PACKED with insight from AJ, including: How a loss on their first deal directly led to millions of dollars in later profit How to find underperforming real estate deals How he made $13,000,000 in equity from a old-Kmart building And the medical emergency that put his real estate to the ultimate survival test while AJ fought for his life (this story will shock, amaze, and inspire you!) This show is one of the most powerful episodes yet of The BiggerPockets Podcast and we’re excited for you to dive in! Links from the Show BiggerPockets Forums BiggerPockets Webinar BiggerPockets Podcast 245: Creating Wealth that Lasts Generations with Bestselling Author Ryan Holiday
#285: 3 Reasons Multifamily Rentals Might Be the Perfect Investment with Paul Moore
Is there such thing as a “perfect investment?” According to today’s guest, yes. Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast we sit down with Paul Moore, a real estate investor whose 18-year journey through real estate has included house flipping, new construction, hotels, and finally—multifamily. In this episode, Paul shares three powerful reasons why multifamily might just be the most perfect real estate investment. You’ll learn how Paul discovered the vital difference between investing and speculating, why falling in love (with a deal) is incredibly dangerous, and the huge real estate gamble that Paul made that cost him $40,000. If you plan to eventually buy small multifamily properties, this is one podcast episode you can’t miss! Links from the Show BiggerPockets Forums BiggerPockets Webinars Tim Ferriss Show BiggerPockets New Member Introductions Forums NMAC Conference
#284: The “Miracle” Behind Becoming a Millionaire with Hal Elrod and David Osborn
Wealth is not an accident, it’s a choice. And on today’s powerful episode of The BiggerPockets Podcast, you’ll learn exactly how to make that choice each and every day. We’re excited to bring back two return guests, Hal Elrod and David Osborn, to talk about the choices that wealthy people make to ensure they stay focused on reaching their goals. You’ll hear about Hal’s recent battle with cancer and the mindset that allowed him to overcome the odds and live. You’ll discover how your diet can make you wealthy and how to command your day from the moment you wake—even if you aren’t a morning person. And you’ll discover the powerful concept of having an “air game” in addition to your “ground game”—and how understanding the distinction can make you wealthier than you have ever dreamed. Packed with wisdom, humor, and incredible insight, this show will leave you pumped up and ready to choose wealth. Links from the Show BiggerPockets Forums BiggerPockets Podcast 157: A Simple Morning Ritual to Help You Dominate Every Area of Your Life with Hal Elrod BiggerPockets Podcast 226: From “D-Student” to $400,000 in Annual Rental Property Cash Flow with David Osborn BiggerPockets Webinars Illuminate Film Festival Why I Don’t Want To Get Rich (And Why You Shouldn’t Either) (Article)
#283: 18 Houses in the First 18 Months with Paul Thompson
Start slow—or take off like a rocket? When it comes to real estate investing, the choice isn’t the same for all. This week, our guest Paul Thompson made a clear choice: Rocket! After realizing the fragile nature of his six-figure salary, he set out to replace his salary with passive income—as quickly as possible. This led him to average a new home purchase every month for the first year and a half, and soon he had true financial freedom and quit his 9–5. This show is packed full of actionable tips, including some never-before-heard-on-this-podcast strategies for finding deals with the use of virtual assistants, Craigslist, and cold calling! This is one episode for which you’ll need to take some notes, so grab a notebook and let’s get into it! BiggerPockets Forums BiggerPockets Webinar David Greene's Twitter Profile David Greene's Instagram Brandon's Twitter Profile Brandon's Instagram BiggerPockets Twitter Profile BiggerPockets Instagram BiggerPockets New Member Introduction Forums Upwork Screen-O-Matic Podio Zapier Google Duplex GoBundance How I Analyzed a Deal in 5 Minutes (& Bought it Before Anyone Else Could) Uber Turo BiggerPockets Podcast Guest Form
#282: How to Create the Perfect Partnership with Tim and Jay
When does one plus one equal WAY more than two? Real estate partnerships! On this episode of The BiggerPockets Podcast, we sit down with two real estate investors (Jay Helms and Tim Kelly) who were attempting to build their business alone, but found they could do far more together. In this fun and fast-paced interview, you’ll learn what makes their partnership so successful, as well as how the team analyzes a market (including several can’t-miss online research websites), and how they took down a 42-unit apartment complex using some pretty fantastic creative financing. Whether you plan to build your empire alone or alongside a partner, this episode is sure to give you a variety of tips and strategies to help your business take off. Links from the Show BiggerPockets Forums BiggerPockets Webinar BiggerPockets Podcast 066: Flips, Apartments, & Protecting Yourself From Professional Tenants with Michael Blank BiggerPockets Events BiggerPockets Marketplace Best Places Bureau of Labor Statistics City Data Yelp
#281: How to Get Your First Deal—An Episode For New Investors With Bill, Jacob, and David!
Your first deal might just be your most important — because it leads to all the rest. That’s why it’s so imperative to study others who have just recently purchased their first deal! So today we’re excited to bring you a mashup episode, in which we sit down with three different investors to hear how they bought their first few investment properties. You’ll hear how Bill went from ex-con to house hacker, how Jacob used some highly creative methods to find his first deals, and how David is building an empire from across the ocean. Don’t miss a moment of this powerful episode! Links from the Show BiggerPockets Forums BiggerPockets Webinars BiggerPockets Podcast 277: Building a Six-Figure Family Real Estate Business with Ashley Wilson BiggerPockets Podcast 157: A Simple Morning Ritual to Help You Dominate Every Area of Your Life with Hal Elrod BiggerPockets Events Dad Powered Brandon's Instagram Profile David's Instagram Profile
#280: The Key to Making Great Deals (Hint: Overlooked Properties!) with Mark Hentemann (Writer for TV’s Family Guy!)
On today’s show, we sit with Mark Hentemann, a writer and producer for TV’s Family Guy who also invests in Los Angeles real estate! Mark shares his incredible success stories, which include his trick for finding overlooked properties, house hacking for massive profits, adding value and utilizing the 1031 exchange—plus more! Mark’s strategy for filtering data will save you tons of time and help you find the deals others are missing. Listen and learn how Mark got into real estate investing through house hacking—and how that led to an $800,000 profit on his first deal! This episode is absolutely packed with motivating advice and fantastic ideas for getting started. Bonus? It will make you think and make you laugh! Links from the Show BiggerPockets Forums America Arias Instagram Profile BiggerPockets Events BiggerPockets Webinar Family Guy 1031 Exchange Guide BiggerPockets Podcast 274: “Because of These 3 Simple Rules, I’ve Bought Over 600 Units and Never Lost Money” with Paul Morris Marcus & Millichap Loopnet Linkedin ZipRecruiter Family Guy - everyone throws up (video) Family Guy - Wheres my Money Stewie & Brian (video)
#279: How to Find Overlooked Opportunities in a Hot Market with Andrew Cushman
Are you ready to jump into real estate investing, but don’t believe you can find deals in today’s hot market? In this episode, we sit down with multifamily expert Andrew Cushman, who's actively doing deals in today’s market — and turning big profits. In this show, Andrew explains how he’s finding deals, what metrics he uses to qualify them, where he’s buying today, and what his secret tricks are for finding the “overlooked opportunities” most investors miss — including how he found an amazing deal in the “trash can” for bad deals! You’ll love hearing how Andrew creates millions of dollars in equity and builds relationships with deal-finders so that they bring him the best deals first. Be sure to download this episode and share it with your friends, so you, too, can master the secrets that the pros are using to snag killer deals! Links from the Show BiggerPockets Forums BiggerPockets Money Podcast BiggerPockets Podcast 170: The Journey From Flipping Houses to Owning 1,470 Units with Andrew Cushman City Data Rich Blocks Poor Blocks Trulia USA.com Loopnet BiggerPockets Podcast 052: Buying Apartment Complexes, Raising Millions, and Building a Profitable Business with Ken McElroy BiggerPockets Podcast 226: From “D-Student” to $400,000 in Annual Rental Property Cash Flow with David Osborn Gobundance
#278: The “Boring” Path to Massive Real Estate Success with Charles Roberts
Real estate is sexy… most of the time - but is that really what makes it profitable? On today’s show, we sit down with Charles Roberts, an investor and agent from the Denver Market, who explains that the secret to success is far more boring than we want to admit. In this episode, we explore Charles’ story and the lessons learned over his 20+ year career, including how he failed miserably at his first deal, helped another investor retire through rentals in just five years, believes strongly that the deal isn’t as important as most investors think - plus a lot more! Charles is incredibly wise and has years of experience, so this is one episode that you’ll come back to time and time again. Links from the Show BiggerPockets Forums Share your story to the No Money Book BiggerPockets Store Dave Ramsey's Calculator Billions TV Series BiggerPockets Podcast 274: “Because of These 3 Simple Rules, I’ve Bought Over 600 Units and Never Lost Money” with Paul Morris
#277: Building a Six-Figure Family Real Estate Business with Ashley Wilson
Many families can’t even enjoy a holiday meal together — but today’s guest has built a real estate empire with hers! Today we sit down with Ashley Wilson, a house flipper who got started investing in real estate while living overseas in Europe. Today, Ashley shares how she has been able to generate six-figures in profit — almost from the beginning — using a highly systematic approach to building wealth. She also drops some huge knowledge bombs with advice on finding and funding deals — and even some never-before-heard advice on knowing what features to put into your next rehab! Links from the Show BiggerPockets Forums BiggerPockets Webinar BiggerPockets Calculators Brandon's Instagram Profile BiggerPockets Podcast 119: From Pro Athlete to Pro Real Estate Entrepreneur with Graham Mink BiggerPockets Youtube Channel
#276: Early Retirement ($10k/Month) by Age 35 with Bryce Stewart
Why work at a lame job until you’re too old to enjoy the life you’ve been given? If you are looking to get out of the rat race earlier, this is one episode you can’t afford to miss. Today on The BiggerPockets Podcast, we sit down with Bryce Stewart, a former school teacher who was able to quit his job at age 35 through the smart purchases of small multifamily properties. Bryce shares his powerful story on how he was able to build a portfolio of 22 units that give him $10,000 per month in income. Bryce also shares a phenomenal concept he called “vacuuming the truck,” which could change the way you think about real estate (and life) forever. Links from the Show BiggerPockets Forums Trulia Zillow HotPads Broke to Retired in 15 Years Mr. Money Mustache Grant Cardone BiggerPockets Podcast 272: No Money, No Deals, No Time? Overcoming Real Estate’s “Big Three” with Brandon Turner & David Greene Tweet Mindy BiggerPockets Youtube Channel
#275: Buying 300 Homes While Working a Full-Time Job with Attorney Rob Oliver
“The wrong lease could cost you $15,000 - or more.” That’s one lesson, of many, you’ll get today on this powerful episode of The BiggerPockets Podcast. In this show. we sit down with real estate investor and attorney Rob Oliver to learn how he went from helping other investors buy real estate to owning over 300 condo units- while working full-time. In addition to his incredible story, you’ll also get keen insight into the world of real estate investing from the eyes of an attorney- without the $250 billable hour! You’ll learn the importance of a strong lease (and what happens if you don’t have one,) as well as instructions on how to find a great attorney - and get the most from the attorney for the least cost. Links from the Show BiggerPockets Forums BiggerPockets Landlord Forms Zillow Redfin Check the full show notes here.
#274: “Because of These 3 Simple Rules, I’ve Bought Over 600 Units and Never Lost Money” with Paul Morris
What rules govern your real estate investing strategy? For most – it’s a tough question to answer, but not for today’s guest Paul Morris. Paul, co-author of the bestselling Wealth Can’t Wait, has been investing in real estate for more than twenty-years and has never lost money because he abides by three simple rules. In addition, Paul also discusses the power of mindset in building wealth, the key to investing in emerging markets, and much more. This episode will surely inspire, motivate, and educate you to continue your journey toward financial freedom. Links from the Show BiggerPockets Forums House Hacking 101: How to “Hack” Your Housing and Get Paid to Live for Free BiggerPockets Money Show Tiger21 Mastermind Group BiggerPockets Podcast 254: Tim Ferriss on Real Estate, Becoming a Top Performer and His Tribe of Mentors BiggerPockets Podcast 226: From “D-Student” to $400,000 in Annual Rental Property Cash Flow with David Osborn
#273: An Introduction to Passive Income Through Real Estate Note Investing with Dave Van Horn
Most people understand the world of rental properties, house flips, and other common real estate investments. But there is one little-known niche that could provide massive cash flow and profits without the headaches: note investing. In this episode of The BiggerPockets Podcast, we sit down with Dave Van Horn, author of Real Estate Note Investing, to talk about how anyone can get started with real estate note investing - even as a first investment. In addition to a great conversation about notes, you’ll also hear some of Dave’s powerful strategies for getting his real estate offers accepted, how he started his investments using the BRRRR strategy (with credit cards!) and much, much more. In This Episode We Cover: What is a note? The types of notes available Ways to start investing in notes How much cash one needs to have a note Dave’s backstory as a real estate investor Dave’s shift to note investing What hard money is Three things you need to put together a deal Getting bank financing Performing vs. non-performing notes Shadowing and how to do it Making multiple offers What happens when a performing note becomes a non-performing note? About the book And SO much more! Links from the Show BiggerPockets Forums BiggerPockets Calculators Veggie Tales: Song of the Cebu BiggerPockets Podcast 028: Note Investing and Raising Private Money with Dave Van Horn Prosper Check the full show notes here.
#272: No Money, No Deals, No Time? Overcoming Real Estate’s “Big Three” with Brandon Turner & David Greene
Struggling to build your real estate empire? Not after this show! It’s time to put the “no money,” “no deals,” and “no time” excuses to rest. This episode is 90-minutes of pure FIRE, as Brandon and David systematically help you overcome the “Big Three” roadblocks most real estate investors encounter. You’ll learn how to fund your next deal, no matter how much cash you have (or don’t have.) You’ll find that deals ARE out there, if you are willing to follow the tactics & processes laid out, and you’ll learn how anyone can invest in real estate - even if you have only a few minutes a day. Today’s episode is unlike anything you’ve heard before, so grab a pen and a notebook and prepare to annihilate your “Big Three!” Links from the Show BiggerPockets Forums BiggerPockets Podcast 252: House Hacking (Your First Deal) & Life Hacking with Craig Curelop BiggerPockets Twitter Profile BiggerPockets Podcast 044: Creating Systems to Flip Houses While Still Employed with Michael Woodward Zillow BiggerPockets Marketplace BiggerPockets Calculators Click here to check the full list of links and the rest of the show notes.
#271: Buying 12+ Real Estate Deals Every Month (And How to Lose $750,000) with Sam Craven
Real estate investors love to talk about their successes, but most refuse to talk about their failed deals. On today’s show, we hit both of those points hard when we sit down with Sam Craven to talk about how his wholesaling business generates hundreds of thousands of dollars each month in revenue — and the mistakes that led to him losing over $750,000 from his rehabbing business. You’ll also discover the exact strategies Sam is using to fill his deal pipeline, plus advice for those of you who are just starting on your real estate journeys. Links from the Show BiggerPockets Forums BiggerPockets Podcast 033: How to Close 27 Deals in Your First Year While Working Full Time with Sam Craven BiggerPockets Podcast 137: How to Use Systems to Scale Your Real Estate Business with Sam Craven Growth Con BiggerPockets Podcast 113: Becoming a Millionaire Real Estate Investor Using The One Thing with Jay Papasan Zillow Realtor BiggerPockets Podcast 108: Building a $350 Million Real Estate Empire Using the 10X Rule with Grant Cardone BiggerPockets Podcast 250: Grant Cardone on Multifamily Investing and Why You Should Never Buy a House! BiggerPockets Podcast 260: The Ultimate Guide to Negotiating (for the Negotiation-Averse) With Former FBI Hostage Negotiator Chris Voss Check the full show notes here.
#270: Turning Your Primary Residence Into 40 Units & Financial Independence with Amy Arata
Plenty of people can purchase a house to live in. But how can you leverage that single home into many more real estate deals—enough to achieve financial independence? On today’s episode of The BiggerPockets Podcast we sit down with Amy Arata, a real estate investor and former molecular geneticist who shares how she eventually turned a live-in flip into 40 rental units. Don’t miss Amy’s incredible “people boxes” advice—as it could change the direction of your real estate ambitions forever. Links from the Show BiggerPockets Forums BiggerPockets Money Show BiggerPockets Facebook Page BiggerPockets Podcast 004: Commercial Real Estate Investing With Frank Gallinelli Check the full show notes here.
#269: How the New Tax Code Affects Your Real Estate Investments with Amanda Han and Brandon Hall
Big changes are underway in the US Tax code - and it could make a huge difference to your bottom line. Thankfully, today on The BiggerPockets Podcast, we get to sit down with two CPAs that focus entirely on helping real estate investors navigate the tax code! Amanda Han and Brandon Hall join us today and we dive deep into the new changes - as well as tackle some of the most common questions new real estate investors ask! Links from the Show BiggerPockets Forums BiggerPockets Money Show Forget BRRRR: Introducing the BARRRR Strategy for Investors (Blog) IRS Schedule E (PDF) BiggerPockets Blog How the Final GOP Tax Bill Will Affect Real Estate Investors (Blog) Click here to listen on BiggerPockets with the full show notes.
#268: Acquiring 20 Long-Distance Rental Homes (on a Military Salary!) with Rich Carey
Many people feel that, because their local market isn’t great for rental property cash flow, they can’t invest. Don’t tell that to today’s guest, because for the past decade, he’s been doing that while working full-time in the US Military! Today’s guest is Rich Carey, who shares with us his strategy of buying rentals in one location… despite living in many different places across the world! Rich also discusses his strategy of NOT using leverage, instead choosing to buy properties with cash instead which has allowed him to maximize his cash flow and has given him true financial independence. Rich’s story is inspiring and highly educational, so set aside time today to listen to the whole interview. We think you will really like this one! Links from the Show BiggerPockets Forums BiggerPockets Money Show Introduce yourself to the forum Leading Landlord BiggerPockets Podcast 230: Real Estate Investing as a Side Hustle with Grammy-Winning Producer Seth Mosley BiggerPockets Landlord Forms BiggerPockets Podcast 223: How to Become “Set for Life” Through House Hacking, Frugality, and Maximizing Your Income with Scott Trench BiggerPockets Podcast 035: Quitting Your Job, Lifestyle Design, and Being a Traveling Landlord with Paula Pant Check full show notes here.
#267: From Professional Soccer Player to Rental Property Investor with Nat Borchers
How does a world-class soccer star set himself up for a lifetime of financial freedom? Rental properties! That’s the story on today’s episode of The BiggerPockets Podcast, where we sit down with Nat “The Beard” Borchers to learn how he built a sizable portfolio of rental properties while traveling the country (and the world!) as a professional athlete. Nat shares his humble “hammer-swinging” beginnings, as well as the systems that today allow him to live a life of freedom while others manage his units. Don’t miss a moment of this powerful and hilarious episode! Links from the Show BiggerPockets Forums BiggerPockets Money Show BiggerPockets Events BiggerPockets 1031 Exchange Guide The 1031 Exchange Ultimate Guide for Real Estate Investors (blog) BiggerPockets Landlord Forms True Submeter BiggerPockets Podcast 131: Investing in Multifamily Properties in a HOT Real Estate Market with Serge Shukhat AppFolio Mindy's Twitter Profile Mindy's Instagram Brandon's Twitter Profile Brandon's Instagram Click here to visit the full show notes.
#266: How We Used a Partnership to Buy 900 Units with Jake and Gino
We’re not going to lie: It was hard to come up with a title for this episode because we covered SO much—productivity strategies, morning routines, growing from zero to 900 units, partnerships, 1031 exchanges. Whether you are a top performing real estate expert or still looking for your first, you’ll leave this interview challenged, encouraged, and fired up to make some big changes in your life! Jake and Gino are full of energy and even more full of knowledge, so get ready for one awesome show. Links from the Show BiggerPockets Forums BiggerPockets Podcast 182: 674 Multifamily Units in Three Years with Jake & Gino BiggerPockets Podcast 157: A Simple Morning Ritual to Help You Dominate Every Area of Your Life with Hal Elrod Luminosity Headspace Alar.my Scott’s Twitter Profile Check the full show notes here: http://biggerpockets.com/show266
#265: Kidnapped by Russian Mobsters and How to Manage 13,000 Rental Units with Andrew Propst
Yes, really. Today’s guest was kidnapped in Russia by mobsters and not only lived to tell the tale, but he even went on to invest in rental real estate in a big way, building a massive property management business! In this show, Andrew Propst shares key insight into finding incredible property managers and solid tips for profitably managing your own tenants. Andrew also has some excellent tips for finding great real estate deals, so if rental properties are in your future, this is one show you don’t want to miss! Links from the Show BiggerPockets Forums BiggerPockets Forms BiggerPockets Podcast 232: The Four Lead Sources Nathan Brooks is Using to Flip 120 Houses a Year BiggerPockets Money Show The Saratov Approach (Movie) National Association of Residential Property Managers Institute of Real Estate Management Integra Realty Resources Cap Rate and Cash-on-Cash Return: A Definitive Guide CCIM Institute ‘World’s worst bowler’ just bought a historic Valley alley. Even his wife thinks it’s crazy (Post) CI 101: Financial Analysis for Commercial Investment Real Estate (Course) Check the full show notes here.
#264: Gary Vaynerchuk on Finding Deals Through Social Media & Crushing It as an Entrepreneur
In today’s world, anyone can call themselves an entrepreneur. But what does it really take to find success as one? That’s the topic on today’s inspiring episode of The BiggerPockets Podcast, where we sit down with New York Times bestselling author Gary Vaynerchuk, author of Crushing It!: How Great Entrepreneurs Build Their Business and Influence-and How You Can, Too and host of The #AskGaryVee Show, one of the most popular vlogs online. Gary is one of the world’s foremost experts on using social media to drive a business forward, so in addition to an amazing discussion on hustle and motivation, Gary dives into several unique strategies for finding deals, networking with influencers, and growing your business using the power of social media. Links from the Show BiggerPockets Forums BiggerPockets Jobs Snapchat Alexa Craigslist Need Some Motivation Right Now? (blog) Moment App Check the full show notes here.
#263: College Dropout to Owning 900+ Units with Bruce Petersen
Many people have dreams of owning large multifamily properties—but fail to get beyond small deals. Not today’s guest! Today, we sit down with Bruce Petersen, an investor from the Austin, TX area who started with a 48-unit syndication deal and hasn’t looked back! Bruce has some incredible stories and lessons from his time in the business, so if you ever plan to buy an apartment complex, this is one episode you need to pay close attention to! Links from the Show BiggerPockets Forums BiggerPockets Events Brandon's Twitter Profile Mindy's Twitter Profile Loopnet Resman BiggerPockets Webinars Click here to listen on BiggerPockets.
#262: $600,000 in Gross Rents from Mobile Home Parks with Jefferson Lilly
Mobile Home Parks can be one of the most profitable business models around, but learning to scale without losing all your time can be tough. That’s the story on today’s episode of The BiggerPockets Podcast, where we sit down with Jefferson Lilly to talk about how he’s acquired 2600+ “pads” in the past few years, and the lessons he’s learned in scaling. We also discuss the ins and outs of raising private money through a “fund” which will both fascinate and educate you - so don’t miss a moment of it. Whether you want to buy mobile home parks or not, this is one show who’s lessons will stick with you for life! Links from the Show BiggerPockets Forums BiggerPockets Money Podcast BiggerPockets Blog Member Blogs BiggerPockets Podcast 111: A Unique (and Profitable) Real Estate Niche You’ve Probably Never Considered with Jefferson Lilly BiggerPockets Podcast 234: Tenants, Evictions, & The Dark Side of No Money Down with Ryan Murdock Rent Manager Pay Near Me Loopnet BiggerPockets Podcast 260: The Ultimate Guide to Negotiating (for the Negotiation-Averse) With Former FBI Hostage Negotiator Chris Voss Best Places Equity Lifestyle Properties National Manufactured Home Owners Association Full Show Notes here: https://www.biggerpockets.com/show262
#261: 16 Tips for Selling Properties Faster and for More Money with Mindy Jensen
Here on The BiggerPockets Podcast we spend a lot of time talking about buying properties… but what about needing to sell them? How does someone get top dollar and get their home sold fast? Well today on the Podcast we’re excited to dive deep into this topic with Mindy Jensen, the Community Manager at BiggerPockets and author of the newest book from BiggerPockets, How to Sell Your Home. You might know some of these tips - but others might just blow your mind (and make you thousands next time you sell a property) so grab a pencil and some paper and get ready to take some notes! Links from the Show BiggerPockets Forums BiggerPockets Money Podcast Email Support How to Buy Your First (or Next) Property by the End of the Year [The 90-Day Challenge!] (podcast) What I learned buying a house (blog)
#260: The Ultimate Guide to Negotiating (for the Negotiation-Averse) With Former FBI Hostage Negotiator Chris Voss
Bank robbers. Terrorists. Motivated sellers. No matter who you're dealing with, negotiation is vital. As a real estate investor, the question is not if you’ll negotiate but how well will you negotiate—and after this episode, you’ll never negotiate the same again. Today, we’re excited to sit down with Chris Voss, former head of the FBI’s Hostage Negotiation Team and author of Never Split the Difference, to learn the stories, strategies, and tactics gleaned from decades of negotiating with the world’s most dangerous criminals. Then, we delve into how these lessons can help you in your own business and life. This show is a ton of fun and full of actionable tips that will instantly make you a better negotiator—whether sparring with your child, a buyer or seller, or a terrorist holding your family for ransom! Links from the Show BiggerPockets Forums BiggerPockets Podcast 259: Old-School Investing Wisdom from 60+ Years with Mike Anderson Eric Barker's Blog BiggerPockets Podcast 256: The Surprising (Scientific) Truth Behind What Makes You Successful with Eric Barker Listen to the full episode at BiggerPockets
#259: Old-School Investing Wisdom from 60+ Years with Mike Anderson
One of the most impactful moments for most real estate investors is meeting a “mentor,” someone older and wiser who can share with them the lessons they’ve learned. That’s exactly what today’s episode of The BiggerPockets Podcast is! Mike Anderson has invested in real estate for over 60 years, doing everything from buying 200 houses per month to owning a mortgage business to storage units and more. On today’s show he dives into his story and the lessons he’s learned over the past half-century and offers insight and wisdom that newer investors NEED to hear. This conversation is fun, fast-paced, and filled with knowledge so hang on for a wild ride! Links from the Show BiggerPockets Forums BiggerPockets Podcast 221: Buy and Hold Real Estate—What Works and What Doesn’t with Tim Shiner BiggerPockets Podcast 242: How to Live an Incredible Life Now & Achieve Early Retirement with Josh Randall BiggerPockets Podcast 258: Six-Figure House Flipping with Gabe DaSilva CraigsList Listen to the show: http://biggerpockets.com/show259
Massive goals encourage massive action - and a massive plan to get there. That’s the truth behind today’s episode of The BiggerPockets Podcast where we sit down with Gabe DaSilva, a New Jersey real estate investor that specializes in a unique niche of house flipping: “Add-a-Level” or “Pop Tops.” You’ll hear how Gabe shoots for a six-figure payday on each flip and how you could incorporate this strategy in your own business. Be ready to take some notes - this is an action-packed show! Links from the Show BiggerPockets Forums Rehab Estimator Calculator BiggerPockets Calculators BiggerPockets HardMoney Lenders International Builder's Show Upgrade to Pro!
#257: “But My Market is Too Expensive!” (How to Become a Long-Distance Real Estate Investor) with David Greene
Investing outside of your local market can strike fear into the hearts of even the most savvy real estate investor. But long-distance investing doesn’t need to be extra risky! In fact, today’s guest argues that it might just be the most profitable investing you’ll ever do. Today’s guest, David Greene, a San Francisco real estate investor and agent, shares his incredible process for finding, rehabbing, and managing properties from thousands of miles away. His approach to building a “Core Four” is nothing short of genius and will transform how you run your real estate business, whether you are buying next door or 49 states away. This is one show that could change your real estate strategy forever! Links from the Show BiggerPockets Forums BiggerPockets Podcast 169: Using Hustle and Persistence to Build Wealth Through Real Estate with David Greene BiggerPockets Podcast 254: Tim Ferriss on Real Estate, Becoming a Top Performer and His Tribe of Mentors Long-Distance Real Estate Investing by David Greene Home on Discovery Bay, CA (House Hunter Episode with David Greene) Rentometer BiggerPockets Analysis BiggerPockets Podcast 248: From Shop Teacher to Multifamily Syndicator with Todd Dexheimer BiggerPockets Podcast 227: From Single Family Houses to $130,000,000 in Multifamily with Joe Fairless BiggerPockets Podcast 234: Tenants, Evictions, & The Dark Side of No Money Down with Ryan Murdock
#256: The Surprising (Scientific) Truth Behind What Makes You Successful with Eric Barker
Why do some people achieve incredible success while most others struggle? Why do some reach their goals while others give up within days of setting them? Why do some people make WAY more money at work while others are stuck in the mailroom for 40 years? Those topics, among many others, are the focus of today’s episode of The BiggerPockets Podcast,where we sit down with Eric Barker, author of the WSJ bestseller Barking Up the Wrong Tree: The Surprising Science Behind Why Everything You Know About Success Is (Mostly) Wrong. Eric spends his life exploring the science and psychology behind what actually makes an individual successful, and today we explore those often-surprising truths as they relate to real estate, business, and all areas of life! In This Episode We Cover: Eric’s background What you should know about his book How to align yourself with what you’re good at The issue of grit The “3 Ps” (personal, permanent, and pervasive) The secret to forming habits How to create external accountability A discussion on systems vs. goals What you should know about introverts vs. extroverts How financial success can serve as a great defense Tips for not taking the day for granted How to become a super connector What makes somebody successful at work What “work-life balance” truly means The 4 metrics of success And SO much more! Links from the Show BiggerPockets Forums BiggerPockets’ Low Budget (Youtube Series) BiggerPockets Youtube Channel Stickk Fincon Noah Kagan Marginal Revolution Ryan Holiday Tim Urban’s Wait but Why? Josh Kaufman The Vietnam War Icarus Netflix Original The Armstrong Lie Command and Control The Bomb Gym Pact App Check the full show notes here: https://www.biggerpockets.com/renewsblog/biggerpockets-podcast-256-surprising-scientific-truth-successful-eric-barker/
#255: Six-Figure Real Estate Investing in Just 20 Hours a Week with Elliot Smith
How many hours per week does it take to be a successful real estate investor? The answer on today’s episode might surprise you. Today we’re sitting down with Elliot Smith, a real estate investor from Washington State who has an incredible story to tell about how he went from 70+ hour per week worker to “full-time” real estate investor who only works part-time. Elliot has an incredible outlook on life and business that’s contagious, so warning—you won’t leave this interview the same person. You’ll also learn how Elliot and his wife made over $100,000 their first year in real estate and the amazing tale of how they made over $100,000 in a single month. This show is as inspirational as it is educational (and filled with more than a few laughs!) so get ready to have your world rocked. http://biggerpockets.com/show255
#254: Tim Ferriss on Real Estate, Becoming a Top Performer and His Tribe of Mentors
Today’s guest needs no introduction, but this would look funny without one so here we go! Today on The BiggerPockets Podcast we sit down with Tim Ferriss, author of #1 New York Times Bestseller, “The Four Hour Work Week” and his newest title, “Tribe of Mentors” and dive DEEP into the patterns that make high achievers accomplish so much. This show is unlike any other episode of our podcast, and we can’t guarantee you’ll be the same person when you finish. You’ll also discover Tim’s unique approach to real estate investing, as well as the books, apps, and routines that has made Tim one of the most influential thought leaders in our world today.
#253: Recession-Resistant Investing & the Benefits of Buying Shopping Centers with David Puchi
Most of the guests here on the BiggerPockets Podcast have focused on residential properties—but there is a whole different world to explore in the commercial real estate space. That’s why we’re thrilled to bring you this powerful interview with an investor who’s truly crushing the commercial real estate industry! Our guest today is David Puchi, an investor who owns more than 50 neighborhood shopping centers (“strip malls”) throughout the United States. David tells how he built this massive portfolio and why he believes it is one of the best real estate niches to be a part of. This show will open your eyes to an exciting world you never knew existed.
#252: House Hacking (Your First Deal) & Life Hacking with Craig Curelop
People spend years thinking about buying real estate - but many never take the first step. Not today’s guest, though! Today we sit down with Craig Curelop, a new investor in the expensive Denver Market as he shares his story of buying his very first “house hack” and how’s he’s actually getting PAID to live for free. You’ll also learn some other really creative way Craig is generating extra income each month (including renting out his car!) on his quest for financial freedom. It’s a super inspiring story with a plethora of tips, so don’t miss a moment of it!
#251: Replacing Your Income with Real Estate as a DIY Landlord with Eric Drenckhahn
How do you build up an arsenal of relevant landlording knowledge? Through hands-on experience. Eric Drenckhahn is a "DIY landlord" who has managed his mid-sized portfolio for years and who has come across countless maintenance and landlording issues. Join us in picking his experienced mind across a myriad of real estate issues and learn how to become a successful DIY landlord. Check the full show notes here: http://biggerpockets.com/show251
#250: Grant Cardone on Multifamily Investing and Why You Should Never Buy a House!
It’s the episode you’ve been waiting for: Grant Cardone is BACK on the BiggerPockets Podcast! Last time Grant was on the show he owned $350 million in real estate. Now, with over $600 million, he’s just warming up! From the moment this show begins, it’s a high-powered, fast-moving, high-level (and hilarious) explosion of information and entertainment aimed to motivate, educate, and inspire you to greatness. You’ll hear why Grant thinks buying a house is one of the stupidest decisions one can make, his plan for avoiding the next real estate decline, and why he says NOW is the best time to invest in real estate—plus a lot more.
#249: House Hacking, Live-In Flips, and Investing Purposefully with Josh Daniels
Why do you want to invest in real estate? Is it just about having a lot of units - or is it about creating a life you can be proud of? On today’s episode of The BiggerPockets Podcast, we sit down with Josh Daniels, a real estate investor in Montana who, along with his wife Summer, have chosen to buy fewer - but better - deals on their quest for financial freedom. You’ll hear about Josh’s highly-creative actions that turned their first deal into a cash-cow, as well as the shift to (and reason for) investing in single family houses. You’ll love Josh’s attitude toward financial freedom, as well as his message that you don’t need hundreds of units to be free.
#248: From Shop Teacher to Multifamily Syndicator with Todd Dexheimer
Looking to scale up your real estate investing business? If so – don’t miss this incredibly powerful episode of The BiggerPockets Podcast. On today’s show you’ll meet Todd Dexheimer, who started investing in real estate while working a full-time job as a shop teacher at a Minnesota High School. Todd walks us through his journey of quitting his job and scaling his business to hundreds of flips and rental properties in just a few short years. You’ll hear how Todd analyzes markets before deals, how he puts together the financing on large multifamily purchases, and he’ll show you how to build a solid team – no matter how far away you are located.
#247: How to Buy Your First (or Next) Property by the End of the Year [The 90-Day Challenge!]
Today's podcast is unlike anything you've heard before. Today, we're not interviewing anyone. Instead, we're going to motivate, educate, and inspire you to take some MASSIVE ACTION and sprint to the end of the year! Why 90 days? Because the end of 2017 is just three months away, and we know that many of you had some big goals you wanted to accomplish by the end of the year—but you are falling behind. Or maybe you've crushed your goals and you are ready to up the ante to hit an even higher goal.
#246: Surviving the Coming Crash, Earning 20% Returns, and Buying Mobile Home Parks with Kevin Bupp
When most investors hear the words “mobile home park,” they turn and run the other way. But not today’s guest, who’s found incredible success buying (and repositioning) mobile home parks. You’ll learn how Kevin Bupp got his real estate started with single family homes (eventually owning hundreds) and how that led to major problems in the last real estate crash. You’ll also find out how he’s making sure the next crash is different. Discover the incredible power of mobile home parks in generating huge returns in this less-popular real estate niche by learning Kevin’s story. If you are looking to generate huge amounts of cash flow, this is an episode you can’t afford to miss!
#245: Creating Wealth that Lasts Generations with Bestselling Author Ryan Holiday
Are you in this business to make a quick buck- or are you looking to build generational wealth for you and your family? If the latter - don’t miss a moment of this powerful show with bestselling author Ryan Holiday. Ryan, best known for his books such as The Obstacle is the Way, Trust Me I’m Lying, Ego is the Enemy, and Perennial Seller, is also a part-time real estate investor and lender. In this show, we cover a large variety of topics including hard money lending, vacation rentals, writing books, how the awareness of death can make life better, stoicism, and much, much more.
#244: “Unfair” Taxes and Unfair Advantages with Linda Weygant, CPA
There are a lot of reasons to love being a real estate investor. One of the most impressive is the “unfair” tax treatment investors get by the US Government - and we mean that in a good way! On today’s episode of The BiggerPockets Podcast, we sit down with CPA Linda Weygant to learn more about those incredible tax benefits. You’ll also hear how she discovered the power of real estate through her clients, and how that led her to begin her own investing journey. Linda shares how she navigates the messy world of investing in properties that have HOAs, as well as how she uses her “unfair advantages” to succeed where others fail. Finally, as a CPA, we have a special “tax-focused-Fire-Round” where we talk about LLCs, deductions, and much more!
#243: “How I Built 7-Figures of Wealth on a Working-Class Salary” with Joe “JD” Martin
Let’s be honest: not everyone is trying to buy hundreds or thousands of properties. In fact - just a small handful of incredible deals can help build impressive wealth AND great income. That’s the story you’ll hear today as we speak with Joe “JD” Martin, a real estate investor who’s building wealth while working his full-time job. As you’ll hear, JD had a rough start to his investing, losing over $100,000 on his first “deal,” but came back to create a stable, cash-flowing portfolio of single family houses that has given him financial freedom and over a million dollars in wealth. If that sounds like a plan you can get behind - don’t miss a moment of this powerful episode!
#242: How to Live an Incredible Life Now & Achieve Early Retirement with Josh Randall
Money doesn’t buy happiness - but it can give you the freedom to live a truly extraordinary life , something our guest today can really speak to! Today we sit down with Josh Randall, an investor from Kentucky with nearly 100 units that also works as a full-time business owner. You’ll love Josh’s mindset when it comes to buying cars, travel, and more through real estate, as well as his “goal-focused” investing that will get him fully retired by the age of 48 (with $50k a month in cash flow!) Josh is incredibly fun and also highly informative, so don’t miss a second of this show which Brandon calls “one of his top-episodes ever!”
#241: From Local Flips to Raising Funds and Turnkey Investing Around the Country with Jeff Wallenius
Is it possible to go from firefighter to real estate mogul? Just ask Jeff Wallenius, who started with a single flip, financed entirely with hard money. He was able to parlay that early success into a profitable flipping business, and has been flipping 10-12 houses a year in the Portland market for the last five years. Now, he's set his sights even higher, has created a couple of funds, and is buying cash flowing turnkey real estate around the country.
#240: Flipping Your Way Out of (Student Loan) Debt & the Transition to Rentals with Brentin Hess
Financial debt (like student loans or credit cards) is irritating, expensive, and flat-out dangerous. But you don’t have to be stuck paying the minimum payments for decades like most Americans. Today we’re excited to introduce you to Brentin Hess, a young investor who “flipped his way out of student loan debt” and has already been able to quit his job thanks to his real estate investments. You’ll learn how Brentin used a partnership to begin his house flipping journey, as well as the mistakes that cost him time and money in the beginning. Brentin is incredibly inspiring so take time to listen to this entire episode - and prepare to have a fire lit beneath you!
#239: Achieving Financial Freedom at Age 32 with Austin Fruechting
Many people dream of achieving financial freedom, but how many actually get there? Today on The BiggerPockets Podcast you’ll meet one man who did just that. Austin Fruechting began buying rental properties less than ten years ago, but by the age of 32 was able to retire on the cash flow coming in. You’ll learn just how he was able to do this by reverse engineering success, buying rental properties in bulk, and using the BRRRR strategy to minimize the cash he needed to buy his properties. Whether you are looking to achieve financial freedom at 32, 52, or 72… this podcast is one you don’t wanna miss!
#238: Becoming a Real Estate Millionaire on a Teacher’s Salary with Michael “Swanny” Swan
Is it possible to invest in real estate if you live in an expensive market … and earn just a teacher’s salary? According to today’s guest, it’s not just possible: but it can be incredibly profitable! Today’s guest, Michael Swan, is a P.E. teacher who lives in San Diego but has used the valuable real estate concept known as “trading up” to acquire millions of dollars in real estate. You’ll learn why Michael liquidated his entire retirement plan to buy his first few deals, the truth about “luck” and real estate, as well as some fantastic tips for buying and managing properties - even from a distance. (And if you work a full-time job or make less than $100,000 per year- this show might just change your life!)
#237: Partnerships & BRRRR Investing While Working Full-Time With Ian Reeves
In this episode of The BiggerPockets Podcast, we’re excited to talk about two incredibly powerful strategies any real estate investor (new or experienced!) can use to grow their business: partnerships and BRRRR investing. Today’s guest, Ian Reeves, used a combination of both these strategies to build an incredible portfolio in just the past few years, having started after listening to this very podcast. This episode is sure to blow your mind with both education and entertainment, so sit back and prepare to have your world rocked forever!
#236: From Tragedy to Broke to $400,000 a Month with Lance Wakefield
How does one scale a real estate investing business to hundreds of thousands of dollars in profit in under two years? That’s the topic on today’s episode of The BiggerPockets Podcast where you’ll hear just how Lance Wakefield, a real estate wholesaler in the Dallas area, accomplished that amazing feat. You’ll hear Lance’s powerful story of hitting rock bottom through numerous tragedies that hit him all at once and the devastation that caused; but you’ll also hear how he went from having just $3,500 to his name to earning over $400,000 in profit in less than 18 months. This show is motivating, educational, powerful, and moving – so don’t miss a moment of it. This is one show you’ll want to bookmark and listen to over and over and over again!
#235: How to Find and Fund Real Estate Deals with Anson Young
Of the millions of people who come to BiggerPockets each month – there are two issues that we hear about over and over and over: people can’t find deals, and they can’t find money. So today on the BiggerPockets Podcast we’re excited to dive deep into these two issues with a good friend of BiggerPockets – Anson Young. Anson is an experienced investor (and new author!) who shares his best tips for finding real estate deals- even in a competitive market. You’ll learn his best direct mail tips, advice for talking with sellers, and much, much more!
#234: Tenants, Evictions, & The Dark Side of No Money Down with Ryan Murdock
People often toss around the term “passive income” when it comes to owning rental properties. And in truth, there are ways to make managing tenants passive. But, for the majority of investors, being a landlord can be tough. On today’s show, we talk with Ryan Murdock, an investor and property manager from Maine about the lessons he’s learned building up his rental portfolio. Ryan also shares his story of going to the brink of financial ruin with a “no money” deal - and how to avoid losing your shirt when doing creative financing.
#233: 15 Deals in the First 18 Months with Arianne Lemire
Some investors get started slowly - a deal here, a deal there. But for Arianne Lemire, going slow was not an option. Arianne began investing just a year and a half ago but has already done fifteen deals, with more coming in every month! How did she do it? As she explains, a “powerful why.” You’ll learn how Arianne turned her drive for financial independence into a real estate career that includes rentals, flips, and wholesaling. Arianne’s story is powerful and will inspire you to blast off like a rocket to reach your destination!
#232: The Four Lead Sources Nathan Brooks is Using to Flip 120 Houses a Year
Why do some people struggle finding one single real estate deal, when others are finding dozens each month? What’s the secret to getting consistent leads? According to our guest today: it’s relationships, and specifically, there are four types of relationships that bring him over 100 deals a year. Today we’re excited to bring back Nathan Brooks and we dive deep into all four strategies he’s currently using to bring in incredible deals. And don’t miss the powerful discussion we had about leadership and the extreme ownership needed to take your business to the next level! This show is as funny as it is informative, so sit down and prepare for an amazing 90-minute episode!
#231: A Simple Strategy for Doing 25 Deals a Month with Brett Snodgrass
There are a lot of “shady” people in the real estate space, and wholesalers tend to be the worst offenders. So today on The BiggerPockets Podcast we are excited to bring you an interview with Brett Snograss, an investor from Indianapolis market who’s (ethically) wholesaling up to 25 houses each month! Brett shares his exact strategies for finding deals, growing his business, networking with others, and you’ll even witness a “one-on-two coaching” moment as Brett walks Josh and Brandon through their “first deal” at wholesaling real estate. Brett is a great guy with a super powerful message that will leave you motivated and equipped to dominate your own real estate market!
#230: Real Estate Investing as a Side Hustle with Grammy-Winning Producer Seth Mosley
Real estate doesn’t need to be a full-time business, but it can be a fantastic side hustle! That’s the topic on today’s episode of The BiggerPockets Podcast where we sit down with Seth Mosley, a musical artist and produce (with several Grammy awards to his name!) who invests in rental properties on the side. Seth has a ton of great tips to share today for anyone looking to buy more real estate but not spend 40-hours a week doing i. And be sure to listen for his fascinating strategy on how he used a virtual assistant to help find and analyze deals!). This show is packed full with tips, stories, and humor, so don’t miss a moment of it!
#229: Early Retirement Through Short-Term Rental Properties with Zeona McIntyre
Not everyone wants to work a “real job” - but luckily, real estate investing can offer financial freedom for those willing to put in the work- and today’s guest on The BiggerPockets Podcast exemplifies this perfectly! Our guest today, Zeona McIntyre, is a master at short-term (aka “vacation”) rental properties and has achieved early retirement with just a small handful of these units. On this fun episode, you’ll discover how Zeona began her rental journey before buying a single property, how short-term rentals can provide significantly more cash flow than traditional rentals, and numerous tips and tricks for getting the biggest bang for your buck. We also chat on private lending, finding deals, and the amazing number of countries (and continents) Zeona has traveled to. Whether you plan to buy short-term rentals in your future or not, this show packs a powerful punch that everyone needs to hear!
#228: Partnerships, Landlording, and Getting Started in Real Estate with Meghan McCallum
A lot of newbies get stuck when trying to get their first few deals. After all - figuring out how to find properties, how to get the money needed to buy them, and making sure you don’t mismanage the property are all big tasks. That’s why we’re excited to bring you this powerful interview with Meghan McCallum, a real estate investor who’s passionate about helping new investors discover their best plan for real estate success. Today Meghan shares her story of a terrible first deal that led to an unbelievable second deal (you won’t believe the appreciation she’s seen!) and more. Meghan also shares on the first steps newbies need to do before jumping in, as well as the power of using partnerships to gain experience and financing for your deals!
#227: From Single Family Houses to $130,000,000 in Multifamily with Joe Fairless
Scaling: it’s a term often tossed around in business and real estate, but what does it actually look like? Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast you’ll see, first hand, how one investor went from a small handful of single family houses to purchasing over $130,000,000 worth of apartment communities in just the past few years. Our guest, Joe Fairless, has a great story that will show you how you can get started with larger multifamily properties, including several ways to find and finance those big deals. Whether you are looking for your first deal or a 250 unit apartment community – this is one show you can’t afford to miss!
#226: From D-Student to $400,000 in Annual Rental Property Cash Flow with David Osborn
What does true wealth look like? Is it simply money… or something more? And how does one achieve that wealth? That’s the topic on today’s episode of The BiggerPockets Podcast where we sit down with David Osborn, a highly successful real estate investor, agent, and New York Times Bestselling author from Austin, TX. This show is PACKED with incredible, life-changing knowledge, advice, and wisdom from someone who truly walks his talk. David covers everything from buying your first property, the exact “pass/fail” metrics he uses to evaluate potential deals, the importance of work/life balance, and SO much more! This is one episode you’ll want to listen to again and again!
#225: Surviving a Real Estate Crash and Investing Out-of-State with Kathy Fettke
A lot of investors love to talk about the good times. But for life-long real estate investors, failure is often inevitable, especially during real estate crashes. That’s why we’re excited to bring you this discussion with Kathy Fettke today on the BiggerPockets Podcast. Kathy started her journey toward financial independence after receiving shocking news from a doctor, but used that motivation to begin investing. Alongside her husband, Kathy built up an impressive portfolio but struggled during the latest real estate crash, but was able to emerge (and thrive) from the lessons learned. Today, Kathy shares how to avoid the mistakes that led to her difficult times! She also shares insight into buying real estate at a distance and handling the problems that can arise from long-distance landlording.
#224: Building a Process to Buy 17 Deals a Week with Chris Clothier
What does it take to buy 17 deals a week? What if we told you it was the exact same process needed to buy just one deal per year? That’s the topic on today’s show where we sit down with Chris Clothier to talk about how his company is buying up to 17 deals a week following the same process any investor can to get their own deals. Chris also shares keen insight into building up a thriving business, hiring your first or next employee, why he decided to run a 100-mile ultramarathon, and much more. Whether you are looking to buy 1 deal a year or one deal a day - this show will have a tremendous impact on your life!
#223: How to Become Set for Life Through House Hacking, Frugality, and Maximizing Your Income with Scott Trench
A lot of people want to achieve financial freedom - but many who start the journey never arrive. So what’s the best way to truly set yourself up for success in achieving financial independence and wealth? That’s the topic of today’s show where we sit down with Scott Trench, author of “Set for Life” to discuss some of the simple, yet powerful, tactics people can use to increase their income, reduce their expenses, and lead a legendary life.
#222: Lessons Learned from 40+ Years as a Real Estate Investor with Jay Hinrichs
Success leaves clues! Rather than trying to figure it all out on your own - why not listen to someone who has been involved with nearly every aspect of real estate for decades? On today’s episode of The BiggerPockets Podcast, we sit down with Jay Hinrichs, an investor and hard money lender from Oregon, to learn how he has navigate the real estate market for more than forty years - and how you can grow your own business from his wisdom!
#221: Buy and Hold Real Estate—What Works and What Doesn’t with Tim Shiner
A lot of people want to invest in rental properties - but a lot of people also fail when they jump in. Why? That’s the topic on today’s episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast where we sit down with Tim Shiner to learn his story of going from zero to over 150 units - and the lessons learned along the way. You’ll learn some incredible strategies for getting deals when there are multiple offers, the #1 most important characteristic Tim looks for when buying a property, and why he focuses primarily on “higher end” rental houses. You’ll love all the humor, wisdom, and knowledge Tim brings to the show, so sit down, relax, and be prepared to learn!
#220: Student Rentals, Multifamily, & the Silent Cash Flow Killer with Jesse Fragale
Many people buy real estate hoping to make great cash flow. But all too often that cash flow is quickly eaten away by a silent but deadly thief. In this episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, Josh and Brandon sit down with real estate investor Jesse Fragale to hear his story and learn more about how this silent killer can eat away your profits if you don’t analyze a deal right. You’ll also learn how Jesse found a way to invest in a crazy expensive market, as well as tips on using partners, scaling to larger properties, and the worst pickup line Jesse has ever used!
#219: Private Lending, Turnkey, and Crowdfunding Real Estate with Dr. Kenyon Meadows
Many people invest in real estate hoping to make “passive income” but instead find they work more than they would at a day job! But not all real estate niches require a lot of time - and today’s show proves that! Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast we sit down with Dr Kenyon Meadows, a real estate investor who chooses to invest his money using a variety of passive real estate vehicles including funding other real estate investors, investing out of state through several turnkey companies, and investing in over thirty crowdfunding deals! If you are looking to make your real estate more passive- this is one show you can’t afford to miss!
#218: Driving for Deal Flow and Remarkable Educational Marketing with Erik Stark
Why is it some investors buy deals every single month - when others look for years without landing a single great real estate deal? Two words: deal flow. On today’s episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast we sit down with Erik Stark to talk about how he consistently drives leads to his real estate business using “driving for dollars,” direct mail marketing, and a fascinating “education marketing” strategy that you’ll be excited to try for yourself!
#217: How to Work Less and Earn More Using the 80/20 Rule with Perry Marshall
Every day, our lives are consumed by things that simply don’t amount to much. In fact- most of your successes will come from a very small percentage of your activities. That’s the basic concept of the 80/20 Rule and today’s guest is one of the world’s foremost experts on using the 80/20 rule in business! Today’s guest is Perry Marshall, author of 80/20 Sales and Marketing and on today’s fascinating show, Perry dives into how to use this principle to work less and achieve more. And don’t miss the fascinating discussion on how to make $10,000 an hour; if you’ve never heard this concept before, it’s about to blow your mind (and business) into the stratosphere!
#216: Buying 150 Houses and Experiencing a Financial Meltdown with Damion Lupo
On today’s episode of The BiggerPockets Podcast, we’re pumped to introduce you to Damion Lupo, an experienced real estate investor and hard money lender who has seen it all in real estate—both the good and bad! You’ll learn how it was Damion’s naiveté that led to his early success (and why naiveté matters), as well as the traits that helped Damion build up an incredibly successful cash-flowing business. And don’t miss Damion’s story of the murdered security guard or his golden answers to the question, “How do you get a lender to say yes?”
#215: Condo Conversions, Student Rentals, and Profiting in a Hot Market with Ricky Beliveau
Boston is a tough market. Prices are high, but even high rents aren’t enough to make it profitable to invest. Ricky Beliveau makes money by renting to students, converting small multifamily buildings into condos (it’s easier than you think!), and transitioning unused space into more bedrooms to add massive value.
#214: Building a $30M Fund to Invest in Real Estate with Joel Sherlock
Some investors buy a single house. Some buy a small multifamily. But today on The BiggerPockets Podcast, we sit down with someone who jumped into real estate in a much bigger way! Joel Sherlock is an investor from Canada who put together a $30 million dollar fund to buy real estate in America. You’ll learn why he went this route and how you can follow a similar strategy in your own business. You’ll also learn about Joel’s entrance into the world of commercial real estate, including the pros and cons of that niche.
#213: Investing in Real Estate without Being a Landlord with Noah Kagan
If there is one thing you can know for sure by listening to the BiggerPockets Podcast, it’s this: There are a LOT of ways to invest in real estate! That’s why we’re excited to bring you today’s interview with Noah Kagan, who invests in a different way than most of the guests we’ve had on the show. Noah currently runs several very successful internet businesses (SumoMe and AppSumo) and knew he didn’t want to be a landlord; Noah knows his best return is made in his business. Therefore, he devised his investing strategy around NOT being the landlord. Noah is a wealth of information and one of the most motivating humans we’ve ever met. So sit back and enjoy today’s episode with Noah!
#212: Buying a 115-Unit Apartment Complex for No Cash Out of Pocket with Brian Murray
How much does it cost to buy a large apartment complex? Millions? Think again! On today’s episode of The BiggerPockets Podcast, we’re excited to welcome back Brian Murray to the show. Brian, who was last seen on episode 126, has done some pretty amazing things over the past several years — including purchasing a 115-unit property that cost him nothing out of pocket (and, in fact, he walked out of closing with a massive check!). Whether you are looking to buy one house or a 100-unit property, this podcast will inform, motivate, and inspire you to massive action.
#211: Investing in Out-of-State Rentals and Notes with Bob Malecki
What’s the best way to invest in real estate when the numbers don’t make sense in your backyard? Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast, we sit down with Bob Malecki, a real estate investor who started by purchasing local rental properties but quickly shifted gears into two other niches: out of state rentals and mortgage notes. In this episode, Bob explains why he chose to make the switch and walks listeners through the step-by-step process for getting started investing outside your backyard!
#210: My First Deal Changed My Life! A Newbie Show with Sunny, SunMarie, and Sam
Can a single real estate deal change your life? Definitely! That’s the topic on today’s “newbie episode” of the BiggerPockets Podcast, where we sit down for several interviews with real estate investors who have just purchased their first deal. In the first interview, you’ll hear how Sunny and SunMarie Burns used a fantastic “house hack” to invest in an extremely high-priced area. In the second interview, you’ll hear how Sam Valme was able to house-hack his home into a vacation rental that throws off massive cash flow each month. These stories are incredibly inspiring and full of tips that can help new AND experienced investors achieve more in their business!
#209: Flipping 83 Homes in the Last 18 Months with Kevin Carroll
Is small thinking holding you back? Not after this episode! Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast, Josh and Brandon talk with Kevin Carroll, a real estate investor who decided 18 months ago that he wanted to start flipping houses… and has done 83 flips in the past year and a half! Perhaps most impressively, Kevin did most of these flips out of state utilizing strategic partnerships — a strategy that just might change the way you think about real estate forever. Sit back and prepare to have your mindset expanded and let “big thinking” take over.
#208: Buying 41 Units on Your First Deal + Mobile Home Park Investing with Jack Baczek
Most people begin their real estate investing with a small single family purchase. Some even start with a duplex or triplex. But today’s guest on the BiggerPockets Podcast skipped the intro phase and jumped right into a 41-unit property early in his 20s! Today, you’ll learn how Jack Baczek used a strategy not before mentioned on the podcast to invest in 41 units, as well as his transition to mobile home park investing (and why that niche ROCKS). Jack’s story is truly inspirational, and you’ll walk away from this interview inspired, entertained, and pumped up to take massive action on your own business!
#207: How to Achieve Greater Success by Doing Less with Devin Elder
Real estate investors wear a lot of hats, especially in the beginning: contractor, bookkeeper, receptionist, and more. But if you truly want to grow your business, you must do LESS. At least, that’s the message you’ll hear today on The BiggerPockets Podcast, where Josh and Brandon sit down with real estate investor Devin Elder about how he’s been able to scale his business by doing fewer and fewer tasks. You’ll learn how he went from a single family rental in 2012 to buying multiple properties each month. We cover the topic of BRRRR investing, fix and flipping, using private lenders, getting started with no money, and lots more. Stay tuned for this powerful episode!
#206: Taking Massive Action to Do 20+ Deals in Two Years with Joe England
Two years ago, Joe England was just a full-time military guy, dreaming about financial freedom. Now, he’s done over 20 deals and is taking massive action to create an incredible future for himself. On this episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we dive deep into Joe’s story and learn how taking massive action has helped him build his portfolio — despite being deployed overseas the majority of the time.
#205: Snowballing from Single Family Houses to Apartment Complexes with Jered Sturm
How does one transition from doing simple houses to more complex deals? That’s the topic on today’s episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, where we sit down once again with Jered Sturm, a real estate investor from the Midwest who’s made the transition from doing all his own work on single family houses to purchasing larger properties. In this episode, we dig in deep on the purchase of his newest 42-unit apartment complex and the unique “value-add” ideas he discovered that made this property a home run!
#204: Flipping 30+ Deals by Age Twenty-Five with Chris Gill
Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast, you’ll hear from Chris Gill, a real estate investor in the San Antonio market who has only been investing for three years but has already done over 30 deals — mostly fix and flips. On this episode, we walk through Chris’s unique journey, including his initial four-plex rental property and his path toward flipping “the worst houses in the area.” And don’t miss Chris’s fantastic tip for finding deals that no one on the BiggerPockets Podcast has mentioned yet!
#203: Finding Deals, Funding, Contractors, and Mentors with Matt and Liz Faircloth
When learning how to invest in real estate successfully, most people struggle finding four things: mentors, contractors, deals, and funding. That’s why today we’re excited to bring back Matt and Liz Faircloth onto The BiggerPockets Podcast to talk about how they find each of these! Matt and Liz (who were on episode 88) join us today as we dive deep into solving many of the problems that new investors struggle with. They also share the difficult story of how they recently shut down a major arm of their business and why it was the best move for them. Finally, Matt and Liz delve into the recent purchase of their 49-unit apartment building, offering some unique tips that will help you find and fund your next big deal!
#202: Escaping the Rat Race Through Rental Properties with Mark Walker
Most people dream of getting out of the “rat race,” quitting their day job, and living on passive income sources. However, usually that’s just wishful thinking. But today, we’re excited to introduce you to a real estate investor who did just that using rental properties, and he explains just how he did it. You’ll learn how our guest, Mark Walker, used single family houses at first to begin building his portfolio, and how his passive income really took off when he switched to multifamily. And you’ll love the in-depth discussion on exactly how he acquired his 64-unit apartment building!
#201: Flipping 100+ "Zombie" Houses with Justin Stamper
Dead “zombie” houses are everywhere — just waiting for you to bring them back to life if you are willing to take the risk! That’s the story we dive deep into today on the BiggerPockets Podcast when we sit down with reality TV star Justin Stamper, a real estate investor from the Orlando, FL market who has a fascinating and inspiring story of rising up from near financial ruin to become one of the most prolific investors in his market. You’ll learn how his “punk rock” attitude has given him a unique perspective on his investing and how he has been able to flip over 100 “zombie” homes (and wholesale over 200 other deals!) in the past several years. After listening to this show, you’ll be inspired, motivated, and educated enough to tackle your next zombie house!
#200: A Step-by-Step Guide to Buying Your First Real Estate Investment
Welcome to the BiggerPockets Podcast show 200! We wanted to create a show that we could point people to in the future as an ultimate resource for building their real estate investment business. If you are new, this will give you a step-by-step plan. If you are experienced, it will help you systematize your business better and pick up new ideas to streamline how you buy properties. These tips were obtained from the community in a recent Forum thread Josh started.
Real estate investing is no longer just for older generations! Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast, we sit down with Houssein Al-Eidan, an accountant from the St Louis area who has purchased 25 rental units — and he’s just turning 25 years old this month! You’ll hear Houssein’s unique strategy of buying lower-price properties (many from auctions) and using a variety of strategies to increase his returns (including AirBnB and even leaving some properties vacant!). This show is bound to leave you inspired to expand your own real estate portfolio — no matter what age you are.
#198: Financial Freedom Through Small Multifamily Rentals with Eric Bowlin
How many rental units does it take to achieve “financial freedom?” Maybe not as many as you think! That’s the topic on today’s episode, where Josh and Brandon sit down to talk with Eric Bowlin, a real estate investor who achieved financial freedom at the age of 30, largely using the “BRRRR” strategy to finance his deals. Eric owns fewer than 30 units but was able to “retire” off the cash flow — and today, you’ll learn just how he did it (and how you can do the same). You’ll also love his tips on how to find great deals on the MLS and how to manage your properties — even if you don’t live close by. Be sure to take some notes on this one — you are going to need them!
#197: Starting with $10k and Buying 52 Units in 3 Years with Chris Heeren
Get ready to be inspired, amazed, and blown away with today’s BiggerPockets episode! Today on the show we’re sitting down with Chris Heeren, a real estate investor from Wisconsin who’s absolutely crushing it with his rental property investing. In just the past three years, Chris has built a massive portfolio of houses and small multifamily properties — and he did it with just over $10,000 to start AND while working full-time. Packed with tips, stories, and incredible advice, this show will completely revolutionize the way you run your real estate business forever and prove — once and for all — that anyone can succeed no matter their situation. Listen up!
#196: LLCs, House Hacking, and Saving on Taxes with Brandon Hall
What has five letters but causes so much fear that millions of wannabe investors never get started? That’s right: TAXES. But taxes don’t need to be scary — and understanding and utilizing the tax system can actually help grow your business and help you build incredible wealth. That’s why we’re excited today to sit down with Brandon Hall, a CPA and real estate investor who works exclusively with real estate investors to help them strategize and organize their business in the most cost-saving way possible. We cover Brandon’s real estate journey, including house hacking, LLCs, S-Corps, bookkeeping, and so much more. You’ll love Brandon’s engaging and entertaining personality, and for once in your life, you might even enjoy learning about taxes!
#195: Financing College Rentals & Mobile Home Parks Using Remarkable Creativity with Rudy Curtler
Trying to build a real estate empire while working a full-time job can be tough, which is why many people decide to use a partner to maximize their results. That’s the story on today’s episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, where we sit down with Rudy Curtler to talk about how he is building a portfolio of college rentals and mobile home parks utilizing a partner. You’ll learn how (and why) Rudy is building his portfolio hundreds of miles from his home, the incredible benefits of investing in mobile home parks (“6x better than houses” according to Rudy), and how he’s able to put together the financing on deals using remarkable creativity!
#194: Achieving Impressive Spreads Through High-End Flips with Justin Silverio
Is your ultimate goal to increase the spreads of your investments to the point where you can comfortably quit your job? Tune in for a conversation with Justin Silverio, an investor who successfully made the switch to full-time real estate entrepreneur and who is now focusing on the niche of higher-end rehabs. For tips on deal evaluation, how to find contractors for your particular project, and direct mail strategies, don’t miss this inspiring episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast!
#193: Finding and Managing Rental Properties While Working Full-Time with Steve Garner
Everyone knows rental properties can be a great way to build wealth and cash flow. Yet so few people ever take the steps needed to build their portfolio. That’s why we’re excited for you to listen to this week’s episode of The BiggerPockets Podcast! On this show, we sit down with Steve Garner, a North Carolina investor who currently is building and managing a rental portfolio while working a full-time job he loves. You’ll learn several creative methods for finding deals that have worked great for Steve, as well as some of his clever tricks for managing tenants with minimal work!
#192: Income from Cash Flow but Wealth from Appreciation with Russel Brazil
“I can’t invest in real estate — everything is too expensive” is a common statement used by newbie real estate investors across the world. But is it true? Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast, we’re excited to dig in on the topic with Russell Brazil, an investor from the DC area who has a unique perspective on the wealth-building power of appreciation (AND cash flow!).
#191: Buying Out-of-State Rentals and Investing Later in Life with Bill Manassero
Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast, we’re excited to introduce you to a man who didn’t start investing until later in life but has built an impressive portfolio in the past few years. Even more, he bought his rentals thousands of miles away from where he lives! You’ll learn the inspiring tale of our guest, Bill Manassero, and how he went from running an orphanage in Haiti to buying rental properties and the challenges that transition caused. You’ll also be inspired by Bill’s heart and his real purpose for creating wealth through real estate. You are going to love this powerful episode, and it just might change why you invest in real estate! (And don’t miss Bill’s story of how his family appeared on Oprah!)
#190: Building 61 Different Passive Streams of Income with Pat Hiban
Are you building vertical or horizontal income in your life? If you aren’t sure, don’t miss this exceptionally important episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, where we talk with Pat Hiban about creating multiple streams of passive income. Pat, who is a New York Times bestselling author, shares his real estate journey with us today, starting from a humble “house hack” to participating in multi-million dollar apartment complex purchases. You’ll also learn why (and how) Pat has 61 different sources of “horizontal” income streams and the best ways to begin building your own. Don’t miss a second of this incredible show.
#189: 500 Deals, the $100,000 Wholesale Paycheck, & the Systems That Make it Work with Tarl Yarber
Are you looking to ultimately work less, travel more, and life proactively rather than reactively? The key to this life is found in systems. And on today’s episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we are excited to introduce you to a guest who’s a master at building systems in his business. Tarl Yarber, an investor in the Pacific Northwest, shares his story of beginning with no money, making $100,000 on a single wholesale deal, and ultimately turning his love for real estate into a profitable business that has done 500 deals. This powerful show is sure to transform the way you run your business forever.
#188: Using 20+ Years of Studying Market Cycles to Buy Low & Sell High David Gudmundsen
Is the real estate market about to collapse? Do we have 10 more years? What’s the future hold? While no one can definitively answer these questions, today’s guest has some keen insight into timing the market, allowing you to “buy low and sell high.” Today, we’re excited to introduce you to David Gudmundsen, an investor who’s been in the game more than 20 years and who’s seen numerous peaks and valleys — and who has learned how to ride the wave. With more than 250 deals under his belt, David is an incredible resource for anyone looking to grow their portfolio — or preserve it — during times of uncertainty. Unless you know exactly where the real estate market is headed next, don’t miss this powerful and entertaining episode!
#187: Building Wealth Through Older Small Multifamily Properties with Dana Bull
In this episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we talk about a subject many investors debate about: investing in OLD properties. Today’s guest, Dana Bull, has filled her portfolio with properties over 100 years — and she dishes out the good, the bad, and the ugly details. You’ll also learn why Dana focuses on small multifamily properties and she offers some incredible insight into being an effective landlord — no matter your age or experience level.
#186: How to Get Your First Few Properties - Even in a Competitive Market with Dave Meyer
There are a lot of excuses people use for why they don’t invest in real estate. Maybe they work too much. Maybe they don’t have any money. Maybe the market is too hot. But some — like our guest today — don’t let those difficulties stop them. Instead, they use creativity to overcome obstacles and build a real estate empire. So today on the BiggerPockets Podcast, we are excited to introduce you to Dave Meyer, an investor from the Denver market, who shares his story of buying eight units using creativity, intelligence, and in incredible level of hustle!
#185: How “Rent-to-Own” Can Increase Cash Flow and Maximize Equity with Bill Powers
On today’s episode of The BiggerPockets Podcast, Josh and Brandon sit down with Bill Powers, a real estate investor from the Chicago suburbs, to learn how he went from zero to over 70 units in five years while focusing on lease options — also known as “rent to own.” This powerful strategy is one that anyone can begin using in their business to achieve more cash flow and equity — and today, you’ll learn all the details. Get your pen and paper out for this show — you’ll want to take some notes!
#184: From Real Estate Agent to 800+ Deals with Bill Lublin
In today’s humorous episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, you’ll meet Bill Lublin, a real estate expert who has invested in over 800 deals while also building the largest real estate agency in his state! You’ll learn how Bill got his start in real estate sales, why he was a terrible agent, and the one thing that changed everything. You’ll also hear how Bill has been able to do over 800 investment deals (from single family homes to multifamily to motels to development and more), his management philosophy, and why he thinks investors probably should NOT get their real estate license.
#183: Achieving Financial Independence Through Rental Properties with Sarah Pritchett
What does it take to achieve financial independence? Thousands of deals and a 100+ hour work-week hustle? Not according to today’s guest! Today we bring you an incredible interview with Sarah Pritchett who just one year ago began her journey toward financial independence using rental properties — part-time! You’ll learn how Sarah is building a rental portfolio despite living in one of the most crowded, competitive markets in the world, as well as her best tips on overcoming obstacles, creative finance, and more. This show will not only give you miles of practical advice, it will leave you saying, “I can totally do that!”
#182: 674 Multifamily Units in Three Years with Jake & Gino
Whether you own a single property or 1,000 units, systematizing your business is the key to growth. That’s why we’re excited to introduce you to Jake Stenziano and Gino Barbaro, a real estate partnership that’s scaled to 674 units in just the past three years. In this explosive interview, Jake and Gino share their story of building a sizable portfolio using a variety of creative methods. You’ll learn about the “hard lumps” they took on their first deal, the mindset changes they needed to take to transform their business, how they financed a 200+ unit apartment for no cash down, and a lot more. This incredible show will not only change your business — it might just change the way you look at life.
#181: Finding Deals & Scaling in a Competitive Market with Lauren Hardy
Let’s be honest: It can be tough to find a great deal in today’s competitive real estate market. If you find yourself in that situation, you are going to love today’s show! Today we hear from Lauren Hardy, a house flipper and wholesaler in the highly competitive Southern California market who overcame a rough beginning to scale her business to several deals a month. You’ll love Lauren’s honesty about quitting her job too early and her straightforward approach to finding deals, evaluating a market, and creating systems that allow her to work and live a full life. And grab some scratch paper — this is definitely one show you are going to want to take some notes on!
#180: 58 Deals by Age Twenty-Three with Devan McClish
What were you doing at 23 years old? Probably not building 17 houses like today’s guest! That’s right — our guest today on the BiggerPockets Podcast is Devan McClish, a real estate investor from Nashville who’s done nearly 60 deals in just the past couple years — using almost no money of his own. You’ll learn how Devan finds deals, raises money, works with contractors, and so much more. This show will go down as one of the greatest in BiggerPockets history — so don’t miss a second of it!
#179: Doing the “Impossible” by Buying 100+ Units in His First Two Years with Dale Hensel
What stops most people from achieving massive success through real estate? Money? Cheap properties? Knowledge? According to our guest today, it’s fear. That’s why we’re excited to introduce you to Dale Hensel, an investor who’s done everything from single family to multifamily to notes and a LOT more. You’ll be amazed at the simple way Dale used his “ignorance” that something should be hard to build several large, successful businesses — including one real estate company he took public!
#178: From House Hacker to House Flipper & Landlord with Charlie Kao
Trying to build a real estate portfolio when you are brand new and work a full-time job can be tough. That’s why today we are excited to bring you an interview with an investor (and moonlighting stand-up comedian) with a remarkable story of using various “house hacks” to jump into the game. Charlie Kao, who hails from the Detroit, Michigan market, covers his entire investing journey, from condo investing to house flipping to landlording and more. And don’t miss Charlie’s powerful — and incredibly unique — strategy for finding deals through networking! Today’s show is sure to bring new strategies to your business, and the humor will leave you smiling all day!
#177: Using Fixer-Upper Rentals (BRRRR) to Achieve Financial Independence with Ben Walhood
When you hear the acronym “BRRRR,” what comes to mind? Winter? Well, today on the BiggerPockets Podcast, we’re going to talk about BRRRR — and, no, we’re not talking about the temperature! On this powerful episode, we dive deep into one of the most popular and exciting strategies for real estate investors today — the BRRRR strategy (Buy-Rehab-Rent-Refinance-Repeat). We talk with Ben Walhood, a real estate investor from the Chicago suburbs who has found tremendous success buying properties in several states using BRRRR, as well as several other strategies. You’ll learn why it took Ben nearly ten years to “take off” as an investor, as well as the best tips he has for finding success today. Grab a notebook and pencil — because this is one show you’ll want to take some notes!
#176: How to Close 100+ Deals In Your First 18 Months with Tom Krol
Everyone knows it’s tough to find deals in today’s real estate market — but somehow our guest today, Tom Krol, didn’t get that memo! In his first 18 months, Tom closed over one hundred wholesale deals and has continued to dominate his market. In this explosive and highly entertaining episode, Tom goes into incredible detail on the exact methods he used to build out a highly automated real estate acquisition machine. And don’t miss the in-depth discussion on nine specific lists that Tom mails to; it just might change your business forever. Hang on tight — this show is about to rock your world!
#175: The Power of a Team to Build a Multifamily Real Estate Empire with Mike O’Connor and Matt Wood
Building a real estate portfolio can be challenging — but taking others along for the ride can help everyone achieve incredible results. That’s the topic on today’s episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, where we sit down with Mike O’Connor and Matt Wood, two young investors from the Atlanta area who have built a sizable portfolio (150+ units) in a very short time thanks to the power of a team. You’ll learn why they jumped straight from a single house to an apartment complex and the mindset and strategies needed to pull it off successfully. This highly entertaining show will have you taking notes — and laughing — ’til the very end!
#174: Lessons Learned From 2,000+ Transactions Over 44 Years with Dave Short
Around BiggerPockets, we often encourage newer investors to sit down with an experienced real estate investor to “pick their brain” and soak up their wisdom. Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast, we want to do just that. Dave Short began investing in real estate nearly half a century ago and has an incredible level of insight into the ups and downs of building wealth through real estate. We cover everything from overcoming failure to flipping a hundred houses in four years and much more!
#173: Flipping 100+ Houses in an Expensive, Competitive Market with Steve Jones
House flipping can be incredibly profitable and fun — but for many people, trying to make it work is next to impossible because of the high cost of homes. That’s why on this episode we’re excited to chat with Steve Jones, a house flipper from Southern California who has flipped over 100 deals in his neighborhood. Steve’s advice is rock solid for anyone looking to grow their real estate business — and you are going to love his advice about open houses. Steve’s perspectives just might change how you do real estate forever.
#172: Breaking Into Apartment Investing with a 100-Unit First Deal with Jonathan Twombly
Have you ever dreamed of owning large apartment complexes? If so, don’t miss this powerful interview with Jonathan Twombly, a real estate investor whose very first deal had over 100 units! You’ll learn why Jonathan skipped the “small deal phase” and jumped right into big deals — and how he’s gone from nothing to over 400 units in the past several years. This show offers an incredibly realistic view of what it actually takes to break into the apartment complex market!
#171: How to Overcome a Devastating First Flip, Scale to 300+ Deals, and Get Land for Free with Ryland Taniguchi
How would you feel after losing $150,000 on one of your first deals? That’s the story we’re excited to bring you today with guest Ryland Taniguchi. Ryland shares his incredible comeback story of losing a huge sum of money on a flip-gone-bad and fighting through the difficulty to do over 300 deals. You’ll be both amazed and emboldened to blaze through your own difficulties, and you might just pick up a few new tricks while you’re at it. This show is packed full of high-level, actionable tips that will help any investor grow to new heights.
#170: The Journey From Flipping Houses to Owning 1,470 Units with Andrew Cushman
On this inspiring episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we sit down with real estate entrepreneur Andrew Cushman to learn how he went from a full-time job as a chemical engineer to a house flipper and finally a real estate syndicator, buying over 1400 units in less than a decade. You’ll learn how Andrew finds deals, manages the rehabs on a large scale, raises money for large apartment purchases, and more. Don’t miss a moment of this powerful show!
#169: Using Hustle and Persistence to Build Wealth Through Real Estate with David Greene
What does it take to truly find success in real estate — especially when you make an average salary and live in an expensive city? That’s the topic of today’s show, where we sit down with David Greene, a full-time police officer in the San Francisco market who’s managed to buy multiple deals in the past several years through mass hustle and persistent deal-finding. You’ll learn how David finds deals, invests both in-and-out-of-state, and finances those deals on a cop’s salary! This show is sure to motivate and educate you to do more deals this year!
#168: Building Hundreds of Homes to Sell or Rent with Cameron Skinner
Today we’re excited to bring you an interview with a savvy investor who’s done over 500 deals — Cameron Skinner. Cameron got his start with new construction spec builds in the late 1990s and due to the changing economy created an interesting twist that we know you guys are going to just love. This episode is packed with incredible, actionable advice that will leave you shouting, “I’m totally going to do that strategy!”
#167: 0 to 25 Units in Your First Year (Part-Time!) with Kevin Wood
People have a lot of excuses about why they aren’t’ investing in real estate. “I work too much.” “I live in an expensive area.” “I don’t know enough.” But on today’s show, we sit down with a BiggerPockets member who is absolutely crushing it — despite a full-time job, living in Silicon Valley, and being brand-new to real estate. You’ll learn how Kevin Wood has managed to go from zero to twenty-five deals in under a year, largely using networking on BiggerPockets to make it happen. You’ll be inspired, motivated, and educated to get off the bench and jump into the game!
#166: How Modeling Greatness Can Get You To 100+ Deals with Matt Aitchison
One of the best ways to achieve incredible results in your life is to model others who have succeeded before. At least- that’s how our guest today was able to do over 100 deals- all before his 28th birthday! Today Matt Aitchison shares his story of overcoming a rough past and how he used real estate to define an incredible future. This powerful show is slammed packed with actionable tips and tactics that YOU can use, right now, in your business to increase your net worth through real estate investing! This show is bound to go down in the books as one of the greatest shows in BiggerPockets history!
#165: Limiting Beliefs That Hold You Back From Incredible Wealth with Natali Morris
Real estate investing is a powerful tool for building wealth — but without firm personal finance skills, an investor could lose everything! On this episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we talk with CNBC correspondent Natali Morris about the financial skills you need to succeed. In this discussion with Natali, we talk about the limiting beliefs that stop a person from achieving success, the difficulty in raising children to be financially smart, how to keep your family “afloat” while building your business, and much more!
#164: Scaling from 0 to 400+ Deals Through Real Estate Entrepreneurship with Steve Mills
What’s it truly take to go from beginner to advanced in real estate? On this episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we sit down with Steve Mills, who shares exactly how he was able to overcome a bad first deal, find mentors, work with a partner, and eventually do more than four hundred real estate deals! This show is both highly motivating and informative and will definitely leave you with some great nuggets that you can use in your business to buy more real estate and have more fun doing it!
#163: Making Your Real Estate Business Soar While Working a Full-Time Job with Bill Allen
Having a full-time job can make investing in real estate tough. However, with the right systems, people, and plan, your business can thrive no matter how few hours you have to dedicate towards it! In this episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we sit down with Bill Allen, a navy pilot who’s done just that in a very short time. We talk about hiring your first employee, finding good deals, using low down payment loans to fund your deals, and a lot more. If you are looking to make your real estate business launch into the stratosphere, don’t miss a moment of this show!
#162: How to Pay Less to the IRS with Amanda Han, CPA
No one likes paying taxes, so let’s talk about how you can pay FAR less to the IRS! On today’s show, we sit down with real estate investor and CPA Amanda Han, the author of the brand new book The Book on Tax Strategies for the Savvy Real Estate Investors. In this powerful (and fun!) interview, you’ll learn about the biggest tax mistakes investors make when setting up — and running — their real estate business. This interview could literally save you thousands of dollars! Dig in!
#161: Turning Good Income Into Incredible Legacy Wealth with NFL Star Ryan Broyles
A lot of people make good income from their jobs, but few are able to turn that income into lasting, generational wealth. That’s why we’re super pumped to bring you this interview with professional football player Ryan Broyles. Ryan shares the strategies he used to turn the money made from football into rental properties that will provide for his future for decades to come. Ryan candidly talks about the creative strategies he’s used to pull off some impressive deals, the keys to working with partners, living life on a budget, and more. This episode is bound to change your outlook on investing, whether you are a football fan or not!
#160: From 0 to 50 Flips in 5 Years (While Still Working a Job!) with Stefanie Marshall
Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast, we sit down and chat with Stefanie Marshall, an investor from Northern California who has flipped more than 50 properties in the last five years, all while working a job as an accountant! In this powerful (and hilarious) interview, Stefanie shares how she jumped into the flipping game, how she managed to purchase a property in California for just $30,000, the sad story of losing $100,000 on a single flip, and how she bounced back to create an impressive flipping empire! Don’t miss a second of this fun, informative (and often sarcastic) episode!
#159: How to Build a Real Estate Business That Buys 60 Deals a Year with Nathan Brooks
Anyone can buy a house. However, it takes a special kind of business (and business owner) to buy dozens of deals every year. That’s the story on today’s episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, when we sit down with Nathan Brooks to talk about how he went from casual investor to buying nearly sixty deals last year. You’ll learn the key hires that made this transition possible, the process for hiring the perfect team members to work your systems, Nathan’s story of bringing in a partner to help scale, and so much more. If you are looking to really expand your business through partners, employees, and processes, dive into this powerful episode!
#158: An Easy-to-Follow Blueprint for Building Your Real Estate Deal Pipeline with Jeff DeCarlo
Great real estate deals can be hard to find in a competitive market. So how do some investors manage to find multiple deals every month? That’s the focus of today’s show, where we sit down with active real estate entrepreneur Jeff DeCarlo as he shares his step-by-step blueprint for getting hundreds of leads from motivated sellers! You’ll love the “extra mile” Jeff goes to ensure his real estate pipeline never dries up!
#157: A Simple Morning Ritual to Help You Dominate Every Area of Your Life with Hal Elrod
He was clinically dead for six minutes. No heartbeat. No sign of life. But Hal Elrod came back from this devastating event and has impacted millions in the process through his bestselling book, The Miracle Morning. Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast you’ll hear Hal’s full story, from the drunk driver that nearly ended everything to the lessons he learned that completely revolutionized his life. Hal’s story — and his advice on reaching your full potential — is sure to rock your life and leave you forever changed for the better. No matter what stage of your real estate investing business you find yourself in today, this show is about to help you get to the next level. Hang on tight!
#156: Lifestyle Engineering Through Commercial, Residential, and Vacation Rentals with Mark Spidell
On this episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we sit down with Mark Spidell, an investor from the great state of Colorado, to discuss how he uses real estate to engineer his ideal lifestyle! We talk about partnering with family, investing out-of-state, buying small commercial buildings, owning vacation rentals, and much, much more! Not only will this episode entertain and inform you, it will also help you clarify your own investing plan so you can begin engineering your own perfect lifestyle!
#155: From Zero to 200+ Deals in Five Years with Sharad Mehta
Boom! Prepare to be blown away by this unbelievable interview with an investor who’s gone from nothing to more than 200 deals in just five years! You’ll learn how Sharad was able to find great deals, finance those deals, and build an investment portfolio that continues to grow no matter where lives or travels in the world. This show is one of the most humorous and most enlightening shows ever recorded on the BiggerPockets Podcast, so why are you still reading this? Listen to the show!
#154: Finding Incredible Deals to Flip or Rent from 3,000 Miles Away with Bob Couture
Finding deals in your own backyard can be tough — but today we’re talking to a guest who finds incredible deals from across the country! Bob Couture joins us today to tell us his inspiring story of starting out with several “failed” flips, finding a partner, using crowdfunding, and much more. This show is jam packed with actionable tips and tricks for real estate investing, whether the deals are in your backyard or across the world!
#153: From $600k in Debt to 108 Single Family Rentals with Linda McKissack
On today’s episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we are excited to bring you an interview with a prolific investor (and author of one of the world’s biggest real estate books, HOLD: How to Find, Buy, and Rent Houses for Wealth), Linda McKissack! Linda currently owns 108 single family homes — but she didn’t start out that way. Learn how Linda discovered the power that real estate can have on a lifestyle and the mindset needed to make your dreams a reality. This show will blow you away with Linda’s honesty, integrity, and story of excellence. Don’t miss a second of it!
#152: Building Wealth and Passive Income with Rental Properties with Ben Leybovich, Brian Burke, and Serge Shukhat
How would you like to own ten, fifty, or a thousand rental units? That’s the topic of today’s podcast roundtable with three previous guests of the BiggerPockets Podcast, Ben Leybovich, Brian Burke, and Serge Shukhat. These three investors have three very different business models, and in this fascinating discussion, each shares how they use rental properties to build wealth and passive income. We discuss (and debate) every aspect of the investor’s journey — all in an effort to help you succeed! We also discuss the big dangers rental investors face and how YOU can avoid those problems! Don’t miss this incredibly powerful episode with three fun, smart, and successful rental property investors!
#150: Designing a Lifestyle-Based Real Estate Business with Luke Swab
For some, the goal of real estate is to make tens of millions of dollars. For others, like today’s guest, it’s a way to finance an incredible life. Today’s guest, Luke Swab, shares with us his story of designing his lifestyle through real estate and how you can do the same. Luke’s story will take you from the wild waters of Alaska to a motorcycle trip through Africa to the streets of Michigan real estate and more! Don’t miss this incredible honest, humorous, and informative episode!
#149: Early Retirement, Real Estate Bubbles, and Dangerous Scams with Radio/TV Star Clark Howard!
Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast, we’re excited to sit down with an individual many people already know from television, radio, and the newspaper -- Clark Howard. Besides being a nationally-syndicated radio and TV star, Clark Howard is also a real estate investor who has a unique outlook on the way real estate should fit into your financial picture, as well as numerous tips on avoiding scams, finding great locations to invest in, and much more! Don’t miss a second of this powerful episode!
#148: From 0 to 51 Units Despite Living in a Crazy Expensive Location with Nazz Wang
How do you build up a sizable real estate portfolio when you live in one of the most expensive cities in America? That’s the topic we dive into today on the BiggerPockets Podcast with guest Nazz Wang. Nazz has gone from 0 to 51 units in the past several years, both local in California and across the country. You’ll learn how Nazz overcame a bad first investing experience to find her niche in “lazy real estate investing” and how you can do the same!
#147: Turning “Weird” Properties Into Cash-Flowing Monsters with Johnny Youssef
Sometimes to find success, you have to think outside the box! That’s why today on the BiggerPockets Podcast we’re excited to bring you an interview with Johnny Youssef, a young investor who has found clever ways to turn properties that no one else wants into cash flowing monsters. You’ll be inspired and motivated after hearing Johnny’s story, as well as his philosophy of using “financial freedom” to help others. Don’t miss a second of this powerful show!
#146: Buying 100+ Units Through Word of Mouth Marketing with Enrique Jevons
Finding deals can be tough in today’s real estate market, but one technique that works in every market is word of mouth marketing! In today’s show, Enrique Jevons shares his story of quitting a 21-year career to become his own boss and build a real estate empire. You’ll learn about finding deals, managing properties, getting your real estate license, and so much more!
#145: Creative Investing in an Expensive Market, Seller Financing, and Buying Foreclosures with Grammy-Nominated Jeremy Jones
On this episode of The BiggerPockets Podcast, we sit down with an investor who's also a Grammy-nominated musician! Jeremy Jones has been acquiring rental properties in the Seattle metro area for several years, focusing primarily on multifamily investments and supplying him with a stream of passive income. You’ll love both his tactics and mindset and will walk away from this interview with numerous actionable ideas to help take your business to new heights. Enjoy!
#144: Getting Out of Your Comfort Zone and Kicking Butt at Real Estate with Danny Johnson
Do you have an “A-type” personality? If not, don’t worry--you can still build wealth through real estate! In this episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we talk with Danny Johnson (a real estate investor from San Antonio, Texas) about overcoming fears, age, and inexperience to successfully do more than 200 real estate transactions in the past decade! You’ll love the tips and advice Danny offers, and the role-playing phone call between Danny and Brandon will improve your phone skills with motivated sellers dramatically! Don’t miss this powerful show!
#143: Quitting a 6-Figure Job to Go Full-Time in Real Estate with Nick Baldo
On this episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast we sit down with a real estate investor who quit his six-figure full-time job at a Fortune 100 company to pursue his real estate investing dreams. Our guest, Nick Baldo, shares his story of starting with nothing and turning that into a sizable business that both flips and rents houses. Oh, and Nick isn’t even thirty yet! Don’t miss this informative episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast!
#142: 22 ½ ACTIONABLE Tips for Beginner Real Estate Investors With Josh and Brandon!
WARNING: We’re sorry, but there is no way you’ll be able to listen to today’s show without taking MASSIVE ACTION immediately after! Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast, Josh and Brandon bring you 22 (and a half) of their all-time favorite ACTIONABLE tips for building your real estate empire, especially if you're just getting started. This show will leave you with a serious list of direct, actionable next steps that you can start implementing in your real estate today. Get ready because this show is going to change how you do real estate. You’ve been warned!
#141: 7 Ways to Find Incredible Real Estate Deals with Chad Carson
In today's busy real estate world, great deals can be hard for investors to find. That is why today we are excited to bring you a special episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, recorded live at the TradeKing stage at FinCon 2015. In this interview with Chad Carson, you'll learn his top seven favorite strategies for finding great deals even if your market is overheated! If you need to buy a great deal this year, the show is for you!
#140: The Riches Are in the Niches (Like Student Housing) with Bill Syrios
Real estate investing is a BIG field, and there are hundreds of ways to build wealth. However, according to our guest today, the riches are in the niches! On today’s show we sit down with Bill Syrios, an investor from Oregon who specializes in the incredibly lucrative field of student housing (as well as numerous other niches!). You’ll learn how he transformed an early real estate setback into a business that owns hundreds of properties in multiple states!
#139: Getting Started as a Businessman, Not a Handyman with Fat Tony
Many people struggle to get started, especially when they live in an expensive market. That’s why today on the BiggerPockets Podcast we’re excited to bring you this interview with a newer investor who’s figuring out how to make a passive investment business despite living in one of the most expensive cities in America. You’ll learn how Fat Tony (yes, that’s really what he goes by!) invests in out-of-state deals and how mindset has played a major role in his early success.
#138: Self Storage, Systems, and SEO with Michael Rogers
Self storage is one of the most passive forms of real estate investing out there, but only if it’s run correctly. On this episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, you’ll learn from CPA and real estate investor Michael Rogers about the process of finding, rehabbing, and cash flowing self storage units—and they systems that have allowed Michael to buy 350 units and partially quit his job.
#137: How to Use Systems to Scale Your Real Estate Business with Sam Craven
On this episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we want to introduce you to a real estate investor who has figured out the secret to scaling his business: systems. Sam Craven, who was last on the BiggerPockets Podcast back on show 33, shares with us the processes he has implemented that have enabled him to build a team, putting him on track to buy nearly 100 homes this year. You’ll love the humor, the advice, and the examples Sam brings to the show and will walk away with new ideas to scale your own business.
#136: Building an Incredible Real Estate Pipeline with Shawn Holsapple
Having trouble finding good deals? You won’t after this inspiring episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast! Today we bring you an interview with Shawn Holsapple, a real estate investor who is dominating his market, having done over 300 transactions in just the past several years. You’ll learn how Shawn is finding consistent deals and opportunities to keep his deal pipeline flowing!
#135: Raising Money to Buy 1,000 Apartment Units with Brian Adams
How does someone shift from buying single family houses to buying hundred+ unit apartment complexes? That’s the topic we’re diving into today on the BiggerPockets Podcast with real estate investor and former CPA Brian Adams. This show is packed to the brim with actionable tips and advice for anyone looking to expand their real estate business, quit their job, raise private capital, and work less while enjoying life more. You’ll be inspired and motivated by interview, so don’t miss a moment of it!
#134: Creative Finance and Gaining a Millionaire Mindset with Pro BMX Rider Terry Adams
On today’s episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we sit down and dig into the life of a professional BMX bike rider Terry Adams. Outside of his many accomplishments in the stunt bike world (X-Games gold medal, appearance on Glee and Ellen, and more), Terry is also an accomplished real estate investor with some incredible strategies for building wealth. In the interview, we cover everything from investing with no money, to dealing with personal finance concerns, to mindsets, and more. This show is about to rock your world, so grab a pencil and some paper and let’s get started!
#133: Scaling Your Business From Scratch to $50 Million in Assets with Jason Cohen
How does a new real estate investor go from zero properties to over 1,000 units in under a decade? Through careful scaling! That’s the topic on today’s BiggerPockets Podcast with guest Jason Cohen, an investor who has built a sizable portfolio utilizing systems, processes and people. You’ll learn about the financing strategies needed to make this adventure possible, as well as Jason’s incredible strategy for finding real estate deals that no one else is finding. Prepare to be blown away - this is one show for the record books!
#132: How Brie Schmidt Grew Her Real Estate Portfolio by 50 Units in 1 Year
Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast, we are excited to bring back Brie Schmidt, a real estate investor from the Chicago market who has absolutely DOMINATED her goals over the past twelve months. Last time we talked with Brie, she had just quit her job to pursue real estate full-time. Today you’ll learn about the impact that decision made on her life and how she’s been able to reach her financial goal in just twelve months, buying more than fifty new rental property units in that time! Be prepared to be blown away and inspired to do the same!
#131: Investing in Multifamily Properties in a HOT Real Estate Market with Serge Shukhat
Everyone wants to invest in multifamily properties. (Well, almost everyone.) But with the market heating up around the country, great deals are becoming incredibly difficult to find. That’s why we had to bring back one of our most popular guests on the BiggerPockets Podcast, Serge Shukhat. The last time we talked with Serge back in episode 60, Serge told us how he built up a massive portfolio in just a few years. But if you were impressed then, this show is going to blow you away. Filled with TONS of actionable tips, stories and warnings, this is one episode you are going to want (and need) to listen to over and over again.
#130: Ten Smart Tips for Making $1M+ Flipping Houses with Will Barnard
Will Barnard recently closed on a seven-figure profit house flip (that's right... over $1M on one single house!) In this episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, Will shares the story, as well as 10 specific and actionable tips for anyone looking to rehab a property. Be sure to grab a pen and paper for this show... you are going to need it!
#129: Live-in Flips, Frugality, and Finance with Mindy Jensen
On this episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we're going to talk about a unique strategy that combines the power of house flipping with the benefits of home ownership. You'll meet Mindy Jensen and discover how she uses the "live-in flip" strategy to build wealth through real estate. You'll also learn how a live-in flipper can save significant money on taxes as well as a discussion on the benefits of doing your own work. Don't miss this enlightening, and hilarious, episode!
#128: Investing in Foreclosures, Quitting Your Job, and Getting More Than 10 Loans with Anca Rader
On this episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we sit down and talk with a real estate entrepreneur who recently was able to quit her job and travel the world thanks to her real estate ambitions! You'll learn the unique methods Anca uses to get around the "4 to 10 loans" limit to finance numerous properties, as well as many other tips on everything ranging from house hacking to buying foreclosures to buying at an auction, and so much more. Don't miss this excellent interview with an incredible successful investor, Anca!
#127: How to Use a Partnership to Acquire (and Manage) 100+ Units with James Wise
As you grow your real estate business, a partner can help you achieve incredible levels. That’s why today on the BiggerPockets Podcast we sit down with James Wise to talk about how he used a partnership to build his own investment portfolio, as well as build a thriving brokerage and property management business. In this interview, you’ll learn how James finds and screens tenants, uses BiggerPockets to raise money, and much more.
#126: From 0 to 400+ Units Through Value-Add Investing with Brian Murray
Building a real estate empire takes time, effort, and significant amounts of capital. However, as our guest today shares with us, it’s not beyond your reach! Learn how Brian Murray built a real estate portfolio to over 400 units using a variety of strategies and intelligent techniques. If you plan on building a large real estate portfolio in your future, this is a CAN’T MISS episode!
#125: The Key to Business Success with Bestselling Author of The E-Myth Michael Gerber
What if you could sit down with one of the best-selling business authors of all time and pick their brain? Lucky for you, that's exactly what you get to do today here on the BiggerPockets Podcast where we interview Michael Gerber, author of The E-Myth Revisited. The E-Myth has been one of the most-frequently mentioned books from past guests on this Podcast, so we just had to sit down with Michael to talk about what makes some investors successful and other's struggle continuously! Hint: It's all about the system. Stay tuned!
#124: Building a Real Estate Empire At a Young Age with Jered Sturm
Is it possible to invest in real estate when you don’t have decades of life-experiences? That’s the topic we dive into today on the BiggerPockets Podcast with special guest Jered Sturm. Jered, who is in his mid-twenties, is an incredibly successful buy-and-hold investor as well as a house flipper and contractor. Jared’s unique strategy appeals to anyone who is looking to build a large portfolio in a short time. Today’s show is all about hustle, and doing what it takes to succeed! Whether you are 25 or 75, this interview is bound to inspire you to take massive action to find the success you desire. Stay tuned!
#123: Overcoming an Ugly Past to Become a Cash Flow King with Justin Escajeda
Today's episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast is different than any other we've done, and probably not one to listen to with the kids in the car. Today we're talking with Justin Escajeda, who overcame a life of crime, drugs, and homelessness to create an impressive real estate business, despite his ugly past. You'll learn about the process Justin went through to build his empire and discover some unique ideas to help you create additional passive income in your life. Prepare to be shocked, encouraged, and motivated after listening to today's show.
#122: 5 Myths Holding Investors Back From Real Estate Greatness with Chris Clothier
On this episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we're talking about myths. No, not about Sasquatch, elves, or the abominable snowman. We're talking about real estate myths that might be holding YOU back from greatness! We're excited to bring back Chris Clothier, a seasoned investor and business owner who shares stories from his own experiences to help you achieve new levels of success. Don't miss one second of this incredibly powerful and actionable podcast!
#121: Creating the IDEAL Real Estate Investing Business with Andrew and Phillip Syrios
In this episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, learn how to build an incredibly successful real estate business using the "IDEAL" system. Andrew and Phillip Syrios have built an incredible rental property business in just a few short years and today they'll share all their best tips so you can do the same. Discover the truth about property management, getting dirty, working with family, rentals, flips, and more! This episode is destined to become one of the most talked-about (and fun) episodes in BiggerPockets Podcast history!
#120: How to Find, Analyze, and Finance an Incredible Real Estate Deal!
Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast, we're changing things up and doing something we've never done before! Today we're bringing you over an hour of actionable advice on exactly how to find real estate deals (even in a hot market,) how to analyze those deals (so you don't lose money,) and how to finance those deals (even if you have very little cash!) Don't miss this exciting and totally different show... a taste of our weekly webinar!
#119: From Pro Athlete to Pro Real Estate Entrepreneur with Graham Mink
On today's episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we are excited to introduce you to Graham Mink, a professional hockey player turned real estate investor from the state of Vermont. Graham shares the story of getting his first deal while traveling the world and his journey since that day. You'll learn how he turned the lessons gained from house hacking into a profitable business managing tenants, being a real estate agent, and subdividing properties. If you want to invaluable lessons about jumping into real estate investing, scaling your business, the ins and outs of financing your deals -- and much more -- then take a little time out of your day to hear this inspirational show!
#118: Condos, Multifamily, and Dealing with Management with Himanshu Jain
When getting started, should you go BIG or go small? On this episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, learn how Himanshu Jain got started investing in real estate by buying BOTH a condo and a 20-unit apartment complex. Discover the lessons Himanshu learned in the process, as well as the pros and cons of each. Additionally, the discussion on property management is going to blow you away -- especially when you learn why Himanshu uses not one but THREE different property managers to look after his portfolio. Whether you want to diversify your real estate portfolio or you're just interested in different forms of investing, check out this fascinating, innovative episode!
#117: Maximizing Productivity to Get Things Done with David Allen
Real estate entrepreneurs are busy people… but this doesn’t have to mean getting overwhelmed! In this episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we sit down with world-famous productivity author David Allen to learn tips and tricks for getting more things done in your life. You’ll learn how to accomplish more things, in less time, with less stress using the Getting Things Done (GTD) system. This show will inspire and encourage you to do even more in your business. Whether you're just starting out as an entrepreneur, or you just want to run your business more effectively and seamlessly, you'll definitely get something valuable out of this episode!
#116: How to Quit Your Job Through Wholesaling, Flipping, and Taking Action with Nasar Elarabi
On this episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, learn what it took for Nasar Elarabi to quit his dead-end job and become a full time wholesaler, flipper, and landlord. Tune in for discussions covering how he funds his deals, what makes him a better landlord, and why he's tried his hand at many avenues of real estate. In this not only informative, but also wildly entertaining episode, Nasar shares his tales of success and the failures that helped him learn -- including the first flip he ever undertook (that turned out to be disastrous). This show is packed with a heavy dose of motivation and miles of actionable content, so don't waste another minute. Just hit "play!"
#115: Getting Started with Apartment Complex Investing with Jeff Greenberg
Have you ever wanted to invest in apartment complexes, but were unsure how to start? That’s the topic of today’s BiggerPockets Podcast episode, where we sit down with apartment complex investor Jeff Greenberg. Jeff shares a ton of actionable advice on how to analyze, find, and finance larger multifamily investment properties! If you want to benefit from the big potential profits this kind of real estate investing can offer, don't miss out on this informative episode.
#114: How to Invest in (& Have Fun with) Vacation Rentals with Scott Sutherland
Have you ever been on vacation and thought, it sure would be nice to own some property down here? Well, that's the subject of today's podcast, as we speak with vacation rental property owner Scott Sutherland about how he's built a profitable business owning and managing his vacation rental properties. You'll learn the step by step process for finding potential properties and analyzing them for profitability, as well as financing ideas and tips on managing the short-term renters. Whether you're already in this real estate niche or you want to get your foot in the door, we're confident you'll get some new insight here. Don't miss this exciting episode!
#113: Becoming a Millionaire Real Estate Investor Using The One Thing with Jay Papasan
Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast we’re excited to bring you another fantastic interview by one of the most successful real estate authors in America. Jay Papasan is best known to this audience as the co-author of The Millionaire Real Estate Investor (co-written with Gary Keller) which has been our top-recommended real estate book here from BiggerPockets Podcast guests. He also co-authored The Millionaire Real Estate Agent and collaborated on the best selling book FLIP and HOLD. Most recently, Jay is the co-author of The One Thing, which Brandon recently featured as the number one book on his list of the business books that changed his life in 2014. Jay is also a savvy real estate investor, and he shares his incredible story and strategy with us today!
#112: “Little Old Lady House” Investing with Mark Updegraff
Get ready for another incredible episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast! On today's show we talk with real estate investor and property manager Mark Updegraff about buying homes from little old ladies, managing tenants with less stress -- and who has the bigger beard: Brandon or Mark. If you want to learn about developing a buying criteria, how to get great leads through BiggerPockets, the "extra step" you should most definitely take while screening tenants, and a whole lot more, then don't miss out on this entertaining show!
#111: A Unique (and Profitable) Real Estate Niche You’ve Probably Never Considered with Jefferson Lilly
In this episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we dig into a real estate niche that, until today, you’ve probably never considered. However, after listening to this entertaining and informative show with guest Jefferson Lilly, we think you’ll be a believer! Join us as we dive into the world of mobile home parks, and learn numerous reasons why a park might be a better investment than either single family or multifamily real estate. Whether you're looking for a great, low-barrier first time real estate niche to invest in, or you're simply looking to expand your growing portfolio -- don't miss out on wealth of knowledge covered in this episode!
#110: Eliminating the Hassle Factor As a Landlord with Glenn McCrorey
Everyone knows rental properties can be a great way to build wealth -- but they also generally come with significant hassle and stress. However, today on the BiggerPockets Podcast we sit down and talk with Glenn McCrorey, an investor who discovered a unique and powerful real estate niche that makes his landlording almost completely hassle-free! Learn insight on renting to family and friends, tips on how NOT to waste your time worrying about your rentals, and ways to lessen the inconveniences that come with managing property. If you value your time but still want to invest in rentals -- then don't miss out on this unique episode!
#109: You Will Get Sued. Here’s How To Survive with Attorney Scott Smith
No one wants to get sued, but if you plan to build a real estate empire, the question is not so much “if” but “when.” However, we here at BiggerPockets have your back, so today we are bringing on Scott Smith, an incredibly smart and funny asset protection attorney from the great state of Texas! Scott shares with us a variety of tools and tactics you can use in your real estate business to protect yourself from losing the wealth you are working so hard to create. Be prepared to learn new tips you've probably never heard before regarding umbrella policies, building your real estate team, LLCs, trust funds and more. Don't miss out on this information-packed episode!
#108: Building a $350 Million Real Estate Empire Using the 10X Rule with Grant Cardone
Prepare to laugh, groan, and be inspired. On today's episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we sit down with bestselling author, TV pundit, and massively-successful real estate investor Grant Cardone. In one of the most motivating, humorous, inspiring -- and inappropriate -- podcasts of all 108 shows, you'll be captivated by Grant's candor and viewpoints on everything from getting a college education to investing in liberal cities to his definition of success. You'll also learn how Grant has used the principles outlined in his book, The 10X Rule, to grow his real estate portfolio to a value of $350,000,000. Yes, that's $350 MILLION dollars. You are going to love this one.
#107: Making $47,000 On Your First Deal with Jonathan Makovsky
Many new investors lose money on their first, second, and third deal. There is a steep learning curve when trying to invest in real estate and, while the loss is painful, it's very common. However, not for today's guest. Today we sit down with Jonathan Makovsky, a new investor from the tri-state area who had incredible success right out of the gate! If you are a new investor trying to find the right way to get started or if you've been investing for years but want to improve your game - don't miss this impressive interview with Jonathan!
#106: How to Do 100+ Deals Without a Bank (While Raising Unlimited Funds) with Mike Sumsky
Is it possible to build a large real estate business without the use of banks? Our guest today, Mike Sumsky, shows us that it's not only possible - but can be incredibly beneficial! Mike has done well over 100 deals in the past several years using a variety of creative finance methods and shows you how you can do the same. Listen for great tips on obtaining private money, finding deals by knocking on doors, and other innovative strategies for building your real estate business. Whether you want to overcome a lack of funding or you just want to explore creative ways to raise capital, this is an episode you don't want to miss!
#105: From Minimum Wage to Full Time Flipper with Ophelia Nicholson
Prepare to be inspired and motivated after listening to today's episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast! In this program we sit down with Ophelia Nicholson, a house flipper from the Maryland area who got started with real estate while working a minimum wage job. You'll learn how she broke out of that life and was able to quit her job to become a full time, successful house flipper, working on multiple properties at once! Listen for insightful tips on applying for a loan, learning to be a landlord, partnering with family members and quitting your job for real estate. If you're wondering whether it's possible to make your investing dreams come true, don't miss out on this episode -- it'll give you great insight into how you CAN make it happen!
#104: How to Build a Scalable Real Estate Business and Design an Incredible Lifestyle with Todd Whiddon
Real estate investing has the power to change your life. Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast, we chat with an investor who's tried his hand at everything from house flipping to new construction -- and much more! Our guest Todd Whiddon shares with us how he is building a massively successful business while still making big plans to achieve the life of his dreams. Listen for tips on how Todd has handled failure and come out the other side stronger for it, as well as his input on successfully building a solid team and managing a business. Whatever avenue of real estate investing you're focusing on, don't miss out on this episode! It's sure to leave you inspired and motivated to take your investing to exciting new places.
#103: Building a Long Distance Real Estate Empire One House at a Time with Elizabeth Colegrove
Is it possible to invest in real estate at a distance -- successfully? While many might say "no," today on the BiggerPockets Podcast we bring you Elizabeth Colegrove, who is working on securing her and her husband's retirement by investing in one home at a time, largely from a distance. Learn the ins and outs of long distance property management and what to look for when deciding on properties to invest in. From "house hacking" to 1031 exchanges to long distance investing and more, this show is packed with wisdom (and debates) that are bound to inspire you to move your business forward, no matter where you live and where you invest.
#102: How to Struggle and Still Succeed at Real Estate with Scott Costello
Have you ever struggled to get to the next level with your real estate investing? On today's episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we sit down with real estate wholesaler and self-proclaimed "struggling investor" Scott Costello. In this riveting interview, you'll learn why real estate investing is never as easy as it might appear and how to overcome the struggles that everyone faces to find success. Listen for awesome tips on how to break into the real estate industry, advice on getting into wholesaling, and how to motivate yourself amidst the everyday struggles investors face. If you're looking for some great motivation and useful tips, don't miss this inspiring interview!
#101: From Real Estate Agent to Profitable Landlord with Dawn Brenengen
Ever wonder what real estate investing looks like from a real estate agent's perspective? On today's episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we sit down with Dawn Brenengen, a real estate agent-turned-landlord and discuss how she made the transition into the investing world, as well as her tricks and tips for success as a landlord. Along with important insight into the real estate licensing process, Dawn covers property management, house hacking, and a whole lot more! Listen for advice on finding a great property, handling everyday rental issues and finding that elusive "ideal" tenant. And in case you were wondering when it's appropriate to bend the "2% Rule" -- this episode explores that, too! Whether you have experience as a real estate agent or not, don't miss this inspiring show!
#100: The 1st Deal, Management Drama, and the Birth of BiggerPockets with Joshua Dorkin
For the 100th episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we bring you the interview that you've been asking for since the beginning: the story of Joshua Dorkin, CEO of BiggerPockets and host of the BiggerPockets Podcast. Learn about Josh's journey from real estate investing newbie to BiggerPockets founder -- and all of the obstacles he had to overcome along the way. Get insider information on topics from starting your own business to property management and HOAs. And leave inspired to tackle your own hurdles and get your real estate endeavors off the ground! For BiggerPockets fans old and new, this is an instant BiggerPockets Podcast classic you won't want to miss. Get ready to learn more about the man behind the BiggerPockets curtains!
#99: 3 Personal Finance Bloggers & Their First Real Estate Investment with Scott, Lauren, and Philip
Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast we're excited to bring you another "newbie podcast" with 3 new real estate investors who are excited to share with you the story of their very first real estate deal! This episode we are talking with three investors who share a common trait: they all have a deep understanding of personal finance and it's role in the real estate investing space and write about it online! Today you'll hear from Scott Trench, Lauren Bowling, and Philip Taylor as they share how they found their first deal, financed it, manage it, and more. We cover everything from house hacking to creative finance, dealing with fear, and numerous other topics so, without further suspense, let's get to the show!
#98: Value-Add Investing and Doing $1 Billion in Real Estate Transactions with Allan Glass
What does it take to buy, sell, and broker over $1,000,000,000 in real estate? That's what you'll discover in today's podcast episode when we sit down with Allan Glass, a real estate entrepreneur from sunny Southern California. In this hour long interview, you'll learn how Allan used his skills as a commercial real estate broker to build his own portfolio and "piece together" deals that are truly "win-win-wins." If you are looking to take your business to a whole new level, don't miss this show!
#97: Quitting Your Job and Overcoming Real Estate Obstacles with Kyle Pettit
Itching to quit your 9 to 5 to become a full time investor, but don't know how to get there? This week, we sit down with an investor who has done just that -- despite obstacles that could have discouraged his plans had he not been persistent and kept an eye on his end goal. Listen as Kyle Pettit shares with the BiggerPockets Podcast his story of breaking into the rental and wholesaling sides of the real estate industry, including tips on screening tenants, expanding your marketing reach and tackling the challenges that come with working from home. If you're struggling to make your mark in world of real estate and wondering when that pivotal point of becoming a full time investor will ever happen, this is the motivation you've been waiting for. Newbies and experienced investors alike, don't miss out on this informative, entertaining episode!
#96: Finding Deals, Wholesaling and House Flipping in a Hot Market With Anson Young
Real estate investing isn't always about the speed of the chase - sometimes patience is key and the amount of deals you close might not be as important as the quality of each deal. If you'd like to hone your deal-finding skills and knowledge of your local market, don't miss out on this BiggerPockets Podcast episode, where we sit down with Anson Young to discuss the art of unearthing great deals, which properties are the best to flip, and how to handle a hot real estate market. Anson got started in the real estate world back in 2004, when he moved to Arizona and bought his first house. A year later, he sold the property and moved back to Denver with his first big check, and he has been in the Colorado real estate game ever since. Exploring many sides of real estate investing, he's found a niche in the wholesaling market and continues to grow his network and expertise of the local real estate environment. If you want to hear more about the many forms of real estate investing and how to break into your local market, be sure to check out this episode!
#95: Multifamily Investments, Partnerships, and Raising Your Kids to Be Entrepreneurs With Curt Bidwell
If nothing else, investing in real estate is an adventure, as well as an ever-evolving learning process, where you can alter your focus to align with the needs of yourself, your clients, and your family. This week on The BiggerPockets Podcast, we'll learn all about what it takes to branch out in your real estate investing endeavors with our guest Curt Bidwell. Curt's first real estate opportunity arose while he was working as a pastor, when a few good friends asked if he wanted to partner with them on a local fourplex. Since then, he's acquired quite a portfolio of real estate, including sixplexes, duplexes, new construction, single family homes, townhomes, and mixed properties. He's done it all -- and now he's even gotten his kids involved! Listen for interesting tips on how to creatively invest, the best ways to find good tenants, as well as how to encourage your kids to get interested in finances and real estate along the way.
#94: House Hacking, Partnerships, and Investing in Multifamilies While Working a Full Time Job with Michael Siekerka
Starting out in the world of house flipping and landlording can be taxing and a lot to take on at first, but it's all a learning experience, which is why we want you to get to know a master at both, Michael Siekerka. Michael's first real estate investing experience was just six months after he graduated college, when he occupied his first purchase by doing a fix and flip. After years of rehabbing properties by partnering with friends for quick income, he eventually found his niche in buy and hold properties. In this informative episode, Michael shares with us how he manages his properties, the criteria he uses to find new places to rent out and the methods he follows to work successfully with hard money lenders and agents to boost his revenue. This is a show to hear if you're in the market for success!
#93: 0 to 400 Deals (in 5 Years!) via Smart Marketing with Erik Stark
Many people take their time in building their real estate investing... but not today's guest, who has used his incredible marketing skills to do more than 400 deals in the past five years! Erik Stark got his start after he had been flipping cars out of high school and wanted to move on to bigger, better things. Since then, Erik has tried his hand at wholesaling, as well as purchasing single family homes, commercial property, bulk estates, multi-family homes, and more -- by his estimation, closing over 400 deals. Learn how he implements creative, eye-catching marketing techniques we can (almost) guarantee you've never heard of, as well as how he chooses which types of investments to make within his market. Erik's business philosophy of adding value to others' lives through his deals will leave you inspired, and his many unique tips will have you reaching outside the box for innovative ways to grow your business. Don't miss out on this information-packed episode!
#92: No (and Low) Money Down Real Estate Investing with Brandon Turner
What would you do if you didn't need money to invest in real estate anymore? That's the question we tackle today on the BiggerPockets Podcast as we interview one of our own... Brandon Turner, to learn how he's purchased over $2,000,000 of real estate with almost no money of his own! Brandon, although co-host on the BiggerPockets Podcast, is also an avid real estate investor who rarely-if-ever puts his own money into his deals. In this groundbreaking episode, Josh interviews Brandon about how he built his business using creativity rather than cash and the lessons that he learned along the way. This episode will leave you inspired, refreshed, and with a laundry list of new ideas to use in your investing business to invest with less (or none) of your own cash!
#91: Getting Started as a Real Estate Wholesaler with Ben Grise
Getting your first few real estate deals can be exceptionally tough -- which is why today we wanted to introduce you to an investor who is just wrapping up his first INCREDIBLE year as a wholesaler: Ben Grise. During his first year, Ben earned more from wholesaling than most Americans earn from their jobs -- all while working a separate full time job, getting married, and having a baby! If you find yourself stressed, overworked and unsure of how to fit everything into your life -- this is a "can't miss" episode!
#90: My First Real Estate Investment – A Newbie Podcast With Matt, Romeo and KC
Don't miss this special feature, as we come to you live from FinCon 2014 for Podcast 90! In a BiggerPockets Podcast first, we sit down and chat live with financial conference attendees Matt Giovanisci from New Jersey, Romeo Jeremiah from Detroit and KC Beavers from Rochester, NY, three real estate investor newbies with fascinating stories and great tips for beginning investors and veterans alike! Hear from "accidental landlords" -- a growing breed of property owners -- firsthand, and let yourself be regaled by tales proving that first time investors CAN achieve success from the get go. A unique and high energy recording, this is one episode you'll definitely want to tune in for!
#89: From High School Dropout to 300+ Real Estate Deals with Engelo Rumora
Looking to be inspired? Today on The BiggerPockets Podcast we sit down and chat with Engelo Rumora, a real estate investor with a fascinating story that involved dropping out of high school, playing professional soccer, and building up a massive real estate investment business across two continents! Don't miss this incredible interview where we cover numerous topics ranging from getting started, flipping houses, networking with potential lenders, finding (and working with) mentors, running a growing business at a young age, and a lot more!
#88: Investing with Your Spouse, Managing Financials, and Growing Your Team with Matt and Liz Faircloth
Today we're thrilled to chat with New Jersey real estate investors Matt and Liz Faircloth on The BiggerPockets Podcast, covering everything from the challenges of working with a spouse to purchasing a 10,000 square foot office space! Matt and Liz have been hooked on real estate since buying their first single family home in 2002. After years of self education, their fair share of learning pains and a healthy dose of hard work, the couple now owns over 100 units and has accomplished around 15 fix and flips. Employing a team of 11, their mission statement is to "revitalize Urban America" and to "transform lives through real estate." Pick up some great tips on building an empire from the bottom up, choosing the best kinds of financing and earning that all-important track record of success. It's all here, so don't miss out!
#87: How to Thrive After The Collapse of a Real Estate Empire with Nathan Brooks
Failure is no stranger in the real estate industry which is why we are excited to bring Nathan Brooks to The BiggerPockets Podcast today, an investor who knows firsthand that real estate can be tough! Nathan is an investor (both flips and rentals) from Kansas who went through a very difficult period during the real estate crash, losing all his properties and filing bankruptcy due to a shady partner and jumping in too quickly. Nathan has since emerged as a much stronger real estate investor and carries an incredible story with numerous lessons to share. Get ready to learn how failure can transform your life!
#86: House Hacking Your Way to 97 Units (While Holding a Full Time Job!) with Cory Binsfield
Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast we sit down with Cory Binsfield, a multifamily rental property investor who comes from Duluth, MN. If you ever feel like you don't have enough time to invest in real estate, wait until you hear Cory's story. He currently owns and manages 97 units himself while still working a full time job. Today he teaches us how he does it and also touches on a variety of topics related to getting started, house hacking, investing in a college town, and being a master of creative finance. This show is packed full of valuable tips so make sure to grab a pen and paper for notes, and let's get to it!
#85: Hybrid Investing, Long Distance Rentals, and Property Management with Mike McKinzie
Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast we chat with Mike McKinzie, a full time real estate investor from Garden Grove, CA. Mike is an investor and former property manager who has personally dealt with over 5,000 real estate transactions, but focuses most of his attention today on using property management to invest both locally and out of state. This show explores a variety of topics related to buy and hold real estate investing and offers a significant amount of actionable information on how to set up property management, covering everything from what questions to ask, what should be expected, and a whole lot more!
#84: Getting Started with Creative Finance and Designing Your Ideal Lifestyle With Chad Carson
Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast we sit with Chad Carson, a full time real estate investor from Clemson, South Carolina. Chad brings expertise in a TON of areas including everything from fix-and-flips to creative finance, property management to buy-and-hold. This show explores how to use real estate as a means to design the lifestyle you really want. There are a ton of tips and tricks in this one, so dive in!
#83: Profitable Landlording with Integrity with Marcia Maynard
Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast we are excited to sit down with Marcia Maynard, a hands-on landlord who hails from Vancouver, Washington. Marcia got her start in real estate by marrying into "the family business" that already had an existing portfolio, but continued on the tradition to help fund her own future retirement. On today's show, she goes into detail on how you can invest part-time for retirement while making a HUGE impact on the community in the process! This show covers the importance of integrity in a landlord's life and is filled with actionable tips for dealing with tenants in an ethical - yet profitable - way. This is a great show, let's get into it!
#82: From 0 to 800 Real Estate Deals with David Krulac
Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast we are excited to sit down with David Krulac, a real estate renaissance man who has experience in nearly every aspect of the industry, being involved in over 800 deals in his career. In today's show we cover everything from prospecting tenants, how to buy at auctions, sub-dividing land, tax deeds and much, much more!
#81: Generating Real Estate Leads Through Direct Mail with Michael Quarles
Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast we are excited to welcome back Michael Quarles to the show. Several weeks ago we talked with Michael about his story and spent most of the show discussing the topic of negotiation, never getting to one of the most important topics we wanted to discuss with Michael: marketing. Specifically, Michael is a wealth of knowledge on all things involving direct mail, so today we're going to tap into that knowledge.\ Today, Michael is going to teach you everything you need to know to get started in successful direct mail marketing and attract leads that no one else can get. We cover everything from market research to creating a call-capture system and everything in between. This show will go down in the history of BiggerPockets as one of the most actionable shows to date!
#80: Smart Rental Property Investing, Getting Your License, and Investing For Retirement with Jonna Weber
Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast we are excited to sit down with a Jonna Weber, a buy-and-hold investor and real estate agent out of the Boise, ID area. Jonna is a great example of how anybody can and should invest in real estate! In our conversation, we cover a lot of ground on how to use real estate for retirement and why real estate is a better avenue than the stock market. We also cover why an investor might want to become a real estate agent, how to find investor-friendly agents, what to look for when purchasing an investment property and much much more!
#79: Low Income Landlording and Investing to Make a Difference with Michele and Bruce Fischer
Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast we are excited to sit down with a couple who together, intentionally invest where most landlords fear to tread . . . low income housing. Michele and Bruce Fischer who hail from Longview, Washington, decided to make a difference by landlording in areas that are so low-income, that even Section-8 doesn’t work in their neighborhood. In our conversation we dive into some really important topics regarding how to screen low-income tenants, how to handle (pets like pitt-bulls), what to do when your tenant is late on the rent, working with your spouse, what to do when the reality is your tenant will become homeless if you evict them, how to “tenant-proof” in low-income areas and a lot more! You don’t want to miss this one!
#78: Quitting Your Job, Buy & Hold Investing, and Succeeding With High-End Rentals with Brie Schmidt
Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast we are excited to sit down with a real estate investor who just said "you're fired!" to her day job and became a full-time real estate investor! We are talking with Brie Schmidt, who invests in a wide range of rental properties in the Midwest and shares some incredible insight into how she finds them, finances them, and manages them. In our conversation we dive into some really important topics regarding personal finances, getting your first deal, working with your spouse, tenant-friendly laws, when to quit your job, and a lot more! You are going to LOVE this episode!
#77: Negotiating Your Way to 1000 Wholetail Real Estate Deals with Michael Quarles
Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast we are excited to welcome Michael Quarles to the show. Michael is an active investor coming out of California’s Central Valley who has done so many deals that he has lost count! His experience is diverse and includes developing, flipping and more, but today his primary strategy is what is known as “wholetailing” and today’s show covers this strategy in detail! Also, as a master negotiator, Michael breaks down the science of haggling a deal that both honors the seller and benefits the investor. This episode is so jammed-packed that you’ll finish feeling like you just graduated with a degree in negotiation! You even get to walk away word-for-word scripts! You really don’t want to miss this one!
#76: Growing Your Real Estate Company Into a $30 Million Dollar Business with Brian Burke
Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast we are excited to welcome back Brian Burke, who we last talked to back in episode number 3. Brian is the owner of a large, successful real estate company headquartered in Santa Rosa, CA. Last time we sat down with Brian, he showed us how he got started investing in real estate, walking us through his first steps. On today’s show Brian goes deeper, sharing the details of how he scaled his real estate business from a one-man operation to fully staffed multi-million dollar company! This show goes into incredible detail (and offering highly actionable steps) on how to bootstrap your business, how to vet employees, how to gauge your market and much much more! If you are looking to turn your investing company into more than just a hobby… this show is for you!
#75: Mobile Home Investing and Getting Started With John Fedro
Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast we are excited to welcome a guest who specializes in an aspect of real estate that no other guest has covered before! John Fedro is a mobile homes investor out of the Austin Texas area who introduces us to all the incredible opportunities that one can experience in the mobile home arena. If you're someone asking yourself, "What type of real estate investing should I do?" Than this show is for you! Throughout the show John gives incredible advice and insight that can be applied to any aspect of real estate. This is a perfect show for people looking to get started, regardless if you like mobile homes or not! This is one of the most actionable shows we've had so without further adieu, let's jump into it!
#74: Buying My First Investment Property- A Newbie Podcast with Jordan, Jacob and Jeromie
On today's episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast - we're going to change things up- again! This is our official 2nd newbie podcast and it's probably our most fun show yet. Just like the last newbie podcast back on episode 25, all of our guest today are investors who are just starting out and who have recently finished their first deal. These stories are not only helpful for new investors, but even the pros can learn valuable lessons from their experiences! Each of these investors also are working full time jobs, which is something a lot of our listener's struggle with. Additionally, we cover everything from investing when you live in an expensive city to the importance of confidence when everyone thinks your crazy and we even get to talk to a real-life rocket scientist who's smart enough to hack his mortgage! You really don't want to miss this one!
#73: Investing in Rental Properties When Your Local Area is Too Expensive With Mehran Kamari
Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast we are excited to welcome back a repeat guest coming to us from The Los Angeles area! We first met Mehran Kamari in the newbie podcast back on show 025, where he took us through the process of his first out-of-state deal, and... well, a lot has happened since then! Since his last appearance, Mehran's business has blown up - just completing the purchase of his 10th property! In today's show, Mehran teaches us how to successfully invest out-of-state when your local market is too expensive. He goes into detail on how to use BiggerPockets to find out-of-state partners, what due diligence you need to do, who you need on your team, how to overcome fear and much, much more! If you are in a market where the numbers just don't seem to work, then this Podcast is for you!
#72: Managing Hundreds of Tenants and Getting Uncle Sam to Pay the Rent with Mark Ainley
Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast we jump straight into the nitty-gritty with a real estate broker, investor and property manager from the greater Chicago area. Mark Ainley brings a fresh perspective on how to successfully invest in lower-income rentals and goes deep into the details of everything you'd need to know, covering acquisition to rehab to management, straight out of of his experience investing in the notorious South Side Chicago area. Today's show also gives great insight on the in's and out's of Section 8 housing, the program that has the government paying a portion (even up to 100%) of the rental income for the tenant. Mark also covers a lot of the managerial secrets behind being a successful property management company and gives you specific criteria on how to vet property managers. This show is really meaty so be sure to grab a pen and paper for notes... and with that, let's jump into it!
#71: Finding Great Deals and Getting Started as a Wholesaler with Phillip Vincent
On today’s episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we have Phillip Vincent, an acquisition specialist who hails from the St. Louis, Missouri area. Phillip is part of a large real estate investment firm, handling all the ins and outs of getting properties under contract. This week's podcast goes into great detail on how to interact with distressed homeowners, how to generate leads from the high-end price points and walks you through the best way to handle Probate leads. Additionally, Phillip is particularly knowledgeable in wholesaling and shares excellent insight on exactly what you need to do to get started in real estate, ethically. This is an action-packed show, so let's get into it!
#70: From Zero to Hundreds of Deals in Under Two Years with Grant Kemp
On today’s episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we sit down and chat with a real estate investor who is absolutely CRUSHING IT in a very unique niche. Grant Kemp, from the Dallas Area, got his start in real estate only 2 years ago and already has hundreds of transactions under his belt, and regularly purchases 6-15 properties a month! On the show today, Grant shares with us the dirty details on his business and shows how YOU can start capitalizing on more leads, make more income, and spend less (or even none) of your own money to make it all happen! The best part is: Grant's strategy relies on generating profits from leads that most real estate investors simply throw away by utilizing subject-to purchases and mortgage wraps! Don't miss a second of this incredible interview and prepare to have your mind blown!
#69: Getting Your First Deal, Quitting Your Job, and Successful Marketing with Brandon Krieg
On today's episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we sit down and chat with a real estate investor who is a successful wholesaler and rehabber out of the Grand Rapids, Michigan area. Brandon Krieg shares his insights on how he transitioned out of a full-time job to become a full time real estate investor and shares some incredible insight for others who are thinking about making the leap themselves. During the show, Brandon speaks on the importance of integrity in business and the priority of taking care of family and then continues on to shed light on his innovative marketing tactics, that has him averaging a 15-25% response rate with direct mail! Whether you are a new investor struggling to figure out how to generate deal flow or struggling with making the transition from part-time real estate to full-time or you've been investing for years and need some marketing tips to take you to the next level, this is the show for you.
#68: Being a Superhero House Flipper, Investor, and Team Leader with Mark Ferguson
Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast we sit down with real estate investor Mark Ferguson to talk about his adventures in flipping and renting single family homes in the Colorado market. Mark is truly a real estate superhero: managing a real estate sales team, flipping houses, making offers, being a landlord, and writing about real estate all while working less hours than the normal employee (all while also having twin toddlers at home!) Mark has truly mastered the art of delegation, team building, and using systems to stay on track and find success in his business - and he shares all his secrets with us today, so don't miss a second of this incredible show!
#67: Overcoming Inaction, Direct Mail, and Becoming an Successful Wholesaler with Tim Gordon
On today's episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we sit down and chat with a real estate investor who wasn't seeing a lot of action in his business - until a friend challenged him to take his investing seriously and start treating it like a business. Our guest today, Tim Gordon, accepted the challenge, changed his approach, and his business took off! Several short years later, Tim Gordon runs a successful investment business that focuses primarily on finding and wholesaling incredible deals in a competitive market, making tens of thousands of dollars every month in his business while still working a day job. Tim shares with us the lessons he learned to overcome inaction and the steps needed to consistently fill his pipeline with deals worth tens of thousands of dollars. Whether you are a new investor struggling to get your first deal, or you've been investing for years and need a motivational kick to take your business to new levels, this is the show for you.
#66: Flips, Apartments, & Protecting Yourself From Professional Tenants with Michael Blank
On today's show, we sit down with real estate entrepreneur Michael Blank to talk about his journey from a successful house flipping business and his entrance into apartment buildings... and the systems needed to run his investments well. Michael is a business entrepreneur through and through and today we get to talk about everything from getting started, investing with no money, working with (and as) a wholesaler, and even hear the story of the professional tenant that almost destroyed Michael's investment career! This show is packed with useful, actionable tips, so don't forget your pen and paper on this one... you are going to need it!
#64: 50 Units in 5 Years while Working a Full Time Job with Josh Sterling
Working a full time job while investing in real estate is not always easy - but as our guest today shows us: it's totally possible. On today's show we chat with Josh Sterling, a real estate investor who has built up a portfolio of fifty units (complete with rehabs and doing his own management) all while working a full time job. Discover the tricks, tactics, and systems that Josh has used, as well as an inside look at his creative finance methods to acquire these properties. This show is definitely one that people will want to come back to time and time again!
#63: Automating Your Investing, Long Distance Rehabs and Spec Building with J Scott
Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast we are thrilled to bring back one of the most popular guests we've ever had, J Scott. Last time we dug into the process of house flipping, but today we dig much deeper into the "business" of real estate investing and explore ways to automate your real estate investing business so you can spend less time working and more time doing the things you love. We also learn all about J's venture into house flipping at a distance as well as his foray into spec building (and the lesson's he learned... and things you should avoid!) This show is incredibly inspiring and can help any new or seasoned investor improve their game - especially the 5 tips for automating your business, found toward the end of the show!
#62: Managing Tenants For Maximum Profit & Minimal Stress with Phil Dwyer
Managing tenants can be a real pain. Trust me. However, on this episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast we sit down with a full time property manager to talk about the business of managing tenants - and discover ways to make it easier and more profitable for YOU. Today Phil Dwyer from the Las Vegas area shares with us his story of becoming a real estate appraiser and transitioning to a successful property manager. In addition, we also discuss the best strategies for finding and managing the best property managers. If you have any rental properties - or ever plan to - this is a "don't miss" episode!
#61: How to Succeed in Multifamily Investing – A Unique Conversation with Josh, Brandon, and Ben
Change is good, right? We hope so - because in this episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we change a lot of things up and invite you to come sit in the BiggerPockets digital coffee shop and listen in on a fascinating discussion! For the first time, we bring back a previous guest on the BiggerPockets Podcast to move beyond "their story" and dig into the dirty details on a very popular and important topic: multifamily rental properties. Today Ben Leybovich, who shared with us his powerful journey almost a year ago on episode 14 of the BiggerPockets Podcast, is going to talk with us about what it takes to succeed as a multifamily investor - looking beyond the numbers and truly investing in the right kind of properties. As I said- this show is a little different. Rather than just an interview, we decided to make this episode more of a "conversation" between Ben, Josh, and myself - discussing (and often loudly debating) everything from "what kind of properties to buy," "what kind of location someone should buy in," and a long debate on one of Brandon's most recent purchase- the ugly purple triplex. Although this is our longest show, at almost two hours in length, I think this is one of the most powerful podcasts we have ever done because it's totally unfiltered, deep, and raw. Come be a fly on the wall in our "digital coffee shop" and discover everything you ever wanted to know about investing in multifamily rental properties.
#60: From 0 to 68 Rental Units in Just Four Years with Serge Shukhat
Today we are pumped to bring you one of the most exciting conversations yet on the BiggerPockets Podcast when we sit down with Serge Shukhat, a real estate investor from the Arizona area who is absolutely crushing it in real estate. Serge started with no rental properties just four years ago but has quickly built up a sizable portfolio with a mix of both single family and multifamily properties using creative finance methods and using the cash flow to quit his job. On this show we cover everything from getting started, choosing single family versus multifamily, tricks for dealing with tenants, increasing the value of your properties, and a ton more. This is definitely a show you'll want to take some notes, so get ready to have your mind blown!
#59: Mastering Multiple Real Estate Investing Niches and Getting Started with Paul Tschetter
Most of the guests we've had on the BiggerPockets Podcast have specialized in one niche of real estate. However, not all real estate investors focus on just one field. Today we want to shake things up a bit and introduce you to a relatively new investor who took 10 years to get his first deal... but has been on fire ever since engaging in numerous different real estate niches and crushing it in his business. Paul Tschetter, an investor from Washington State, shares his diversified real estate strategies and explains how we went from nothing to over a dozen deals in the past several years. From manufactured homes to vacation rentals, commercial, and more- there are an unbelievable amount of great actionable tips in today's show. Definitely don't miss a second of this motivation and insightful conversation!
#58: Flipping and Wholesaling Homes While Working Full Time with Justin Silverio
For anyone who's flipped a house before, you understand how much work it can take. However, today's guest is not only flipping one house - but three all at the same time while still working a full time day job. Today Justin Silverio, an investor out of the Boston Massachusetts area, shares with us a ton of tips about getting started, building systems to manage your business, working with partners, wholesaling, and a whole lot more.
#57: An Introduction to Investing in Vacation Rental Properties with Matt Landau
The sand between your toes, the soft roar of the waves crashing on the beach, the beautiful people sunbathing on the shore. If this is your vision of a vacation rental... it's about to change! In today's episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we chat with vacation rental expert Matt Landau about getting started as a vacation rental investor and building a scalable (and profitable) business around leasing rental properties to nightly guests in great vacation areas. Matt shares a ton of great tips, tricks, and skills to help you learn more about this fascinating - and largely misunderstood - niche of the real estate space. Additionally, Matt shares some really great tips for any landlord to decrease vacancy rates and increase profits in your real estate business, so no matter what kind of investing you currently engage in, this episode is bound to help your business improve! So grab a beach chair, make yourself a piña colada, and sit back and relax... it's time to take a vacation!
#56: Syndicating Deals, Investing without Tenants, and Tax Liens with Ankit Duggal
Dealing with tenants can be a pain... which is why on today's show we're going to go beyond tenants and look at some "no-tenant" methods of investing in real estate. Specifically, we're going to talk with real estate investor Ankit Duggal about his journey from real estate agent to syndicator to house flipper to landlord and finally to tax lien investor. Ankit has a great story and offers hundreds of great pieces of advice on this show perfect for both the new investor or someone looking to add some new skills to their investor tool belt!
#55: The Five Steps Needed to Get Any Lender to Say “Yes” with Jimmy Moncrief
Simply put - this podcast could change your financial life. You see, a banker can be your best friend or your worst enemy when trying to invest in real estate, as a great loan can mean the difference between long term success and failure. This is why we are super excited to introduce you to Jimmy Moncrief (your new best friend!) on the BiggerPockets Podcast today. Jimmy is a commercial bank underwriter as well as a real estate investor, so he has a unique insight into the mind of a bank - especially involving real estate investing. . Jimmy is going to share some incredible, actionable tips that any investor can start using today to get your bank to say “Yes” to your next financing request. In addition, Jimmy offers some unique tips for finding great FSBO deals and getting into your first deal. This show contains so many tips and ideas to help you do more deals, get better financing, and change your future - so grab your pen and paper and set aside the next hour for a truly remarkable show.
#54: Investing in Under $30k Real Estate, Working a Day Job, and Good Vs. Bad Neighborhoods with Lisa Phillips
How much money does it really take to buy a rental property? $200,000? $100,000? $75,000? On today's show, we are going to chat with Lisa Phillips, a real estate investor who buys real estate in the under-$30,000 range and achieves some incredible cash flow from her mostly-passive investing. Lisa shares some amazing insights into how she went from a personal foreclosure to owning several rental properties - bypassing the banks and investing creatively. If you are someone who is looking to get started investing with real estate investing without spending hundreds of thousands of dollars - this is the show for you.
#53: Investing Without Loans and Retiring Early with Jason Hull
On today's episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast we have an incredible chat with financial planner, real estate investor, and an all-around great guy - Jason Hull. Jason has a great story of how his early mistakes led to his conservative but effective strategy of building wealth through rental property... all without the use of leverage, loans, or doing any labor. Jason has some terrific insight into the way our human behavior causes us to act and invest, - so don't miss this entertaining and informative show that will have you looking at your real estate in a whole new light.
#52: Buying Apartment Complexes, Raising Millions, and Building a Profitable Business with Ken McElroy
On today's episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we talk with one of the most influential voices in the real estate investing world today - Ken McElroy. Ken, the author of The ABC's of Real Estate Investing and several other influential books, shares his story of getting started with nothing and building up a real estate investment company with thousands of units and hundreds of employees. Ken has a lot of great advice and knowledge for people at all stages of their investing careers, and shares it in a fun, entertaining manner. On today's show we're going to talk a lot about getting started, raising capital, and investing in large apartment complexes for big wins. Don't miss a second of this exciting show!
#51: Small Multifamily Properties, Working a Full Time Job, and Training Tenants with Mike Sherwood
On today's episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we cover a huge range of really important topics with real estate investor Mike Sherwood, including investing while holding a full time job, working with a partner to grow quickly, getting started with a small multifamily property, and a lot more. Mike has invested in the Buffalo, NY for several years now, doing both rentals and is getting into fix and flip, so he has a ton of insight for both those just getting started and for those with a lot of experience already. This show has so much good information and helpful tips for any real estate investor, this is going to be one you'll want to listen to over and over just to make sure you get all the great nuggets out of it.
#50: Getting Started and No Money Down House Flipping with Mike Simmons
On today's episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we sit down and talk about the best ways to get started with real estate investing, as well as some killer tips for investing without using your own money. From picking a niche, overcoming analysis paralysis, and a lot more - our guest, Mike Simmons, will share his story of overcoming obstacles and becoming a full time house flipper in the Metro Detroit area. Mike has a great story and an incredible strategy for flipping houses using no money of his own, so whether you are brand new or have been investing for years - you don't want to miss Mike's creative advice.
#49: Real Estate Tax Tips, Jokes, and Loopholes With Amanda Han
In today's episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we are going to talk about something you may think is a bit boring... taxes.. BUT WAIT! Perseverance Before you move on to go watch the latest episode of Dancing with the Stars... I promise you this interview isn't going to bore you to tears, but in-fact could potentially save you thousands of dollars this year alone on your upcoming tax bill. Today, real estate investor and CPA Amanda Han is going to bring a TON of really great tips and advice to help you make sure you are making, and keeping, the most wealth possible. Additionally, this show is one of the most fun interviews we've done on the Podcast, so it definitely brings the once-boring topic of tax planning to a whole new entertaining level. No matter what stage of investing you are in - you definitely don't want to miss this incredible show.
#48: Duplex Investing, Finding Great Properties, and Tips for Managing Tenants with Darren Sager
On today's episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we talk with real estate investor Darren Sager about his fascinating business model involving buy and hold real estate, live-in flips, and managing properties with minimal hassle. This show is crammed full of awesome, actionable ideas, tips, and lessons - so don't miss a second of it!
#47: Apartment Complexes, NNN Leases, and Commercial Real Estate with Joel Owens
How do you like the idea of making double digit returns while not needing to lift a finger with your investments? If so - this is the show for you. On this 47th episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast we sit down with commercial real estate investor and broker Joel Owens to learn strategies for getting started with commercial real estate investing. From apartment complexes to NNN lease investing and a lot more, this show is packed full of tips for investors in all walks of life.
#46: Six Figure Profit Spec Building and Marketing for Incredible Deals with Jon Klaus
On today's special Thanksgiving Day show, we sit down with one of BiggerPockets' most active members and biggest success stories, Jon Klaus. Jon has flipped homes, built new properties, rented homes, and done a huge variety of other activities in the real estate space. Not only is Jon an incredibly nice guy, he's also one of the smartest investors you'll ever hear from. Don't miss a second of this powerful show, where we cover everything from marketing for killer good deals outside of the MLS, arranging financing for your deals, getting started with no money, and even a step by step journey through a six-figure spec build.
#45: Finding Your Unfair Advantage, Rural Investing, and Getting Started with Tom Sylvester
On today's episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we cover a huge variety of really interesting topics with real estate investor Tom Sylvester (yes, that rhymes!) Tom has been investing in the Rochester, NY area for several years and has a great perspective on getting started, building systems to manage your business, investing in rural areas (or as Brandon says, "rrrrrurrral",) and a whole lot more. Don't miss a second of this excellent interview!
#44: Creating Systems to Flip Houses While Still Employed with Michael Woodward
Trying to investing in real estate while holding a full time job is tough - but trying to flip houses can be even tougher. From dealing with contractors to finding money to getting the deals in the first place - flipping often feels like a full time job in itself. Luckily, today we talk with someone who is doing all those things while working a demanding day job - and finding great success at it. Michael Woodward sits down with us today to show us the systems he uses to balance both his house flipping with the rest of his life - all while maintaining a full time job. Whether you are a flipper, wholesaler, or Buy and Hold investor - you don't want to miss this great interview on systemizing your business.
#43: Getting Started, Making Offers, and Crazy Properties with Shaun Reilly
On today's episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast we sit down with real estate investor Shaun Reilly to talk about a wide range of topics - from getting started while living in an expensive area to wholesaling, putting in offers, flipping houses, buy and hold, and a lot more. This interview was a ton of fun to do and there are so many great nuggets of information that anyone who listens will walk out with skills they can apply to their real estate investing business.
#42: Building a Monster Wholesaling Business with Mike Nelson
The concept of wholesaling still confuses a lot of people - and learning how to do it correctly to make great income confuses even more. Luckily, today on the BiggerPockets Podcast we are going to sit down with a wholesaler who is crushing it with his amazing wholesaling business. Mike Nelson is going to take us inside his business and show us how he is generating huge profits through systems that you can start to implement in your own business today. From marketing to outsourcing to partners and more - this podcast will take you from wholesaling newbie to pro in just an hour. Don't miss this show!
#41: How to Profit Through Long Term Flipping and Lease Options with Douglas Larson
On today's episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we are excited to bring you a fascinating interview with real estate investor Douglas Larson. Douglas has been investing for over 15 years, doing everything from flipping, buy and hold, lease options and more. Additionally, Douglas has some great stories of working for several weeks on a Guru sales floor, and sheds new light on the shady sales world that we, at BiggerPockets, stand so strongly against. You definitely don't want to miss this entertaining and informative show!
#40: 40 Quick Tips for Buying Your First (or Next) Investment Property
Today's episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast is a little different than normal - in a great way. To celebrate the 40th episode of the Podcast, Brandon and Josh spend an hour sharing their top forty tips for buying your first - or next - investment property. These tips range from marketing to working with agents to investing with a full time job and a whole lot more. Whether you are brand new or are an experienced investor, a flipper, wholesaler, or buy and hold investor - these tips are going to help you build your business and close more deals, faster.
#39: Dirt Cheap Land Flipping and Reaching Motivated Sellers with Seth Williams
Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast, we sit down with Seth Williams, a real estate investor from Michigan, who shares with us his story of finding and flipping vacant land. Although land is often view negatively with investors, the strategies Seth uses will definitely increase your awareness (and desire) for investing in vacant land. In addition, Seth shares his secrets for marketing and speaking with motivated sellers, as well as offering some great tips on generating leads online. This show is packed with ideas and strategies you've probably never heard of - so definitely don't miss a moment of this interview.
#38: Unique Strategies for Buying Real Estate with Travis Daggett
On today's episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we want to dive into some really great buying strategies for picking up properties for the best deals. Our guest today, Travis Daggett, leads us into some really interesting and high level techniques that any investor, new or seasoned, can immediately apply to their own business. From buying HUD properties to bidding at the Courthouse steps - this show is chalked full of actionable advice. Although Travis is primarily a wholesaler, his story and knowledge on buying great deals can help any house flipper, buy and hold investor, wholesaler, or any other real estate investor. Definitely don't miss this show.
#37: Full Time Income, Part Time Lifestyle Real Estate Investing with Aaron Mazzrillo
Not all real estate investors need to work 80 hours a week to put food on the table and build their wealth. On today's episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast we are excited to introduce you to Aaron Mazzrillo, a real estate investor from the Southern California area who makes a great full time living with just 4 to 5 hours of work per day. Aaron's smart strategies for wholesaling, buy and hold, and flipping are fascinating and will give you an entirely new perspective on building wealth through real estate - while enjoying every moment of it.
#36: How to Be an Awesome and Profitable Landlord with Kevin Perk
On today's episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we look at the topic of landlording and get some great advice from long-time landlord Kevin Perk. Kevin is a very successful investor from the Memphis area and has a real good grasp on finding and dealing with tenants as well as some unique methods of financing his properties, getting rid of bad tenants, and building wealth. There is a lot of really great tips and advice for anyone looking to grow their buy and hold real estate business.
#35: Quitting Your Job, Lifestyle Design, and Being a Traveling Landlord with Paula Pant
On today's Podcast, we sit down with blogger, investor, BiggerPockets contributor, and perhaps "the most interesting woman in the world"- Paula Pant. Paula has a unique perspective on personal finance that is helping her build a strong buy-and-hold portfolio while maintaining freedom and mobility that most only dream of. This interview is sure to fascinate, entertain, and give some great real estate investing advice that you can use in your own life.
#34: Virtual Real Estate Investing and How to Find Great Deals in a Hot Market with Anson Young
Many investors find themselves trapped by a heated market - but today's guest shows that it is fully possible to invest in real estate - even in a hot real estate market. Anson Young, who lives in the Denver area, joins us today to chat about finding great deals locally and virtually, as well as tips for working with agents, dealing with assignments, and a whole lot more. Anson is a fun guy who has a ton of awesome tips to share with everyone, so don't miss today's show!
#33: How to Close 27 Deals in Your First Year While Working Full Time with Sam Craven
On today's episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we sit down with a relatively new investor who is absolutely crushing it as a flipper and wholesaler - Sam Craven. Sam has an incredible story of learning to fight through the initial problems that all new investors face and achieving a lot of success while investing during his weekends and evenings. Sam has a ton of great tips on marketing, making a plan, running an investment business, and a lot more. Don't miss this show!
#32: Luxury House Flipping, Finding Deals, and Discovering Your Niche with Will Barnard
Many house flippers focus on small, cheap properties - but on today's show we look at the other end of the flipping world: luxury house flipping. Our guest today, Will Barnard, is currently flipping multimillion dollar homes in the Southern California market, but the lessons and tips he shares can help any investor in any stage of the game. Will shares his story of how he got started with real estate investing and built up his business that has covered buy and hold, land development, flipping, and more. This episode covers a wide variety of topics that are sure to entertain and inform - so sit back and enjoy! We're really excited to bring you this interview.
#31: Building a Professional Wholesaling Business with Lamar Cannon
On today's show, we want to introduce you to a relatively new investor who is building a really awesome wholesaling business through the use of smart marketing, savvy business skills, and persistence. Lamar Cannon, from the Austin, TX area, shares with us his story of how he got started with wholesaling and uses the sales skills from his previous job to close more deals. No matter what kind of investor you are, Lamar's story is going to inspire you, motivate you, and help take your own business to a new level.
#30: Conservative Real Estate Investing and Starting Out with Kenny Estes
Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast we want to share an interview with someone who runs his investment business in a unique but powerful way - and it's sure to both inform and entertain you. On today's episode, we sit down with real estate investor Kenny Estes and chat about investing in rural America, funding deals through private money, building a team, and "going big" with a bold exit strategy. Join us today for a really awesome interview and one of the highest caliber conversations we've ever had (and one of the largest debates as well!)
#29: Using Peer-to-Peer Lending to Finance Deals, Cash Flow, and Fix and Hold Investing with Dawn Anastasi
On today's episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we are going to dive into some really fascinating new ways to finance your real estate investing while talking with residential investor Dawn Anastasi. Dawn is an active investor in the Milwaukee area who, while working a full time job, has collected a number of rental properties with amazing cash flow each month. Dawn shares with us her strategy for buying low priced houses (with unique financing in place,) fixing them up, and leasing them out to great tenants. This show definitely has a lot of great tips, ideas, and strategies for both new investors and seasoned pros.
#28: Note Investing and Raising Private Money with Dave Van Horn
On today's episode of the BiggerPockets, we're going to dive into an area of real estate investing that is largely unknown, yet can be one of the most passive forms of earning lucrative returns: note investing. Our guest today is Dave Van Horn, who has been actively investing in real estate for more than twenty years and currently runs a very successful note business, PPR Note Company. In addition to information on notes and passive income, Dave also has a ton of great tips for any investor looking to raise money for their real estate deals - so definitely don't miss this valuable and informative show!
#27: Fix and Flipping, Wholesaling, Marketing, and More with Jason and Katherine Grote
On today's episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we talk with the dynamic husband and wife team of Jason and Katherine Grote about their adventures in flipping and wholesaling, while specifically dealing with some of the unique ways they find deals for their real estate investing business. This show was really a ton of fun to record and will give you both ideas and many good laughs as you hear the Grote's story and tips for you and your investing business!
#26: Building a Scalable Real Estate Business and Tenant Management Tips with Chris Clothier
Successful real estate investing involves a lot more than just tenants, toilets, and trouble. Successful investors have learned to manage their investing like a business and not a hobby by creating systems to scale their efforts and build wealth faster and more securely. To get a better idea on just how to do this, on the show today we talk with real estate pro Chris Clothier of Memphis Invest, who shares his story and his view on how to start working on your business and not in your business. If you are looking to take your investing to the next level while maintaining more control – don’t miss this episode. Chris also has some awesome tips on getting your properties rented quicker and dealing with difficult tenants so be sure to take notes!
#25: Four Newbies and Their Very First Real Estate Success Stories
On today's episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast - we're going to change things up. You see, all of our interviews thus far have been with real estate investing professionals, who are absolutely crushing it in their real estate journey. However, today, we want to sit down with some investors who are just starting out and can tell us their stories of how they achieved their first real estate deal. These stories are not only helpful for new investors, but even the pros can learn valuable lessons from their experiences. We cover everything from investing when you live in an expensive city to dealing with the drama that might arise during a wholesale deal and even tips for buying a small multifamily property as your first primary residence. Don't miss this amazing set of interviews with some really great individuals!
#24: House Flipping and Deal Analysis with Michael LaCava
On today's episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we talk with active house flipper and real estate investor Michael LaCava about flipping houses in today's rapidly changing real estate market. Mike has been flipping houses since 2006, so he's seen both the crash and the emergence of the market, and has a ton of great insight into building a scalable flipping business, analyzing deals quickly and efficiently, and (as a new feature on the Podcast) Mike dives into a "Fire Round" where he answers some of the most interesting questions asked by BiggerPockets members in the Forums.
#23: Flipping While Working a Job, Partnerships, and Military Investing with James Vermillion
One of the biggest issues that most investors face is the issue of investing while holding a full time job. In today's episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we sit down with real estate investor James Vermillion to discuss how he has built his real estate flipping and buy-and-hold investing business while working full time in the US Military and with a non-real estate business. James shares his story, along with numerous tips for managing your time while working a job and dealing with partnerships to maximize your investing power.
#22: Building a Marketing Machine, Spec Houses, Flipping & Wholesaling with Tucker Merrihew
While most investors think of real estate investing as buying an ugly property and making it look good, today we sit down with an investor who runs a highly successful investing business that focuses heavily on investing in new home building, along with wholesaling and flipping as well. Tucker Merrihew, the owner of TTM Development Co in Portland, Oregon, shares a ton of great advice on creating a sustainable and automatic lead funnel, as well as numerous tips on a variety of investing techniques.
#20: 20 Deadly Mistakes For Real Estate Investors to Avoid
While it's unlikely that you are going to make a mistake in real estate that will kill you - there is a much higher chance that you'll make a mistake that's going to kill your chance of finding success. To help you fight the good fight and avoid those mistakes - you'll definitely want to listen to today's episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast with Josh and Brandon. You might be a seasoned investor or you might be just starting out - but the 20 mistakes listed in this podcast are real, common, and deadly if not properly addressed, so be sure to listen to today's show.
#19: Short Sales Tips, Starting Out in Real Estate, & Working w/ Virtual Assistants with Tracy Royce
On today's episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we are joined by Arizona real estate investor Tracy Royce to discuss all things related to short sales, getting started, and the best ways to run your real estate investing business. This show has a ton of tips for finding the best way to help sellers who are underwater on their mortgages and still make you a profit as a real estate investor, as well as great strategies for using virtual assistants to lighten your work load and other tips for those who are just getting started.
#18: Flipping, Marketing, and Wholesaling with Danny Johnson
Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast we sit down with fix and flipper Danny Johnson to talk about running a successful real estate investing business. Danny has been investing in real estate for the past decade and has hundreds of awesome, actionable tips that he shares with us in today's show. From real estate marketing through websites and direct mail to tips for wholesalers and ideas for getting started while working a full time job, Danny's knowledge is going to blow your mind. Whether you are an experienced house flipper, a wholesaler, or a new investor just getting ready to start investing, this show is going to give you a ton of ammunition to use in your business.
#17: Finding Mentors, Facing Retirement, and Note Investing with Jeff Brown
Real estate investing is about more than just making money in the here and now - it's also about setting up your future for a solid retirement with minimal hassle and maximum wealth. However, planning for that time in your life is not always the most easy-to-understand task. To help, we sit down with investment specialist Jeff Brown, a very common face around the BiggerPockets Blog, to discuss some of the best ways to find mentors, what you can do to start preparing for retirement right now, and how to invest in notes using cash or your self directed IRA or 401K. This show is filled with a lot of really actionable, in-depth content so be sure to have your notepad ready - you're going to need it!
#16: Land Contracts, Creative Selling, and Finding Private Money with Clay Huber
Several weeks ago on the BiggerPockets Podcast, we spoke with Leon Yang about using seller financing to buy properties. Today we are going to look at the opposite side of that transaction and discuss ways you can invest in real estate by utilizing seller financing (or "land contracts") to sell. Our discussion today with real estate investor Clay Huber is chalked full of a lot of great advice for utilizing this strategy, as well as a variety of tips for those who are just getting started or for those who are just looking for another tool to add to their investor toolbox.
#15: From $80k in Credit Card Debt to 100+ Deals with Glenn and Amber Schworm
Starting out with nothing is not easy. Luckily - this week on the BiggerPockets Podcast we are talking with husband and wife team Glenn and Amber Schworm, who have successfully done just this and scaled their real estate business to over 100 deals! On today's show, Glenn and Amber share a ton of great tips and advice about flipping, wholesaling, and marketing for real estate investors - both new and seasoned.
#14 : Cash Flow, Creative Finance, and Life with Ben Leybovich
Creativity and real estate go together like peanut butter and jelly - but for many investors, learning how to get creative can be tough. So today, on the 14th episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we sit down with real estate investor Ben Leybovich to discuss buying property with 100% financing, the importance of cash flow (and how to get it,) overcoming obstacles that inevitable will rise, plus a whole lot more. Ben's inspirational story, involving his battle with multiple sclerosis, will teach you the importance of creating passive income through real estate because you never know what the future will hold. Learn how Ben turned this tragic, life-changing news into motivation to create a successful real estate investing business. You'll definitely want to take notes during this one!
#13: Buying Real Estate with Seller Financing and Speculating with Leon Yang
Traditional cash flow investing and bank loans are the most common methods used for buy-and-hold investors, but it's not the only way. Today’s episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast looks at some alternative methods of real estate investing that we haven’t covered in great detail yet on the show, but may help you pick up new skills and ideas for your investing plan. On today’s show, we sit down with Leon Yang, a young investor from the Las Vegas area who fills us in on his strategy to buy homes using seller financing. We also learn how he closely watches the real estate market to ride the “speculation wave” to build wealth through appreciation and time. A BiggerPockets Podcast Milestone! Before we get to the show - we want to give a big thanks to everyone who has left us a review in iTunes - we are up to 175 five-star reviews and counting! Also - we have reached 100,000 downloads of the podcast since we started - which is really, really incredible! Thanks so much to everyone who has helped us reach this milestone and supported BiggerPockets on this journey!
#12 : Wholesaling and Marketing with Sharon Vornholt
Wholesaling real estate is a popular topic on BiggerPockets and often one of the first strategies used by newbies to build cash reserves. However, wholesaling is a business that requires certain systems, strategies time, and sometimes even cash to prosper at. In today's episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we talk with expert wholesaler and marketing whiz Sharon Vornholt about some of those strategies and techniques that she uses to make an income as a full time wholesaler.
#11 : The Ultimate Beginner’s Podcast For Real Estate Investors
Getting started with real estate investing can seem overwhelming, but on today's episode of The BiggerPockets Podcast, we are going to walk you through the entire broad overview of how people actually make money in the real estate investing field - and how you can do the same. In this unique episode, Josh and Brandon will walk you through the steps to take before getting started, choosing your strategy, ideas for finding properties, tips for getting financing in order and much, much more. Grab a pen and paper and get ready to take notes - this episode is jam packed with over an hour of directly actionable and educational information.
House flipping is one of the most popular methods of investing in real estate. However, it's sometimes difficult to know exactly how to get started, as there are thousands of blog posts, articles, forum posts, and more about the topic. In today's Podcast, we talk with one of the best in the business, J Scott, about how he got started flipping houses and how you can follow the same strategies to build your own real estate investing business.
#9: Using Hard Money Lenders to Grow Your Business with Ann Bellamy
Hard Money Lending is a fundamental tool for many real estate investors, but is often misunderstood and difficult to find. So today on the BiggerPockets Podcast, we sit down with hard money lender Ann Bellamy to discuss how to find and successfully use hard money to build and grow your real estate investing business. This show has an immense amount of solid, actionable content that you can use immediately, so definitely take the time to listen! Before we get to the show, thank you again to everyone who has subscribed in iTunes to help make us one of the top business podcasts in all of iTunes! We're up to 129 5-Star Reviews so far! Every subscription in iTunes and every review helps us reach more people - so thank you!
#8: Learning to Be a Profitable but Ethical Landlord with Al Williamson
Being a Landlord can often be challenging, expensive, and stressful. So, today on the BiggerPockets Podcast we are speaking with Al Williamson, an active BiggerPockets member and inner-city landlord who has decades of experience dealing with tenants in both multifamily and single family rentals. Al is a pro at reducing expenses, increasing income, and dealing with difficult landlording situations - which is why we wanted to sit down with Al today. Before we get to the show, thank you again to everyone who has subscribed in iTunes to help make us one of the top business podcasts in all of iTunes! We're up to 117 5-Star Reviews so far! Every subscription in iTunes and every review helps us reach more people - so thank you!
#7: Making Appraisals Work For You with Ryan Lundquist
Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast we sit down with Ryan Lundquist, a professional real estate appraiser in the Sacramento area. An appraiser is one of the most important professionals that you, as an investor, are likely to deal with over and over in your business. Furthermore, knowing how to deal with an appraisal, especially when it comes in too low, is a skill that can help any investor. Keeping with the "actionable content" approach that BiggerPockets is known for, this podcast will help you improve your investing by pulling back the curtain on the appraisal industry through our discussion with Ryan. Thank you to everyone who has subscribed in iTunes to help make us one of the top business podcasts in all of iTunes! Every subscription and every review helps us reach more people - so thank you!
#6: Investing While Holding a Full Time Job with Arthur Garcia
Investing in real estate while holding a full time job may not always get the most discussion in the real estate investing world - but there are thousands (if not millions) of investors who do just that. On today's episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we sit down with Arthur Garcia, a busy part-time investor who has massed an impressive collection of rental properties while holding a full time job. This show is filled with a ton of really great tips to help any investor - large or small - be more efficient with their investing time. In addition - this was probably the most humorous show to date! Before we jump into it - we want to once again thank everyone for subscribing to our show in iTunes and leaving us a review. We are up to 99 Five Star reviews and over 25,000 downloads! Thank you to everyone!
#5: Dealing with Death – A Financial Discussion with CFP Neal Frankle
Planning for death is not a topic a lot of people want to talk about. However, the discussion shouldn't be avoided because it's important that we prepare for the sake of our spouses, our children, our relatives, and our close friends. Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast we are talking with Neal Frankle, a Certified Financial Planner with unique insight into the financial side of death. This fascinating discussion will help you look at your death (and near-death) in a different way and give you the tools you need to move forward with the planning of your finances. This interview, like all of our BiggerPockets Podcasts, is full of real-world, actionable content without all the hype. As of today, we are up to 85 Five Star Reviews for the show! If you haven't yet left us a review and want to help us build our audience, please click here to leave a review in your iTunes player. It also helps us out when you "subscribe" to the podcast in either your iTunes player or on your iPhone.
#4: Commercial Real Estate Investing With Frank Gallinelli
Commercial real estate is a powerful way to build and sustain wealth - yet is often feared or misunderstood by real estate investors. Luckily, on today's podcast, we are excited to have a man who's professional life is dedicated to teaching investors the ins and outs of commercial real estate investing, Frank Gallinelli. Frank is a best selling author, business owner, and real estate professor who definitely knows his stuff. This interview contains some powerful key metrics, data, and tools you'll need if you ever plan on investing in anything more than a single family home. This interview, like all of our BiggerPockets Podcasts, is full of real-world, actionable content without all the hype.
#3: Getting Started in Real Estate and Raising Money with Brian Burke
In today's show we talk with Brian Burke, a house flipper and real estate investor from Northern California with a fantastic story and fascinating business model. Two days ago, Brian wrote a wildly popular article on the BiggerPockets Blog titled, "Anatomy of the Grand Slam: How I Made $800,000 on One Flip" where he talked about flipping a large apartment complex using a combination of hard money and private capital he raised. In today's Podcast, we're going to look more in-depth at how Brian got started, the strategies he uses to flip over 100 houses per year, and how you can use the same techniques that he does to raise money for your next real estate deal. Last week, the BiggerPockets Podcast reached #6 on the Top Business Podcasts in all of iTunes. This is an enormous honor and we want to just take a minute to thank everyone who has taken time to listen on iTunes or leave a review. As of today, we are up to 49 Five Star Reviews. If you haven't yet left us a review and want to help us out, please click here to leave a review in your iTunes player.
#2: Starting Out with Karen Rittenhouse – Subject To, Direct Mail, and Investing from a Woman’s Perspective
On today's show we talked with Karen Rittenhouse from KarensPerspective.com - an active real estate investor, author, trainer, and all-around great gal. Karen's started investing in 2005 and has acquired well over 150 properties during her investing career. On this podcast, she shares with us exactly how she did it, and how you can use the same strategies to begin (or improve) your investing career.
#1: Building a Successful House Flipping Business and Losing Millions with Marty Boardman
Today we’re excited to announce the launch of the brand new BiggerPockets Radio Podcast. Each week, we will be bringing you incredible real estate investing tips, training, and interviews with actual investors who are in the field, making it happen. You can listen online (below), download it to listen later, on your smartphone, or via iTunes: all for free.