The BiggerPockets Real Estate Investing Podcast

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!

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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!

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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!

 

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!


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!


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!


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!


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!


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!


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!


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!


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!

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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.


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.

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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.


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!

 


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!


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!

 


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!


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!

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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.


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!


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!

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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!


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.


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!


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!

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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!


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.


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!


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!


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!)

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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!


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!


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!


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!"


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.


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!


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!


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!

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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!


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!


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!


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.


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!

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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!


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!


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.


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.


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