BiggerPockets Podcast : Real Estate Investing and Wealth Building to Help You Get Bigger Pockets

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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