BiggerPockets Real Estate Podcast (general)

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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

 

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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:
    1. Be certain of your numbers
    2. Stay away from long rehabs
    3. Have a backup strategy
    4. Avoid thin deals
    5. Keep clear of leverage at all cost
    6. Stay away from the high end vacation rentals
  • 6 ways to prepare for any market:
    1. Hoard cash
    2. Open as many credit lines as possible
    3. Build credit
    4. Figure the "worst case drop"
    5. Restructure short-term debt
    6. Don't chase your losses
  • And SO much more!

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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!

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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.

 

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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:
    1. Population growth
    2. Job growth
    3. Diversified economy
    4. Landlord friendly
    5. Business friendly
    6. In the right part of the market cycle (rising market)
    7. 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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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)!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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.

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“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.

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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.

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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!

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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!”

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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!  

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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Check the full show notes here: https://www.biggerpockets.com/renewsblog/biggerpockets-podcast-256-surprising-scientific-truth-successful-eric-barker/

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.  

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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!”

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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!)

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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!

 

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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