BiggerPockets Real Estate Podcast (general)

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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A lot of newbies get stuck when trying to get their first few deals. After all - figuring out how to find properties, how to get the money needed to buy them, and making sure you don’t mismanage the property are all big tasks. That’s why we’re excited to bring you this powerful interview with Meghan McCallum, a real estate investor who’s passionate about helping new investors discover their best plan for real estate success. Today Meghan shares her story of a terrible first deal that led to an unbelievable second deal (you won’t believe the appreciation she’s seen!) and more. Meghan also shares on the first steps newbies need to do before jumping in, as well as the power of using partnerships to gain experience and financing for your deals!

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Scaling: it’s a term often tossed around in business and real estate, but what does it actually look like? Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast you’ll see, first hand, how one investor went from a small handful of single family houses to purchasing over $130,000,000 worth of apartment communities in just the past few years. Our guest, Joe Fairless, has a great story that will show you how you can get started with larger multifamily properties, including several ways to find and finance those big deals. Whether you are looking for your first deal or a 250 unit apartment community – this is one show you can’t afford to miss!

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What does true wealth look like? Is it simply money… or something more?  And how does one achieve that wealth? That’s the topic on today’s episode of The BiggerPockets Podcast where we sit down with David Osborn, a highly successful real estate investor, agent, and New York Times Bestselling author from Austin, TX. This show is PACKED with incredible, life-changing knowledge, advice, and wisdom from someone who truly walks his talk. David covers everything from buying your first property, the exact “pass/fail” metrics he uses to evaluate potential deals, the importance of work/life balance, and SO much more! This is one episode you’ll want to listen to again and again!

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A lot of investors love to talk about the good times. But for life-long real estate investors, failure is often inevitable, especially during real estate crashes. That’s why we’re excited to bring you this discussion with Kathy Fettke today on the BiggerPockets Podcast. Kathy started her journey toward financial independence after receiving shocking news from a doctor, but used that motivation to begin investing. Alongside her husband, Kathy built up an impressive portfolio but struggled during the latest real estate crash, but was able to emerge (and thrive) from the lessons learned. Today, Kathy shares how to avoid the mistakes that led to her difficult times! She also shares insight into buying real estate at a distance and handling the problems that can arise from long-distance landlording.

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What does it take to buy 17 deals a week? What if we told you it was the exact same process needed to buy just one deal per year? That’s the topic on today’s show where we sit down with Chris Clothier to talk about how his company is buying up to 17 deals a week following the same process any investor can to get their own deals. Chris also shares keen insight into building up a thriving business, hiring your first or next employee, why he decided to run a 100-mile ultramarathon, and much more. Whether you are looking to buy 1 deal a year or one deal a day - this show will have a tremendous impact on your life! 

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A lot of people want to achieve financial freedom - but many who start the journey never arrive. So what’s the best way to truly set yourself up for success in achieving financial independence and wealth? That’s the topic of today’s show where we sit down with Scott Trench, author of “Set for Life” to discuss some of the simple, yet powerful, tactics people can use to increase their income, reduce their expenses, and lead a legendary life.  

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Success leaves clues! Rather than trying to figure it all out on your own - why not listen to someone who has been involved with nearly every aspect of real estate for decades? On today’s episode of The BiggerPockets Podcast, we sit down with Jay Hinrichs, an investor and hard money lender from Oregon, to learn how he has navigate the real estate market for more than forty years - and how you can grow your own business from his wisdom!

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A lot of people want to invest in rental properties - but a lot of people also fail when they jump in. Why? That’s the topic on today’s episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast where we sit down with Tim Shiner to learn his story of going from zero to over 150 units - and the lessons learned along the way. You’ll learn some incredible strategies for getting deals when there are multiple offers, the #1 most important characteristic Tim looks for when buying a property, and why he focuses primarily on “higher end” rental houses. You’ll love all the humor, wisdom, and knowledge Tim brings to the show, so sit down, relax, and be prepared to learn!

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Many people buy real estate hoping to make great cash flow. But all too often that cash flow is quickly eaten away by a silent but deadly thief. In this episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, Josh and Brandon sit down with real estate investor Jesse Fragale to hear his story and learn more about how this silent killer can eat away your profits if you don’t analyze a deal right. You’ll also learn how Jesse found a way to invest in a crazy expensive market, as well as tips on using partners, scaling to larger properties, and the worst pickup line Jesse has ever used!

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Many people invest in real estate hoping to make “passive income” but instead find they work more than they would at a day job! But not all real estate niches require a lot of time - and today’s show proves that! Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast we sit down with Dr Kenyon Meadows, a real estate investor who chooses to invest his money using a variety of passive real estate vehicles including funding other real estate investors, investing out of state through several turnkey companies, and investing in over thirty crowdfunding deals! If you are looking to make your real estate more passive- this is one show you can’t afford to miss!

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Why is it some investors buy deals every single month - when others look for years without landing a single great real estate deal? Two words: deal flow. On today’s episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast we sit down with Erik Stark to talk about how he consistently drives leads to his real estate business using “driving for dollars,” direct mail marketing, and a fascinating “education marketing” strategy that you’ll be excited to try for yourself!

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Every day, our lives are consumed by things that simply don’t amount to much. In fact- most of your successes will come from a very small percentage of your activities. That’s the basic concept of the 80/20 Rule and today’s guest is one of the world’s foremost experts on using the 80/20 rule in business! Today’s guest is Perry Marshall, author of 80/20 Sales and Marketing and on today’s fascinating show, Perry dives into how to use this principle to work less and achieve more. And don’t miss the fascinating discussion on how to make $10,000 an hour; if you’ve never heard this concept before, it’s about to blow your mind (and business) into the stratosphere!

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On today’s episode of The BiggerPockets Podcast, we’re pumped to introduce you to Damion Lupo, an experienced real estate investor and hard money lender who has seen it all in real estate—both the good and bad! You’ll learn how it was Damion’s naiveté that led to his early success (and why naiveté matters), as well as the traits that helped Damion build up an incredibly successful cash-flowing business. And don’t miss Damion’s story of the murdered security guard or his golden answers to the question, “How do you get a lender to say yes?” 

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Boston is a tough market. Prices are high, but even high rents aren’t enough to make it profitable to invest. Ricky Beliveau makes money by renting to students, converting small multifamily buildings into condos (it’s easier than you think!), and transitioning unused space into more bedrooms to add massive value.

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Some investors buy a single house. Some buy a small multifamily. But today on The BiggerPockets Podcast, we sit down with someone who jumped into real estate in a much bigger way! Joel Sherlock is an investor from Canada who put together a $30 million dollar fund to buy real estate in America. You’ll learn why he went this route and how you can follow a similar strategy in your own business. You’ll also learn about Joel’s entrance into the world of commercial real estate, including the pros and cons of that niche.

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If there is one thing you can know for sure by listening to the BiggerPockets Podcast, it’s this: There are a LOT of ways to invest in real estate! That’s why we’re excited to bring you today’s interview with Noah Kagan, who invests in a different way than most of the guests we’ve had on the show. Noah currently runs several very successful internet businesses (SumoMe and AppSumo) and knew he didn’t want to be a landlord; Noah knows his best return is made in his business. Therefore, he devised his investing strategy around NOT being the landlord. Noah is a wealth of information and one of the most motivating humans we’ve ever met. So sit back and enjoy today’s episode with Noah!

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How much does it cost to buy a large apartment complex? Millions? Think again! On today’s episode of The BiggerPockets Podcast, we’re excited to welcome back Brian Murray to the show. Brian, who was last seen on episode 126, has done some pretty amazing things over the past several years — including purchasing a 115-unit property that cost him nothing out of pocket (and, in fact, he walked out of closing with a massive check!). Whether you are looking to buy one house or a 100-unit property, this podcast will inform, motivate, and inspire you to massive action.

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What’s the best way to invest in real estate when the numbers don’t make sense in your backyard? Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast, we sit down with Bob Malecki, a real estate investor who started by purchasing local rental properties but quickly shifted gears into two other niches: out of state rentals and mortgage notes. In this episode, Bob explains why he chose to make the switch and walks listeners through the step-by-step process for getting started investing outside your backyard!

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Can a single real estate deal change your life? Definitely! That’s the topic on today’s “newbie episode” of the BiggerPockets Podcast, where we sit down for several interviews with real estate investors who have just purchased their first deal. In the first interview, you’ll hear how Sunny and SunMarie Burns used a fantastic “house hack” to invest in an extremely high-priced area. In the second interview, you’ll hear how Sam Valme was able to house-hack his home into a vacation rental that throws off massive cash flow each month. These stories are incredibly inspiring and full of tips that can help new AND experienced investors achieve more in their business!

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Is small thinking holding you back? Not after this episode! Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast, Josh and Brandon talk with Kevin Carroll, a real estate investor who decided 18 months ago that he wanted to start flipping houses… and has done 83 flips in the past year and a half! Perhaps most impressively, Kevin did most of these flips out of state utilizing strategic partnerships — a strategy that just might change the way you think about real estate forever. Sit back and prepare to have your mindset expanded and let “big thinking” take over.

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Most people begin their real estate investing with a small single family purchase. Some even start with a duplex or triplex. But today’s guest on the BiggerPockets Podcast skipped the intro phase and jumped right into a 41-unit property early in his 20s! Today, you’ll learn how Jack Baczek used a strategy not before mentioned on the podcast to invest in 41 units, as well as his transition to mobile home park investing (and why that niche ROCKS). Jack’s story is truly inspirational, and you’ll walk away from this interview inspired, entertained, and pumped up to take massive action on your own business!

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Real estate investors wear a lot of hats, especially in the beginning: contractor, bookkeeper, receptionist, and more. But if you truly want to grow your business, you must do LESS. At least, that’s the message you’ll hear today on The BiggerPockets Podcast, where Josh and Brandon sit down with real estate investor Devin Elder about how he’s been able to scale his business by doing fewer and fewer tasks. You’ll learn how he went from a single family rental in 2012 to buying multiple properties each month. We cover the topic of BRRRR investing, fix and flipping, using private lenders, getting started with no money, and lots more. Stay tuned for this powerful episode!

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Two years ago, Joe England was just a full-time military guy, dreaming about financial freedom. Now, he’s done over 20 deals and is taking massive action to create an incredible future for himself. On this episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we dive deep into Joe’s story and learn how taking massive action has helped him build his portfolio — despite being deployed overseas the majority of the time.

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How does one transition from doing simple houses to more complex deals? That’s the topic on today’s episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, where we sit down once again with Jered Sturm, a real estate investor from the Midwest who’s made the transition from doing all his own work on single family houses to purchasing larger properties. In this episode, we dig in deep on the purchase of his newest 42-unit apartment complex and the unique “value-add” ideas he discovered that made this property a home run!

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Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast, you’ll hear from Chris Gill, a real estate investor in the San Antonio market who has only been investing for three years but has already done over 30 deals — mostly fix and flips. On this episode, we walk through Chris’s unique journey, including his initial four-plex rental property and his path toward flipping “the worst houses in the area.” And don’t miss Chris’s fantastic tip for finding deals that no one on the BiggerPockets Podcast has mentioned yet!

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When learning how to invest in real estate successfully, most people struggle finding four things: mentors, contractors, deals, and funding. That’s why today we’re excited to bring back Matt and Liz Faircloth onto The BiggerPockets Podcast to talk about how they find each of these! Matt and Liz (who were on episode 88) join us today as we dive deep into solving many of the problems that new investors struggle with. They also share the difficult story of how they recently shut down a major arm of their business and why it was the best move for them. Finally, Matt and Liz delve into the recent purchase of their 49-unit apartment building, offering some unique tips that will help you find and fund your next big deal!

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Most people dream of getting out of the “rat race,” quitting their day job, and living on passive income sources. However, usually that’s just wishful thinking. But today, we’re excited to introduce you to a real estate investor who did just that using rental properties, and he explains just how he did it. You’ll learn how our guest, Mark Walker, used single family houses at first to begin building his portfolio, and how his passive income really took off when he switched to multifamily. And you’ll love the in-depth discussion on exactly how he acquired his 64-unit apartment building!

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Dead “zombie” houses are everywhere — just waiting for you to bring them back to life if you are willing to take the risk! That’s the story we dive deep into today on the BiggerPockets Podcast when we sit down with reality TV star Justin Stamper, a real estate investor from the Orlando, FL market who has a fascinating and inspiring story of rising up from near financial ruin to become one of the most prolific investors in his market. You’ll learn how his “punk rock” attitude has given him a unique perspective on his investing and how he has been able to flip over 100 “zombie” homes (and wholesale over 200 other deals!) in the past several years. After listening to this show, you’ll be inspired, motivated, and educated enough to tackle your next zombie house!

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Welcome to the BiggerPockets Podcast show 200! We wanted to create a show that we could point people to in the future as an ultimate resource for building their real estate investment business. If you are new, this will give you a step-by-step plan. If you are experienced, it will help you systematize your business better and pick up new ideas to streamline how you buy properties. These tips were obtained from the community in a recent Forum thread Josh started.

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Real estate investing is no longer just for older generations! Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast, we sit down with Houssein Al-Eidan, an accountant from the St Louis area who has purchased 25 rental units — and he’s just turning 25 years old this month! You’ll hear Houssein’s unique strategy of buying lower-price properties (many from auctions) and using a variety of strategies to increase his returns (including AirBnB and even leaving some properties vacant!). This show is bound to leave you inspired to expand your own real estate portfolio — no matter what age you are.

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How many rental units does it take to achieve “financial freedom?” Maybe not as many as you think! That’s the topic on today’s episode, where Josh and Brandon sit down to talk with Eric Bowlin, a real estate investor who achieved financial freedom at the age of 30, largely using the “BRRRR” strategy to finance his deals. Eric owns fewer than 30 units but was able to “retire” off the cash flow — and today, you’ll learn just how he did it (and how you can do the same). You’ll also love his tips on how to find great deals on the MLS and how to manage your properties — even if you don’t live close by. Be sure to take some notes on this one — you are going to need them!

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Get ready to be inspired, amazed, and blown away with today’s BiggerPockets episode! Today on the show we’re sitting down with Chris Heeren, a real estate investor from Wisconsin who’s absolutely crushing it with his rental property investing. In just the past three years, Chris has built a massive portfolio of houses and small multifamily properties — and he did it with just over $10,000 to start AND while working full-time. Packed with tips, stories, and incredible advice, this show will completely revolutionize the way you run your real estate business forever and prove — once and for all — that anyone can succeed no matter their situation. Listen up!

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What has five letters but causes so much fear that millions of wannabe investors never get started? That’s right: TAXES. But taxes don’t need to be scary — and understanding and utilizing the tax system can actually help grow your business and help you build incredible wealth. That’s why we’re excited today to sit down with Brandon Hall, a CPA and real estate investor who works exclusively with real estate investors to help them strategize and organize their business in the most cost-saving way possible. We cover Brandon’s real estate journey, including house hacking, LLCs, S-Corps, bookkeeping, and so much more. You’ll love Brandon’s engaging and entertaining personality, and for once in your life, you might even enjoy learning about taxes!

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Trying to build a real estate empire while working a full-time job can be tough, which is why many people decide to use a partner to maximize their results. That’s the story on today’s episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, where we sit down with Rudy Curtler to talk about how he is building a portfolio of college rentals and mobile home parks utilizing a partner. You’ll learn how (and why) Rudy is building his portfolio hundreds of miles from his home, the incredible benefits of investing in mobile home parks (“6x better than houses” according to Rudy), and how he’s able to put together the financing on deals using remarkable creativity!

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Is your ultimate goal to increase the spreads of your investments to the point where you can comfortably quit your job? Tune in for a conversation with Justin Silverio, an investor who successfully made the switch to full-time real estate entrepreneur and who is now focusing on the niche of higher-end rehabs. For tips on deal evaluation, how to find contractors for your particular project, and direct mail strategies, don’t miss this inspiring episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast!

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Everyone knows rental properties can be a great way to build wealth and cash flow. Yet so few people ever take the steps needed to build their portfolio. That’s why we’re excited for you to listen to this week’s episode of The BiggerPockets Podcast! On this show, we sit down with Steve Garner, a North Carolina investor who currently is building and managing a rental portfolio while working a full-time job he loves. You’ll learn several creative methods for finding deals that have worked great for Steve, as well as some of his clever tricks for managing tenants with minimal work!

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I can’t invest in real estate — everything is too expensive” is a common statement used by newbie real estate investors across the world. But is it true? Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast, we’re excited to dig in on the topic with Russell Brazil, an investor from the DC area who has a unique perspective on the wealth-building power of appreciation (AND cash flow!).

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Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast, we’re excited to introduce you to a man who didn’t start investing until later in life but has built an impressive portfolio in the past few years. Even more, he bought his rentals thousands of miles away from where he lives! You’ll learn the inspiring tale of our guest, Bill Manassero, and how he went from running an orphanage in Haiti to buying rental properties and the challenges that transition caused. You’ll also be inspired by Bill’s heart and his real purpose for creating wealth through real estate. You are going to love this powerful episode, and it just might change why you invest in real estate! (And don’t miss Bill’s story of how his family appeared on Oprah!)

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Are you building vertical or horizontal income in your life? If you aren’t sure, don’t miss this exceptionally important episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, where we talk with Pat Hiban about creating multiple streams of passive income. Pat, who is a New York Times bestselling author, shares his real estate journey with us today, starting from a humble “house hack” to participating in multi-million dollar apartment complex purchases. You’ll also learn why (and how) Pat has 61 different sources of “horizontal” income streams and the best ways to begin building your own. Don’t miss a second of this incredible show.

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Are you looking to ultimately work less, travel more, and life proactively rather than reactively? The key to this life is found in systems. And on today’s episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we are excited to introduce you to a guest who’s a master at building systems in his business. Tarl Yarber, an investor in the Pacific Northwest, shares his story of beginning with no money, making $100,000 on a single wholesale deal, and ultimately turning his love for real estate into a profitable business that has done 500 deals. This powerful show is sure to transform the way you run your business forever.

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Is the real estate market about to collapse? Do we have 10 more years? What’s the future hold? While no one can definitively answer these questions, today’s guest has some keen insight into timing the market, allowing you to “buy low and sell high.” Today, we’re excited to introduce you to David Gudmundsen, an investor who’s been in the game more than 20 years and who’s seen numerous peaks and valleys — and who has learned how to ride the wave. With more than 250 deals under his belt, David is an incredible resource for anyone looking to grow their portfolio — or preserve it — during times of uncertainty. Unless you know exactly where the real estate market is headed next, don’t miss this powerful and entertaining episode!

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In this episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we talk about a subject many investors debate about: investing in OLD properties. Today’s guest, Dana Bull, has filled her portfolio with properties over 100 years — and she dishes out the good, the bad, and the ugly details. You’ll also learn why Dana focuses on small multifamily properties and she offers some incredible insight into being an effective landlord — no matter your age or experience level.

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There are a lot of excuses people use for why they don’t invest in real estate. Maybe they work too much. Maybe they don’t have any money. Maybe the market is too hot. But some — like our guest today — don’t let those difficulties stop them. Instead, they use creativity to overcome obstacles and build a real estate empire. So today on the BiggerPockets Podcast, we are excited to introduce you to Dave Meyer, an investor from the Denver market, who shares his story of buying eight units using creativity, intelligence, and in incredible level of hustle!

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On today’s episode of The BiggerPockets Podcast, Josh and Brandon sit down with Bill Powers, a real estate investor from the Chicago suburbs, to learn how he went from zero to over 70 units in five years while focusing on lease options — also known as “rent to own.” This powerful strategy is one that anyone can begin using in their business to achieve more cash flow and equity — and today, you’ll learn all the details. Get your pen and paper out for this show — you’ll want to take some notes!

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In today’s humorous episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, you’ll meet Bill Lublin, a real estate expert who has invested in over 800 deals while also building the largest real estate agency in his state! You’ll learn how Bill got his start in real estate sales, why he was a terrible agent, and the one thing that changed everything. You’ll also hear how Bill has been able to do over 800 investment deals (from single family homes to multifamily to motels to development and more), his management philosophy, and why he thinks investors probably should NOT get their real estate license.

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What does it take to achieve financial independence? Thousands of deals and a 100+ hour work-week hustle? Not according to today’s guest! Today we bring you an incredible interview with Sarah Pritchett who just one year ago began her journey toward financial independence using rental properties — part-time! You’ll learn how Sarah is building a rental portfolio despite living in one of the most crowded, competitive markets in the world, as well as her best tips on overcoming obstacles, creative finance, and more. This show will not only give you miles of practical advice, it will leave you saying, “I can totally do that!”

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Whether you own a single property or 1,000 units, systematizing your business is the key to growth. That’s why we’re excited to introduce you to Jake Stenziano and Gino Barbaro, a real estate partnership that’s scaled to 674 units in just the past three years. In this explosive interview, Jake and Gino share their story of building a sizable portfolio using a variety of creative methods. You’ll learn about the “hard lumps” they took on their first deal, the mindset changes they needed to take to transform their business, how they financed a 200+ unit apartment for no cash down, and a lot more. This incredible show will not only change your business — it might just change the way you look at life.

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Let’s be honest: It can be tough to find a great deal in today’s competitive real estate market. If you find yourself in that situation, you are going to love today’s show! Today we hear from Lauren Hardy, a house flipper and wholesaler in the highly competitive Southern California market who overcame a rough beginning to scale her business to several deals a month. You’ll love Lauren’s honesty about quitting her job too early and her straightforward approach to finding deals, evaluating a market, and creating systems that allow her to work and live a full life. And grab some scratch paper — this is definitely one show you are going to want to take some notes on!

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What were you doing at 23 years old? Probably not building 17 houses like today’s guest! That’s right — our guest today on the BiggerPockets Podcast is Devan McClish, a real estate investor from Nashville who’s done nearly 60 deals in just the past couple years — using almost no money of his own. You’ll learn how Devan finds deals, raises money, works with contractors, and so much more. This show will go down as one of the greatest in BiggerPockets history — so don’t miss a second of it!  

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What stops most people from achieving massive success through real estate? Money? Cheap properties? Knowledge? According to our guest today, it’s fear. That’s why we’re excited to introduce you to Dale Hensel, an investor who’s done everything from single family to multifamily to notes and a LOT more. You’ll be amazed at the simple way Dale used his “ignorance” that something should be hard to build several large, successful businesses — including one real estate company he took public!

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Trying to build a real estate portfolio when you are brand new and work a full-time job can be tough. That’s why today we are excited to bring you an interview with an investor (and moonlighting stand-up comedian) with a remarkable story of using various “house hacks” to jump into the game. Charlie Kao, who hails from the Detroit, Michigan market, covers his entire investing journey, from condo investing to house flipping to landlording and more. And don’t miss Charlie’s powerful — and incredibly unique — strategy for finding deals through networking! Today’s show is sure to bring new strategies to your business, and the humor will leave you smiling all day!

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When you hear the acronym “BRRRR,” what comes to mind? Winter? Well, today on the BiggerPockets Podcast, we’re going to talk about BRRRR — and, no, we’re not talking about the temperature! On this powerful episode, we dive deep into one of the most popular and exciting strategies for real estate investors today — the BRRRR strategy (Buy-Rehab-Rent-Refinance-Repeat). We talk with Ben Walhood, a real estate investor from the Chicago suburbs who has found tremendous success buying properties in several states using BRRRR, as well as several other strategies. You’ll learn why it took Ben nearly ten years to “take off” as an investor, as well as the best tips he has for finding success today. Grab a notebook and pencil — because this is one show you’ll want to take some notes!

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Everyone knows it’s tough to find deals in today’s real estate market — but somehow our guest today, Tom Krol, didn’t get that memo! In his first 18 months, Tom closed over one hundred wholesale deals and has continued to dominate his market. In this explosive and highly entertaining episode, Tom goes into incredible detail on the exact methods he used to build out a highly automated real estate acquisition machine. And don’t miss the in-depth discussion on nine specific lists that Tom mails to; it just might change your business forever. Hang on tight — this show is about to rock your world!

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Building a real estate portfolio can be challenging — but taking others along for the ride can help everyone achieve incredible results. That’s the topic on today’s episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, where we sit down with Mike O’Connor and Matt Wood, two young investors from the Atlanta area who have built a sizable portfolio (150+ units) in a very short time thanks to the power of a team. You’ll learn why they jumped straight from a single house to an apartment complex and the mindset and strategies needed to pull it off successfully. This highly entertaining show will have you taking notes — and laughing — ’til the very end!

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Around BiggerPockets, we often encourage newer investors to sit down with an experienced real estate investor to “pick their brain” and soak up their wisdom. Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast, we want to do just that. Dave Short began investing in real estate nearly half a century ago and has an incredible level of insight into the ups and downs of building wealth through real estate. We cover everything from overcoming failure to flipping a hundred houses in four years and much more!

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House flipping can be incredibly profitable and fun — but for many people, trying to make it work is next to impossible because of the high cost of homes. That’s why on this episode we’re excited to chat with Steve Jones, a house flipper from Southern California who has flipped over 100 deals in his neighborhood. Steve’s advice is rock solid for anyone looking to grow their real estate business — and you are going to love his advice about open houses. Steve’s perspectives just might change how you do real estate forever.

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Have you ever dreamed of owning large apartment complexes? If so, don’t miss this powerful interview with Jonathan Twombly, a real estate investor whose very first deal had over 100 units! You’ll learn why Jonathan skipped the “small deal phase” and jumped right into big deals — and how he’s gone from nothing to over 400 units in the past several years. This show offers an incredibly realistic view of what it actually takes to break into the apartment complex market!

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How would you feel after losing $150,000 on one of your first deals? That’s the story we’re excited to bring you today with guest Ryland Taniguchi. Ryland shares his incredible comeback story of losing a huge sum of money on a flip-gone-bad and fighting through the difficulty to do over 300 deals. You’ll be both amazed and emboldened to blaze through your own difficulties, and you might just pick up a few new tricks while you’re at it. This show is packed full of high-level, actionable tips that will help any investor grow to new heights.

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On this inspiring episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we sit down with real estate entrepreneur Andrew Cushman to learn how he went from a full-time job as a chemical engineer to a house flipper and finally a real estate syndicator, buying over 1400 units in less than a decade. You’ll learn how Andrew finds deals, manages the rehabs on a large scale, raises money for large apartment purchases, and more. Don’t miss a moment of this powerful show!

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What does it take to truly find success in real estate — especially when you make an average salary and live in an expensive city? That’s the topic of today’s show, where we sit down with David Greene, a full-time police officer in the San Francisco market who’s managed to buy multiple deals in the past several years through mass hustle and persistent deal-finding. You’ll learn how David finds deals, invests both in-and-out-of-state, and finances those deals on a cop’s salary! This show is sure to motivate and educate you to do more deals this year!

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Today we’re excited to bring you an interview with a savvy investor who’s done over 500 deals — Cameron Skinner. Cameron got his start with new construction spec builds in the late 1990s and due to the changing economy created an interesting twist that we know you guys are going to just love. This episode is packed with incredible, actionable advice that will leave you shouting, “I’m totally going to do that strategy!

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People have a lot of excuses about why they aren’t’ investing in real estate. “I work too much.” “I live in an expensive area.” “I don’t know enough.” But on today’s show, we sit down with a BiggerPockets member who is absolutely crushing it — despite a full-time job, living in Silicon Valley, and being brand-new to real estate. You’ll learn how Kevin Wood has managed to go from zero to twenty-five deals in under a year, largely using networking on BiggerPockets to make it happen. You’ll be inspired, motivated, and educated to get off the bench and jump into the game!

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One of the best ways to achieve incredible results in your life is to model others who have succeeded before. At least- that’s how our guest today was able to do over 100 deals- all before his 28th birthday! Today Matt Aitchison shares his story of overcoming a rough past and how he used real estate to define an incredible future. This powerful show is slammed packed with actionable tips and tactics that YOU can use, right now, in your business to increase your net worth through real estate investing! This show is bound to go down in the books as one of the greatest shows in BiggerPockets history!

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Real estate investing is a powerful tool for building wealth — but without firm personal finance skills, an investor could lose everything! On this episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we talk with CNBC correspondent Natali Morris about the financial skills you need to succeed. In this discussion with Natali, we talk about the limiting beliefs that stop a person from achieving success, the difficulty in raising children to be financially smart, how to keep your family “afloat” while building your business, and much more!

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What’s it truly take to go from beginner to advanced in real estate? On this episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we sit down with Steve Mills, who shares exactly how he was able to overcome a bad first deal, find mentors, work with a partner, and eventually do more than four hundred real estate deals! This show is both highly motivating and informative and will definitely leave you with some great nuggets that you can use in your business to buy more real estate and have more fun doing it!

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Having a full-time job can make investing in real estate tough. However, with the right systems, people, and plan, your business can thrive no matter how few hours you have to dedicate towards it! In this episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we sit down with Bill Allen, a navy pilot who’s done just that in a very short time. We talk about hiring your first employee, finding good deals, using low down payment loans to fund your deals, and a lot more. If you are looking to make your real estate business launch into the stratosphere, don’t miss a moment of this show!

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No one likes paying taxes, so let’s talk about how you can pay FAR less to the IRS! On today’s show, we sit down with real estate investor and CPA Amanda Han, the author of the brand new book The Book on Tax Strategies for the Savvy Real Estate Investors. In this powerful (and fun!) interview, you’ll learn about the biggest tax mistakes investors make when setting up — and running — their real estate business. This interview could literally save you thousands of dollars! Dig in!

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A lot of people make good income from their jobs, but few are able to turn that income into lasting, generational wealth. That’s why we’re super pumped to bring you this interview with professional football player Ryan Broyles. Ryan shares the strategies he used to turn the money made from football into rental properties that will provide for his future for decades to come. Ryan candidly talks about the creative strategies he’s used to pull off some impressive deals, the keys to working with partners, living life on a budget, and more. This episode is bound to change your outlook on investing, whether you are a football fan or not!

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Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast, we sit down and chat with Stefanie Marshall, an investor from Northern California who has flipped more than 50 properties in the last five years, all while working a job as an accountant! In this powerful (and hilarious) interview, Stefanie shares how she jumped into the flipping game, how she managed to purchase a property in California for just $30,000, the sad story of losing $100,000 on a single flip, and how she bounced back to create an impressive flipping empire! Don’t miss a second of this fun, informative (and often sarcastic) episode!

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Anyone can buy a house. However, it takes a special kind of business (and business owner) to buy dozens of deals every year. That’s the story on today’s episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, when we sit down with Nathan Brooks to talk about how he went from casual investor to buying nearly sixty deals last year. You’ll learn the key hires that made this transition possible, the process for hiring the perfect team members to work your systems, Nathan’s story of bringing in a partner to help scale, and so much more. If you are looking to really expand your business through partners, employees, and processes, dive into this powerful episode!

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Great real estate deals can be hard to find in a competitive market. So how do some investors manage to find multiple deals every month? That’s the focus of today’s show, where we sit down with active real estate entrepreneur Jeff DeCarlo as he shares his step-by-step blueprint for getting hundreds of leads from motivated sellers! You’ll love the “extra mile” Jeff goes to ensure his real estate pipeline never dries up!

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He was clinically dead for six minutes. No heartbeat. No sign of life. But Hal Elrod came back from this devastating event and has impacted millions in the process through his bestselling book, The Miracle Morning. Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast you’ll hear Hal’s full story, from the drunk driver that nearly ended everything to the lessons he learned that completely revolutionized his life. Hal’s story — and his advice on reaching your full potential — is sure to rock your life and leave you forever changed for the better. No matter what stage of your real estate investing business you find yourself in today, this show is about to help you get to the next level. Hang on tight!

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On this episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we sit down with Mark Spidell, an investor from the great state of Colorado, to discuss how he uses real estate to engineer his ideal lifestyle! We talk about partnering with family, investing out-of-state, buying small commercial buildings, owning vacation rentals, and much, much more! Not only will this episode entertain and inform you, it will also help you clarify your own investing plan so you can begin engineering your own perfect lifestyle!

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Boom! Prepare to be blown away by this unbelievable interview with an investor who’s gone from nothing to more than 200 deals in just five years! You’ll learn how Sharad was able to find great deals, finance those deals, and build an investment portfolio that continues to grow no matter where lives or travels in the world. This show is one of the most humorous and most enlightening shows ever recorded on the BiggerPockets Podcast, so why are you still reading this? Listen to the show!

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Finding deals in your own backyard can be tough — but today we’re talking to a guest who finds incredible deals from across the country! Bob Couture joins us today to tell us his inspiring story of starting out with several “failed” flips, finding a partner, using crowdfunding, and much more. This show is jam packed with actionable tips and tricks for real estate investing, whether the deals are in your backyard or across the world!

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On today’s episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we are excited to bring you an interview with a prolific investor (and author of one of the world’s biggest real estate books, HOLD: How to Find, Buy, and Rent Houses for Wealth), Linda McKissack! Linda currently owns 108 single family homes — but she didn’t start out that way. Learn how Linda discovered the power that real estate can have on a lifestyle and the mindset needed to make your dreams a reality. This show will blow you away with Linda’s honesty, integrity, and story of excellence. Don’t miss a second of it!

 

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How would you like to own ten, fifty, or a thousand rental units? That’s the topic of today’s podcast roundtable with three previous guests of the BiggerPockets Podcast, Ben Leybovich, Brian Burke, and Serge Shukhat. These three investors have three very different business models, and in this fascinating discussion, each shares how they use rental properties to build wealth and passive income. We discuss (and debate) every aspect of the investor’s journey — all in an effort to help you succeed! We also discuss the big dangers rental investors face and how YOU can avoid those problems! Don’t miss this incredibly powerful episode with three fun, smart, and successful rental property investors!

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For some, the goal of real estate is to make tens of millions of dollars. For others, like today’s guest, it’s a way to finance an incredible life. Today’s guest, Luke Swab, shares with us his story of designing his lifestyle through real estate and how you can do the same. Luke’s story will take you from the wild waters of Alaska to a motorcycle trip through Africa to the streets of Michigan real estate and more! Don’t miss this incredible honest, humorous, and informative episode!

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Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast, we’re excited to sit down with an individual many people already know from television, radio, and the newspaper -- Clark Howard. Besides being a nationally-syndicated radio and TV star, Clark Howard is also a real estate investor who has a unique outlook on the way real estate should fit into your financial picture, as well as numerous tips on avoiding scams, finding great locations to invest in, and much more! Don’t miss a second of this powerful episode!

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How do you build up a sizable real estate portfolio when you live in one of the most expensive cities in America? That’s the topic we dive into today on the BiggerPockets Podcast with guest Nazz Wang. Nazz has gone from 0 to 51 units in the past several years, both local in California and across the country. You’ll learn how Nazz overcame a bad first investing experience to find her niche in “lazy real estate investing” and how you can do the same!


Sometimes to find success, you have to think outside the box! That’s why today on the BiggerPockets Podcast we’re excited to bring you an interview with Johnny Youssef, a young investor who has found clever ways to turn properties that no one else wants into cash flowing monsters. You’ll be inspired and motivated after hearing Johnny’s story, as well as his philosophy of using “financial freedom” to help others. Don’t miss a second of this powerful show!


Finding deals can be tough in today’s real estate market, but one technique that works in every market is word of mouth marketing! In today’s show, Enrique Jevons shares his story of quitting a 21-year career to become his own boss and build a real estate empire. You’ll learn about finding deals, managing properties, getting your real estate license, and so much more!


On this episode of The BiggerPockets Podcast, we sit down with an investor who's also a Grammy-nominated musician! Jeremy Jones has been acquiring rental properties in the Seattle metro area for several years, focusing primarily on multifamily investments and supplying him with a stream of passive income. You’ll love both his tactics and mindset and will walk away from this interview with numerous actionable ideas to help take your business to new heights. Enjoy!