BiggerPockets Real Estate Podcast (general)

Do you have an “A-type” personality? If not, don’t worry--you can still build wealth through real estate! In this episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we talk with Danny Johnson (a real estate investor from San Antonio, Texas) about overcoming fears, age, and inexperience to successfully do more than 200 real estate transactions in the past decade! You’ll love the tips and advice Danny offers, and the role-playing phone call between Danny and Brandon will improve your phone skills with motivated sellers dramatically! Don’t miss this powerful show!


On this episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast we sit down with a real estate investor who quit his six-figure full-time job at a Fortune 100 company to pursue his real estate investing dreams. Our guest, Nick Baldo, shares his story of starting with nothing and turning that into a sizable business that both flips and rents houses. Oh, and Nick isn’t even thirty yet! Don’t miss this informative episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast!


WARNING: We’re sorry, but there is no way you’ll be able to listen to today’s show without taking MASSIVE ACTION immediately after! Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast, Josh and Brandon bring you 22 (and a half) of their all-time favorite ACTIONABLE tips for building your real estate empire, especially if you're just getting started. This show will leave you with a serious list of direct, actionable next steps that you can start implementing in your real estate today. Get ready because this show is going to change how you do real estate. You’ve been warned!


In today's busy real estate world, great deals can be hard for investors to find. That is why today we are excited to bring you a special episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, recorded live at the TradeKing stage at FinCon 2015. In this interview with Chad Carson, you'll learn his top seven favorite strategies for finding great deals even if your market is overheated! If you need to buy a great deal this year, the show is for you!


Real estate investing is a BIG field, and there are hundreds of ways to build wealth. However, according to our guest today, the riches are in the niches! On today’s show we sit down with Bill Syrios, an investor from Oregon who specializes in the incredibly lucrative field of student housing (as well as numerous other niches!). You’ll learn how he transformed an early real estate setback into a business that owns hundreds of properties in multiple states!

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Many people struggle to get started, especially when they live in an expensive market. That’s why today on the BiggerPockets Podcast we’re excited to bring you this interview with a newer investor who’s figuring out how to make a passive investment business despite living in one of the most expensive cities in America. You’ll learn how Fat Tony (yes, that’s really what he goes by!) invests in out-of-state deals and how mindset has played a major role in his early success.


Self storage is one of the most passive forms of real estate investing out there, but only if it’s run correctly. On this episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, you’ll learn from CPA and real estate investor Michael Rogers about the process of finding, rehabbing, and cash flowing self storage units—and they systems that have allowed Michael to buy 350 units and partially quit his job.

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On this episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we want to introduce you to a real estate investor who has figured out the secret to scaling his business: systems. Sam Craven, who was last on the BiggerPockets Podcast back on show 33, shares with us the processes he has implemented that have enabled him to build a team, putting him on track to buy nearly 100 homes this year. You’ll love the humor, the advice, and the examples Sam brings to the show and will walk away with new ideas to scale your own business.


Having trouble finding good deals? You won’t after this inspiring episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast! Today we bring you an interview with Shawn Holsapple, a real estate investor who is dominating his market, having done over 300 transactions in just the past several years. You’ll learn how Shawn is finding consistent deals and opportunities to keep his deal pipeline flowing!

 


How does someone shift from buying single family houses to buying hundred+ unit apartment complexes? That’s the topic we’re diving into today on the BiggerPockets Podcast with real estate investor and former CPA Brian Adams. This show is packed to the brim with actionable tips and advice for anyone looking to expand their real estate business, quit their job, raise private capital, and work less while enjoying life more. You’ll be inspired and motivated by interview, so don’t miss a moment of it!


On today’s episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we sit down and dig into the life of a professional BMX bike rider Terry Adams. Outside of his many accomplishments in the stunt bike world (X-Games gold medal, appearance on Glee and Ellen, and more), Terry is also an accomplished real estate investor with some incredible strategies for building wealth. In the interview, we cover everything from investing with no money, to dealing with personal finance concerns, to mindsets, and more. This show is about to rock your world, so grab a pencil and some paper and let’s get started!

 


How does a new real estate investor go from zero properties to over 1,000 units in under a decade? Through careful scaling! That’s the topic on today’s BiggerPockets Podcast with guest Jason Cohen, an investor who has built a sizable portfolio utilizing systems, processes and people. You’ll learn about the financing strategies needed to make this adventure possible, as well as Jason’s incredible strategy for finding real estate deals that no one else is finding. Prepare to be blown away - this is one show for the record books!


Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast, we are excited to bring back Brie Schmidt, a real estate investor from the Chicago market who has absolutely DOMINATED her goals over the past twelve months. Last time we talked with Brie, she had just quit her job to pursue real estate full-time. Today you’ll learn about the impact that decision made on her life and how she’s been able to reach her financial goal in just twelve months, buying more than fifty new rental property units in that time! Be prepared to be blown away and inspired to do the same!

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Everyone wants to invest in multifamily properties. (Well, almost everyone.) But with the market heating up around the country, great deals are becoming incredibly difficult to find. That’s why we had to bring back one of our most popular guests on the BiggerPockets Podcast, Serge Shukhat.

The last time we talked with Serge back in episode 60, Serge told us how he built up a massive portfolio in just a few years. But if you were impressed then, this show is going to blow you away. Filled with TONS of actionable tips, stories and warnings, this is one episode you are going to want (and need) to listen to over and over again.


Will Barnard recently closed on a seven-figure profit house flip (that's right... over $1M on one single house!) In this episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, Will shares the story, as well as 10 specific and actionable tips for anyone looking to rehab a property. Be sure to grab a pen and paper for this show... you are going to need it!


On this episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we're going to talk about a unique strategy that combines the power of house flipping with the benefits of home ownership. You'll meet Mindy Jensen and discover how she uses the "live-in flip" strategy to build wealth through real estate. You'll also learn how a live-in flipper can save significant money on taxes as well as a discussion on the benefits of doing your own work. Don't miss this enlightening, and hilarious, episode!

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On this episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we sit down and talk with a real estate entrepreneur who recently was able to quit her job and travel the world thanks to her real estate ambitions! You'll learn the unique methods Anca uses to get around the "4 to 10 loans" limit to finance numerous properties, as well as many other tips on everything ranging from house hacking to buying foreclosures to buying at an auction, and so much more. Don't miss this excellent interview with an incredible successful investor, Anca!


As you grow your real estate business, a partner can help you achieve incredible levels. That’s why today on the BiggerPockets Podcast we sit down with James Wise to talk about how he used a partnership to build his own investment portfolio, as well as build a thriving brokerage and property management business. In this interview, you’ll learn how James finds and screens tenants, uses BiggerPockets to raise money, and much more.


Building a real estate empire takes time, effort, and significant amounts of capital. However, as our guest today shares with us, it’s not beyond your reach! Learn how Brian Murray built a real estate portfolio to over 400 units using a variety of strategies and intelligent techniques. If you plan on building a large real estate portfolio in your future, this is a CAN’T MISS episode!


What if you could sit down with one of the best-selling business authors of all time and pick their brain? Lucky for you, that's exactly what you get to do today here on the BiggerPockets Podcast where we interview Michael Gerber, author of The E-Myth Revisited. The E-Myth has been one of the most-frequently mentioned books from past guests on this Podcast, so we just had to sit down with Michael to talk about what makes some investors successful and other's struggle continuously! Hint: It's all about the system.  Stay tuned!

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Is it possible to invest in real estate when you don’t have decades of life-experiences? That’s the topic we dive into today on the BiggerPockets Podcast with special guest Jered Sturm. Jered, who is in his mid-twenties, is an incredibly successful buy-and-hold investor as well as a house flipper and contractor. Jared’s unique strategy appeals to anyone who is looking to build a large portfolio in a short time. Today’s show is all about hustle, and doing what it takes to succeed! Whether you are 25 or 75, this interview is bound to inspire you to take massive action to find the success you desire. Stay tuned!


Today's episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast is different than any other we've done, and probably not one to listen to with the kids in the car. Today we're talking with Justin Escajeda, who overcame a life of crime, drugs, and homelessness to create an impressive real estate business, despite his ugly past. You'll learn about the process Justin went through to build his empire and discover some unique ideas to help you create additional passive income in your life. Prepare to be shocked, encouraged, and motivated after listening to today's show.


On this episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we're talking about myths. No, not about Sasquatch, elves, or the abominable snowman. We're talking about real estate myths that might be holding YOU back from greatness! We're excited to bring back Chris Clothier, a seasoned investor and business owner who shares stories from his own experiences to help you achieve new levels of success. Don't miss one second of this incredibly powerful and actionable podcast!


In this episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, learn how to build an incredibly successful real estate business using the "IDEAL" system. Andrew and Phillip Syrios have built an incredible rental property business in just a few short years and today they'll share all their best tips so you can do the same. Discover the truth about property management, getting dirty, working with family, rentals, flips, and more! This episode is destined to become one of the most talked-about (and fun) episodes in BiggerPockets Podcast history!


Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast, we're changing things up and doing something we've never done before!

Today we're bringing you over an hour of actionable advice on exactly how to find real estate deals (even in a hot market,) how to analyze those deals (so you don't lose money,) and how to finance those deals (even if you have very little cash!)

Don't miss this exciting and totally different show... a taste of our weekly webinar!


On today's episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we are excited to introduce you to Graham Mink, a professional hockey player turned real estate investor from the state of Vermont. Graham shares the story of getting his first deal while traveling the world and his journey since that day. You'll learn how he turned the lessons gained from house hacking into a profitable business managing tenants, being a real estate agent, and subdividing properties.

If you want to invaluable lessons about jumping into real estate investing, scaling your business, the ins and outs of financing your deals -- and much more -- then take a little time out of your day to hear this inspirational show!


When getting started, should you go BIG or go small? On this episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, learn how Himanshu Jain got started investing in real estate by buying BOTH a condo and a 20-unit apartment complex. Discover the lessons Himanshu learned in the process, as well as the pros and cons of each. Additionally, the discussion on property management is going to blow you away -- especially when you learn why Himanshu uses not one but THREE different property managers to look after his portfolio.

Whether you want to diversify your real estate portfolio or you're just interested in different forms of investing, check out this fascinating, innovative episode!


Real estate entrepreneurs are busy people… but this doesn’t have to mean getting overwhelmed! In this episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we sit down with world-famous productivity author David Allen to learn tips and tricks for getting more things done in your life. You’ll learn how to accomplish more things, in less time, with less stress using the Getting Things Done (GTD) system. This show will inspire and encourage you to do even more in your business.

Whether you're just starting out as an entrepreneur, or you just want to run your business more effectively and seamlessly, you'll definitely get something valuable out of this episode!


On this episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, learn what it took for Nasar Elarabi to quit his dead-end job and become a full time wholesaler, flipper, and landlord. Tune in for discussions covering how he funds his deals, what makes him a better landlord, and why he's tried his hand at many avenues of real estate. In this not only informative, but also wildly entertaining episode, Nasar shares his tales of success and the failures that helped him learn -- including the first flip he ever undertook (that turned out to be disastrous).

This show is packed with a heavy dose of motivation and miles of actionable content, so don't waste another minute. Just hit "play!"


Have you ever wanted to invest in apartment complexes, but were unsure how to start?

That’s the topic of today’s BiggerPockets Podcast episode, where we sit down with apartment complex investor Jeff Greenberg. Jeff shares a ton of actionable advice on how to analyze, find, and finance larger multifamily investment properties! If you want to benefit from the big potential profits this kind of real estate investing can offer, don't miss out on this informative episode.


Have you ever been on vacation and thought, it sure would be nice to own some property down here? Well, that's the subject of today's podcast, as we speak with vacation rental property owner Scott Sutherland about how he's built a profitable business owning and managing his vacation rental properties.

You'll learn the step by step process for finding potential properties and analyzing them for profitability, as well as financing ideas and tips on managing the short-term renters. Whether you're already in this real estate niche or you want to get your foot in the door, we're confident you'll get some new insight here. Don't miss this exciting episode!


Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast we’re excited to bring you another fantastic interview by one of the most successful real estate authors in America.

Jay Papasan is best known to this audience as the co-author of The Millionaire Real Estate Investor (co-written with Gary Keller) which has been our top-recommended real estate book here from BiggerPockets Podcast guests. He also co-authored The Millionaire Real Estate Agent and collaborated on the best selling book FLIP and HOLD. Most recently, Jay is the co-author of The One Thing, which Brandon recently featured as the number one book on his list of the business books that changed his life in 2014.

Jay is also a savvy real estate investor, and he shares his incredible story and strategy with us today!


Get ready for another incredible episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast! On today's show we talk with real estate investor and property manager Mark Updegraff about buying homes from little old ladies, managing tenants with less stress -- and who has the bigger beard: Brandon or Mark.

If you want to learn about developing a buying criteria, how to get great leads through BiggerPockets, the "extra step" you should most definitely take while screening tenants, and a whole lot more, then don't miss out on this entertaining show!

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In this episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we dig into a real estate niche that, until today, you’ve probably never considered. However, after listening to this entertaining and informative show with guest Jefferson Lilly, we think you’ll be a believer! Join us as we dive into the world of mobile home parks, and learn numerous reasons why a park might be a better investment than either single family or multifamily real estate.

Whether you're looking for a great, low-barrier first time real estate niche to invest in, or you're simply looking to expand your growing portfolio -- don't miss out on wealth of knowledge covered in this episode!


Everyone knows rental properties can be a great way to build wealth -- but they also generally come with significant hassle and stress. However, today on the BiggerPockets Podcast we sit down and talk with Glenn McCrorey, an investor who discovered a unique and powerful real estate niche that makes his landlording almost completely hassle-free!

Learn insight on renting to family and friends, tips on how NOT to waste your time worrying about your rentals, and ways to lessen the inconveniences that come with managing property. If you value your time but still want to invest in rentals -- then don't miss out on this unique episode!


No one wants to get sued, but if you plan to build a real estate empire, the question is not so much “if” but “when.” However, we here at BiggerPockets have your back, so today we are bringing on Scott Smith, an incredibly smart and funny asset protection attorney from the great state of Texas! Scott shares with us a variety of tools and tactics you can use in your real estate business to protect yourself from losing the wealth you are working so hard to create.

Be prepared to learn new tips you've probably never heard before regarding umbrella policies, building your real estate team, LLCs, trust funds and more. Don't miss out on this information-packed episode!


Prepare to laugh, groan, and be inspired.

On today's episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we sit down with bestselling author, TV pundit, and massively-successful real estate investor Grant Cardone. In one of the most motivating, humorous, inspiring -- and inappropriate -- podcasts of all 108 shows, you'll be captivated by Grant's candor and viewpoints on everything from getting a college education to investing in liberal cities to his definition of success. You'll also learn how Grant has used the principles outlined in his book, The 10X Rule, to grow his real estate portfolio to a value of $350,000,000. Yes, that's $350 MILLION dollars.

You are going to love this one.


Many new investors lose money on their first, second, and third deal. There is a steep learning curve when trying to invest in real estate and, while the loss is painful, it's very common. However, not for today's guest. Today we sit down with Jonathan Makovsky, a new investor from the tri-state area who had incredible success right out of the gate!

If you are a new investor trying to find the right way to get started or if you've been investing for years but want to improve your game - don't miss this impressive interview with Jonathan!

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Is it possible to build a large real estate business without the use of banks? Our guest today, Mike Sumsky, shows us that it's not only possible - but can be incredibly beneficial! Mike has done well over 100 deals in the past several years using a variety of creative finance methods and shows you how you can do the same.

Listen for great tips on obtaining private money, finding deals by knocking on doors, and other innovative strategies for building your real estate business. Whether you want to overcome a lack of funding or you just want to explore creative ways to raise capital, this is an episode you don't want to miss!


Prepare to be inspired and motivated after listening to today's episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast! In this program we sit down with Ophelia Nicholson, a house flipper from the Maryland area who got started with real estate while working a minimum wage job. You'll learn how she broke out of that life and was able to quit her job to become a full time, successful house flipper, working on multiple properties at once!

Listen for insightful tips on applying for a loan, learning to be a landlord, partnering with family members and quitting your job for real estate. If you're wondering whether it's possible to make your investing dreams come true, don't miss out on this episode -- it'll give you great insight into how you CAN make it happen!


Real estate investing has the power to change your life. Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast, we chat with an investor who's tried his hand at everything from house flipping to new construction -- and much more! Our guest Todd Whiddon shares with us how he is building a massively successful business while still making big plans to achieve the life of his dreams. Listen for tips on how Todd has handled failure and come out the other side stronger for it, as well as his input on successfully building a solid team and managing a business.

Whatever avenue of real estate investing you're focusing on, don't miss out on this episode! It's sure to leave you inspired and motivated to take your investing to exciting new places.


Is it possible to invest in real estate at a distance -- successfully?

While many might say "no," today on the BiggerPockets Podcast we bring you Elizabeth Colegrove, who is working on securing her and her husband's retirement by investing in one home at a time, largely from a distance. Learn the ins and outs of long distance property management and what to look for when deciding on properties to invest in.

From "house hacking" to 1031 exchanges to long distance investing and more, this show is packed with wisdom (and debates) that are bound to inspire you to move your business forward, no matter where you live and where you invest.


Have you ever struggled to get to the next level with your real estate investing?

On today's episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we sit down with real estate wholesaler and self-proclaimed "struggling investor" Scott Costello. In this riveting interview, you'll learn why real estate investing is never as easy as it might appear and how to overcome the struggles that everyone faces to find success. Listen for awesome tips on how to break into the real estate industry, advice on getting into wholesaling, and how to motivate yourself amidst the everyday struggles investors face.

If you're looking for some great motivation and useful tips, don't miss this inspiring interview!


Ever wonder what real estate investing looks like from a real estate agent's perspective?

On today's episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we sit down with Dawn Brenengen, a real estate agent-turned-landlord and discuss how she made the transition into the investing world, as well as her tricks and tips for success as a landlord. Along with important insight into the real estate licensing process, Dawn covers property management, house hacking, and a whole lot more! Listen for advice on finding a great property, handling everyday rental issues and finding that elusive "ideal" tenant. And in case you were wondering when it's appropriate to bend the "2% Rule" -- this episode explores that, too!

Whether you have experience as a real estate agent or not, don't miss this inspiring show!


For the 100th episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we bring you the interview that you've been asking for since the beginning: the story of Joshua Dorkin, CEO of BiggerPockets and host of the BiggerPockets Podcast.

Learn about Josh's journey from real estate investing newbie to BiggerPockets founder -- and all of the obstacles he had to overcome along the way. Get insider information on topics from starting your own business to property management and HOAs. And leave inspired to tackle your own hurdles and get your real estate endeavors off the ground!

For BiggerPockets fans old and new, this is an instant BiggerPockets Podcast classic you won't want to miss. Get ready to learn more about the man behind the BiggerPockets curtains!


Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast we're excited to bring you another "newbie podcast" with 3 new real estate investors who are excited to share with you the story of their very first real estate deal!  This episode we are talking with three investors who share a common trait: they all have a deep understanding of personal finance and it's role in the real estate investing space and write about it online!

Today you'll hear from Scott Trench, Lauren Bowling, and Philip Taylor as they share how they found their first deal, financed it, manage it, and more. We cover everything from house hacking to creative finance, dealing with fear, and numerous other topics so, without further suspense, let's get to the show!


What does it take to buy, sell, and broker over $1,000,000,000 in real estate?

That's what you'll discover in today's podcast episode when we sit down with Allan Glass, a real estate entrepreneur from sunny Southern California.  In this hour long interview, you'll learn how Allan used his skills as a commercial real estate broker to build his own portfolio and "piece together" deals that are truly "win-win-wins."

If you are looking to take your business to a whole new level, don't miss this show!


Itching to quit your 9 to 5 to become a full time investor, but don't know how to get there? This week, we sit down with an investor who has done just that -- despite obstacles that could have discouraged his plans had he not been persistent and kept an eye on his end goal.

Listen as Kyle Pettit shares with the BiggerPockets Podcast his story of breaking into the rental and wholesaling sides of the real estate industry, including tips on screening tenants, expanding your marketing reach and tackling the challenges that come with working from home. If you're struggling to make your mark in world of real estate and wondering when that pivotal point of becoming a full time investor will ever happen, this is the motivation you've been waiting for.

Newbies and experienced investors alike, don't miss out on this informative, entertaining episode!


Real estate investing isn't always about the speed of the chase - sometimes patience is key and the amount of deals you close might not be as important as the quality of each deal.

If you'd like to hone your deal-finding skills and knowledge of your local market, don't miss out on this BiggerPockets Podcast episode, where we sit down with Anson Young to discuss the art of unearthing great deals, which properties are the best to flip, and how to handle a hot real estate market.

Anson got started in the real estate world back in 2004, when he moved to Arizona and bought his first house. A year later, he sold the property and moved back to Denver with his first big check,  and he has been in the Colorado real estate game ever since. Exploring many sides of real estate investing, he's found a niche in the wholesaling market and continues to grow his network and expertise of the local real estate environment.

If you want to hear more about the many forms of real estate investing and how to break into your local market, be sure to check out this episode!


If nothing else, investing in real estate is an adventure, as well as an ever-evolving learning process, where you can alter your focus to align with the needs of yourself, your clients, and your family. This week on The BiggerPockets Podcast, we'll learn all about what it takes to branch out in your real estate investing endeavors with our guest Curt Bidwell. 

Curt's first real estate opportunity arose while he was working as a pastor, when a few good friends asked if he wanted to partner with them on a local fourplex. Since then, he's acquired quite a portfolio of real estate, including sixplexes, duplexes, new construction, single family homes, townhomes, and mixed properties. He's done it all -- and now he's even gotten his kids involved! Listen for interesting tips on how to creatively invest, the best ways to find good tenants, as well as how to encourage your kids to get interested in finances and real estate along the way.


Starting out in the world of house flipping and landlording can be taxing and a lot to take on at first, but it's all a learning experience, which is why we want you to get to know a master at both, Michael Siekerka. 

Michael's first real estate investing experience was just six months after he graduated college, when he occupied his first purchase by doing a fix and flip. After years of rehabbing properties by partnering with friends for quick income, he eventually found his niche in buy and hold properties. In this informative episode, Michael shares with us how he manages his properties, the criteria he uses to find new places to rent out and the methods he follows to work successfully with hard money lenders and agents to boost his revenue. This is a show to hear if you're in the market for success!


Many people take their time in building their real estate investing... but not today's guest, who has used his incredible marketing skills to do more than 400 deals in the past five years!

Erik Stark got his start after he had been flipping cars out of high school and wanted to move on to bigger, better things. Since then, Erik has tried his hand at wholesaling, as well as purchasing single family homes, commercial property, bulk estates, multi-family homes, and more -- by his estimation, closing over 400 deals. Learn how he implements creative, eye-catching marketing techniques we can (almost) guarantee you've never heard of, as well as how he chooses which types of investments to make within his market.

Erik's business philosophy of adding value to others' lives through his deals will leave you inspired, and his many unique tips will have you reaching outside the box for innovative ways to grow your business. Don't miss out on this information-packed episode!


What would you do if you didn't need money to invest in real estate anymore?

That's the question we tackle today on the BiggerPockets Podcast as we interview one of our own... Brandon Turner, to learn how he's purchased over $2,000,000 of real estate with almost no money of his own! Brandon, although co-host on the BiggerPockets Podcast, is also an avid real estate investor who rarely-if-ever puts his own money into his deals. In this groundbreaking episode, Josh interviews Brandon about how he built his business using creativity rather than cash and the lessons that he learned along the way.

This episode will leave you inspired, refreshed, and with a laundry list of new ideas to use in your investing business to invest with less (or none) of your own cash!


Getting your first few real estate deals can be exceptionally tough -- which is why today we wanted to introduce you to an investor who is just wrapping up his first INCREDIBLE year as a wholesaler: Ben Grise.
 
During his first year, Ben earned more from wholesaling than most Americans earn from their jobs -- all while working a separate full time job, getting married, and having a baby! If you find yourself stressed, overworked and unsure of how to fit everything into your life -- this is a "can't miss" episode!

Don't miss this special feature, as we come to you live from FinCon 2014 for Podcast 90!

In a BiggerPockets Podcast first, we sit down and chat live with financial conference attendees Matt Giovanisci from New Jersey, Romeo Jeremiah from Detroit and KC Beavers from Rochester, NY, three real estate investor newbies with fascinating stories and great tips for beginning investors and veterans alike! Hear from "accidental landlords" -- a growing breed of property owners -- firsthand, and let yourself be regaled by tales proving that first time investors CAN achieve success from the get go. A unique and high energy recording, this is one episode you'll definitely want to tune in for!


Looking to be inspired?

Today on The BiggerPockets Podcast we sit down and chat with Engelo Rumora, a real estate investor with a fascinating story that involved dropping out of high school, playing professional soccer, and building up a massive real estate investment business across two continents! Don't miss this incredible interview where we cover numerous topics ranging from getting started, flipping houses, networking with potential lenders, finding (and working with) mentors, running a growing business at a young age, and a lot more!


Today we're thrilled to chat with New Jersey real estate investors Matt and Liz Faircloth on The BiggerPockets Podcast, covering everything from the challenges of working with a spouse to purchasing a 10,000 square foot office space!

Matt and Liz have been hooked on real estate since buying their first single family home in 2002. After years of self education, their fair share of learning pains and a healthy dose of hard work, the couple now owns over 100 units and has accomplished around 15 fix and flips. Employing a team of 11, their mission statement is to "revitalize Urban America" and to "transform lives through real estate." Pick up some great tips on building an empire from the bottom up, choosing the best kinds of financing and earning that all-important track record of success. It's all here, so don't miss out!


Failure is no stranger in the real estate industry which is why we are excited to bring Nathan Brooks to The BiggerPockets Podcast today, an investor who knows firsthand that real estate can be tough!

Nathan is an investor (both flips and rentals) from Kansas who went through a very difficult period during the real estate crash, losing all his properties and filing bankruptcy due to a shady partner and jumping in too quickly.  Nathan has since emerged as a much stronger real estate investor and carries an incredible story with numerous lessons to share. Get ready to learn how failure can transform your life!


Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast we sit down with Cory Binsfield, a multifamily rental property investor who comes from Duluth, MN.

If you ever feel like you don't have enough time to invest in real estate, wait until you hear Cory's story. He currently owns and manages 97 units himself while still working a full time job. Today he teaches us how he does it and also touches on a variety of topics related to getting started, house hacking, investing in a college town, and being a master of creative finance.

This show is packed full of valuable tips so make sure to grab a pen and paper for notes, and let's get to it!


Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast we chat with Mike McKinzie, a full time real estate investor from Garden Grove, CA. Mike is an investor and former property manager who has personally dealt with over 5,000 real estate transactions, but focuses most of his attention today on using property management to invest both locally and out of state.

This show explores a variety of topics related to buy and hold real estate investing and offers a significant amount of actionable information on how to set up property management, covering everything from what questions to ask, what should be expected, and a whole lot more!


Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast we sit with Chad Carson, a full time real estate investor from Clemson, South Carolina. Chad brings expertise in a TON of areas including everything from fix-and-flips to creative finance, property management to buy-and-hold.

This show explores how to use real estate as a means to design the lifestyle you really want.

There are a ton of tips and tricks in this one, so dive in!


Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast we are excited to sit down with Marcia Maynard, a hands-on landlord who hails from Vancouver, Washington.

Marcia got her start in real estate by marrying into "the family business" that already had an existing portfolio, but continued on the tradition to help fund her own future retirement.  On today's show, she goes into detail on how you can invest part-time for retirement while making a HUGE impact on the community in the process!

This show covers the importance of integrity in a landlord's life and is filled with actionable tips for dealing with tenants in an ethical - yet profitable - way.  This is a great show, let's get into it!


Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast we are excited to sit down with David Krulac, a real estate renaissance man who has experience in nearly every aspect of the industry, being involved in over 800 deals in his career.

In today's show we cover everything from prospecting tenants, how to buy at auctions, sub-dividing land, tax deeds  and much, much more!

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Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast we are excited to welcome back Michael Quarles to the show. Several weeks ago we talked with Michael about his story and spent most of the show discussing the topic of negotiation, never getting to one of the most important topics we wanted to discuss with Michael: marketing. Specifically, Michael is a wealth of knowledge on all things involving direct mail, so today we're going to tap into that knowledge.\

Today, Michael is going to teach you everything you need to know to get started in successful direct mail marketing and attract leads that no one else can get. We cover everything from market research to creating a call-capture system and everything in between. This show will go down in the history of BiggerPockets as one of the most actionable shows to date!


Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast we are excited to sit down with a Jonna Weber, a buy-and-hold investor and real estate agent out of the Boise, ID area.

Jonna is a great example of how anybody can and should invest in real estate! In our conversation, we cover a lot of ground on how to use real estate for retirement and why real estate is a better avenue than the stock market. We also cover why an investor might want to become a real estate agent, how to find investor-friendly agents, what to look for when purchasing an investment property and much much more!


Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast we are excited to sit down with a couple who together, intentionally invest where most landlords fear to tread . . . low income housing.

Michele and Bruce Fischer who hail from Longview, Washington, decided to make a difference by landlording in areas that are so low-income, that even Section-8 doesn’t work in their neighborhood. In our conversation we dive into some really important topics regarding how to screen low-income tenants, how to handle (pets like pitt-bulls), what to do when your tenant is late on the rent, working with your spouse, what to do when the reality is your tenant will become homeless if you evict them, how to “tenant-proof” in low-income areas and a lot more! You don’t want to miss this one!


Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast we are excited to sit down with a real estate investor who just said "you're fired!" to her day job and became a full-time real estate investor!

We are talking with Brie Schmidt, who invests in a wide range of rental properties in the Midwest and shares some incredible insight into how she finds them, finances them, and manages them. In our conversation we dive into some really important topics regarding personal finances, getting your first deal, working with your spouse, tenant-friendly laws, when to quit your job, and a lot more! You are going to LOVE this episode!


Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast we are excited to welcome Michael Quarles to the show. Michael is an active investor coming out of California’s Central Valley who has done so many deals that he has lost count!

His experience is diverse and includes developing, flipping and more, but today his primary strategy is what is known as “wholetailing” and today’s show covers this strategy in detail!

Also, as a master negotiator, Michael breaks down the science of haggling a deal that both honors the seller and benefits the investor. This episode is so jammed-packed that you’ll finish feeling like you just graduated with a degree in negotiation!

You even get to walk away word-for-word scripts! You really don’t want to miss this one!


Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast we are excited to welcome back Brian Burke, who we last talked to back in episode number 3. Brian is the owner of a large, successful real estate company headquartered in Santa Rosa, CA. Last time we sat down with Brian, he showed us how he got started investing in real estate, walking us through his first steps.  On today’s show Brian goes deeper, sharing the details of how he scaled his real estate business from a one-man operation to fully staffed multi-million dollar company! This show goes into incredible detail (and offering highly actionable steps) on how to bootstrap your business, how to vet employees, how to gauge your market and much much more! If you are looking to turn your investing company into more than just a hobby… this show is for you!


Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast we are excited to welcome a guest who specializes in an aspect of real estate that no other guest has covered before!

John Fedro is a mobile homes investor out of the Austin Texas area who introduces us to all the incredible opportunities that one can experience in the mobile home arena. If you're someone asking yourself, "What type of real estate investing should I do?" Than this show is for you! Throughout the show John gives incredible advice and insight that can be applied to any aspect of real estate. This is a perfect show for people looking to get started, regardless if you like mobile homes or not!

This is one of the most actionable shows we've had so without further adieu, let's jump into it!


On today's episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast - we're going to change things up- again!

This is our official 2nd newbie podcast and it's probably our most fun show yet. Just like the last newbie podcast back on episode 25, all of our guest today are investors who are just starting out and who have recently finished their first deal.

These stories are not only helpful for new investors, but even the pros can learn valuable lessons from their experiences! Each of these investors also are working full time jobs, which is something a lot of our listener's struggle with. Additionally, we cover everything from investing when you live in an expensive city to the importance of confidence when everyone thinks your crazy and we even get to talk to a real-life rocket scientist who's smart enough to hack his mortgage!  You really don't want to miss this one!


Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast we are excited to welcome back a repeat guest coming to us from The Los Angeles area!

We first met Mehran Kamari  in the newbie podcast back on show 025, where he took us through the process of his first out-of-state deal, and... well, a lot has happened since then!

Since his last appearance, Mehran's business has blown up - just completing the purchase of his 10th property!

In today's show, Mehran teaches us how to successfully invest out-of-state when your local market is too expensive. He goes into detail on how to use BiggerPockets to find out-of-state partners, what due diligence you need to do, who you need on your team, how to overcome fear and much, much more!

If you are in a market where the numbers just don't seem to work, then this Podcast is for you!


Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast we jump straight into the nitty-gritty with a real estate broker, investor and property manager from the greater Chicago area.

Mark Ainley brings a fresh perspective on how to successfully invest in lower-income rentals and goes deep into the details of everything you'd need to know, covering acquisition to rehab to management, straight out of of his experience investing in the notorious South Side Chicago area.

Today's show also gives great insight on the in's and out's of Section 8 housing, the program that has the government paying a portion (even up to 100%)  of the rental income for the tenant. Mark also covers a lot of the managerial secrets behind being a successful property management company and gives you specific criteria on how to vet property managers.

This show is really meaty so be sure to grab a pen and paper for notes... and with that, let's jump into it!


On today’s episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we have Phillip Vincent, an acquisition specialist who hails from the St. Louis, Missouri area.  Phillip is part of a large real estate investment firm, handling all the ins and outs of getting properties under contract. This week's podcast goes into great detail on how to interact with distressed homeowners, how to generate leads from the high-end price points  and walks you through the best way to handle Probate leads.

Additionally, Phillip is particularly knowledgeable in wholesaling and shares excellent insight on exactly what you need to do to get started in real estate, ethically. This is an action-packed show, so let's get into it!


On today’s episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we sit down and chat with a real estate investor who is absolutely CRUSHING IT in a very unique niche.  Grant Kemp, from the Dallas Area, got his start in real estate only 2 years ago and already has hundreds of transactions under his belt, and regularly purchases 6-15 properties a month!

On the show today, Grant shares with us the dirty details on his business and shows how YOU can start capitalizing on more leads, make more income, and spend less (or even none) of your own money to make it all happen!  The best part is: Grant's strategy relies on generating profits from leads that most real estate investors simply throw away by utilizing subject-to purchases and mortgage wraps! Don't miss a second of this incredible interview and prepare to have your mind blown!


On today's episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we sit down and chat with a real estate investor who is a successful wholesaler and rehabber out of the Grand Rapids, Michigan area.

 Brandon Krieg shares his insights on how he transitioned out of a full-time job to become a full time real estate investor and shares some incredible insight for others who are thinking about making the leap themselves. During the show, Brandon speaks on the importance of integrity in business and the priority of taking care of family and then continues on to shed light on his innovative marketing tactics, that has him averaging a 15-25% response rate with direct mail!

Whether you are a new investor struggling to figure out how to generate deal flow or struggling with making the transition from part-time real estate to full-time or you've been investing for years and need some marketing tips to take you to the next level, this is the show for you.


Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast we sit down with real estate investor Mark Ferguson to talk about his adventures in flipping and renting single family homes in the Colorado market. Mark is truly a real estate superhero: managing a real estate sales team, flipping houses, making offers, being a landlord, and writing about real estate all while working less hours than the normal employee (all while also having twin toddlers at home!)

Mark has truly mastered the art of delegation, team building, and using systems to stay on track and find success in his business - and he shares all his secrets with us today, so don't miss a second of this incredible show!


On today's episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we sit down and chat with a real estate investor who wasn't seeing a lot of action in his business - until a friend challenged him to take his investing seriously and start treating it like a business.

Our guest today, Tim Gordon, accepted the challenge, changed his approach, and his business took off!  Several short years later, Tim Gordon runs a successful investment business that focuses primarily on finding and wholesaling incredible deals in a competitive market, making tens of thousands of dollars every month in his business while still working a day job. Tim shares with us the lessons he learned to overcome inaction and the steps needed to consistently fill his pipeline with deals worth tens of thousands of dollars.

Whether you are a new investor struggling to get your first deal, or you've been investing for years and need a motivational kick to take your business to new levels, this is the show for you.


On today's show, we sit down with real estate entrepreneur Michael Blank to talk about his journey from a successful house flipping business and his entrance into apartment buildings... and the systems needed to run his investments well.

Michael is a business entrepreneur through and through and today we get to talk about everything from getting started, investing with no money, working with (and as) a wholesaler, and even hear the story of the professional tenant that almost destroyed Michael's investment career!

This show is packed with useful, actionable tips, so don't forget your pen and paper on this one... you are going to need it!


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Working a full time job while investing in real estate is not always easy - but as our guest today shows us: it's totally possible. On today's show we chat with Josh Sterling, a real estate investor who has built up a portfolio of fifty units (complete with rehabs and doing his own management) all while working a full time job.

Discover the tricks, tactics, and systems that Josh has used, as well as an inside look at his creative finance methods to acquire these properties.  This show is definitely one that people will want to come back to time and time again!

Direct download: BP_Podcast_064-_Full_Time_Job_5_Years_50_units_with_Josh_Sterling.mp3
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Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast we are thrilled to bring back one of the most popular guests we've ever had, J Scott.

Last time we dug into the process of house flipping, but today we dig much deeper into the "business" of real estate investing and explore ways to automate your real estate investing business so you can spend less time working and more time doing the things you love. We also learn all about J's venture into house flipping at a distance as well as his foray into spec building (and the lesson's he learned... and things you should avoid!)

This show is incredibly inspiring and can help any new or seasoned investor improve their game - especially the 5 tips for automating your business, found toward the end of the show!


Managing tenants can be a real pain.

Trust me.

However, on this episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast we sit down with a full time property manager to talk about the business of managing tenants - and discover ways to make it easier and more profitable for YOU.

Today Phil Dwyer from the Las Vegas area shares with us his story of becoming a real estate appraiser and transitioning to a successful property manager. In addition, we also discuss the best strategies for finding and managing the best property managers.

If you have any rental properties - or ever plan to - this is a "don't miss" episode!


Change is good, right?

Ben Leybovich

We hope so - because in this episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we change a lot of things up and invite you to come sit in the BiggerPockets digital coffee shop and listen in on a fascinating discussion! For the first time, we bring back a previous guest on the BiggerPockets Podcast to move beyond "their story" and dig into the dirty details on a very popular and important topic: multifamily rental properties.

Today Ben Leybovich, who shared with us his powerful journey almost a year ago on episode 14 of the BiggerPockets Podcast, is going to talk with us about what it takes to succeed as a multifamily investor - looking beyond the numbers and truly investing in the right kind of properties.

As I said- this show is a little different. Rather than just an interview, we decided to make this episode more of a "conversation" between Ben, Josh, and myself - discussing (and often loudly debating) everything from "what kind of properties to buy," "what kind of location someone should buy in," and a long debate on one of Brandon's most recent purchase- the ugly purple triplex.

Although this is our longest show, at almost two hours in length, I think this is one of the most powerful podcasts we have ever done because it's totally unfiltered, deep, and raw. Come be a fly on the wall in our "digital coffee shop" and discover everything you ever wanted to know about investing in multifamily rental properties.


Today we are pumped to bring you one of the most exciting conversations yet on the BiggerPockets Podcast when we sit down with Serge Shukhat, a real estate investor from the Arizona area who is absolutely crushing it in real estate. Serge started with no rental properties just four years ago but has quickly built up a sizable portfolio with a mix of both single family and multifamily properties using creative finance methods and using the cash flow to quit his job.

On this show we cover everything from getting started, choosing single family versus multifamily, tricks for dealing with tenants, increasing the value of your properties, and a ton more. This is definitely  a show you'll want to take some notes, so get ready to have your mind blown!


Most of the guests we've had on the BiggerPockets Podcast have specialized in one niche of real estate.

However, not all real estate investors focus on just one field.

Today we want to shake things up a bit and introduce you to a relatively new investor who took 10 years to get his first deal... but has been on fire ever since engaging in numerous different real estate niches and crushing it in his business. Paul Tschetter, an investor from Washington State, shares his diversified real estate strategies and explains how we went from nothing to over a dozen deals in the past several years. From manufactured homes to vacation rentals, commercial, and more- there are an unbelievable amount of great actionable tips in today's show. Definitely don't miss a second of this motivation and insightful conversation!


For anyone who's flipped a house before, you understand how much work it can take. However, today's guest is not only flipping one house - but three all at the same time while still working a full time day job. Today Justin Silverio, an investor out of the Boston Massachusetts area, shares with us a ton of tips about getting started, building systems to manage your business, working with partners, wholesaling, and a whole lot more.


The sand between your toes, the soft roar of the waves crashing on the beach, the beautiful people sunbathing on the shore. If this is your vision of a vacation rental... it's about to change!

In today's episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we chat with vacation rental expert Matt Landau about getting started as a vacation rental investor and building a scalable (and profitable) business around leasing rental properties to nightly guests in great vacation areas. Matt shares a ton of great tips, tricks, and skills to help you learn more about this fascinating - and largely misunderstood - niche of the real estate space.

Additionally, Matt shares some really great tips for any landlord  to decrease vacancy rates and increase profits in your real estate business, so no matter what kind of investing you currently engage in, this episode is bound to help your business improve!

So grab a beach chair, make yourself a piña colada, and  sit back and relax... it's time to take a vacation!


Dealing with tenants can be a pain... which is why on today's show we're going to go beyond tenants and look at some "no-tenant" methods of investing in real estate.

Specifically, we're going to talk with real estate investor Ankit Duggal about his journey from real estate agent to syndicator to house flipper to landlord and finally to tax lien investor. Ankit has a great story and offers hundreds of great pieces of advice on this show perfect for both the new investor or someone looking to add some new skills to their investor tool belt!


Simply put - this podcast could change your financial life.

You see, a banker can be your best friend or your worst enemy when trying to invest in real estate, as a great loan can mean the difference between long term success and failure. This is why we are super excited to introduce you to Jimmy Moncrief (your new best friend!) on the BiggerPockets Podcast today.

Jimmy is a commercial bank underwriter as well as a real estate investor, so he has a unique insight into the mind of a bank - especially involving real estate investing. . Jimmy is going to share some incredible, actionable tips that any investor can start using today to get your bank to say “Yes” to your next financing request. In addition, Jimmy offers some unique tips for finding great FSBO deals and getting into your first deal.

This show contains so many tips and ideas to help you do more deals, get better financing, and change your future - so grab your pen and paper and set aside the next hour for a truly remarkable show.


How much money does it really take to buy a rental property?

$200,000?  $100,000? $75,000?

On today's show, we are going to chat with Lisa Phillips, a real estate investor who buys real estate in the under-$30,000 range and achieves some incredible cash flow from her mostly-passive investing.  Lisa shares some amazing insights into how she went from a personal foreclosure to owning several rental properties - bypassing the banks and investing creatively. If you are someone who is looking to get started investing with real estate investing without spending hundreds of thousands of dollars - this is the show for you.


On today's episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast we have an incredible chat with financial planner, real estate investor, and an all-around great guy - Jason Hull.

Jason has a great story of how his early mistakes led to his conservative but effective strategy of building wealth through rental property... all without the use of leverage, loans, or doing any labor. Jason has some terrific insight into the way our human behavior causes us to act and invest,  - so don't miss this entertaining and informative show that will have you looking at your real estate in a whole new light.


On today's episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we talk with one of the most influential voices in the real estate investing world today - Ken McElroy.

Ken, the author of The ABC's of Real Estate Investing and several other influential books, shares his story of getting started with nothing and building up a real estate investment company with thousands of units and hundreds of employees. Ken has a lot of great advice and knowledge for people at all stages of their investing careers, and shares it in a fun, entertaining manner.

On today's show we're going to talk a lot about getting started, raising capital, and investing in large apartment complexes for big wins. Don't miss a second of this exciting show!


On today's episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we cover a huge range of really important topics with real estate investor Mike Sherwood, including investing while holding a full time job, working with a partner to grow quickly, getting started with a small multifamily property, and a lot more.

Mike has invested in the Buffalo, NY for several years now, doing both rentals and is getting into fix and flip, so he has a ton of insight for both those just getting started and for those with a lot of experience already.

This show has so much good information and helpful tips for any real estate investor, this is going to be one you'll want to listen to over and over just to make sure you get all the great nuggets out of it.


On today's episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we sit down and talk about the best ways to get started with real estate investing, as well as some killer tips for investing without using your own money.

From picking a niche, overcoming analysis paralysis, and a lot more - our guest, Mike Simmons, will share his story of overcoming obstacles and becoming a full time house flipper in the Metro Detroit area.

Mike has a great story and an incredible strategy for flipping houses using no money of his own, so whether you are brand new or have been investing for years - you don't want to miss Mike's creative advice.


In today's episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we are going to talk about something you may think is a bit boring... taxes..

BUT WAIT! Perseverance 

Before you move on to go watch the latest episode of Dancing with the Stars... I promise you this interview isn't going to bore you to tears, but in-fact could potentially save you thousands of dollars this year alone on your upcoming tax bill. Today, real estate investor and CPA Amanda Han is going to bring a TON of really great tips and advice to help you make sure you are making, and keeping, the most wealth possible.

Additionally, this show is one of the most fun interviews we've done on the Podcast, so it definitely brings the once-boring topic of tax planning to a whole new entertaining level. No matter what stage of investing you are in - you definitely don't want to miss this incredible show.


On today's episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we talk with real estate investor Darren Sager about his fascinating business model involving buy and hold real estate, live-in flips, and managing properties with minimal hassle.

This show is crammed full of awesome, actionable ideas, tips, and lessons - so don't miss a second of it!


How do you like the idea of making double digit returns while not needing to lift a finger with your investments? If so - this is the show for you. On this 47th episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast we sit down with commercial real estate investor and broker Joel Owens to learn strategies for getting started with commercial real estate investing. From apartment complexes to NNN lease investing and a lot more, this show is packed full of tips for investors in all walks of life.


On today's special Thanksgiving Day show, we sit down with one of BiggerPockets' most active members and biggest success stories, Jon Klaus.

Jon has flipped homes, built new properties, rented homes, and done a huge variety of other activities in the real estate space. Not only is Jon an incredibly nice guy, he's also one of the smartest investors you'll ever hear from.

Don't miss a second of this powerful show, where we cover everything from marketing for killer good deals outside of the MLS, arranging financing for your deals, getting started with no money, and even a step by step journey through a six-figure spec build.


On today's episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we cover a huge variety of really interesting topics with real estate investor Tom Sylvester (yes, that rhymes!)

Tom has been investing in the Rochester, NY area for several years and has a great perspective on getting started, building systems to manage your business, investing in rural areas (or as Brandon says, "rrrrrurrral",) and a whole lot more.

Don't miss a second of this excellent interview!