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

Getting started with real estate investing can seem overwhelming, but on today's episode of The BiggerPockets Podcast, we are going to walk you through the entire broad overview of how people actually make money in the real estate investing field - and how you can do the same. In this unique episode, Josh and Brandon will walk you through the steps to take before getting started, choosing your strategy, ideas for finding properties, tips for getting financing in order and much, much more. Grab a pen and paper and get ready to take notes - this episode is jam packed with over an hour of directly actionable and educational information.


House flipping is one of the most popular methods of investing in real estate. However, it's sometimes difficult to know exactly how to get started, as there are thousands of blog posts, articles, forum posts, and more about the topic. In today's Podcast, we talk with one of the best in the business, J Scott, about how he got started flipping houses and how you can follow the same strategies to build your own real estate investing business.

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Hard Money Lending is a fundamental tool for many real estate investors, but is often misunderstood and difficult to find. So today on the BiggerPockets Podcast, we sit down with hard money lender Ann Bellamy to discuss how to find and successfully use hard money to build and grow your real estate investing business. This show has an immense amount of solid, actionable content that you can use immediately, so definitely take the time to listen!

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Being a Landlord can often be challenging, expensive, and stressful. So, today on the BiggerPockets Podcast we are speaking with Al Williamson, an active BiggerPockets member and inner-city landlord who has decades of experience dealing with tenants in both multifamily and single family rentals. Al is a pro at reducing expenses, increasing income, and dealing with difficult landlording situations - which is why we wanted to sit down with Al today.

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Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast we sit down with Ryan Lundquist, a professional real estate appraiser in the Sacramento area. An appraiser is one of the most important professionals that you, as an investor, are likely to deal with over and over in your business. Furthermore, knowing how to deal with an appraisal, especially when it comes in too low, is a skill that can help any investor.

Keeping with the "actionable content" approach that BiggerPockets is known for, this podcast will help you improve your investing by pulling back the curtain on the appraisal industry through our discussion with Ryan.

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Investing in real estate while holding a full time job may not always get the most discussion in the real estate investing world - but there are thousands (if not millions) of investors who do just that. On today's episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we sit down with Arthur Garcia, a busy part-time investor who has massed an impressive collection of rental properties while holding a full time job. This show is filled with a ton of really great tips to help any investor - large or small - be more efficient with their investing time. In addition - this was probably the most humorous show to date!

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Planning for death is not a topic a lot of people want to talk about. However, the discussion shouldn't be avoided because it's important that we prepare for the sake of our spouses, our children, our relatives, and our close friends. Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast we are talking with Neal Frankle, a Certified Financial Planner with unique insight into the financial side of death.

This fascinating discussion will help you look at your death (and near-death) in a different way and give you the tools you need to move forward with the planning of your finances. This interview, like all of our BiggerPockets Podcasts, is full of real-world, actionable content without all the hype.

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Commercial real estate is a powerful way to build and sustain wealth - yet is often feared or misunderstood by real estate investors. Luckily, on today's podcast, we are excited to have a man who's professional life is dedicated to teaching investors the ins and outs of commercial real estate investing, Frank Gallinelli. Frank is a best selling author, business owner, and real estate professor who definitely knows his stuff.

This interview contains some powerful key metrics, data, and tools you'll need if you ever plan on investing in anything more than a single family home. This interview, like all of our BiggerPockets Podcasts, is full of real-world, actionable content without all the hype.

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In today's show we talk with Brian Burke, a house flipper and real estate investor from Northern California with a fantastic story and fascinating business model.

Two days ago, Brian wrote a wildly popular article on the BiggerPockets Blog titled, "Anatomy of the Grand Slam: How I Made $800,000 on One Flip" where he talked about flipping a large apartment complex using a combination of hard money and private capital he raised. In today's Podcast, we're going to look more in-depth at how Brian got started, the strategies he uses to flip over 100 houses per year, and how you can use the same techniques that he does to raise money for your next real estate deal.

Last week, the BiggerPockets Podcast reached #6 on the Top Business Podcasts in all of iTunes. This is an enormous honor and we want to just take a minute to thank everyone who has taken time to listen on iTunes or leave a review. As of today, we are up to 49 Five Star Reviews. If you haven't yet left us a review and want to help us out, please click here to leave a review in your iTunes player.


On today's show we talked with Karen Rittenhouse from KarensPerspective.com - an active real estate investor, author, trainer, and all-around great gal. Karen's started investing in 2005 and has acquired well over 150 properties during her investing career. On this podcast, she shares with us exactly how she did it, and how you can use the same strategies to begin (or improve) your investing career.