BiggerPockets Podcast : Real Estate Investing and Wealth Building to Help You Get Bigger Pockets
Imagine you are friends with hundreds of real estate investors and entrepreneurs. Now imagine you can grab a beer with each of them and casually chat about failures, successes, motivations, and lessons learned. That’s what The BiggerPockets Podcast delivers. Co-hosted by BiggerPockets’ founder and CEO Joshua Dorkin and active real estate investor Brandon Turner, this podcast provides actionable advice from investors and other real estate professionals every week. The show won’t tell you how to “get rich quick” or sell you a course, boot camp, or guru system; instead, the BiggerPockets Podcast will give you real strategies that work for real people. Start listening and join the over 700k members who are learning to invest on BiggerPockets.
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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!
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!
Would your life be positively impacted by owning over 400 rental units? What if you could get there in under four years? On today’s show, we interview BiggerPockets contributor Sterling White, who has managed to do just that! Sterling shares how he started his entrepreneurial journey selling Pokemon cards and eventually worked his way up to owning over 150 single family properties (and several multifamilies as well). He also shares how he finds 90-100% of his properties OFF MARKET using a five-step system for finding and closing on them (so simple anyone can do it), as well as the script he uses when speaking directly to sellers. You don't want to miss his powerful secret for building rapport with potential leads (by sending a specific puzzle to them in the mail) and how he raises money to close on these properties. If you want to scale your business and want the blueprint for how to do it, don’t miss this powerful episode! In This Episode We Cover: How Sterling got into real estate, working for free just to learn Negotiating equity: What is it? Why you possibly shouldn’t go the wholesaling route The benefit of focusing on your strengths How to work with your family and friends and branching out from there How he finds deals—cold calls mixed with direct mail Why he sends Rubik’s cubes to prospects Tips for creating a network of investors by building a funnel What his team looks like And SO much more! Links from the Show: BiggerPockets Forums BiggerPockets Calculators BiggerPockets Events Mentor Better Business Bureau BiggerPockets Blog BiggerPockets Facebook Profile BiggerPockets Podcast 061: How to Succeed in Multifamily Investing – A Unique Conversation with Josh, Brandon, and Ben BiggerPockets Podcast 170: The Journey From Flipping Houses to Owning 1,470 Units with Andrew Cushman BiggerPockets Youtube Channel Upwork Fiverr ListSource Brandon’s Instagram David’s Instagram
Raise your hand if this describes you: You start working toward a new goal with excitement… only to watch it eventually fizzle out to nothing? If you’re human, it’s likely you’ve experienced this phenomenon. Why is it some goals are just so hard to accomplish, where others we seem to accomplish with ease? On today’s episode of The BiggerPockets Podcast, that’s exactly what you’ll discover. Diving deep into psychological research on goals, motivation, and time management, Brandon and David will pull back the curtain on how people set and accomplish big goals and give you a “GPS” toward changing your life forever. If there is one episode you listen to all year… let it be this one! In This Episode We Cover: The real estate G.P.S. system GOAL Specific Difficult Feedback Commitment Training your reticular activating system Make sub goals Reward yourself for small wins PLAN Why humans need processes and steps Lead measures vs. leg measures Learn the L.A.P.S. system on finding deals Keystone habits SCHEDULE Schedule meet-ups Set the behavior, time, and location ACCOUNTABILITY Why you may want to join a group that meets weekly with clear structure And SO much more! Links from the Show GoBundance BiggerPockets Podcast 226: From “D-Student” to $400,000 in Annual Rental Property Cash Flow with David Osborn BiggerPockets Calculators Realtor.com James Clear BiggerPockets Events Goals Research Summary (Graphs) Brandon's Blog Posts StickK App
Are you looking to take your investing from casual to serious someday? Have you ever thought about what it would take to own thousands of units without having real estate run your life? Well, you’re in luck! On today’s show, we interview Monick Halm. Monick’s story will blow you away as she shares how she went from house hacking a duplex in L.A. to owning over one thousand units! Monick’s super simple system for finding others to partner with and invest in her deals has allowed her to scale without creating an overwhelming amount of work for herself. You’ll be amazed at Monick’s super simple formula for using the “three Cs” to find partners, her tips for raising private money naturally, and the effortless way she scales her investing. Do NOT miss her seven step criteria for choosing a new market and how to evaluate an area to find where it is in the market cycle (including which point you want to jump in at). Monick’s story is creative, encouraging, and inspiring to investors of all levels. Don’t miss out on this show filled with practical advice today! In This Episode We Cover: How Monick bought at worst time to get into real estate How she partnered on her first house with a friend and each lived in one side (unique and creative house hacking technique) How she met Robert Helms of the Real Estate Radio podcast and it changed her thinking Her “Three C” system for evaluating potential partners to work with: Character Commitment Capacity Her 7 criteria for choosing a market to invest in: Population growth Job growth Diversified economy Landlord friendly Business friendly In the right part of the market cycle (rising market) Familiarity How she ramped up her business by getting into syndication Why finding “business friendly” markets will help ensure you have a healthy tenant pool The four stages to a market cycle (and which one you want to look for when deciding when to jump in) How she developed land to create an awesome RV park to satisfy a market with massive rental demand And SO much more! Links from the Show BiggerPockets Forums Become a Guest at the BiggerPockets Podcast The Real Estate Guys Radio Flip or Flop (TV Series) Secrets of Successful Syndication
Are you interested in retiring early with real estate but don’t want to manage hundreds of properties to do so? Today’s guest has managed to travel to 54 countries in the last three years after retiring in his 30s by owning just FIVE properties. Brad Dantonio shares exactly how he reached financial independence at such a young age by focusing on three unique skill sets (and how you can, too). In this episode, you’ll learn how Brad has created “time wealth,” how he tracks every expense he has, and how he achieved the equivalent of a four-year degree while sitting in Houston traffic! Brad also gives us the three tips he shares with young people (including how to take your journaling to a whole new level), how he forever changed his relationship to fear, and how learning the art of delaying gratification at a young age gave him an advantage over his competition for life! Brad has a fantastic story of overcoming adversity as a young child and using his setbacks as fuel to create the system he used to retire early and live the life of his dreams. If you want to use real estate to live your best life, this is an episode you don’t want to miss! In This Episode We Cover: How Brad got into real estate How he increased his income every year for 13 years because he was fanatical about self-development How journaling impacted his life The story of him selling his software to make money and using it to to buy houses How he ended up self studying about negotiation and sales His offensive and defensive techniques on living less and earning more The value of tracking expenses Why he thinks he's wealthier than billionaires through the concept of time wealth And SO much more! Links from the Show BiggerPockets Forums BiggerPockets Meetup and Events BiggerPockets Webinars My Fitness Pal My Body Tutor Toshl How Does it Feel to be Rich? (Blog) BiggerPockets Store MBA562 Guest Teacher: Brandon Turner- How to (Finally) Write a Wicked-Awesome Book in 100 Days or Less (Podcast Episode) A Simple 4-Step Process for Writing Your First Book in 100 Days (Blog) Connect with BiggerPockets Publishing SalesForce Amazon
#304: Using Incredible Strength of Mindset to Succeed Despite Overwhelming Obstacles With Nick Santonastasso
If you’re looking to have your mind completely blown and walk away feeling like you can and WILL do anything, this show is for you! Today’s guest is inspirational figure, fitness model, and Vine sensation Nick Santonastasso. Nick shares his personal story and holds nothing back, describing how he’s overcome the difficulties of being born with Hanhart syndrome and the incredible mindset he’s developed along the way that led to him meeting Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, becoming an online viral sensation (and scaring a character from The Walking Dead as a zombie), climbing a mountain despite the absence of three limbs, and more! Nick shares tons of actionable steps for overpowering fear, overcoming and adapting to any environment, harnessing the power of gratitude, and more than we can list here! If you’ve ever been stuck in a personal rut and want to find a way to establish a mindset that ALL real estate investors should be adopting, listen to this episode and share it with someone you love! Links from the Show BiggerPockets Forums BiggerPockets Webinars David’s Instagram Brandon’s Instagram BiggerPocket's Instagram
Are you a little tired of hearing about all the “successes” of real estate investors and wondering how realistic this is in the real world? Well, on today’s show, Brandon and David share the 10 biggest mistakes they’ve made in their investing careers—warts and all! Let’s be honest—real estate isn’t all sunshines and rainbows. Mistakes happen! In this episode, we cover WHY investors often sabotage their own success and what can be done to overcome this! You’ll learn how to avoid massaging your numbers to force a bad deal through, how to guard against getting ripped off by contractors, how to hire the RIGHT team members to help you succeed, and how to fire the wrong ones! We also cover the high cost of analysis paralysis and how to move past it, how to choose the right market for yourself, and the mistake that cost David $5,000—simply because he didn’t understand how inspection periods work in different states. If you want to see the real story behind real estate investing, including the stuff that often isn’t talked about, don’t miss your chance for some authentic, honest transparency from two experienced investors! Links from the Show BiggerPockets Forums BiggerPockets Webinars BiggerPockets Podcast BiggerPockets Contractors BiggerPockets Loans BiggerPockets Analysis Tools Biggerpockets File Place How to Buy Real Estate & Build Your Portfolio Fast! ("The Stack!")
Ever had an interest in house flipping but felt you needed help getting started? Today’s show covers that exact topic! Cory Nemoto is an extremely humble but successful house flipper in Hawaii who is CRUSHING the game. On today’s show, Cory shares his personal strategies for keeping his pipeline full of great deals, what strategies he uses to make a MINIMUM of 100k on each deal, how he partners with new investors to make everyone money, and his brilliant strategies for building relationships with those most likely to build his business. You do not want to miss Cory’s unique strategy for using “Dequity” that he uses to get deals brought to him before anyone else! Cory has been so successful flipping houses in Hawaii that he’s moved his system to Seattle where he’s crushing it there too-all using very simple strategies built on relationships and creating win-win scenarios. If you’re looking for a can’t-miss strategy to build a profitable house flipping business, this is one you don’t want to miss! Links from the Show BiggerPockets Forums BiggerPockets Webinars BiggerPockets Events BiggerPockets Podcast 189: 500 Deals, the $100,000 Wholesale Paycheck, & the Systems That Make it Work with Tarl Yarber
Looking to get started investing but don’t have millions of dollars and notice there’s not a lot of opportunity in your market? Well, this is the episode for you! Today’s guest is a long-distance investor who uses the BRRRR strategy to buy fixer-upper properties in other states, then refinances to use the money to buy more deals! Alex Felice shares his valuable insights on his criteria for analyzing deals, how he builds his out of state team, and why he’ll never look at a property in person! You won’t want to miss Alex’s strategies for overcoming the fear of investing long distance, as well as his plan for living broke on purpose and how he combines long-distance investing with the BRRRR method to build a portfolio that scales! Alex is a high-energy individual who is passionate about taking action and building the future he wants. Don’t miss your chance to learn from what he’s accomplished, and start making progress building your own portfolio now! Links from the Show BiggerPockets Forums BiggerPockets Landlord Forms Zillow Trulia How I Analyzed a Deal in 5 Minutes (& Bought it Before Anyone Else Could) (blog) The Secret to Unlocking Bank Financing The highest return on investment you can make - Best Investment Books (blog)
#300: How to Invest in Real Estate—The Ultimate Show for Getting Started with Josh Dorkin, Brandon Turner, and 11 Rockstar Investors
What is the best way to get started investing in real estate? The problem with this question is that there are SO many different pieces of advice. That’s why we’re excited to bring you one of the most unique episodes of the BiggerPockets Podcast we’ve ever had. In this episode, Josh Dorkin is back—and he and Brandon deliver a series of interviews with some of the past guests from the BiggerPockets Podcast, including David Greene, Kenyon Meadows, Andrew Cushman, Arianne Lemire, Darren Sager, Ryan Murdock, Tim Shiner, Anson Young, Zeona McIntyre, and Ben Leybovich. Links from the Show BiggerPockets Forums BiggerPockets Store BiggerPockets Webinar BiggerPockets Events BiggerPockets Money Podcast
Would you like to invest in real estate but lack the capital? In this powerful episode of The BiggerPockets Podcast, Brandon and David dive deep into the topic to cover four unique strategies for building a real estate empire using other people’s money. In addition, you’ll learn why creative finance is SO important (even for experienced investors,) why equity is far more important than a down payment, and how to combine multiple strategies into one magnificent deal! This is an episode where you may learn more about real estate investing than you have in the last year, so don’t miss your chance for a content packed, highly valuable episode with Brandon and David sharing the tips THEY’VE USED to build real estate wealth themselves! Links from the Show BiggerPockets Forums BiggerPockets Podcast 264: Gary Vaynerchuk on Finding Deals Through Social Media & Crushing It as an Entrepreneur BiggerPockets Store BiggerPockets Hard Money Lenders BiggerPockets Money Podcast Scott Trench's BiggerPockets Profile Mindy Jensen's BiggerPockets Profile GoBundance Pinterest