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Archive of Brandon Turner

Brandon Turner (G+) is the BiggerPockets.com Senior Editor and Community Director. He is also an Active Real Estate Investor (Flips, Apartments, and Buy-and-Hold), Entrepreneur, World Traveler, Third-Person Speaker, and Husband. Come hang out with him on Twitter!

Brandon has written 192 articles for The BiggerPockets Blog.


Podcast

BP Podcast 066: Flips, Apartments, & Protecting Yourself From Professional Tenants with Michael Blank

by Brandon Turner April 17, 2014
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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 […]

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Podcast

BP Podcast 065: Creative Investing, Mistakes, and Bulletproof Vests with Wendell De Guzman

by Brandon Turner April 10, 2014
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On today’s show we talk with a real estate investor who started with no money – and has done well over 100 deals using a variety of creative methods to finance his deals with little to no money out of pocket (including a $6 million dollar deal!) Wendell De Guzman from the Chicago area tells […]

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Real Estate Marketing

The Ultimate Guide to Using Direct Mail Advertising to Grow Your Real Estate Business

by Brandon Turner April 9, 2014
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Last week I received a car key in my mailbox.  The key looked different… it had no grooves in the side, just smooth. Furthermore, the key was attached to a  brightly colored postcard that claimed “You’ve Won!” Did it have my attention? Of course! I had to continue reading, despite the fact that I knew […]

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Podcast

BP Podcast 064: 50 Units in 5 Years while Working a Full Time Job with Josh Sterling

by Brandon Turner April 3, 2014
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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 […]

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Real Estate

The Best (and Worst) US Real Estate Rental Markets in 2014

by Brandon Turner April 1, 2014
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Today RealtyTrac released a new report that shows the best and worst rental markets in America by county. Although there appears to be good and bad markets in all parts of the nation, perhaps unsurprisingly, the vast majority of the best markets appear to be concentrated throughout the Midwest, while the worst markets tend to […]

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Podcast

BP Podcast 063: Automating Your Investing, Long Distance Rehabs and Spec Building with J Scott

by Brandon Turner March 27, 2014
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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 […]

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Real Estate

The Real Key to Success is Cheating. Here’s How (and Why) To Cheat…

by Brandon Turner March 26, 2014
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Remember that kid you used to play games with who always cheated? Whether it was poker, Monopoly, Pogs, homework – whatever – he/she use to cheat. (Maybe that kid was you?) Cheating is looked down on by a lot of people… and rightly so. Cheating in games: bad… no one will like you. Cheating on […]

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Podcast

BP Podcast 062: Managing Tenants For Maximum Profit & Minimal Stress with Phil Dwyer

by Brandon Turner March 20, 2014
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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 […]

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Real Estate

Reader Question: “Should I Buy This Triplex?” (A Real Life Case Study)

by Brandon Turner March 16, 2014
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Today I received a private message from a BiggerPockets colleague (we’ll call him Jake) that asked a very good question about a potential property he was looking at. Rather than try to summarize, let me just show you the message: I wrote out a rather lengthy response and then decided this would make a really […]

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Opinion

Let’s Get One Thing Straight About “Waldo…” (A Follow Up to my Debate with Ben)

by Brandon Turner March 14, 2014
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If you listened to the most recent BiggerPockets Podcast episode with my good friend Ben Leybovich (If not… click here and listen) you’ll recognize the word “Waldo” being tossed around quite frequently. For those who don’t remember, “Waldo” is the nickname Ben Leybovich gave my recent triplex that I talked about in How I Found, […]

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Podcast

BP Podcast 061: How to Succeed in Multifamily Investing – A Unique Conversation with Josh, Brandon, and Ben

by Brandon Turner March 13, 2014
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Change is good, right? 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 […]

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Real Estate

How to Buy a Rental Property in the Next 90 Days (With Bonus PDF!)

by Brandon Turner March 8, 2014
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I was sitting down for dinner with a friend the other night and he said to me “Brandon, I want to buy my first property but there is so much information out there. I just want to see the whole process, neatly outlined, so I know my step by step plan.” And I thought “Isn’t’ […]

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Podcast

BP Podcast 060: From 0 to 68 Rental Units in Just Four Years with Serge Shukhat

by Brandon Turner March 6, 2014
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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 […]

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Podcast

BP Podcast 059: Mastering Multiple Real Estate Investing Niches and Getting Started with Paul Tschetter

by Brandon Turner February 27, 2014
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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… […]

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Real Estate

How to Find Cheap Houses for Sale: 10 Tips for Smart House Shopping

by Brandon Turner February 26, 2014
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“Cheap.” That’s what I told my agent when she asked me what kind of house I was interested in buying. I was 21 years old and looking for my first home;  I knew nothing about real estate, but I knew one thing: I wanted to buy a cheap house. At the time I was making barely […]

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