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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 224 articles for The BiggerPockets Blog.


Podcast

BP Podcast 084: Getting Started with Creative Finance and Designing Your Ideal Lifestyle With Chad Carson

by Brandon Turner August 21, 2014
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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 […]

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General Real Estate

12 Simple Tips For Beginner Real Estate Investors

by Brandon Turner August 16, 2014
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1. Don’t blindly listen to me or anyone else. What works for me isn’t always going to work for you. You are in a different market, with different skills, and have different resources. Do what works for you. 2. If you don’t know what works for you, keep reading and listening to podcasts until you […]

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Podcast

BP Podcast 083: Profitable Landlording with Integrity with Marcia Maynard

by Brandon Turner August 14, 2014
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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 […]

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Rental Properties

23 Totally Awesome Life Hacks for Landlords (To Save You Time, Stress, and Money!)

by Brandon Turner August 9, 2014
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Everyone loves a good “life hack,” right? Well, let’s first get on the same page about what a life hack is, for those born before 1985. A life hack is simply a tip, technique, or strategy designed to simplify or manage your time and resources more effectively. Life hacks can be found all across the […]

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Podcast

BP Podcast 082: From 0 to 800 Real Estate Deals with David Krulac

by Brandon Turner August 7, 2014
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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! Listen to […]

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Rental Properties

A Slow, Boring, Incredibly Awesome Strategy for Building Wealth Through Passive Real Estate Investing

by Brandon Turner August 2, 2014
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I want to apologize. You see, BiggerPockets has a LOT of information. Like, more than you could ever hope to read in your lifetime, and that’s growing every day.  Now, while that seems like a great thing (and it is) it does have a negative: shiny object syndrome.  And I’m part of the problem, with my […]

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Podcast

BP Podcast 081: Generating Real Estate Leads Through Direct Mail with Michael Quarles

by Brandon Turner July 31, 2014
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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 […]

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General Real Estate

How to Write the Perfect Elevator Pitch in Under 10 Minutes!

by Brandon Turner July 26, 2014
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(The following is an excerpt from the soon-to-be-released BiggerPockets book we keep talking about… it’s almost here!) THEM: “Hey Brandon… So what is it you actually do?” ME: “Well, I, uh… I invest in real estate… and… um… so… what about you, what do you do?” Ugh. It’s embarrassing just to type that, yet for […]

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Podcast

BP Podcast 080: Smart Rental Property Investing, Getting Your License, and Investing For Retirement with Jonna Weber

by Brandon Turner July 24, 2014
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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 […]

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Rental Properties

How to Buy a Duplex: The Ultimate Step by Step Guide

by Brandon Turner July 19, 2014
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This morning I received a Skype video message from my little brother Chris. He asked, “I want to buy a duplex, what is the first step? Do I get a real estate agent? Get pre-approved? What should I do?” Of course, I gave him a few resources to read that I had previously written, like How […]

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Podcast

BP Podcast 079: Low Income Landlording and Investing to Make a Difference with Michele and Bruce Fischer

by Brandon Turner July 17, 2014
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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 […]

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General Real Estate

Why Are So Many Real Estate Investors Going Bankrupt?

by Brandon Turner July 12, 2014
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They started investing in real estate 30 years ago… with so much hope for their future. A rental house here, a duplex there… and soon they had a rental portfolio anyone would be proud of. They actively managed their properties and worked to make sure they were operating at peak efficiency.  Several years ago both […]

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Podcast

BP Podcast 078: Quitting Your Job, Buy & Hold Investing, and Succeeding With High-End Rentals with Brie Schmidt

by Brandon Turner July 10, 2014
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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 […]

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Real Estate

Should I Invest in Real Estate?

by Brandon Turner July 5, 2014
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Real estate investing is not for the faint of heart. The television shows make real estate investing appear glamorous and thousands of books have been written on the topic all showcasing how awesome investing in real estate can be. However, although I believe anyone can invest in real estate, I don’t believe everyone should invest […]

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Podcast

BP Podcast 077: Negotiating Your Way to 1000 Wholetail Real Estate Deals with Michael Quarles

by Brandon Turner July 3, 2014
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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 […]

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