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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 231 articles for The BiggerPockets Blog.


Podcast

BP Podcast 087: How to Thrive After The Collapse of a Real Estate Empire with Nathan Brooks

by Brandon Turner September 11, 2014
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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 […]

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Real Estate Investing

Property Investment: 5 1/2 Tips for Success

by Brandon Turner September 6, 2014
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I was 12 years old when I took off my face. Okay, maybe it wasn’t my whole face, but it was a good section of skin covering my nose, forehead, and chin. And if it hadn’t been for that rock getting in the way of the wheel on the scooter I was riding, I would have […]

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Podcast

BP Podcast 086 – House Hacking Your Way to 97 Units (While Holding a Full Time Job!) with Cory Binsfield

by Brandon Turner September 4, 2014
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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 […]

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General Real Estate

The Simple Action No One Does That Will Make You A Millionaire

by Brandon Turner August 30, 2014
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What if I told you there was a simple,  almost guaranteed way to become a millionaire? No, this isn’t a late night informercial. This isn’t a system you can get for just $997.97.  This isn’t quick… and its not definitely easy. But it is VERY simple. Do I have your attention yet? Good. Because this […]

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Podcast

BP Podcast 085: Hybrid Investing, Long Distance Rentals, and Property Management with Mike McKinzie

by Brandon Turner August 28, 2014
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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 […]

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BiggerPockets News

The Ultimate Guide to Growing Your Business with BiggerPockets Keyword Alerts

by Brandon Turner August 27, 2014
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Have you ever missed out on an important event because someone forgot to tell you about it? It sucks. Sure, when it’s dirty Uncle Harry’s birthday party, it’s not such a big deal. However, when it’s an incredible real estate deal that perfectly matched what you were looking for or a local meetup of real estate […]

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General Real Estate

The 10 Best Real Estate Investments for Smart Real Estate Investors

by Brandon Turner August 23, 2014
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“Mom… which one of us kids is your favorite?” Admit it – if you have siblings, you probably asked that question of your mom at least once growing up. If you didn’t, you probably wanted to.  It’s a natural question for a child to ask because it plays off our competitive nature. We want to […]

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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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