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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 217 articles for The BiggerPockets Blog.


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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Rental Properties

12 Things I HATE About Landlording (with Gifs!)

by Brandon Turner June 28, 2014
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I was cruising around the BiggerPockets Forums today and I stumbled upon a thread started by Karen M. titled “Tell Me What You Hate About Landlording.” I thought it was a fascinating discussion – to see what some people consider the worst or best parts about Landlording. After all, we landlords tend to get into […]

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Podcast

BP Podcast 076: Growing Your Real Estate Company Into a $30 Million Dollar Business with Brian Burke

by Brandon Turner June 26, 2014
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Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast we are excited to welcome back Brian Burke, who we last talked to back in episode number 3. Brian is the owner of a large, successful real estate company headquartered in Santa Rosa, CA. Last time we sat down with Brian, he showed us how he got started investing in real estate, walking us through his first […]

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Podcast

BP Podcast 075: Mobile Home Investing and Getting Started With John Fedro

by Brandon Turner June 19, 2014
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Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast we are excited to welcome a guest who specializes in an aspect of real estate that no other guest has covered before! John Fedro is a mobile homes investor out of the Austin Texas area who introduces us to all the incredible opportunities that one can experience in the mobile home arena. If you’re someone asking yourself, “What type of real estate investing […]

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Rental Properties

How to Really Calculate Cash Flow on Your Next Rental Property

by Brandon Turner June 14, 2014
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When I was a kid, Duck Tales was one of my favorite TV shows. Each day after school I’d watch the adventures of Huey, Dewey, and Louie as they fought off the Beagle Boys who wanted good ‘ol Scrooge McDuck’s hard earned money. They always managed the thwart the efforts of the villains and save Scrooge’s money […]

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Podcast

BP Podcast 074: Buying My First Investment Property- A Newbie Podcast with Jordan, Jacob and Jeromie

by Brandon Turner June 12, 2014
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On today’s episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast – we’re going to change things up- again! This is our official 2nd newbie podcast and it’s probably our most fun show yet. Just like the last newbie podcast back on episode 25, all of our guest today are investors who are just starting out and who have recently finished their first deal. […]

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General Real Estate

10 Rules for Investing in Real Estate Without Looking Like an Idiot

by Brandon Turner June 7, 2014
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Sometimes I do stupid things. I can’t blame it on anyone else… it’s just me. Sometimes I’m just an idiot. I say the wrong thing at the wrong time and look foolish. I buy something awesome and expensive… and never use it (cough… my iPad.) I forget to call my family on their birthday. Dumb, I […]

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Podcast

BP Podcast 073: Investing in Rental Properties When Your Local Area is Too Expensive With Mehran Kamari

by Brandon Turner June 5, 2014
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Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast we are excited to welcome back a repeat guest coming to us from The Los Angeles area! We first met Mehran Kamari  in the newbie podcast back on show 025, where he took us through the process of his first out-of-state deal, and… well, a lot has happened since then! Since his last appearance, Mehran’s business […]

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