Personal Development

Interview with House Flipper & Real Estate Rehabber: Tom Tarrant

Expertise: Real Estate Marketing, Personal Development, Real Estate News & Commentary, Mortgages & Creative Financing, Real Estate Investing Basics, Landlording & Rental Properties, Flipping Houses, Personal Finance, Business Management
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Tom TarrantTom Tarrant is a real estate rehabber or house flipper, and one of the top real estate investing bloggers out there. In our interview with Tom (30:44 minutes), we get into topics including real estate blogging, building credibility, how your blog can be used to increase dealflow, rehabbing strategies, picking the right house, a unique rehab niche strategy – functional obsolescence, rehabbing criteria, how/why an owner could/should act as their own general contractor, finding a great contractor, numbers and margins, and much more. This interview is chock full of tips for those people interested in flipping houses . . . you don’t want to miss it!

Don’t forget to check Tom’s blog, TomTarrant.com, and be sure to follow him on Twitter.

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Joshua Dorkin is a serial entrepreneur, investor, podcaster, publisher, educator, and co-author of How to Invest in Real Estate. He started BiggerPockets to help democratize the real estate investing landscape for himself and others, aiming to make it accessible for everyone, regardless of income or education. Today, BiggerPockets is the premier real estate investing website online with over one million members and reaching over 70 million people with the message of financial freedom through real estate investing. Joshua, along with his wife and three daughters, make their home in Denver, Colorado, and spend any time they can traveling, exploring, and adventuring. Read more about Joshua’s story in 5280 and Inc.com.

    Bilgefisher
    Replied about 8 years ago
    Josh, Thanks for doing this interview. For those of us who have been following Tom’s blog for awhile, its nice to see the interview. Tom’s renovations are simply incredible. Jason
    John Evan Miller
    Replied about 8 years ago
    This is seriously one of the most informative interviews that I have seen on real estate in a very long time. Thanks to Tom for the interview and providing stellar information for those in the real estate arena. Great post.
    Anonymous
    Replied about 8 years ago
    Thanks Josh and Tom…great interview.
    Joshua Dorkin
    Replied about 8 years ago
    Thanks for the comments, guys. I’m glad you all found the interview to be valuable.
    Joshua Dorkin
    Replied about 8 years ago
    Thanks for the comments, guys. I’m glad you all found the interview to be valuable.
    Mike Z
    Replied about 8 years ago
    Tom you are the man!!! Nice work Good Investing
    Tom Tarrant
    Replied about 8 years ago
    Thanks for the support you guys, the reason I share so much is seeing others benefit from it. Its great doing what you love and surrounding yourself with like minded people, what a great place Josh has set up here for us all the hang out: )
    Joshua Dorkin
    Replied about 8 years ago
    Thanks Tom! BiggerPockets is a pretty incredible resource . . . thanks for being a part of it.
    Brooks Conkle
    Replied about 8 years ago
    Enjoyed the video – great hearing tips from a master rehabber – good reminder to remember that the neighbors are important – it’s easy to get caught up in comps and only comps – thanks again!
    Sean Ceschia
    Replied about 8 years ago
    Thanks Tom and Josh Great Interview and good info.
    Sean Ceschia
    Replied about 8 years ago
    Thanks Tom and Josh Great Interview and good info.
    Luis
    Replied about 8 years ago
    I’ll be one to attest that Tom has taken the time to exchange a few emails with me and is most gracious sharing his knowledge. I have been following his blog for a while and he was one of the persons that inspired me and gave me the confidence to give house flipping a try. I am now on House #7 and loving it! The kind of rehabbing that I have learned from Tom is not the “paint and carpet” kind but the one about being proud of what you do and that if that house is going to have your name on it, it will be done right. It’a amazing what can be learned through this site and blogs like Tom’s. Without these resources I would have never even dared to give this business a try…keep up the great work.
    HausZwei
    Replied about 8 years ago
    Great interview. I am doing my first 2 deals, both are in exactly the areas Tom mentioned, close to the city, changing demos in n’hood. these 1950’s atomic ranch style homes. Half way completed and numbers are looking good, but still have that pit in the stomach. Feel much better are seeing this interview.
    Nakeya Womack
    Replied almost 8 years ago
    Great info Tom, thank you so much!! I myself am a wholesaler and I am working my way to the rehabber side of the business. I love to know how my Investors think and what EXACTLY they are looking for in a deal!! Great info thank you so much again!!!