BiggerPockets Podcast 071: Finding Great Deals and Getting Started as a Wholesaler with Phillip Vincent

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On today’s episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we have Phillip Vincent, an acquisition specialist who hails from the St. Louis, Missouri area.  Phillip is part of a large real estate investment firm, handling all the ins and outs of getting properties under contract. This week’s podcast goes into great detail on how to interact with distressed homeowners, how to generate leads from the high-end price points  and walks you through the best way to handle Probate leads.

Additionally, Phillip is particularly knowledgeable in wholesaling and shares excellent insight on exactly what you need to do to get started in real estate, ethically. This is an action-packed show, so let’s get into it!

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  • Powerful and unique lead generation
  • The benefits of having a real estate team
  • How to flip a $1,000 house
  • How to actually purchase in high-end markets
  • How Phillip lost $200,000 on a spec build
  • Time Capsule Homes and why they make great investments
  • Using SEO and PPC to get deals
  • A snapshot of the life of  an Acquisition Specialist
  • Why marketing doesn’t really cost you any money…
  • How to leverage wholesalers and newbies for lead generation
  • The importance of being ethical when wholesaling
  • How to network effectively
  • And a whole lot more!

Links Mentioned

Books Mentioned in the Show

Tweetable Topics

“In real estate, don’t buy weird.” (Tweet This!)

“Find people in your market that have too many leads and simply go help them with those leads.” (Tweet This!)

Connect with Phillip

About Author

Thanks for checking out the BiggerPockets Real Estate Investing & Wealth Building Podcast. Hosts Joshua Dorkin & Brandon Turner strive to bring top-notch educational content and interviews to our listeners -- without the non-stop pitch prevalent around the industry. With over 180,000 listeners per show, the BiggerPockets Podcast has become the biggest real estate podcast in the world. But don’t take our word for it. We’re the top-rated and reviewed real estate show on iTunes — check it out, read the reviews on iTunes, and get busy listening and learning!


  1. Another great podcast fellas, this company is CRUSHING it. How about we get the owner on next and pick his brain on his marketing.

    Phillip, talk about taking massive action. You’ve got a great story, thanks for sharing.

    As for my two cents I think if someone hustled around to get me a buyer at my price I would probably just say thank you. I mean I would NEVER sign a contract with a wholesaler BEFORE he had a buyer.

    Thanks for these podcasts, they are a terrific resource.

  2. @Cal C

    SEO > search engine optimization (how to get your website to the top of a google search)

    PPC > pay per click (paying for advertising space on google)

  3. Another great podcast. It’s like taking a free real estate class each week. But Phillip didn’t hear Brandon’s great question. “How do you know how much equity is in a house?” Is there a county website I could visit?

  4. Michael O'Dea on

    Great podcast that opened up more than a few ideas for me. I found the line about “dealing with the most responsible child” to be a very valuable insight. Do you have any ideas on how to go about doing seller financing with estate sales or is it too difficult/complicated trying
    to get family members on the same page.

  5. Another Great Podcast!

    Really enjoyed this one as well. I too work for a growing company who buys, sells, rehabs, and wholesales properties. We are located in the DFW area. I had a couple questions for Philip. First I was wondering do you work any other jobs other than for the Real Estate company you work for now? Also do you do any marketing for yourself or does your company do all of the marketing, and you pick and choose your leads?

    I found this Podcast very motivational. I’m fairly young 22 and been working in this field for 2 years now. I’m looking to learn as much as possible, improve my closing percentages, and exploring multiple exit strategies.

  6. Hi Guys,

    Love the show. I’m new to the real estate investing and looking forward to it. I’m learning a tremendous amount on Bigger Pockets especially listening to your podcast.

    Quick question, why is it frowned upon to drive a luxurious car in the real estate business? Thank you!

    Kindest Regards,
    A.B Sirur

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