BiggerPockets Real Estate Podcast

How I’ve Made Over a Million Dollars Listening to Real Estate Podcasts

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I realize the title sounds too good to be true, but I can literally attribute over a million dollars in income directly back to real estate investing podcasts. Most everybody in this industry has come to recognize what an important role podcasts are playing in terms of putting out quality education and content for real estate investors. The platform is continuing to gain momentum (as evidenced by the success of Josh and Brandon's BiggerPockets podcast).

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That said, real estate investing podcasts have been around for years, and I was one of the early adopters of this medium. Over the years, I’ve listened to and developed relationships with guys like The Real Estate Guys and more recently, Matt Theriault. From interviews to live seminars to bus tours, these types of shows have created an enormous amount of education, but also an incredible opportunity to network with other investors.

For me, I’ve been able to capitalize on these podcasts in 3 main areas.

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Applying the Principles

If you’ve listened to a handful of podcasts, you’ll come to recognize common themes and principles that are discussed throughout. I know for me, listening to discussions on wealth creation over and over keeps me motivated to achieve my goals. It’s very easy to become complacent and lose sight of investing objectives, but when you put yourself on a consistent diet of motivating material, it’s much easier to keep the bigger picture in view.

Seizing the Opportunity to Network

I think one of the most important elements to a good podcast is the community of investors that naturally gets created as a result of the common interest. Some podcasters do a better job than others at creating this sense of community among listeners. Over the years, I've attended a number of educational seminars and bus tours that were hosted through different shows. In my opinion, this is really where the opportunity lies.

You can listen to all of the education in the world, but if you don’t take action, it’s essentially useless. Shows that facilitate networking between listeners, whether it’s an online forum or a live event, create some of the best opportunities to learn as well as invest. I have personally met hundreds of investors over the years through these types of events and can attest to the fact that real money can be generated as a direct result of these relationships.

Getting Involved

Along the same lines, the more you put into a podcast, the more you will get out of it. It’s taken years, but I have developed friendships with many of the hosts of these shows. As a result, I’ve had the privilege of being interviewed, speaking at events, hosting bus tours, etc. Contrary to what some assume, most podcast hosts are very approachable and willing to get to know their listeners on a personal level. Like any relationship, these types of connections are cultivated over time, but can reap tremendous reward if made in a genuine manner.

Technology and the way information is disseminated has evolved so rapidly over the last decade. With minimal barriers to entry, real estate investors can reach a large audience of peers through platforms such as podcasting. This ability to share knowledge and information as well as connect to other like-minded investors has created an environment where we can quickly learn and create opportunities to invest.

I can personally attest to the fact that this medium works and absolutely creates opportunities for income — so much so that I actually recently launched my own podcast (Deal Farm) in an effort to help others do the same. To me, education and inspiration are important, but creating opportunities to put those lessons into practice are just as important.

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Ultimately, you are going to get out what you put in. Whether or not you listen to real estate podcasts, it’s important to get your education somewhere and then take the initiative to network with others and put your education into action!

Do you listen to podcasts regularly? Has this helped you grow your investing business?

Let me know in the comments section below! 

Ken Corsini is a seasoned real estate investor and business owner based in Woodstock, Georgia. Ken is best known for his role on HGTV’s hit show “Flip or Flop Atlanta,” and has flipped over 800 hou...
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    Cordell M. Investor from Narvon, Pennsylvania
    Replied over 5 years ago
    I listened to ‘The Real Estate Guys’ for awhile also…on one of their shows they advocated listening to multiple podcasts, not only their own…my search following that recommendation is what led me to Bigger Pockets!
    Kurt Kwart Specialist from Atlantic City, NJ
    Replied over 5 years ago
    I listen to ‘The Real Estate Guys’ but they have had some shady guests and endorsements. I don’t trust them but am interested in what they have to say.
    George Waters Investor from Hicksville, New York
    Replied over 5 years ago
    I listen to bigger pockets and find it very useful. It sounds like a great idea to listen to others to stay motivated and keep interesting.
    William Randolph Investor from Hampton, VA
    Replied over 5 years ago
    Yes, I listen to about 7 or 8 real estate related podcast. Most are wholesaling based but there is always a nugget or 2 I get from each cast….even if it’s a “no, that ain’t for me!” That’s just as powerful as finding and solidifying your personal niche in the real estate world. If not thing more it’s keeps you immersed in the environment and keeps your mind dialed in and focus on what I call ‘deal vision’. Great idea!!!!
    Nasar Elarabi
    Replied over 5 years ago
    I always listen to podcast. I also have been interviewed on quite a few. I been telling people for years to tune in to podcast. They are a great educational source. I even listen to them when I am at the gym.. These things helped me stay full time after I got fired from my job in 2012.
    Jason Mittenzwey from Homestead, Pennsylvania
    Replied over 5 years ago
    Excellent article! I agree listening to podcasts has been a great resource for gaining knowledge. While bigger pockets was actually the first podcast I listened to, it has allowed me to venture out and listen to some of the guests podcasts such as Ben L. I look forward to learning and networking more based on this resource.
    Julia Rowling Real Estate Investor from Greenville, SC
    Replied over 5 years ago
    I couldn’t agree more! I love the BP podcast – have listened to all the shows in just a couple of months and have found them to be tremendously educational, entertaining and interesting. It’s great to get so many different points of view and to see the same principles running through the varied methodologies. I really appreciate everyone who takes the time to put together quality podcast content – it’s so helpful!
    Valerie Brown Real Estate Investor from Pomfret, MD
    Replied over 5 years ago
    Excellent article! I’ve learned so much from Bigger Pockets and have gotten out of my comfort zone by commenting on great articles like this one. I plan to become even more involved in the community and then pay it forward. Thanks for sharing!
    Chad Brumley from Edmond, Oklahoma
    Replied over 5 years ago
    I listen to a lot of podcasts on many different subjects. There is a lot to learn from podcasts. I really like what Ken said about taking action. “You can listen to all of the education in the world, but if you don’t take action, it’s essentially useless.”
    Aaron Ramm Investor from Marysville, WA
    Replied over 5 years ago
    I started listening to Rich Dad Radio on Stitcher and Stitcher recommended BP Podcast. I have a ton of drive time every day and I religiously listen to the BP Podcast, books on Audible (I have been playing 10X repeatedly in between the weekly BP Podcasts) and that’s about it! I used to listen to music in my car, not any more (unless my 10 year old daughter asks for music, then I cave)! I’m all about educating and motivating myself and listen to Podcasts that really connect with me over and over…..and over…..and again….and…..
    Anita Davidson Wholesaler from Cleveland, Ohio
    Replied about 5 years ago
    I have always known about podcasts, but just recently made it a significant part of my professional and personal development. I have listened to Ken’s podcast which has great info; I appreciated Ken pointing out the fact that those who multi-task are often less productive. This hit me like a ton of bricks!! I have also enjoyed Nasar’s podcast; I appreciate the wide variety of guests he hosts…newbies to experienced investors. Podcasts are definitely a vital tool…glad I’m finally on board!