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

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

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Ken Corsini

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 houses in Metro Atlanta since 2005.

With over 15 years of experience in the real estate industry, Ken has expanded his original flipping business into multiple independent real estate businesses, including Red Barn Real Estate, with over 180 agents in Metro Atlanta across four offices; Red Barn Construction, a custom home-building company specializing in modern farmhouses across North Atlanta; Red Barn Renovations, a full-service renovation company; Black Oak Mortgage, a direct lending company based in Woodstock, Georgia; and InvestorSumo, a technology company focusing on CRM and data needs for real estate investors.

Having been involved in thousands of transactions and having owned over 800 houses, multiple commercial and multifamily properties, and more, Ken brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the BiggerPockets community. He has authored over 100 blogs and currently hosts the “Best Deal Ever Show” on the BiggerPockets YouTube channel. He is also the host of the popular Deal Farm Podcast.

Ken is currently writing a book in conjunction with BiggerPockets called “Profit Like the Pros,” scheduled for release in Fall 2020.

He and his wife also run Roc.Star Kids, a non-profit organization focused on the needs of children and families in the fight against childhood cancer. For more information on this very personal cause, check out their story here.

In addition to HGTV and HGTV Magazine, Ken has been featured on The Today Show, People Magazine, The LA Times, Think Realty Magazine (cover), TV Insider, In Touch Weekly, Life and Style Magazine, The Wrap, The Atlanta Journal Constitution, UGA Today, US Chamber of Commerce, PopSugar, Entertainment Magazine, and a number of local periodicals.

Ken has a Business Degree from the University of Georgia and a Masters Degree in Building Construction from Georgia Tech.

Ken is currently licensed as a general contractor (commercial) in the state of Georgia.

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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).

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! 

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 […]