BiggerPockets Podcast 154: Finding Incredible Deals to Flip or Rent from 3,000 Miles Away with Bob Couture

BiggerPockets Podcast 154: Finding Incredible Deals to Flip or Rent from 3,000 Miles Away with Bob Couture

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Finding deals in your own backyard can be tough — but today we’re talking to a guest who finds incredible deals from across the country! Bob Couture joins us today to tell us his inspiring story of starting out with several “failed” flips, finding a partner, using crowdfunding, and much more. This show is jam packed with actionable tips and tricks for real estate investing, whether the deals are in your backyard or across the world!

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In This Episode We Cover:

  • BiggerPockets Podcast ArtworkWhere Bob is from and where he currently invests
  • Why Bob’s strategy is investing at a distance
  • The importance of a “boots on the ground” partnership
  • How he got started investing in real estate
  • The details of his first deal
  • How he became an accidental landlord
  • How to put properties under a blanket loan
  • How a bad deal can end up a great flip!
  • The number of flips he has done
  • Things to know when investing with a partner
  • How to set up a direct mail business
  • Who he is targeting in his marketing campaigns
  • Why you might hire people to do driving for dollars
  • His take on getting a real estate license
  • How to find people you can trust
  • Tips for overcoming the fear of starting out
  • How he inspects properties
  • Tips for making deals over the phone
  • How he finances deals
  • A discussion on crowdfunding
  • And SO much more!

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